Author: By Alex Horton

‘Affluenza’ drunk driver who killed four now free after serving two years – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS The math comes out to precisely 180. That is how many days Ethan Couch served for each of the four people he killed while driving drunk on June 15, 2013. He was speeding at 65 mph when he plowed his father’s Ford F-350 into a group of people on the roadside helping a stranded motorist outside Fort Worth. He was 16 at the time. Couch, now 20, was released from Tarrant County jail on Monday after serving two years, or 720 days, for a parole violation — not for the deaths of four people. His release will close...

Read More

Only 13 NRA members used Delta’s discount. Ending it cost the airline a $40 million tax break. – Washington Post

GOOGLE NEWS A Delta Air Lines jet sits at a gate at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta. (David Goldman/AP) It turns out you can put a price on values. After Delta Air Lines announced it would end a travel discount for National Rifle Association members, Republican lawmakers in Georgia followed through on their threat to punish the company by repealing a budget provision on Thursday that included a $50 million airline fuel tax exemption, from which the Atlanta-based airline would have saved an estimated $40 million. But only 13 NRA members actually used the one-time group travel discount for the gun group’s annual meeting in...

Read More

Right Now in Politics and Business