(CNSNews.com) - The impending sequester did not prevent the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from acting in late February to seal a $50-million deal to purchase new uniforms for its agents–uniforms that will be partly manufactured in Mexico.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An Australian billionaire is planning to build a replica of the original Titanic.
The Titanic II will follow the planned trans-Atlantic path of its doomed namesake from Southampton, England to New York City and will have the same interior and cabin layout as the original. Passengers will also wear costumes from 1912.
“This ship has so far had 40,000 people on our website for tickets, we’ve had 16 people that have offered to pay [...]
“It’s just about being safe.”
Thus spoke Deputy Corry Bassett of the Lincoln County, Wyoming Sheriff’s Office as he struggled to justify handcuffing Robert Pierson during an August 11, 2011 traffic stop.
Pierson, a Marine combat veteran, had been riding his motorcycle near Alpine when another motorist called to complain about a biker passing a number of slow-moving motor homes. Pierson was not charged with a traffic violation or a criminal [...]
CHICAGO (CBS) — A movie theater chain with a large footprint in Chicago is now banning face-covering masks and fake weapons inside their movie houses nationwide.
The decision comes after the Colorado movie theater massacre. A total of 12 people were killed and 59 wounded during a midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises.”
“At this time, our show schedules circuit-wide will not change,” AMC said in a statement. “We will not allow [...]
The youngest director in the Cannes selection, 23-year-old Canadian Xavier Dolan wades into brave territory with “Laurence Anyways,” about a man going through a sex change with his girlfriend’s help.
On his 35th birthday, Laurence — a popular high-school teacher played by French actor Melvil Poupaud — drops a bombshell on his loving partner: for as long as he can remember he has felt like a woman trapped in a man’s [...]
April 25, 2012
AIDS and Occupy protesters wearing Robin Hood costumes were arrested after chaining themselves together and blocking traffic in the Wall Street area.
About 10 chanting and sign-waving protesters conducted the action on Wednesday in lower Manhattan.
Police used chain cutters and wrestled protesters to the pavement in the middle of Broadway. New York Stock Exchange workers jeered from the sidewalk as the handcuffed protesters were loaded into vans
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(Independent.co.uk) Lady Gaga allegedly left “large amounts of blood” in a hotel bath.
The eccentric singer reportedly shocked staff when she checked out of London’s lavish Intercontinental Hotel last summer and they discovered a pool of red liquid in the tub of her suite.
One housekeeper claimed the pop superstar was “bathing in blood as part of a Satanic ritual”.
She told website Truthquake: “Lady Gaga left large amounts of blood in the suite [...]
Via Peter Tchir of TF Market Advisors
Whatever the European experiment once was, it has morphed almost beyond recognition. The policy responses have made the problem worse, not better, and it is becoming more complex. The contagion is spreading because every policy is linking the countries more closely, but not in a controlled and thoughtful way but in a haphazard poorly thought out way.
Many banks in Europe would fail without ECB funding, so [...]
President Obama arrived in North Carolina today, meeting with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council to discuss ways to promote U.S. job growth, bolster America’s global competitiveness and strengthen the economy.
Some sectors of the economy, according to market research company IBISWorld, could use strengthening: An IBISWorld report identifies 10 U.S. industries, which, if not actually dead, are headed that way fast.
Some, such as manufactured housing, theoretically could [...]
Is Lady Gaga really “Born this Way”? After a spectacular first week of sales, with almost 1.2 million copies of her CD and downloads sold, the second week shows a big fall off. “Born this Way” sold only 169,387 copies last week. That’s a drop of 85% from the first week. It’s important to remember that 440,000 of those first week sales were only for [...]