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  • Photo by Ben White on UnsplashI Watched My Mother Die for YearsI knew it was coming. Sometime in the future. My comprehension masked in young adulthood.I was sent away. To boarding school. So I didn’t have to watch her deteriorate.But I knew.I could hear it in her voice.I could see it in my head.Death was coming. For the one that gave me life.“Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.”— Erich FrommThe Phone Call I DreadedI was shooting hoop with a friend when the phone rang. (This was 1991. The phone ringing...
    State Senate Passes ‘Gracie’s Bill’ For Girl Who Can’t Feel Pain
    Anticipating payments helps cash flow

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — General Motors says it will build a new vehicle at its plant in Kansas City, Kansas....
    General Motors Confirms New Vehicle for Fairfax Plant
    Driver seriously injured when Metra train strikes vehicle in Norwood Park

    Emma Lee Corbett, 34, from Sydney, has built a career in stripping, exotic dancing and pole dancing. She shared her story with FEMAIL and revealed why she thinks she's 'just like you'....
    Emma Lee Corbett on how she turned stripping into a career
    Photos: Ice dancing, speed skating and more on center stage at Olympics

    One day after we reported that the central bank governor and ECB Governing Council member Ilmars Rimsevics was detained by Latvia’s anti-corruption authority on Saturday on suspicion of accepting a bribe of more than €100,000, prompting both Latvia's Prime Minister and the president to call on Rimsevics to resign, Latvia appears to have a full-blown banking crisis on its hands, after the European Central Bank froze all payments by Latvia's third largest bank, ABLV, following U.S. accusations the bank laundered billions in illicit funds, including for companies connected to North...
    RBA keeping close eye on 'pockets' of mortgage stress
    Argentine official resigns over bank account in Andorra

    The Ministry for Primary Industries says it's introduced new measures against stink bugs. The Ministry says all used vehicles will now undergo inspection and cleaning at an MPI-approved facility in Japan prior to export.This announcement......
    Trump backs improved background checks on gun buys
    Trump Offers Support For Limited Effort On Background Checks

    Hilary Duff has lost her canine companion of 10 years.On Monday, the Younger star took to Instagram to mourn the loss of dog Dubious, with an emotional and touching post....
    Millie Bobby Brown gets sweet birthday tribute from beau
    Nicole Scherzinger pays tribute to late singer Aaliyah

    Secretary for exiting EU to say in speech that fears of a race to the bottom are unfoundedDavid Davis will tell business leaders in Austria that fears the Conservatives will plunge Britain into a “Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after leaving the EU are unfounded.The Brexit secretary will claim that Theresa May’s government wants to oversee a race to the top in global standards, listing workers’ rights, City regulation, animal welfare and the environment as areas for potential improvement. Continue reading......
    Brexit secretary Davis hits out at EU's scaremongering
    Britain will not have "Mad Max" economy to undercut...

    The $25 million hotel is one of two the developer plans in the area....
    Manchester City's pursuit of a quadruple has ended after it was surprisingly eliminated from the FA Cup by losing at third-division Wigan 1-0....
    Man City's quadruple bid ends in shock FA Cup loss to...
    Man City's Quadruple Bid Ends in Shock FA Cup Loss to Wigan

    Earlier today we discussed a report by Goldman Sachs which, when summarized, suggested that unless something significant changes in the coming years, the current US fiscal policy will lead to a debt catastrophe. In an unprecedented warning, the bank which spawned Trump's chief economic advisor Gary Cohn, ironically the architect behind Trump's fiscal strategy, warned that "the continued growth of public debt raises eventual sustainability questions if left unchecked."It is worth highlighting that for Goldman to warn that the US fiscal and debt trajectory is unsustainable is quite unprecedented, especially...
    Brit nominees enjoy chart boost ahead of awards ceremony
    BRIT Awards nominees Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran & Kendrick Lamar scaling this week's chart

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly two months after marijuana became legal in California only about 1 percent of the state’s known growers have been licensed, according to a report from a cannabis-business group. The report, released Monday by the California Growers Association, cites costs and regulatory barriers it says independent growers face. It says only […]...
    Report: California pot growers lagging in getting licenses
    California pot growers lagging in getting licenses

    Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,How long can our debt levels keep growing much, much faster than the overall economy? We haven’t had a year of 3 percent growth for the U.S. economy since the middle of the Bush administration, but we keep borrowing money as if there is no tomorrow.  Much of the focus has been on the exploding debt of the federal government, and that is definitely something I plan to address once I get to Washington.  But on an individual level, U.S. consumers have been...
    Police: Child, 3 Adults Shot Outside Texas Restaurant
    Debt Cancer: More Than 80 Percent Of American Adults Owe Somebody Else Money

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Daytona Day was nothing short of a rousing success for NASCAR, which was able to celebrate both its storied past and youthful......
    Column: NASCAR's youth movement may be good for business
    Beginning to find sense on gun control