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At Least 10 Dead In Pakistan Violence

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Separate incidents of violence Thursday claimed the lives of at least 10 people in Pakistan, authorities said. In the first, which occurred near a police station in Lakki Marwat district in the northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, a suicide bomber driving a vehicle killed at least three people and injured 15 […]

Government Facilitating High Food Prices

Inflation-driven rising food prices, consumers with less discretionary income and alternatives to the hormone- and antibiotic-laden chickens found in grocery stores have caused a drop in the demand for store-bought chicken. Rather than let Big Chicken deal with the fact that it erred by raising production 4 percent as demand was decreasing, the United States Department of Agriculture (read the American taxpayer), is bailing out chicken producers to the tune of $40 million.

Obama’s Proposed Regulations Could Cost Country Billions

President Barack Obama and Republican lawmakers are squaring off over proposed regulations put forward by the Commander in Chief. A letter was sent by the Obama Administration to Representative John Boehner (R-Ohio) that detailed seven regulations that the President thought should be implemented in the coming months.

Feds Take Woman’s Lemon Tree

A Wisconsin woman says she’s more than a little sour now that the U.S. government has forced her to turn over her lemon tree on the grounds that it could spread disease. Bridget Donovan bought the tree online for $70 nearly three years ago and planted it in the yard of her Waukesha home.

Gut Viruses Highly Influenced By Diet

The medical community remains unsure how the host of viruses present in the human gut contributes to health and disease, but recent research suggests that diet has a lot to do with viral populations in the intestine.

Partisan Battle Over Effectiveness Of FEMA Rages On

Several influential members of both parties have defended or attacked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as Washington debated the necessity of the organization.

Two Journalists Killed In Mexico City

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 2 (UPI) — The bodies of two reporters were discovered Thursday behind a Mexico City cemetery, prosecutors said. The Mexico City justice department said both women’s clothes had been stripped off and their hands and feet were tied, the Los Angeles Times reported. They were identified as Ana Marcela Yarce Viveros, one […]

Maoists Hand Over Keys To Weapons Boxes

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Nepal’s Maoists, with the election of their leader as prime minister, handed over keys to their weapons containers to a peace process monitoring committee. The steps by the United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) follow this week’s parliamentary election of their vice chairman, Baburam Bhattarai, as prime minister. The […]

Hackers Create Fraudulent Certificates

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Hackers may have been able to obtain more than 200 fraudulent digital certificates from the Netherlands company DigiNotar, a security expert says. Hans Van de Looy, founder of Madison Gurka, a computer security firm, said he received the information from a confidential source, Computerworld reported. He said the security […]

Lawyers: ICC Should Drop Kenyan Case

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Lawyers for three Kenyan leaders told the International Criminal Court Thursday that violence after last year’s presidential race was unplanned. At a hearing in The Hague, they said Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the prosecutor, has failed to produce evidence that former Higher Education Minister William Ruto, former Industrialization Minister Henry […]

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