WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A short-term deal to end a 14-day partial U.S. Federal Aviation Administration shutdown puts 74,000 people back to work, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said. The agreement, which the Senate was to approve at 10 a.m. EDT Friday, “does not resolve the important differences that still remain,” Reid, D-Nev., said […]
COTTERED, England, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A BBC journalist said he spotted a UFO hovering over a field in the English countryside while driving to an airport in the early morning. Mike Sewell, a sports journalist for the BBC, said he was driving through Cottered, England, to the Stansted Airport at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday when […]
FRANKFURT, Germany, Aug. 5 (UPI) — European stocks plunged a second day Friday and Asian shares nosedived as deep economic-growth fears reached fever pitch ahead of a key U.S. jobs report. British, German and French stock-market indexes fell more than 1 percent in early morning trading after closing down 3.5 percent to 4 percent Thursday […]
WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Spurring U.S. companies to hire veterans can help men and women returning from war zones move into routine civilian jobs, a senior White House adviser said. “The president feels that our veterans … deserve all the support that we as a country can give them to find new careers,” a […]
MOSCOW, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Visiting Gen. Chen Bingde, chief of the general staff of the Chinese military, discussed advancing military cooperation with Russia, state media said. Chen held discussions with Russian Defense Minister Anatoli Serdyukov in Moscow, China’s official Xinhua news agency reported. Chen said military relations between the two countries were in good […]
LONDON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Three teenagers were given life sentences Thursday for leading a gang attack on a schoolboy who was stabbed and killed in South London. A judge at the Old Bailey said Dale Green must serve at least 15 years for killing Nicholas Pearton, while Lamarr Gordon was ordered to serve 14 […]
The U.S. government may lose more than $1 billion in airline ticket taxes due to a lack of resolution on a partisan standoff concerning the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration.
On Tuesday, Sarah Palin’s lawyer issued a press release, stating that the Alaska Attorney General’s office had dismissed an ethics complaint filed against the former Alaska Governor.
President Barack Obama turned 50 on Thursday, having celebrated with donors in Chicago on Wednesday night. Also on Wednesday, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s Presidential campaign released a video criticizing the former Senator from Chicago.
The team for re-electing President Barack Obama has increased the push for obtaining financing, as campaign workers have looked to several rich donors for substantial sums of money. Obama and his team have raised more than $35 million already from the biggest donors, individuals who are known as “bundlers.”