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Britain's Windrush generation threatened with deportation

Many have been in the U.K. so long that they assumed they would never need to present documentation to prove they were in the country legally.<p>LONDON — Jamaica-born Beverley Boothe followed her parents to Britain in 1979. She says her mother and father both had U.K. citizenship. She hasn't left the …

Immigration

California Running Ponzi Scheme with Unclaimed Property Program

Opinion<p>Posted: Apr 22, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.</i><p>Bernie Madoff …

Finance

Condemned Northern California house sells for $1.23 million

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — A condemned Northern California house with holes in the roof and mildew in the pipes sold last month for $1.23 million, a price tag that highlights how a housing shortage is fueling skyrocketing home prices in the San Francisco Bay Area.<p>Listing agent Larry Gallegos said …

Real Estate

6 Bidding Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Congrats! You finished law school, threw a baller wedding and had a cute kid. Now the hard part: buying a home. Whether it’s the fluctuating real …

Real Estate

Toy executive plans $675-million bid for Toys R Us despite failed crowdfunding effort

Billionaire toy executive Isaac Larian said Thursday his crowdfunding effort to raise money to buy Toys R Us stores has fallen short.<p>But Larian said he still plans to submit a bid of $675 million — from his own coffers, other investors and bank financing — to a bankruptcy court on Friday to buy 274 …

Toys "R" Us

Federal judges indicate they could remove Mulvaney as acting CFPB chief

Judges on a federal appeals court panel Thursday appeared hesitant to overrule President Trump and install the deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as the agency's temporary leader.<p>But two of the three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit indicated they …

Obama Administration

The biggest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook is fake

For at least a year, the biggest page on Facebook purporting to be part of the Black Lives Matter movement was a scam with ties to a middle-aged white man in Australia, a review of the page and associated accounts and websites conducted by CNN shows.<p>The page, titled simply "Black Lives Matter," had …

Internet

Oregon governor signs net neutrality bill into law

It's getting increasingly difficult for internet providers to take advantage of the FCC's looming net neutrality repeal. Oregon Governor Kate Brown has signed the state's recently passed net neutrality bill (HB 4155) into law, forcing ISPs to honor net neutrality if they want to secure government …

Net Neutrality

Using the Ketogenic Diet to Manage Diabetes

Ask a wide range of experts—doctors, dietitians, and nurses—how they feel about the ketogenic diet for diabetes and you'll probably hear a wide range …

Diabetes

High school student's science project linking race, low intelligence spurs investigation

A Northern California school district is investigating how a science project correlating low intelligence with racial groups was on full display at a science fair, where it drew outrage from some students, parents and staff.<p>The project by a Sacramento high school student enrolled in an elite magnet …

10 Tax Deductions That Will Disappear Next Year

Touted as the largest tax overhaul in 30 years, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is poised to have a significant effect on income tax returns next …

Buying a Home: Special Programs for First-Time Buyers | Investopedia

Saving up a down payment is the biggest hurdle to buying a home for many families, especially when home values are increasing quickly. But various …

Smart steps for homebuyers

You’ve been dreaming of a new home, spending hours browsing listings and keeping an eye out for “For Sale” signs in your favorite neighborhood. …

Why international tourists are avoiding the U.S. as a whole but still coming to Los Angeles

Los Angeles, known for bucking many a national trend, is charting its own course when it comes to tourism.<p>Los Angeles County set a tourismrecord of 48.3 million visitors in 2017, marking the seventh straight year it topped the previous record for both domestic and international visitors. But the …

The Baltimore Police Department Is Badly Broken

This week a detective gave stunning testimony about abuses by the city’s gun-trace task force and an officer was charged with fabricating evidence.<p>It was less than three years ago that the death of Freddie Gray, and the demonstrations that followed, transfixed the nation, though it feels like much …

Justice

Here's how the LAPD has transformed over the course of Charlie Beck's career

<i>LAPD Chief Charlie Beck spent his career in a department that has experienced radical change. Once compared to an occupying military force that violated the rights of minority residents, the department — after a series of black eyes — has emerged as an institution that even some longtime critics</i> …

Assault is not a feeling. The Aziz Ansari story shows why language matters

After sharing my feelings on the Aziz Ansari story, I was told I don’t understand assault. I do<p>I am not an Aziz Ansari fan. I’ve never watched his standup, I’ve never watched Master of None, and – brace yourself – I have only seen a handful of episodes of Parks and Recreation. But on Sunday, while …

Feminism

6 key steps for the first year of homeownership

The first 12 months of homeownership set the tone for the new homeowner’s entire journey. With just a few smart decisions, you can save money now and …

‘We have tapped into something’: Impeachment drive builds digital army to take on Trump

Tom Steyer's trove of data is fueling speculation about how the Democratic activist might use his new political power.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — When billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer launched a digital petition drive to impeach President Donald Trump two months ago, some Democratic Party leaders …

Tom Steyer

The House Has to Revote on the Tax Bill Because It Broke the Byrd Rule. What Is the Byrd Rule?

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the tax bill, formally called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, on Tuesday in a historic, party line vote.<p>Within …

Robert Byrd

Republicans Clear Major Hurdle as Tax Bill Advances

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans took a significant step toward passing a sweeping tax overhaul on Tuesday, with a key panel giving its approval and several wavering senators indicating they would support the tax package, helping clear the way for full Senate consideration later this week.<p>Passage of …

Republicans

One corner. Four killings. - Los Angeles Times

The first to die was her friend “Ken Dog.”<p>Five months later, her fiancé was gunned down, then another friend, “Bug” — all on the same South Los Angeles street corner.<p>Semaj Smith lives in Harvard Park, one of the city’s deadliest neighborhoods. Her yellow house is riddled with bullet holes. A dark …

10 Money Hacks for First-Time Parents

As a first-time parent, you’ve probably been warned about sleepless nights, feeding struggles and the persistent fear that you have no idea what …

Meet the bears predicting stock market doom

It's a lonely time to be a bear.<p>As Wall Street recalls the 30th anniversary of Black Monday, the bulls have taken full control of the stock market.<p>The bull market born from the ashes of the Great Recession has kicked into high gear lately. The Dow has spiked nearly 6,000 points since the election …

Stock Markets

Opinion: One chart shows all the bubbles that are about to pop

It wasn’t always this way. We never used to get a giant, speculative bubble every seven to eight years. We really didn’t.<p>In 2000, we had the dot-com …

Stock Markets

GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program. It was the second time in three months the …

Health Care

Trump administration rescinds Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault

The Trump administration on Friday withdrew Obama-era guidance on how colleges and universities should respond to sexual violence, giving schools flexibility to use a higher standard of evidence in judging cases and formally shifting the federal stance on what has become an explosive campus …

Trump Administration

How to Get a Great Deal on Your First Home (Don't Tell Your Broker)

Once you've decided to bite the bullet and decide to buy your first home, being prepared will help you avoid many of the pitfalls.<p>The expenses …

Personal Finance

How millennials can prepare for the next financial crisis

Last week I received a report from Fundrise that included a survey on the preparedness of Millennials for the next financial crisis. The majority of young people aren't too confident:<p>They also found that nearly half of this group feels there's nothing they can do about it. Maybe for some there is …

Personal Finance

Are We On The Brink Of Housing Bubble 2.0? | Investopedia

Less than a decade removed from the Great Recession where countless Americans walked away from their homes as default rates and foreclosures hit …

Real Estate