Prosecutors said for the first time that they have evidence of Roger Stone communicating with WikiLeaks, according to a new court filing from special counsel prosecutors. During its investigation of the Russian hack of the Democrats, "the government obtained and executed dozens of search warrants on various accounts used to facilitate the transfer of stolen documents for release, as well as to discuss the timing and promotion of their release," the prosecutors wrote Friday to a federal judge.
Matt O'Brien: Let's repeat that for emphasis: If it weren't for the estate tax, the majority of the super-rich's money would never be taxed at all. How is this possible? The answer has to do with how we do -- and don't -- tax capital gains. Now, the first thing to understand is that any increase in the value of your stocks, bonds or real estate is only taxed when you sell them. But what if you don't? What if you just hold on to them, and eventually pass them on to your kids instead? Well, in that case, you -- or, more accurately, they -- stand to benefit from one of the biggest loopholes in the entire tax code. read more
Florida repealed its helmet law in 2000. In the 30-months after repeal, the number of riders under 21 who were killed (despite, still being legally required to wear a helmet) nearly tripled, from 35 to 101, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hospitalizations increased by 40 percent, and the cost of treating associated head injuries more than doubled, to $44 million. Only 1 in 4 riders hospitalized had medical bills of less than $10,000, the amount of insurance required to ride helmetless. Meanwhile, helmet use in Florida dropped from 99 percent to 53 percent in the year after repeal.
Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said Saturday it was unlikely the World Series champion Red Sox would visit the White House next month if the government remains shut down. The Sox, Kennedy said, are sympathetic to the thousands of government employees who have been furloughed or are working without pay. "It's hit people hard in the New England area," he said at the team's Winter Weekend event. "I'm not sure it's appropriate to be celebrating in such a public way while there's people who are struggling right now. That's been the internal conversation. "We'll continue to examine it and make a decision here pretty soon."
US owned airline is now offering fare discounts to Americans that take a DNA test to measure their ancestor origins. The discount is based on the ancestry percentage. Finally real Americans are getting rewarded based on their heritage and racial purity. read more