WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Mortgage Bankers Association said U.S. mortgage activity dropped in the week ending Friday, despite dropping interest rates. Mortgage activity fell 3.8 percent in the week. The […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. retail sales were up modestly in the week ending Saturday with increased traffic at department stores, a trade group said. The International Council of Shopping Centers […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Federal Reserve Wednesday said the economy was growing “moderately,” but it was still a long way off from changing its monetary policy. The central bank […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke asserted Wednesday that a third round of quantitative easing was an option policy makers would use if necessary. “We remain prepared […]
A Marine Corps sergeant who criticized Dear Leader Barack Obama has earned himself an other-than-honorable discharge. Gary Stein is the U.S. Marine sergeant whose Facebook group, Armed Forces Tea Party, was in the news last month because remarks on the page were found to be “contemptuous.”
Terry Rawls, 44, has been arrested in the mob beating of Matthew Owens in Mobile, Ala. Owens was beaten viciously and is in critical care. After the assault, one of the attackers reportedly said, “Now that’s justice for Trayvon.”
PYONGYANG, North Korea, (UPI) — North Korea said Wednesday it had weapons that could defeat the United States in a single blow and renewed its threat against South Korea. The […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — Police protection has been provided to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., after officials determined a threat against him was credible, the senator’s office said. The protective detail was […]
BOULDER, Colo., (UPI) — President Barack Obama told a woman she has “a story to tell” after she spilled yogurt on him Tuesday at a bar and restaurant in Boulder, […]
EDINBURGH, Scotland, (UPI) — Scotland-based flight comparison site Skyscanner said its poll indicates airline passengers consider 6A to be the best seat on a standard aircraft. The Web site said […]
TRENTON, N.J., (UPI) — A pair of New Jersey state troopers have been suspended after allegedly providing escort to a caravan of 30 exotic cars traveling in excess of 110 […]
WOOLRICH, Pa., (UPI) — A 182-year-old clothing company in Pennsylvania has added a new feature to its latest chino pants — a hidden pocket for a handgun. Woolrich, a company […]
GREAT FALLS, Va.,(UPI) — Neighbors in a suburban Washington neighborhood said they are concerned about a businesswoman’s plans to construct a Versailles-inspired mansion in their area. The house, dubbed “Le […]
Mitt Romney went a long way toward wiping out any lingering doubts he will be the Republican U.S. presidential nominee Tuesday with a five-state primary sweep. The former Massachusetts governor […]
BATON ROUGE, La., (UPI) — A former BP engineer was arrested for allegedly destroying evidence during an investigation into the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. […]
An attacker who brutally beat a man on his front porch was heard to say “Now that’s justice for Trayvon” as he was walking away from the victim. Matthew Owens, a white man from Mobile, Ala., is in critical condition after being severely beaten by a violent mob that included the Trayvon Martin supporter.
Virginia has been my home for 55 years: the mountains of the Southwest, the beaches of the Southeast and Northern Virginia where I raised the family.
Driving along the highways and enjoying the beauty always brings a rush of joy and thankfulness!
While many people are convinced that Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul should throw in the towel, Paul still believes he can clean house come November. “You don’t quit because you happen to be behind,” Paul said during an interview on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”
The election of Barack Obama was seen as a pivotal moment of the 21st century: an opportunity for America to be healed by a black President who embraced the ideals needed for a new America. After the new President was anointed by leading celebrities and the mass media, America’s emperor was shown to be naked.
Writing for The New Yorker, journalist Seymour M. Hersh says a group of Iranians associated with Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, or MEK, were being trained in terror operations by the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) at the Department of Energy’s Nevada National Security Site.
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today regarding the United States’ inefficient immigration system as it considers Arizona’s controversial 2010 immigration reform law. The arguments will focus on whether the Federal government is the only authority over immigration issues or if States like Arizona have roles to play as well.
If you have looked at a news site in the past two days, you know that Social Security and Medicare are set to go broke in the next two decades, which is earlier than previously expected. The unsurprising revelation comes from the Social Security Trustees’ annual report on the state of the government retirement and Medicare trust funds.