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Some 30 officers surrounded a PNC Bank branch in Montgomery Township after alarms at the branch went off at 8:40 p.m.
Officers looked through a window and reported seeing a person crouching inside.
The cops proceeded to evacuate a nearby housing complex, stop traffic on an adjourning highway and try to negotiate with the cardboard crook through a bullhorn.
An hour later a SWAT team stormed inside only to find that their “crook” was made of cardboard.
The shooting took place Friday morning inside a Toys "R" Us store in Palm Desert, 200 kilometers (125 miles) east of Los Angeles, KESQ television reported.
Police made several arrests in the area, which has was cordoned off to passersby, the station said, without providing further details.
The police said that three other shoppers were injured and a 28-year-old pregnant woman was taken to the hospital for observation.
One shopper, Kimberly Cribbs, said she was standing near the back of the crowd at around 5 a.m. on Friday when people started pulling the doors from their hinges and rushing into the store. She said several people were knocked to the ground, and parents had to grab their children by the hands to keep them from being caught in the crush.“They were falling all over each other,” she said. “It was terrible.”
Selling or dropping brands would save money and reduce overlap as the biggest U.S. automaker struggles to avoid running out of operating cash by year’s end, said the people, who didn’t want to be identified because no decision has been made.
GM dropped Oldsmobile in 2000 because of poor sales.
By selling Saab and Hummer and dropping Saturn and Pontiac the company would still have four brands to support: Chevrolet, GMC, Buick and Cadillac.
Minnesota's U.S. Senate showdown is veering down a path toward the courts and possibly the Senate itself after a panel's ruling on rejected absentee ballots dealt a blow to Democrat Al Franken's chances.
The state Canvassing Board denied Franken's request to factor absentee ballots rejected by poll workers into the recount.
Franken entered the recount trailing Coleman by 215 votes out of 2.9 million ballots. As of Wednesday night, Coleman was up 292 votes, including results from Nov. 4 and recounted ones.
Senate majority leader Harry Reid is showing a direct interest in the Coleman - Franken contest in Minnesota, leading one to wonder if the Democrats will find a way to give Franken the Senate seat over Coleman who is ahead in the ballot count.
The Senate has in rare cases inserted itself into elections, including a 1996 Louisiana race and a 1974 New Hampshire contest. The body has the power to determine its members' qualifications.
The U.S. Senate has the power to go against a ballot count in a very close election and decide the final outcome on the Senate floor.
The city of Louisville is scrapping plans to use the iconic Dr. Seuss village and characters as part of its annual Christmas display after receiving a cease and desist letter from Dr. Seuss Enterprises.
The city had planned to use "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" as part of its theme for the annual Light Up Louisville holiday celebration. The display called for an area called "LouWhoVille," complete with costumed characters from the Dr. Seuss classic such as Cindy Lou Who and the Grinch.
When the city received a cease and desist order from a Seuss lawyer, the Louisville mayor said, “It appears these lawyers' hearts are two sizes too small.”
Do your homework before putting cash down for clearance offers.
Many large, nationwide businesses have filed for bankruptcy protection in the past year, with several large chain stores, including Linens 'n Things and Mervyn's, closing their doors and are advertising merchandise at seemingly huge discount prices during what they call Going-Out-of-Business sales.
Consumers who shop “Going Out of Business” sales are being urged to do their homework before they buy – and that includes comparing prices.
Merchants realize that customers will be expecting bargains when they enter the store and so they often increase prices before doing the sale mark-down’s so shoppers will think they are getting bargains.
Sometimes they will bring in new merchandise purchased elsewhere at rock-bottom bulk prices to include in their sale.
A shopper will be less at risk if the sale is conducted under the supervision of a bankruptcy court - but how is a buyer to know?
When the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court meet on Dec. 5th, in their regular private conference to decide which cases to hear, two lawsuits that have captivated a segment of the blogosphere will be up for discussion.
One suit is by Pennsylvania lawyer Philip Berg and the other by New Jersey lawyer Leo Donofrio. Both challenge the validity of Obama’s claim that he is a natural born United States citizen.
