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January 09, 2019 - 9:32 am
(NEW YORK) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce legislation Wednesday guaranteeing two weeks of paid time off for all workers, one day after he announced a plan to provide health care for all city residents. If DeBlasio's proposal is approved by the City Council, New York...
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January 09, 2019 - 5:58 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Food stamp recipients will have access to their full benefits for February, even if the partial government shutdown continues, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials announced Tuesday night. USDA said they will work with states to load benefits onto recipients' cards by Jan. 20,...
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January 09, 2019 - 5:55 am
(CHICAGO) -- A paraplegic man who relies on a wheelchair said he had difficulty traveling on several recent United flights and was forced to scoot down the aisle on his rear end. Tyler Schilhabel, a California high school football coach, said he had to scoot down aisles on multiple occasions during...
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January 08, 2019 - 9:45 pm
(NEW YORK) -- The increasing number of screeners calling out sick at the Transportation Security Administration is impacting its operations at smaller U.S. airports, but the agency's effectiveness to protect the country's flights has not been diminished, a TSA spokesperson told ABC News. A Southern...
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January 08, 2019 - 6:35 pm
Justice Department attorneys and the Canadian company behind the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline say the U.S. government shutdown shouldn't delay a court hearing on a judge's decision to halt construction. Justice Department attorney Bridget McNeil said in a court filing Monday that government...
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January 08, 2019 - 4:09 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Mario Batali will not face criminal charges after the celebrity chef was accused of sexual assault by two different women, according to sources familiar with the case. The New York Police Department (NYPD) and the Manhattan District Attorney’s office declined to comment. A woman...
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January 08, 2019 - 3:03 pm
A new report from Americans for Tax Reform released this week shows Speaker Nancy Pelosi is planning a potential 33% corporate tax hike for her 2020 budget; raising the current rate from 21% to 28%. “House Budget Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) has announced that the forthcoming budget blueprint will...
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January 08, 2019 - 2:13 pm
(LAS VEGAS) -- Two words are dominating CES, the annual consumer electronics extravaganza, underway this week in Las Vegas. Artificial Intelligence. Thanks to Hollywood, AI may conjure thoughts of ultra-smart computers lost in a world somewhere between human and machines. But in reality, AI is...
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January 08, 2019 - 9:35 am
(NEW YORK) -- Sears and Kmart are expected to become the latest victims of the nation’s changing shopping habits pending a last minute save. Sears Holdings Corp, the parent of Sears and Kmart, will ask a federal bankruptcy judge in New York whether it can move to liquidation after failing to reach...
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January 08, 2019 - 6:02 am
(NEW YORK) -- Where in the world will millennials travel in 2019? Hopper has the answer: Bora Bora St. Martin Aspen, Colorado Denpasar, Indonesia (Bali) Kahului, Hawaii (Maui) The app, primarily used by millennials, analyzed millions of trips being searched in the app for 2019. Why these places?...
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