Obama calls for ‘public option’ for Obamacare


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Obama calls for ‘public option’ for Obamacare
President Obama joined the chorus of Democrats calling for the creation of a government run health insurance program as Obamacare is facing growing problems.

‘Manhattanhenge’ returns to New York skies
They say that lightning never strikes in the same place twice, but it seems that sunsets do.

These SUVs have lousy headlights
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested the headlights on 21 small SUVs, and not one earned the top rating of Good for lighting performance. Only four were even rated Acceptable.

Elon Musk teases new master plan
Tesla has had a tough couple of weeks.

Starbucks just got more expensive
Customers will pay 10 cents to 20 cents more for “select sizes” of coffee drinks and 10 cents to 30 cents more for espresso and latte beverages. The price hikes will vary by market, Starbucks said Tuesday.

The boy kept as a ‘singing slave’
Given Kachepa was trafficked to the U.S. and exploited as part of a boys’ choir. But he was eventually rescued and found a brighter future.

D.C. waiter jumps into middle of violent mugging
A waiter comes to the aid of an elderly man being mugged in Washington, D.C.

Who is Chelsea Manning?
U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for her role in leaking government documents to WikiLeaks.

Why this homeless Dallas woman weeps for fallen officers
Djuana Franklin collapsed onto her hands and knees in front of the Dallas Police Headquarters, sobbing uncontrollably.

Here’s what playing Pokémon Go is like
Heard about Pokémon Go? Here’s how the game plays in the middle of Central Park.

Taylor Swift is top earning celebrity
While the world has been watching Taylor Swift’s love life play out, she’s been amassing some serious coin.

Dow rises to all-time high
The Dow gained over 120 points and hit 18,353, surpassing the previous record set in May 2015.

Study: Police more likely to use force on blacks than whites
A think tank study of thousands of incidents where law enforcement interactions turned forceful concluded blacks are much more likely to be involved than other groups. The Center for Policing Equity report, released Friday, found the average rate of using force among blacks to be 3.6 times as high as among whites, and 2.5 times as high as the overall rate.

Starbucks baristas get a raise
Starbucks employees will get a raise of at least 5%, the company said Monday.

Report: Widespread sex abuse by doctors
A yearlong investigation conducted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution newspaper, published last week, uncovered thousands of cases of physician sexual abuse spread across every state in America. Emotions ran deep, especially among patient advocates and sexual violence centers.

What a shot! 31 amazing sports photos
Take a look at 31 amazing sports photos from July 5 through July 11.

Store owner where Alton Sterling was killed sues police
Abdullah Muflahi, the owner of the convenience story where Alton Sterling was shot to death, is suing the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and its police department.

DNC staffer fatally shot
Democratic National Committee employee Seth Conrad Rich was fatally shot in Washington, D.C.

Obama to speak at Dallas memorial
The gulf between those who have occupied the Oval Office and those who crave it will be on rare display Tuesday.

At least 10 killed in train crash

Court rules against China in South China Sea dispute
An international tribunal in the Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines Tuesday, concluding that there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to resources within South China Sea areas falling within the ‘”nine-dash line.”

Chelsea Manning ‘okay’ after suicide attempt
Former Army soldier Chelsea Manning, imprisoned for leaking classified documents, has tweeted a message confirming her health and safety following a suicide attempt.

How the robot killed the killer
Dallas Police Chief David Brown gave an order to his SWAT team after a 45-minute gun battle and two hours of negotiating with a sniper targeting police officers.

What Clinton-Sanders summit means
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will formally declare an end to their political rivalry Tuesday, a moment that couldn’t come quickly enough for the former secretary of state trying to unite Democrats against Donald Trump.

Trump: ‘Just the beginning’ of violence
Donald Trump on Monday warned the violence of last week “might be just the beginning for this summer,” during an interview addressing recent tensions across the country.

Dialogue amid more nationwide protests
As protests against police brutality continue across the country, signs of cooperation between demonstrators and law enforcement emerged in Atlanta.

Pokemon Go had access to your email
The makers of Pokemon Go — the insanely popular smartphone game — were forced to make emergency fixes to the game because the app gave the company an unprecedented level of access into players’ personal lives.

Gen. Flynn: Possible Trump VP pick and foreign policy architect
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, already a top adviser on national security to Donald Trump, might soon find himself receiving a major promotion.

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