Republicans to back Obama's student loan plan House Republicans are willing to give President Barack Obama a rare win, the chairman of the Education and Workforce Committee said Thursday in outlining a deal that would let college students avoid a costly hike on their student loans. More
Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
GOP boycotts health care advisory board House and Senate Republican leaders told President Barack Obama Thursday that they will refuse to nominate candidates to serve on an advisory board that is to play a role in holding down Medicare costs under the new health care act. More
Original ricin suspect was held despite evidence pointing to another man After keeping Elvis impersonator James Kevin Curtis in jail for a week, interrogating him while he was chained to a chair and turning his house upside down, federal authorities had no confession or physical evidence tying him to the ricin-laced letters sent to President Obama and other public officials. More
Obama signs legislation ending FAA furloughs President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to end furloughs of air traffic controllers. The furloughs stemmed from the automatic, across-the-board spending cuts that started taking effect in March. Millions of air travelers were affected recently by delayed flights across the country because of the furloughs. More
Rupee rises against dollar on reform hopes ahead of Budget - Livemint.com Photo: AFP Mumbai: The Indian rupee strengthened for the second day against the dollar on the hopes of strong economic measures in the... 07/2/2014 - 4:26 am | View Link
Bidding war hopes lift Club Med shares - Irish Times Club Med Surges to Five-Year High After $1.1 Billion Bonomi Bid - Bloomberg 07/1/2014 - 12:23 pm | View Link
France's Sarkozy faces corruption probe in blow to comeback hopes - Chicago Tribune French Ex-President Sarkozy Said to be Held for Questioning - New York Times 07/1/2014 - 10:53 am | View Link
High hopes for university's first film to go abroad [China Daily: ... - TMC Net High hopes for university's first film to go abroad [China Daily: ... - TMC Net 07/1/2014 - 10:12 am | View Link
Germany and France end African hopes - Reuters Germany, France end African hopes, set up blockbuster quarters clash - Hindustan Times 07/1/2014 - 6:53 am | View Link
China's higher factory activity raises hopes of stronger growth By Aileen Wang and Jungmin Jang BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - China continues to show signs of an economic revival as its factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in five months in May, raising some hopes across the region that Beijing's targeted measures to bolster growth are having an impact. China's official Purchasing Managers' Index, which is geared towards bigger, state-owned firms, rose ... 06/2/2014 - 2:36 am | View Link
US prisoner swap ignites criticism, hopes for peace talks The dramatic deal to free soldier Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for Taliban prisoners ignited criticism after the insurgents' leader declared a "big victory", but also raised hopes for peace as the US prepares to leave Afghanistan. Washington has defended the swap as critical to saving Bergdahl's life, as his health had deteriorated sharply after five years spent as the only US soldier held captive ... 06/2/2014 - 12:05 am | View Link
Parker hopes to be ready for Heat San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker has a sprained ankle but hopes to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday, according to Yahoo Sports. 06/1/2014 - 2:42 pm | View Link
Aussie tennis start up hopes to Smash it A new tennis bracelet is in the works, but it's not made of diamonds. Smash founder Rob Crowder hopes to raise the funds necessary to launch his product. 05/30/2014 - 11:52 am | View Link
Hunter-Reay hopes to keep rolling in Motor City Ryan Hunter-Reay recalls rooting for the Andrettis and Unsers when he was growing up in South Florida, hoping an American would win the races he watched on TV. ''I've always been patriotic,'' he said Thursday along the banks of the Detroit River. Now, Hunter-Reay hopes he can give kids in the United States someone to cheer for in open-wheel auto racing. Soon, he will get two chances to sustain ... 05/29/2014 - 8:07 pm | View Link
Adams hopes to keep star men Relegation out of the Premier League has already cost Norwich the services of Robert Snodgrass, with the winger stepping back up with Hull City. A second tier standing has also alerted a number of clubs to the possible availability of other key men, such ... 07/29/2014 - 1:22 am | View Link
Coronation Street spoilers: Charlie Lawson slams Jim’s bank robbery storyline & hopes for a full return! Charlie Lawson is about to make a brief Coronation Street return as his character, Jim McDonald ends up sharing a prison with the recently arrested Peter Barlow – but according to the actor his character shouldn’t even be inside! The actor, whose ... 07/29/2014 - 1:17 am | View Link
