Faced with stagnant unemployment rates, a lowered credit rating and the threat of a double dip recession, President Barack Obama plans to give a major speech about job creation and debt reduction in September.
A wave of deadly attacks swept across Iraq Monday, killing dozens of people. The violence was so severe that the interior minister ordered the country’s security forces to clear the streets of all parked cars.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on Monday to honor the victims of this weekend’s deadly stage collapse. The half-hour memorial service was also attended by Gov. Mitch Daniels, Indiana first lady Cheri Daniels, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman and several state fair officials.
Picture the government placing a GPS on your car and tracking every mile you drive. Now, imagine being charged a tax based on those miles, your vehicle’s fuel efficiency rating and the time of day you drove. Such a system is being explored in car-clogged regions of Europe and Asia. Even the US is interested in studying mileage charging systems.
The World Trade Center memorial reached its $350 million fundraising goal in 2008. The foundation that built the Pentagon memorial raised $22 million — the entire cost of construction — between 2004 and 2008. But a permanent memorial for the victims of Flight 93 is still $10 million short of its goal.
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