Friday, September 14, 2012

How much are taxpayers spending on Egypt and Libya?

 

 

President Barack Obama is proposing that American taxpayers spend about $1.55 billion on aid to Egypt and another $1.5 million — not billion — on aid to Libya in the fiscal year that starts the first of October.President Barack Obama is proposing that American taxpayers spend about $1.55 billion on aid to Egypt and another $1.5 million — not billion — on aid to Libya in the fiscal year that starts the first of October.



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'Framework' of strike deal in place, Chicago schools official say 

 
  

Chicago Public Schools officials said Friday they left negotiations with the "framework" of a deal in place meant to get kids back in school by Monday.

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Kate, William file lawsuit after French magazine publishes topless photo

 
 

Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said Friday their privacy has been "invaded in a grotesque and totally unjustifiable manner" after topless pictures of Kate were printed by a French magazine.

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Americans killed in US consulate attack honored

 
 

Four Americans killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, earlier in the week were returned to the United States and honored in a somber ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Friday.

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Traffic Hazard at Comanche

   At 7:30 PM on September 14, 2012,  traffic hazard was reported at Comanche Parkway and North Wallace Lake Drive. A tractor has been partially blocking the roadway most of the day.

   CHP was sent to scene. Apparently is broke down and was temporarily abandoned. Use caution if driving in the area.

Whoa, now THAT's a big dog!

 
  

With a name like Zues, this dog was born to tower over all others, and now he's officially being recognized as the world's tallest by Guinness World Records.With a name like Zues, this dog was born to tower over all others, and now he's officially being recognized as the world's tallest by Guinness World Records.



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Gas prices fuel biggest inflation jump in years

 

 

More expensive gas drove up consumer prices in August by the most in three years. But outside energy, inflation was tame.

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Laurel and Hardy at Board of Supervisors?

   Did everybody see Laurel and Hardy at the Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, September 11, 2012?  They were so cute!

Man guilty of attempted bigamy in Facebook case

 
  

A Washington state jailer whose wife discovered through Facebook that he had married a second woman pleads guilty to attempted bigamy.

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Closure of nation's busiest freeway drives 'Carmageddon II' fears

 

 

As officials in Los Angeles get ready for another weekend closure of a section of the famously-crowded 405 freeway in late September, they're doing things a little differently this time around.As officials in Los Angeles get ready for another weekend closure of a section of the famously-crowded 405 freeway in late September, they're doing things a little differently this time around.



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New Fed action could rival the size of huge first stimulus

 


CHICAGO -- The Federal Reserve's third round of bond-buying could ultimately rival the size of its first huge quantitative easing, which was widely seen as boosting growth.

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Violent anti-West protests in Muslim countries

 

 

U.S. and other Western interests were targeted by angry crowds across much of the Muslim world on Friday, as rage spread over an anti-Islamic video produced in California.

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Letter to the Editor.....About Noise

   Dear Sierra Sentinel:

    What is going on with our Board of Supervisors?  They propose to make a noise ordinance...but only against the Lake Tulloch residents?  Is that legal?

   The most caustic and common noise complaints are about shooting guns!  Where is the noise ordinance for guns?  There isn't one?

   Is this just the Tom Tryon noise ordinance, to appease the homeowners boards

Apple's iPhone 5 pre-orders now shipping in 2 weeks

 
 

Shipment dates for Apple Inc's new iPhone slipped by a week on the first day of sales on Friday, suggesting strong demand for the slimmer, lighter and faster version of the smartphone.Shipment dates for Apple Inc's new iPhone slipped by a week on the first day of sales on Friday, suggesting strong demand for the slimmer, lighter and faster version of the smartphone.



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Wages dropped in 2011 for men and women

 
  

The gap between women's and men's pay remained the same for the fourth straight year in 2011, as both genders got slammed by lower wages. The gap between women's and men's pay remained the same for the fourth straight year in 2011, as both genders got slammed by lower wages.



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