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  • Second A-10 unit deployed in ISIS fight

    04/23/2015 6:43:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2015 | Kristina Wong
    A dozen A-10 attack jets have been deployed to the Middle East in the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Air Force announced this week. The deployment of 350 airmen and the 12 "Warthogs" come as Congress and the Pentagon battle over whether to retire the popular aircraft, which provides close air support for troops in combat. This is the second deployment of an A-10 unit in the fight against ISIS. Air Force leaders say the service can't afford to maintain the attack jet under defense budget constraints and that other aircraft can conduct the close...
  • Risk Taker Almost Swept Up By The Tornado in Rochelle, IL

    04/13/2015 9:54:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Live Leak ^ | 4/13/15
    Guy named Sam S. was in a storm of trouble when he was caught inside the Tornado in Rochelle IL, Not only was he unlucky but he also screwed up with bad filming, But for liveleak i managed to fix his mistake during the best shot of the video.
  • Stars Passing Close to the Sun

    01/02/2015 11:41:56 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 32 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 1/2/15 | Paul Gilster
    Stars Passing Close to the Sunby Paul Gilster on January 2, 2015 Every time I mention stellar distances I’m forced to remind myself that the cosmos is anything but static. Barnard’s Star, for instance, is roughly six light years away, a red dwarf that was the target of the original Daedalus starship designers back in the 1970s. But that distance is changing. If we were a species with a longer lifetime, we could wait about eight thousand years, at which time Barnard’s Star would close to less than four light years. No star shows a larger proper motion relative to...
  • Iraq: Islamic State militants close in on Baghdad

    09/29/2014 8:10:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 09/29/14 | Carey Lodge
    The BBC reports that there has been "fierce fighting" between ISIS and government troops to the west of Baghdad, and intense airstrikes from the US-led coalition against the jihadists. However, "the insurgents have not retreated". "The Islamic State are on the verge of entering Baghdad...Over 1,000 Iraqi troops were killed by them yesterday," warned Canon Andrew White, vicar of Baghdad this morning. "As I said all military strikes are doing nothing. If we ever needed your prayer it is now."
  • The Aircraft That Inspired the A-10

    09/29/2014 7:29:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | September 29, 2014 | Michael Peck
    It’s a good thing that the Air Force generals who want to retire the beloved A-10 Warthog were not around 70 years ago. If they were, Josef Stalin might have had them shot. The Soviet dictator loved the A-10 of his day, otherwise known as the Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik. “They are as essential to the Red Army as bread and water,” he said. It is the Sturmovik, along with the German Ju-87 Stuka dive bomber, that fathered the A-10. “The World War II close air support successes of both the Stuka and the Sturmovik had a major—and inspiring—influence in convincing...
  • Obama ignored chances to rescue Bergdahl on the ground because he WANTED a terror trade

    06/05/2014 5:23:20 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 55 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-5-2014 | David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor
    The Obama administration passed up multiple opportunities to rescue Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because the president was dead-set on finding a reason to begin emptying Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a Pentagon official. 'JSOC went to the White House with several specific rescue-op scenarios,' the official with knowledge of interagency negotiations underway since at least November 2013 told MailOnline, referring to the Joint Special Operations Command. 'But no one ever got traction.' 'What we learned along the way was that the president wanted a diplomatic scenario that would establish a precedent for repatriating detainees from Gitmo,' he said. The official said...
  • Defense attorney: Pastor will plead guilty to sex abuse charge, church will close

    12/28/2013 2:12:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    wmct ^ | wmct
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) - A Memphis COGIC pastor will plead guilty to a sexual battery charge and his church will shut down, according to his attorney. Michael Bryant, pastor at Hour of Restoration COGIC in Memphis, was in general sessions court Thursday for what was supposed to be a bond reduction hearing. Instead, defense attorney Art Horne says he and the prosecution worked out a plea agreement in a "criminal information" that will be brought before a judge in criminal court. "The case is settled," said Bryant's defense attorney, Art Horne. "He's pleading guilty to sexual battery by an...
  • Meet Phil Robertson Up Close and Personel

    12/21/2013 5:17:41 AM PST · by MosesKnows · 5 replies
    Meet Phil Robertson Up Close and Personel People that need Jesus will find Jesus. Not everyone who finds Jesus accepts his offer of salvation. Those that do accept Jesus are born again Christians. Phil Robertson needed Jesus, found Jesus, accepted Jesus, and was born again in Christ. Jesus said in John 3:3 1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest,...
  • Claude Moore Colonial Farm Forced to Close, Despite Not Being Provided

