TORONTO (UPI) — Playing an action videogame, even for just a short time, causes differences in brain activity and improvements in visual attention, Canadian researchers say. Twenty-five subjects who had […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — An invasion of giant “cannibal” shrimp into America’s east coast and gulf coast waters appears to be getting worse, U.S. governmental researchers say. Scientists from the U.S. […]
WACO, Texas (UPI) — Pigeons navigate by recording information about Earth’s magnetic field, using certain brain cells as a sort of biological compass, U.S. scientists say. The finding gives insight […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — Prices at the gasoline pump could reach record levels during the summer, suppressing consumer demand, the U.S. Energy Department said. The U.S. Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration […]
A public education campaign wants the word “illegal” to be filed away under the annals of hate speech. With the rally cry “No Human Being Is Illegal,” Drop the I-Word is hoping that citizens and immigrants alike will be more accepting of each other.
MANOA, Hawaii (UPI) — U.S. scientists say they’ve completed a first large-scale estimate of reef shark losses in the Pacific Ocean — and the news for the predators is not […]
Miami’s NBC6 has fired a reporter for making the same edit to the George Zimmerman 911 call that the Today show made.
CINCINNATI, (UPI) — Authorities in Cincinnati said a family of geese walking along Interstate 71 caused a rush hour traffic backup stretching back about eight miles. Scott Brown, a supervisor […]
DETROIT, (UPI) — A financial Web site’s analysis of beer prices at Major League Baseball games found the Detroit Tigers have the most expensive small draft beer in the league. […]
NEW YORK, (UPI) — Police in New York said security cameras recorded a prostitute fleeing her client’s hotel room after taking $500,000 worth of diamonds while he slept. Investigators said […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — House Republicans said they’ll seek to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for hindering an investigation of a failed gun-tracking operation. GOP leaders said they’ve […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — John Boehner accused Barack Obama of cheapening the U.S. presidency over student-loan rates as the House was to vote Friday on keeping the rates from doubling. “This […]
LOS ANGELES, (UPI) — The American Civil Liberties Union said a U.S. Marine’s constitutional rights were violated when he was discharged for criticizing President Obama on Facebook. Sgt. Gary Stein, […]
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, (UPI) — Osama bin Laden’s three widows and two daughters were deported from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia Thursday, a family attorney said. Aamir Khalil said Pakistani officials last […]
MINNEAPOLIS, (UPI) — Minnesota’s governor Thursday vetoed a bill that would have required the state to license abortion clinics. Sponsored by state Sen. Claire Robling, a Republican, the legislation would […]
I still remember the yellow tint of the dodgeball that crushed my face in seventh grade. Had I been more like a Senate or House candidate, I would have been able to avoid the pugnacious projectile altogether.
Thanks for the laugh, Jay. Jay Leno cracked me up last week with this observation in his opening monologue: “President Obama released his tax returns. It turns out he made $900,000 less in 2011 than he did in 2010. You know what that means? Even Obama is doing worse under President Obama.”
The burgers at Burger King may be double-stacked, but the pigs and chickens used to produce their products won’t be. By 2017, Burger King plans to buy all its eggs and pork from cage-free facilities.
Last week in this space, I predicted that this year’s Presidential contest would be the dirtiest in our history. Guess I should have added that some of the attacks against Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee, would also be among the silliest we’ve seen.
In May, the United States will invite airborne troops from Russia to hold joint anti-terror drills in Colorado. It will be the first time that the Russian airborne forces have held exercises with the U.S. airborne forces on the U.S. territory.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R-Tea Party sellout) donned his big-boy britches Wednesday and unveiled a hawkish foreign policy that surely endeared him to the military-industrial complex. Rubio unveiled “new proposals on foreign policy” at the Brookings Institution that sound like more of the same empire building and interventionism.
Iconic clothier Woolrich has designed a pair of $65 chino pants that have the clean profile of a standard pair of pants with no external cargo or utility pocketing, but offer the added advantage of a hidden chamber pocket strategically placed for weapons concealment.