The justices are unlikely to take up these cases for a host of reasons, not the least of which is the invitation to overturn the results of an election in which more than 66 million Americans voted for Obama.
The article also says:
An equally high hurdle is the issue of whether Berg or Donofrio have the legal right to sue claiming a violation of the Constitution.
Actually, a higher hurdle is whether Barack Obama has the legal right to violate the Constitution if he is not a natural born citizen.
We wonder why MSNBC is reporting this. After all, MSNBC was quite vocal in their support for Obama all during the campaign by some of their top personalities such as Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews.
Conventional wisdom would say MSNBC would ignore these lawsuits just as they have any other negative reports involving their chosen candidate.
Perhaps this is an attempt by MSNBC give the Supreme Court an excuse to turn down both cases.
Fort Lupton Municipal Judge Paul Sacco says his novel punishment of forcing noise violators to listen to music they don't like for one hour has cut down on the number of repeat offenders in this northeastern Colorado prairie town.
Barry Manilow's "I Write the Songs" may begin with the line, "I've been alive forever,"' but for noise ordinance violators, listening to Manilow may feel like forever.
About four times a year, those guilty of noise ordinance violations are required to sit in a room and listen to music from the likes of Manilow, Barney the Dinosaur, and The Platters' crooning "Only You."
Needless to say, hard rockers really hate listening to Manilow (pictured) and the Platters.
Video of a recent class showed teenagers with long faces shifting in their seats or looking up at the ceiling.
"You can't fall asleep," said teenager Rueben Fuentes right before letting out a bit of a sigh.
The new round of White House pardons announced Monday are Bush's first since March and come less than two months before he will end his presidency. The crimes committed by those on the list also include offenses involving hazardous waste, food stamps, and the theft of government property.
Bush has been stingy during his time in office about granting clemency, but more grants are expected.
Including these actions, he has granted a total of 171 pardons and eight commutations. That's less than half as many as Presidents Clinton or Reagan issued during their time in office. Both were two-term presidents, like Bush.
Rosemary Alvarez, who underwent the procedure last summer after experiencing difficulty swallowing and numbness in her left arm, had a tapeworm called Taenia solium inside her head.
It turns out Alvarez likely contracted the tapeworm at some point by eating food tainted with the feces of a person infected with the parasite. “It wasn't that she had poor hygiene, she was just a victim,” said neurosurgeon Peter Nakaji, who ended up extracting the worm.
To help avoid becoming infected with tapeworms one should wash hands often and avoid eating contaminated food - especially undercooked pork.
A truck-driving thief made off with more than $3 million worth of merchandise from the venerable maker of cowboy boots and other footwear, authorities said.
The thefts occurred Labor Day weekend and Nov. 9 at a Justin Boots distribution center, said Fort Worth police Lt. Paul Henderson.
A surveillance video shows a white single-cab tractor entering the property without a trailer and each time leaving with one. The driver gained entry by cutting the locked chain securing the gate.
Over Labor Day, three containers mounted on three chassis were taken, holding 10,740 pairs of boots and 7,400 sets of boot uppers worth nearly $2.4 million, Henderson said.
On Nov. 9, two more shipping containers-chassis sets were taken, holding nearly 10,000 pairs of boots worth nearly $800,000, he said. Four of the five shipping container-chassis sets were found abandoned and empty; the fifth is still missing.
Justin Boots has been a part of billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway since 2000.
”Yang Yang was so cute and I just wanted to cuddle him. I didn't expect he would attack,” the 20-year-old student, surnamed Liu, said in a local hospital, according to the official Xinhua News Agency.
Liu underwent surgery Friday evening and was out of danger, but will remain in the hospital for several days.
An Iowa zoo has recaptured a flamingo that flew over a Des Moines neighborhood, a golf course and the entire zoo during a 7-hour freedom flight.
Blank Park Zoo workers clipped the adult Chilean flamingo's wings a second time after it was recaptured.
The zoo's flamingos usually don't fly because their wings have been clipped. But zoo spokesman Terry Rich says the birds can molt and regrow those feathers, enabling them to fly.