Avoid Trouble When You’ve Got It Good

The end stages of both single and multi-table poker tournaments are a matter of walking the tightrope. The blinds are so high relative to the size of most players’ stacks that one wrong move can cause...

$1.3 trillion federal spending bill unveiled

WASHINGTON — After two shutdowns and five stop-gap spending bills, House Republican leaders are expected to release a $1.3 trillion spending bill in the coming days that would fund the government thro...

Desert Racquets

You can’t ask for much better than Del Potro vs. Federer, two of contemporary tennis’s best known faces, in the men’s final, and Osaka vs Kasatkina in the ladies’.

Republicans Undercutting Tax Reform

Fresh off a big win by Republican lawmakers to boost economic freedom of all Americans by lowering their taxes last December; some GOP policy makers would now attenuate that victory by imposing an onl...

Arthritic Academic Advice

Mark Twain is supposed to have said of the prospect of being tarred and feathered that, “Except for the honor, I’d as soon skip it.” (Though with Twain you can never be sure. It may be in his case, as...

US opposes taxes on big tech firms

The United States said Friday it “firmly opposes” any new tax aimed at big technology firms, in a sharp challenge to a European proposal aimed at American digital titans.

US moves to slash nicotine in cigarettes

US regulators Thursday opened the door to slashing the amount of nicotine in cigarettes in order to make them less addictive, a move that could mean millions fewer smokers in the years to come.