|Washington, D. C. Region's Historic Mess. Also, Some Areas of Mexico City & States of Mexico, Guanajuato and Michoacan, Flooded|
|Wednesday, 03 February 2010 07:32|
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Washington, D.C. formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States, founded on July 16, 1790. More, HERE. Mexico City is the capital and largest city in the country of Mexico. As the seat of the powers of the Union (i.e. seat of the Mexican federal government), Mexico City is also the Federal District. More, HERE. Mexico State or State of Mexico is a state in the center of the country of Mexico. The state's capital is the city of Toluca. More, HERE. .Michoacán, formally Michoacán de Ocampo, is one of the 31 constituent states of Mexico. More, HERE. Guanajuato is a state in the central highlands of Mexico. It is named after its capital city, Guanajuato, which comes from the local indigenous language, meaning “Hill of Frogs. Las Ranas (“the frogs”) is a nickname for people from this state as frogs are their state animal. More, HERE. Also, The Illegal Drug Trade & Bank of America Corporation is a financial services company, the largest bank holding company in the United States, by assets, and the second largest bank by market capitalization. More HERE, by Wikipedia.
FACTS by the US Department of Health and Human Services .. For over a thousand years South American indigenous peoples have chewed the coca leaf, a plant that contains vital nutrients as well as numerous alkaloids, including cocaine. More HERE.
As of December 29, 2009 an estimated 4.3 million American adults aged 50 or older, or 4.7 percent of adults in that age range, had used an illicit drug in the past year, based on data from the 2006 to 2008 NSDUH surveys. More, HERE.
As of December 17, 2009 about one quarter (26.7 percent) of American adolescent females engaged in violent behavior in the past year. More HERE.
In 2007, the Treatment Episode Data Set recorded just over 1,600 adolescent substance abuse treatment admissions for heroin abuse. On average, adolescent heroin admissions were 14.8 years old when they first used heroin and 16.3 years old at admission to treatment, indicating approximately 18 months of use before entering treatment. More than half (56 percent) of adolescent heroin admissions had had at least one prior treatment episode. More, HERE.
More than 100,000 are still without power after blizzard dumped more than two feet of heavy snow; major roads remain covered in ice, slush. Photo: Wendy Galietta/Post
Photo: James A. Parcell/For Post
U.S. Baptists charged in Haiti: Ten Americans, who said they wanted to save orphans, are charged with child kidnapping in case that has raised fears about trafficking.
Crippling accumulations of 1 to 2 feet may be common; Washington residents scramble to prepare for onslaught of winter weather.
Bank of America Faces Charges.
Civil fraud charges filed against Bank of America
By Zachary A. Goldfarb and Tomoeh Murakami Tse
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Federal and state regulators filed civil fraud charges Thursday against Bank of America and its former chief executive and former chief financial officer in the broadest action brought to date against a major player in the financial crisis. The bank agreed to pay $150 million to settle some of the charges.
Regulators accused Bank of America and its former top executives -- chief executive officer Ken Lewis and chief financial officer Joseph Price -- of lying to investors in fall 2008 about mounting losses at Merrill Lynch, the troubled investment bank it was acquiring, and billions of dollars in bonuses paid to employees. Regulators also charged that the bank misled federal officials by falsely claiming it would back out of a deal to buy Merrill Lynch without billions of dollars more in bailout funds. More, HERE.
A reporter bares almost all and experiences the scrutiny of a full-body airport scanner. Andrea Sachs
Commanders face new scrutiny: Reflecting push to hold leaders responsible, more military officers disciplined for battlefield failures
White House Justifies Handling Of Suspect In Attempted Plane Bombing
Senior White House officials are mounting an aggressive campaign to defend their handling of terrorism suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, mapping out their successful efforts to gain his cooperation -- and noting that his treatment has been similar to that of suspects captured during the Bush administration.
Abdulmutallab, who was arrested after trying to detonate explosives on board a plane as it landed in Detroit on Christmas Day, has been cooperating with interrogators since last week, and is providing fresh material, administration officials said Tuesday. More, HERE.
Colin Powell shifts stance on 'don't ask, don't tell' policy
People comfort each other as they stand in front of an altar in homage of one of the students killed Saturday in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, Monday, Monday, Feb. 1, 2010. Late Saturday, armed men stormed a party, killing 16 people, mostly teenagers, and injuring about two dozen more. (AP Photo) (AP)
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
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