Quantcast
Home » Archives » U.S. News (Page 1770)

Adviser brags Romney told joke about firing hotel maid

A senior adviser to presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said recently that an old joke about firing a hotel maid proved that the candidate wasn’t as stiff as he seems. At a Washington Post event, chief correspondent Dan Balz asked senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom what was the “most fun…

Atheists sue Florida County to remove Ten Commandments monument

A group of atheists is suing Bradford County, Florida because they say a 6-ton granite monument of the Ten Commandments has no place on the courthouse lawn. American Atheists Communications Director Blair Scott told Raw Story that the monument made the members of his organization in Bradford County into “second-class…

5 facts about the fallen to remember on Memorial Day

Memorial Day — first called Decoration Day — got its start as holiday commemorating fallen soldiers at the end of the Civil War, according to Yale historian David Blight. In 1865, former slaves exhumed Union soldiers from a mass grave in Charleston, South Carolina on the site of that city’s…

San Franciscans celebrate anniversary of Golden Gate Bridge

Tens of thousand of people came to San Francisco’s waterfront to mark the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, the distinctive orange vermilion structure that attracts some 10 million visitors each year. The city hosted a massive celebration complete with music, dance vintage cars and motorcycles, as well as a fireworks display showcasing…

‘Rolling Thunder’ event features biker vets invading Washington

They may no longer be in uniform, but nearly all of them are sporting the same thing — leather vests covered with multicolored military patches. Who are they? Tens of thousands of US veterans, many of whom fought in Vietnam, and supporters who take part in Rolling Thunder, an annual motorcycle rally…

Tropical Storm Beryl heads to southeast U.S. coast

Tropical Storm Beryl hit the southeastern US coast at near-hurricane strength early Monday, toppling trees and downing power lines as it cast a shadow over the first big beach weekend of the summer. At 0900 GMT, Beryl’s center was located inland about 20 miles (300 kilometers) west of Jacksonville, Florida, the Miami-basedNational…

Record 45% of Iraq and Afghanistan vets have filed for disability

According to a new report from the Associated Press, a record 45% of the 1.6 million veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are seeking compensation for service-related injuries. This is more than double the rate for Gulf War veterans. For all the publicity given to “Gulf War syndrome,”…

Bradley Manning lawyers charge Army with withholding evidence

Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of being behind the biggest leak of state secrets in US history, is being denied a fair trial because the army is withholding from him crucial information that might prove his innocence or reduce his sentence, his defence team is arguing. With Manning’s court-martial approaching…

Florida GOP Gov has staff tell hundreds of eligible voters they can’t vote

Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) is facing major criticism for his administration ruling many eligible citizens in the state ineligible to vote, according to an exclusive report from Think Progress. Scott’s plan calls for the state to purge all “non-citizens” from the voting rolls before the November election. However, his…

Gingrich: Romney will get more than 40 percent of Latino vote

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is predicting that at least 40 percent of Latino voters will cast their ballots for GOP hopeful Mitt Romney — even though he has only 27 percent of their support now. NBC’s David Gregory on Sunday asked Gingrich how big of a problem immigration…

Google+