Working father Dan Greeley asked his employer to cut his pay so could still qualify for as much as $1,700 a month through Colorado's Child Care Assistance Program. Without the child care assistance provided by the government, most of his take home pay would go to child care let alone rent, utilities, and food. He fell victim to what is known as the "Cliff Effect," when a small increase in a family's income can lead to an abrupt termination of an essential public benefit like food stamps, health insurance or child care assistance. "The way I was brought up, we didn't ask for help," Greeley said. "We just figured it out and this was the first time I had to ask for help."
The Scottsdale restaurant's owners have lashed out on social media after they appeared on Gordon Ramsay's show "Kitchen Nightmare" and were seen swearing at customers, each other and employees. read more
A pair of seventh-grade girls in New Jersey have been pulled from school after allegedly posting a video on YouTube in which they threatened to kill several classmates, authorities said. The girls at PS 27 in Paterson posted the roughly 20-minute video naming 10 to 12 classmates they wanted to kill and stab, school officials said.
Twinkies will hit store shelves nationally by late July, Michael Cramer, executive vice president of Hostess Brands LLC said Thursday. All of the Hostess snack brands will return, some in August and September. Hiring will not be in conjunction with the unions, Cramer said. "We're sure not going to invite the unions in. We don't have to do it," he said. Though nothing prevents the workers from unionizing down the line, he said. Two hedge funds paid $410 million for the bulk of the Hostess Snacks brands in April after Hostess Brands, Inc., closed all of its bakeries and put its assets up for sale.
A Brazilian fisherman who accidentally fired a harpoon through his own face survived with minimal brain damage -- and didn't bother to seek medical attention for more than 10 hours.