WACO (April 12, 2013)–An Ordnance Disposal Team from Fort Hood early Friday morning was called to secure a bomb that was found inside a pick up truck during a late night traffic stop at a busy intersection in Waco.
Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said the improvised explosive device included a hand grenade and other materials and was armed.
“Fort Hood (EOD experts) were very concerned about it,”
EOD technicians determined rather [...]
Michelle Obama has been making the rounds on talk shows and most notably during 85th Academy Awards when she presented Best Picture
•Critics say she runs risk of overexposure and falling out of public favor
The first lady has come under criticism for her recent media blitz, with some lambasting her for her unprecedented number of appearances on entertainment and programs.
Michelle Obama has certainly made the rounds in the past week, from [...]
Gun owners throughout Illinois need to be aware of what’s happening right now. Late last night Illinois Senate Democrats pushed through last minute legislation that will ban semiautomatic weapons, shut down gun ranges and ban all high-capacity magazines. The bills, HB815 and HB1263, would ban 80% of all guns in Illinois.
John Boehner could be in for a fight Thursday when the newly seated House votes for the next speaker, with conservatives grumbling about his leadership and a report surfacing about a supposed plan to challenge him.
The 11-term congressman, who’s endured his share of political turbulence, presumably enters the election with the upper hand. So far, a single viable Republican challenger has not emerged and the rules of the vote tend [...]
This ain’t funny anymore.
President Barack Obama scheduled another so-called “fiscal cliff” crisis for February by announcing late Jan. 1 he would refuse to negotiate any curbs on his use of the nation’s maxed-out credit card.“I will not have another debate with this Congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they’ve already racked up through the laws that they passed,” he claimed during a late-night appearance on [...]
House Republicans were clearing a path for final passage late Tuesday of a measure that would let taxes rise for the richest Americans, shield the middle class, extend emergency unemployment benefits and end Washington’s long drama over the “fiscal cliff.”
The maneuvering set the stage for a late-night vote after a wild day in which the critical measure was assumed for several hours to be headed for defeat.
In a closed-door meeting [...]
A home video allegedly taken just before Christmas during a late-night flight appears to show a UFO flying next to the plane. The video, posted to YouTube by a man named Mauricio Ruiz, has the Internet buzzing.
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House leaders have prepared three bills to deal with the looming “milk cliff” for floor action this week.
The three bills are aimed at preventing a spike in dairy prices looming in the new year.
Because Congress has failed to renew farm programs, an underlying 1949 law is slated to kick in. This would force the government to buy up American milk at inflated prices and the purchases are expected to possibly [...]
Paris may go dark in the early hours of the morning if new plans go ahead
Traders fears the blackout would negatively affect tourism and the economy
Paris may lose its trademark glow next year after plans emerged to extinguish its street lighting at night to save money.
French President Francois Hollande and his energy minister Delphine Batho are considering turning out the lights in and outside public buildings, offices and shops in [...]
The FBI probed a late-night swim in the Sea of Galilee that involved drinking, numerous GOP freshmen lawmakers, top leadership staff — and one nude member of Congress, according to more than a dozen sources, including eyewitnesses.
During a fact-finding congressional trip to the Holy Land last summer, Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) took off his clothes and jumped into the sea, joining a number of members, their families and GOP staff during a night out [...]
In a push to sell more fries and Big Macs round the clock, McDonald’s is increasing its monopoly of the fast food sector further by launching breakfast as a late-night meal.
A new program in selected restaurants, imaginatively called ‘Breakfast After Midnight’, is offering breakfast staples such as Egg Muffins, Sausage McMuffins, fruit and maple oatmeal and breakfast burritos in the wee small hours.
And a marketing campaign targeting late-night eaters using [...]
Comedian Jimmy Fallon is in talks to host the Oscars in February, with “Saturday Night Live” veteran Lorne Michaels producing, three people with knowledge of the discussions said.
ABC has raised objections to having the late-night star from rival NBC play emcee on its Oscar broadcast, these people said, but the network has no authority to veto the choice of host.
