THE HAGUE, Netherlands (UPI) — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and United Nations Joint Mission announced that the Syrian government is nearing the goal of removing and destroying its chemical weapons by April 27. As of April 19, “the Syrian Arab Republic has removed or destroyed in-country approximately 80 percent of its […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the Department of Justice will be releasing new clemency criteria guidelines aimed at potentially releasing thousands of nonviolent drug offenders convicted of using crack cocaine. “The White House has indicated it wants to consider additional clemency applications to restore a degree of justice, fairness and […]
SANAA, Yemen (UPI) — A “massive and unprecedented” military operation targeting al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is underway in Yemen, according to an unnamed Yemeni official. A senior Yemeni government official spoke to CNN about the ongoing operation. At least 65 suspected militants were killed since Saturday in the provinces of Abyan, al-Bayda, and Shabwa. […]
MOSCOW (UPI) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused Ukraine of violating the peace accords agreed upon last week in Geneva between Russia and Ukraine. “The most important thing now is to prevent any kind of violence. This is the first point of the Geneva agreement, the first demand to all those confronting each other […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sought the advice of former Justice John Paul Stevens on the timing of her retirement. “I said she doesn’t need my advice. She really doesn’t,” said Stevens on when Ginsburg should retire. Ginsburg has made no move to retire despite pressure from liberals who worry if […]
NEW YORK (UPI) — Some of Jeb Bush’s business activities since he left office as Florida Governor in 2007 could cause him problems in a Presidential campaign, The New York Times reports. In a front-page story Monday, The Times detailed Bush’s activities as an adviser to Lehman Brothers while the bank was sliding into bankruptcy […]
The Nation’s attention has for the past few weeks been riveted by a standoff in Nevada between armed Federal agents and the Bundys, a ranching family who believe the Federal government is exceeding its authority by accessing “fees” against ranchers who graze cattle on government lands. Outrage over the government’s use of armed agents to […]
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
The paleo diet didn’t solve all of my physical problems. But it melted pounds effortlessly and made my chronic pain back off. Perhaps going on the paleo diet could do the same for you.
Among the many Federal agencies that have cumulatively awarded nearly half a million dollars’ worth of contracts to a California-based license plate tracking and cataloging vendor over the past few years, the Internal Revenue Service’s reported $1,188 investment might seem comparatively insignificant. It’s not.