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Republicans Obamacare Replacement Just Got A Powerful Enemy

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WASHINGTON Provisions in the House Republicans Obamacare replacement billthat would raise insurance costs for older Americans are drawing resistance from the influential seniors lobby. The measure was chief among the reasons AARP, the nations largest organization for older Americans,cited in explaining its opposition to the House bill on Tuesday evening. AARP, which has nearly 38 million members ages 50 and older, is also firmly opposed to a pair of major changes to Medicaid that the House bill includes. One is a rollback of Obamacares Medicaid expansion, which made the program available to millions of low-income adults, many of them seniors, [...]

Peter Sallis: Wallace and Gromit actor dies aged 96 – BBC News

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPeter Sallis: Wallace and Gromit actor dies aged 96 Peter Sallis has died at the age of 96, his agents have announced. The actor was best known for appearing in Last of the Summer Wine and was also famous as the voice of Wallace in Wallace and Gromit. His agent confirmed he died peacefully with his family by his side. Sallis played Norman "Cleggy" Clegg in Last of the Summer Wine from its first episode in 1973 until the series concluded in 2010. He was the only actor to appear in all [...]

The People Taking Care of Our Kids Are Some Of America’s Lowest Paid Workers

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studymedian pay for child care workers is $10.31 per hour -- 39.3 percent less than the median wage of $17 an hour earned by workers in other sectors. official dataAt the same time, child care is prohibitively expensive for most American families. The poverty rate among child care workers, the report notes, is 14.7 percent -- more than twice the rate of 6.7 percent for other American workers. October reportIf the first report demonstrates how unaffordable American child care is, the second one shows that the exorbitant cost of care does not necessarily go toward paying the people doing the job. Despite [...]

Can’t take off for the Women’s Strike? Here are 21 ways to show your support.

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On March 8, 2017, A Day Without a Woman, an international women's strike will take place. In the spirit of the highly successful Women's March on Jan. 21, the International Women's Strike was organized to raise awareness of the seen and unseen ways women and girls contribute to the economy, all while receiving lower wages, enduring toxic and unsafe work environments, and facing discrimination. If you're professionally and financially able to take off work and step away from home responsibilities, do so. Organizers also encourage participants to avoid emotional labor and shopping for one day, with exceptions for minority- and [...]

Remember MySpace Founder Tom Who Sold It For $580 Million? Heres What Hes Doing Now

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Having picked up a passion for photography back in 2011, MySpace Tom (real name Tom Anderson) now roams the planet in search of the perfect photograph. Whether he's hanging out in Hong Kong Harbour, exploring the ancient city of Bagan in Myanmar, gazing in awe at the northern lights in Iceland, or standing in the shadow of Hawaii's Oahu mountains, Tom's globe-trotting escapades make our feet itch to ditch the office, grab our cameras, and hit the road for a life of adventure. Have you been to any of the places in the pictures below? Let us know in the [...]

Tony Blair calls for people to ‘rise up’ against Brexit – BBC News

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Media captionTony Blair wants the UK to find "a way out from the present rush over the cliff's edge" Tony Blair has said it is his "mission" to persuade Britons to "rise up" and change their minds on Brexit. Speaking in the City of London, the former prime minister claimed that people voted in the referendum "without knowledge of the true terms of Brexit". He urged "a way out from the present rush over the cliff's edge". Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith said the comments were arrogant and undemocratic but Lib Dem Nick Clegg said he "agreed with every [...]

Leonard Cohen, legendary singer-songwriter, dies aged 82

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We have lost one of musics most revered and prolific visionaries, says announcement of the Canadian singers death on his Facebook page Leonard Cohen, the legendary singer-songwriter whose work inspired generations, has died at the age of 82. According to the Leonard Cohen forum, often well informed on the singer, he died on Monday 7 November and has already been buried in a private ceremony in Montreal. In poured in across social media for the Canadian musician, who had just released his 14th album, You Want It Darker, in October, to great acclaim. The Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau said [...]

Baseball says goodbye to veteran catcher in World Series filled with youngsters

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David Ross' career will end this week. Image: Russell Lansford/Getty Images The 2016 World Series is a spectacle of youth, a chance for Major League Baseball to introduce its new wave of bright-eyed superstars to the world. Javier Baez (23) has dazzled viewers with his defense. Francisco Lindor (22) has notched a .421 batting average the best of any hitter in the first five World Series games. So in a series dominated by youth, it's puzzling that a 39-year-old is the talk of the town. As Major League Baseball introduces its baby-faced superstars to the world, it bids goodbye to [...]

Trump campaign chief Steve Bannon is registered voter at vacant Florida home

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Stephen Bannons enrollment is apparent violation of crucial swing states election law requiring voters to be legal residents of county they register in Donald Trumps new presidential campaign chief is registered to vote in a key swing state at an empty house where he does not live, in an apparent breach of election laws. misdemeanor domestic violence after a violent argument with his first wife. Court documents first their website states. It adds: When you register to vote, an actual residence address is required by law. A county spokeswoman did not respond to questions relating to Bannons situation. Three neighbors [...]

Brian Cant, Play School presenter, dies at 83 – BBC News

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA look back at the life career of Brian Cant Children's presenter Brian Cant has died at the age of 83. He was best known for presenting BBC's Play School for 21 years from 1964, and Play Away from 1971 to 1984. His agent said he had been living with Parkinson's disease and died at Denville Hall, a retirement home often used by those in the entertainment industry. A statement from the family said: "He lived courageously with Parkinson's disease for a long time." Cant was also a guest presenter on Jackanory [...]