A Massachusetts judge on Friday dismissed a Republican Party appeal for an injunction to delay the swearing in of Paul G. Kirk, Jr. as the state's interim U.S. Senator. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Thomas Connally's ruling cleared the way for Kirk to be sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden later in the day.
As Americans continue to purchase record-setting stockpiles of ammunition, manufacturers are being forced to work literally around the clock to keep up with demand, but even this isn’t enough to avoid shortages, the Associated Press reported on September 23.
The UN Security Council, acting during an unprecedented summit chaired by President Barack Obama, unanimously approved a U.S.-drafted resolution on September 24 calling on states that possess nuclear weapons to scrap their arsenals.