Pilots flying a commercial jet from Paris to Rio de Janeiro for Brazil’s largest airline, TAM, spotted what they thought was fire in the Atlantic Ocean along the same flight path of an Air France jet that vanished Monday. Authorities are investigating the pilots’ sighting. FOX News
General Motors Corp. has tentatively agreed to sell its Hummer brand, a day after the U.S. automaker filed for bankruptcy protection with hopes that it will transform its most profitable assets into a new company within just 30 days. Appearing on CBS’ The Early Show Tuesday, GM CEO Fritz Henderson did not disclose the buyer’s name or the price, but said the “buyer is quite capable.” The sale will likely save more than 3,000 U.S. jobs in manufacturing, engineering and at various Hummer dealerships. CBS News
Rebecca Rubin is an alleged domestic terrorist who may have been involved in groups that led two of the biggest eco-crimes in U.S. history — the 1998 bombing of a Vail, Colo., ski resort and a 2001 explosion at an Oregon power plant. But Rebecca Rubin is also an 18-inch doll, the newest in the American Girl collection, which brings in $463 million each year for the toy giant Mattel.
Unfortunately for the toy company those searching for online purchases of the doll will likely find an FBI wanted poster instead. ABC News
Check out this report which predicts the states that recover from the recession first. My sweet home Alabama should start to bounce back early next year. Things don’t look so good for Kentucky, though. When will your state make a comeback?
Please read this Associated Press report on “The Black Man Did It” lie. Here’s how the story begins:
It’s an old lie, claiming that The Black Man Did It.
But it was trotted out again last week when a white mother from suburban Philadelphia said two black men snatched her and her 9-year-old daughter from their SUV and abducted them in the trunk of a black Cadillac.
Blacks across the country were outraged after Bonnie Sweeten was found in a luxury hotel at Disney World. Authorities quickly unraveled the hoax, but not before an Amber Alert, frantic searches and national news coverage that played into images of marauding black men.
It goes on to review other times this lie has been used and what it means for race relations in our country. Click here for the entire story and let me know what you think.