Investors are winners as companies lay out tax-saving plans

Tax Overhaul Corporate Spending

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s just what the GOP said we’d hear from a CEO after being handed a big tax break. But when Charles Scharf announced plans last month to spend his company’s tax savings on higher wages and technology, investors began selling. The Bank of New York Mellon CEO said he had a...


J. Clay Smith Jr., forceful EEOC chairman and Howard University law dean, dies at 75

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. J. Clay Smith Jr., who as interim chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the early 1980s defended workplace sexual harassment protections against forceful political attack, and who later became Howard University law school’s dean and author of a...


The Latest: National GOP vows to sue over Pennsylvania map

Redistricting Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on redistricting in Pennsylvania (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Federal and state Republican Party officials are expected to sue to contest a Pennsylvania court’s redrawing of the state’s 18 congressional districts. The National Republican Congressional Committee...


Baker picks former Baltimore mayoral candidate Elizabeth Embry as running mate in

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Maryland gubernatorial candidate Rushern Baker III, a Democrat, on Tuesday plans to name Elizabeth Embry, a high-ranking attorney in the state Attorney General’s Office, as his choice for lieutenant governor. Embry currently serves as chief of the criminal division of...


Next stop for school shooting survivors: the Florida Capitol


PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students who survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School began a 400-mile journey to Florida’s capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week. Three buses carrying 100 students set out from Coral...


Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

Peanut Allergy Treatment

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut flour helped children tolerate nuts in a major study. Millions of children have peanut allergies, and some may have life-threatening reactions if...


CDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratom

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and several states are investigating an outbreak of salmonella illness linked to kratom, an unregulated herbal supplement that is sometimes used for pain, anxiety and opioid-withdrawal...


Florida school shooting survivors begin 400-mile trip to state capital to pressure

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooting survivors begin 400-mile trip to state capital to pressure lawmakers to act on gun control laws.


After 325 years, College of William & Mary names its first female president

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The College of William & Mary on Tuesday named an English literature scholar and senior administrator of a prominent women’s college to become the first female president in the school’s 325-year history. Katherine Rowe, provost and dean of faculty at Smith College,...


Children have changed America before, braving fire hoses and police dogs for civil rights

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The school gates were locked. But that didn’t keep hundreds of students from crawling up and over the fences, defying their parents, teachers and school principals to march against segregation. It was May 1963 in Alabama, and Birmingham’s brutal public safety...

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