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On Wednesday, Democrats in Congress complained that Atty. Gen. William Barr would be holding a news conference about special counsel Robert Mueller's report before the document was actually released. Several chairs of House committees called the news conference "unnecessary and inappropriate" and warned that it "appears designed to shape public perceptions of the report before anyone can read ...

Dallas-based Texas Instruments has chosen Richardson, Texas as the site for an approximately $3.1 billion facility that's expected to create more than 488 jobs. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced the news Thursday morning on the governor's office website. The semiconductor company will receive millions of dollars in tax incentives from the state, along with Collin County, Plano ISD and the city ...

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HARTFORD, Conn. - Despite leaving Congress three months ago - a departure precipitated by a #MeToo scandal in her office - former Rep. Elizabeth Esty is still using campaign funds to pay for printing, a website, catering and a salary to her chief of staff. The Connecticut Democrat finished March with $590,945 in her campaign committee, known as the Friends of Elizabeth Esty, filings with the ...

Dallas pastor T.D. Jakes challenged corporate leaders Wednesday to hire thousands of people who have been released from prison, but locked out of the workforce. He made his pitch with one of Dallas' most prominent CEOs by his side: Randall Stephenson of AT&T. The two Dallas leaders - pastor of megachurch The Potter's House and top executive of the nation's 9th largest company - struck up a ...

Investors had their eyes on the Bay Area on Thursday, as Pinterest and Zoom Video Communications became the latest of the region's companies to get join the IPO caravan and make their public debuts to enthusiasm on Wall Street. Pintererst, the image-sharing and information company that has made a name by allowing people to "pin" images and links of things they find and like online, started ...

Elizabeth Holmes, charged with felony conspiracy and fraud for allegedly misleading patients, doctors and investors about her now-defunct Silicon Valley blood-testing company Theranos, is demanding more documents from federal authorities and pushing to delay a trial date. Former Theranos CEO Holmes and former company president Sunny Balwani were indicted by a grand jury in June. They are ...

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump escaped a subpoena forcing him to testify - despite offering only written answers that the special counsel determined to be "inadequate" - because Robert Mueller's office was wary of the "substantial delay" a legal battle would cause. Mueller's decision to forgo a court fight to compel the president's testimony may be one of Trump's biggest victories during ...

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U.S. Bank will close more than 300 branches over the next two years as it adapts to the changing ways that people get services from it and other financial companies, executives said. The nation's fifth-largest bank was constrained for several years from making changes to its 3,000 branches by a regulatory review of anti-money laundering practices. That constraint ended late last year and ...

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Qualcomm's share price, in a coma for the past two years because of a legal war with Apple over patent fees, has awoken in a big way following Tuesday's settlement agreement between the two tech firms. Over Tuesday and Wednesday's trading days, Qualcomm's stock has soared 35 percent. The gains came as the companies ended all litigation and signed new patent license deal and chip supply ...

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BOGOTA, Colombia - In coming months, tens of thousands of Venezuelans - young, old, rich, poor, government supporters and opposition rabble-rousers - will get the equivalent of $10 deposited in their online accounts, no strings attached. In a country reeling from hyperinflation and food and medicine shortages, organizers are hoping the scattershot donations will ultimately save lives - and ...

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CHICAGO - New census data shows the Chicago area lost population for the fourth consecutive year, continuing a statewide trend of decline that could threaten future federal funding, economic prosperity and political representation for those left behind. The metro Chicago area lost an estimated 22,068 residents from 2017 to 2018, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday. While New ...

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WASHINGTON - Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III uncovered "evidence of numerous links" between Donald Trump campaign officials and individuals with or claiming ties to the Russian government, according to a redacted version of his final report released by the Justice Department on Thursday. But Mueller declined to charge any of those campaign officials under conspiracy, coordination, or ...

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Sears Holdings Corp. has filed a lawsuit against its former chairman and CEO, Edward Lampert, and his hedge fund, claiming they wrongly siphoned $2 billion in assets from the company as it headed for bankruptcy. "Had defendants not taken these illegal and improper actions, Sears would have had billions of dollars more to pay its third-party creditors today and would not have endured the amount ...

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RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a controversial abortion bill Thursday, saying it's unnecessary and ill-advised. The bill would create new criminal and civil penalties for infanticide, specifically for situations in which a baby survives an abortion procedure. The new punishments apply to doctors and nurses who don't provide care for the surviving newborns. Supporters of ...

Apr. 18--Google and Amazon, longtime corporate adversaries who have been feuding for years, have made up. Consumers who have complained about not being able to watch YouTube or the cutting-the-cord YouTube TV service via Amazon's popular Fire TV Stick streaming products and the Amazon branded Fire TV Edition TV sets will finally get to do so later this year. Additionally, Google is bringing ...

