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John Lennon’s killer gets parole hearing this week

August 18, 2012   

Officials say John Lennon’s killer, who is up for parole for the seventh time, could go before the parole board as early as Tuesday. US Newspapers- News Source: John Lennon’s killer gets parole hearing this week

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John Lennon’s killer gets parole hearing this week

Republican convention will be no Tea Party

August 18, 2012   

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Since attorney Ted Cruz’s victory in the Texas Republican primary for a Senate seat last week, Tea Party members across the country have been touting the strength of their conservative movement and its influence on the Republican Party. But don’t expect much of a Tea Party celebration this month in Tampa, Florida, where beginning August 27 Republicans will hold their four … Yahoo News- US News: Republican convention will be no Tea Party

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Republican convention will be no Tea Party

Salmonella-Tainted Cantaloupes Kill Two and Sicken 141 More

August 18, 2012   

On Friday, health officials said that salmonella-infected cantaloupes were to blame for an outbreak of food poisoning. The tainted fruit has so far sickened 141 people and caused two deaths across Indiana, Kentucky and Minnesota, the Washington Post reports. Yahoo News- US News: Salmonella-Tainted Cantaloupes Kill Two and Sicken 141 More

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Salmonella-Tainted Cantaloupes Kill Two and Sicken 141 More

U.N. aid chief says 2.5 million Syrians need assistance

August 16, 2012   

DAMASCUS (Reuters) – United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos said on Thursday as many as 2.5 million people were in need of aid in Syria, where President Bashar al-Assad’s forces have been fighting rebels seeking his overthrow for 17 months. Speaking in Syria where she met Prime Minister Wael al-Halki and other officials this week, Amos urged government forces and rebels to do more to protect civilians caught up in the violence. “Over a million people have been uprooted and face destitution US Newspapers- News Source: U.N. aid chief says 2.5 million Syrians need assistance

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U.N. aid chief says 2.5 million Syrians need assistance

Rev. Sun Myung Moon hospitalized with pneumonia

August 16, 2012   

Unification Church founder the Rev. Sun Myung Moon is being treated in an intensive-care unit at a hospital in Seoul for pneumonia. US Newspapers- News Source: Rev. Sun Myung Moon hospitalized with pneumonia

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Rev. Sun Myung Moon hospitalized with pneumonia

Miles unclear about Mathieu’s future

August 15, 2012   

LSU coach Les Miles on Tuesday declined to close the door completely on the possibility, however remote, of Tyrann Mathieu playing football for the Tigers in 2013. US Newspapers- News Source: Miles unclear about Mathieu’s future

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Miles unclear about Mathieu’s future

Giants defensive tackle Rogers ruled out for season

August 15, 2012   

(Reuters) – The Super Bowl champion New York Giants suffered another blow to their defensive line on Tuesday when three-time Pro Bowler Shaun Rogers was lost for the season due to treatment for a blood clot in his left leg. The defensive tackle, who has previously played for Detroit, Cleveland and New Orleans, joined the Giants in April. US Newspapers- News Source: Giants defensive tackle Rogers ruled out for season

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Giants defensive tackle Rogers ruled out for season

Congress could be least productive since 1947

August 15, 2012   

Congress is on pace to make history with the least productive legislative year in the post World War II era.Just 61 bills have become law to date in 2012 out of 3,914 bills that have been introduced by lawmakers, or less than 2% of all proposed laws, according to a USA TODAY analysis of records since 1947 kept by the U.S. House Clerk’s office. In 2011, after Republicans took control of the U.S US Newspapers- News Source: Congress could be least productive since 1947

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Congress could be least productive since 1947

Mixed showings for GOP veterans in Fla., Wis.

August 15, 2012   

Two longtime Republicans, former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson and Rep. John Mica of Florida, turned back conservative challengers in primaries on Tuesday while 12-term Rep US Newspapers- News Source: Mixed showings for GOP veterans in Fla., Wis.

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Mixed showings for GOP veterans in Fla., Wis.

