News archive from 12 May 2011, page 15

My Word: SunRail deserves support

By John Mica As chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I evaluate numerous transportation projects. As a fiscal conservative, I believe all taxpayer-funded infrastructure projects must be wise investments. Even modest...

 
California asks Bell to investigate police disability pensions

California asks Bell to investigate police disability pensions

The state retirement system has asked Bell to investigate the validity of disability pensions given to at least 10 police officers - including four chiefs - that could bring them millions of dollars in extra benefits. The California Public Employees...

 
Bedbugs carry drug-resistant MRSA bacteria, but could only spread it in some situations

Bedbugs carry drug-resistant MRSA bacteria, but could only spread it in some situations

Bedbugs leave their victims with itchy red welts, but they haven’t been considered much of a threat when it comes to the spread of disease. A new report calls that assumption into question. Researchers have now found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in...

 
Bedbugs carry drug-resistant MRSA bacteria, but could only spread it in some situations

Bedbugs carry drug-resistant MRSA bacteria, but could only spread it in some situations

Bedbugs leave their victims with itchy red welts, but they haven’t been considered much of a threat when it comes to the spread of disease. A new report calls that assumption into question. Researchers have now found antibiotic-resistant bacteria in...

 

Always groom for one more

Reporting from Bida, Nigeria- He fell in love with his first wife because she was sincere and eager to please. His second wife, a cousin, was irresistible because she did everything he wished and nothing he didn't. "That alone made me love...

 
As Mississippi River flooding moves south, more evacuations imminent

As Mississippi River flooding moves south, more evacuations imminent

The rain-swollen Mississippi River inundated evacuated neighborhoods in the Mississippi Delta on Wednesday and washed away precious crops, as residents farther downstream prepared for the looming floodwaters. After cresting at 47.8 feet Tuesday in...

 

Newt Gingrich launches presidential run with a newfound focus

Reporting from Washington- Newt Gingrich is entering the 2012 presidential race a familiar face - a 20-year veteran of Congress who served a polarizing turn as House speaker before assuming a career as a prolific political commentator and author. But...

 

Yemeni forces open fire on protesters

Reporting from Cairo- Yemeni security forces opened fire on anti-government demonstrators Wednesday, killing several people and injuring dozens as embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh continued his refusal to step down. In Sana, the capital, a...

 
Manhattan club owner Mark Birnbaum accused of sexually harassing, molesting female employees

Manhattan club owner Mark Birnbaum accused of sexually harassing, molesting female employees

The owner of two trendy Manhattan hotspots frequented by Janet Jackson, Jay-Z and other celebrities begged his female employees for sex, molested them and exposed himself, a lawsuit charged Wednesday. Four bartenders at Meatpacking District bar...

Daily News, 19:58 in Crime
 

Summary Box: Budget deficit on track to top $1 trillion for third straight year

APRIL DEFICIT: The federal budget deficit dropped to $40.5 billion in April, half the imbalance seen in the same month a year ago. The big improvement reflected a jump in individual tax revenue, which was up 45 percent compared with April 2010. 2011...

 
Customs agents seize $790K in counterfeit cash at JFK Airport

Customs agents seize $790K in counterfeit cash at JFK Airport

Authorities at JFK Airport netted $790,000 in counterfeit cash from two passengers in less than a month, officials said Wednesday. U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents busted Jonathan Reyes with more than 1,900 fake C-notes after they found the...

Daily News, 19:58 in Crime
 
Mother, grandmother charged in fatal abuse of Brooklyn toddler, who died at only 18 pounds

Mother, grandmother charged in fatal abuse of Brooklyn toddler, who died at only 18 pounds

The monstrous mother-grandmother duo accused in the fatal abuse of a Brooklyn toddler will face justice together, a judge ruled Wednesday. Carlotta Brett-Pierce, 31, is facing a murder rap for the September death of her daughter, 4-year-old Marchella...

Daily News, 19:59 in Crime
 

USDA Vows to Adopt Proposals in $8 Million Study to Tackle Discrimination

The U.S. Agriculture Department is moving forward with implementing most of the recommendations found in a two-year, $8 million study of claims of discrimination against women and minorities by the department.

Fox News, 20:03 in Politics
 

Small Oklahoma City Elects Convicted Felon as Mayor

PAWNEE, Okla. -- Christopher Linder says he owes it to the people who elected him mayor to keep fighting for his town. Linder, 33, was elected mayor of Pawnee in April, but a felony conviction has kept him from taking office. Oklahoma law prohibits a...

Fox News, 20:03 in Politics
 

Congressional Republicans Decry "Mediscare"

Freshmen Republicans emerged from the House Wednesday to complain that Democrats are violating a pledge from President Obama not to demonize proposals tackling big problems such as Medicare, including the plan from Republican Paul Ryan. Despite the...

Fox News, 20:03 in Politics
 

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