    10/04/2013 9:04:45 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    You Tube via Fox News ^ | 10-3-2013 | Greta VanSusteren
    First reported by the Washington Free Beacon Wednesday, Fox News' On the Record reported Thursday on the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, which sits on federal land and was forced to close by the National Parks Service until Congress again funds the government. The government provides no resources for the farm's maintenance or operation.
  • Whoa! Earth gets close shave by newfound asteroid

    12/12/2012 12:00:22 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 67 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 12/11/12 | Mike Wall
    Spotted just two days ago, it came zipping toward us inside the moon's orbitA newfound asteroid gave Earth a close shave early today, zipping between our planet and the moon just two days after astronomers first spotted it. The near-Earth asteroid 2012 XE54, which was discovered Sunday, came within 140,000 miles (230,000 kilometers) of our planet at about 5 a.m. EST Tuesday, researchers said. For comparison, the moon orbits Earth at an average distance of 240,000 miles or so (386,000 km). Astronomers estimate that 2012 XE54 is about 120 feet (36 meters) wide — big enough to cause substantial damage...
  • Lawmaker proposes bill to close stores on Thanksgiving

    12/06/2012 6:29:19 AM PST · by mykroar · 23 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch online ^ | 12/4/2012 | Elizabeth Crisp
    Missouri state Rep. Jeff Roorda, D-Barnhart, wants to stop Black Friday’s blitz on Thanksgiving, so he has proposed legislation that would bar most retail stores from opening on the holiday. "Thanksgiving should be about families, not profit and greed. It's Thanksgiving Day, not Black Friday Eve,” Roorda said in a news release.
  • Most Albertson's In Central Fla. To Close

    04/13/2012 10:42:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Central Florida supermarket chain is about to close almost all of its local stores. It's part of a move by Albertson's to end the majority of its operations in the state. For the last year or so, Albertson's has been shrinking the number of stores it operates in Florida. In Central Florida, six more stores are going to close in the next few weeks. Only a store in Altamonte Springs will remain open. Albertson's says the Florida market is not good for it, and with fuel and utility costs being what they are, it's closing all...
  • Birmingham abortion clinic agrees to close doors (Alabama)

    04/07/2012 6:16:05 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 8 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | April 7, 2012 | AP
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A Birmingham abortion clinic has agreed to relinquish its license by May 18 after an Alabama Department of Public Health investigation found violations of state rules. State health officials said Friday the New Woman All Women Health Care Clinic in Birmingham voluntarily agreed to close. The clinic was found in a more than 70-page report to have violated numerous rules, including making errors in delivering medication to patients and failing to ensure that staff was properly trained to provide safe patient care.
  • Bank of America shares close below $5

    12/19/2011 5:07:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/19/11 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shares of Bank of America Corp closed below $5 on Monday for the first time since the depths of the bear market in March 2009. The stock closed at $4.99, down 4 percent, after dropping as low as $4.92. The shares haven't closed below $5 since March 11, 2009. Shares of financial institutions have declined on worries about the global economy and possible exposure to sovereign defaults in Europe. Bank of America, in particular, faces concerns about whether it has enough capital to absorb mortgage-related losses and meet new international standards. With more than 275 million...
  • Universal Studios Florida to close 'Jaws' ride

    12/02/2011 7:25:57 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | 2 Dec 2011 | AP Story
    ORLANDO, Florida -- Universal Studios Florida plans to close one of its oldest and most popular attractions next month to make way for a new attraction. The theme park announced on Facebook on Friday that on Jan. 2 it will permanently shut down its "Jaws" ride, which is based on the blockbuster 1975 Steven Spielberg movie. It was one of the original features at the park when it opened in 1990. The surrounding "Amity" area inspired by the island where the movie was set will also close down to make room for a new attraction. The park isn't releasing any...
  • Local Abortion Clinic Forced To Close Doors After Lawsuit

