Republicans seen scrapping Ryan Medicare plan in U.S. budget push
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:15:27 GMT
Aiming to acquire more budget powers and take a swipe at Obamacare, Republicans will likely scrap a proposal that stirred controversy and helped launch Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan on the national stage: privatizing the Medicare health program. Ryan's bold Medicare "premium support" plan would be sacrificed to ensure passage of Congress' first full budget in six years and allow Republicans a rare opportunity to use a powerful procedural tool to ease passage of other legislation.
In varying amounts, casinos dole out millions on 'free play'
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:52:00 GMT
Maryland casinos have been collectively giving away tens of millions of dollars a year - as much as 20 percent of their revenue in one case - in free play on slot machines and table games designed to keep their big-spending customers gambling, according to state documents. And that doesn't include the free hotel stays, dinners, gift cards, luxury car rides, flights and other "comps" that casino executives say are an essential part of doing business.
Frozen Veggies, Smoothie Kits Recalled Over Listeria Concerns
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:11:45 GMT
Inventure Foods, Inc. is recalling certain varieties of its Fresh Frozen line of vegetables and select varieties of its Jamba "At Home" line of smoothie kits, after finding listeria in its Jefferson, Georgia, facility. The Phoenix-based company said there have been no reported illnesses linked to the products included in the voluntary recall.
Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip NFL draft
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:06:53 GMT
In this Jan. 1, 2015, file photo, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, center left, greets Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston after Oregon's win in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal game in Pasadena, Calif.
Two former star players, two teams to be inducted into Javelina Hall of Fame
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 23:02:46 GMT
In recognition of outstanding achievement and contribution to Javelina Athletics, two individuals and two teams will be inducted into the Javelina Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 11. Track and field All-American Tarmo Jallai, women's basketball player Pat Lewandowski, the 1974 football team and 1975 football team will join the prodigious cast of hall of fame members.
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