Australian court approves logo ban on cigarette packs

August 15, 2012   

Australia’s highest court upheld the world’s toughest law on cigarette promotion on Wednesday despite protests from tobacco companies that argued the value of their trademarks will be destroyed under new rules that will strip all logos from cigarette packs. US Newspapers- News Source: Australian court approves logo ban on cigarette packs

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Australian court approves logo ban on cigarette packs

Attacked woman finishes 1,500-mile boat trip

August 15, 2012   

Jenn Gibbons wanted to control her emotions when she rowed into Chicago, determined to complete her 1,500-mile trip around Lake Michigan despite being sexually assaulted aboard her boat in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula nearly a month ago. US Newspapers- News Source: Attacked woman finishes 1,500-mile boat trip

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Attacked woman finishes 1,500-mile boat trip

Linda McMahon has spent $61 million trying to get elected

August 15, 2012   

Linda McMahon won her GOP Senate primary on Tuesday night after spending almost ten times as much as her opponent, but the astronomical, unbelievable number is how much she’s spent trying to get elected so far: $61 million. When McMahon ran for Senate in 2010, she broke state records for out-of-pocket spending when the former WWE executive coughed up $50 million of her own fortune and still lost to Democrat Richard Blumenthal by 12 points. US Newspapers- News Source: Linda McMahon has spent $61 million trying to get elected

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Linda McMahon has spent $61 million trying to get elected

Pentagon: Iran building, training militia in Syria

August 15, 2012   

Iran is playing a growing role supporting the Syrian regime and is helping to build and train a militia to fight opposition forces, U.S. US Newspapers- News Source: Pentagon: Iran building, training militia in Syria

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Pentagon: Iran building, training militia in Syria

Va. pastor guilty in same-sex union custody case

August 15, 2012   

A pastor from Virginia was convicted Tuesday of helping a woman flee the country three years ago, when she was on the brink of having to turn custody of her young daughter over to the woman who was once her partner in a Vermont civil union. US Newspapers- News Source: Va. pastor guilty in same-sex union custody case

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Va. pastor guilty in same-sex union custody case

Obamas having beer brewed at the White House

August 15, 2012   

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama has become one of the first modern day U.S. presidents known for enjoying a cold beer that is brewed and tapped right at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Obama aides on Tuesday confirmed the small brewery during a three-day re-election campaign tour across Iowa US Newspapers- News Source: Obamas having beer brewed at the White House

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Obamas having beer brewed at the White House

$500,000 for N.J. school kids forced to eat on floor

August 15, 2012   

(Reuters) – Seven students at a Camden, New Jersey, school forced to eat lunch on a gymnasium floor for two weeks as punishment won a $500,000 legal settlement, their attorney said on Tuesday. The 2008 incident involved fifth-grade students at the Charles Sumner Elementary School who were disciplined after one child spilled water as he tried to lift a jug onto a cooler, said the lawyer, Alan Schorr US Newspapers- News Source: $500,000 for N.J. school kids forced to eat on floor

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$500,000 for N.J. school kids forced to eat on floor

Assad’s regime ‘cracked,’ Syrian defector says

August 15, 2012   

As a furious volley of firepower hit the streets of Aleppo, Syria, today, the country’s former prime minister spoke out for the first time since his defection. Ex-Prime Minister Riyad Hijab said that President Bashar al-Assad’s control was crumbling US Newspapers- News Source: Assad’s regime ‘cracked,’ Syrian defector says

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Assad’s regime ‘cracked,’ Syrian defector says

Betts postpones August shows due to family illness

August 15, 2012   

Guitarist Dickey Betts has postponed his August tour dates following his wife’s sudden illness. US Newspapers- News Source: Betts postpones August shows due to family illness

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Betts postpones August shows due to family illness

Aretha, Ricky Skaggs join Gospel Hall of Fame

August 15, 2012   

For one night, Aretha Franklin was the Queen of Gospel — not just Soul. US Newspapers- News Source: Aretha, Ricky Skaggs join Gospel Hall of Fame

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Aretha, Ricky Skaggs join Gospel Hall of Fame

Kirk Douglas recalls ‘Spartacus,’ film censorship

August 15, 2012   

Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas earned a standing ovation from a packed Los Angeles theater as he introduced a screening of the 1960 classic “Spartacus” that included a previously censored scene. US Newspapers- News Source: Kirk Douglas recalls ‘Spartacus,’ film censorship

