Archive for April, 2012
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 good. Many shark populations have plummeted in the past three decades as a result of excessive harvesting for their fins, as an incidental catch of […]
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 for Hamilton County’s dispatch center, said the two adult geese and four goslings were spotted in the southbound lanes of the road in the Kenwood […]
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. The Street.com said its analysis found the Tigers’ Comerica Park charges $8.75 for a small draft beer, the highest price in the league, The Detroit […]
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 they are searching for Erika Cooper, 34, aka Bianca Williams, after she stole the diamonds from client Kurt Kaiser’s room at the Cosmopolitan Hotel April […]
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 drafted a proposed contempt of Congress citation in which they charge Holder and the Justice Department repeatedly “obstructed and slowed” the congressional investigation into the […]
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 week the president traveled across the country on taxpayers’ dime at a cost of $179,000 an hour insisting the Congress fix a problem that we […]
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, 26, on his Facebook page called Obama a coward and an enemy and promised never to salute him or follow any of his orders he […]
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 week ended the detention of bin Laden’s relatives for living in Pakistan illegally, CNN reported. “The family was kept safe and sound in a guest […]