Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky leaves the 2000 New York Magazine Awards, Dec. 4, 2000, at Studio 8H at Rockefeller Center in New York. Monica Lewinsky joined Twitter as part of an effort to raise awareness about cyberbullying.
Workers take the least amount of holidays in 40 years.
There’s no dispute retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi drove with three loaded guns in his truck into Mexico where firearms are illegal.
Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups.
A former aide to President Ronald Reagan is calling for southern states to secede from the union and form a new conservative nation called “Reagan” where citizens wouldn’t be forced to compromise on “traditional values” like marriage.
Early voting starts Thursday in North Carolina, even as the state has pushed to move early voting sites farther away from college campuses.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 464 IS fighters, 57 other militants and 32 civilians have died.
The U.S. Treasury Department says Islamic State militants are earning about $1 million a day just from black market oil sales.
The official who leads the department’s effort to undermine the group’s financial strength says IS also has taken in at least $20 million in ransom payments this year from kidnappings.
David Cohen, the Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, says the group takes in several million dollars a month from wealthy donors, and from extortion rackets and other criminal activities, such as robbing banks.
…a new study from the well-respected and non-partisan National Bureau of Economic Research (and published by Brookings Institution), overcomes the limitations of these prior studies by examining what happened to premiums in the entire non-group market. The bottom line? In 2014, premiums in the non-group market grew by 24.4% compared to what they would have been without Obamacare. Of equal importance, this careful state-by-state assessment showed that premiums rose in all but 6 states (including Washington DC). It’s worth unpacking this study a bit to understand the ramification of these findings.
It’s as if a robber were to break into a bank today and stay there until Christmas before someone noticed.
That’s how long hackers had access to JPMorgan Chase’s computer system, The New York Times reported this week. If two months seems like an eternity for cyberthieves to wander through the computers of the country’s largest bank, consider that hackers have had free rein for even longer at several major retailers this past year.