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Poll: Tea party poses ‘real danger’ to GOP in Florida

Aligning yourself too closely to the tea party could be a great way to lose an election in Florida, apparently. So says a recent poll by Gainesville, Florida based polling firm War Room Logistics. In the poll, registered Florida voters said 2:1 that the tea party did not represent their…

‘Imminent’ danger of flooding in Northeast

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Some roads in Pennsylvania were closed and residents of a New Jersey town evacuated their homes, as rain-swollen rivers began cresting on Saturday. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings for both states, warning of “imminent” danger from rising waters of rivers and streams near Philadelphia and in northern New Jersey. In suburban…

Rising food prices nearing danger point: World Bank

PARIS (AFP) – World Bank president Robert Zoellick warned leaders of the top global economies Saturday that the world is reaching a danger point where soaring food prices threaten further political instability. “I mentioned that we are reaching a danger point,” Zoellick said, adding that he had urged G20 finance…

Beck rants trigger death threats against NY professor

The life of a 78-year-old New York professor may be in danger after she was made a target by Fox News’ Glenn Beck. Frances Fox Piven, a City University of New York sociologist, has been receiving death threats, and at least one group is blaming Beck, according to The New…

Beck ‘fantasizes’ about Obama getting ‘beheaded’ in India

It’s the classic double-negative: God forbid anything bad happen to the people I so love to hate. That was the theme of Glenn Beck’s Thursday radio broadcast, in which he spun a series of myths about the president’s ongoing trip across Asia into a violent fantasy about Obama getting his…

British economy in ‘great danger’, trades union warns

The government’s programme of drastic spending cuts is putting the British economy in “great danger”, the Trades Union Congress has warned ahead of its annual conference opening in Manchester on Monday. The cuts will affect economic activity, undermine confidence and could lead to higher unemployment which is “stuck” at around…

Federal officer who shot husky in dog park could be charged

The shooting of a Siberian husky at a Maryland dog park by an off-duty federal police officer has aroused national outrage. Now the Anne Arundel County Police Department, which initially refused to investigate the incident because there was no sign of criminal activity, has announced it will conduct a full…

Key US lawmakers blast BP ‘shortcuts’ before blast

WASHINGTON — BP may have taken dangerous “shortcuts” in the “days and hours” before a deadly blast that led to the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill, key lawmakers investigating the catastrophe charged Monday. “BP appears to have made multiple decisions for economic reasons that increased the danger of a…

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