Texas House Bans Offensive Security Pat-Downs

The Texas House passed a bill that would make it a criminal offense for public servants to inappropriately touch travelers during airport security pat-downs.

New Yorkers under 30 plan to flee city, says new poll; cite high taxes, few jobs as reasons

Escape from New York is not just a movie - it's also a state of mind. A new Marist College poll shows that 36% of New Yorkers under the age of 30 are planning to leave New York within the next five years - and more than a quarter of all adults are...

US House Approves Bill to Lift Drilling Moratorium

The House of Representatives voted to open more of the nation's oceans for oil and gas exploration on Thursday by a vote of 243 to 179.

Bin Laden death: Security fears for US Navy Seal team

The US is to tighten security around the elite military unit that killed Osama Bin Laden, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said.

Newt Gingrich running for US president

KENDRA MARR 12.05.2011
Newt Gingrich running for US president

Newt Gingrich formally launched his long-expected presidential campaign Wednesday, saying “we can return America to hope and opportunity.”

New Yorkers soon to get emergency cell phone alerts in what Bloomberg calls 'quantum leap forward'

Emergency officials will soon be able to blast critical alerts to anyone with a cell phone in a certain section of the city.

Illinois lawmaker says raising obese kids should cost parents at tax time

An Illinois lawmaker says parents who have obese children should lose their state tax deduction.

So THAT's how Michelle gets those arms! First Lady's one-armed push-up with Dominique Dawes and Michelle Kwan on White House lawn

She's become a role model for children and adults keen to get fit - and Michelle Obama isn't keeping the secret behind her notoriously toned arms secret. The First Lady, who is campaigning against childhood obesity with her Let's Move initiative, ...

Arizona seeks online donations to build border fence

PAUL DAVENPORT Yahoo! News 10.05.2011
Arizona seeks online donations to build border fence

Arizona lawmakers want more fence along the border with Mexico — whether the federal government thinks it's necessary or not.

Two tunnel security breaches cause scare in New York city

Two terrifying rail security breaches occurred within hours of each other in the city yesterday -- including one at the World Trade Center, where a man slipped into the PATH tunnel and walked all the way to Jersey before saying he had left a bomb ...

US Navy Authorizes Chaplains to Perform Same-Sex ‘Marriages’ in Naval Chapels

Anticipating the elimination of the military ban on homosexuality, the Office of the Chief of Navy Chaplains has decided that same-sex couples in the Navy will be able to get married in Navy chapels, and that Navy chaplains will be allowed to perf...

U.S. Payrolls Grew 244,000 in April; Unemployment at 9%

Timothy R. Homan 07.05.2011
U.S. Payrolls Grew 244,000 in April; Unemployment at 9%

American employers in April added more jobs than forecast and the labor market in the prior two months was stronger than initially estimated, indicating the world’s largest economy is weathering the impact of higher fuel prices.

Boy mauled by leopard on school field trip to zoo

Michael Winter USA Today 07.05.2011
Boy mauled by leopard on school field trip to zoo

A 7-year-old Wichita, Kan., boy on a zoo outing was mauled on the head and neck by a leopard after the first-grader climbed a railing separating the cage from the public, according to local news reports. The boy was hospitalized in fair condition.

Fannie Mae seeks $8.5 billion more in federal aid

Fannie Mae asked the government Friday for an additional $8.5 billion in aid after declining home prices caused more defaults on loans guaranteed by the mortgage giant.

Oakland Subway Trains Delayed After Unruly Passenger Talks Loudly About WMDs

Minor delays on BART trains in Oakland Friday morning were apparently caused by an unruly passenger talking loudly about weapons of mass destruction, a passenger said on the microblogging website Twitter.

Cop's rape comment sparks wave of 'SlutWalks'

Cop's rape comment sparks wave of 'SlutWalks'

An international series of protests known as SlutWalks, sparked by a Toronto police officer's flippant comment that women should avoid dressing like "sluts" to avoid being raped or victimized, is taking root in the United States.

Obama in NY: We never forget, we mean what we say

BEN FELLER Yahoo! News 06.05.2011
Obama in NY: We never forget, we mean what we say

Solemnly honoring victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, President Barack Obama hugged survivors, thanked the heroes of one of the nation's darkest days and declared Thursday that the killing of Osama bin Laden after all these years was an Americ...

British Royal Newlyweds To Visit California

CBS San Francisco 06.05.2011
British Royal Newlyweds To Visit California

Prince William and his new wife Kate Middleton, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, plan to visit California this summer.

Obama Says U.S. Won’t Release Bin Laden Photos as ‘Trophies’

In an interview with Steve Kroft for this Sunday's "60 Minutes" conducted today, President Obama said he won't release post-mortem images of Osama bin Laden taken to prove his death.

Experts: Terrorists Will Aim For 'Soft Targets' Like Malls, Hotels, Stadiums

Counter terrorism experts say a retaliation attack for Osama bin Laden’s death is inevitable. Terrorists are expected to aim for more vulnerable soft targets like shopping malls or museums. They are places jam-packed with people — pedestrian mall...

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