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American funding of China is becoming dangerous

BY DEREK SCISSORS Key Points American investment in the People’s Republic of China probably exceeds $1 trillion, most occurring in the past six years. The vast majority is portfolio investment—holdings of bonds and, especially, small equities stakes. The amount is

Department of Justice

Records show Obama DHS penetrated Georgia election site in 2016

Documents suggest activity logs of incidents overwritten (WASHINGTON, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it received 243 pages of records from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that show the Obama administration’s scanning the election systems of Georgia, Alaska, Oregon, Kentucky

Police Beat

Guilty plea in Lancaster home burglary cold case

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 53-year-old Kyle G. Mitchell of Lancaster pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to one count of Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree, a Class “D” felony. On

Police Beat

Gunman Indicted for Homicide on Alice Avenue

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 20-year-old Odell Malik Wilkins, also known as “Leek,” of Buffalo was virtually arraigned this afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek an indictment charging him with one count of

Technology

Don’t call them data caps: A deep dive on usage-based broadband pricing

BY DANIEL LYONS Last week, Comcast announced plans to expand its existing usage-based broadband pricing model to northeastern markets, prompting a fresh wave of criticism by some long-time opponents of the practice. But setting aside these critics’ loaded rhetoric and straw-man arguments, a

Commerce

How federal housing policies hurt borrowers of color

BY TOBIAS PETER The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed a distressing fact in the housing world: Federal home loan policies that promote risky lending in the name of providing “responsible, affordable mortgage credit access” for minority households are setting up minority