The debate over the national deficit and debt limit has brought to the forefront a fundamental split in American political ideologies: What is the proper role of the Federal government in the lives of citizens?
A new study reported in the peer-reviewed journal Remote Sensing examines satellite data from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which show that, from the years 2000 through 2011, the Earth’s atmosphere released much more heat than previously predicted by computer models.
EDINBURGH, Scotland, July 29 (UPI) — The Scottish capital is bracing for its own royal wedding between Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, and Mike Tindall, a rugby player. While the wedding Saturday is to be more modest than Prince William’s lavish affair at Westminster Abbey, the guest list includes Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip […]
LAHORE, Pakistan, July 29 (UPI) — India and Pakistan need uninterrupted, constructive dialogue to resolve their issues and normalize ties, Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said. Khar, who at 33 recently became Pakistan’s first female and youngest foreign minister, spoke to reporters in Lahore after her meeting in New Delhi with India’s External Affairs […]
ATLANTA, July 29 (UPI) — Human immunodeficiency virus type-2, is related to but distinct from the well-characterized AIDS retrovirus, HIV type 1, U.S. officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report says HIV-2 surveillance shows reported cases of HIV-2 remain rare in the United States — an average of […]
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, July 29 (UPI) — The Pakistani military is on the “same page” with the government to repair the ruptured Pakistan-U.S. relationship, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani said. “There are some misunderstandings with the U.S. and we are ready to resolve them,” Gilani said Thursday while inaugurating a photo exhibition in Islamabad, Dawn […]
CHICAGO, July 29 (UPI) — A union representing housekeepers at the Park Hyatt in Chicago says the hotel used heat lamps as a weapon against protesters. Unite Here Local 1 said a complaint against Hyatt Corp. has been filed with the National Labor Relations Board, the Chicago Tribune reported. The alleged incident took place July […]
ATLANTA, July 29 (UPI) — About 6,000 people got emergency room care during the past decade for heat illness suffered during a sport or recreational activity, U.S. health officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report says men accounted for three-quarters of the cases and people age 15-19 accounted […]
TOKYO, July 28 (UPI) — The Japanese government has banned shipments of beef cattle from another prefecture in the country’s nuclear crisis-hit northeast region. The decision to widen the ban to cover Miyagi Prefecture was taken after elevated radioactive cesium over the government safety limit was detected in some cattle from that prefecture, Japan Times […]
NICOSIA, Cyprus, July 28 (UPI) — The Cabinet of Cyprus resigned Thursday at the request of the president, who cited a deadly munitions blast and a down economy as reasons for the overhaul. A spokesman for President Dimitris Christofias announced the resignations, Voice of America reported. Stefanos Stefanou said Christofias asked the 11 Cabinet members […]