President Obama says the fiscal cliff deal makes the tax code more fair, while helping the US avoid falling back into recession. The President spoke after the House passed the bill Tuesday night. (Jan. 2)
Dave: Millions on alert as super typhoon hits Philippines [AFP] October 19, 2016: Millions of people in the Philippines were on high alert Wednesday as one of the strongest typhoons ever hit the disaster-battered country with authorities warning of giant storm surges and destructive winds. Super Typhoon Haima hit the northern province of Cagayan at about 11 pm (1500 GMT) Wednesday, bringing strong winds and heavy rains almost on a par with catastrophic Super Typhoon Haiyan which claimed more than 7,350 lives in 2013. So they can get aid from China now.