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GOP Finally Releases ‘Skinny’ Repeal Bill, The Health Care Freedom Act

After several days of mystery and voting for and against amendments on a bill that doesn’t really exist, Republican leadership in the Senate has finally released the text of the Health Care Freedom Act, better known as the “skinny” Obamacare repeal bill.

Judge Rules That Politician Violated First Amendment By Banning Critical Commenter

With politicians — most notably our current President — using social media to communicate directly to the world, the question is now being asked whether a lawmaker is violating the First Amendment when they actively block people from following them online.

Shelf-Checking Robots To Roam The Aisles At Schnucks Supermarkets

Sure, big-box hardware store Lowe’s has a customer service robot that still won’t keep you from hating your partner, but supermarket chain Schnucks, based in St.

Comcast to Launch ‘Instant TV’ Streaming Service This Fall


This article was originally published by Consumer Reports. Would you consider getting a cable-replacement TV service from a cable company?

American Airlines To Notify Customers If Bags Are Delayed


For the better part of a year, airlines have experimented with different programs aimed at easing travelers’ frustrations when it comes to their checked luggage; from Alaska’s electronic baggage tags to Delta’s checked bag map.

Is Obamacare “Skinny Repeal” Actually The Senate’s Plan, Or A Way To Bring Back The House Version Instead?

After a chaotic and tumultuous week, the Senate appears to be slowly, painfully congealing around a plan it can agree on to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Insurance Companies, Actuaries, Physicians Warn Against Repeal Of Obamacare’s ‘Individual Mandate’

The various “repeal and replace” factions have targeted different aspects of the Affordable Care Act: Some want to slash Medicaid; some want to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood; some say they must repeal taxes on tanning salons.

Victims Of Mortgage Modification Scam Lost More Than Their Homes

Each year, fraudsters target vulnerable, trusting Americans by claiming that they can make their lives better.

GOP Proposes, Then Immediately Rejects Plan For Single-Payer Health Insurance

Since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, Republican lawmakers have repeatedly decried it as “socialized” or “government-run” healthcare while calling for its repeal.

Period Underwear Company Thinx Has A New CEO Months After Sexual Harassment Claims

Period underwear company Thinx has a new “She-EO,” a title the company’s former leader bestowed upon herself: The startup named a new CEO today, months after the previous leader and co-founder left amid reports of sexual harassment and employee dissatisfaction.  Bloomberg reports that beginning next week Maria Molland Selby will become the new CEO of Thinx, but she won’t continue with the She-E-O title created by her predecessor.

Amazon Reportedly Has A Secret Team Working On Virtual Doctor Visits, Other Medical Services

Two months after Amazon was rumored to be thinking of getting into the pharmacy business by offering customers the option of ordering their prescription drugs through the e-commerce giant’s supplier channel, the company is taking its desire to be doctor a step further, reported developing a team focused on virtual medicine.  CNBC, citing sources close to the matter, reports that Amazon has a secret lab, dubbed 1492, that is focused on exploring, among other things, a platform for electronic medical records, health apps for devices like Echo, and telemedicine opportunities.

Congratulations To Jeff Bezos, The New Richest Person In The World

For the first time since 2013, the world has a new richest person. Thanks to a rise in the value of Amazon stock, the company’s founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, has taken the top spot on Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index from Microsoft founder Bill Gates.

Trump Administration Tells Court: Civil Rights Law Doesn’t Ban Discrimination Against LGBT Workers

The landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin,” but does the ban on sex-related discrimination extend to sexual orientation?

Here’s A Gas Pump Skimmer That Texts Victims’ Card Data To Crooks

For the crooks operating skimmers on gas pumps, ATMs, or retail credit card terminals, an important part of their business model is getting the data from the devices.

Dept. Of Education Hasn’t Approved A Loan Forgiveness Claim In Six Months

When Education Secretary Betsy DeVos hit “reset” on revamped Borrower Defense rules that aim to ensure students at troubled schools weren’t left with nothing but debt if their college collapsed, she noted that students who had already submitted claims for loan forgiveness wouldn’t be affected.

State Fair Ride Breaks In Pieces, Killing One Person And Injuring Seven More

Thrill-seekers flocked to the Ohio State Fair for its opening on Wednesday night. Unfortunately, the evening turned tragic as one “aggressive thrill” ride broke to pieces with passengers still on it, killing one rider and critically injuring several others.

United Airlines Sued Over In-Flight Death Of Simon The Giant Rabbit

Simon, the giant rabbit who recently died during transport from London to Missouri, was destined to be shown off at the Iowa State Fair.

Ford Recalls 117,000 Vehicles Over Possible Seatbelt Defect

Seatbelts can prove to be a literal lifesaver in the event of a crash, but they have to work properly for that to happen.

Walmart Cancels SNES Classic Preorders, Shrugs


If the popularity of the NES Classic was any indication, this year’s SNES Classic, a mini Super Nintendo with pre-loaded games, will be a hit product well into the holiday season.

Study: Happy People Buy Time Instead Of Stuff

They say money can’t buy you love — but can it buy happiness? That’s up for debate, but a new study says that using your funds to purchase time — something we all wish we had more of — can lead to increased happiness.


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