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Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Brace for Hermine With its 70 mph Winds
New Jersey, Delaware and other mid-Atlantic and northeastern states are bracing for a severe storm as Hermine, which has turned into a post-tropical cyclone with winds up to 70 mph, moves up the coast after battering Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. "This storm continues to be a major concern
Delaware Officials Investigate Fatal Shooting of Man in Wheelchair by Police
Police are investigating the death of a wheelchair-bound man who was allegedly armed after he was shot and killed by police in Wilmington, Delaware, authorities said. In a cell phone video shot by a witness, the man, later identified as Jeremy McDole, is shown in his wheelchair as police point
Why Delaware May Be Losing Its Status as Best Place for Companies to Set Up
Thousands of U.S. companies choose to incorporate in the state of Delaware, but a spate of corporate lawsuits may be turning the tide, some experts say. More than half of publicly traded companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges incorporate in Delaware, according to studies by the state. Among the
NBA Commissioner to Chris Christie: Join Me to Expand Sports Betting
With both powerful men calling for expanded legalized sports gambling, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is inviting New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to join him in lobbying Congress to rewrite federal laws on the subject. The NBA and the other major professional sports leagues are actually fighting New
Who Gets Your Digital Assets When You Die?
When Grandpa's last will and testament is read, it may include his digital assets -- if he lived in Delaware. A new law allows Delaware residents to bequeath their digital accounts to their heirs, just as they would their financial and physical assets. That means everything from digital photos,
The GOP Family Feud Festers (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WAR OF WORDS: The feud between two potential 2016 GOP presidential contenders is escalating this week with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie attacking each other on an almost-daily basis. Yesterday they traded barbs about ...
President Obama Hosts Governors for Annual Gala Dinner
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Governors Association’s winter meeting is under way in the nation’s capital and tonight the state executives descended on the White House for their annual black-tie dinner. President Obama hosted the governors for the social affair, remaining mainly apolitical in ...
Everywhere You Look, Chris Christie (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: CHRIS CHRISTIE ON SANDY AID BILL: ‘IT’S NEVER DONE, ‘TILL IT’S DONE’ New Jersey governor Chris Christie was cautiously optimistic on Wednesday morning that Congress will be able to pass a federal relief aid for the...
Obama: No 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal Without Tax Hike
President Obama says he sees "potential" for averting the "fiscal cliff" in 28 days, but that no deal will get done unless Republicans consent to raise income-tax rates on the top 2 percent of U.S. earners. "We're going to have to see the rates on the top 2 percent go up and we're not going to be