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...
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
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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 - 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...
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
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...
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...
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.
decision came on Wednesday, two days after a lesbian
couple filed a lawsuit, because they...
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 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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...