WASHINGTON (UPI) — Sales of new single-family homes declined month-to-month in June, but rose 15.1 percent from June 2011, the U.S. Commerce Department said Wednesday. Sales fell from a revised […]
BEAVERTON, Ore. (UPI) — U.S. sportswear firm Nike Inc. said in a regulatory filing it is relying a bit more on Vietnam as a manufacturing base. Nike said 41 percent […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — A co-owner of the iconic weekly U.S. magazine Newsweek said that it would transition further toward an all-digital production by 2013. “The brand is good. So what […]
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (UPI) — Walmart said Wednesday it will join other U.S. retailers in rejecting a class action settlement against credit card firms for allegedly colluding on swipe fees. The […]
LONDON, (UPI) — A London-based higher education magazine has released the entries in this year’s “exam howlers” contest, which seeks to find the funniest test mistakes. Times Higher Education said […]
HOUSTON, (UPI) — A University of Florida student said he will attempt the “joggling” world record by running a mile while juggling five objects in Houston. Matthew Feldman, an engineering […]
YORKTOWN, Va., (UPI) — Authorities in Virginia said they have found a Burmese python reported missing from its owner’s home. The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office said the 10-foot-long snake disappeared this […]
SALT LAKE CITY, (UPI) — A Utah wildlife official said the mysterious “goat man” photographed crawling near some goats was a California hunter testing out a goat stalking disguise. Phil […]
CLASKSVILLE, Tenn., (UPI) — A Tennessee man said his black Labrador, a former Army dog, saved him when he was confronted by a copperhead snake while out for a walk. […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — Republicans are holding middle-class tax cuts “hostage,” Vice President Joe Biden said as the U.S. Senate was to vote on rival party plans to extend tax cuts. […]
AURORA, Colo., (UPI) — The Colorado movie theater gunman must have had target practice, police said, and other officials said some victims were unable to get immediate medical help. The […]
PHOENIX, (UPI) — Lawyers in Arizona’s racial-profiling trial used Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s public statements against him as he testified Tuesday. Attorneys for the plaintiffs immediately began using Arpaio’s […]
KABUL, Afghanistan, (UPI) — An American civilian working in Afghanistan was among at least three people killed when gunmen attacked their minibus, U.S. and local officials said. The U.S. Embassy […]
DENVER, (UPI) — The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said the number of people looking to purchase firearms has increased by 43 percent during the weekend. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation […]
If you believe that American military spending should be thoroughly examined and trimmed, neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney is your guy. The two candidates make the same defense-cuts-make-us-less-safe arguments and offer different solutions.
In my new book, The Entrepreneur: The Way Back for the U.S. Economy, I pose the question: When the lessons of history so clearly demonstrate that redistribution of wealth always ends badly for a nation, what could possibly motivate so many people to ignore such evidence?
For years, high schools have used large buildings in the community for graduation. But church buildings might have to be crossed off the list after a ruling in Wisconsin on Monday.
Clara Sutton, co-owner of Cool Blast Lemonade, has a message for President Barack Obama following his “You didn’t build that,” remark in Roanoke, Va. “I would say that’s rude,” Clara said.
A 2010 Act required Federal agencies to take steps to use clearer language in paperwork and laws. The Center for Plain Language has graded 12 Federal agencies based on their compliance and efforts to improve.
I can certainly empathize with the Occupy Wall Street Movement. While ex-Goldman guy/U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, fellow ex-Goldman guy/New York Fed President Tim Geithner and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke worked diligently to use taxpayer money to bail out Goldman Sachs and some other 1 percenters, the rest of us were dealing with layoffs, foreclosures and bankruptcies — with no bailouts in sight, just more circular rhetoric and broken promises.
In the midst of all this has emerged a war cry directed against capitalism itself. It is here that I feel some of my fellow 99 percenters may have been misled and have thus misdirected their fiery and very justified frustration.
There have been massive forest fires and record temperatures across North America this summer. With this heat wave impacting so many millions of people, it must be definitive proof of global warming — or so the Big Green Machine would like us to believe.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) — Ohio State University scientists researching distracted driving say they found people are better at juggling some types of multitasking than others. Trying to do two visual […]