President Barack Obama began a bus tour of the Midwestern United States to combat Republican assertions that have arisen from the first series of GOP debates. Obama’s message got an early boost from an unlikely source, an opinion piece by billionaire Warren Buffett.
The Florida State Legislature has taken significant steps towards eliminating restrictions that had been previously placed on firearms. Governor Rick Scott has signed the Penalties for Violating Firearms Preemption Law, a measure that forces the repeal of all regulations passed in violation of the 2nd Amendment.
Today’s college students are in a position to be at the forefront of the burgeoning agricultural revolution, as more colleges and universities add organic and sustainable farming courses to their curricula.
PEOSTA, Iowa, Aug. 17 (UPI) — President Barack Obama, in an interview Tuesday with CNN, said Republicans in the House of Representatives are responsible for the current political gridlock. Obama said when Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and members of his caucus refused to support a deficit plan with $4 trillion in cuts because it included […]
KATHMANDU, Nepal, Aug. 17 (UPI) — A boat capsized in the Kamal River in eastern Nepal, leaving at least a dozen people missing, authorities said. Nepalnews.com said at least 17 people swam to safety after the boat capsized Tuesday evening near the districts of Siraha and Dhanusha. China’s state-run Xinhua news agency, quoting other media, […]
BEIJING, Aug. 17 (UPI) — China is dismissing a report Pakistan gave Chinese experts access to a crashed U.S. stealth helicopter used in the Osama bin Laden raid. The highly secret U.S. Blackhawk helicopter crashed during the May 2 raid by a U.S. Navy SEALs team in which the al-Qaida leader was killed in his […]
CRESCENT CITY, Calif., Aug. 17 (UPI) — A female gray whale died early Tuesday in the Klamath River in northern California, about 10 hours after beaching on a sandbank, biologists said. Dawn Goley, a marine biologist at Humboldt State University, told the (Eureka, Calif.) Times-Standard the whale died at 4:19 a.m. Goley’s students and members […]
VICTORIA, Seychelles, Aug. 17 (UPI) — A British man honeymooning in the Seychelles was killed by a shark 10 days after his wedding, authorities said. Ian Redmond, 30, was out swimming with a facemask, snorkel and flippers Monday afternoon while his wife, Gemma Houghton, 27, sunbathed on Anse Lazio Beach on Praslin Island, The Daily […]
TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 17 (UPI) — A top state official says Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis may not run for a New Jersey state Senate seat because he does not meet residency requirements. U.S. District Judge Noel Hillman is scheduled to hold a hearing on the matter Friday, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Lt. Gov. Kim […]
BEIJING, Aug. 17 (UPI) — China Daily held a memorial service at its Beijing office for assistant editor-in-chief Li Xing, who died of cerebral hemorrhage in Washington at age 54. The highly respected journalist, who was also a columnist for the newspaper and its chief U.S. correspondent, was in the U.S. capital to cover a […]