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Kansas governor eyes tobacco bonds for budget fix

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:15

Republican Kansas Governor Brownback speaks to supporters after winning re-election in the U.S. midterm elections in TopekaWith the fiscal 2016 revenue estimated to drop by nearly $94 million and fiscal 2017 revenue expected to be $134.7 million less than previously projected, the Republican governor said Kansas could raise about $158 million through its first sale of bonds backed by its share of a 1998 multi-state settlement with U.S. tobacco companies. Several states and local governments have sold tobacco bonds with some using the proceeds as a one-time boost for their sagging budgets. Brownback said he would also divert $185 million in sales tax revenue slated for the highway fund to the fiscal 2016 and 2017 general fund and continue a 3 percent university funding cut into fiscal 2017.


Trending at Halftime: N.B.A. Players Checking Their Phones

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:13
Apparently, even the N.B.A. locker room (at halftime!) is no sanctuary from the practice of habitually checking texts and social media mentions.

Protesters disrupt Clinton rally in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:10

Clinton rallies in Philadelphia; Trump rails against delegate systemSeveral protesters were escorted out of a Hillary Clinton rally in Philadelphia on Wednesday night.


California mass transit cracks down on 'seat hogs' and 'manspreaders'

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:09

Passengers depart from a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train at the Rockridge station in OaklandSubway etiquette in California is on the move. In the car-choked cities of Los Angeles and San Francisco, public transit commuters fed up with "seat hogs" and "manspreaders" will soon find relief as transit agencies crack down on passengers occupying more than their share of space as others are left standing. "This is directed at that knucklehead who, when asked by a courteous person to vacate a seat, refuses to do so," said Joel Keller, a member of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Agency in San Francisco.


Taijuan Walker dominates Indians as Mariners end two-game skid

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:08

Walker allowed three hits and no earned runs in six innings, striking out six and walking none.
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Taijuan Walker dominates Cleveland as Mariners end two-game skid

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:08

Walker allowed three hits and no earned runs in six innings, striking out six and walking none.
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Taijuan Walker dominates Indians as Mariners end two-game skid

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:08

Walker allowed three hits and no earned runs in six innings, striking out six and walking none.
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Taijuan Walker dominates Indians as Mariners end two-game skid

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:08

Walker allowed three hits and no earned runs in six innings, striking out six and walking none.

Tennesseans' feelings mixed about replacing Andrew Jackson on front of $20

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:07

Move to honor Harriet Tubman draws mixed reviews in the seventh president’s home state.

       

Millennials: The real obstacle to a good job? You

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:06

Many of the Millennials who apply to our company, don’t know the first thing about how to get hired.

       

Brigham Young Univ. students investigated by school after reporting rape

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:03

Many are questioning BYU's practice of investigating accusers, saying it could discourage women from reporting sexual violence.

       

Students feared bear that attacked teacher had come back

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:03

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — University officials decided to evacuate students off a mountain after a brown bear attacked their teacher and they feared the animal had returned. Students reported hearing a bear within 200 yards of the helicopter that was taking their badly injured assistant professor, Forest Wagner, off the mountain, officials said. Officials haven’t […]
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Students feared bear that attacked teacher had come back

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:03

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — University officials decided to evacuate students off a mountain after a brown bear attacked their teacher and they feared the animal had returned. Students reported hearing a bear within 200 yards of the helicopter that was taking their badly injured assistant professor, Forest Wagner, off the mountain, officials said. Officials haven’t […]
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Students feared bear that attacked teacher had come back

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:03

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — University officials decided to evacuate students off a mountain after a brown bear attacked their teacher and they feared the animal had returned. Students reported hearing a bear within 200 yards of the helicopter that was taking their badly injured assistant professor, Forest Wagner, off the mountain, officials said. Officials haven’t […]

The Latest: Warnings issued for flood-control dams in Texas

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 09:00

A person paddles through a flooded neighborhood, Tuesday, April 19, 2016, in Spring, Texas. Storms have dumped more than a foot of rain in the Houston area, flooding dozens of neighborhoods. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Houston area and other parts of Texas (all times local):


Latest: Stutzman repays funds for family's California trip

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:57

FILE - In this April 18, 2016, file photo, Indiana Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Marlin Stutzman speaks during a debate with opponent Todd Young in Indianapolis. Stutzman billed his campaign more than $2,000 in airfare for his family's trip to the Ronald Reagan library in California, an apparent violation of federal election laws. The expense is part of hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel expenses, meals and vehicle payments Stutzman has charged to his campaign fund since 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on Indiana Senate candidate Marlin Stutzman's travel expenses (all times local):


Comcast: Customers won’t need cable box

NBA - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:57

The company will follow its competitors by offering TV-watching apps but didn’t say when they will be available.
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Comcast: Customers won’t need cable box

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:57

The company will follow its competitors by offering TV-watching apps but didn’t say when they will be available.
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Comcast: Customers won’t need cable box

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:57

The company will follow its competitors by offering TV-watching apps but didn’t say when they will be available.

Bradford reportedly "hot" after Eagles trade up to No. 2 in 2016 NFL Draft

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/21/2016 - 08:57

Bradford reportedly "hot" after Eagles trade up to No. 2 in 2016 NFL DraftPhiladelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford is not happy about the team's trade to acquire the second-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.