Rollin, Hilton teeter on brink of Hall of Fame honors | sports

Next Tuesday, the Baseball Hall of Fame will announce the results of this year’s vote, and if known ballots are any indication that Scott Rollin and Todd Hilton’s induction chances will rest on Moose Edge. As of this writing, Rolen and Helton are the only candidates currently trending above the 75% threshold needed for induction, … Read more

The Democrat voted for the president of Pennsylvania and disappointed the hopes of the Republican Party | National

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) — A Democrat who promised to govern as an independent was elected speaker of the narrowly divided Pennsylvania House of Representatives in a surprise move Tuesday on the strength of every Democrat and more than a dozen Republican votes. Representative Mark Rousey was elected president by a vote of 115-85 after the … Read more

Brazilian markets stumble on Lula’s first full day in office

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian markets delivered a harsh judgment on leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s first full day on Monday after he pledged to prioritize social issues and ordered an extension of a fuel tax exemption over budget breaches. Lula’s decision to extend the fuel tax exemption, which would deprive the treasury of … Read more