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What’s in the Final Republican Tax Bill

The bill would lower individual tax rates over all. But to comply with Senate budget rules, the individual tax cuts would expire after 2025. Tax brackets. Seven. Seven, lower over all. The bill would lower individual tax rates over all. But to comply with Senate budget rules, the individual tax cuts would expire after 2025. Top rate. 39.6%. 37%. starts at:. $426,700 / $480,050. (singles/couples) $500,000 / $600,000 (singles/couples). ... Full story

What’s Next After the Repeal of Net Neutrality

Are There Benefits For Consumers? To be sure, there are programs that consumers may like. AT&T already offers its customers free streaming of DirecTV, which it owns. Other carriers like T-Mobile offer free streaming of apps like YouTube and Netflix, a practice known as “zero-rating,” which at one time was viewed as a potential net neutrality violation. More programs like that could come along. But it’s hard to see prices going down for internet ... Full story

An N.B.A. Team in Mexico City: How Realistic Is That?

Signs of the game’s growing popularity in Mexico City were plentiful during the Nets’ five-day stay. With tickets ranging from about $20 to $450, announced crowds for the two games were strong, totaling 20,562 in the first game and 19,777 in the second, during the same week naysayers asserted the country’s sporting consciousness would be the exclusive domain of soccer’s Liga MX and its Clasico Regio final pitting Tigres against local rival ... Full story

Nine more women accuse top appellate judge of sexual misconduct

Alex Kozinski, pictured in 2003, served as chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (REUTERS/Paul Sakuma). A former chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has been accused by nine more women of subjecting them to inappropriate sexual conduct or comments, The Washington Post reported Friday. The latest allegations against Judge Alex Kozinski go back decades and include women who met him at events, ... Full story

Gregg Jarrett: Did the FBI and the Justice Department, plot to clear Hillary Clinton, bring down Trump?

There is strong circumstantial evidence that an insidious plot unprecedented in American history was hatched within the FBI and the Obama Justice Department to help elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. And when this apparent effort to improperly influence the election did not succeed, the suspected conspirators appear to have employed a fraudulent investigation of President Trump in an attempt to undo ... Full story

U.S. Senate Democrats to force vote on FCC net neutrality repeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Senate Democrat said on Friday he would force a vote on the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal landmark net neutrality rules, but the move was unlikely to block a ruling that could reshape the digital landscape. The FCC voted Thursday along party lines to reverse the Obama era rules barring internet service providers from blocking or throttling internet traffic, or offering paid fast ... Full story

Joseph Ellis: GOP is trying to undo over 100 years of history (opinion)

Joseph J. Ellis is an American historian who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Founding Brothers." He is the author of the forthcoming "American Dialogue: The Founders and Us." The views expressed in this commentary are solely his. (CNN) As Mark Hanna, a Republican senator best known for helping to steer William McKinley into power, famously said in the 1890s: "There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money. I can't remember ... Full story

Teacher's house raided after explosion at principal's home

TEACHER'S HOUSE RAIDED AFTER EXPLOSION AT PRINCIPAL'S HOME. BELLINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Federal agents have raided the Rhode Island home of a science teacher in connection with a pipe bomb explosion outside the house of the principal at the Massachusetts high school where she works. The MetroWest Daily News reports investigators seized cellphones and other evidence from the Woonsocket home of Susan Seery on Tuesday morning. Seery has been on a ... Full story

Wounded North Korean defector transferred to South Korean military hos

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier who suffered critical gunshot wounds during a defection dash across the border to South Korea has been transferred to a military hospital, a South Korean intelligence official said on Saturday. The North Korean soldier, 24-year-old Oh Chong Song, was transferred to the military hospital on Friday from a trauma center at Ajou University Hospital south of Seoul, where his treatment for gunshot wounds and ... Full story

Hamburger chain Wendy's to reduce antibiotic use in beef supply

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hamburger chain Wendy’s Co ( WEN.O ) laid out plans on Friday to trim the use of antibiotics that are important to human medicine from its beef supply, the latest step by a food company to fight concerns about resistance to the drugs in people. Starting in 2018, the company will buy about 15 percent of its beef from producers that have each pledged to reduce by 20 percent their use of Tylosin, the one medically important ... Full story