    11/08/2011 11:36:08 AM PST · by Darren McCarty · 5 replies
    WLNS ^ | 11-7-2011 | Stacia Mullaney
    Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a lawsuit Monday against the Health Care Clinic in Delta Township and the affiliated Women's Choice Clinic in Saginaw, forcing the local abortion clinic to close its doors. The court order to shut down operations came after the attorney general said an investigation showed a number of violations. Schuette hopes to keep the clinic's doors from ever opening again. "Doesn't matter whether you're an abortion clinic or a podiatrist, there are state regulations that you have to follow that must be enforced. That's what this case is all about," said Joy Yearout, spokeswoman. Yearout, a...
  • 2012 race likely to be close, tough, maybe brutal

    11/05/2011 10:35:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/5/11 | Charles Babington - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — One year to go until Election Day and the Republican presidential field is deeply unsettled, leaving President Barack Obama only to guess who his opponent will be. But the race's contours are starting to come into view. It's virtually certain that the campaign will be a close, grinding affair, markedly different from the 2008 race. It will play out amid widespread economic anxiety and heightened public resentment of government and politicians. Americans who were drawn to the drama of Obama's barrier-breaking battle with Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the up-and-down fortunes of John McCain and Sarah Palin, are...
  • Borders to Shut Down

    07/18/2011 3:21:56 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 49 replies
    Wall Street Journal via Drudge ^ | 7/18/20111 | MIKE SPECTOR
    Borders Group Inc. said it would liquidate after the second-largest U.S. bookstore chain failed to receive any offers to save it. Borders, which employs about 10,700 people, scrapped a bankruptcy-court auction scheduled for Tuesday amid the dearth of bids. The chain said it will ask a judge Thursday to approve a sale to liquidators led by Hilco Merchant Resources and Gordon Brothers Group. The liquidation of the company's remaining 399 stores could start as soon as Friday, and the chain is expected to go out of business for good by the end of September, the company said.
  • People protest, US embassy and consulate will close on Friday in Pakistan

    03/17/2011 5:49:21 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 1 replies
    us embessy ^ | 17 march 2011 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, 17 March 2011, releasing of US citizen Raymond Davis from central Jail Lahore different political parties start protest in different cities .in current situation Us embassy announced closure of consulates in Pakistan . According to us embassy The U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the U.S. Consulates General in Lahore, Karachi and Peshawar will be closed on Friday, March 18, 2011. The Embassy will issue an updated Warden Message when the Embassy and the Consulates General reopen for routine business. Us embassy also warned us citizen to restrict their travel in Pakistan. The Embassy reiterates its advice to all U.S....
  • Abercrombie & Fitch to Close 56 Stores

    02/15/2011 8:25:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    retail integration.com ^ | 12/15/11 | stuff
    Abercrombie & Fitch has had strong financial results since mid-2010, but it was one of the slowest major retailers to respond to the new reality of the recession, and as a result its recovery lagged far behind most of its competitors.
  • U.S. Postal Service to close 2,000 post offices

    01/24/2011 8:16:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 84 replies
    U.S. Postal Service to close 2,000 post officesBy Dow Jones Newswires-Wall Street Journal Posted today at 7:13 a.m. With red ink showing no sign of stopping, the U.S. Postal Service is hoping to ramp up a cost-cutting program that is already eliciting yelps of pain around the country. Beginning in March, the agency will start the process of closing as many as 2,000 post offices, on top of the 491 it said it would close starting at the end of last year. In addition, it is reviewing another 16,000 — half of the nation’s existing post offices — that are...
  • Behar: So what? I call all my close friends “bitches”

    10/28/2010 12:53:46 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 10/28/10 | Michelle Malkin
    There is no “apology.” So I’m not sure why Mediaite headlines its latest Joy Behar video, “Joy Behar Apologizes For Calling Sharron Angle ‘Bitch;’ Says It’s ‘A Term Of Endearment.’ In fact, the non-”apology” shows that in addition to being a foul-mouthed, spewing shrew, Behar is also an inveterate coward who won’t take responsibility for her words:
  • Regulators Close 6 Banks In Fla., Ga., Ill., Kan.

