Vernel Black exposes NYC architectural changes The Greater Astoria Historical Society (GAHS) held the first of its Emerging Artists series featuring photography depicting architectural changes in New York City throughout the years.
Make Music NY Day brings community together In its ninth year, Make Music New York celebrated the summer solstice with a day-long musical festival throughout the city which encouraged people to get together and create diverse songs that repr...
President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a budget that proposed $2.9 trillion in deficit reduction over 10 years, largely by curbing tax breaks for the wealthy and proposing new savings in the Medicare and Medicaid health care programs. The budget would boost spending to $4.1 trillion for 2017, up $196 billion from fiscal 2016, while raising revenues by $308 over the same period, according to documents released by the White House. The budget also proposes $375 billion in new 10-year savings to federal healthcare programs, including several changes to the Medicare program for seniors.
The Pentagon unveiled a $582.7 billion budget on Tuesday that emphasizes threats like Russia, China and Islamic State rebels, but the proposal is already under fire from Republicans who accuse the president of short-changing the military. President Barack Obama's defense budget for the 2017 fiscal year would increase spending on the fight against Islamic State militants to $7.5 billion from $5 billion this year, a 50 percent jump, budget documents show. Spending to boost training and increase the U.S. presence in Europe would rise to $3.4 billion in fiscal 2017 from $800 million this year, budget documents show.
CHICAGO (AP) — Veterans' hospitals compare pretty favorably with others when it comes to treating older men with three common conditions — heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia. That's according to a study on death rates and readmissions.