The story won’t spark controversy or make many front pages, but there is some good happening in Ferguson, Missouri, in the aftermath of the unrest following the police-involved shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The man’s complaints may have backfired. After news of the conflict came out, hundreds of customers came to purchase lemonade and cookies from Guerrero, according to Fox 13. Guerrero made more than $600 in two hours.
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Despite their complexity, the USDA has said the new rules, “carefully balance science-based nutrition guidelines with practical and flexible solutions to promote healthier eating on campus.” The agency has created a chart to help show the new regulations’ requirements and the decision to replace things such as “chocolate sandwich cookies” (a.k.a. Oreos) and “regular cola” (a.k.a. Coke) with “light popcorn” and “no-calorie flavored water.” All the same, the increased USDA regulations may have begun causing some school districts to rethink their membership in the federal program. Catlin Community School District 5 in Illinois is opting out of it this year, according to the Chicago Tribune, and will join Maine Township High School District 207 and Niles Township High School District 219, located in the Chicagoland area, both of which left the program in recent years.
Last December, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups struck down a central part of the Utah law banning polygamy. Yesterday he issued the rest of his ruling, dealing not with the statute itself but with the husband and wives at the center of the case—Kody, Meri, Janelle, Christine, and Robyn Brown, stars of the reality show Sister Wives. Nate Carlisle of The Salt Lake Tribune reports:
A local mother is outraged after her 4-year-old son was expelled from the private Christian preschool he attended because of a Facebook post on her personal page.
A British consumer group is warning households to rush out and buy powerful vacuum cleaners before they’re banned throughout Europe.
President Obama once frequently touted Spain’s green energy economy. No longer. That’s no surprise given how things have worked out for the economically beleaguered country.
Burger King’s ‘debt’ isn’t to the American people, but to its shareholders and its employees. Maximizing profit is not a bad thing, but you’d think the way Democrats and the White House is screaming about ‘inversion’ that it’s one of the worst things a company can do.
“Geography can be tough,” Canada tweeted from @CanadaatNATO. “Here’s a guide for Russian soldiers who keep getting lost & ‘accidentally’ entering #Ukraine.” Attached to the tweet is a simple map showing the border between Russia, and not Russia.
A new map created by Internet-auction website eBay reveals the items each state purchases the most when using the online bidding service.