Archives for August 2014

Abbas Says Hamas Was Reason For Extended Fighting with Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today blamed Hamas for extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs.
The remarks by Abbas come a few days after Israel and Hamas militants reached a truce after 50 bitter days of fighting. More than 2,100 Palestinians were killed, including hundreds of civilians. Seventy one people on the Israeli side, including six civilians were killed.

California Gas Prices Still Coming Down

You may have a few extra bucks to have fun with this Labor Day Weekend because gasoline prices are still coming down. The Automobile Club of Southern California’s Weekend Gas Watch has the average price of a gallon of unleaded regular in the LA/Long beach area at $3.84, down just over 2-cents from last week, down 17 cents in the past month. The statewide retail average is $3.86, down 2.1 cents from last week. The national average for unleaded regular right now is $3.43 according to GasBuddy.com.

Ft. Myers, FL., Cop COmes To Aid of Man in Dead Wheelchair in Thunderstorm

He says he’s no hero, but Fort Meyers, Florida Police Officer Gil Benitez went beyond the call of duty, coming to the aid of Michael Arnold. Arnold is confined to a wheelchair, and last Thursday night, he got caught in a torrential thunderstorm when his wheelchair shutdown. All he had on him was an umbrella and his cell phone. He called 911. Benitez answered call, and after a nearby lightning strike raised both men’s desire to be somewhere else, Benitez pulled and pushed and pulled until the wheelchair finally started rolling. He pushed Arnold the block or so to his home, helped dry him off, and stayed with him until his family came home.

Big Waves Attracting Big Crowds

In Newport Beach, California, the big waves keep rolling in and the crowds along with them. The big waves are effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast.
Some locals came out to see them, and some came out to ride them…

Consumer Spending Drops

Consumer spending dropped point one per cent in July-the first decrease in six months. Economist Ryan Sweet, director of research AT Moody’s Analytics, says the fundamentals are in place for stronger spending going forward…

Katrina, Nine Years Later

August 29, 2005… 9 years ago today, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf coast. Levees gave way and flood waters inundated the region. In the days that followed, these people sought refuge on an elevated portion of I-10 in New Orleans…

Many Hitting The Roads This Weekend

It’s the last blast of summer…Labor Day weekend. Triple-A Spokesman Robert Sinclair says lots of people plan on hitting the road…

NATO Concerned About Russia

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (AHN’-derz FOHG RAHS’-moo-sihn) emerged from what he described as an “extraordinary meeting” about Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine…

Big Anniversary For Palin And McCain

August 29, 2008 — 6 years ago, Presidential candidate John McCain picked Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate, making her the first woman to run for the spot on a Republican ticket…

Today also is John McCain’s birthday. He was born on this date in 1936 — 78 years ago. McCain touted his experience throughout the 2008 Presidential campaign…

President Not Ruling Out Military Intervention In Syria

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters this morning, that while the president has not authorized military action against the Islamic State terrorists in Syria, the option is still there…