Eric Clapton Says He Hopes JJ Cale Tribute Album Will Introduce Fans "to the Way He Made Things Sound" Eric Clapton‘s star-packed JJ Cale tribute album, The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale, hits stores today. Joining Clapton on the collection of compositions by the late Oklahoma-based singer/songwriter are Tom Petty, Mark Knopfler, Willie Nelson and ... 07/29/2014 - 12:02 am | View Link
Jon Lester trade rumors: David Ortiz hopes he stays with Boston Red Sox The Boston Red Sox may hold the biggest trading chip as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline rapidly approaches and the fate of left-handed starting pitcher Jon Lester remains murky. Lester may be the biggest name to move at or around the deadline ... 07/28/2014 - 12:25 pm | View Link
Boones Mill hopes to add more economic development “Everybody, you wouldn't believe the people that's come by here since the news has come out. We've just had a constant flow of people that's come out to look at the depot; a lot of interest,” said town council member Mike Smith. The interest is what ... 07/28/2014 - 9:38 am | View Link
High Hopes Stamps We have a Challenge every other Tuesday beginning at 7am EST. You MUST use a High Hopes Stamp in order to enter the Challenge. You are welcome to combine your entry ... 07/24/2014 - 5:45 am | View Link
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED | The History The US Government HOPES ... Contains articles about a number of conspiracies, with a focus on the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, and the ensuing "War on Terrorism". 07/23/2014 - 8:48 pm | View Link
Hope Hope is an optimistic attitude of mind based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large. As a verb ... 07/23/2014 - 5:42 pm | View Link
HIGH HOPES LYRICS "High Hopes" Lyrics by Pink Floyd: Beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young In a world of magnets and miracles Our thoughts... 07/23/2014 - 6:36 am | View Link
Hopes and Dreams Bridal | Bridal Shops Ottawa | Home Hopes and Dreams Bridal is Ottawa’s wedding specialist, offering a wide selection of bridal gowns, bridesmaid’s dresses and accessories at affordable prices. 07/22/2014 - 3:34 pm | View Link
By Mary Papenfuss
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The head of San Francisco’s Erotic Service Providers Union has been a sex worker for 24 years — and “I hope to be doing it for another 24,” says Maxine Doogan.
But she dreams of a future when she won’t be treated like a criminal and could earn a little respect in the city that launched the fight for sex worker rights 41 years ago.
Calls by Bay Area sex workers for decriminalizing “consensual” prostitution have been spurred anew following the FBI seizure of a West Coast sex services website that prosecutors say hooked up clients with prostitutes and which sex workers saw as a vital forum to screen dangerous clients.
The shutdown in June of website myredbook.com left local sex workers scrambling for business and worried about their safety.
By Paul Carsten
BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese regulator said on Tuesday it is conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft Corp over its Windows operating system, in the latest in a growing number of competition probes that have unnerved Western firms in China.
China’s State Administration for Industry & Commerce (SAIC) was also investigating a Microsoft vice president and senior managers, and had made copies of the firm’s financial statements and contracts, the agency said on its website.
It said Microsoft, which has struggled to make inroads in China due to rampant piracy, had not fully disclosed information about Windows and its Office software suite.
Microsoft is one of the biggest U.
Do you feel dovish most of the time but suddenly hawkish when it comes to Israel? Are you critical of the Democrats for being too centrist but supportive of Likud? Do your liberal ideas apply to every issue except for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
If you answered yes to the questions above, you may be a PEP (Progressive Except on Palestine).
But you are not alone!
The U. S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Pamela Harris to the Fourth U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Harris fills a vacancy on the court created when Judge Andre Davis took senior status in February. The Fourth Circuit is based and more »
The Fiscal TimesSenate to vote on highway money as deadline loomsThe Detroit NewsWashington — The Senate is set to take up legislation to keep federal highway money flowing to states, with just three days left before the government plans to start slowing down payments. The House passed a $10.8 billion bill last week that would pay for