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Archive for March, 2013

Weekly Jobless Claims Rise 16,000

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. Labor Department said first-time jobless benefits claims rose 16,000 to 357,000 in the week that ended last Saturday. Initial claims for unemployment benefits rose from a revised 341,000 from the previous week, which was originally reported at 336,000. The four-week rolling average for the week increased 2,250 to 343,000. The […]

Fourth-Quarter GDP Revised Slightly Higher

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The Commerce Department revised its gross domestic product estimate for the fourth quarter upward Thursday, pegging growth of the U.S. economy at 0.4 percent. The report released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis represents the third of three estimates released on the country’s economic performance for the final quarter of 2012. The […]

Oil Drives ‘New Trade Axis’ Between Iraq And No. 1 Customer China

China’s thirst for Iraqi oil is propelling an alliance between the two Nations that, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), promises to send 80 percent of Iraq’s future petroleum exports to China. The agency’s chief economist said there’s “a new trade axis being formed between Baghdad and Beijing” at a time when American interests […]

Racist, Black Alabama Politician Attacks Concerned Gun Owner

Alabama State Representative Joe Mitchell (D-Mobile) is in hot water after a mass email sent by Alabamian Eddie Maxwell to legislators in the State at 10:54 p.m. on Jan. 27 was made public this week. Maxwell, a white Alabama voter, simply stated in the email to all of his legislators that he felt any attempt […]

Newark Mayor Says Late-Night Businesses Invite Violence, Shouldn’t Just ‘Have Their Way’

The Newark, N.J., mayor who once opposed regulating local businesses to death in the name of safety appears to be softening, suggesting now that the city should stop allowing businesses that stay open late at night to “have their way.” CBS New York quotes Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s apparent change of heart in the wake […]

Couple Marries At Uncle’s Funeral

PHILADELPHIA, (UPI) — A Philadelphia couple, honoring a deceased loved one, got married at his funeral, in a surprise ceremony that astonished 850 onlookers in the church. The marriage of Reggie Wade, 39, and his bride, Monique McMillan-Wade, 29, took place this month at the funeral of Wade’s uncle, Gregory “Chops” Scott, who was shot […]

School District Bans Dodge Ball

WINDHAM, N.H., (UPI) — A New Hampshire school district has banned dodge ball from gym classes after parents complained about their children being bullied during the games. The Windham School board voted 4-1 to end dodge ball and similar “human target” games after parents complained children were being bullied and targeted by other students during […]

Man Allegedly Shot Buck At Walmart

BLAIRSVILLE, Pa., (UPI) — Authorities in Pennsylvania said a man faces charges including reckless endangerment for allegedly shooting a white-tailed deer in a Walmart parking lot. The Pennsylvania Game Commission said Arcangelo Bianco Jr., 40, used a handgun to shoot the deer in the parking lot of the Resort Plaza Walmart in Blairsville in November […]

Texas Students Strike Down Pot Proposal

AUSTIN, Texas, (UPI) — The University of Texas student government struck down a proposal to support ticketing rather than arresting people possessing less than 4 ounces of marijuana. The proposal, which would have been non-binding and wouldn’t have required campus police to abide by it, was struck down Tuesday after student government members objected to […]

$10 Fine Dropped For Swearing Cockatoo

WARWICK, R.I., (UPI) — A Rhode Island woman whose pet cockatoo was accused of repeatedly using profanity directed toward a next door neighbor won’t have to pay a fine, police said. Lynn Taylor of Warwick fought the $10 noise citation last year in municipal court after her neighbor complained about the bird’s foul language and […]


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