If you go to get your driver’s license in New Jersey, put on your sad face. The State has banned “big” smiles, saying they interfere with facial-recognition technology. The policy has been in effect all year, but it has not been talked about much.
Praying before a game is a tradition in many football programs. But the University of Tennessee recently re-evaluated the process after a group complained. The Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote a letter to Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, urging the school to stop the ritual.
Some consumer groups are working to convince the U.S. Department of Agriculture to remove tuna from school cafeterias after a study found variable levels, sometimes higher than those allowed by Federal guidelines, of mercury in cans of the fish.
You might want to start following the instruction of your high-school driver’s ed instructor: Come to a complete stop at stop signs. Red-light cameras have become the norm in some cities. Now stop signs can record you, too.
A business owner in Corpus Christi, Texas, is at a loss for what to do after the city informed him: He cannot wash bird poop off the sidewalk in front of his restaurant. The city claims the droppings go into the storm drain and then into the bay, polluting the water.
A report released by the Justice Department on Wednesday says that 14 employees of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives face “disciplinary action” in regard to roles played in the fatally flawed Fast and Furious gunrunning operation.
This week, an appeals judge reinstated the National Defense Authorization Act’s indefinite detention provision at the request of the Administration of Barack Obama. Indefinite detention is alive and well.
If you can’t beat them, let them win. That appears to have been the attitude of American bureaucrats who deemed it acceptable to use stimulus funds to purchase Chinese solar panels for the Senator Paul Simon Federal Building in Carbondale, Ill.
The Obama campaign does not want voters to have high expectations of President Barack Obama when he takes the stage to debate Mitt Romney, according to The Associated Press. Obama’s team thinks the debate will present “a challenge.”
A college professor in Florida has been placed on leave after allegedly passing out Barack Obama campaign materials. Sharon Sweet of Brevard Community College is being investigated.