Originally published on Thu December 15, 2011 10:02 am
Americans put members of Congress at the very bottom of those they consider to be honest and ethical. They tell pollsters that they want politicians in Washington to "compromise in order to get things done."
Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a national reputation for being tough on crime but now the Arizona law man is in the spotlight for a different reason.
On Thursday, the Department of Justice released the results of a three-year investigation in which authorities conclude that Arpaio and his deputies are the ones who've been breaking law.
A little brain stimulation seems to speed up recovery from a stroke.
This isn't the sort of brain stimulation you get from conversation. It's done using an electromagnetic coil placed against the scalp.
Researchers think the treatment encourages brain cells to form new connections, allowing the brain to rewire itself to compensate for damage caused by a stroke.
Originally published on Thu December 15, 2011 8:18 am
Our early headlines:
-- As Flag Is Put Away, America's Mission In Iraq Symbolically Ends.
-- Republicans Unveil $1 Trillion Spending Bill, Possible Shutdown Still Looms.
The number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped by 19,000 last week, to 366,000, the Employment and Training Administration reports. And that's the lowest level since May 2008.
Bloomberg News says the decline was not expected — most economists thought we would hear they remained around 390,000.