Morning Transportation: Asiana crash ASIANA AFTERMATH — Don’t assume anything: NTSB Chairwoman Debbie Hersman doesn’t want reporters jumping to any conclusions about the Asiana crash, saying in the safety agency’s third daily briefing that “we will not determine probable cause while ... 07/10/2013 - 2:42 am | View Link
DeFazio mocks GOP freshmen Every so often you get a peek into the dysfunction of Congress, and the level of disdain and distrust that some members have for their colleagues across the aisle. This time, it comes courtesy of Willamette Week, which posted the above interview with Rep. 07/4/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Peter DeFazio Easily Defeats Matthew Robinson, 24-Year-Old Challenger, In Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) on Tuesday coasted to an easy win, predictably crushing his 24-year-old opponent Matthew Robinson, the son of DeFazio's once and future Republican opponent, Art Robinson. DeFazio won 90 percent of the vote in Oregon's 4th ... 05/16/2012 - 8:20 am | View Link
Peter DeFazio, Dem Rep.: It's 'Pretty Embarrassing' That Dems Now Identified With Wall Street One of the loudest populist voices in the Democratic Caucus predicted on Thursday that the party may have to forcefully challenge the White House on economic matters if it wants to hold on to power after the 2010 elections. One day after calling on ... 05/25/2011 - 8:45 am | View Link
Controversy surrounding DeFazio comments on Obama continues (CNN) - Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, Thursday appeared to backtrack comments he made on CNN's "Parker Spitzer" Wednesday night claiming he'd been told President Obama pressured Democrats to vote for a controversial extension of Bush-era tax cuts, saying ... 12/15/2010 - 11:00 am | View Link
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The Causes and Effects of High Gas Prices This page shows some of the causes and effects of high gasoline prices, including hurricanes, increased world-wide demand, civil wars, environmental regulations, and ... 04/17/2014 - 2:05 am | View Website
Facebook Inc’s mobile advertising business accelerated in the first three months of the year, helping the Internet social networking company top Wall Street’s financial targets.
Shares of Facebook were up nearly 3 percent at $63.05 in after-hours trading on Wednesday.
Facebook said that mobile ads represented 59 percent of its ad revenue in the first quarter, up from 30 percent in the year-ago period.
Student leaders at the University of Utah, the flagship public campus in the conservative state, are pressing to change the school’s century-old fight song “Utah Man,” saying it needs to be more inclusive of women and minorities.
Written in 1904, the song includes phrases and language that could be considered sexist or racist, including the line “our coeds are the fairest,” outgoing student body president Sam Ortiz, who is leading the push, said on Wednesday.
Student officers at the Salt Lake City school passed a resolution on Tuesday asking for an update of the lyrics.
“I don’t necessarily believe the intention was to be discriminatory, but I do believe that at the time that song was written, our society was far more exclusive,” Ortiz said.
A nursing Southern California mother stopped from taking breast milk through airport security has reached a $75,000 settlement with the U. S. Transportation Security Administration, her lawyer said on Wednesday.
TSA officers stopped Stacey Armato at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport while she was traveling to Los Angeles in 2010 with bottles of pumped breast milk for her seven-month-old son.
In a 2012 lawsuit filed in U.
U. S. President Barack Obama assured ally Japan on Thursday that Washington was committed to its defense, including of tiny isles at the heart of a row with China, but denied he had drawn any new “red line” and urged peaceful dialogue over the islands.
His comments drew a swift response from China, which said the disputed islets were Chinese territory.
Obama also urged Japan to take “bold steps” to clinch a two-way trade pact seen as crucial to a broad regional agreement that is a central part of the U.