Friday, January 7, 2011

Short Takes

Another 1,400 Marines are heading to Afghanistan.

The U.S. is cautioning people named in the WikiLeaks cables about their safety.

Two people in Maryland were injured by mail packages rigged to catch fire.

The Pentagon announces budget cuts of $78 billion.

Jobless claims rose but not enough to reverse the downward trend that means the economy is getting better.

Ellen Weiss, the executive at NRP who fired Juan Williams, has tendered her resignation.

The recent cold snap in Florida is pushing up the price of produce such as corn and beans.

The race to to be the next GOP chair in Florida is getting nasty.