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Regulators on Friday shut down a total of six banks in Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Kansas, lifting to 138 the number of U.S. banks that have fallen this year as soured loans have mounted and the economy has sputtered. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. took over the banks, the largest of which by far was Hillcrest Bank, based in Overland Park, Kan., with $1.6 billion in assets. A newly chartered bank subsidiary of Boston-based NBH Holdings Corp. was set up to take over Hillcrest's assets and deposits. The new subsidiary is called Hillcrest Bank N.A.
  • Winn-Dixie to close 30 stores; 120 corporate jobs being eliminated (MMM...MMM...MMM)

    07/28/2010 10:49:51 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 38 replies · 3+ views
    Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. on Tuesday announced it will close 30 of its 514 stores, and cut 120 jobs in its corporate and field support staffs as it deals with a continued weak economy. The Jacksonville-based supermarket chain wouldn't say which stores are closing until company officials can inform the employees involved, which should happen by the end of Wednesday. The stores being closed "can't operate efficiently or profitably" in this economy, CEO Peter Lynch said. "We just don't see a lot of good things down the road," he said. "These steps are being taken to position the company for another...
  • Burger King to Close in Israel

    05/16/2010 9:24:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies · 1,229+ views
    inn ^ | 5/16/10 | Malkah Fleisher
    American fast food chain Burger King will cease making its famous Whoppers in Israel, almost 20 years after opening in the Jewish state. Orgad Holdings, Burger King's Israeli franchise, announced Sunday that Israel's 52 Burger Kings will be converted to Burger Ranches, and will stop operating in August. A press release by the company – which owns both restaurant chains – said their research indicates that Israelis prefer the taste of Burger Ranch to that of Burger King. Among both, many eateries are kosher.
  • Official Underscores Commitment to Close Detention Center

    07/29/2009 4:27:09 PM PDT · by SandRat · 181+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    WASHINGTON, July 29, 2009 – The Defense Department remains committed to meeting President Barack Obama’s one-year timeline to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Pentagon’s top lawyer said yesterday. “A bipartisan cross section of distinguished Americans has called for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, and has done so for a period of years,” Jeh C. Johnson, the Defense Department’s general counsel, said before the Senate Judiciary Committee. “The president imposed a deadline on us for closing Guantanamo Bay, and we remain committed to meeting that deadline, and we’re confident we’ll get the job done.”...
  • Poll finds most Americans oppose the closing of Gitmo

    06/02/2009 11:29:09 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies · 406+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-02-09 | Wordsmith
    A painted marker in a recreation yard points the direction to Mecca at Camp Delta where detainees are held at the United States Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, January 18, 2006. REUTERS/Joe Skipper While Dick Cheney is not backing down from his claims regarding enhanced interrogations conducted in the early days of the war on terror, a recent poll, for whatever these are worth, has it that most Americans are in agreement with Dick Cheney's belief that Guantanamo should remain open for business, the least bad option. USA Today: WASHINGTON — Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to closing the detention center...
  • Obama Orders Gitmo Closed Same Day Freed Gitmo Terrorist ID'd As Al Qaeda Chief

    01/23/2009 3:03:03 PM PST · by Michael Eden · 13 replies · 257+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | January 23, 2009 | Michael Eden
    Barack Obama is the top fool of what has become a nation of fools. Nothing can be a clearer demonstration of that fact than his order to close the Guatanamo Bay terrorist detention facility. He's ordering it closed before anyone knows what to do with the remaining 245 detainees - many of them the hardest of the hard cases. Bush, too, had said he wanted to shut down Guantanamo. It never happened on his watch, amid the questions that must be answered to do so: Can other countries be persuaded to take some of the 245 men still be held...
  • Freep this FOX poll [Do you agree with Obama's decision to close Gitmo?]

    01/13/2009 8:10:32 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 40 replies · 1,094+ views
    FOXNews ^ | 1/12/09
    http://onthescene.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/01/12/goodbye-to-gitmo/ http://onthescene.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/01/12/goodbye-to-gitmo/
  • Hamas Rocket Attacks Close Schools

    01/11/2009 8:50:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 325+ views
    ORT America ^ | 1-11-09 | staff
    Three schools in ORT’s Kadima Mada (Science Journey) program have been temporarily closed in the face of continued Hamas rocket attacks from Gaza. This security measure has already saved lives. A long-range Grad missile, its warhead packed with ball bearings to inflict greater harm, pierced the concrete roof of a ninth grade classroom at the Makif Alef High School in central Beersheva last week but the school was empty and no one was injured. Normally, the classroom seats nearly 40 children. The rocket attack on Beersheva, some 40 kilometers from Gaza, was a shocking new development showing the greater offensive...
  • Economy hitting small colleges hard, some to close (Hussein Obomber's Harvard on the skids?)

