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Tax free weekend starts Friday

Tax free weekend starts Friday In addition to shoppers saving approximately $2 million to $3 million over the course of the weekend, the sales tax holiday benefits in-state businesses by encouraging taxpayers to do back-to-school shopping in SC. "It's not really meant to be a back-to-school thing, but it makes it timely for people trying to save on school clothes". Last year, the amount reimbursed to cities and counties was $7.... [Full Article...]

This job interview question was just banned in Massachusetts

This job interview question was just banned in Massachusetts The Society for Human Resources Managers, which lobbies for the HR industry, doesn't have a formal position on the MA law , but believes that employers shouldn't ask about previous pay, or set salaries based on it, said Kelly Hastings, a lobbyist for the group. [Full Article...]

County fire sends crews, equipment to four wildfires

County fire sends crews, equipment to four wildfires Monterey County Sheriff's spokesman Cmdr. Last week, a privately contracted bulldozer operator was killed when his equipment rolled over while he was fighting the fire. It's the largest of several wildfires burning in Washington state. Residents of more than 600 homes remain evacuated, with an additional 200 on alert. [Full Article...]

FBI arrests man, says he had contact with 2 Texas attackers

FBI arrests man, says he had contact with 2 Texas attackers Hendricks allegedly tested the unnamed man of his religious knowledge and his commitment to jihad. Hendricks was arrested this morning in Charlotte, North Carolina without incident. Hendricks allegedly told the individual that he "needed people" to join him and several "brothers" in Texas and Mexico, and that he wanted them to all meet face-to-face and "train together". [Full Article...]

N. Korea fires two ballistic missiles

Earlier in the day, Park said that her government could consider deploying a THAAD battery in a new location within Seongju County, 296 kilometers south of Seoul, rather than the already designated spot. Recently, the North's leader, Kim Jong Un , personally received sanctions over alleged human rights abuses in his country. Officials say the missile, believed to be a medium-range Rodong miss... [Full Article...]

Isolated showers, thunderstorms throughout your Thursday

On Thursday Night it looks to be good sleeping weather with mostly clear skies and a low around 59. High around 90. Highest heat index readings of around 100 in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 81. Light wind in the morning becoming north around 10 miles per hour in the afternoon. Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of showers. [Full Article...]

President Obama Digs In Heels on Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

Obama says Trump's criticism of a fallen Muslim-American soldier's family is the latest evidence that the GOP presidential nominee is unfit to lead America. "The Americans take pride in having a system with checks and balances so that it is not so easy to do things, but it is not so easy to completely mess things up", Lee said, prompting reporters to laugh and Obama to smile. [Full Article...]

High court: School can block transgender teen from boys room

High court: School can block transgender teen from boys room In a 4-3 vote, the judges stayed the order, pending the timely filing and disposition of a petition for a Writ of Certiorari. The Supreme Court sided Wednesday with a Virginia school board opposed to the Obama administration's directive that transgender students be allowed their choice of public bathrooms. [Full Article...]

Obama shortens terms for 214 prisoners; 67 had life sentence

Obama shortens terms for 214 prisoners; 67 had life sentence Darden was 34 years old when he began serving time in 1996. Criminal justice reform has become a major focal point in the presidential election, and Mr Obama has on several occasions reduced the sentences of thousands of non-violent inmates in the USA prison system. [Full Article...]

Shares in troubled Italian bank jump on rescue deal

Banks in Austria, Ireland and Italy came out under the severe stress scenario as less resilient - the key drivers are domestic market pressures for the Irish and Italian banks and higher credit risk of crossborder activities for Austrian banks. [Full Article...]

Vice President Joe Biden to Donald Trump: "You're Fired"

In Biden's view, Donald Trump has none of the characteristics necessary to deal with the challenges of the office of the president. Describing himself as "middle-class Joe", Biden criticized Trump over his claims that he understands the problems of the American middle class. [Full Article...]

'Star Trek Beyond' Makes $59.6-Million Landing on Opening

US television network CBS celebrated the 50th anniversary of Star Trek at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, revealing that the keenly-awaited new series is to be called Star Trek Discovery. " Ice Age: Collision Course " was fifth with $21 million. The film also features one of the last performances of Anton Yelchin - who died tragically in a freak auto accident just a month ago. [Full Article...]

Ivanka Trump 'terrified' about giving GOP convention speech

I knew his speech. they gave me his speech. Clinton accused Trump of offering a "dark and divisive vision" beyond what he's said in the past. "I think he's a lovely guy, a lovely guy". Cruz said Trump should not have been surprised by the content of his Wednesday night address because the campaign "knew exactly what I was going to say". [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Calls Hillary Clinton "The Devil" - Yes, Really

Clinton has promoted numerous issues I have been committed to over the years including expanding education and supporting women's health care". "I'm afraid the election is going to be rigged, I'm going to be honest", he said during a campaign rally in Columbus, Ohio. [Full Article...]

Strategist's bolt from GOP a sign of Trump's impact on party

Obama asked during a White House news conference. Obama said. "What does this say about your party that this is your standard-bearer?" Brookover, who joined the Trump campaign in March, was appointed in June to serve as a liaison between the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee. [Full Article...]

Over a dozen homes destroyed by wildfire in Montana

Over a dozen homes destroyed by wildfire in Montana She says many are emotional, given the possibility they have lost their homes. On Monday Morning officials reported that the blaze destroyed 12 houses, and Highway 93 is now fully open, although drivers must reduce speed in the area of the fire. [Full Article...]

Central California bus crashes into highway sign, killing 5

Officials told NBC News that at least five people had been killed. The cause of the crash was under investigation. The pole cut right through the center of the bus, nearly splitting it down the middle. Several people were trapped in the bus for hours before emergency responders were able to rescue them. This post will be updated with more details as they become available . [Full Article...]

Trump's 'sarcastic' Russian Federation comments no joke to Democrats

Hacking attacks on Democratic organizations, including the Democratic National Committee, have roiled the 2016 campaign. Here's what the ghostwriter of "The Art of the Deal" (who has been very vocal against Trump ) had to say about Trump's comments and his attempt to distance himself from them. [Full Article...]

Bipartisan backlash for Trump after questioning Khan family

Bipartisan backlash for Trump after questioning Khan family Boos rang out through the convention hall in Philadelphia, and establishment Democrats tore their hair out at the prospect that their carefully laid plans might be blown to shreds. You have never seen a potential first lady like this. "I don't like wearing a tie that much", he said of the bus tour through states that have become less friendly to Democrats. [Full Article...]

Captured Alabama burglar dies after being tied to a tree

Captured Alabama burglar dies after being tied to a tree Johnson parked his vehicle at a neighbour's place on Friday night, went back to his home and waited. That night, Cleveland allegedly broke the lock on Nathanial's home, and then Nathanial tackled the man to the ground, tying Cleveland's hands behind his back. [Full Article...]


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