As Democrats prepare to take over the House, they want to fix Puerto Rico's debt once and for all
It’s been months since any politician or mainstream media outlet has reported in detail on Puerto Rico. But the situation on the island remains dire—socially, politically, and financially. In addition to the ongoing, extensive recovery from Hurricane Mar
The Latest: Pilot survives after plane crashes into ocean
HONOLULU (AP) - The Latest on a plane crash off the coast of Hawaii (all times local): 3:25 p.m. U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman Petty Officer Sara Muir says the pilot of an aircraft that crashed off Honolulu is in stable condition. She says the pilot was rescue
Tennessee court says teen victim of sex trafficking who defended herself deserves 51 years in prison
Fifty-one years in prison is the kind of justice you get if you are the 16-year-old survivor of sex trafficking that kills a much older man who solicits you for sex. Though Cyntoia Brown is clearly the victim in this scenario—a young woman who has expe
Congressional inquiries into the death of Roxsana Hernández in ICE custody continue to escalate
The congressional inquiries into the horrific death of Roxsana Hernández while in immigration custody continue to escalate, following Congress member Bennie Thompson’s letter to acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director Ronald Vitiello se
Republicans pressure IRS to audit more Americans making as little as $20,000 per year
One of the main jobs of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is to act as a collection agency. Like any collection agency, it is tasked with making sure that the monies coming in and out are lawfully accounted for.
The much-feared “auditing” that the IR
U.S. partners with Russia, Saudi Arabia to devalue latest scientific climate report
The battle to prevent further climate change is now being blocked unapologetically by the world's top three fossil fuel oligarchies: Saudi Arabia, Russia, and the United States. (That all three are headed by apparent criminals may or may not be coincidence.
Trump administration tries to rig Obamacare enrollments by hiding sign-up options
Enrollments in the Affordable Care Act through the federal marketplace are down significantly from previous years, and almost 12 percent from last year. With a deadline of December 15—this Saturday—looming, this is alarming.
As is a new Sunlight Foundati
The V8-powered open-wheeler is set to conduct a pre-Christmas test at Winton next week, which will mark the Supercars team's first hands-on experience running the car. The test will be run by both GRM and Borland Racing Developments, acting partly as a hand-o
United CEO: No more pilot training needed on new Boeing jet
DALLAS (AP) - The CEO of United Airlines says his pilots don't need any additional training on the new Boeing jet that is at the center of the investigation into a deadly crash in Indonesia. Oscar Munoz says that's because United's pilots are prepared to resp
Arkansas parks and tourism director leaving for Walmart job
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' parks and tourism director is leaving the agency to take a job with Bentonville-based Walmart. Gov. Asa Hutchinson's office announced Wednesday that Kane Webb is resigning as head of the state Department of Parks and Touris