    11/17/2008 7:15:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies · 1,155+ views
    NH Register ^ | 11/17/08
    Economy hitting small colleges hard, some to closeMonday, November 17, 2008 6:22 AM EST Associated Press For 15 years, Cascade College in Portland, Ore., struggled to find the fuels that any college needs: students to pay tuition and donors to help build an endowment. Then came the global economic meltdown, and suddenly that struggle became an impossibility. Late last month, the small Christian college with just 280 students and $4 million in debt announced it would have to shut down at the end of the current academic year. Colleges are remarkably resilient institutions. Princeton University’s Nassau Hall still bears the...
  • A Key U.S. Military Base in Iraq to Close

    10/23/2008 9:41:53 PM PDT · by pasr · 15 replies · 1,005+ views
    US New & World Report ^ | 10/22/08 | Alex Kingsbury
    FALLUJAH, IRAQ-- Anbar Province has been the site of some of the Iraq war's darkest episodes, but in a sign of how much violence has dropped here, one of the main U.S. bases is closing its gates. Camp Fallujah, the sprawling, 2,000-acre facility located just outside the city, will be fully stripped of U.S. equipment in February. The U.S. command here will depart on November 14, leaving behind a skeleton crew to clean up. It's bittersweet for many of the marines, some of whom have spent more time within the barbed wire and concrete perimeter over the past few years...
  • ABC News/WashPost Poll: Candidates Inch Closer

    09/30/2008 4:16:37 PM PDT · by MikeFrancesa.com · 96 replies · 3,461+ views
    www.time.com ^ | September 30, 2008 | Mark Halperin
    National numbers released Tuesday evening show: Obama 50, McCain 46 Comes after Sept. 22 poll found Obama 52, McCain 43.
  • Depends on the Meaning of Close

    09/26/2008 1:18:18 PM PDT · by princess leah · 3 replies · 555+ views
    The weekly standard ^ | 09/25/08 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Yesterday afternoon, I went to CNN to talk about bailout politics. When I arrived, I was surprised to learn from the other two panelists--CNN's Gloria Borger and the Washington Post's Dana Milbank--that a deal on an amended version of the Treasury Department's $700 billion bailout plan was close. I was surprised because I had been hearing the opposite--that House Republicans were increasingly opposed to a deal and that such a deal seemed less likely yesterday than it was when the plan was originally proposed. But others, including the Associated Press, were reporting that a deal was imminent.
  • Does this photo look fake to anybody?

    09/11/2008 5:59:36 AM PDT · by mazack · 75 replies · 177+ views
    Photo via Drudge Report ^ | September 11, 2008 | mazack
    Right now on Drudge there is a photo of McCain and Palin above the link, "Palin, McCain to spend more time together than apart..." Is it just me, or does the photo look incredibly fake? The photo in question:
  • China Requires Close Eye as It Expands Influence, Capability

    03/12/2008 5:18:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 113+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 12, 2008 – The top U.S. general in the Pacific told Congress yesterday that he’s working to strengthen the U.S.-Sino relationship, but he emphasized the need to keep a close eye on China as it strives to expand its influence in the region. Navy Adm. Timothy J. Keating told the Senate Armed Services Committee he sees headway in breaking down longstanding divisions between the two countries, but remains troubled by China’s lack of transparency about its military programs. The Defense Department released its 2008 China Military Power Report earlier this month, noting that China spent more than...
  • GM May Close 2 More Plants Under Deal

    09/30/2007 9:04:01 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 6 replies · 105+ views
    google.com ^ | 09/30/07 | AP
    DETROIT (AP) — The tentative contract between General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers would allow GM to close a plant each in Michigan and Indiana and possibly shut down several other facilities, according to a detailed copy of the agreement. The moves are the downside of job security pledges that the UAW won in the negotiations, including commitments for new products at 16 plants. About 74,000 hourly GM workers will vote on the pact starting this week, with a final tally to be done by Oct. 10. Gregg Shotwell, a GM worker and frequent critic of the UAW,...
  • Defense Department to Close Talon System (Now hear it in DoD's words; Not the MSM Spin)

