Man’s best friend may be a formidable enemy to wildlife, a Utah State University biologist says in a newly published paper that tracks the harmful effects of loose dogs on other animals. Based on a mix of existing research and their own case studies, Julie Young of Utah State and four other scientists conclude that […]
Unrelenting winter storms have left a chilled New England in a white maze, with growing mounds of snow and ice creating formidable public safety concerns. The barrage of winter weather has stoked concern about the potential for water pollution from snow disposal in rivers, roof collapses and traffic and pedestrians navigating narrow clearances. “Given the […]
The Super Bowl and pizza go hand-in-hand, sometimes even for people in prison. On Sunday before the big game, Pizza Hut will deliver 942 large pizzas to the Hutchinson Correctional Facility in Hutchinson, KS, along with 9,630 chicken wings. In all, 811 of the prison’s 1,862 inmates ordered the food and will pay for it […]
President Barack Obama and Republican Senator John McCain, bitter rivals from the 2008 election campaign whose feud festered for two years, completed a thaw on Wednesday when they sat down for Oval Office talks. Obama’s defeat of McCain in the 2008 presidential election left sour feelings on both sides that lingered through Obama’s first two […]
Employment rose by a meager 36,000 jobs in January, far less than expected, as severe snow storms slammed large parts of the nation, but the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since April 2009. Despite the conflicting signals in the Labor Department’s report on Friday, economists agreed a job market recovery was proceeding apace […]
More than 15 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans were unemployed in January, far higher than the national jobless rate and the highest since the government began collecting data on veterans in 2005, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Friday. That rate could go even higher if the U.S. military begins winding down […]
Accused Tucson shooter Jared Loughner will face several more charges after he is tried in federal court for the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabriel Giffords and attempted murder of two of her aides, prosecutors said on Friday. The 22-year-old college dropout is accused of opening fire on a crowd of bystanders outside a Giffords event […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday he hoped Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will make “the right decision” to steer his country through mass protests against his rule but stopped short of urging his resignation. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/0kqeX7zdKH8/us-egypt-usa-idUSTRE71175920110205\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Friday said it wants to gradually reduce the government’s support for the U.S. housing market so that the private sector can play “the dominant role.” <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/AB5CSpW1Rlc/us-usa-housing-idUSTRE70R80420110205\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sarah Palin’s bid to trademark her name and that of her daughter, Bristol, ran into trouble at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office because the application forms were unsigned, government records show. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/5z0W_s3wNCk/us-palin-trademark-idUSTRE7135WI20110205\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?