Kevin Hillery, a 22-year-old man who was paralyzed last year after a tree fell on him, made history yesterday when he became the first-ever paraplegic to graduate from the United States Naval Academy. Way to go, Kevin!
A new investigation shows the government spends thousands of taxpayer's dollars paying for empty airline seats. The money is being spent on Essential Air Service program which started in 1978 -- when the government was worried the larger airlines would abandon smaller airports.
U.S. Catholic leaders have filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over the expected loss of their religious freedoms - in regards to the health care mandates. Forty one Catholic organizations - including diocesan-level rank and file to Catholic schools and hospitals - have filed the suit to uphold their First Amendment rights.
A proposal that would have limited the amount of time and ways that children could perform chores at the family farm has been withdrawn; The Obama administration withdrew the proposed changes after a barrage of criticism from farm and family advocates.
Despite the rosy reports coming from Washington, it appears that retail sales have slowed down to a stand-still. The Commerce Department reported that retail sales figures grew only 0.1% in the the month of April - and forecasts for the summer aren't looking any better
Everything has a battery these days - even toys for kids. That's why it should be no surprise that Emergency Room visits for kids that have swallowed batteries have increased. A recent report shows that these sort of ER visits have more than doubled over the last two decades.
Bank of America said it planned to contact more than 200,000 homeowners who could be candidates for the offers, sending letters to a majority of them by the third quarter of this year. Which to you and me means around summer time.
Many drivers have bemoaned the cameras installed in intersections that catch drivers blowing through red lights and issue tickets accordingly. But in one New Mexico city, ignoring those tickets is an especially bad idea — doing so could get your utilities shut off.
As a country, we've done nothing to manage our debt the last couple of years. In fact - we've added to it at a record rate. Wall Street-"dooms-dayers" foretell of a fiscal cliff that the market is headed for.
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