Thursday, August 13, 2020

Elections 2020

Trump adds grandiose promises to campaign pitch

The payroll tax, a bedrock of the American retirement system since 1941, will end as soon as President Donald Trump is reelected, he promised last weekend.

Business

Home prices headed up across US

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The National Association of Realtors estimates that single-family home sales prices in D-FW in the second quarter rose by 2% year-over-year to $280,900.

World

Barred Belarusian presidential candidate announces fund’s creation in Kiev

Valery Tsepkalo, who was not allowed to register as a candidate in the Belarusian presidential election, has announced the creation of a charity fund in Kiev to support opposition forces.

Nation

CDC tells parents, docs to watch for rare, neurologic condition in...

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One morning at breakfast six years ago, as Dawn Sticklen’s healthy 13-year-old son tried to eat a bowl of cereal, his arms started shaking and got so weak he couldn’t feed himself.

Sports

5 OT playoff game pushes start of Hurricanes-Bruins playoff series to Wednesday morning

The Carolina Hurricanes will have to wait another day to get the Stanley Cup playoffs started.

‘It’s all new territory’: Are NFL’s ‘obese’ linemen at greater risk amid coronavirus pandemic?

As a team physician for Tulane and co-director of the New Orleans school’s Center for Sport, Dr. Gregory Stewart is never far from the ravages of the coronavirus.

Sixers-Trail Blazers rapid reaction: Josh Richardson takes over, Lillard a handful

This was the fifth seeding game for the 76ers in the NBA’s restart and second without Ben Simmons, who will undergo surgery in the coming days to remove a loose body in his left knee.

Late runs help Blue Jays trip up Red Sox, 2-1

The Red Sox ultimately avoided trouble when they allowed the leadoff man to reach in the top of the sixth inning Saturday night.
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Travel

Alaska Airlines no longer renting out in-flight entertainment tablets

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Alaska Airlines has permanently done away with in-flight entertainment tablet rentals onboard its flights in the name of safety amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Food

Best Bites: Sun-Maid Bites, Birthday Cake

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When I first got the Sun-Maid Birthday Cake Bites, I hesitated to try them. Birthday cake-flavored raisin bars? Sounded odd.

Health

CDC tells parents, docs to watch for rare, neurologic condition in...

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One morning at breakfast six years ago, as Dawn Sticklen’s healthy 13-year-old son tried to eat a bowl of cereal, his arms started shaking and got so weak he couldn’t feed himself.

Entertainment

Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd cases likely to air on Court TV

Court TV is likely to get a few million witnesses for the prosecution.

Auto Trends

Auto review: 2021 Toyota Venza hybrid SUV combines Lexus style with Toyota value

The 2021 Venza hybrid SUV delivers Lexus style at Toyota prices. That’s no coincidence. Toyota only uses the name “Venza” in North America, where it was used on another attractive SUV from 2008-15.

Cadillac debuts all-electric Lyriq crossover

Cadillac’s first ever all-electric vehicle has arrived.

Auto review: 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible is the perfect social distancing tool

Odds are you’re working from home now, and possibly for the rest of your career.

Auto review: 2020 Buick Encore GX small SUV completes the brand’s transformation

Don’t look now, but Buick is the shape of the auto industry’s future, and that shape is an SUV.