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Archive for October 20, 2011

On this Day: October 21, 1797

On this Day: October 21, 1797

USS Constitution launched The USS Constitution, a 44-gun U.S. Navy frigate built to fight Barbary pirates off the coast of Tripoli, is launched in Boston Harbor. The vessel performed commendably during the Barbary conflicts, and in 1805 a peace treaty with Tripoli was signed on the Constitution's deck. During the War of 1812, the Constitution won its enduring nickname "Old Ironsides" after defeating the British warship Guerriére in a furious engagement off the coast of Nova Scotia. ... Full Story

When Romney helped Perry evade the law

When Romney helped Perry evade the law

          Lawsuit reveals contradictory stories about an illicit $1 million campaign contribution from “Swift Boat” funder By Mark Hertsgaar “Follow the money” is an elementary rule for understanding American politics, and in the case of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the money trail leads to a case of apparent money laundering that involves his Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney and a $1 million contribution from the same Texas tycoon who ... Full Story

Accounts emerge of Gaddafi’s final moments

Accounts emerge of Gaddafi’s final moments

Witness accounts and grainy footage offer partial glimpses into the former Libyan leader's last stand. While reports surrounding the circumstances of Muammar Gaddafi's death remain murky, amateur footage combined with eyewitness accounts tell a dramatic story of the toppled leader's last stand.  Shortly before dawn prayers on Thursday, Gaddafi surrounded by a few dozen loyal bodyguards and accompanied by Abu Bakr Younis Jabr, the head of his now defeated army, broke out of Sirte where his ... Full Story

Bagged salad greens recall

Bagged salad greens recall

Toss That Salad...Out! Salmonella Concerns Prompt Bagged Greens Recall A finished package of spinach tested as likely tainted with salmonella in Washington, and bagged greens-maker Taylor Farms has issued a voluntary, precautionary recall of 3,265 cases of several of their salad blends. Taylor Farms has nine processing plants in the U.S., including three in California, and one in Mexico. They are based in Salinas, California. The salads are sold under various brand names including ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Comet Garradd (C/2009 P1) now shines in planet Earth's evening skiesTails of Comet Garradd  Image Credit & Copyright: Gregg Ruppel Explanation: A good target for binoculars and small telescopes, Comet Garradd (C/2009 P1) now shines in planet Earth's evening skies, a steady performer but just below naked-eye visibility.Telescopic images like this composite from October 15 can find the comet with a lovely green coma, sporting multiple tails, and lingering against a background of ... Full Story

Meltdown

Meltdown

A four-part investigation into a world of greed and recklessness that led to financial collapse. By       Part one  The men who crashed the world. (Video) In the first episode of Meltdown, we hear about four men who brought down the global economy: a billionaire mortgage-seller who fooled millions; a high-rolling banker with a fatal weakness; a ferocious Wall Street predator; and the power behind the throne. The crash of September 2008 brought the largest ... Full Story

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