Jamie Walsh faced a Black Friday dilemma: take advantage of Wal-Mart’s deals at the Salem, New Hampshire, store or support union-backed protesters demanding better pay and benefits. In the end, the deals won the day.
Voters in Bell , California , where eight current and former officials face charges related to their outsized pay, go to the polls today to finish what began as a citizens campaign to oust incumbents and turned into a struggle between unions and an out-of-town donor.
Sunland Park, New Mexico, a small and impoverished suburb of El Paso, has made “news of the weird” headlines lately for its official corruption. Daniel Salinas was elected mayor in March, but has been legally barred from taking office. Why? Because he is under indictment for 33 felonies.
Paul Walker, the U.S. actor who appeared in the “Fast & Furious” action movie series, has been killed in a car crash near Los Angeles, the Associated Press said, citing his publicist Ame Van Iden and Universal Pictures.