(multimedia) Will this agreement take away Americans rights? The UN seeks regulation of gun sales on an international level, and the ideology is supported by the Obama administration.
Egypt’s new government is sparking growing outrage in the U.S. for its attempts to win the release of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind cleric behind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. In Cairo, President-elect Mohamed Morsi proclaimed to hundreds of thousands of supporters in Tahir Square on Friday that he will gain the release of Rahman, who… Read more →
(CNN) – Our electronic gadgets make life easier in a lot of ways. But when power sources falter, as they did for nearly 2 million people in the Eastern United States this weekend after massive storms hit, digital communication tools can become useless at a crucial time. Whether the problem is losing the ability to talk and text on a cellphone or suddenly… Read more →
NEW YORK – Of all the serious problems facing New York City’s public schools – low test scores, chronic budget deficits,predatory teachers, a self-serving teachers union – you’d think city officials would welcome a divine influence in their school buildings, if only on the weekends. You’d be wrong. The New York Times reports that city officials have spent nearly 20 years… Read more →
(multimedia) State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said Tuesday that reports of ballistic missiles being test firing in Iran is not a ‘positive development.’ Nuland says that Iran continues to violate United Nations security council obligations.
(multimedia) The United States has reportedly bolstered its air and naval presence in the Persian Gulf as Iran is in the middle of a three day series of missile tests aimed at mock foreign bases. The buildup is to strengthen the US’ position at the Strait of Hormuz, a key world oil route that Iran has threatened to block amid… Read more →
(multimedia) The brightest planets in the solar system are converging for a beautiful sunrise sky show in early July.
(CBS/AP) PARIS – French investigators searched former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s home and office on Tuesday as part of a probe into suspected illegal financing of his 2007 presidential campaign by the L’Oreal cosmetics heiress, Sarkozy’s lawyer confirmed to CBS News. The searches happened while the former president was on vacation in Canada, the lawyer, Thierry Herzog, said. Potential legal troubles… Read more →
The Mexican government has declared a national animal health emergency in the wake of a new outbreak of bird flu that has affected some 1.7 million fowl, leaving around 870,000 dead. “We have activated a national animal health emergency with the goal of diagnosing, preventing, controlling and eradicating the Type A, sub-type H7N3 bird flu virus,” the country’s agriculture ministry… Read more →
(Reuters) – More than 2,000 temperature records have been matched or broken in the past week as a brutal heat wave baked much of the United States, and June saw more than 3,200 records topped, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Monday. From June 25 to July 1, some 2,171 record temperatures were either broken or matched, the… Read more →