'World will end in 12 years if we don't address climate change,' Ocasio-Cortez says

January 22, 2019@9:06 AM TFP Editor 0

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during the Women’s Unity Rally at Foley Square on Jan. 19, 2019 in New York City. More The youngest woman ever elected to Congress again made headlines and sparked conservative criticism when she said Monday that she and other young Americans fear “the world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., made the remark during an interview with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates at the MLK Now event in New York City celebrating [Read More]

Iraq scientist on death row claims he successfully helped ISIS develop chemical weapons

January 22, 2019@9:03 AM TFP Editor 0

An Iraqi scientist says he worked with ISIS, led its successful effort to obtain chemical weapons in 2014 and claims the terror group continues to seek for such weapons. Suleiman al-Afari, an Iraqi geologist, started working for ISIS after the group seized Mosul in Iraq during the peak of the group’s activities in the region and began asking the remaining civil service workers to work for them. TEXAS MAN WHO JOINED ISIS WANTED TO ‘SEE WHAT THE GROUP WAS ABOUT’ But the man, who worked at Iraq’s [Read More]

US home sales plummeted 6.4 percent in December

January 22, 2019@9:02 AM TFP Editor 0

U.S. home sales cratered in December, causing price growth to slip to the lowest level in more than six years as the housing sector ended 2018 on a decidedly weak note. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales of existing homes plunged 6.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.99 million last month, the worst pace in almost three years. For all of 2018, sales of existing homes fell 3.1 percent from a year ago to 5.34 million units, the weakest [Read More]

ICE U.S. Dollar Index little changed at 96.366

January 22, 2019@9:02 AM TFP Editor 0

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Day 32: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set to introduce bill to end shutdown

January 22, 2019@9:00 AM TFP Editor 0

The nation returned on Tuesday from a holiday weekend to a government still shut down, 32 days after the costly political impasse began. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is expected to introduce a bill on the Senate floor as early as Tuesday, aides for the senator told ABC News, following a plan announced by the president over the weekend that would trade protections for DACA recipients — undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children — for wall funding — though the plan was [Read More]

U.S. top court lets Trump transgender troop restrictions take effect

January 22, 2019@8:49 AM TFP Editor 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday let President Donald Trump enforce his policy barring certain transgender people from joining or staying in the military as the justices put on hold lower court rulings blocking the plan on constitutional grounds. The conservative-majority granted the Trump administration’s request to lift injunctions issued by federal judges against the policy while a legal challenge continues in lower courts. Liberal Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor said they would have kept the [Read More]

Here’s how to get your New Year’s financial resolutions back on track

January 22, 2019@8:33 AM TFP Editor 0

Whether it was an unexpected expense or an impulse purchase, chances are you’ve slacked off on your resolution to save more and spend less. That’s OK. Most people typically give up on their financial resolutions six weeks into the new year, according to a survey from LearnVest. This year is no exception, even though more than 4 in 10 Americans said losing debt is a top priority — even over shedding weight, according to a survey by CompareCards.com. “Weight isn’t necessarily something that impacts people [Read More]