How many people still read daily newspapers?
About 38 percent of Americans regularly read a daily newspaper, down from 54 percent in 2004, according to the Pew Research Center. Fifty-one percent told Pew they still enjoy reading, but now do most of that reading, including reading newspapers, online. Magazine reading dropped by 7 percent and book reading by 8 percent since 2006, Pew found.
Why is Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. being investigated?
The Chicago Democrat was already being looked at in connection with an attempt to sell a U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder. But a second investigation by the FBI and federal prosecutors in Washington is now underway into Jackson's campaign finances. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Jackson may have used campaign funds to redecorate his house. Jackson, on medical leave from Congress since June, is up for re-election in November.
Who drinks the most beer?
The Beer Institute and 24/7 Wall St. report that there are three states in which drinking-age residents each consumed more than 40 gallon of beer a year. New Hampshire, consuming 43 gallons per capita, tops the list. It's followed by North Dakota, which drinks 42.2 gallons of beer a year per capita, and Montana, which clocks in at 40.6 gallons. All three easily top the national average of 28.3 gallons per person per year.