From Utah, Evan McMullin calls for 'new conservative movement'

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McMullin’s stunning ascent into relevancy has everyone asking: Who is this guy?...


Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in workplace shooting

Workplace Shooting

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A current or former employee shot one person to death and wounded three others before apparently killing himself at a rail car plant in Virginia early Tuesday, authorities said. Officers responded to a report of an active shooter just after 6 a.m. at FreightCar America, located...


Big Pharma fights 'tooth and nail' against California drug vote

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. Drugmakers are becoming increasingly vocal in fighting a California ballot proposition on drug prices, concerned that the more $100 million in funding raised by lobbies opposing the initiative won’t be enough to stop it. “We’re fighting that tooth and nail,” said John...


Stocks fall as earnings hit consumer names like Whirlpool

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slipping Tuesday as corporate earnings dominate the news and consumer companies like athletic apparel maker Under Armour and appliance maker Whirlpool absorb their largest losses in years. However strong results for household goods maker Procter & Gamble are sending...


Christie aide says icing mayor part of 'company mentality'

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. A former top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said mistreating a mayor who displeased her boss was part of the “company mentality” that she adopted in an office where she lived in fear of the governor’s angry rebukes. Bridget Anne Kelly, who is on trial in the George...


Anger still flares after judge OKs Volkswagen emissions deal

Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge approved the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history Tuesday, giving nearly half a million Volkswagen owners the choice between selling their cars back or having them repaired so they don’t cheat on emissions tests and spew excess pollution. U.S....


8 charged in theft of 23,000 Apple iPhones at Miami airport

MIAMI (AP) — Eight people have been charged in the theft of 23,000 Apple iPhones using a disguised tractor-trailer to steal the cargo at Miami International Airport. The FBI said in a news release Tuesday that the suspects were arrested in the Miami area. They face conspiracy to possess stolen...


'It's my decision': Woman is auctioning off her virginity to help her family

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Of the 20 or so women who work at the Kit Kat Ranch, one of Nevada’s legal brothels, Katherine Stone is the only virgin. The 21-year-old has been living there since May, learning the ropes and entertaining “clients” - but not for sex. Instead, Stone is auctioning off...


Curses! Cubs-Indians World Series tickets cost on average $2,983

(c) 2016, Bloomberg. If you want a ticket to see the Chicago Cubs (or the Cleveland Indians) win their first World Series in 108 years (or 68 years), it’s going to cost you an appropriately historic amount of money. The matchup in this year’s Major League Baseball World Series -- the Cubs in...


Girls & autism: It can be subtle, or absent for some at risk

Autism In Girls

CHICAGO (AP) — Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that can mask the condition....


Election is stressing us out. And Facebook and Twitter aren't helping - at all.

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. A majority of both Republicans and Democrats say the 2016 election is a significant source of stress for them right now, according to a recent American Psychological Association poll. They should probably log off Facebook and Twitter. A new survey from the Pew...

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