LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Here's a look at what's trending today on the web!
Elizabeth Warren: Minimum Wage Would Be $22 An Hour If It Had Kept Up With Productivity
For some of us we would take $22 per hour in a heartbeat for any full-time job, but one Senator in Massachusetts brought up the idea in a committee yesterday for the minimum wage.
This story is getting a lot of buzz on Twitter mainly because every teenager is imagining making $22 an hour at their part-time job.
While it may sound crazy, there is actually a lot of logic with Senator Elizabeth Warren's reasoning. A study suggests the federal minimum wage would have stood at nearly $22 an hour today if it had kept up with increased rates in worker productivity.
Officials said their report calculates that if minimum wage incomes had grown since 1960 at the same pace as it had for the top 1 percent of income earners, the minimum wage would actually be closer to $33 an hour than the current $7.25.
Unfortunately, there was no proposal for $22 an hour. Senator Warren was merely trying to highlight the flat growth of minimum wage over the past five decades.
French Basketball Coach Tries To Steal Ball From Opposing Player, Costs Team Game
A French basketball coach was trying to rally his team to play some great defense at the end of a game that was tied in overtime 84-84 with just a few second left to play
The coach tried to steal the ball from an opposing player. The move cost his team the game as the player hit the game winning free throws.
As for the coach, he still denies any wrongdoing. The worst part is 8 tenths of a second was left, and the game most likely would have gone into another overtime.
Iram Leon, Dad With Brain Cancer, Wins Marathon While Pushing Daughter In Stroller
If you are looking for some inspiration, look no further. A father/daughter duo from Austin pulled off an unlikely feat at a marathon in Texas. Iram Leon had to get special permission to push his 6-year-old daughter Kiana's stroller during the race.
The 32-year-old single dad has brain cancer, and doctors said it's eating away at his memory, but Leon said he got permission to put off his brain surgery to do the run because it was an important bonding time with his daughter that he couldn't replace.
Since His diagnosis, Leon's perspective on parenting has changed tremendously. He said after the race that one thing he's not going to say on his death bed was that he wished he had spent more time with his daughter.
After the race he, took his first place medal and hung it around Kiana's neck. He said she crossed the finish line first, so she's the real winner.