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Explaining windfall elimination provision

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about something called the "government pension offset." It is a law that essentials says this: If you get a pension from a job that was not covered by Social Security, that pension will be treated just like a Social Security retirement pension, and it will be used to offset any benefits you might be due on a spouse's Social Security record.

June 02, 2017 | Tom MARGENAU | Nation


Quitting Paris likely to have muted effect in key USA industries

DALLAS (AP) - President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord may have only limited immediate impact on many U.S. companies, according to analysts.

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Walmart touts investment in people, tech as pluses

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Walmart CEO Doug McMillon touted the company's investments in people and technology, but also said the company may have reached an employment peak and urged employees not to be afraid of automation.

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Jobs data could signal shortage of qualified workers to hire

WASHINGTON (AP) - Are employers starting to run out of workers to hire?

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Griffin not ‘laying down’ for Trump, fears career is over

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Embattled comedian Kathy Griffin says she's not afraid of Donald Trump and plans to keep making fun of him but maintained that she's sorry for a video that depicted her holding a likeness of the president's severed, bloody head.

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Putin: ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ as Trump ditches climate deal

WASHINGTON (AP) - While other world leaders have strongly condemned President Donald Trump's decision to abandon the Paris climate accord, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he won't judge.

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Woman, 82, arrested at airport says she forgot bipolar meds

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - An 82-year-old Texas woman who was jailed for about two hours after scuffling with an airport security officer in Kansas expressed embarrassment Friday, calling herself a "plain old grandma" who'd forgotten to take her bipolar medication.

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Black bear kills, eats Connecticut family’s donkey

KENT, Conn. (AP) - An attack by a black bear that killed and ate a donkey is part of a growing problem linked to an expanding bear population in Connecticut, state wildlife officials said.

June 02, 2017 | | Nation


Huge cuts to food stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill.

May 21, 2017 | | Nation


Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of ‘ultimate deal’

JERUSALEM (AP) - President Donald Trump has cast the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians as the "ultimate deal." But he will step foot in Israel having offered few indications of how he plans to achieve what so many of his predecessors could not.

May 21, 2017 | | Nation


What will New Orleans do with the Confederate statues?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Now that New Orleans has removed three prominent Confederate statues and a monument heralding white supremacy, what should it do with them?

May 21, 2017 | | Nation


US refuses to add sailors’ names to Vietnam Memorial

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Pentagon has refused a long-standing request to add the names of 74 U.S. sailors who died in a 1969 ship collision to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

May 21, 2017 | | Nation


SOUTH LAKE TAHOE

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) - A waste management authority on the south shore of Lake Tahoe has started offering homeowners loans to buy bear-proof garbage bins in an effort to reduce conflicts with the animals who wander into neighborhoods in search of an easy meal.

May 21, 2017 | | Nation


Nevada adds spans of 80 mph driving

FORTY MILE DESERT, Nev. (AP) - Of all the things you can do legally in Nevada but not most other places, driving 80 mph (129 kph) lately hasn't been one of them.

May 14, 2017 | | Nation


A suicide at age 8? Very rare, but not inconceivable

NEW YORK (AP) - The death was startling even to the coroner: a boy only 8 years old apparently killing himself in his Cincinnati bedroom.

May 14, 2017 | | Nation


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Kim says US should know North Korean nuclear force a reality

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Monday that the United States should be aware that his country's nuclear forces ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Texting ban may soon be enforced on Florida’s roads

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky says it is hard to separate texting drivers from drunken drivers as he cruises down ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


In unusual step, victims told of destroyed rape kits

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - When Veronica was raped more than 13 years ago, she says neither the police nor the hospital staff believed her story ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Efforts grow to help students evaluate what they see online

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Alarmed by the proliferation of false content online, state lawmakers around the country are pushing schools to put more emphasis on ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Perils abroad, full plate at home, as Trump starts 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) - The glamour of his holiday break behind him, President Donald Trump returned to the White House on Monday night to face a hefty ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


LGBT leaders say sex allegation coverage ‘an advance’ for gays

NEW YORK (AP) - Among the dozens of prominent Americans entangled in sexual-misconduct cases this year are a modest number of men whose accusers are male ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Q&A: How is growth of bitcoin affecting the environment?

NEW YORk (AP) - The growth of bitcoin is fueling speculation and debate about the environmental impact of the collective energy needed to power the virtual ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Colorado shooter was lawyer, Iraq war veteran

DENVER (AP) - A man who shot and killed a Colorado deputy and wounded four others along with two civilians was an attorney and an Iraq ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Roberts promises review of judiciary’s misconduct policies

WASHINGTON (AP) - Chief Justice John Roberts is promising a careful evaluation of the federal judiciary's sexual misconduct policies and an effort to highlight the ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Gretchen Carlson named chair of Miss America organization

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Former Fox News Channel anchor and 1989 Miss America Gretchen Carlson was named chairwoman of the Miss America Organization's ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


2018 starts with record cold in parts of Midwest

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Bone-chilling cold gripped much of the central U.S. as 2018 began Monday, breaking century-old records, icing over some New Year's celebrations ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Words banned for the new year? ‘Fake news’ gets top vote

DETROIT (AP) - Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Words banned for the new year? ‘Fake news’ gets top vote

DETROIT (AP) - Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


Words banned for the new year? ‘Fake news’ gets top vote

DETROIT (AP) - Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


New California laws cover immigration, pot, education

SACRAMENTO (AP) - California state lawmakers in 2017 passed nearly 900 bills that Gov. Jerry Brown then signed into law. Most of them took effect Monday ...

January 01, 2018 | | Nation


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