When our series began yesterday, we brought together five economists from across the political spectrum and had them create a platform for their dream presidential candidate. It's a platform — Get rid of a tax deduction for homeowners!
Errol Giwa, en route to Washington, D.C., fuels up and wipes down his windshield at the truck stop in Jessup, Md. He says in his 34 years as a truck driver, he has heard of many instances of human trafficking at truck stops but hasn't seen it with his own eyes. "If you are looking for that sort of thing, it's not hard to find on the road," Giwa says.
A label warns parents to keep Tide laundry detergent packets away from small children.
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There's now a deeper look at young kids who got sick after eating or otherwise messing around with those laundry detergent pods that look a lot like candy.
Doctors from two poison control centers and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention have analyzed more than a thousand incidents involving people exposed to the pods and other kinds of laundry detergent.
Immigrant rights groups rallied in Detroit, yesterday, after Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials arrested one man and questioned another when they were on their way to drop their kids off at school.
Despite the increase in crime on the national level, Montgomery's crime rate continues to decrease.
Mayor Todd Strange said this year's report through mid-October shows a 10 percent drop in criminal activity overall. Strange said in 2011, the city's violent crime and non-violent crime was at it lowest level in 25 years. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics the nation's crime rate is up 18 percent, due largely to an uptick in simple assaults.
Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 8:32 pm
The development firm Panoramic Interests is building about two dozen "micro-apartments" in San Francisco. The company is poised to offer even smaller units if the city approves a proposed new minimum size of 220 square feet.
Credit Artist's Rendering of Smartspace Unit Courtesy of Panoramic Interests
In many large cities, like Dallas, Phoenix and even parts of Chicago, $800 a month is enough for a clean one-bedroom apartment, decked out with a living room, washer and dryer — and maybe even a pool, in a larger complex.
But if you want to live alone in San Francisco, getting those amenities at that price is practically a pipe dream. With the region's resurgent high-tech industries luring many well-educated, well-paid workers to the Bay Area, the averagerent for a studio apartment in the city now runs around $2,000.
Five friends decide to move in together as an alternative to retirement-home living in the French-language dramedy <em>All Together</em>.
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Like the characters in this year's indie feel-good The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel — British pensioners who decide to spend their autumn years living communally and on the cheap in India — the French seniors of the charming yet melancholy All Together face aging in a time of banking crises and austerity measures.
Colombia's government head of negotiators Humberto de la Calle (second to the left), speaks next to the delegation members prior to boarding a plane to Oslo, Norway, on Tuesday.
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After a first round of historic peace talks, the Colombian government and members of the rebel Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia have agreed to continue peace talks in Havana, Cuba.
It was just this summer that President Juan Manuel Santos acknowledged for the first time that the two groups were engaged in "exploratory talks" aimed at bringing the longest war in the Western Hemisphere to an end.
Best friends Bebe (Marcia DeBonis) and Dee Dee (Anne Heche) are New Yorkers with various issues surrounding sex and men.
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The road to hell is paved not just with good intentions, but with movies that attempt to capture the way women really talk. Bodacious confessions about illicit nights spent in all manner of threesomes; loud coffee-shop discussions about yeast infections; repeated fretting about that possible Mr. Right who, for some reason, just hasn't gotten around to calling — all of these things figure heavily in the generally preposterous girl talk that makes up That's What She Said. Elvis Costello sure had it right: There are some things you can't cover up with lipstick and powder.