The government officially shut down at midnight, which means that, for the time being, only essential government services will be in operation. High on the list of government services deemed "nonessential" is the management of federal Twitter accounts. Along with the national parks, the Environme ... More >>
Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn announced this morning the indictment of 11 members of a Russian "military procurement network" operating in the United States, who allegedly have been shipping U.S. military technology to the former Soviet Union since 2008.See the full indictment -- compliments of th ... More >>
According to the Times, Barack Obama thinks he's "African-American," he's actually 'Black,' and "some older blacks" anachronistically think he's a "Negro." What we know for sure, because a White House spokesman confirmed it on Friday, is that the President checked "Black, African Am., or Negr ... More >>
I remember when Phylicia Rashad bagged the Tony award for Best Actress, and in the press room was told she was the first African American to ever win in that category. Asked how she felt, Rashad looked a bit stymied and couldn't come up with an answer!
Despite the global economic downturn, 2008 saw record sales of Swiss chocolate. [BBC News]Meanwhile, in the fourth quarter or 2008, U.S. consumer spending on food dropped 3.7%, the steepest decline in the 62 years the Commerce Department has been compiling such data.[WSJ]The federal government has o ... More >>
New York nightlife icon was the second person to die in the same D.C. apartment in four days
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