Category: National

Wages fall behind inflation

Median weekly earnings of the nation’s 115.8 million full-time wage and salary workers were $876 in the second quarter of 2018 (not seasonally adjusted), the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported recently. This was 2.0 percent higher than a year…

Android military aircraft needs no humans

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program recently completed Phase 2 flight tests, demonstrating advanced algorithms designed to turn small air and ground systems into team members that could autonomously perform tasks dangerous for humans – such…

Trump dumps ‘dark money’ disclosures

Certain tax-exempt organizations including politically active nonprofit groups, such as the National Rifle Association and Planned Parenthood, will no longer be required to identify their financial donors to U.S. tax authorities. The U.S. Treasury Department ruled that donors to many…

Greatest Generation fading

Every day, memories of World War II — its sights and sounds, its terrors and triumphs — disappear as Americans from what is known as ‘The Greatest Generation’ achieve morality. Yielding to the unalterable process of aging, the men and…