SASKATOON, Saskatchewan, (UPI) – A Canadian jazz singer apologized for botching the U.S. national anthem at the Memorial Cup junior ice hockey game in Saskatchewan. Alexis Normand said she had been asked the day before the Saturday game to learn the Star-Spangled Banner to perform at the Western Hockey League game between Nova Scotia’s Halifax […]
MOORE, Okla., (UPI) – Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Tuesday the amount of destruction from Monday’s tornado is unfathomable but “we will get through this.” At least 24 people were killed when the EF4 twister carved a 22-mile path from Newcastle through Moore in central Oklahoma. At some places the path was 2 miles wide. […]
WASHINGTON, (UPI) – An appellate court Tuesday ruled the U.S. government properly classified more than 50 post-mortem photos of Osama bin Laden and they can remain secret. The organization Judicial Watch had filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking 52 images of bin Laden taken after he was killed by U.S. Navy SEALS and […]
CONCORD, N.H., (UPI) – An independent group must look into the IRS targeting of right-wing political groups, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has told a group of GOP donors in New Hampshire. Commenting at a party fundraiser, Paul, R-Ky., said an Inspector General’s report “makes it sound as if there was some sort of policy directive,” […]
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, (UPI) – Nelson Mandela is being sued by his daughters for the right to control his money and artwork, legal documents indicate. Makaziwe and Zenani Mandela are fighting a 2004 court order that gave Nelson Mandela the right to instruct his then lawyer, Ismail Ayob, to stop managing his financial affairs. Ayob […]
WAYNE, W.Va., (UPI) – The 20 students who allegedly broke into their West Virginia school as part of a senior prank will not be allowed to participate in graduation, officials said. The students receive their diplomas, but cannot walk across the stage at the ceremony and are also not allowed on school property, board members […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories that Personal Liberty staffers will be keeping an eye on throughout the day.
Risk management firm Aon, which sells insurance to companies that seek to establish an international footprint, released its global “Terrorism and Political Violence” assessment map for 2013 last week, revealing that countries in North and South America, generally, are among the Earth’s most politically stable, most terror-free and most friendly to new business.
This time each year, thousands of gleeful new college graduates gather with their classmates one final time to consummate their educational journey before being unleashed into the world. But before they toss their mortarboards in the air and head off in separate directions, many of this years’ graduates get one last healthy dose of liberalism, via commencement speeches.
One day before the Internal Revenue Service began its now-infamous hit job on Tea Party nonprofits, the leader of the labor union representing the agency’s employees — a vocally anti-Tea Party group — met with President Barack Obama at the White House.