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April 30, 2015

WHO: Global Threat From Antibiotic Resistance Growing

April 29 - The World Health Organization says an increasing number of infections are no longer treatable because of growing antimicrobial resistance, putting the lives of millions of people at risk. The WHO study finds no region in the world is prepared to combat this serious global threat. Only one-quarter of the 133 countries has...

Teacher ousted for 'saying Obama not Christian'

April 28 - A middle-school teacher in Dublin, Georgia, was tossed from school – and her job – for allegedly telling her students President Obama isn’t a Christian. Nancy Perry is now due to retire at the end of the year, said Dublin Schools’ spokesman Chuck Ledbetter, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Obama to announce free e-books for low-income kids

April 30 - President Barack Obama will go to a public library in one of Washington's poorest neighborhoods on Thursday to talk about a plan to give low-income children access to 10,000 e-books. Working with publishers and libraries, the White House sees the modest plan as part of a strategy to address inner city problems by...

Iran Fires Warning Shots across Bow of Cargo Ship

April 29 - Iranian patrol vessels have fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel that was traversing the Strait of Hormuz in Iranian territorial waters, a Pentagon official said Tuesday. Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the cargo ship's master had initially refused an Iranian order to...

New York City comes out tops in youth survey

April 30 - New York has been ranked as the most popular city for young people aged 15 to 29 years old, scoring particularly high for its offerings of music, film and fashion, a survey released on Thursday said. London was a close second, scoring well on healthcare and travel, while Berlin was found to have high levels of digital access...


April 23, 2015

Obamacare Brings Growth in Food Stamps in Some States

April 22 - President Barack Obama's health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves. New, streamlined application systems built for the health care overhaul are making it easier for people to enroll in...

Declassified: Iran 'At Most' 2-3 Months from Bomb

April 22 - The Obama administration says Iran is "at most" two to three months away from enriching enough nuclear fuel for an atomic bomb, an estimate that's been known for years but kept classified until now. Iran is also reportedly rekindling its relationship with Hamas, an offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and...

JPMorgan Chase Bans Storage of Cash in its Safety Deposit Boxes

April 22 - Some JPMorgan Chase customers are receiving letters informing them that the bank will no longer allow cash to be stored in safety deposit boxes. The content of a post over on the Collectors Universe message board suggests that we may be about to see a resurgence of the old fashioned method of stuffing bank notes...

Feds Urge Banks to Call Cops on Customers Who Withdraw $5,000 or More

March 23 - The Justice Department is ordering bank employees to consider calling the cops on customers who withdraw $5,000 dollars or more, a chilling example of how the war on cash is intensifying. Banks are already required to file ‘suspicious activity reports’ on their customers, with threats of fines and even jail time for directors...

Record 51 million immigrants in 8 years, will account for 82% of U.S. growth

April 22 - Legal and illegal immigrants will hit a record high of 51 million in just eight years and eventually account for an astounding 82 percent of all population growth in America, according to new U.S. Census figures. A report from the Center for Immigration Studies that analyzed the statistics said that by 2023, one in seven...

Presidential hopeful Rubio reaches out to gay Republicans

April 22 - Marco Rubio, the youthful Republican presidential hopeful who touts himself as the candidate of his party's future, has been making moves to court a socially liberal faction of his party that represents gay conservatives. The Florida senator's staff have held quarterly meetings with the Log Cabin Republicans...

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ACLU demands Catholic groups pay illegals' abortions

April 23 - The American Civil Liberties Union has launched a lawsuit against the federal government to force Catholic groups that take taxpayer dollars to provide birth control and abortions for illegal immigrants. “We have heard reports that Catholic bishops are prohibiting Catholic charities from allowing teens in their care...

Ark of the Covenant coverup?

April 22 - An unauthorized project by Muslim authorities on the Temple Mount has revealed the existence of previously undocumented ancient floor designs at the site thought to be where the Bible’s First and Second Temples once stood, but Israeli archaeologists were denied the opportunity to view them.

How to know when migrant gravy train arrives in your town

April 22 - What are the signs that your community has been secretly selected for an infusion of refugees from Muslim nations like Syria or Somalia, or migrant workers from Central America? The Obama White House released a report last week on the integration of immigrants and refugees that provides some clues. It could...


April 15, 2015

Michele Bachmann Predicts Return of Jesus Due to Obama

April 15 - Former Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., believes that President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, and his opposition to Israel, is going to bring on the biblical End Times, plunging the U.S., and the world, into Armageddon. On the radio show, "Understanding the End Times" with Jan Markell, Bachmann...

ICE Director Struggles To Explain Release Of Thousands Of Criminal Immigrants

April 14 - Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldaña struggled to explain the reasons behind the Obama administration’s release of thousands of criminal immigrants when pressed by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) Tuesday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. In Fiscal Year 2014, ICE...

Nearly A Quarter Of All Teens Go Online “Almost Constantly”

April 14 - Do you have a teen that is practically attached to their smartphone? According to a new study from Pew Research Center, they’re not alone. Researchers say 24 percent of all teens report going online “almost constantly,” and 92 percent of teens go online at least daily. The report says the high amount of teens online...

Hillary has millions of 'fake' Twitter followers

April 14 - Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton has come under watchful social-media eyes, with reports indicating a good portion of her Facebook fans hail from Baghdad and a large percentage of her Twitter followers are phony. The Daily Mail reported of Clinton’s touted 3.6 million Twitter followers, fully 15 percent...

