In a 13-1 vote, the City Council of Los Angeles decided to trash plastic bags. In doing so, Los Angeles became the largest U.S. city to ban the pollutant. California cities San Jose, San Francisco and Long Beach have passed similar ordinances.
When most Americans think of employees of the Food and Drug Administration, images of researchers, scientists and inspectors working to ensure that mass-produced food and medicines are fit for human consumption may come to mind. But for hundreds of American farmers who have been — often frighteningly literally — targeted by the FDA, the reality is very different.
New videos of the General Services Administration extravaganza which cost taxpayers nearly $1 million continue to surface. In 2010, the GSA headed out to Las Vegas for a few days of lots of fun and games and a little business.
DC Comics — the comic book publisher that brought us Superman, Batman and Robin, Batgirl, Aquaman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, and The Flash — has announced that one of its well-known superheroes is gay.
Do you want free pizza? If you answered “Si,” head over to the closest Pizza Patron. On June 5, anyone who places an order in Spanish between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. will receive a free large pepperoni pizza.
With the promise of “Hope” and “Change,” celebrity friends, a good Internet campaign presence, an overall campaign presence that just felt so very underdog — so grassroots — and an aura of rolled-up-sleeve-sunglass-wearing-antithesis-of-politician coolness, Obama was able to gain favor with about 66 percent of the coveted 18-year-old to 29-year-old voter bloc.
The Cato Institute has launched an initiative focused on keeping an eye on incidents of misconduct by police throughout the United States. The site gives visitors the ability to report police misconduct if their stories are “supported by third-party witnesses or other compelling evidence.”
The Federal government is letting insiders linked to the same big agribusiness companies that produce chemical-laden and genetically modified products be the judges of what is organic.
An auction in the United Kingdom has some Ronald Reagan supporters’ blood boiling. Supposedly, a vial of the former President’s blood is up for auction. The blood sample was obtained at the George Washington University Hospital after the attempted assassination of Reagan in 1981.
Randy Smith, a 54-year-old living in Fresno, Calif., was arrested after officers discovered that the water gun slung around his neck was loaded with a shotgun shell.