The show is put on by the Motion Picture Academy, and Tom Sherak initiated the discussions before his [...]
Remember last November when Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) was disgracefully greeted with the song “Lyin’ A– B–ch” during her appearance on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon?
On Sunday, Pink’s “Stupid Girls” was played before a CNN Sunday Morning piece about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin visiting a Chick-fil-A restaurant to show support for the embattled company (video follows with transcript and commentary):
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ABC News president Ben Sherwood told staff today that last Friday’s incorrect report by Brian Ross detracts from the network’s otherwise excellent coverage of the Colarado theater shooting, network sources tell POLITICO.
Sherwood’s remarks, made on the network’s daily editorial conference call, came the morning after Ross’s report was picked up by late night comedians John Stewart and Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central, both of whom used Ross’s erroneous suggestion of a Tea Party link [...]
Michael Jackson’s mother, Katherine Jackson, was reported missing late Saturday night after her grandchildren have been unable to contact her for a week, according to reports.
Katherine Jackson’s nephew, Trent Jackson, filed the missing persons report for the 82-year-old with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s office, according to police.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says Jackson may be with family members but have reached out to her to contact them.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2177217/Katherine-Jackson-Michael-Jacksons-82-year-old-mother-reported-missing-amid-family-dispute-stars-estate.html#ixzz21Or4xMFU
SAN JOSE — Amid inspirational talk, chanted mantras and shouts of victory at a late-night firewalking event attended by thousands Thursday came agonized shrieks from followers whose soles were scorched by the superheated coals, witnesses said.
At least 21 people were treated for burn injuries after taking part in the crowning event of the first day of a Tony Robbins function downtown, including at least three who went to the hospital, [...]
Broadcast and cable channels across the country, including NBC, CBS and ESPN, scrambled Friday to remove advertising for “The Dark Knight Rises” following the tragic shooting at a late-night screening of the film in Colorado.
The advertisements were being pulled from national and local programs on broadcast and cable stations, according to people familiar with the matter but not authorized to speak publicly.
Due to the sensitivity of the situation as the [...]
July 07, 2012 “Foreign Policy” — Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former top commander of international forces in Afghanistan, said this week that the United States should bring back the draft if it ever goes to war again.
“I think we ought to have a draft. I think if a nation goes to war, it shouldn’t be solely be represented by a professional force, because it gets to be unrepresentative of the [...]
This late night European Union Summit had some achievements. France, Italy and Spain insisted on focusing on measures for the current crisis, and not only long terms visions. The leaders agreed on allowing the bailout mechanism to directly recapitalize banks – a move that allows lifts the burden off Spain. In addition, the ESM will have no seniority, thus expected not to scare off private investors.
Spanish yields are falling and EUR/USD reached [...]
Ousted “Today” show host Ann Curry will walk off into the sunset this week with a $10 million payout from NBC, according to reports.
The 55-year-old journalist — twisting in the wind since last week, when word leaked out that she was going to be replaced on the venerable morning show — had been at the beginning of a three-year deal with the Peacock Network.
She signed the deal — valued at [...]
Voters in Arizona were set to select a replacement for former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D) in a competitive special election on Tuesday, but late poll closings left the winner undetermined late Tuesday night.
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Look, I know there is enough machismo on this site to pump-up the whole New England Patriots locker room. But to be completely honest, I really enjoy working under women. On similar note, I also enjoy working in offices that have a higher female to male ratio. For whatever reason, when there are more women around, I tend to stay away from the usual office clicks and messy politics.
More importantly, [...]
Vermont’s governor outran four hungry bears in a late-night encounter after the animals tried to snack from birdfeeders hanging from his back porch.
One of the bears chased Peter Shumlin, 56, and nearly caught the governor while he was trying to shoo the animals away, he said Friday.
‘I had a close encounter with a bear, four bears to be exact,’ Shumlin said.
Shumlin said he had just gone to bed inside his [...]