Possible tornado damages Houston-area mall

Possible tornado damages Houston-area mall

City roads were flooded and thousands of Houston residents lost power Monday after powerful thunderstorms plowed through the area, with a possible tornado damaging and shutting down a nearby mall.

City offers homeless people free one-way tickets out of town

Just in time for the holidays, the City of Ft. Lauderdale has come up with a way to help the homeless who have relatives in other parts of the country willing to take care of them.

Citing medical condition, John Edwards seeks delay in trial

Former Democratic presidential contender John Edwards asked Thursday for a two-month delay in his trial on alleged campaign finance violations, citing an undisclosed medical condition among other reasons.

Military given go-ahead to detain US terrorist suspects without trial

Barack Obama has abandoned a commitment to veto a new security law that allows the military to indefinitely detain without trial American terrorism suspects arrested on US soil who could then be shipped to Guantánamo Bay.

US mayors decry rise in poverty, homelessness

US mayors sounded an alarm Thursday over deepening economic woes after a survey of 29 cities from Los Angeles to Washington showed worrying rises in homelessness and poverty-related food aid.

New Haven Asks State to Allow Illegal Aliens to Vote

New Haven Mayor John DeStefano plans to ask the state Legislature to allow illegal immigrants who live in the city to be able vote in municipal elections.

Black Widow Spiders Infest Navy Warship

CBS Connecticut 15.12.2011
Black Widow Spiders Infest Navy Warship

A Navy shipbuilder in Maine says it had to fumigate a warehouse and part of a warship because a shipment of parts from the West Coast contained about two-dozen venomous black widow spiders.

Trump Eyes Run as Online 'Americans Elect' Presidential Candidate

The Donald is at it again. After citing his possible independent presidential bid as the reason only two GOP candidates agreed to attend his Newsmax-sponsored debate, which he backed out of moderating on Tuesday, Donald Trump is continuing to stok...

White House unveils new strategy to combat homegrown terror

The White House unveiled a strategy Thursday aimed at battling homegrown terrorism that emphasizes better coordination with local authorities.

Report: Remains of 274 US troops dumped in landfill

Craig Whitlock and Mary Pat Flaherty The Washington Post 08.12.2011
Report: Remains of 274 US troops dumped in landfill

The Air Force dumped the incinerated partial remains of at least 274 American troops in a Virginia landfill, far more than the military had acknowledged, before halting the secretive practice three years ago, records show.

Terrorists said to be infiltrating US military

Shaun Waterman The Washington Times 08.12.2011
Terrorists said to be infiltrating US military

Al Qaeda and other terrorists are trying to infiltrate the U.S. armed forces, which makes military facilities in the U.S. dangerous for American troops, lawmakers said Wednesday.

Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations

Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales.

Hillary Clinton Campaign Conspicuously Emerges

Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is still alive and today it emerged from the shadows to remind supporters that she "made history" in the 2008 campaign and that mementos from that bid are now for sale.

Disgraced Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Sentenced To 14 Years In Prison

Ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Wednesday, after apologizing for making “terrible mistakes,” capping a nearly three-year saga for Illinois.

Recession hits families hard as half of Americans fear they won't be able to do their holiday shopping

One in five Americans lost a sizeable amount of their disposable income during the recession, leaving them financially vulnerable and without many options.

Radioactive Scare Shuts Down Boston Subway Station

A radiation scare shut down Haymarket MBTA station to passengers Tuesday morning.

Fitch Keeps U.S. Credit Rating at ‘AAA’, Cuts Outlook to Negative

Fitch Ratings kept its pristine AAA rating on the U.S. on Monday, but the credit-ratings company downgraded its outlook to “negative” in the wake of the Supercommittee’s failure to find $1.2 trillion in spending cuts.

Woman says she and GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain had 13-year affair; Cain denies accusation

An Atlanta businesswoman has accused GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain of having had an affair with her that lasted nearly 14 years, a claim the candidate flatly denied Monday.

Occupy Organizers in Indianapolis Recruit the Homeless to Keep Protests Going

With the number of protesters dwindling and winter fast approaching, the organizers of the ‘Occupy’ movement in Indianapolis have turned to the homeless for help, recruiting them to help maintain the ‘Occupy’ presence in the city.

Occupy L.A. says city is offering incentives to move

International Business Times 25.11.2011
Occupy L.A. says city is offering incentives to move

City officials have offered Occupy L.A. protesters 10,000 square feet of indoor space and other incentives to vacate the City Hall lawn they have camped on for over seven weeks, a lawyer for the group said on Tuesday.

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