OAK PARK, Mich., Aug. 10 (UPI) — A Michigan woman who battled city officials to win the right to keep her front yard vegetable garden said she and her family are moving to Seattle. Julie Bass made headlines in June when she was ticketed by the city of Oak Park for planting vegetables in her […]
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s campaign has aimed its attacks solely on President Barack Obama since its inception, and that strategy seems to have paid off, in a way: Obama’s campaign is now focused on attacking Romney, although Romney has not received the GOP nod.
Former Vice President Al Gore spoke at an Aspen Institute media forum on Thursday, discussing a subject with which he has become synonymous: global warming. He gave a heated speech against corporations paying “pseudo-scientists” to muddy the waters in the climate change debate.
International markets were anxiously waiting to see what answers Chairman Ben Bernanke and the United States Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee would offer after their policy meeting Tuesday. The Fed has decided to keep interest rates low for two more years.
On Saturday, Texas Governor Rick Perry will give a speech from South Carolina, in which he will make clear his intention to seek the Republican nod for the 2012 Presidential nomination, CNN reported. The previously undeclared Perry has enjoyed high name recognition and favorability among Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents, according to Gallup.
KARACHI, Pakistan, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Ethnic and targeted killings claimed six more lives in violence-ravaged Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city and its main port and financial capital, police said. The victims in the overnight drive-by shootings and other acts of violence in different parts of the city included activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and […]
ABERDEEN, Scotland, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A Scottish woman says she has temporarily left her apartment in Aberdeen to hundreds of bats roosting in a crawl space. Alison Murray, who works for an oil company, bought the top-floor flat in January, The Scotsman reported. In May, she realized she was sharing it with the bats […]
WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Chefs, nutritionists and food activists are asking U.S. restaurants to buy more products locally or collect for food banks for Food Day in October. Groups such as Chefs Collaborative, American Culinary Federation and the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture are encouraging local restaurants to seek out partnerships with […]
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Missiles that may have been fired by a U.S. drone Wednesday killed several suspected militants in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, officials said. CNN, quoting two Pakistani intelligence officials, said the missiles killed seven suspected pro-Taliban militants in the region near the border with Afghanistan. Other reports gave a […]
MOSCOW, Aug. 10 (UPI) — A search was on Wednesday in Russia’s Far East for a cargo plane that crashed with 11 aboard, officials said, denying reports its wreckage had been found. Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said it had renewed its search for the Antonov An-12 that was carrying more than 17 tons of food supplies […]