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Woman, 21, faints in hot NYC subway station, falls on tracks, 'cut in half'

JAMIE SCHRAM, CJ SULLIVAN and DANNY GOLD New York Post 03.06.2011
Woman, 21, faints in hot NYC subway station, falls on tracks, 'cut in half'

An aspiring doctor was killed in a horrific subway accident yesterday when she passed out on a sweltering Upper East Side platform and fell onto the tracks -- realizing what happened too late to escape an uptown train bearing down on her.

Moody's Warns of Rising Risk on US Credit Rating

Moody's Investors Service said Thursday there is a very small but rising risk of a short-lived default by the United States if there is no increase in the statutory debt limit in coming weeks.


Tighten Belt: Americans Lower Expectations for Making Money

Squeezed on both sides by stagnant wages and rising prices, consumers believe the chances of bringing home more money one year from now are at their lowest in 25 years, according to analysis of survey data by Goldman Sachs.

US taxpayer identity theft is soaring

LARRY MARGASAK Yahoo! News 02.06.2011
US taxpayer identity theft is soaring

Imagine filing your tax return and learning that someone else got your refund. With your name and Social Security number, no less. The IRS is grappling with a nearly five-fold increase in taxpayer identity theft between 2008 and 2010, a Government...


Pentagon Sets Stage for U.S. to Respond to Computer Sabotage With Military Force

SIOBHAN GORMAN And JULIAN E. BARNES The Wall Street Journal 01.06.2011
Pentagon Sets Stage for U.S. to Respond to Computer Sabotage With Military Force

The Pentagon has concluded that computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war, a finding that for the first time opens the door for the U.S. to respond using traditional military force.

2 Iraqis in Kentucky charged with terrorism

Two Iraqis living in Kentucky have been arrested on charges that they tried to send sniper rifles, stinger missiles and money to Al Qaeda operatives in their home country, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.


Hunt for tornado survivors looking bleak

Kevin Murphy Edmonton Journal 26.05.2011
Hunt for tornado survivors looking bleak

First they found his dark blue teddy bear. Then frantic relatives searching for toddler Skyular Logsdon spotted his red T-shirt and pants, torn, rain-soaked and wrapped around a telephone pole. The little boy hasn't been seen since Sunday night wh...

Is Sarah Palin prepping a presidential run?

Brian Montopoli CBS News 26.05.2011
Is Sarah Palin prepping a presidential run?

Much of Washington has written off former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin as a potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate. But quietly, Palin may be laying the groundwork for a late entry into the race.


Americans gave up $67 billion worth of vacation days in 2010

All work and no play may as well be the American way. Not only do American workers get less vacation time than workers in other industrialized countries, but they also opt to take fewer days off.

Navy Fights Mickey Mouse for SEALs Trademark

Jana Winter FOX News 26.05.2011
Navy Fights Mickey Mouse for SEALs Trademark

SEAL Team 6 isn’t going down without a fight. The Navy is challenging Disney’s attempt to trademark the name of the elite squad responsible for taking out the world’s most wanted terrorist.


Plan in works for 500-foot, $100M Las Vegas wheel

Oskar Garcia Yahoo! Finance 25.05.2011
Plan in works for 500-foot, $100M Las Vegas wheel

A developer is rolling out plans to build a 500-foot viewing wheel on the Las Vegas Strip that would be higher than the London Eye and give visitors an unparalleled view of Sin City.

Tax cheats among recipients of stimulus money

Thousands of companies that cashed in on President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package owed the government millions in unpaid taxes, congressional investigators have found.


Biden tells donors: Keep me in mind for 2016

Ben Smith Politico.com 25.05.2011
Biden tells donors: Keep me in mind for 2016

Vice President Joe Biden surprised a gathering of donors in Cincinnati last week when he floated the prospect of his succeeding President Barack Obama in the White House.

Pile of US debt would stretch beyond stratosphere

Emily Stephenson Reuters 23.05.2011
Pile of US debt would stretch beyond stratosphere

President Ronald Reagan once famously said that a stack of $1,000 bills equivalent to the U.S. government's debt would be about 67 miles high.


Republican Tim Pawlenty announces US presidential run in Web video

Republican Tim Pawlenty offered a sneak peek Sunday at his presidential kickoff, blasting out an Internet video in which he promises a campaign that "tells the American people the truth" and suggests that President Barack Obama doesn't.

Dick Cheney’s memoir will have ‘very strong views,’ daughter Liz says

Dick Cheney has finished his memoir, according to his daughter, and the book is scheduled to come out on Aug. 30. Liz Cheney said that the former vice president’s manuscript was turned in at the beginning of the month. She said the book, currently...


Rick Perry US Presidential Push Quietly Gains Steam

Erin McPike and Scott Conroy Real Clear Politics 18.05.2011
Rick Perry US Presidential Push Quietly Gains Steam

As many grass-roots Republicans remain in search of a conservative candidate with the pizazz to go toe-to-toe against President Obama, a man from deep in the heart of Texas who was tea party before the tea party was cool appears to be giving the p...

Donald Trump Not Running for US President: 'Decision Does Not Come Easily Or Without Regret'

After a roller-coaster flirtation with a presidential bid, Donald Trump bowed out of the 2012 contest in true Trump fashion on Monday, saying that while he would not be a candidate this year, if he had run, he would have been able to win the prima...


Bill To Restrict NYC Library Porn; Councilmen to Make Watching Porn Near a Minor a Misdemeanor

Two New York City councilmen said they want to introduce a bill that would make it illegal to watch porn within 100 feet of a child in the library. The legislation would make it a misdemeanor and could be punishable with up to $1,000 in fines.

Bush on bin Laden: 'The guy is dead. That is good'

Former US president George W. Bush this week reportedly praised President Barack Obama's decision to order the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and declared: "The guy is dead. That is good."



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