September 2011

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Bank of America announces new debit card fees

by Jorge Hernandez on September 30, 2011

Bank of America raised the ire of its customers on Friday by announcing it would begin charging a $5 monthly fee for anybody who uses their debit card to make purchases. The fee will be assessed regardless of how many purchases the users make, and it does not matter if they choose debit or credit […]

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Sources say Chris Christie may still run

by Adam Russett on September 30, 2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie clearly stated that he would not be running for president in 2012 in a speech earlier this week, but sources close to the situation say that he may not have completely ruled out a run yet, The New York Post reports. Christie may have been swayed by continued encouragement from […]

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U.S. drone kills al-Qaeda leader in Yemen

by Jorge Hernandez on September 30, 2011

One of the top leaders of Al-Qaeda was killed Friday morning by an airstrike in Yemen. American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was described as one of the largest threats to American security, and some considered him more dangerous than Osama bin Laden, NBC News reports. The attack was made by an unmanned U.S. drone and also […]

The Obama administration began its defense of its landmark healthcare bill on Wednesday by asking the Supreme Court to rule on the decision made by a lower court earlier this year, The Associated Press reports. The move will likely set the tone for the coming election cycle as Republicans have made a habit of criticizing […]

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Red Sox, Braves complete historic collapses

by Derrick Johnson on September 29, 2011

Though they picked up two high-priced free agents and many people picked them to represent the American League in the World Series, the Boston Red Sox season ended on Wednesday night, completing one of the biggest collapses in baseball history. The Red Sox 4-3 loss, combined with a stunning 8-7 win by the Tampa Bay […]

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Massachusetts man arrested on suspected terror plot

by Jorge Hernandez on September 29, 2011

A 26-year-old man from Ashland, Massachusetts, was arrested yesterday for allegedly planning an attack on the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol building. Federal authorities believe that Rezwan Ferdaus was plotting to use a remote-controlled aircraft to drop explosives on the two buildings, The Boston Globe reports. Ferdaus, a U.S. citizen and Northeastern University graduate student, […]

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ICE says 2,901 criminal illegal immigrants arrested across U.S.

by Jorge Hernandez on September 29, 2011

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency recently announced that they had arrested 2,901 convicted criminals who were illegal immigrants living in the United States. The huge operation, which took place over a week and covered every state in the nation. as well as four U.S. territories, may be a boon for President Obama in […]

The trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who is facing charges relating to the death of Michael Jackson, got underway on Tuesday, and featured emotional testimony and a packed courtroom that included much of the late-singer's family, according to the Los Angeles Times. Prosecutors allege that Murray continued to supply Jackson with drugs even when he […]

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Google+ becomes third most popular social networking site

by Kelly MacNeil on September 28, 2011

After doing away with its invitation-only policy last week, Google+ has seen an impressive rise in membership that puts it among the top three social networking sites on the internet. Web trafficking firm Experian Hitwise says Google+ enjoyed 15 million total visits in the United States last week. Perhaps most impressive is that the boost […]