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The head of the National Urban League is calling for the federal government to spend $168 billion in unused TARP funds to create 3 million new jobs in areas of high joblessness and the long-term unemployed. - (AHN)
Internet analysts on Wednesday reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 30 days of the November - December 2009 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, $12.26 billion has been spent online, marking a 3-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year. - (AHN)
In 2008, Sprint turned over customers' GPS locations to law enforcement 8 million times. In the past, the idea of the government knowing a person's constant whereabouts would cause panic and in some cases conspiracy theories. But today, it is more commonplace and on the verge of accepted. - (AHN)
Soon, Facebook users will soon lose one feature, but gain another. Facebook members will lose the ability to join a network of friends who live in the same area but will gain the ability to control who sees information they post. - (AHN)
Former University of Miami Hurricanes spokesman Rick Korch was sentenced to three years in prison on child pornography charges. - (AHN)
As Joshua Harvey stepped outside and into the parking lot, he noticed what he thought was a racist sign in the window of a bar next door. "Stop, Absolutely No Color's. You will not be served." - (AHN)
A 13-year-old boy from Miami visiting Guatemala accidentally ran into a sliding glass door, injuring his right arm so badly that 60 percent of it needed to be reattached. During the time his right arm was sliced and dangling the brave boy reportedly consoled his mother who looked on horrified. - (AHN)
A man accused of repeatedly fondling a 15-year-old girl's breasts said he did so because he was checking her for breast cancer. - (AHN)
Police came upon a disturbing scene at the home of a Riverside County boy's home who was reporting missing last month. They found charred human remains, a machete, butcher knives and burned and bloodied clothing, according to documents released Monday. - (AHN)
NATO and U.S. commander Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal and other Pentagon leaders fully support President Barack Obama's decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan and begin drawing down troops in 2011. Republicans also welcomed the move, but warned against any "arbitrary timelines" and pledged to oppose a new war tax to pay for the strategy. A leading liberal expressed dismay over deploying more troops. - (AHN)
(AHN) - An elderly couple on their way to church with cans of food to give away for Thanksgiving, died after they were struck by a hit-and-run driver. The driver, whose license is said to have been suspended two dozen times, has surrendered to authorities.
(AHN) - An 18 ½ foot Douglas-fir will be brought on a horse-drawn carriage, following tradition, to be presented to First Lady Michelle Obama. The tree, which comes from Shepherdstown, West Virginia, will be displayed in the Blue Room during the holiday season.
(AHN) - Canadian troops in Afghanistan will concentrate on reconstruction and development with the pending arrival in the country of more U.S. troops. About 25,000 to 34,000 American soldiers are expected to be sent soon to Kandahar, where the bulk of Canadian forces are operating.
(AHN) - Britain's Home Secretary has turned down the request of the family of autistic hacker Gary McKinnon to block his extradition to the U.S. for trial on medical grounds.
(AHN) - A 26-year-old man died Thursday inside a Utah County cave after being stuck for 27 hours in a narrow crevice and rescuers could not pull him out.
(AHN) - A Philippine pearl reputed to be the world's second largest of its kind will be the main sale item in Sunday's winter auction of Natural History by U.S. auctioneer Bonhams & Butterfields.
(AHN) - The White House has announced that President Barack Obama will attend the United Nations Climate Conference next month to push for a binding agreement on emissions targets. The summit will be key to replacing the Kyoto Protocol and future climate legislation in developing nations. The European Union has criticized Obama's one-day visit.
(AHN) - Wikileaks has released half a million text messages sent via pagers nationwide during a 24-hour period on Sept. 11, 2001. The intercepts include messages from the Pentagon and other government agencies. One message said, "Admiral, Call when able. We are going to TREATCON C."