U.S. farmers race to ready for Hurricane Matthew's blast: Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, roiled commodities markets and forced companies from cane refiners to orange juice makers to shutter as it whipped its way toward the southeastern United States on Thursday
Malls debate teen policies after rash of Christmas weekend fights: An unusually high number of teen fights at shopping centers across the U.S. over the Christmas weekend — including at suburban Chicago malls — is prompting some mall operators to re-examine security policies and consider controversial restrictions on when and how teens may shop.
Trump and Putin: A relationship where mutual admiration is headed toward reality
It’s put-up or shut-up time for Republicans. After a tumultuous decade that has seen profound changes in the makeup and character of their party, Republicans are poised to complete their slow but steady climb back to power as they seize control of the House, Senate and the White House for the first time since 2006.
Federal agencies rush to fill job openings before Trump takes office Jan. 20
Several federal agencies are accelerating hiring in the final days of the Obama administration to ensure that as many new employees as possible are in place before President-elect Donald Trump imposes a promised hiring freeze.
When Donald Trump rebuilt Central Park's Wollman Rink in 1986, he dazzled New York City's leaders with his quick and efficient work. Mayor Ed Koch, who constantly feuded with Trump during his time in office, heaped praise on the billionaire, and Parks Commissioner Henry Stern planned a more lasting tribute. "We're going to plant a Trump tree," he proclaimed. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/08/trump-files-why-donald-hated-his-trump-tree-central-park
Last week, President-elect Donald J. Trump called Obamacare “a complete and total disaster,” and pushed for a swift repeal of the Affordable Care Act and a replacement within weeks. But at the moment, there is no workable replacement. So what happens to the individual insurance market — whose problems did not start with the Affordable Care Act and will not be easily solved — when it is destabilized so dramatically?
US-Iraqi rescue operation 'foils IS mass execution'