Source: The Associated Press | Nation |
March 6, 2012
The number of delegates at stake in today's GOP presidential primaries in Virginia, Vermont, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Ohio, North Dakota, Massachusetts, Idaho, Georgia and Alaska. 1,144 are needed for the nomination.
Source: CBS News/AP | Harrisburg, Ill. |
March 1, 2012
The strength of the tornado that touched down in Harrisburg, Ill. An EF4 rating is the second strongest rating a tornado can get based on damage. The tornado, killing six, had winds up to 170 mph according to scientists.
The portion of adults who had a bachelor's degree as of last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The country's rate of college-educated adults is a record high, but the U.S. still dropped in global rankings.
The number of states that received waivers from the federal health law's medical loss ratio, which requires insurers to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on medical care or give customers rebates. The Department of Health and Human Services denied waivers to ten states.
Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Pennsylvania |
February 16, 2012
The average number of days it takes for the Pennsylvania Police's Bureau of Forensic Services to return a DNA sample that only takes 1-2 days to process in the lab. Officials say the long wait -- caused by a backlog of more than 1,700 cases -- jeopardizes and delays investigations.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | St. Louis |
February 14, 2012
The minimum retirement age that the firefighters union in St. Louis has proposed under a pension reform plan that would make deep cuts to future employees' benefits but leave current employees' benefits intact. The union announced its plan before the mayor.