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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Eighty-three of the 100 U.S. Senators have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama to raise Israel's defense aid package higher than the current $3 billion a year. Ted Cruz is among the 51 Republican senators who signed the letter but Bernie Sanders is not one of the 32 Democratic senators. The Times of Israel is reporting that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants $5 billion a year and "hinted he may wait to negotiate with Obama's successor to try and secure a better deal." Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who reportedly said last month that he would do everything he could to squeeze money out of the tight U.S. budget, expressed concern about Netanyahu waiting for a better deal from the future president because the U.S. is set to suffer large budget cuts in 2018. Graham is quoted as saying: "Israel has to decide what to do and when to do it. But I can say this: we'll have more money this year than potentially next year, because sequestration kicks back in."


A Huntsville man joined the military to fight for our rights, but now he says his own rights are being threatened.

A veteran and his girlfriend said their home was deemed 'unsafe' by city officials because they choose to live by self-sufficient means. Tyler Truitt and his girlfriend Soraya Hamar are currently living within city limits but without city utilities.

Huntsville officials said that's not allowed. The city filed a lawsuit against Truitt and Hamar, calling their self-sufficient lifestyle unsafe. read more


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Employees of Greek yogurt maker Chobani are getting an unexpected windfall: an ownership stake in the company that could make millionaires of some.

Hamdi Ulukaya told the company's 2,000 full-time employees at its upstate New York plant Tuesday they'll receive shares worth up to 10% of the company's value when it goes public or is sold. read more


The two top Sprint Corp. executives who were caught up in a tax-shelter scandal in 2003 now blame the Internal Revenue Service for losing their jobs.

Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer William T. Esrey and Ronald T. LeMay, a former president and chief operating officer, sued the U.S. government Friday over claims they were unfairly forced out of the company after disclosing they were being audited over the use of shelters that deferred taxes from stock option profits. The two men are seeking almost $160 million in combined damages in a complaint filed in Manhattan federal court. read more


Last Sunday, Searcy Hayes was an unknown 21-year-old from Natchez, Mississippi.

By Monday night, she was a viral sensation after viewers of the Maury Povich show decided she was the female doppelganger of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz.

Hayes went on the show after her fiance, 25-year-old Freddie Green, accused her of cheating on him. All was resolved in typical Maury fashion when she passed a lie detector test and DNA results showed her 3-month-old son was Green's. read more


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