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  • Seniors tend to have savings, steady income from Social Security, money in retirement accounts and other assets, like a home that they own. "It's why bank robbers go to the bank," said Amy Nofziger, director of regional operations with the AARP Foundation. One study out of New York State shows that for every case of financial exploitation that gets reported to law...

  • "The USDA is the U.S. Department of Agriculture, not the U.S. Department of Big Agribusiness." The rule was first proposed by the USDA in 2010 but faced delays after meeting resistance in Congress and by the meat processing industry. The USDA finally released it last December.

  • Here's the math: Suppose you're in the 28 percent tax bracket and the allowable deduction for the vehicle's donation is $1,000. That will save you $280 in taxes. If you're in the 15 percent tax bracket and you get that same $1,000 deduction, it will reduce your taxes by $150.

  • Conservation groups have condemned the ruling conservative coalition for abandoning the renewable energy target for 2030 that was recommended this year by Australia's chief scientist to comply with the Paris climate change agreement. Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg told Parliament that coal and gas would generate 64 to 72 percent of Australia's...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to resolve a major privacy dispute between the Justice Department and Microsoft Corp over whether prosecutors should get access to emails stored on company servers overseas. That decision by the New York- based 2nd U.S. Court of Appeals marked a victory for privacy advocates and technology companies...

  • houses@ WASHINGTON, Oct 13- The administration of President Donald Trump has been quietly cutting support for halfway houses for federal prisoners, severing contracts with as many as 16 facilities in recent months, prompting concern that some inmates are being forced to stay behind bars longer than necessary. The Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Justin...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 13- The administration of President Donald Trump has been quietly cutting support for halfway houses for federal prisoners, severing contracts with as many as 16 facilities in recent months, prompting concern that some inmates are being forced to stay behind bars longer than necessary. The Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman Justin Long...

  • "EPA carefully reviewed the available information and developed tangible changes to be implemented during the 2018 growing season," the agency said in a media release. The EPA said the labels could be revised again in two years, when the current federal registration allowing dicamba to be sold in the United States is up for review. Monsanto said Friday that it had...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity gave another $64 million to a campaign that aims to slash the number of U.S. coal-fired plants by two thirds by 2020, he said on Wednesday. Bloomberg Philanthropies made the donation to the Beyond Coal campaign run by non-profit Sierra Club, and other organizations fighting the burning of...

  • Girls will be able to rise from Cub Scout to Eagle Scout under the new rules.

  • Fatima Goss Graves, president of the Washington- based National Women's Law Center, announced the formation of the Legal Network for Gender Equity on Wednesday, depicting it as the first of its kind. —Halting efforts by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to collect data from large companies about what they pay their employees by job category, gender,...

  • DJIBOUTI, Oct 11- Late last year, the Kota Nazar, a Singaporean ship with 636 containers of steel, paper, medicine and other goods, set sail to Hodeida, the largest cargo port in war-torn Yemen. Like dozens of other ships carrying food and supplies to Yemen over the past 30 months, the Kota Nazar was stopped by a Saudi Arabian warship blocking Yemen's ports on the Red Sea.

  • Each September, enrollees in Medicare prescription drug and Advantage plans receive letters from their insurance companies detailing any changes in coverage for the year ahead. Medicare eligibility begins at age 65, and the first choice is between traditional Medicare and an Advantage plan, an all-in-one managed-care alternative that usually includes...

  • Each September, enrollees in Medicare prescription drug and Advantage plans receive letters from their insurance companies detailing any changes in coverage for the year ahead. Medicare eligibility begins at age 65, and the first choice is between traditional Medicare and an Advantage plan, an all-in-one managed-care alternative that usually includes...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 4- The U.S. budget deficit is proving to be a major obstacle to the tax reform plan being offered by President Donald Trump and top congressional Republicans, with one leading Senate hawk saying a week after the plan was introduced that any enlarging of the fiscal gap could kill his support. The main problem is that the federal government is...

  • NEW York, Oct 3- Muslim immigrants and an advocacy group filed a fresh lawsuit against President Donald Trump's latest version of a travel ban that placed indefinite restrictions on the entry of citizens from eight countries to the United States. The suit filed late Monday in federal court in Maryland challenges a Sep. 24 Presidential proclamation limiting...

  • AGAWAM, Mass., Oct 2- Lloyd Nicholas, 82, and his wife Gloria Hitchcock, 69, sat next to each other as they received counseling on a reverse mortgage, a loan that would allow them to cash out the equity in their home, pay off a mountain of bills and live comfortably as they age in the house they built 50 years ago. But a change in rules on Monday by President Donald Trump's...

  • WASHINGTON/ LOS ANGELES, Sept 28- In a bid to boost energy development, U.S. The White House did not respond to a request for comment. The U.S. Commerce Department is scheduled to issue its recommendations on the sanctuaries, located in the Pacific, the Great Lakes, and the Atlantic, next month.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- A U.S. trucking group said Thursday it was disappointed that a compromise bill to advance self-driving cars and eliminate regulatory roadblocks will not include larger vehicles. Senator John Thune, a Republican who chairs the Commerce Committee, and Senator Gary Peters, a Michigan Democrat, said they had reached agreement on legislation...

  • OTTAWA, Sept 28- Canada outlined its vision for its cultural and entertainment industries on Thursday, promising more money to foster Canadian content at home and abroad and striking a deal in which streaming service Netflix would invest C $500 million to create programming in the country. The announcement was part of a sweeping review done by Canadian...