Originally published on Thu September 22, 2011 6:38 am
There were 423,000 first-time claims filed for unemployment benefits last week, the Employment and Training Administration just reported.
That's down 9,000 from the previous week. But, as The Associated Press says, claims "remain elevated" and at a level that underscores the weakness of the labor market.
Our early headlines were:
-- After The Execution: Relief For Victim's Mom; Anguish For Davis' Supporters
-- Backburner Or Frontburner? Views Vary On Palestinian Strategy At UN
Other news that's making headlines:
Originally published on Mon September 26, 2011 11:47 am
The Associated Press says Palestinians remain "undeterred in U.N. statehood bid" despite a U.S. plan to use its Security Council veto to block a move by Palestinian leaders for U.N. membership as a state.
In Forest Falls, Calif., 12-year-old Kara Jackson walked into her family's kitchen and found a bear had wandered inside. Home alone, and lacking a weapon, Jackson clapped as loudly as she could, and scared off the bear.
Now that the execution of convicted cop killer Troy Davis has been carried out in Georgia, the morning-after stories are focusing on the controversy over his punishment and the effect the case has had on all those involved.