Archive for May, 2012

Citizens United ruling cracks?

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens took a poke at the controversial Citizens United decision Wednesday night and said his former colleagues have probably already had second thoughts about it. Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens speaks at a lecture presented by the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, […]

Shady car dealers eye military

Cody Cameron, a Marine stationed in Jacksonville, N.C., got burned when he bought a used car. He paid $17,000 last year for a 2004 Nissan 350-Z with 60,000 miles on it. He figured the car would last him a long time. It didn’t.  “I drove the vehicle for about two weeks. And one day all […]

Job interview ends cold case?

A Washington, D.C., man was detained for first-degree murder when a background check for a new job revealed an outstanding warrant in one of the oldest cold case murders in Montgomery County. Bobby Coley, 63, of southeast Washington, was applying for work as a temp Tuesday, when a background check uncovered an outstanding warrant in […]

Leap Day error strands teen

Elizabeth Olivas, who came to the U.S. illegally at age 4, went to Mexico to get a green card or visa to fulfill requirements of U.S. law and has not been allowed to return since she missed the deadline by a day. A teen who is slated to give the salutatorian speech at her high […]

Polls: Deadlock in key states

Now that Mitt Romney is the official GOP presidential nominee, President Obama placed a call to the former governor to congratulate him. Meanwhile both campaigns have already spent a combined $85 million on TV ads. NBC’s Chuck Todd reports. President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney are deadlocked in three key presidential battleground […]

New drugs for autism patients

“It’s not a cure,” he says, “but it definitely moved the needle.” Seaside is running two late-stage trials in adults and children with Fragile X, and a study in children with different types of autism, including autism with no identifiable cause, like Jack’s. Results of the study in which Jack participated are expected later this […]

Government cuts brake growth

Frederic J. Brown / AFP – Getty Images People walk past a sign leading to a job center in Rosemead, east of downtown of Los Angeles in the San Gabriel Valley on May 24, 2012 in California. European-style “austerity” is hitting home in the U.S. Thanks to deeper-than-estimated cuts in government spending, the U.S. economy […]

Edwards jury ordered back to deliberations

Chuck Burton / AP John Edwards leaves the federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C., on Thursday. A jury on Thursday reached a verdict on one count in the campaign finance trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards, but was ordered by the judge to resume deliberations.   In a confusing turn of events, the jury of eight […]

Nanny Bloomberg strikes again: Target soft drinks

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is entering the combat zone with a sweet drink ban limiting consumption of large-sized drinks in food service establishments in his fight against obesity. Some New Yorkers say it is at the cost of personal liberties. As soon as next March, all beverages larger than 16 ounces could be banned […]

Americans beg Obama: Please, don’t kill us with drones

Grace Bedell thought it could clinch the election when she suggested to Abraham Lincoln that he grow a beard. Now a century and a half later, Americans are asking their president to consider an updated proposal: Mr. Obama, please don’t kill us. Unlike the correspondence from 1860 that was signed off by a single person […]

Plan X: Pentagon’s blueprint for full-fledged cyberwar

The wheels of the war machine are ever turning inside the Pentagon, but the Defense Department’s latest endeavor won’t involve fighter jets and armored tanks. The DoD is putting aside billions to enhance its cyberwar capabilities. The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, is turning towards the private sector and America’s next generation of […]

Upper house lends weight to push for gay marriage

NSW has joined Tasmania and the ACT in calling for the legalisation of gay marriage. Greens MP Cate Faehrmann’s private members’ motion passed 22 votes to 16 in the Legislative Council, with both major parties allowing a conscience vote. Marriage is a federal responsibility, governed by the 1961 Commonwealth Marriage Act. Unlike the federal Liberal […]

Mabo decision sublime, says PM

THE Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, has described the Mabo decision as a ”sublime” moment in Australia’s history. ”This was a judgment of the High Court at its finest,” she told Parliament, acknowledging the former Labor prime minister Paul Keating’s role of inscribing native title in Australian law. ”It was an act of courage and conviction […]

Three dead in Melbourne house fire

Updated: 05:52, Friday June 1, 2012 A woman and two children are dead after a fire ripped through their home in Melbourne’s south-west. Fire crews rushed to the house in Clayton South around 1am and found the property and an extension at the back well alight. It took forty minutes to bring the blaze under […]

