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.
President Barack Obama has a full plate of crises this week, including fallout from an earthquake and tsunami in Japan, a violent conflict in Libya and a budget standoff on Capitol Hill.
Fears of widespread radiation exposure in Japan have sparked a political debate about the future of nuclear energy production in the United States.
The international community has shifted its attention to Japan in the wake of last week’s historic earthquake and tsunami. As of March 14, media reports revealed that the death toll was expected to exceed 10,000 people.
State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley has resigned following controversial comments he made last week about the Pentagon.