Guam becomes first U.S. territory allowing gay marriage

April 15 - Guam has become the first U.S. territory to allow gay marriage after its attorney general ordered marriage licenses to be issued immediately to same-sex couples. Attorney General Elizabeth Barrett's decision came on Wednesday, two days after a lesbian couple filed a lawsuit, because they...

Researchers Keep Finding More Ways Our Flawed Agriculture Model Breeds Antibiotic Resistance

April 14 - American farmers routinely use antibiotics to make their livestock grow bigger and faster (in addition to preventing disease caused by cramped, filthy quarters, and an unnatural diet). As a result of decades of this practice, antibiotic-resistance in humans has dramatically risen. According to the US Centers for...


April 8, 2015

All of veteran's guns seized after false allegation

April 7 - In an incident that is being repeated all across the country far more frequently than is reported, a retired Navy veteran in Glendale, Arizona, has had his gun collection confiscated by authorities after an irate neighbor filed a harassment order. Rick Bailey, 56, is a disabled retired software-systems engineer who...

Protests Follow as White Police Officer Charged With Killing Black Man

April 8 - Activists held protests in South Carolina on Wednesday after a white police officer was caught on video fatally shooting a 50-year-old black man in the back as he ran away following a traffic stop. The officer has been charged with murder and the FBI and U.S. Justice Department are investigating the shooting, the latest in...

NASA: We'll find alien life in 10 to 20 years

April 7 - Are we alone in the universe? Top NASA scientists say the answer is almost certainly “no.” "I believe we are going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth in the next decade and definitive evidence in the next 10 to 20 years," Ellen Stofan, chief scientist for NASA, said at a public panel Tuesday in Washington.

Roundup Herbicide Worsens Antibiotic-Resistance Already Fueled by Factory Farming

April 7 - Scientific evidence demonstrating the harms associated with chemical-based agriculture and attendant confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) have stacked up fast and furiously over the past several weeks and months. Four components of our current food system causing a wide array of health and...

Diet Soda Adds Inches to the Waist of Seniors, Researchers Say

April 8 - Recent research again confirms what many previous studies have concluded: diet soda tends to promote weight gain rather than prevent it. In this study diet soda consumption was linked to increased belly fat in Americans over the age of 65. Abdominal fat (visceral fat) is associated with an increased risk for diseases...


April 1, 2015

President Obama Commutes 22 Drug Offenders Sentences: ‘Good Luck And Godspeed’

March 31 - President Obama today announced his decision to commute the sentences of 22 convicted drug offenders – many of them serving time after being convicted of conspiracy to distribute either cocaine, heroin, marijuana or methamphetamine. “The 22 commutations granted today underscore the President’s...

61,000 U.S. bridges 'structurally deficient'

April 1 - Even after improvements to some of the nation's bridges, tens of thousands across the United States remain structurally deficient and in need of "significant repair," the American Road & Transportation Builders Association found in an analysis of U.S. Department of Transportation records. Experts warn the problems...

Iranian General: 'Erasing Israel Off the Map' Is 'Nonnegotiable'

April 1 - The commander of the Basij militia of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said in an interview that "erasing Israel off the map" is "nonnegotiable," The Times of Israel reported. Brig. Gen. Mohammad Reza Naqdi's comments were made public as Iran and six world powers chose to extend nuclear negotiations in a new phase...

Citizens defy Border Patrol by staying silent with video cameras

March 27 - No drugs or would-be immigrants were hidden in the sedan that rolled up to a Border Patrol checkpoint on a Southern California highway last week, but within 90 seconds the driver was handcuffed. His 4-year-old boy was crying. And a video camera mounted on the car's dashboard captured the moment.

Michelle O’s ‘healthy’ lunches going to the pigs — literally

April 1 - There’s one group of young eaters who like Michelle Obama’s school lunch program: pigs. New Mexico’s Galloping Grace Youth Ranch is accepting fruits and vegetables thrown away by students at several elementary schools in the Rio Rancho area and collects some five tons per week. “It’s really whatever they don’t...

Republicans warn world that Obama U.N. plan could be undone

March 31 - The Obama administration's plan for U.N. climate change talks encountered swift opposition after its release Tuesday, with Republican leaders warning other countries to "proceed with caution" in negotiations with Washington because any deal could be later undone. The White House is seeking to enshrine its pledge in...

Indiana in State of Emergency over HIV Outbreak

March 31 - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence declared a public health emergency because of an HIV outbreak. Seventy-nine cases have been reported in one county and that number is expected to rise. "We have signed today an executive order that initiates a robust response to stop this HIV outbreak in its tracks. And this we will...

Churches Cut Ties with PCUSA over Gay Marriage

April 1 - A coalition of 34,000 churches is ending its relationship with the Presbyterian Church USA over its decision to recognize same-sex marriage. The National Black Church Initiative is made up of churches from 15 denominations and 15.7 million African-Americans. Charisma Magazine reports the NBCI decided to break...

Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

April 1 - Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products. These genetically engineered foods could receive government approval in the coming years, following the OK given recently given to apples that...

Monsanto—A Sustainable Ag Company?

March 28 - Monsanto, leading the pack of chemical technology companies that have infiltrated the seed business with their patented genetically engineered (GE) seeds, has spent many years trying to rehabilitate its reputation as a producer of toxic chemicals responsible for death and suffering. It's not working very well...

US Government Rolls Out Mandatory Adult Vaccination and Tracking Program

April 1 - This month, federal health officials are rolling out a national adult immunization plan that contains a new Mandatory Adult Vaccination and Electronic Tracking Program. The government is urging Americans to fulfill their obligation to support and comply with the anti-choice requirement to relinquish responsibility for...