NEW YORK (UPI) — At least two people were killed, more than a dozen injured and at least two were missing Wednesday when two buildings collapsed in New York, officials said. The collapse of the two five-floor residential buildings followed a gas leak explosion that rattled nearby streets and shattered windows with a blast that […]
GENEVA, Switzerland (UPI) — Human Rights Watch said Wednesday the United Nations should hold Washington to account for its controversial surveillance program. “The mass communications surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden demonstrates a shocking disregard by the United States for the privacy rights of both those inside the country and those abroad,” Andrea Prasow, senior national […]
The Pentagon press secretary confirmed that about $300,000 a year is spent on reading the body language of world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. While it is vague which other world leaders are included in this particular portion of the budget, Putin has definitely been a part of […]
President Barack Obama is expected to direct the Labor Department on Thursday to alter regulations to require overtime pay for millions more workers. The sweeping expansion would affect fast-food managers, loan officers, computer technicians and other positions that businesses currently classify as “executive or professional” in order to avoid paying them overtime, The New York […]
TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) — Republican David Jolly won a closely fought battle against Democrat Alex Sink to win Florida’s 13th District, winning by a narrow margin of 3,400 votes. The special election was closely watched as many considered it a teaser to the November midterms, testing each party’s messaging at using the issue of Obamacare […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
Senator Dianne Feinstein has claimed that the CIA violated the 4th Amendment and various Federal laws and referred the matter to the Justice Department for an investigation that could lead to criminal charges.
Only 29 percent of respondents favor a “firm stand” against Russian actions in Ukraine, with 56 percent saying the United States “should not get too involved” in the issue, the Pew Research Center poll indicated.
Even as his State party voted to censure him early this year for lacking conservatism, Senator John McCain recently claimed polls that show his approval rating being lower than any other Senator in the Nation are simply “bogus.”
President Barack Obama’s nomination of Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy for U.S. Surgeon General was passed from the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to the full Senate by a vote of 13-9 last month. It is a nomination that should make gun owners shudder.