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Bitcoin started with all men. Now cryptocurrencies are opening to women.

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Something new is happening in the world of cryptocurrencies. The roughly $460 billion digital currency world, spawned eight years ago from the almost exclusively male domain of bitcoin, is starting to open to women. Four out of 30 of the largest initial coin offerings this year...


Business

Mentally ill, drug-addicted homeless pose challenge for city

Homeless Crisis on the Coast Toughest Cases

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless. It takes teams of outreach workers — building relationships with men and women struggling with addiction or untreated mental illness, prodding them to...


National

Mentally ill, drug-addicted homeless pose challenge for city

APTOPIX Homeless Crisis on the Coast Toughest Cases

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless. It takes teams of outreach workers — building relationships with men and women struggling with addiction or untreated mental illness, prodding them to...


Government

Why Do People Hate Obamacare, Anyway?

The Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” has roiled America since the day it was signed into law in 2010. From the start, the public was almost evenly divided between those who supported it and those who opposed it. They still are. The November monthly tracking poll from the Kaiser Family...


Business

The Latest: Investors cautious ahead of Fed announcement

Fed 3 Things To Watch For

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting (all times local): 4:50 a.m. World stock markets are subdued ahead of an expected interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve. The Fed is widely expected to raise on Wednesday its key interest rate for the third time...


State

Navajo Nation to soon implement an emergency alert system

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye says he has signed a contract to purchase software to implement an emergency system for Amber Alerts, wildland fires, hazardous waste spills, weather notification and road closures. The tribe had previously negotiated the use of New...


Business

3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

Fed 3 Things To Watch For

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the day when Janet Yellen will hold her final news conference as Federal Reserve chair, the Fed has left little doubt what it plans to do Wednesday: Raise its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year. The increase would be in line with the series of incremental rate...


Government

FBI agent removed from Russia probe called Trump an 'idiot'

Trump Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel’s investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign described him with insults like “idiot” and “loathsome human” in a series of text messages last year, according to copies of the messages released Tuesday....


State

Venezuelan judge orders Utah man be tried on weapons charges

Venezuela Jailed American

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan judge ruled Tuesday that a jailed American man must stand trial on weapons charges, dashing hopes of his family in Utah that he would be released and united with them for Christmas. The ruling, issued at a preliminary hearing to which the U.S. Embassy’s top...


State

US national parks to slash number of free days for visitors

National Parks Fees

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — National parks in the U.S. will sharply drop the number of days they allow visitors to get in for free, a move that was criticized by opponents of the parks’ plan to raise entrance costs at other times of the year. After waiving fees 16 days in 2016 and 10 days in 2017, the...


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