Researchers have noted an increase in protection against cardiovascular disease when a little more than one traditional English pint of beer containing about 5 percent alcohol is consumed daily. The findings are similar to what was already known about wine: Drinking about two glasses per day for men or one for women reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by up to 31 percent.
When asked about the recent events in Libya that led to the rebel overthrow of that country’s longtime dictator, Moammar Gadhafi, Herman Cain took a long pause before asking the reporter to clarify exactly what was being discussed. He said that he was having a hard time focusing on the question because he had too many things “twirling around” in his head.
Occupy Wall Street protesters are calling for a “day of mass action” to occur on Thursday after police raided camps in a number of cities including Oakland, Calif., and New York early this week. Police in riot gear in New York cleared Zuccotti Park in a pre-dawn raid on Tuesday, arresting about 200 protesters and tearing down tents and structures.
The Supreme Court of the United States agreed to take on three separate cases challenging the Constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul. The discussion is to be segmented to address challenges to the legislation separately.
The anti-Muslim extremist accused of killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage in Norway on July 22 had his first public hearing on Monday. Reporters and spectators, including survivors of the rampage, packed the courtroom to hear Anders Behring Breivik’s first public confession.
Saturday’s CBS/National Journal Republican Presidential primary debate in South Carolina has caused uproar among many Ron Paul supporters. They say the trending mainstream media ignorance of the candidate has become more obvious than ever.
If sunspots are aimed toward Earth excess energy can be poured into the atmosphere causing magnetic storms that create aurorae like the Northern lights. The storms could also have a devastating impact on power grids and disrupt worldwide communication devices.
Senator Rand Paul questioned the American Lung Association’s suggestion that pollution is behind a rise in asthma and said the $5 million in funding it takes from the Environmental Protection Agency each year might be influencing the results of its studies.
Law enforcement officials dealt with two fatal shootings at Occupy camps in separate cities last week. One occurred in Burlington, Vt. The other one was in Oakland, Calif.
On Thursday, the Senate rejected a bill that would repeal the Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality rules. The measure passed the House in April, but failed in the Senate on a vote of 52-46. It needed 51 votes to pass and was not subject to a filibuster.