The debt-saddled city of Harrisburg, Pa., teeters between municipal bankruptcy and a possible state takeover. The city does, however, have some unique Wild West artifacts that could help it get back in the black. Auctioning the items could raise much-needed funds.
After 46 seasons, Joe Paterno is no longer the head coach of the Nittany Lion's football team. He was fired Wednesday night by Penn State's board of trustees. The interim head coach is Tom Bradley. Paterno was caught up in the child sex abuse scandal involving one of his former assistant coaches.
Alabama's most populous county has filed the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. Jefferson County commissioners voted to declare bankruptcy after years of squabbling with creditors over $4 billion in debt.
Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had announced Wednesday afternoon that he would retire at the end of the football season. But later that day, he was fired from the position he has held for decades by the school's board of trustees. Penn State and Joe Paterno have been criticized for the handling of a child sex abuse case.
The board of trustees at Penn State University has fired school president Graham Spanier and football coach Joe Paterno. The shakeup announced Wednesday night follows criticism of how the school handled child sex abuse allegations against a former assistant coach.
President Obama will have to persuade a global audience that the U.S. remains a pre-eminent world leader, even though he is presiding over a politically gridlocked government that is so far unable to hoist the U.S. economy out of its own economic slump.
Huntsville is the shining star in Alabama's economy. Scientists there designed the rockets that put man on the moon. In the past 50 years, it's become a magnet for high-tech space and defense jobs. But with NASA downsizing and the specter of defense cuts looming, Huntsville finds itself in limbo.
Air Force officials told The Washington Post that some troops' body parts were incinerated and then taken to the landfill in Virginia. The mortuary said it changed its policy in June 2008 and that now the cremated remains are buried at sea.
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