The officers burst in with sniffer dogs and took samples of the plants for analysis. Lulu Matheson, who has lived in the property in Shieldaig for 53 years, said she was shaken up by the encounter. Mr Matheson said he was held in the bedroom while officers searched the furniture and under the mattress. He also said that the police impounded the family...
American International Group Inc. said Wednesday it received $40 billion from the Treasury Department as part of the government's latest plan to help the embattled insurer stay in business. The money will come from the Treasury's $700 billion financial services investment program that is aimed as improving the ongoing turmoil in the credit markets.
Citigroup says it plans to maintain its $400 million contract with the New York Mets. They will pay the Mets $400 million so they can call their new stadium “Citi Field.” I wonder how the 52,000 employees that Citi is laying off feels about that?
A Wisconsin woman returned home to find that someone had broken in, put her 5-month-old puppy in the oven and turned on the heat.
On last night's Rachel Maddow show, Maddow engaged Slate's Dahlia Lithwick in a discussion on how Barack Obama might tend to some of the more morally troubling aspects of the outgoing Bush administration -- issues like torture and detention and rendition.
During the 2008 Democratic primary debate in Philadelphia, April 16, 2008, here is how Barack Obama responded to a question pertaining to the right to keep and bear arms (emphasis added):
Q: Is the D.C. law prohibiting ownership of handguns consistent with an individual's right to bear arms?
People who fail to tell the authorities of a change of address or amend other key personal details within three months will face civil penalty fines of up to £1,000 a time when the national identity card scheme is up and running, according to draft Home Office regulations published yesterday.
What's this? There's a bigger bailout that Congress doesn't even get a say in? It's over 7 Trillion Dollars?! Bernanke and Paulson, could you kill our economy faster please?
Gamers more used to battling demons, giants and dragons may soon be tacking another mortal enemy - the tax man. Slowly but surely authorities around the world are turning their attention to online games and virtual worlds and the tax-exempt status of the economic activity taking place within them.