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November 11, 2017 8:15 PM PlantSnap Plant Identification on the App Store

Instantly identify plants, flowers and trees with PlantSnap by Earth.com, the mobile app built to help you identify plants and trees in a snap! Have you ever been on a hike, walking through a garden or simply on an afternoon walk and wondered what species that plant, flower or tree was? Simply take a picture of the plant or tree, and PlantSnap will tell you what it is in seconds 56

October 26, 2017 9:38 PM How the GOP Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Spending

Trump wanted to cut $1.7 trillion out of the budget. The House Republicans just countered by cutting nothing. What happened? Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget director, faced a jarring question Sunday on Face the Nation: Why have Republicans given up trying to rein in spending? The show’s host, John Dickerson, compared it to Weight Watchers giving 106

October 24, 2017 7:29 PM Gate fee at Rocky Mountain National Park could hit $70 next year to fund long-deferred park maintenance

A year after celebrating its 100th anniversary with record crowds, the National Park Service is proposing steep increases in entry fees, more than doubling the peak-season gate fee to $70 at Rocky Mountain National Park and the 16 other busiest parks. The “targeted fee increases” are intended to fund overdue improvements to aging infrastructure, including 50

October 10, 2017 2:38 PM Erdogan holds talks in Serbia as Turkey hikes Balkan clout

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks with Serbia's president on Tuesday as Ankara stepped up efforts to increase its clout in the Balkans. Erdogan's talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic focused on trade and investment, but also covered political relations in the region, where many countries have historic and religious links with Turkey 102

September 16, 2017 12:23 PM Tracking Jose and Potential Second Storm

"My parents didn't want to move to Florida, but they turned sixty and that's the law" joked Jerry Seinfeld. When your kids are young, you teach them. When you get older, they teach you. "Only pay for what you actually USE" my oldest son preaches. Uber. VRBO. Airbnb. I love the idea of having a place in the Sunshine State, but I honestly don't want to watch 588

August 14, 2017 8:47 PM House passes property tax reform bill; other bills now moving

AUSTIN -- The Texas House on Monday approved a property tax reform bill after a lengthy debate, apparently breaking a deadlock the day before that had stalled the approval of other key legislation. The House approved its version of Senate Bill 1 that features a provision allowing voters to have a say in any tax hikes that are 6 percent or higher 62

July 12, 2017 12:43 PM Fed's Yellen says rate and portfolio plans on track, cautions on inflation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy is healthy enough for the Fed to move forward with plans to raise rates and begin winding down its massive bond portfolio, though low inflation and a low neutral rate may leave the central bank with diminished leeway, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday. In what may be one of her last appearances before Congress 56

July 10, 2017 8:06 PM Egypt expects to receive second IMF loan disbursal within coming week: CBC

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt expects to receive a second loan installment worth $1.25 billion from the International Monetary Fund within the next week, Finance Minister Amr El-Garhy told private television channel CBC on Monday. Egypt agreed a three-year $12 billion IMF loan program in November that is tied to ambitious economic reforms such as subsidy cuts and tax hikes 62

July 3, 2017 12:06 AM Venezuela’s Maduro hikes wages amid protests

FILE - In this June 24, 2017 file photo, Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro watching a military parade during Army Day celebrations at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro said on his TV show on Sunday, July 2, 2017 that he was hiking salaries 50 percent, bringing workers wages to at least 250,000 bolivars per month, or less than $35 at the black 45

July 1, 2017 9:22 PM The Latest: Christie orders Legislature back amid impasse

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is ordering lawmakers back into session amid a budget impasse. Christie, a Republican, sent a letter Saturday to Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney and Democratic Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto ordering the Legislature to meet on Sunday. Christie ordered a government shutdown of nonessential services on Friday after 82