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Source: CBS News

Health savings accounts: Good retirement medicine

Today 04:17 GMT

A common error in retirement planning is underestimating the often considerable costs of health care that older people require.

It's the only type of account that is tax-free in and tax- free out...You should do careful analysis on the risks of using an HSA before taking that route."

Source: New York Times

Richard Wilbur, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Winner, Dies at 96

Monday 21:55 GMT

Richard Wilbur, whose meticulous, urbane poems earned him two Pulitzer Prizes and selection as the national poet laureate, died on Saturday in Belmont, Mass.

He won a second Pulitzer in 1988, for “New and Collected Poems”; became the second poet laureate of the United States, succeeding Robert Penn Warren, in 1987-88; and won many other awards over the years, including the $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize in 2006, when he was 85.

Source: Common Domain

Cutting Corporate Taxes to 20% Would Boost Workers’ Income, White House Says

Today 04:17 GMT

Cutting the U.S. corporate tax rate from 35% to 20% would, “very conservatively,” boost average household income by $4,000 a year, White House economists say in a report being released on Monday.

The study, sure to be contested as the tax policy debate heats up in Congress, stakes its argument on the idea that corporate taxes hurt workers by inhibiting hiring and wage growth. “There’s lots of evidence that wages respond to changes in corporate taxes,” Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, told reporters on Sunday.

Source: NBC News

Scientists spy neutron star smash-up that scattered bling into space

Today 04:17 GMT

The neutron stars, originally born as massive companions in a double star system, warily circled one another until their dance ended in an explosion a thousand times more energetic than supernovae.

In these unremarkable voids, 50 times the distance of the well-known Andromeda galaxy, two unseen neutron stars had squalled their death into the cosmos. Over the next several weeks, 70 optical and radio telescopes were able to pinpoint the source of the commotion — a brightening point of light near the galaxy NGC 4993.

Source: The Week

6 beautiful homes with pools

Monday 08:06 GMT

Known as Four Chimneys, the 8,966-square-foot home includes original details such as parquet and wide-plank floors, wood paneling and molding, coffered ceilings, French doors, and outside stonework.

The main living space has cathedral ceilings with exposed wood beams as well as stonework around a central fireplace and adorning arched doorways. The tiered outdoor area is laid with stone and includes an outdoor kitchen, a gazebo, a firepit, two hot tubs, a boat dock, and a negative-edge swimming pool.

Source: Common Domain

Shortage of Drivers May Weigh on Earnings of Trucking Companies

Today 04:17 GMT

Trucking companies are convincing shippers to pay more to move freight, but difficulty finding drivers could weigh on earnings.

During a previous freight boom in 2015, carriers scrambling for drivers pushed through some of their biggest raises in decades, offering sign-on bonuses and free bus tickets to drivers willing to switch employers. This year the turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose to 90% in the second quarter, the highest since the end of 2015, according to ATA.

Source: Global News

‘Travelers’ Season 2: Eric McCormack and Nesta Cooper on what’s to come

Monday 13:37 GMT

It’s not easy to be tasked with saving the world, but that’s what Grant MacLaren (Eric McCormack) and his team of “Travelers” have been assigned.

Global News sat down with McCormack and Nesta Cooper (Carly) to talk Travelers Season 2, The Faction and what fellow Canadian Enrico Colantoni is bringing to the show.

Source: CBS News

2-year-old denied kidney transplant because father violated probation

Monday 21:55 GMT

A.J. Burgess was born a month too soon without a working kidney, WGCL-TV reports, and his father Anthony Dickerson is a 110 percent match for an organ donation.

It was at that point everything changed for the family and Carmella said that the hospital needed three to four months before the child's father could donate his kidney. However, he returned to jail for violating his parole again for possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of or attempt to commit certain felonies, according to WGCL-TV.

Source: Global News

Food for Thought: Kent Hehr on his new role and the day ‘the music stopped’

Monday 14:34 GMT

Kent Hehr as new sports minister could help Calgary in possible Olympic bid. Hehr acknowledged that his status as a Liberal cabinet minister means he isn’t always the most popular politician in his home province of Alberta, but added that it’s “getting easier.”

WATCH: In this extended interview with Cabinet Minister Kent Hehr, he talks about his favourite restaurant away from Parliament Hill and what life is like as a liberal MP in Alberta.

