Talking Points

Talking Points

Will Wal-Mart have workers in stores on Black Friday?

Wal-Mart employees are planning to walk out of the world's largest retailer on Friday, the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season. But on Monday, federal labor officials said they would decide quickly on Wal-Mart's request to stop the walkouts, which are being pushed by a union-backed group.

Wal-mart filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board last week to stop the group, called OUR Walmart and comprised of current and former store workers, from holding the protests.

How were petroglyphs stolen in California?

Thieves took power saws to the rock carvings in the Sierra Nevada to get them out of the cliffs.

At least four petroglyphs dating more than 3,500 years were hacked from lava cliffs in the Eastern Sierra, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Another carving was defaced with deep saw cuts on three sides, and another was removed but apparently broke and was left propped against a boulder, according to the Bureau of Land Management.

Visitors discovered the theft and reported it to the agency Oct. 31.

"This was the worst act of vandalism ever seen" on the 750,000 acres of public land administered by the BLM field office in Bishop, Calif., BLM archaeologist Greg Haverstock told the newspaper.

Can I buy "Hell's Bells" on iTunes?

You can now. Classic rock band AC/DC is releasing all of its music digitally on iTunes, Columbia Records and Apple announced Monday.

Sixteen studio albums, including "Back in Black," "Highway to Hell" and "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap," are being released as well as four of AC/DC's live albums and three compilation records.

AC/DC had been one of the few groups that would not release music through the digital outlet. The Beatles and Kid Rock were also against selling music on iTunes, but came around. Country star Garth Brooks is still holding out, according to the Associated Press.

View article comments Leave a comment

By the staff of
The Washington Examiner