    08/21/2007 5:05:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 288+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2007 – The Defense Department announced today that it will close the Talon intelligence reporting system Sept. 17 and maintain a record copy of the collected data in accordance with intelligence oversight requirements.  Talon was established in 2002 by then-Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz as a way to collect and evaluate information about possible threats to U.S. servicemembers and defense civilians at stateside and overseas military installations. It is being closed because reporting to the system had declined significantly, and it was determined to no longer be of analytical value, said Army Col. Gary Keck,...
  • Hershey's To Close Oakdale Plant [Hershey's plans to build in Mexico]

    05/01/2007 1:17:35 PM PDT · by bedolido · 20 replies · 1,581+ views
    kcra.com ^ | 5-1-2007 (updated) | staff writer
    OAKDALE, Calif. -- The Hershey's chocolate plant in Oakdale will be shut down, officials said Monday. The closure, which will take place in phases and will mean the loss of up to 600 jobs, is set to be complete by February 2008. The plant is a key part of life for many in this Stanislaus County town of 17,500. The community hosts a chocolate festival on the third weekend in May each year. The first products to cease production at the Oakdale plant will be Hershey's kisses with almonds and Hershey's syrup. Both product lines will be transferred to the...
  • Kenyans Close Border With Somalia

    01/03/2007 10:29:19 AM PST · by blam · 18 replies · 621+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-3-2007
    Kenyans close border with Somalia Thousands of Somalis have sought refuge in Kenya over the years Kenya has shut its border with Somalia and will not allow more refugees into the country, says its foreign minister. Earlier the Kenyan authorities deported more than 420 Somali refugees who had crossed the border in recent days. The UN refugee agency has condemned Kenya's actions, with aid workers expressing frustration at being unable to help Somalis fleeing conflict. There have been clashes near the Kenyan border with Islamist militias being pursued by Ethiopian and Somali troops. Kenya has deployed tanks and helicopters to...
  • STOCK MARKETS (NYSE & NASDAQ) TO CLOSE FOR FORD FUNERAL

    12/29/2006 9:59:36 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 10 replies · 484+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 29 December 2006 | Joe Del Bruno and Vinee Tong
    Stock Markets Will Close Tuesday for Funeral of President Ford NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Stock Exchange said Friday it will close on Tuesday as part of a national day of mourning to mark the funeral of President Gerald R. Ford. The NYSE joined the Nasdaq Stock Market, which made a similar announcement on Thursday. It had been expected that the stock exchanges would close out of respect for the 38th president. Financial markets have traditionally closed for presidential funerals, the last time being the burial of President Ronald Reagan in June 2004. Wall Street's closing on the...
  • Insurgents Captured, Iraqi Forces Shut Down Financial Operation

    10/11/2006 4:16:06 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 720+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2006 – Iraqi police and coalition forces captured two insurgents Oct. 9 in Samarra, Iraq, and Iraqi police shut down an insurgent financial operation Oct. 9 in Tikrit, military officials in Iraq reported. Iraqi police and coalition forces conducting a joint patrol captured two suspected insurgents who were attempting to enter Samarra by vehicle through a gap in the city’s surrounding berm. A search of the suspects’ vehicle revealed a sniper rifle. The individuals were detained for questioning. The combined patrol also apprehended an individual after receiving small-arms and indirect fire at a checkpoint. After determining the...
  • 'New Moderates' Close In On Left As Sweden Votes

    09/15/2006 6:38:11 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 532+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-16-2006 | David Rennie
    'New Moderates' close in on Left as Sweden votes By David Rennie in Stockholm (Filed: 16/09/2006) Sweden will vote tomorrow in an election in which a centre-Right candidate who compares himself to David Cameron has dragged his party out of the political wilderness to mount a serious challenge to the Social Democrats who have held power in Sweden for 65 of the last 74 years. Fredrik Reinfeldt In a high-risk strategy Fredrik Reinfeldt, the leader of the centre-Right opposition, has jettisoned cherished conservative policies and embraced the lavish, cradle-to-grave welfare state that is the cornerstone of the Swedish social model...
  • Air Force Sergeant Recalls Close Call on Day of Son’s Birth

    09/13/2006 7:35:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 374+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Maj. David Kurle, USAF
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, Sept. 13, 2006 -- Staff Sgt. Mike Myers experienced one of the most frightening events of his life in Afghanistan, while the birth of his child was taking place simultaneously more than 7,000 miles away. Army Staff Sgt. Mike Myers explains what happened to him on a recent mission as he sits in the driver's seat of a Humvee he was operating when it was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. The attack came Sept. 6 at almost the same time his son was being born in the U.S. Myers is a security forces member deployed...
  • Al-Arabiya: Told to close Baghdad office (for one month)

