"The Justice Department has dropped its long-running criminal investigation of a lawyer who publicly admitted leaking information about President George W. Bush's top-secret warrantless wiretapping program to The New York Times," Politico reports.
The Bible says that Christians should share each other's burdens, and for some, that means sharing the burden of medical bills. They join together in health care sharing ministries, usually paying monthly "shares" of a few hundred dollars or more to cover other members' health care expenses. They then get their own expenses covered in turn.
The automaker said Tuesday that net income rose to about $2.5 billion, up from $2 billion in the same quarter last year and its best first-quarter performance since 1998. Ford sold plenty of F-series pickup trucks and Explorer SUVs. But unlike in the past, when big gas-guzzlers were cash cows for American automakers, it's Ford's smaller, fuel-efficient cars that are driving its earnings.
New York Times financial writer Diana Henriques was the first journalist to interview Bernie Madoff after the money manager was sentenced to 150 years in prison for swindling investors in a massive $65 billon Ponzi scheme.
But even behind bars, she says, Madoff was a "fluent liar."
British author Linda Grant's fifth novel, We Had It So Good, is a sobering exploration of what happens when four relatively privileged members of the swinging sixties grow up. It follows Stephen, an American documentary maker; his British wife Andrea, a psychotherapist; and their British best friends, Ivan, an anarchist turned ad man, and Grace, an itinerant free spirit. All, with the exception of Grace, become ensconced in 21st-century lifestyles that don't come close to the overly philosophical and rebellious plans they had for themselves decades earlier.
Its widely watched consumer confidence index edged up to 65.4 from 63.8 in March.
The increase was due in part to more optimism about the economy's short-term outlook and somewhat less concern among consumers about inflation — something that could change in coming months if gasoline prices continue their sharp upward trend.
Visit an urban park in China any given morning or late afternoon, and you're likely to find elderly people engaged in a slow, elegant dance, their arms and legs lifting and circling in unison. Tinny traditional music might be playing from a battery-run cassette player. The seniors are focused and at ease in their daily ritual, and it's soothing to watch them.