DEAR ABBY: I am 43, and my boyfriend is 40. He is always at my house, but I can never go to his to sit around and relax. When I get upset about it and want to talk to him about it, he tells me that's not the case at all. I'm welcome anytime. But when I suggest it, I am always turned down. I'm trying hard to be optimistic, but I have so many negative thoughts about this. What should I do? … [Read more...] about Dear Abby: Tired of hosting boyfriend
Tired of living in fear
2:38 p.m. Feds try to reassure public on vaccine safety: Federal health officials, worried about shaky confidence in a possible coronavirus vaccine, launched a public campaign this week to insist that regulators won’t clear any vaccine unless it’s vetted for safety and effectiveness. But President Trump then injected a political note by predicting Thursday that a vaccine might be available around Nov. 3, or Election Day. Top Food and Drug Administration officials, in published articles and interviews, said they would approve a vaccine only after rigorous review and would consult an outside advisory committee to ensure decisions based “solely on good science and data.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: 5 million coronavirus cases in US, most in world
After the Sandy Hook massacre, which killed 26 people, including 20 elementary school kids, the NRA's Executive Vice President, Wayne LaPierre, unleashed a now infamous rant: The problem was "genuine monsters" in society -- "people that are so deranged, so evil, so possessed by voices and driven by demons, that no sane person can ever possibly comprehend them." And the solution, he argued, was not fewer guns, but more of them. … [Read more...] about Can New York’s Attorney General take down one of the most feared forces in American politics?
2:17 p.m. Trump signs orders against eviction, for tax deferral: President Trump in an executive order Saturday that he said will protect renters from eviction, and another to extend student loan-payment relief until the end of the year. He also claimed authority to defer payroll tax payments with an order to defer them through December for middle- and low-income people. He said if reelected he might extend the deferral and try to “terminate” the tax. The tax funds Social Security and Medicare benefits, and it’s unclear what would happen to those programs without the money. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: SF businesses cratering under pandemic burden, fraction remain open
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday released the guidelines to access Puerto Rico's $691 million share out of a $950 million fund to rebuild telecom infrastructure in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, but local business leaders say legacy carriers have so far proven ineffective in servicing remote areas of the island. … [Read more...] about Puerto Rico’s remote areas fear telecom breakdown