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Kirk Douglas recalls ‘Spartacus,’ film censorship

Erskine Bowles on Paul Ryan: ‘I’m telling you, this guy is amazing’

August 14, 2012   

A video of former Clinton White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles began circulating in conservative news outlets today. In the clip, the Democratic co-chair of President Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform gives high praises to Paul Ryan’s budget plan. US Newspapers- News Source: Erskine Bowles on Paul Ryan: ‘I’m telling you, this guy is amazing’

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Erskine Bowles on Paul Ryan: ‘I’m telling you, this guy is amazing’

Strong quake jolts northern Japan, no tsunami warning issued

August 14, 2012   

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 hit northern Japan on Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. There were no reports of immediate damage. US Newspapers- News Source: Strong quake jolts northern Japan, no tsunami warning issued

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Strong quake jolts northern Japan, no tsunami warning issued

Standard Chartered in talks to settle Iran laundering probe

August 14, 2012   

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Standard Chartered Plc said on Monday it was in talks with New York’s banking regulator to try to settle allegations it hid transactions with Iran. The two sides have been negotiating ahead of a hearing set for Wednesday at which the bank must demonstrate why its state banking license should not be revoked over the transactions US Newspapers- News Source: Standard Chartered in talks to settle Iran laundering probe

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Standard Chartered in talks to settle Iran laundering probe

Paul Ryan heads west to fundraise for Mitt Romney

August 14, 2012   

DENVER– Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will spend Monday evening raising money for Mitt Romney’s campaign here after attending his first solo rally as Romney’s running mate in Des Moines, Iowa. Tickets to the Colorado fundraisers, held at two private residences, cost $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000, a campaign aide told reporters. The aide would US Newspapers- News Source: Paul Ryan heads west to fundraise for Mitt Romney

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Paul Ryan heads west to fundraise for Mitt Romney

Google to cut 4,000 Motorola Mobility jobs, shares rise

August 14, 2012   

By Sayantani Ghosh and Alexei Oreskovic (Reuters) – Google Inc (NSQ:GOOG) will slash 20 percent of the workforce of Motorola Mobility in the Internet search giant’s largest job cuts ever as it moves to … US Newspapers- News Source: Google to cut 4,000 Motorola Mobility jobs, shares rise

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Google to cut 4,000 Motorola Mobility jobs, shares rise

3D printer creates physical model of fetus for expecting parents

August 14, 2012   

A Japanese clinic is offering parents-to-be the chance to hold their baby months before the child leaves the womb. US Newspapers- News Source: 3D printer creates physical model of fetus for expecting parents

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3D printer creates physical model of fetus for expecting parents

Federal appeals court sides with Texas against EPA

August 14, 2012   

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the Clean Air Act by rejecting a Texas program for approving air permits. US Newspapers- News Source: Federal appeals court sides with Texas against EPA

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Federal appeals court sides with Texas against EPA

Rumor: iPhone 5 pre-orders to start September 12

August 14, 2012   

Those who have tried to buy an Apple iPhone on the devices’ release dates have, historically, known nothing but frustration, disappointment, long lines, and even longer waits. Smart buyers put in their orders ahead of time, at the first possible … Continue reading → US Newspapers- News Source: Rumor: iPhone 5 pre-orders to start September 12

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Rumor: iPhone 5 pre-orders to start September 12

News Corp launches Spanish-language network in US

August 14, 2012   

The new Spanish-language broadcast network MundoFox — a joint venture of News Corp and RCN Television Group of Colombia — began broadcasting Monday with the goal of reaching the growing US Hispanic market. US Newspapers- News Source: News Corp launches Spanish-language network in US

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News Corp launches Spanish-language network in US

Taylor Swift releasing new album ‘Red’ on Oct. 22

August 14, 2012   

Multi-platinum superstar Taylor Swift is releasing her fourth studio album called “Red” on Oct. 22. US Newspapers- News Source: Taylor Swift releasing new album ‘Red’ on Oct. 22

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Taylor Swift releasing new album ‘Red’ on Oct. 22

