Monday, April 23, 2018

Cost of U.S. postage stamp going up 1 cent

Cost of stamp going up 1 cent

Beginning Sunday, the price of first-class postage will increase from 44 cents to 45. The price change, the first postage markup since 2009, was announced in October. The price increase is intended to raise revenue for the struggling United States Postal Service, which faces a projected $238 billion deficit in the next decade, postal service officials have said. Among the other changes taking effect Sunday, the cost of mailing a postcard will increase 3 cents, to 32 cents.

Rushdie cancels visit amid threat

The controversial Indian-born British author Salman Rushdie canceled his visit to an Indian literary festival Friday in the town of Jaipur after authorities warned he was a target for assassination, following protests from local Muslim groups. Senior Muslim clerics and some lawmakers had called for Rushdie to be banned from entering the country for the festival, Asia's largest. The calls reignited the controversy over his 1988 book, The Satanic Verses, which some Muslims consider blasphemous.

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Waffle House suspect still being sought; residents on alert

Waffle House suspect still being sought; residents on alert

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As an intensive manhunt continues for the suspect in a Waffle House restaurant shooting that killed four people, police are warning residents of a Nashville neighborhood to beware of the alleged killer. More than 80 Nashville polic...
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Hillsborough teacher pay plan will get its “day in court”

Hillsborough teacher pay plan will get its “day in court”

There are two competing narratives when it comes to teacher pay in Hillsborough County:One: That a pay plan, negotiated in the glory days of teaching reform, has bled the district dry."Our district has given our employees more than $200 million in pa...
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Waffle House customer on why he rushed shooter: ‘He was going to have to work to kill me’

Waffle House customer on why he rushed shooter: ‘He was going to have to work to kill me’

Moments before the first shot, James Shaw Jr. was watching a Waffle House employee wash dishes, stacking them higher and higher. When the first shot was fired, Shaw thought the tower of plates had come crashing down, he would later recount at a news ...
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The Daystarter: Scott touts term limits in D.C.; Hillsborough teachers get day in court; All Children’s Heart Institute had ‘challenges’; Lightning tickets on sale today

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today.• We’ll have highs today ranging from the lower 80s to upper 80s with scattered showers and thunderstorms likely throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service.• As you h...
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10 Things to Know for Today

10 Things to Know for Today

Among 10 Things to Know: Waffle House suspect still being sought, Nashville-area residents on alert; World watching for signs of North Korea nuke deal at 2 summits; Pompeo facing rare opposition from Senate panel
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PolitiFact Florida: Does Gov. Rick Scott want to privatize Social Security?

PolitiFact Florida: Does Gov. Rick Scott want to privatize Social Security?

The president of a PAC that works to protect Social Security says Florida Gov. Rick Scott doesn’t have the backs of senior citizens.Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, the president of the Social Security Works PAC (and a former member of the band Sha Na Na), blast...
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S.Korea halts propaganda broadcasts before summit with North

S.Korea halts propaganda broadcasts before summit with North

South Korea says it has halted anti-North Korea propaganda broadcasts on the border ahead of talks between their leaders this week
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S.Korea halts propaganda broadcasts before summit with North

S.Korea halts propaganda broadcasts before summit with North

South Korea says it has halted anti-North Korea propaganda broadcasts on the border ahead of talks between their leaders this week
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Greece beats its budget target for 3rd year, debt edges down

Greece has beaten bailout budget targets for a third successive year and eased its massive debt burden by a fraction as the country prepares to exit its international rescue program in four months
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EU probes Italian bridge loan to struggling Alitalia airline

The European Union is opening a state aid probe to see if Italy was within its rights to give struggling airline Alitalia a $1.1 billion bridge loan last year
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