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Kansas: Continued Budget Hemorrhaging

With lagging economic growth, and the massive tax cuts, revenues are falling below projection. From The Topeka Capital Journal today: Tax collections by Kansas state government in September fell a sobering $21 million below projections to mark the fourth time in the past six months revenue failed to match targets, officials said Tuesday. The state’s […]

October starts with a fright for stocks

Sobering economic reports from Europe and at home, plus anxiety over Ebola landing in the U.S., sparked a sell-off

High Times Ahead? ‘RHOBH’ To Film Cast Trip In Amsterdam – Sober Kim Richards Upset, Facing ‘Temptations’

Paris Hilton‘s aunt and reality star, Kim Richards, has been sober for almost two years after a lifelong battle with drugs and alcohol. But now, has learned,… READ ON

Krewella Lawsuit -- I'm Being Forced Out ... For Being SOBER

Mega-popular EDM group Krewella has no place for people who don't party... because a former member claims he was kicked out for being too clean.Kristopher Trindl says he formed Krewella back in 2010 with former girlfriend Jahan Yousaf and her…

Books: ‘Among Chimpanzees’ Documents the Many Threats to a Species’ Survival

2 days agoHealth : NYT: Health

A sobering new book argues that wild chimps are being assaulted from all sides: hunted for meat, killed for raiding farmers’ fields, trafficked as exotic pets and threatened by diseases like Ebola.

Lindsay Lohan Actually Went To Work

Lindsay Lohan has been keeping a relatively quiet profile as of late, or at least quiet for her.  Only a handful of incidents where was fall down “sober” is a pretty impressive feat, you gotta admit. She’s been in London for a few months preparing for her theater debut that no one honestly figured she’d pull [...]Show More Summary

Three Messages From God in the Terror-Filled Headlines

People are worried. The news is pretty unnerving. Our family's seeing more anxiety through social media recently. People who seldom watch the news are watching it now. Each day seems to bring more sobering terrorism warnings. Porous borders killers could cross.

Going Sober for October

I've just signed up to GO SOBER FOR OCTOBER, the charity initiative raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. My mother, father and sister all died of cancer within six years and during this traumatic time the support provided by Macmillan's specialist nurses was simply incredible. Show More Summary

A Gloomy Take On Global Democracy

John Gray finds a sobering message in Francis Fukuyama’s latest book, Political Order and Political Decay, about what it takes to make democracy work: One of the merits of this ambitious and wide-ranging book is that it recognises the daunting difficulties of creating an effective state – democracy’s most essential precondition. ‘Before a state can […]

The Form of Things to Come: Media Bureau Previews Relocation Fund Reimbursement Process

Comments sought on new Reimbursement Form and related instructions to be used by TV/MVPD’s for post-Incentive Auction claims The Media Bureau has given the television industry a sobering glimpse of what life will be like immediately after the close of the Incentive Auction. Show More Summary

Tropical Diseases Are Keeping Americans in Poverty

A homeless man in San Francisco. Photo via Flickr user Evan Blaser The statistics on poverty in America make for sobering reading. The US Census Bureau’s annual report on income shows that one in five American children live in poverty,...Show More Summary

John Oliver Puts American Drone Strikes Into Perspective: We've Made Children 'Fear The Sky'

If Barack Obama is concerned about the legacy of his presidency, he might want to take a look at Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight." Early in his sobering segment on the U.S. drone program, John Oliver noted that "Drone strikesShow More Summary

Banks' LCR-Based Demand For Treasuries Moderates

By Sober Look: One of the factors contributing to the treasury market's strong performance this year has been the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR), a Basel III-based requirement for banks. These rules go into effect in 2015 and are phased in gradually through 2017 in the United States (the implementation period is longer in some countries). Show More Summary

Sober And Sold-Out: Dance Club In Sweden Cuts Booze For A Night

3 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Breathalyzers were placed in the doorway of a nightclub in Stockholm this weekend, with an unusual purpose: to ensure no guests had been drinking any booze.

Many Patients Excluded From Lung Cancer Clinical Trials Due to Prior Cancer, Study Finds

Lung cancer clinical trials exclude a substantial proportion of patients due to a history of prior cancer, research shows. "The resulting impact on study accrual is sobering," said one author who projected that the effects of these exclusions...Show More Summary

From MTV's Teen Mom to Sober Adult

5 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Teen Mom star Amber Portwood at two years sober—growing up and moving forward.

The Federal Reserve's Artful Compassion for Households in 'Sobering' Condition

If President Obama is the U.S. military's Commander-in-Chief, the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, is the finance sector's "Money-Power-in-Chief." Building on Ben Bernanke's legacy-like resurrection of a wounded economy, Yellen now hopes to burnish the image of central banking. Show More Summary

Obama, at U.N., calls Ebola a threat to global security

President Obama and other leaders delivered a sobering message at the United Nations on Thursday, saying the world was not doing enough to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and avert a “humanitarian catastrophe.”

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