Trying to avoid a public relations disaster, aides to Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco fretted over her not appearing in charge after Hurricane Katrina hit, even worrying about her clothing.
A cyberspace security responsibility was newly included in the mission statement. The new mission statement, intended to set the current and future direction of the Air Force, reads: "The mission of the Air Force is to deliver sovereign options
Three months after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast, the fate of more than 1,300 children remains unknown.
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the government can seize a person's Social Security benefits to pay old student loans.
Government exists for one reason and for one reason only: the self-perpetuation of the power, perks, and privileges of our rulers and their supporters.
Mayor Anthony Williams vowed that costs for Washington, D.C.'s proposed baseball stadium would not exceed a $535 million borrowing cap despite cost increases that have pushed the estimated cost of the project to over $700 million.
Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal aid intended to help small downtown businesses that were reeling from the 9/11 attacks often went instead to huge international corporations with little attachment to the stricken area and businesses that we
Its congressman admitted taking $2.4 million in bribes, the FBI has investigated City Hall, the mayor resigned, a $1.37 billion pension shortfall damaged the city's credit rating and fueled talk of bankruptcy, and 2 councilmen were convicted of
As Hurricane Katrina roared ashore and 1000s of people waited days amid the floodwater for rescue, a series of letters passed between the governor and the White House that reveal delays, claims that requests for federal help weren't received, and
A federal judge ruled on that police had a constitutional right to randomly search subway passengers' bags to deter terrorist attacks and the searches were an effective and appropriate means to fight terrorism, and constituted a minimal
Former Gov. Buddy Roemer says elected officials largely failed Louisiana residents during Hurricane Katrina and that, so far, Gov. Kathleen Blanco has produced more news conferences than action.
Ayres' outrage helped lead to restrictions last year on the display of autopsy photos in Michigan — one of at least 10 states to enact laws in recent years to prohibit coroners from releasing pictures or other death records to the public.
Trying to preserve their electronic pulpits, the nation's religious broadcasters find themselves in the unusual position of fighting an effort by anti-indecency groups to thwart channels offering racy programming.
Letting consumers choose their subscription television channels would help shield children from inappropriate content and not necessarily lead to higher prices, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said.
Americans overwhelmingly want Big Brother to butt out of their TV watching, according to a new study of U.S. viewing habits set for release Tuesday.
More than 46,000 families in those states have until Jan. 7 to move out of hotels and into travel trailers, mobile homes or apartments.
In a ploy designed to put House Democrats on the spot, Republicans in the House of Representatives today insisted upon a floor vote on a new resolution banning the drowning of kittens.
State officials have asked the CBS television show "60 Minutes" to postpone Sunday's scheduled segment highlighting a scientist's allegations that New Orleans is sinking and that residents should be induced to leave the city.
Engineers responsible for monitoring the levees that failed following Hurricane Katrina were never told that canal water had been pooling in yards beside a flood wall months before the storm, an Army Corps of Engineers manager said Friday.
One of the nation's largest home lenders offered 1,500 housing units for Hurricane Katrina evacuees, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency has so far failed to put families into any of them, a Democratic congressman said Friday.
Holy water tested to protect Floriduh's citrus crop.
FEMA has run out of funds to cover flood insurance claims and has advised the 96 insurance companies that sell flood policies to stop payments to policyholders until Congress says the agency can borrow more money.
The cost of mailing a letter will increase to 39 cents on Jan. 8.
The explosion of urban violence in France has raised fears that Los Angeles, rocked by riots in 1992, could again fall prey to unrest as still-festering problems spawn the "quiet riots" of gang warfare.
San Diego mayor elect Jerry Sanders pledged to bring transparency to the city's troubled finances in the midst of government probes and a $1.7 billion city pension fund shortfall... if city workers are looking for raises, they should quit and loo
A Cuban scientist who helped develop a low-cost synthetic vaccine that prevents meningitis and pneumonia in small children says he was offended the U.S. government denied his request to travel to the United States to receive an award.
[Scene: A Senate hearing room. A committee of taxpayers sits on the dais. Various senators sit at the witness table. Reporters and TV cameras line the walls.]
Hurricane Katrina not only devastated the Gulf Coast and flooded New Orleans, but it also gave many individuals the very inaccurate conclusion that America needs more government and that free, independent individuals are not capable of handling such
Las Vegas mayor has old solution to youthful indiscretion (funny, yet sad).
Microsoft Corp. called for a broad national law to protect consumer privacy and a top Republican lawmaker said he planned to push such a bill next year, amid heightened consumer concerns about identity theft and online fraud. No restrictions on gover