DALLAS (UPI) — Treacherous ice threatened to create havoc from Texas to Tennessee Friday in what was predicted to be the United States’ “worst ice storm” in nearly four years. Governors of Tennessee and Arkansas declared states of emergency and some schools in Oklahoma, Tennessee and Arkansas were closed, with the ice — and snow […]
NEW YORK (UPI) — Some cars on the commuter train that derailed in New York weren’t equipped with an alert system because it wasn’t required, a spokeswoman for the line said. About a third of Metro-North cab cars — including the one engineer William Rockefeller was driving during Sunday’s fatal derailment — weren’t equipped with […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The percentage of Americans who want the Affordable Care Act repealed or revised has gone up slightly since the Federal website was launched, a poll indicates. Fifty-two percent of respondents said they favor repealing or scaling back the law, up from 50 percent in mid-October, Gallup reported. Of the latest total in […]
PRINCETON, N.J. (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama’s approval rating dropped most among Hispanics over the past 12 months, a Gallup poll indicates. The president’s overall approval rating averaged 41 percent in November, which is down 12 percentage points from December 2012, at 53 percent, the poll said. His approval rating from Hispanics dropped 23 […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — House and Senate lawmakers are a few billion dollars shy of a budget agreement that could end some across-the-board spending cuts, sources told POLITICO. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate counterpart Patty Murray (D-Wash.) were expected to work through the weekend in an effort to find those few billion […]
ARLINGTON, Va. (UPI) — Conservative groups in 34 U.S. States plan coordinated assaults on taxes, healthcare, public sector pensions and the environment, organizing papers indicate. They also plan a strategy to push for expanded access to school vouchers to encourage home schooling, the documents published by Britain’s The Guardian indicate. The newspaper published the papers […]
Forget Santa’s sleigh formation! If Amazon has its way, Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen will be lining up behind Rudolph at the unemployment office in just a few years. The announcement that Amazon wants to deliver packages by drones in 2015 got tongues wagging and cartoonists’ pencils drawing. It’s just one of many topics political cartoonists tackled this week.
Media buzz surrounding Bitcoin has grown in recent months as the digital currency has gained wider acceptance among investors, retailers, economists and even regulators. The ongoing mainstreaming of the online currency has driven up its value greatly. And Bitcoin fans are working to ensure its longevity.
A bevy of usual suspects who style themselves as spokesmen for black Americans have come out against the knockout game, with none other than Al Sharpton leading the charge to decry the violent street fad.
New York City is sending notices to gun-owning residents — who already must register their weapons and obtain city-specific ownership permits — telling them they must turn in, dispose of or modify any rifles or shotguns equipped to fire more than five rounds of ammunition.