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B-17 ‘Flying Fortress’ bomber crashes near Chicago

CHICAGO — A World War II era “Flying Fortress” bomber crashed into a field near Chicago and burst into flames Monday, but officials said all seven passengers on board escaped injury. Flames and thick black smoke billowed out of the wreckage of the historic plane which was ripped in half…

U.S. Army to abandon the beret

WASHINGTON — The US Army is abandoning the beret, after a failed 10-year experiment. The black beret, which proved deeply unpopular with American soldiers, will be replaced by a patrol cap for everyday wear, US Army spokesman Colonel Tom Collins said Monday. The move came after outgoing Army chief of…

Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s prayer event is ‘meant to convert non-Christians’: progressive group

The progressive advocacy group People For the American Way chastised Texas Governor Rick Perry on Monday for his “inappropriate” plans to host a Christian prayer summit at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Perry has proclaimed August 6 as a “Day of Prayer and Fasting for our Nation to seek God’s guidance”…

Ad in Miami paper mistakenly declares Heat champions

MIAMI (Reuters) - The Miami Herald mistakenly ran an advertisement from a retailer in its Monday edition congratulating the Miami Heat for winning the NBA title a day after they lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the championship series. The paper ran a large ad from Macy’s Inc pronouncing “Congratulations Miami” and promoting official championship gear at its…

Dem Rep: Obama should stop deporting children

WASHINGTON – Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) on Monday urged President Barack Obama to stop deporting children who have grown up in the United States but were brought here illegally by their parents. “It makes no sense for young immigrants raised in the U.S. to live under the threat of deportation…

Palin fans hack MSNBC affiliate’s Twitter account

Supporters of Sarah Palin are again going to extraordinary lengths to shape opinion on the Internet — and this time, they may have actually broken the law. Fans of the failed Republican vice presidential candidate reportedly hacked into the Twitter account of Crivella West, the company that created a database…

Official: Billions missing in Iraq may be ‘largest theft of funds in national history’

Approximately $6.6 billion in cash was likely stolen after being flown to Iraq during the months that followed the U.S.-led invasion, Pentagon officials said recently. Stuart Bowen, the U.S. Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, told The Los Angeles Times that the sum just might be “the largest theft of…

Despite sinking polls and fleeing staff, Gingrich clings to 2012 campaign

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is back on the campaign trail as of last weekend, clinging to his candidacy despite having no staff and a lack of widespread public support. At a speech to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Los Angeles Sunday night, a reporter asked Gingrich if he still…

Closely held ‘Area 51′ secrets revealed in new book

Is “Area 51″ where the U.S. government kept a downed alien spacecraft? Or was that just a cover story for something even more revolutionary? In her new book “Area 51,” journalist Anne Jacobson speaks to numerous individuals who used to work at the secret military installation and concludes that the…

GOP hopeful Herman Cain admits he refused pizza to black neighborhood

In a startling admission recently, Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain, the former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, said that he would apply his experience in business to a potential job in the White House: specifically, his experience in denying pizza deliveries to a black neighborhood in Omaha, Nebraska. Cain, who is…

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