Officials in the City of Angels are attempting to reach an agreement with the Occupy protesters that have been camped in front of their city hall for the past several weeks: Leave and we’ll provide you with office space and farmland.
Congress recently blocked a $322 million measure that would have created a new Federal bureaucracy to make long-term climate forecasts similar to the short-term forecasts provided by the National Weather Service.
A study recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine shows that about 40 percent of seniors who are in the care of a home-health agency are taking prescription medications that may be dangerous to their health.
Over the past year, the growing computer surveillance industry has made great strides in creating software that may encourage computer users to unknowingly install surveillance viruses on their personal machines.
The CNN GOP Presidential national security debate on Nov. 22 gave the eight Republican candidates an opportunity to face off on issues including The Patriot Act, foreign policy, homeland security and the War on Terror.
Pakistani officials, who recently have grown tired of American military influence in their region, have begun preliminary peace talks with members of the Taliban, according to reports. A Pakistani Taliban spokesman told the AP that the group has demanded the Pakistani government cut ties with the United States if it wants to make peace with the militants.
The Administration of President Barack Obama announced earlier in the week that the United States will team with Britain and Canada in enacting tough economic sanctions in an effort to pressure Tehran to halt its suspected nuclear weapons program.
The New York Police Department’s anti-terrorism unit arrested an alleged terrorist on Saturday. Police say he had planned to bomb police departments, post offices and returning U.S. soldiers near the city. The suspect, 27-year-old Jose Pimentel, is described as an al-Qaida sympathizer who had a fascination with Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.
Many supercommittee members spent Sunday making rounds on political talk shows to blame their colleagues on the other side of the aisle for their failure and promising that the automatic spending cuts that will be implemented in 2013 will be monitored closely.
Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan said on Monday that the global economic outlook looks extremely grim, and that China will seek to bolster its own economy as the rest of the world lags behind. He believes an “unbalanced” global recovery is the best way to approach the global financial crises and his country is looking to invest 10 trillion yuan ($1.7 trillion) to spark its own economic growth.