Archive for the ‘National’ Category

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Homeland Security Forecasts 5-Year Terror Threats for U.S.

December 26, 2008

michael-chertoff-592.jpgThe terrorism threat to the United States over the next five years will be driven by instability in the Middle East and Africa, persistent challenges to border security and increasing Internet savvy, says a new intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press.

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Looking Back, Bush and Cheney Reveal Different Views

December 26, 2008

President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have been unusually talkative in recent weeks, sharing candid thoughts in a string of exit interviews.

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Small Fire Reported At Jesse Jackson, Jr’s Chicago Home

December 26, 2008

jesse-jackson-jr-565.jpgA small fire started at the home of U. S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. early Wednesday on the South Side. At 12:15 a.m. Chicago Fire Department’s truck 49, Engine 126 and Battalion Chief 17 responded to a fire in the 2500 block of East 72nd Street, police said. 

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Christmas Miracle: Hospital Angel Heals 14-Year-Old of Pneumonia (Video)

December 25, 2008

chelsea-banton-miracle-light-590.jpgWhen Chelsea Banton was born five weeks prematurely, doctors predicted she had 36 hours to live. Proving them wrong was the first miracle for Chelsea, now an Independence High School freshman. “She spent the first four months in a neonatal intensive care unit,” recalls her mother, Colleen Banton of Mint Hill.

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Obama Urges Renewed ‘Sense of Common Purpose’ in Holiday Message

December 25, 2008

barack-obama.112.jpgReporting from Honolulu — President-elect Barack Obama used a holiday radio address released Wednesday to remember the nation’s troops serving overseas and citizens at home who are struggling amid a troubled economy.

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Blagojevich’s Lawyers Seek Subpoenaes for Rahm Emanuel and Jesse Jackson Jr.

December 25, 2008

blagojevish-emanuel-588.jpgLawyers for embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich want two key aides to President-elect Barack Obama and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. subpoenaed, according to Chicago media reports. 

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Rick Warren to Speak at MLK Memorial Day Before Inauguration

December 23, 2008

rick-warren.31.jpgJust one day before giving the invocation at President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration, a local pastor will be the keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King Jr. Annual Commemorative Service, officials at Saddleback Church said.

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