Issues Page Government Spending

  • Georgia Teens Ransack a Walmart Caught on Video

    The Bibb County Sheriff’s office released surveillance footage of the group ransacking the store in Macon, Georgia, just before 2 a.m. on Sunday morning. The group of 40 to 50 teens went down the store’s main aisle, pulling merchandise off the shelves, before turning around and running out, Bibb…

    ABC News
  • North Korean defector lifts lid on world's most secret state

    By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a schoolgirl in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was forced to watch executions, denounce her friends for fabricated transgressions and dig tunnels in case of a nuclear attack. It wasn't until she left North Korea at the age of 17 that she began to…

    Reuters
  • Senior Islamic State leader killed in U.S.-led coalition strike

    The U.S. military said on Thursday a coalition airstrike in Syria killed a senior Islamic State leader who helped fundraise, secure arms and transport fighters for the militant group. The June 16 strike killed Tariq bin Tahar al-'Awni al-Harzi, the Pentagon said, identifying him as the brother of…

    Reuters
  • View

    Church fire in Greeleyville, S.C. (14 photos)

    A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a federal law enforcement official said Wednesday. Preliminary indications are that the fire at the Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville was not…

    Yahoo News
  • Taiwan pilot shut off engine before air crash: report

    The pilot of a passenger plane that crashed in Taiwan killing 43 people shut down the aircraft's only working engine, exclaiming: "Wow, pulled back wrong throttle," seconds before the disaster, investigators said Thursday. TransAsia Airways Flight GE235 clipped a bridge and plunged into a river…

    AFP
  • Texas Farmer Killed After Tractor Disturbs Bee Hive

    A third-generation Texas farmer was killed by a bee attack after he disturbed an enormous hive. Rogerio Zuniga was on his tractor in Lozano, Texas on Sunday when he hit an 18-inch diameter pipe enraging the bees inside. The bees swarmed from the abandoned irrigation pipe and killed him, an official…

    ABC News
  • Authorities: Suspect said he was on meth during killings

    FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A missing Phoenix-area couple were killed and buried in the yard of a man who told investigators he was high on methamphetamine at the time, authorities said Thursday.

    Associated Press
  • Nurse drops newborn baby at hospital, fracturing his skull

    UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A hospital and police are investigating what might have caused a veteran nurse to drop a newborn baby, fracturing his skull.

    Associated Press
  • Bodies found in search for missing Arizona couple, man arrested

    Two bodies believed to be an Arizona couple who vanished 10 days ago were found on Thursday by sheriff's officials and a man was arrested on suspicion of their murder, authorities said. Mike and Tina Careccia were last seen leaving their home in Maricopa, 30 miles south of Phoenix, on June 22, a…

    Reuters
  • Windows 10: Will you lose your free upgrade if you reinstall?

    Here's what you need to know about what will happen to your free version of Windows 10 if you need to reinstall or change your PC,

    TechRepublic
  • Wisconsin Governor Walker signs bill banning microbeads

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday signed a bill into law that bans the manufacturing and sale of personal care products containing tiny plastic beads that are known to pollute waterways. The law makes Wisconsin one of seven states including Illinois and New…

    Reuters
  • Boy chained up with dead chicken around neck tells his story

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Handcuffed and shackled to a block of steel, the young boy would brace himself when he heard footsteps outside his bedroom door. He knew that once the grown-ups entered, the abuse would begin.

    Associated Press
  • Born in 1980? A mathematical surprise awaits you in 2025

    Finally, people born in 1980 have something amazing over those young'ins who came into the world in the year 2000 or on a Leap Day.

    CNET
  • Bodyboarder fights for life after Australia shark attack

    A bodyboarder was fighting for his life on Thursday after being attacked by a shark on Australia's east coast, close to where a Japanese surfer was killed earlier this year, rescue officials said. "The 32-year-old local was bodyboarding with two friends when he was bitten by a shark, suffering…

    AFP
  • Robot kills man at Volkswagen plant in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen's production plants in Germany, the automaker said Wednesday.

    Associated Press
  • Play

    Police: Husband on the run after killing wife in front of son

    A woman was shot to death while dropping off her 16-year-old son at her estranged husband's home in southeast Houston.

    KTRK – Houston
  • Supreme Court justices bolstered by free travel, royalties, rental income

    Nation's top jurists enjoyed free travel among other benefits

    Center for Public Integrity
  • Woman falls 400 feet to death in Colorado's Royal Gorge

    A 44-year-old woman plummeted 400 feet (120 meters) to her death from an observation deck overlooking the Royal Gorge canyon in the mountains of south-central Colorado, authorities said on Wednesday. The victim fell from a platform at the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park, just northeast of a landmark…

    Reuters