Terrible news has reached us in the early hours of Thursday - the Irish Ship To Gaza, MV Saoirse, has been SABOTAGED, presumably by agents of Israel. The damage is extensive, and indeed, if it had gone undetected apparently may have been l?fe-threaten?ng if the ship had been at sea.
(CNN) -- A federal appeals court in Cincinnati on Wednesday ruled in favor of the Obama administration and Congress, finding a key provision in last year's sweeping health care reform bill constitutional.
The "individual mandate" requiring nearly all Americans purchase health insurance by 2014 or face financial penalties -- was challenged in federal courts by a large number of individuals and groups, saying people should not be forced to purchase a product like health insurance. The… Continue
Added by truth on June 29, 2011 at 3:05pm —
Date: Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 8:04am EDT
A bill passed by the Ohio House of Representatives would be the strictest anti-abortion law in the country.
Legislation that would ban abortions in Ohio after the first fetal heartbeat is detected is one step closer to becoming law after winning approval in the House of Representatives Tuesday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The House voted 54-43 to pass the legislation, which could ban… Continue
Added by truth on June 29, 2011 at 3:00pm —
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s bid to avert the euro region’s first sovereign default will culminate today with a budget vote in a Parliament besieged by protesters amid a wave of national strikes.
Papandreou may scrape through approval by quelling dissent from the 155 votes he commands in the 300-seat…
Unique in their beliefs, motivations and strategies, explore the lives of four families preparing for the end of the world as we know it. From bunkers to fortified off-the-grid locations, these doomsday preppers will go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of life’s uncertainties. And with our expert’s assessment, they will find out their chances of survival if their worst fears became a…
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Gary Foster, a former Citigroup executive, was arrested Monday on charges he embezzled more than $19 million from the bank.
According to a criminal complaint unsealed in New York, Foster allegedly transferred millions of dollars from various Citigroup accounts into his personal account at JPMorgan Chase on eight separate occasions between May 2009 and December 2010.
Foster, 35, is also accused of using fraudulent contracts and deal numbers to mask… Continue
Added by truth on June 27, 2011 at 2:37pm —
A wildfire is burning out of control just one mile from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the nation's top national security research facilities where many hazardous and radioactive materials are housed.
Winds appear to be keeping the flames from the critical New Mexico…
WASHINGTON/BOSTON (Reuters) – Computer hackers who previously broke into a U.S. Senate server and brought down the CIA web site struck an Arizona police web site on Thursday, releasing dozens of internal documents over the Internet.
Lulz Security, saying it opposed a tough anti-immigration law in Arizona, said it was releasing documents that related to border control and other law enforcement activities. Its headline was "Chinga La Migra," Spanish for a more profane way of saying… Continue
The United States said Thursday it was ready to provide hardware to modernize the military of the Philippines, which vowed to "stand up to aggressive action" amid rising tension at sea with China.
Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario, on a visit to Washington, said the Philippines hoped to lease equipment to upgrade its aged fleet and called for the allies to revamp their relationship in light of the friction with China.
"We are determined and committed to supporting the… Continue
Added by truth on June 24, 2011 at 12:28pm —