- Gentlemen, start your drones: Judge’s ruling opens door for commercial use
- Soldier who hid, bragged about not saluting flag to be punished — in secret
- ‘Maverick’ of the seas: ‘Top Gun’ school for U.S. ship officers to launch
- Putin declares Sochi Paralympics open amid Ukrainian protest
- ‘In Jesus name, we pray’ sparks ire at Ohio council meeting
- Navy’s first laser weapon ready for prime time; drone killer to deploy this summer
- Billionaire backer: Rick Santorum ‘needs to be heard’ in 2016
- Obamacare fallout: 49 percent pessimistic; 45 percent ‘scared’
- DHS accused of holding U.S. citizen at airport, using emails to pry into her sex life
- Seattle socialist: Minimum-wage discussion skewed by ‘right-wing’ GAO analysis
Inside Politics Weekend: Heartbeat away
Today also marks a singular moment in footwear. Vexed with the Cold War, Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev pounded a shoe on the dais during a dispute at a U.N. General Assembly on this day in 1960.
And score one for Old Glory: The U.S. House of Representatives approved a statutory federal ban on the destruction of the American flag on this day in 1989.
And we have two other anniversaries never to forget. Today also marks the eighth anniversary of the attack on the USS Cole in Aden Harbor, Yemen, which killed 17 crew members and injured 39. Visit the ship here: www.cole. navy.mil. Today also marks the sixth anniversary of terrorist bombings in Bali, which left 202 dead, 200 injured.
Quotes of note
“She’s a really tough Western woman.” — Laura Bush, on Gov. Sarah Palin, to CNN.
“No pit bull, no dog, nor any other animal for that matter is as dangerous as you are.” — actress Brigitte Bardot, in a letter addressed to Mrs. Palin.
“Obama bores his way to victory.” — headline in The Daily Beast, a new blog from former New Yorker maven Tina Brown• .
“Alexander Nevsky, Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great, Catherine the Great, Lenin and Stalin.” — from the top 12 list of “Russia’s All-Time Greatest Citizens,” a survey conducted by Rossia, state-owned TV; from the Moscow Times.
By the numbers
We’re all sweating the economy and the election. Junior’s college tuition looms. The price of dog food is escalating. But some things, somehow, persevere. Here are America’s top five most expensive ZIP codes, according to Forbes Magazine - plus a few entries further down the list:
33109 (Miami Beach, median home price $3.8 million)
07620 (Alpine, N.J., median home price $3.6 million)
11765 (Mill Neck, N.Y., median home price $3 million)
92657 (Newport Coast, Calif., median home price $2.8 million)
11976 (Water Mill, N.Y., median home price $2.7 million)
Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
- CPAC 2014: Rand Paul urges conservatives to fight for liberty
- Putin has transformed Russian army into a lean, mean fighting machine
- Kim Jong-un calls for execution of 33 Christians
- Bill Clinton poses for photo with Bunny Ranch prostitutes
- Two liberals say Sarah Palin is right: Obama lacks substance
- Unemployment insurance vote could happen next week
- Bill Clinton cashes in on struggling nonprofit hospital
- U.S. pilot scares off Iranians with 'Top Gun'-worthy stunt: 'You really ought to go home'
- WEBER: Obamacare cuts home healthcare for millions of seniors
- Russias Putin nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Pope Francis meets his 'mini-me'
Celebrity deaths in 2014
Winter storm hits states — again