State of the Union Rescheduled, Stacey Abrams to Give Democratic Response — Which Shows Are Preempted?

President Donald Trump’s second State of the Union address has been officially rescheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5, to be held at the U.S. Capitol. Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democratic response, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on Tuesday. The State of the Union was originally scheduled for Jan. 29, but […]

How many of your state’s taxes leave the state (and don’t come back)

Joe Raedle/Getty Images People and businesses in every state pay taxes to the federal government to help fund vital services. Not every state contributes equally, however. Some pay more than they get back while many states receive more than they put in. In 2017, New Jersey paid $ 24.75 billion more to the federal government […]

Woman in vegetative state suddenly gives birth, sparking sex abuse investigation

The unexpected birth of a baby boy to a woman who has spent the last 14 years in a vegetative state has sparked a sex abuse investigation at a Phoenix nursing facility. Staff at Hacienda HealthCare were reportedly unaware the woman was even pregnant “until she was pretty much giving birth,” a source familiar with […]

Washington will be the fifth state to ban assault riles for buyers under 21 after gun violence killed 14,577 people in 2018

Elaine Thompson/AP Washington state has now banned anyone under 21 from buying a semi-automatic assault rifle, effective Wednesday. The new measures come as 14,577 were killed from gun-related violence in the US in 2018, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive. A spokesperson at the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility called the new law […]

State Department warns of possible holiday Terrorist Attack in Barcelona

The US State Department has issued a warning to tourists planning to travel to Barcelona, Spain over the holiday season of an increased chance of a terrorist attack around Christmas and the New Year. The State department tweeted its travel warning on Sunday, suggesting that visitors to Spain over the holiday season should be wary […]

Indian PM Modi’s party loses 3 key state elections in its Hindu stronghold

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party has suffered an embarrassing defeat in three state elections in its Hindu stronghold, months before national elections, AP reports. The Election Commission said on Wednesday that the opposition Congress party was the clear winner in Chhattisgarh state, and fell one seat short of a majority in both […]

What Does a Gun Control Advocate Do in a Pro-Gun State?

As a Stanford mechanical engineering grad in 1990, Bryan von Lossberg joined NASA’s Pathfinder project, building what engineers nicknamed the “Martian Beer Cooler.” The white-cased container protected delicate electronic equipment from extreme temperatures and breakneck speeds. The project succeeded, somewhat miraculously, placing Pathfinder on Mars in 1997, despite a razor-thin budget in space terms — […]

Ohio will soon be the first state to accept Bitcoin for taxes

Thomson Reuters Ohio is becoming the first US state to accept the Bitcoin cryptocurrency for business tax payments. Ohio politicians have been open about their desire to be on the forefront of blockchain technology adoption. It’s good news for Bitcoin and cryptocurrency among a stream of recent negative news. The state of Ohio will accept […]