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North Florida School Board Supports Transgender Bathroom Ban

A school board in north Florida plans to restrict access to school bathrooms based on a person’s biological gender.The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the Marion County School Board reached a consensus on Thursday on a resolution that would ban transgender students from…A school board in north Florida plans to restrict access to school bathrooms based […]


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FAA Orders ‘Urgent’ 787 Repair After Engine Fails at 20,000 Feet

Airlines flying Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner jets with the latest General Electric Co. engines were ordered to repair them, or swap out at least one with an older model, in an urgent safety directive issued after an in-flight failure.A GEnx-1B PIP2, part of a family of…Airlines flying Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner jets with the latest […]


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Obama Chides Black Lives Matter for ‘Yelling’ Down Leaders

President Barack Obama chided the Black Lives Matter movement, which has disrupted Hillary Clinton’s political events with rowdy protests, saying Saturday that its activists should be willing to sit down with political leaders rather than yelling at them. Speaking during a…President Barack Obama chided the Black Lives Matter movement, which has disrupted Hillary Clinton’s political […]


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Obama Says Brexit May Mean 10-Year Wait for U.K. Trade Deal

President Barack Obama leaned in further on his warning to the British electorate against embracing a so-called Brexit from the European Union, saying it could take as long as 10 years before the U.K. and the U.S. negotiated a new trade agreement.”The U.K. would not be able…President Barack Obama leaned in further on his warning […]


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Fed Seen Holding Rates This Week with Hike Still on Horizon

U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers are expected to hold interest rates steady when they meet this week, but may tweak their description of the economic outlook to reflect more benign conditions, leaving the path open for future rate rises. The Fed raised its policy interest…U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers are expected to hold interest rates steady when […]


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White House Poised to Release Secret Pages from 9/11 Inquiry

The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers.The documents, kept in a secure room in the basement of the Capitol, contain…The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of […]


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Aging Baby Boomers Push Spam, Diaper Stocks to Record Valuations

For all the attention paid to the massive snap-back in riskier stocks in the last two months, a somewhat less glamorous group has quietly been reaching record valuations.They’re the companies that peddle soap, diapers and ready-to-eat food that also happen to be the…For all the attention paid to the massive snap-back in riskier stocks in […]


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Gen. Mattis to Newsmax: Haven’t ‘Given Any Thought’ to Bid for President

Despite widespread mention in the press that he is considering an independent bid for president, retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis told Newsmax Friday that he hasn’t given any thought to a late-starting candidacy. At the time of his retirement Mattis was head of…Despite widespread mention in the press that he is considering an […]


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Pope: May Christian Faithful Kidnapped in Syria Soon be Free

Pope Francis is praying that a merciful God will touch the hearts of those in Syria who have abducted Catholic and Orthodox faithful, including bishops and priests, so that the captives will be released soon.Francis told tens of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square…Pope Francis is praying that a merciful God will touch the […]


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Austria Far Right Freezes Out Coalition in Presidency Race

Austria’s far right won more than a third of the vote in the presidential election on Sunday and will face an independent in next month’s run-off, dumping out the country’s two main parties from the post for the first time.It was the Freedom Party’s best result in a…Austria’s far right won more than a third […]