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A Southern California woman drugged her estranged husband, tied him to a bed, cut off his penis with a knife and threw it down a garbage disposal, police say.
Squeezing the nozzle handle, staring at the ever-rising price of gas, hardworking American families are wondering when the increases will stop. Despite temporary dips in prices, the trend toward $5 seems almost unstoppable. Is that a bad thing?
The last time gasoline prices were as high as they are today was in 2008, and Barack Obama, the Democratic candidate for president, made it clear that one of his major policy goals was to make fossil fuels expensive, so that "alternative" and "green" sources of energy would be more economically competitive. Three months before he was confirmed as secretary of energy, Steven Chu confirmed in an interview that "somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe."
Liberals applaud President Obama for embracing the perpetual populist canard of eliminating oil industry tax benefits and demanding they pay a fair share in taxes. The argument is false because corporations do not pay but instead collect taxes from customers for government coffers. Corporations, partnerships and individual proprietorships of any significant size prepare a budget in which taxes are a cost of doing business.
A group of top business leaders warned in a new report Thursday that U.S. schools have set a standard for their students that's too low and that subpar expectations put the country in danger of falling even further behind other nations in reading and math proficiency.
The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has not had a good run of luck before the House ethics committee lately. Two of its senior members face trials before the panel. Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat, is accused of cheating on his taxes, abusing New York rent-control laws and improperly using congressional stationery. Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, is alleged to have steered bailout money to a bank in which her husband had a sizable financial interest. Now come Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Texas Democrat, and Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr., Georgia Democrat, who have admitted to improperly doling out Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarship funds to their relatives and a staffer's children.
The global cost of dementia will likely exceed $604 billion this year, or 1 percent of the world's gross domestic product, a new report says.
The Exxon Mobil Corp. said Wednesday it has pulled out of an agreement to purchase a Texas firm's multibillion-dollar share of the oil-rich Jubilee Field off the Ghana coast - a development that follows months of resistance from the government of the West African nation.
Sam Hornish Jr. doesn't know where he'll be racing next season.