(Reuters) – The instructor of a college course that taught top military officers the United States was at war with Islam has been relieved of teaching duties and the course ordered redesigned to reflect U.S. policy, a military spokesman said on Wednesday.
The elective course at the National Defense University’s Joint Forces Staff College included a slide that asserted “the United States is at war with Islam and we ought to [...]
June 12, 2012
Summer’s upon us, and if you’re thinking about a trip to Zion National Park in Utah you may want to make sure you have some greenbacks before heading out.
About a month ago, we reported on cops in Tennessee legally “stealing” $20,000 cash from a New Jersey man who was driving through the state to purchase a vehicle.
It seems that “policing-for-profit” has taken a new form in Springdale, Utah where [...]
(BH) The head of the Massachusetts Republican Party yesterday demanded Harvard University investigate faculty member and U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s claim to be a Native American minority professor.
MassGOP Chairman Bob Maginn slammed Warren’s claim as baseless and mocked her statements in response to the controversy over the past week.
Maginn said Warren’s actions “appear to constitute academic fraud” and suggested Harvard consider disciplinary action.
“The problem is that Ms. Warren is [...]
Embarrassed by a prostitution scandal, the Secret Service will assign chaperones on some trips to enforce new rules of conduct that make clear that excessive drinking, entertaining foreigners in their hotel rooms and cavorting in disreputable establishments are no longer tolerated.
The stricter measures, issued by the Secret Service on Friday for agents and employees, apply even when traveling personnel are off duty.
The policies, outlined in a memorandum obtained by The [...]
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Monday that security clearances have been suspended for servicemembers allegedly involved in the Colombia prostitution scandal, in the first disciplinary action to be announced on the military side.
The move follows a similar decision by the Secret Service to suspend clearances for its own agents who were implicated. A total of 11 military members and a dozen Secret Service agents so far have been tied to [...]
(Reuters) – The Marine Corps has initiated disciplinary action against a Marine sergeant for comments he posted on his “Armed Forces Tea Party” Facebook page criticizing President Barack Obama, a spokesman said on Thursday.
Sergeant Gary Stein, 26, a weather forecaster assigned to Camp Pendleton near San Diego, cast the Marines’ reaction to his comments as an infringement on his freedom of speech and defended his right to express personal political [...]
Sixteen Coca-Cola workers have filed a lawsuit against two of the company’s five production plants claiming they were forced to work in racially discriminating and hostile environments.
Recently filed in a New York federal courthouse the black and Hispanic workers described the facilities as a ‘cesspool of racial discrimination,’ according to the New York Daily News.
‘I’ve never been called so many names as I have been at Coca-Cola,’ Sondra Walker, a [...]
OMAHA, Neb. (CBS Houston) — An elementary school plays bracket buster to one fifth grade boy.
Columbian Elementary in Omaha shut down an NCAA tournament pool put together by 11-year-old Max Kohll, the Omaha World-Herald reports.
“I got in trouble because I was filling out a bracket with my friends and we bet money,” Kohll told the World-Herald. “We each brought $5 each.”
When Kathy Nelson, the school’s principal, found out about the pool, [...]
BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ)– It has happened again. There are reports of students engaged in inappropriate sexual acts, and this time, it happened in a school during class.
Mike Schuh has the details.
Baltimore County Police showed up at Milford Mill Academy Thursday. Three students are charged with a perverted sex act and indecent exposure.
Police say it happened in the auditorium while class was in session. They say three students were involved in a [...]
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In his effort to balance the city’s budget, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has now reached the digging-for-change-under-the-car-seat level: he’s threatening to fire city employees with unpaid parking tickets, red light camera tickets and water bills.
City workers owe nearly $3 million in fees and fines. They have 30 days to pony up or enter a payment program that can last [...]
SAN ANTONIO – Tempers flared during a town hall meeting on the Dream Act Tuesday night. During the meeting a high school government teacher from John F. Kennedy called the local Tea Party president a Nazi.
The exchange was recorded and posted on You tube.
“When you get to name calling that just shows that there is no logic to your argument any further. It’s all emotion, ” said George Rodriguez, President [...]
NEW YORK (AP) — To the fake handoff and fake field goals, add fake injuries. The NFL sent a memo Wednesday to all 32 teams warning of fines, suspensions and loss of draft picks if the league determines players faked injuries during a game. Yet several players admit its an accepted practice, and some coaches hinted they are not above [...]
A number of students showed up for the first day of school at Naperville North High School Wednesday appearing to be intoxicated.
Some of the students have already been suspended while others are still being talked to about the situation.
According to School District 203 Director of Communications Susan Rice, a number of the students were observed acting in an unusual way Wednesday.
“A number of students showed up [...]
QUARTZSITE, AZ – An Arizona town has put more than half of its police department on leave and officers tell ABC15 they feel it’s retaliation for speaking out against their boss.
William Ponce said he now feels he could lose his job with the Quartzsite Police Department after he, and eight other officers, came forward and accused the police chief of misconduct and abuse of power.
“I feel this is retaliation against [...]
You don’t have to be a political junkie to identify Sarah Palin. Anyone would recognize her. Anyone, that is, except her employer, Fox News.
On Sunday, the station aired a segment about Palin being “50-50? on getting into the 2012 campaign. Thinking it was the former Alaska governor, Fox used a picture of 30 Rock’s Tina Fey, staring as Palin, in an SNL skit from 2008. Oops.
(PHOTOS: Chasing Sarah [...]
KABUL, Afghanistan â€” Nine boys collecting firewood to heat their homes in the eastern Afghanistan mountains were killed by NATO helicopter gunners who mistook them for insurgents, according to a statement on Wednesday by NATO, which apologized for the mistake.
The boys, who were 9 to 15 years old, were attacked on Tuesday in what amounted to one of the warâ€™s worst cases of mistaken killings by foreign-led [...]