Archives for January 2015

Romney Out of 2016 Presidential Race

He sounded like he was in it to win it, but Mitt Romney isn’t making another run for the White House…

In a conference call with supporters today, Romney said, and we quote, “I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well-known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just getting started, may well emerge as being better able to defeat the Democrat nominee.”

Police Stepping up DUI Patrols for Super Bowl Sunday

Sunday is more than the biggest NFL game of the season, the Super Bowl. It’s also the day for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Fans Don’t Lets Fans Drive Drunk” campaign. Police nationwide will be on patrol Sunday for drunk and impaired drivers. Craig Apple is the Sheriff in Albany County, New York….

Romney Out of 2016 GOP White House Race

One of the republicans thought to be in the running for his party’s Presidential nomination’s out of the race. In a conference call with supporters the former Massachusetts’ Governor says it’s time for a candidate from the next generation of republicans….

Romney’s move to the sidelines opens things up for other contenders including former Governor’s Jeb Bush and Mike Hukabee, current Governor’s Chris Christie and Scott Walker, and U.S. Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.

Bryant Out For The Season

It’s the end of the line for Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe (KOH-bee) Bryant – at least for this season – after undergoing rotator cuff surgery. The team insists its 36 year-old leader’s career is not finished. Coach Byron Scott says time and rehab will tell…

Big Changes For Big Mac

It’s out with the old and in with the new at the Golden Arches. McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson is stepping down March 1st as the world’s biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its image.
Company veteran Steve Easterbrook who rejoined McDonald’s in 2013 as its chief brand officer is set to take over as CEO.

Measels Outbreak Worsens

The measles outbreak that began in Southern California Disney parks has now grown to 95 cases in eight states. In Phoenix, more than 100 people could have been exposed to measles last week at Children’s Hospital. A staffer there says the outbreak can be traced to parents’ unwillingness to have their children vaccinated…

In Californis for instance, many parents choose NOT to have their young children vaccinated against measles.
This father is asking schools to keep unvaccinated children out of the classroom to protect his son, a six year old leukemia patient…

NASA Scrubs Launch Today

NASA had hoped to launch a soil monitoring satellite this morning from Vandenberg Air Force base in California, but just a few minutes before liftoff, high winds forced a scrub…

One Dead In San Francisco Fire

A fire in San Francisco last night broke out in a building that housed both apartments and businesses. At least one person is dead, several others injured. Chief of the San Francisco Fire Department Joanne Hayes-White says the fire spread quickly…

Unemployment Numbers Released

The Labor Department says the number of people applying for unemployment benefits is at a 15 year low.
Economist Nariman Behravesh says the U-S economy is on very solid ground…

[tag] 265 thousand people filed unemployment claims last week. That’s 43 thousand fewer than the previous week. The latest drop may have been exaggerated by the federal holiday, which likely slowed the processing of some claims.

UVA Warning

Sororities at the University of Virginia have been told to stay away from fraternity recruitment events scheduled this weekend. The suspension followed a November Rolling Stone article that detailed an alleged gang rape at a UVA fraternity. This sophomore at UVA said she questions why fraternaties are allowed to have a fun weekend…