Archive for April, 2012

Pre-Olympics Heathrow jam

At London’s Heathrow Airport, the corporate slogan is “Making Every Journey Better”. An experienced Border Agency immigration worker says waits of up to three hours have left staff facing public order problems. Channel 4 Europe’s Andy Davies reports. There is a very big problem at London’s Heathrow Airport. Planes land but it sometimes takes hours […]

Hiker survives 3 desert nights

A woman was rescued from the Utah wilderness after spending four days lost. KSL’s John Daley reports. A hiker who returned to the trail where she took a survival course 40 years ago almost didn’t make it out alive. Victoria Grover, 59, nearly died of hypothermia in the high desert of southern Utah over the weekend. […]

Suit vs. ‘3 Cups" author tossed

Handout via Reuters Greg Mortenson, author of “Three Cups of Tea,” posed with schoolchildren in Afghanistan. He has come under fire for exaggerating and conflating certain details in his book, and four readers filed suit against him. A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against author Greg Mortenson, calling claims “flimsy and speculative” that […]

7 killed in NYC crash mourned

A man is mourning the deaths of his wife, daughter and five other family members who were killed when their SUV plunged off an overpass near New York City’s Bronx Zoo. NBC’s Jeff Rossen reports. Updated at 1:21 p.m. —Three generations of a family died in a crash  just a few miles from home when […]

EPA official quits over ‘crucify’

Saying he had become a distraction, a senior Environmental Protection Agency official who used the word “crucify” to describe how the EPA enforced laws in the oil industry resigned on Monday. “My continued service will distract you and the agency,” Al Armendariz said in his resignation letter to EPA chief Lisa Jackson. “I regret comments I made several […]

Camping for apprenticeship

Keith Bedford / Reuters Job seeker Matthew Cox, the first person in line, cheers after picking up a job application form at the training offices of Local Union 46, a union representing metallic lathers and reinforcing ironworkers, in the Queens borough of New York on April 30. All images in this post were photographed on […]

Obama returns bin Laden fire

  President Obama escalated a war of words with Republican foe Mitt Romney, challenging the former Massachusetts governor to explain his 2007 comments suggesting that it might not be worth leveraging all U.S. resources to find Osama bin Laden. The president denied that he or the United States were engaged in “excessive celebration” to mark […]

Koalas get protection in parts of Australia

The face of Australia on Monday got some needed protection in parts of the country. While nearly a plague in South Australia, the iconic koala was listed as “vulnerable” in Queensland and New South Wales due to crashing numbers, dwindling habitat and other threats. “On a species as iconic as the koala, I really don’t […]

Iran, Netanyahu and the Holocaust

Esther (1865) is a painting by John Everett Millais depicting the central character from the Biblical Book of Esther.   By Arshin Adib-Moghaddam and Abbas Maleki For Veterans Today   Would a nuclear Iran cause another Holocaust?   If we are to believe Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and his supporters, then yes. In his […]

Veteran Borrowers in Delinquency

Quick Reference Sheet General Guidance The US Department of Veterans Affairs urges all veterans who are encountering problems making their mortgage payments to speak with their servicers as soon as possible to explore options to avoid foreclosure. Contrary to popular opinion, servicers really do notThe not want to foreclose because foreclosure costs a lot of […]

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