Expert: Rhinos extinct in Mozambique Mozambique's rhinoceros population was wiped out more than a century ago by big game hunters. Reconstituted several years ago, it has again been driven to extinction, or to the brink of extinction, by poachers seeking their horns for sale in Asia.... More
South Africa: Elephant overturns vehicle South African officials say an elephant has overturned a vehicle carrying two tourists, injuring one of them. A statement from Kruger National Park says the tourists are of "Chinese origin." The statement says an elephant in the park attacked the vehicle on a road at 6:30 a.m. More
Man tries to take photo of beaver; it kills him A fisherman in Belarus was bitten to death by a beaver, and all he was doing was trying to take its picture, Sky News reports. The man spotted the beaver while fishing with friends at Lake Shestakov, but as he approached to take a photograph, the beaver bit him on the thigh. More
Sabres snap Penguins' 15-game win streak The Pittsburgh Penguins' run at a record-breaking streak is over. Playing without injured star Sidney Crosby, the Penguins fell to the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 on Tuesday night to end their 15-game winning streak. More
Game of Thrones premiere sets piracy record HBO's mythical drama "Game of Thrones" set a record for modern-day piracy after its Sunday night premiere, as viewers around the globe scrambled to watch the season 3 debut episode that aired on the premium cable network. More
Obama Threads Needle on Russia-Ukraine Dispute - Kiplinger And unlike more common pet fleas ... healthy consumer spending ... accounting for $500-billion ... double-digit average annual ... times ... 09/2/2014 - 5:49 am | View Link
Annual pet spending passes $50 billion mark Food and vet costs accounted for about 65 percent of the spending. But it was a service category -- one that includes grooming, boarding, pet hotels, pet-sitting and day care -- that grew more than any other, surging 7.9 percent from $3.51 billion in 2010 ... 03/2/2012 - 3:31 pm | View Link
Annual pet spending passes $50 billion mark LOS ANGELES — Americans spent $50.96 billion on their pets in 2011. That's an all-time high and the first time in history more than $50 billion has gone to the dogs, cats, canaries, guppies and the like, the American Pet Products Association said in a ... 03/2/2012 - 11:59 am | View Link
Annual pet spending passes $50 billion mark LOS ANGELES (AP) — Americans spent $50.96 billion on their pets in 2011. That's an all-time high and the first time in history more than $50 billion has gone to the dogs, cats, canaries, guppies and the like, the American Pet Products Association said in ... 03/2/2012 - 10:59 am | View Link
Annual pet spending passes $50 billion mark That's an all-time high and the first time in history more than $50 billion has gone to the dogs, cats, canaries, guppies and the like, the American Pet Products Association said in a report issued Thursday. Food and vet costs accounted for about 65 ... 03/1/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
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United States federal budget During FY 2013, the federal government spent $3.5 trillion on a budget or cash basis, down $84 billion or 2.4% vs. FY 2012 spending of $3.54 trillion. 10/1/2014 - 8:55 am | View Website
Pet Industry Market Size & Ownership Statistics U.S. Pet Industry Spending Figures & Future Outlook. The following s pending statistics are gathered by APPA from various market reseach sources and are not included ... 09/30/2014 - 9:28 pm | View Website
How the Across-the-Board Cuts in the Budget Control Act ... Note: OMB issued a report on September 14 that provides initial estimates and settles some legal issues with respect to the sequestration discussed in this analysis. 09/29/2014 - 5:40 pm | View Website
The Math of Immigration Detention 1 Executive Summary One symptom of our broken immigration system is the exorbitant spending on detaining hundreds of thousands of immigrants annually. 09/29/2014 - 4:14 pm | View Website
A federal bankruptcy judge dealt a serious blow to California's public employee pension systems by ruling Wednesday that payments for future worker retirements can be reduced when a city declares bankruptcy -- just like its other debts.
Verizon Wireless was scheduled to begin throttling certain LTE users today as part of an expanded "network optimization" program, but has decided not to follow through with the controversial plan after criticism from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler.
Since 2011, Verizon has throttled 3G users who have unlimited data plans when they connect to congested cell sites if they fall within the top 5 percent of data users.
The following is our second excerpt from How Star Wars Conquered the Universe (Basic Books, 2014).
Star Wars was the last thing on Albin Johnson’s mind on a grey, wet summer day in 1994 when he skidded into the back of a van in Columbia, South Carolina. The other guy didn’t seem to have any damage, but Johnson got out to check anyway.