Australia takes charge of Oruzgan allies

The Federal Government has bowed to United States pressure and will take full control of military operations in Afghanistan’s Oruzgan province as international forces prepare to withdraw from the country over the next two years. For the first time since Australian troops were deployed to the southern province eight years ago, Australian commanders will also […]

We’ll pay more to get home by taxi

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Climate Change Minister Greg Combet loses it as heat applied

ON FIRE: A normally restrained Greg Combet hits back at the Opposition over its carbon tax criticism yesterday. Source: News Limited CLIMATE Change Minister Greg Combet broke into song yesterday as the Government stepped up its counterattack on the Opposition’s campaign against the carbon tax. In an uncharacteristically fiery performance in Parliament, Mr Combet ridiculed […]

Sheep hit motorists after truck crash

It was raining sheep on Melbourne motorists after a truck carrying 400 livestock rolled off a bend and hung precariously over a highway. The dramatic crash in Laverton North occurred when the sheep-carrying truck was travelling to Geelong on the Western Ring Road off-ramp on Thursday night, police said. Dead and injured sheep fell on […]

NSW prison guards to stop work

AAP NSW’s 3500 prison guards are preparing to walk off the job after a Newcastle colleague was sentenced for assaulting an inmate. Matt Bindley from the NSW prison officers’ union said the one-hour stop-work meeting on Friday was a show of support for Corrective Services officer Terry Dolling and a protest at his treatment. CCTV […]

Labor backing China bid for Kimberley land, says Barnaby Joyce

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WWII harbour attack sub to go on display

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Jurors in Edwards case begin 9th day of talks

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The jury in the John Edwards campaign corruption trial has begun a ninth day of talks in North Carolina. As the jury ended its eighth day of talks without a verdict Wednesday, the judge released four alternate jurors who garnered attention for their matching shirts. They have not participated in the […]

S Carolina man arrested for allegedly making false bomb threat about US Airways flight in Ariz

TUCSON, Ariz. – A South Carolina man has been arrested for allegedly making false statements about a bomb aboard a commercial flight in Tucson. Federal authorities said Wednesday that 24-year-old Ivan Bugakov, of Jacksonville, is accused of giving false information and threats involving aircraft. Bugakov was on a US Airways flight that was scheduled to […]

Young woman sentenced to death by stoning in Sudan

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A Sudanese woman, believed to be around 20, has been sentenced to be stoned to death for adultery, and is being held near Khartoum, shackled in prison with her baby son, rights groups and lawyers said on Thursday. Campaigners condemned the ruling, saying it violated international standards and raised concerns that Sudan […]

Jurors in John Edwards case reach verdict

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jurors have reached a verdict in John Edwards‘ campaign corruption trial. The verdict will be read Thursday. The jurors have been deliberating for about nine days. Edwards is accused of masterminding a plan to use money from wealthy donors to hide his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in […]

Jurors in Edwards case reach verdict on 1 count

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The jury in the John Edwards campaign corruption trial has reached a verdict on one of six counts, but is apparently deadlocked on the others. The judge told the jury Thursday that she understood that the panel had reached a verdict on all counts, and the jury foreman said no. The […]

U.S. man jailed for 1968 hijack to Cuba to be re-sentenced

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A man serving a 15-year prison term for participating in a 1968 hijacking of a Pan American airliner to Cuba was improperly denied the possibility of parole and must be re-sentenced, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Thursday. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New […]

Judge rejects Ohio Amish hate crime law challenge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The religious beliefs of victims of alleged beard- and hair-cutting attacks in Ohio Amish country are what matters in the case, not those of the defendants, a federal judge ruled Thursday in rejecting the defendants’ challenges of the federal hate crimes law. The defendants, who include 16 members of an eastern […]

Review: ‘Diablo III,’ better the devil you know

The epic fantasy genre has matured in the last decade, thanks to writers like “Game of Thrones” mastermind George R.R. Martin who are less interested in the eternal conflict between good and evil than in the gray areas in between. Video games have followed suit, with ambitious adventures like “Dragon Age: Origins,” ”The Witcher II” […]

Hell Hath No Fury Like an Amtrak Wi-Fi User Stalled

Nothing gets a privileged train rider—or really any expectant Internet user—more riled than lack of a connection. Today, we hear about the poor, wireless-deprived Amtrak riders who can’t access the train’s supposed free WiFi, from The New York Times‘ Ron Nixon. These wretched of the earth, like many of the disconnected and dispossessed, are so very […]

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