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Libya War Cost Headed for the Billions

National Journal 22.03.2011
Libya War Cost Headed for the Billions

With U.N. coalition forces bombarding Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi from the sea and air, the United States’ part in the operation could ultimately hit several billion dollars -- and require the Pentagon to request emergency funding from Congre...

Trump: I 'screwed' Gadhafi

Alexander Mooney CNN 22.03.2011
Trump: I 'screwed' Gadhafi

Donald Trump, whose flirtations with a presidential bid continue, says he has special experience dealing with Libyan leader Moammer Gadhafi. Speaking on Fox News Monday, Trump says he has more of a track record than anyone in the Republican presid...


'It doesn't go that fast. It would take an act of sabotage': Shocking assessment from officials into the miniature train derailment that killed six-year-old boy and injured 28

Sabotage could have played a part in a horrific miniature train derailment which left a six-year-old boy dead and 28 others injured, officials said.

Man saves seven family members in home fire, then perishes in blaze

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, SC - Authorities say a 40-year-old man died after he saved his family from a fire in Williamsburg.


Anti-war protesters arrested near White House

More than 100 anti-war protesters, including the man who leaked the Pentagon Papers, were arrested outside the White House on Saturday in demonstrations marking the eighth anniversary of the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

Worried Californians Purchase Gas Masks, Chemical Suits

The owner of a military supply company in Maine says he’s been inundated with orders from people in California buying gas masks and chemical suits.


Audit: Pentagon overpaid oilman by up to $200 million

Penn Bullock and Kimberly Kindy Washington Post 20.03.2011
Audit: Pentagon overpaid oilman by up to $200 million

A Pentagon audit has found that the federal government overpaid a billionaire oilman by as much as $200 million on several military contracts worth nearly $2.7 billion.

NY Fed confirms intervention in currency markets

The New York Federal Reserve Bank confirmed that it intervened in currency markets on Friday for the first time in more than a decade.


Ohio to charge inmates $1 per month for electricity

ZanesvilleTimesRecorder 20.03.2011
Ohio to charge inmates $1 per month for electricity

Ohio inmates paying their debt to society also will have to pay $1 per month for electricity and deal with less variety at meal time, including fewer beverage choices, under prisons department spending cuts intended to help the state close an expe...

Veteran Washington Post reporter Shailagh Murray to join White House staff

Veteran political reporter Shailagh Murray is leaving the Washington Post to serve as communications director for Vice President Joe Biden, The Fix learned today.


Minuscule fallout' reaches USA

Minuscule amounts of radiation from Japan's stricken nuclear plant have reached the west coast but federal and state officials say it poses no health risk.

US Cost of Living Hits Record, Passing Pre-Crisis High

One would think that after the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, Americans could at least catch a break for a while with deflationary forces keeping the cost of living relatively low. That’s not the case.


Business mogul Donald Trump says he has doubts about Obama’s birth place

Donald Trump, the business mogul who continues to claim he is seriously interested in mounting a bid for the White House, says he has doubts about whether President Obama was born in the United States.

U.S. to evacuate Americans out of Japan

The United States has authorized the first evacuations of Americans out of Japan, taking a tougher stand on the deepening nuclear crisis and warning U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to any part of the country as unpredictable weathe...


San Francisco Cops Enforce Ban On Sitting, Lying In Sidewalk

San Francisco police officers have started enforcing the city’s new ban on sitting and lying on the sidewalk.

Obama Heads to Rio Sunday; Maximum Security Awaits

Kenneth Rapoza Forbes.com 17.03.2011
Obama Heads to Rio Sunday; Maximum Security Awaits

President Barack Obama will take his first official trip to Brazil this weekend where he will speak in the popular Cinelandia Square in downtown Rio de Janeiro. Access, of course, will be tightly restricted and security measures so secretive that ...


FBI visits elderly woman over threat to castrate politician

SCOTT BEAULIEU NBC Connecticut 17.03.2011
FBI visits elderly woman over threat to castrate politician

A threat an elderly Guilford is accused of making over Planned Parenthood funding doesn't quite jibe with recent efforts to be more civil in political discourse. The woman is accused of threatening to castrate a politician who wants to cut funding...

Medicare Illegally Spent $3 Million on Viagra for Seniors

The U.S. Medicare program improperly spent more than $3 million in 2007 and 2008 to buy Pfizer Inc. (PFE)’s Viagra and other erectile dysfunction drugs for senior citizens, government investigators said.


Michigan bill would impose "financial martial law"

Michigan lawmakers are on the verge of approving a bill that would enable the governor to appoint "emergency managers" -- officials with unilateral power to make sweeping changes to cities facing financial troubles.

Officials: 13 dead in NYC casino bus accident

JIM FITZGERALD and TOM HAYS Yahoo! News 13.03.2011
Officials: 13 dead in NYC casino bus accident

Thirteen people died Saturday when a bus returning to New York City from a casino overturned on a highway and was sliced in half by the support pole for a large sign.



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