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Stocks, Pork Sale, Bachman Bails

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Money, Money: Stock prices jumped Tuesday on news that home prices rose 10.9% in the last 12 months. Rising prices indicate that Americans are buying homes and will likely spend more on furniture and household goods. The Consumer Confidence Index …

Arms for Rebels, Chile Volcano, Bike City

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

 World: The European Union voted to lift its arms embargo to Syrian rebels, although there is no immediate move to actually ship weapons. Individual governments will have to decide what they do. Meanwhile, US Sen. John McCain, who has been …

Spring Snow, Rebel Arms, NY Rolls

Monday, May 27, 2013

 Global Warming: Whiteface Mountain ski area in New York’s Adirondack Mountains reported 34 inches of snow over the Memorial Day weekend. Snow also fell in parts of Vermont and New Hampshire on a chilly holiday weekend. Arms for Rebels: At …

Maoist Massacre, Hacking Plot, Preserved Apple

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Attack on Democracy: Maoist rebels in India attacked a convoy carrying members of the ruling Congress party, killing 24 and wounding at least 37 others. Indian press reports say the rebels blocked the road with downed trees then set off …

Morals, Maricopa, Girls In Their Summer Clothes

Saturday, May 25, 2013

National: President Obama used his graduation speech at the US Naval Academy to warn that sexual assaults within the military are damaging Americans’ faith in the armed services. He said, “Even more than physical courage, we need your moral courage.” …

Drones, Heckler, Gay Scouts, and Mickey D’s

Friday, May 24, 2013

End Game?: President Obama, in a lengthy speech on national security yesterday, said the long “war on terror” has to end. “Our systematic effort to dismantle terrorist organizations must continue,” Obama said. “But this war, like all wars, must end.” …

Street Terror, Drones and Chopped

Thursday, May 23, 2013

London Attack: Two men shouting “God is Great” hacked to death a British soldier several hundred feet from the Royal Artillery barracks in a bizarre incident in London yesterday. Witnesses caught the two on video making no effort to get …

Tornado, Apple Tax and “Football”

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

National: Search and rescue crews say everyone seems to be accounted for in the aftermath of the giant Oklahoma tornado. The toll: 24 dead, 240 injured. About 100 were rescued from the rubble. One elementary school was flattened, whole suburban …

Tornado Toll Update

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Wrong Count: Authorities have drastically revised the number of dead in the Oklahoma tornado downward to 24 from a high of 91. Seven of the dead are reported to be school children. Officials say that initially there was duplication in …

Tornado Toll, Apple Tax, Hang ‘Em High

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

National: Twenty school children are among the 91 people dead after a mile-wide tornado tore through Moore, Okla. and parts of Oklahoma City. Two schools were destroyed as well as blocks of homes and businesses. Rescue and recovery teams are …