UPPER DARBY, Pa., (UPI) — A former part-time police officer wanted in a shooting was gunned down by federal marshals at a Philadelphia-area motel Tuesday. Anthony Galla, 31, was tracked […]
ORELAND, Pa. (UPI) — Drinking large quantities of carbonated soda can be as damaging to teeth as methamphetamine or crack cocaine, U.S. scientists say. A case study published in General […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — Entomologists say a newly identified butterfly in Texas may be the last truly distinctive butterfly species left to be discovered in the United States. Although specimens of […]
EDMONTON, Alberta (UPI) — Plants that haven’t seen daylight since they were frozen more than 400 years ago during the “Little Ice Age” are sprouting new growth, Canadian scientists say. […]
SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — U.S. retailer Walmart agreed to pay more than $81 million in penalties for violating laws regarding the disposal of hazardous materials, the EPA said. The U.S. […]
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Since the virtual currency Bitcoin began receiving widespread attention in the media as a viable alternative to cash, Federal agencies have been keeping a close watch on the startup and on firms with which it does business.On Tuesday, the Justice Department effectively shut down Liberty Reserve, another online currency.
About a month ago, two Filipino servant women escaped from a mansion in a Washington, D.C., suburb occupied by a Saudi Arabian diplomatic contingent. Now, another woman says she was essentially kidnapped into domestic slavery at another Virginia home occupied by more Saudi diplomats in the Washington suburbs.
A 350-pound asthmatic man was sleeping on the couch at his Fort Worth, Texas, home on May 16 when the cops showed up with a warrant to search his house. Jarmaine Darden had asthma severe enough that he wasn’t able to sleep lying down. That didn’t stop the “zero-tolerance” officers from immediately treating the situation like a standoff with a dangerous criminal.
I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before. I call it “the politics of ease.” It’s the liberal tendency to blame every hitch in society’s collective gallop on someone or something other than the actual offender. The solutions to most of the problems we face as a Nation are, in fact, quite simple. That might not be easy, but it is simple.
The National Defense Authorization Act gave the President the discretion of deciding that if Americans collaborate with terrorists, they can be indefinitely detained without the right of habeas corpus. Senator John McCain consorted with al-Qaida allies during his trip to Syria over the weekend. Why isn’t he on his way to Guantanamo Bay?
Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com
In the new book Is College Worth It?, former Secretary of Education William Bennett and his co-author try to understand why higher education is becoming more of a burden than a boon for many Americans.
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According to Gallup polling results, since 2005 at least half of all Americans have believed that the Nation’s government is far too powerful. As the recent gamut of government scandals […]
When U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder decided to unleash the hounds on FOX News reporter James Rosen, he had Ronald Machen, U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C., go looking for a […]
While the Federal government is doing everything it can to curtail civilians from using 3-D printing technology to manufacture firearms by doing things like shutting down Defense Distributed, a nonprofit […]
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, England (UPI) — British researchers say people can help others focus or concentrate by speaking more loudly or more clearly. Lead author Alex Thiele, professor of Visual […]
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (UPI) — Family caregivers of the elderly with dementia are less stressed on days dementia patients receive adult day services, U.S. researchers say. Steven Zarit, professor and […]
ATLANTA (UPI) — Every day, 10 people in the United States drown, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say. From 2005-09, there were an average of 3,533 […]
PAVIA, Italy (UPI) — A meta-analysis of more than 100 studies shows pesticide, herbicide and solvent exposure is linked to a higher risk of Parkinson’s, researchers in Italy say. Study […]
AURORA, Colo. (UPI) — There has been a spike in young children treated for accidentally eating marijuana-laced food since the relaxation of Colorado marijuana laws, researchers say. “We have seen […]