Libyan officials have declared an immediate ceasefire following a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a no-fly zone over the embattled country.
With nuclear fallout from the damaged Japanese nuclear reactors reaching the West Coast of the United States, many are wondering what steps they can take to protect themselves.
Sources have confirmed that very low levels of radiation have been detected on the United States’ west coast. It is believed that the particles are from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was severely damaged by the recent tsunami.
An Oregon school bus driver was fired earlier this month because he refused to remove a Confederate flag from the back of his pickup truck. On March 17, he filed a lawsuit against his former employer claiming that the termination is a violation of his free speech rights.
The House of Representatives has approved a three-week spending extension that would fund the Federal government through mid-April. The Senate and President Barack Obama must pass a budget by March 19 in order to avoid a government shutdown.
The United States military has blocked its personnel from accessing popular websites such as YouTube and ESPN in an effort to bolster the recovery efforts in Japan.
Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) has called on the United Nations to implement a no-fly zone over Libya, while several key Republican lawmakers have criticized President Barack Obama for his cautious approach to the conflict in northern Africa.
Researchers at the University of Cambridge (UC) have conducted a study which shows how a mother’s diet during pregnancy may affect her child’s health later in life.
Officials have ordered 140,000 people in northeastern Japan to remain indoors after it was discovered that dangerous levels of radiation had leaked from a damaged nuclear power plant.
Research that was recently published in the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences suggests that senior citizens with active social lives may improve their chances of staying strong and mobile as they age.