    09/07/2006 5:42:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 521+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/7/06 | AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Iraqi government on Thursday ordered Arabic satellite network Al-Arabiya to shut down its Baghdad operations for one month, state television reported. Al-Arabiya said Iraqi police later arrived at its offices to enforce the order. The other pan-Arab satellite network, Al-Jazeera, had its office in the capital closed two years ago. Al-Arabiya, which is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at first said its headquarters had not yet been informed of a ban, but later said on live television that police had arrived at its Baghdad offices to close its operations down. The order apparently was issued...
  • CA: Infections close San Jose fountain (diarrhea induced by cryptosporidiosis)

    09/01/2006 10:22:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 493+ views
    SAN JOSE At least seven children suffered diarrhea after playing in a popular downtown fountain, and city health officials worry the water may have infected many more. The fountain at Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park has not flowed since late last week, when tests confirmed the presence of the microscopic parasite that causes cryptosporidiosis, a diarrhea-inducing virus. The health department continued investigating Thursday whether 13 more cases of cryptosporidiosis and 15 cases of salmonella in children since mid-July were linked to the tainted fountain. One child was hospitalized but has since recovered, said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, the county's public health...
  • Settlement appears close on Indian trust (8 Billion dollar offer on the table)

    07/24/2006 7:15:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 435+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/24/06 | Jennifer Talhelm - ap
    WASHINGTON - American Indians suing the government over billions of dollars in lost royalties say they are contemplating an offer by members of Congress to resolve their lawsuit for $8 billion. The offer is considerably lower than the $27.5 billion plaintiffs offered to settle for a year ago. But plaintiffs say they are considering it seriously, bringing them closer than ever to ending the lawsuit, which has bogged down the Interior and Justice departments for 10 years. "Eight billion dollars is something I wish was higher, but I'm glad they were able to bring something forward that was equitable," the...
  • Afghanistan Close To Anarchy, Warns general

    07/21/2006 7:33:36 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 1,103+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 7-22-2006 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    Afghanistan close to anarchy, warns general · Nato commander's view in stark contrast to ministers' · Forces short of equipment and 'running out of time' Richard Norton-Taylor Saturday July 22, 2006 The Guardian (UK) British soldiers on patrol in Sangin, Helmand province. Photograph: Cpl Rob Knight/MoD/PA The most senior British military commander in Afghanistan yesterday described the situation in the country as "close to anarchy" with feuding foreign agencies and unethical private security companies compounding problems caused by local corruption. The stark warning came from Lieutenant General David Richards, head of Nato's international security force in Afghanistan, who warned that...
  • Islamists Close In On Somalian Government

    07/13/2006 7:12:17 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 277+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-14-2006 | David Blair
    Islamists close in on Somalian government By David Blair in Baidoa (Filed: 14/07/2006) The ruined town of Baidoa, where ragged gunmen roam bullet-scarred streets, is Somalia's alternative capital. Pulverised buildings, choked with weeds, house the country's official government, which has a president, cabinet and 275-member parliament. Somali Islamic fighters in Baidoa Barely 150 miles away, Islamist extremists have seized most of Somalia's real capital, Mogadishu, and the surrounding territory. Baidoa, where the "transitional federal government" clings to notional power thanks to international sponsorship, may be the Islamists' next target. It took 14 peace conferences to create this threadbare administration and,...
  • Traders Gun Shop Told to Close June 1(more jackbooted batfe abuse)

    05/18/2006 6:22:58 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 314 replies · 4,373+ views
    http://www.ebpublishing.com/ ^ | 5 18 06 | Jim Knowles
    Traders Sports, one of the biggest gun dealers in the state, hopes a hearing in U.S. District Court next week will keep them in business. Traders has been under scrutiny for several years by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), which is trying to shut down the gun dealer. The ATF decided to revoke Traders gun permit on June 1. After an audit in 2003, the ATF claims that Traders can’t account for 1,767 weapons, and that guns sold at Traders turn up in crimes at an alarming rate. ATF spokeswoman Marti McKee said she couldn’t comment on...