Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) says that the government’s “Race to the Top” education initiative allows too much Federal influence on the country’s school system.
Several prominent figures in the Tea Party movement have been highly critical of House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) handling of the debt ceiling.
Recent research has found that transcendental meditation may drastically improve symptoms of the condition in affected individuals.
For the record, the White House’s official position is that President Barack Obama has no intention of invoking the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution in order to raise the debt ceiling. “Our position hasn’t changed,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said.
DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Aug. 1 (UPI) — A bitter, divorced Pennsylvania man’s blog has triggered a free-speech debate, officials say. Doylestown resident Anthony Morelli created his blog, ThePsychoExWife.com, in 2007 as a way to blow off steam about his ex-wife, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Sunday. But then his ex-wife, Allison Morelli, found out about the Web […]
STEWART, British Columbia, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A helicopter crashed in Canada Sunday, killing the pilot and two passengers, police said. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the aircraft, owned by Vancouver Island Helicopter Ltd., went down about 4 p.m. on Nelson Glacier near Stewart in northern British Columbia, the Vancouver Sun reported. The helicopter […]
BEIJING, Aug. 1 (UPI) — The ethnically tense Xinjiang-Uighur region in China’s northwest erupted in violence again during the weekend, leaving several people dead, state media report. Noting the region, which has a large Muslim population, has been under a “terrorist threat,” the official Xinhua news agency reported the latest violence broke out Saturday in […]
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A guest at the Hilton Garden Inn in Santa Rosa, Calif., filed a class-action lawsuit against the hotel over a 75-cent charge for a newspaper, officials say. Rodney Harmon, 55, filed the suit in U.S. District Court in San Francisco Wednesday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported, claiming the hotel […]
SEATTLE, Aug. 1 (UPI) — The FBI says it received a promising lead in the unsolved 1971 D.B. Cooper jetliner hijacking case. The FBI was given what it say is the “most promising” lead to date in the nation’s only unsolved hijacking case — a name of a previously not investigated man and an item […]
NEW DELHI, Aug. 1 (UPI) — An express train and another local train collided in eastern India, causing several cars to derail and injuring dozens of people, authorities said. The express train was traveling from Guwahati in eastern Assam state to Bangalore in southern India when it collided Sunday evening with a local passenger train […]