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Polls: Warren rising, but Biden tops in perceived electability

Sen. Elizabeth Warren moved up to a second-place tie with Sen. Bernie Sanders nationally, but both remain behind former Vice President Joe Biden, who also tops the list of who people think would beat President Donald Trump, according to a new poll from Monmouth University. In another poll, Biden leads the Democratic field at 30%,…MORE

Trump to honor Reagan economist Arthur Laffer with Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump will honor economist Arthur Laffer, a former adviser to Ronald Reagan who is known as the father of supply side economics, with the Presidential Medal of Freedom Wednesday afternoon. A White House statement lauded Laffer as “one of the most influential economists in American history.” The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the…MORE

Diabetes, cancer and death: These are the effects of polluted air

On Wednesday, the US Environmental Protection Agency under President Trump finalized its rollback of President Obama’s signature climate policy — the Clean Power Plan, which aimed to reduce coal-fired power plant emissions. The administration will replace the plan with the Affordable Clean Energy Rule. “The Affordable Clean Energy Rule, ACE, gives states the regulatory certainty…MORE

The Guardian says it was warned of cyber attacks by Saudi Arabia

The Guardian says that it was warned earlier this year about efforts by a cybersecurity unit in Saudi Arabia to “hack” its computer networks. The British newspaper published an article on Wednesday that says it was alerted by a source in Riyadh that it was being targeted by the unit following the murder of journalist…MORE

Panera is testing out a dinner menu

Panera Bread isn’t typically on top of people’s minds when it comes to dinner. It wants to change that. The restaurant chain announced Wednesday it’s testing out a new a “dinner-centric menu” that consists of flatbreads, bowls and side dishes. Panera is best known for its bagels, pastries and sandwiches. But dinner sales range between…MORE

Cracker Barrel bans an anti-gay pastor from holding an event in one of its stores

Cracker Barrel says it will not permit a Tennessee pastor who has made death threats against gay people to hold an event in one of its stores. The company, which is headquartered in Lebanon, Tennessee, just east of Nashville, said it condemned his “statements of hate and divisiveness.” Grayson Fritts, the pastor who doubles as…MORE

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