Alex Alani

12 Flips | 2 Magazines | 6 Likes | @AlexAlani | Keep up with Alex Alani on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Alex Alani”

Clinton scrambles to head off fallout from brutal weekend

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and her campaign scrambled Monday to head off any lasting damage from a brutal weekend, promising to release more of her medical records following her bout of pneumonia and conceding they were too slow in providing information about her condition.<p>"I just didn't …

Government

'Suicidal driver' cause of deadly Taiwan bus crash

<b>A suicidal driver was the cause of a bus crash in Taiwan that killed 26 people in July, investigators say.</b><p>Officials had previously believed the crash, in which an entire Chinese tour group died, was caused by mechanical failure.<p>But an investigation has found that the driver, Su Ming-cheng, was …

How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270

WASHINGTON (AP) — The presidential race may be tightening nationally, but Hillary Clinton still has the edge in the states she'll need to win in November — including one previously rated as a toss-up by The Associated Press.<p>A survey released Thursday by the University of New Hampshire and WMUR …

Government

Trump Pledges to Break the “Government Monopoly” of Public Schools

Donald Trump, whose own children went to private schools that cost about $50,000 a year (or more), has swallowed the far-right Republican doctrine …

Donald Trump

Trump: The U.S. Will Become ‘Another Venezuela’ if Clinton Wins in November

Donald Trump believes the United States will become “another Venezuela” if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency in November.<p>The Republican presidential nominee, piggybacking off statements made by former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann (R), told the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody that …

WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in election

WASHINGTON (AP) — A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:<p>IMMIGRATION<p>The future of millions of people living in the U.S. illegally could well be shaped by the presidential election. The stakes are high, too, for those who employ them, help …

Hillary Clinton

Purple Skittles taste completely different outside the US — and the American government is to blame

In countries including the UK and parts of Europe, the purple Skittles' flavor is black currant, Atlas Obscura's Ella Morton reported. And, it's not just a random quirk — there's a real, historical reason for the difference.<p>In the early 20th century, the US government made it illegal to grow black …

Trump Pushes to Repeal Little-Used Ban on Church Endorsements

GOP nominee targets issue that resonates with religious conservatives<p>By<p>Beth Reinhard and<p>Richard Rubin<p>Richard Rubin<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@RichardRubinDC<p>richard.rubin@wsj.com<p>Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, a thrice-married former casino magnate, is making an unusual promise to …

Taxes

Trump Doesn’t Want to Lead the Country—He Wants to Lead a Culture War

I was wending my way through the parking lot of a big-box store not long ago. A large, smoke-belching, unmuffled truck with the kind of mammoth tires …

Leonardo DiCaprio's global warming doc is the most depressing world tour ever

A primer for someone who isn't aware that the planet is in a lot of trouble<p>Celebrities are keen on adopting righteous causes, but few are as vocal as Leonardo DiCaprio about his quest to save the planet from ecological collapse. "I am consumed by this," DiCaprio told <i>Rolling Stone</i> in a profile …