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Entire Nation Plans to Move

The first democratically-elected leader of the Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, announced the creation of a fund to move the entire population of his country because of the threat that the island nation will be inundated due t...   read more

Obama Used as Army Recruiting Tool

An Army career counselor suggests a new pitch to be used to convince former soldiers to rejoin: "A President Elect who says he'll get us out of Iraq. What are you waiting for?"   New Army Recruiting Tactic: Obama will "Get Us Out of Iraq" (by Br...   read more

Afghan Air Base Under Attack...From Birds

There were 125 bird strikes against aircraft taking off, landing or taxiing at Bagram air base from January through November 1. Now the Army is looking for falcons, the ones with feathers and talons.   Wanted: Falcons, Handlers For Mission in Af...   read more

Are Modern Pirates Really All Bad Guys?

Puntland is an unrecognized independent nation inside the borders of Somalia. The Pirates of Puntland are social bandits in the tradition of Robin Hood, not buccaneers. They steal from the rich and share the cash with extremely poor communities. T...   read more

America's Most Sex-Crazed Congressional District

West Palm Beach Congressman Tim Mahoney (D-FL), whose predecessor resigned in the wake of a sex scandal, agreed to a $121,000 payment to a former mistress who worked on his staff and was threatening to sue him. Mahoney was elected two years ago fo...   read more

Large Hog Farm Produces More Waste than Philadelphia

According to a study by the Government Accountabilty Office, one hog farm, Smithfield Farms in Virginia, produces far more sanitary waste than the 1.5 million residents of Philadelphia.   Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations: EPA Needs More In...   read more

Mobsters Gave FBI Agent Retirement Bonus

For 15 years, some of the most feared gangsters in Boston said ex- FBI agent John Connolly took care of them. In fact, they said, he was part of the gang.   Agent Seen as Mob Insider (by Edmund H. Mahony, Hartford Courant)       read more

Innocent Canadian Forced to Change Name to Avoid Terror Watch List

A Quebec businessman whose name is one of the many that have erroneously landed on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's flight passenger watch list has decided to change his name to avoid lengthy security hassles at the airport.   Quebec M...   read more
1841 to 1848 of about 1848 News
Prev 1 ... 114 115 116

Unusual News

1841 to 1848 of about 1848 News
Prev 1 ... 114 115 116

Entire Nation Plans to Move

The first democratically-elected leader of the Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, announced the creation of a fund to move the entire population of his country because of the threat that the island nation will be inundated due t...   read more

Obama Used as Army Recruiting Tool

An Army career counselor suggests a new pitch to be used to convince former soldiers to rejoin: "A President Elect who says he'll get us out of Iraq. What are you waiting for?"   New Army Recruiting Tactic: Obama will "Get Us Out of Iraq" (by Br...   read more

Afghan Air Base Under Attack...From Birds

There were 125 bird strikes against aircraft taking off, landing or taxiing at Bagram air base from January through November 1. Now the Army is looking for falcons, the ones with feathers and talons.   Wanted: Falcons, Handlers For Mission in Af...   read more

Are Modern Pirates Really All Bad Guys?

Puntland is an unrecognized independent nation inside the borders of Somalia. The Pirates of Puntland are social bandits in the tradition of Robin Hood, not buccaneers. They steal from the rich and share the cash with extremely poor communities. T...   read more

America's Most Sex-Crazed Congressional District

West Palm Beach Congressman Tim Mahoney (D-FL), whose predecessor resigned in the wake of a sex scandal, agreed to a $121,000 payment to a former mistress who worked on his staff and was threatening to sue him. Mahoney was elected two years ago fo...   read more

Large Hog Farm Produces More Waste than Philadelphia

According to a study by the Government Accountabilty Office, one hog farm, Smithfield Farms in Virginia, produces far more sanitary waste than the 1.5 million residents of Philadelphia.   Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations: EPA Needs More In...   read more

Mobsters Gave FBI Agent Retirement Bonus

For 15 years, some of the most feared gangsters in Boston said ex- FBI agent John Connolly took care of them. In fact, they said, he was part of the gang.   Agent Seen as Mob Insider (by Edmund H. Mahony, Hartford Courant)       read more

Innocent Canadian Forced to Change Name to Avoid Terror Watch List

A Quebec businessman whose name is one of the many that have erroneously landed on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's flight passenger watch list has decided to change his name to avoid lengthy security hassles at the airport.   Quebec M...   read more
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