Quantcast
Home » Archives » U.S. News (Page 2173)

Glenn Beck: Hurricane Irene is a ‘blessing’

As most of the East Coast hunkers down to wait for Hurricane Irene, radio host Glenn Beck wants them to see the storm as a blessing. “Warning! Warning! We are headed for global disruption in food,” Beck proclaimed on Friday. “I asked you two weeks ago, how many warnings do…

Bernanke: It’s Congress’s turn to act on economy

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (Reuters) – Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Friday stopped short of detailing further action to boost the U.S. recovery but said the central bank would consider what more it could do to fight high unemployment, giving some comfort to investors. Bernanke said the Fed had marked…

New MLK memorial misquotes King

The new memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, D.C. is carved from massive chunks of granite, but a misquote chiseled into the side of the memorial also proves to be weighty. On the right side of the monument, the quote “I was a drum major for justice, peace…

Texas Supreme Court upholds ‘pole tax’ on lap dances

The Texas Supreme Court ruled (PDF) Friday that a $5 tax on nude dancing is constitutional because it does not place a fee on free expression. In their unanimous decision, the court said that the approximately 150 strip clubs in the state must abide by the tax. An appeals court…

Muslim community survey planned as rights groups question NYPD’s CIA ties

The connections between the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), revealed by an investigative report published this week by The Associated Press, are coming under heavy fire by a coalition of civil rights groups, who are demanding the city council immediately investigate the department. “Despite…

Fresh oil slicks forming over Deepwater Horizon spill site

Despite assurances from British oil company BP that no oil was present at the Deepwater Horizon site in the Gulf of Mexico, two Louisiana State University men have returned with video evidence of large blooms of crude oil swelling up to the water’s surface where the doomed oil rig once…

Hurricane Irene forces NYC subway shutdown, postpones MLK memorial dedication

NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS: Click here to see a map of the evacuation zones (PDF) Weather waits for no man — not even if those men are President Barack Obama and Martin Luther King Jr. As the East Coast braces for the impact of Hurricane Irene, it’s not only evacuation…

‘Christian warrior’ charged with firebombing Oregon mosque

A 24-year-old Oregon man — who told police that he was a “Christian warrior” — has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly firebombing a mosque last November. Cody Crawford faces 10 to 30 years if convicted of firebombing the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center, which is about 200 feet…

Deadly suicide bomb rocks Nigeria U.N. building

ABUJA — A suicide bomb blast rocked the UN compound in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Friday, killing at least 18 people, leaving others trapped and blowing out large areas of the building, officials said. Witnesses reported that the bomb went off after a suspect forced his way through security…

Despite ‘streamlining’ plan, Boehner chides Obama for ‘job-crushing’ regulations

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has once again dug his heels in to confront President Barack Obama about major policies, taking issue with the number of regulatory actions the president has taken, which the speaker calls “job-crushing.” Boehner posted a letter about jobs and regulatory action on his website, to…

Google+