Source: DW

Pope Francis canonizes 35 new saints

Monday 10:53 GMT

The Catholic Church has 35 new saints, almost all of them martyrs from centuries past, after Pope Francis canonized them during Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square.

Francis, who was born in Argentina and is the first pope to come from Latin America, frequently, links his calls for social justice, especially for indigenous people, to those for the defense of the environment, noting that the poor will suffer the most from the consequences of climate change.

Source: Washington Post

Secrets of the vice president’s residence revealed in new book

Today 04:17 GMT

Despite its second-banana status, the residence of the vice president, a Queen Anne-style home on the grounds of the Naval Observatory in Northwest Washington, has seen its share of drama and good times.

“It’s been said that both Biden and [Obama] wholeheartedly agree that as far as living arrangements go, the vice president’s residence is ‘way better than the White House,’ ” Denyer writes.

Source: Common Domain

Why ‘nudging’ works: People need a push when it comes to retirement savings

Monday 14:32 GMT

Because of these natural behavioral factors, a defined contribution retirement savings program often fails to overcome the following behavioral barriers and leads to less than optimal outcomes:. • Lack of access to employer-based retirement savings plans.

People who do not save for retirement often do not have access to an employer-run retirement program, do not understand how much money they will need to save, or lack the financial knowledge to make the best investment decisions.

Source: Common Domain

Katie Smith named coach of the New York Liberty

Today 04:17 GMT

"It is a privilege to have the opportunity to promote Katie Smith — unquestionably one of the best to ever play the game of basketball — to head coach of the New York Liberty," Thomas said. "Katie has transitioned from an all-time great player to phenomenal coach during her time with the Liberty, which has included the most successful stretch of basketball in franchise history.

Katie's leadership, dedication and acumen make her the ideal coach to lead our team as we continue to strive towards the ultimate goal of bringing our fans and the city of New York a WNBA championship."

Source: Global News

Scientists make 1st detection of light from gravitational wave source

Today 04:17 GMT

Scientists in the United States and Europe have for the first time detected gravitational waves, the ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein, at the same time as light from the same cosmic event, according to research published on Monday.

Gravitational waves: What they are and why scientists are so excited about them. The waves, caused by the collision of two neutron stars some 130 million years ago, were first detected in August in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatories, known as LIGO, in Washington state and Louisiana as well as at a third detector, named Virgo in Italy.

Source: Washington Post

Trump, red state Democrats warily approach each other on tax cuts

Today 04:17 GMT

President Trump plans to intensify his outreach to Senate Democrats this week as he tries to broaden support for massive tax cuts, but the administration’s prior overtures have left key lawmakers wondering whether the president is willing to negotiate with Democrats or solely seeking to use them as political props.

Trump on Wednesday will meet with Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee, the panel that writes tax law, as part of an effort to curry congressional favor for his proposal, which is still in outline form, to cut tax rates for corporations and individuals.

Source: NBC News

Civilians to be evacuated from ISIS holdout, says U.S.

Saturday 16:24 GMT
Source: New York Times

Forest, Forest Everywhere. But Not an Acre to Touch.

Tuesday 10:53 GMT
Source: BBC

Do our tongues have different ‘taste zones’?

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: CBS News

Man treads water, drifts for 17 hours after kayak sinks

Tuesday 10:53 GMT
Source: The Week

The stark beauty of Chile's Atacama Desert

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump mocks ‘Liddle’ Bob Corker, says senator was ‘made to sound a fool’

Wednesday 13:37 GMT
Source: NBC News

Riding the waves is a way of life for Africans

Saturday 20:57 GMT
Source: CBS News

Portugal and Galicia in Spain see wildfire deaths mount

Today 04:17 GMT
Source: DW

Deadly fires rage in Portugal, Spain, ex-Hurricane Ophelia fans flames

Today 04:17 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Crews make gains in California Wine Country wildfires: ‘We’ve turned a corner’

Monday 21:55 GMT
Source: Reuters

Firefighters gaining edge in California wildfires that have killed at least 40

Today 04:16 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Despite clear risks, Santa Rosa neighborhood that burned down was exempt from fire regulations

Monday 16:24 GMT
Source: The Guradian

At least 30 killed as Ophelia winds fan wildfires in Portugal and Spain

Today 04:17 GMT
Source: DW

Venezuela regional elections: Maduro's party takes most states

Monday 21:55 GMT

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