Top of Utah GOP leaders say Ryan and Romney offer country ‘clear …

August 14, 2012   

OGDEN — Bringing Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, on board with presumptive U.S See original article: Top of Utah GOP leaders say Ryan and Romney offer country ‘clear …

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Top of Utah GOP leaders say Ryan and Romney offer country ‘clear …

US ponders punishment for Swiss money hiding

August 12, 2012   

Swiss banks hoping to atone for decades of complicity in tax evasion may be left to sweat it out for months. Yahoo News- US News: US ponders punishment for Swiss money hiding

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US ponders punishment for Swiss money hiding

McCain: Ryan ‘a Bold Choice;’ Pawlenty ‘Not Disappointed’

August 12, 2012   

John McCain is down with a Romney/Ryan ticket. During his appearance on Fox News Sunday he called Ryan “a bold choice,” but added that he didn’t see any comparison between Ryan and his Veep, Sarah Palin. McCain was asked if Ryan will end up outshining Romney. ”I had that problem,” McCain said, jokingly, before adding, “I don’t think that’s the case [with Ryan.]“ Then McCain took a moment to … Yahoo News- US News: McCain: Ryan ‘a Bold Choice;’ Pawlenty ‘Not Disappointed’

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McCain: Ryan ‘a Bold Choice;’ Pawlenty ‘Not Disappointed’

BJP joins efforts to convince US Congress on Pak aid cuts

August 12, 2012   

New Delhi, Aug. Yahoo News- US News: BJP joins efforts to convince US Congress on Pak aid cuts

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BJP joins efforts to convince US Congress on Pak aid cuts

Team Obama’s response to Romney’s choice

August 11, 2012   

President Barack Obama had Paul Ryan on his radar years before Mitt Romney selected the representative from Wisconsin as his running mate. Ryan, the president said, favors “thinly veiled social Darwinism.” Further, Obama charged that Ryan dishonestly claims the mantle of deficit hawk when he actually votes for budget-busters as long as they come from US Newspapers- News Source: Team Obama’s response to Romney’s choice

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Team Obama’s response to Romney’s choice

5 things Mitt doesn’t want you to know about Paul Ryan

August 11, 2012   

The Case Against VP Candidate Paul Ryan US Newspapers- News Source: 5 things Mitt doesn’t want you to know about Paul Ryan

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5 things Mitt doesn’t want you to know about Paul Ryan

After Curiosity, uncertainty lingers on NASA’s Mars program

August 11, 2012   

This week’s arrival of NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity set the stage for a potentially game-changing quest to learn whether the planet most like Earth ever had a shot at developing life, but follow-up missions exist only on drawing boards. US Newspapers- News Source: After Curiosity, uncertainty lingers on NASA’s Mars program

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After Curiosity, uncertainty lingers on NASA’s Mars program

Myanmar gives green light for aid to Rohingya: OIC

August 11, 2012   

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation on Saturday announced it has received a green light from Myanmar to assist Muslim Rohingya displaced by sectarian violence. Yahoo News- US News: Myanmar gives green light for aid to Rohingya: OIC

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Myanmar gives green light for aid to Rohingya: OIC

Obama response to Ryan pick: Harder, Faster, More

August 11, 2012   

President Barack Obama had Paul Ryan on his radar years before Mitt Romney selected the representative from Wisconsin as his running mate. Ryan, the president said, favors “thinly veiled social Darwinism.” Further, Obama charged that Ryan dishonestly claims the mantle of deficit hawk when he actually votes for budget-busters as long as they come from Yahoo News- US News: Obama response to Ryan pick: Harder, Faster, More

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Obama response to Ryan pick: Harder, Faster, More

Tea party claims ‘seat at the table’ with Romney’s Paul Ryan pick for VP

August 11, 2012   

A few days ago, tea party activists like Allan Olson in Columbia, S.C. were expecting to be snubbed at the GOP convention in Tampa later this month. Yahoo News- US News: Tea party claims ‘seat at the table’ with Romney’s Paul Ryan pick for VP

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Tea party claims ‘seat at the table’ with Romney’s Paul Ryan pick for VP

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