Steve Jobs dead: Apple founder will be missed
Steve Jobs, the Apple guru behind the iPad and iPhone revolutions, has died. His cause of death is at the moment unclear, but Jobs had long battled cancer.
A statement from Apple's board of directors released just moments ago reads: "We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today. Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve. His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts."
John Boehner cries, again, leading some in the media to chide him (sort of)
John Boehner did it again. While delivering a public address, he got... well, a bit misty eyed. The latest occasion was last night, as the congressman's fellow Republicans were swept back into majority power in the House of Representatives following mid-term elections across America. Boehner, who is widely expected to replace Democrat Nancy Pelosi as speaker of the House, got choked up somewhere between talk of cutting government spending and an aside about his personal experience of the "American dream." Boehner has before shed tears -- during a victory speech and again on the House floor -- leading some media pundits to roll their eyes.
As voters in California kill marijuana legalization measure, San Francisco prepares to ban 'unhealthy' Happy Meals
As voters in California rejected a measure that would have legalized marijuana, the board that oversees San Francisco quietly cracked down on McDonald's Happy Meals. The city's board of supervisors voted 8-3 in favor of an ordinance to require all stores that give toys away with a food purchase to meet higher nutritional health guidelines.
Nancy Pelosi will lose job, Republicans will gain control of House, major network predicts
It seems Nancy Pelosi will no longer be the Republican Party's most-frequent target. That's because NBC News is projecting that the GOP will wrest control of the House from Democratic hands as the results to tonight's elections stack up in the favor of conservatives. As such, Pelosi, the speaker of the House, would be forced from her post and a Republican would replace her.
Rumors are that Republican John Boehner of Ohio is most likely to be chosen as a replacement to Pelosi.
Christine O'Donnell defeated in Delaware, Chris Coons wins election, according to projections
Christine O'Donnell, the Tea Party favorite whose U.S. Senate campaign was hampered by numerous press gaffes, failed to win tonight's election. She was thoroughly defeated in the race for Delaware's open seat by the man she sought to vilify, Chris Coons, a Democrat and New Castle County Executive. That's according to several press organizations, who are calling the race's result a clear defeat for Republicans in Delaware.