The new security measures planned for the Brandenburg Gate party come amid concerns about sexual assaults. A large number of assaults and robberies targeting women at Cologne's New Year's Eve celebrations two years ago horrified Germany. Hundreds of women reported being attacked by gangs of men with migrant backgrounds. read more
The child appears to have contracted the rare disease from "someone that had been diagnosed with Hansen's disease who had prolonged, close contact with the child," said Barbara Cole, director for disease control for the Riverside County Department of Public Health. ..... Though rare in the U.S., leprosy is widespread in countries such as Brazil and India. The majority of patients reported with leprosy in the United States each year were not born in the U.S. read more
1. Macaroni and cheese. 2. Protests. 3. K-pop. 4. Sneaker culture. 5. Makeup. 6. Trees. .... read more
A reader asked whether Harris's tweet was accurate. But when we looked into it, it turns out that many Democrats were tweeting the same talking point -- that middle-class families would face an average tax increase under the GOP plan. .... But notice the funny thing about this calculation: Only a small percentage (6.5 percent) of the nearly 122 million households in the bottom three quintiles will actually face a tax increase. Meanwhile, more than 97 million (80 percent) will receive a tax cut. Doing the math the same way the JEC staff did, we come up with an average tax cut of about $450 for those 97 million households. read more
It looked for a minute there yesterday like F.C. Cincinnatis stadium subsidy demand was going to die an ignominious death, after the community council of the Oakley neighborhood where the stadium would go voted unanimously to oppose the deal on the grounds that it would soak up all of the area's tax-increment financing money and leave nothing for other projects.
That didn't happen -- after a four and a half hour meeting yesterday, the Cincinnati city council voted 5-2 with one abstention and one absence (Wendell Young is still out after September heart surgery) to approve between $27 million and $37 million in public money for the project. But with team owners insisting they need $70-75 million in taxpayer subsidies to make a $200 million stadium happen, that still may not be enough to get the job done. Oh yeah, and also the team may still not want to build in Oakley after all -- take it away, Cincinnati Enquirer politics columnist Jason Williams: