MUSKEGON, Mich. — Eight-seven people drowned in the Great Lakes in 2011, up from 74 the previous year, a safety group says.Bob Pratt, chief executive of the Great Lakes Surf Rescue Project, called the 2011 drowning total "tragic."
The Illinois Lottery bounced dozens of checks written to winners, many for scratch-off tickets worth $1,000.Lottery spokesman Mike Lang says the mistake happened when a computer file wasn't sent on time to the lottery's bank.
President Obama went to the Pentagon today to announce a broad, new defense strategy that includes hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to the current military budget. The president said that despite the cuts, the U.S. would maintain its military "superiority."
Since violence first erupted in Syria last spring, the city of Homs has been a flashpoint between government forces and pro-democracy demonstrators. More recently, military defectors have taken up armed resistance against snipers who patrol the streets. Entire neighborhoods have shut down.
This Blagojevich loves to jog around his paddock. Of course, he has a lot of hair. And he likes to joke around.So far, the standard-bred harness racing horse named after the former governor hasn’t cracked any Elvis jokes… But his trainer Karen Tkaczyk says he’s the barn prankster.