Apr. 18--Maternity hospitals across the country would be required to do more to prevent deadly deliveries under new standards proposed this week by the nation's largest hospital accreditation group. If adopted, about 2,700 birthing hospitals would be required by the Joint Commission to take specific actions related to severe bleeding and dangerously high blood pressure. For years these ...

Apr. 18--A three-day severe storm system that brought hail, high winds and some tornadoes to the Kansas-Texas corridor moved slowly eastward into the Deep South on Thursday, threatening more violent weather on its way to the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service warns of several possible tornadoes and extensive wind damage across the central Gulf Coast states, South and Tennessee Valley ...

Apr. 18--A bus carrying German tourists plunged off an embankment on the Portuguese island of Madeira on Wednesday and slammed into a house, leaving 28 people dead, according to the local mayor. Portugal's RTP News quotes Filipe Sousa, the mayor of the city of Santa Cruz, as confirming the deaths of 11 men and 17 women. The report was also carried by the national news agency Lusa. About 22 ...

Apr. 18--WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department released a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report, chronicling the results of his lengthy investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election. The 448-page report, which was released in two volumes, allows the public its first in-depth look at the results of Mueller's secretive ...

Apr. 18--PARIS -- One had been playing music. Another rushed in as dangerous flames engulfed a medieval spire. A third scrambled to find keys to a safe that held priceless relics. Three days after a devastating fire destroyed large parts of the world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris, investigators have yet to reveal the specific cause of the blaze that burned the cathedral's ...

Apr. 18--WASHINGTON -- From legal services and family resource centers to scholarships and employment preparation, many big cities have set up a dedicated infastructure, costing millions a year, to help immigrants. So when President Donald Trump threatened to ship undocumented immigrants who crossed the border illegally to various sanctuary cities across the nation, big cities like New York, ...

Apr. 18--WASHINGTON -- Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will hold news conference Thursday just before Congress receives a copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016. The news conference will be at 9:30 a.m. EDT, said Kerri Kupec. The report is expected to go to Congress between 11 a.m. and noon EDT and likely ...

Apr. 19--WASHINGTON -- Not one, but two versions of special counsel Robert Mueller's report are planned to be released. After the public is given a redacted version of the nearly 400-page report on Thursday, a less-redacted version would go to a "limited number of Members of Congress" for their review. It's unclear when lawmakers would be able to view the more transparent report. "Once the ...

Apr. 18--There's more to Easter than dyed eggs, jelly beans and brunch. There's television. And movies. If you're lucky enough to get a long weekend around the spring holiday, you may find you have some extra time on your hands after the egg hunts are over and the honey-glazed ham is consumed. In case you're looking for something to occupy just you or the whole family, we have five TV shows ...

Apr. 18--Rapper Kodak Black and three associates were arrested Wednesday night at the United States-Canada border on weapons and drugs charges, New York State Police and Customs and Border Protection confirmed to USA TODAY. New York State Police said in a press release Thursday that the 21-year-old rapper (whose real name is Bill Kapri) was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and ...

Some people who are overweight report that they eat no more than slender friends and exercise just as much, but still can't drop pounds. Now researchers think they know why this experience is entirely possible, an explanation they hope will help destigmatize obesity and offer new paths to prevent a condition linked with killers including cancer in ever-younger Americans. Scientists at the ...

Apr. 18--WASHINGTON -- The wait for special counsel Robert Mueller's report on his investigation into President Donald Trump and Russia's campaign to influence the 2016 election ends on Thursday. Attorney General William Barr will hold a press conference at 9:30 a.m. on the release of a redacted version of Mueller's report. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Mueller in 2017 ...

Apr. 18--WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's anger and frustration about the swirling investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 election may have saved him from being charged with obstruction of justice. Special counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report Thursday attempts to make clear why Trump was not charged with obstruction: His overt actions, coupled with top aides' refusals ...

Apr. 18--Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein stood with a deadpan expression as Attorney General William Barr briefed reporters ahead of the release of a redacted version of Robert Mueller's report. And Twitter took note. Rosenstein was behind Barr as the attorney general told reporters that Muller's report found "no evidence" of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia to ...

Apr. 18--WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump quickly claimed vindication Thursday following the release of Robert Mueller's report, even as congressional Democrats pressed for the special counsel to testify about his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. "I'm having a good day," Trump said at a White House event for the Wounded Warrior Project. "It's called no collusion, no ...

    The News-Gazette presents “Scott’s Stumper,” a feature by Scott Shaffer that shows zoomed-in photos of various things around Randolph County.

The data used in this analysis is from a Federal Reserve Bank of New York analysis of U.S. Census Bureau 2016 & 2017 American Community Survey data. To control for educational attainment and hours worked, median wages are for individuals working full-time with a bachelor’s degree only (e.g. they did not yet go on to receive a graduate or professional degree). Early career wages are for individuals between the ages of 22 and 27, whereas mid-career wages are for individuals between the ages of 35 and 45.