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$4 a month? Social Security recipients to get tiny increase

| | Oct 18 2016 - 11:19am | Comments

WASHINGTON — Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get a 0.3 percent increase in monthly benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises. The adjustment adds up to a monthly increase of less than $4 a month for an average recipient.

  1. | Posted: Oct 13 2016 - 8:54am

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An ideological tug of war over the firing of a Rhode Island church music director for marrying his same-sex partner illustrates the confusion that permeates some U.S. Roman Catholic parishes over Pope Francis’ words on homosexuality.

  2. | Posted: Oct 13 2016 - 8:54am

    PUEBLO, Colo. — Hillary Clinton turned up the heat Wednesday on Republican candidates who are facing both tight election races and tough decisions on what to do about Donald Trump. She’s now seeking to spread her new momentum to fellow Democrats on November ballots.

  3. | Posted: Oct 12 2016 - 11:06am

    SAN DIEGO — Despite strict protections off the West Coast, leatherback turtles are in danger in other parts of the Pacific, scientists and fishermen said at a conference called to celebrate California’s official marine reptile.

  4. | Posted: Oct 12 2016 - 11:03am

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Floridians will get one more week, through Tuesday, Oct. 18, to register to vote, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. The move could tip the balance of a pivotal swing state as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump make their pitch to voters in the final month of the campaign.

  5. | Posted: Oct 12 2016 - 10:06am

    CONCORD, N.H. — Nearly 75 years after he died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the remains of Navy Fireman 3rd Class Edwin Hopkins are coming home to New Hampshire.

  6. | Posted: Oct 12 2016 - 12:05am

    OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett has the kind of money problem most people would envy: a growing mountain of cash.

  7. | Posted: Oct 12 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — The “shackles” gone, Donald Trump stepped up his fierce attacks on his own party leaders Tuesday, promising to teach Republicans who oppose him a lesson and fight for the presidency “the way I want to.”

  8. | Posted: Oct 12 2016 - 12:05am

    NOGALES, Ariz. — The hills on the Arizona border with Mexico are steep and bumpy as Paul Estrada drives along the fence, patrolling for drug and human smugglers.

  9. | Posted: Oct 12 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he wants private companies to help send humans to Mars by the 2030s.

  10. | Posted: Oct 11 2016 - 11:32am

    The World Health Organization is backing a controversial remedy to reverse the global rise in obesity and Type 2 diabetes — a 20 percent to 50 percent soda tax.

  11. | Posted: Oct 11 2016 - 12:06am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Two missiles fired from rebel-held territory in Yemen landed near an American destroyer in the Red Sea, the U.S. Navy said Monday, the second such launch targeting ships in the crucial international waterway in recent days.

  12. | Posted: Oct 11 2016 - 12:06am

    LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — With floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew on the rise, at least one North Carolina city appeared near chaos Monday, its police station shuttered and sporadic gunfire in the air, and authorities worried that more communities could end up the same way.

  13. | Posted: Oct 11 2016 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan, the nation’s top elected Republican, effectively abandoned Donald Trump Monday, telling anxious fellow lawmakers he will not campaign for or defend the floundering businessman in the election’s closing weeks. Pro-Trump members rebelled in anger, accusing Ryan of conceding the election to Hillary Clinton.

  14. | Posted: Oct 10 2016 - 12:05am

    NATICK, Mass. — President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared it a “date which will live in infamy” — and three-quarters of a century later, relics from that audacious attack still conjure strong emotions.

  15. | Posted: Oct 10 2016 - 12:05am

    TOKYO — Mount Aso in southern Japan sent huge plumes of gray smoke as high as 6.8 miles into the air on Saturday in one of the volcano’s biggest explosions in years.