Target To Up Hourly Base Pay To $15 By End Of 2020

(AP) – Target Corp. is raising its minimum hourly wage to $11 starting next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020 in a move it says will help it better recruit and retain staff and provide a better shopping experience for its customers. Target’s initiative is part of its overall strategy to […]

Don’t Talk About Mom: NFL Players Angry Over Trump’s Insult

Many NFL players took exception on behalf of their mothers when President Donald Trump implored team owners to “get that son of a bitch off the field” for protesting. At least 200 NFL players either knelt, sat, stretched or prayed during the national anthem Sunday after Trump’s weekend attack on athletes. The campaign that started […]

Health Care Bill Teeters, GOP Adds Money To Woo Dissidents

(AP) – Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law and say they’re pushing toward a climactic Senate faceoff this week. Yet their path to succeeding in their last-gasp effort has grown narrower, perhaps impossible. GOP senators’ opposition to their party’s drive to scrap President Barack Obama’s […]

Mideast Airlines Say They’re Aware Of Travel Ban

(AP) – The three major long-haul airlines of the Gulf say they are aware of the new travel restrictions implemented by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. Dubai-based Emirates said in a statement to The Associated Press: “With regards to entry requirements for travel to/from the USA, Emirates continues to take guidance provided to us by […]

More Reaction From Trump On NFL Players

(AP) – President Donald Trump has continued to express his displeasure on Twitter about how NFL players are choosing to kneel or sit for the national anthem before games. In one tweet, Trump said that “Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable. Bad Ratings!” In another tweet, he says people “MUST honor […]

Immigrants Touched By Mexico Quake, Try To Help From Afar

(AP) – The earthquake that killed nearly 300 people in Mexico set off a frantic response in communities around the U.S. as immigrants tried to connect with their loved ones and figure out ways to send emergency help and money. The quake has had Mexicans in the U.S. glued to their televisions and their smart […]

DOE Assessing Puerto Rico’s Power Grid Damage

(AP) – The U.S. Department of Energy says initial damage assessments and power restoration efforts have begun on Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  The agency said Sunday that it is coordinating with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, FEMA and a team from the New York Power Authority, including the use of drones and […]

Sen. Collins Likely Against GOP Health Bill In Latest Blow

(AP) – Republican Sen. Susan Collins says she finds it “very difficult” to envision backing the last-chance GOP bill that would repeal the Obama health care law.  Her likely opposition leaves the Republican drive to fulfill one of the party’s chief campaign promises dangling by a thread. The Maine moderate’s comments on CNN’s “State of […]

Trump Administration Announces New Travel Ban

(AP) – Travelers from eight countries will face restrictions on entry to the U.S, ranging from a total ban to more targeted restrictions, under a new proclamation signed by President Donald Trump Sunday. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen, will go into […]

US Opens Civil Rights Probe Into Church Attack

(AP) – Federal agents have opened a civil rights investigation into the shooting at a Tennessee church.  FBI Supervisory Special Agent Joel E. Siskovic III says in a news release that the FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office for the Middle District of Tennessee will investigate the shooting at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ […]