Joe Gordon sentenced for posting excerpts of a locally banned biography of King Bhumibol on the internet. A US citizen has been jailed for two and a half years by Thai authorities for translating excerpts of a locally banned biography of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and posting them online. Joe Gordon,Â aÂ Colorado resident who was born in […]
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta often reports from areas where tragedy has struck and hope, even in normal times, can be hard to come by. Knowing he will eventually leave can bring guilt and heartache, he says. This post was submitted by CNN / IM.
Rights activists accuse security personnel of killings, but government blames independence movement. A series of unsolved murders on the private property of one of the world’s biggest gold and copper mines in Indonesia’s far east has left nine people dead since September. Government authoritiesÂ blame fighters belonging to anÂ armed Papua independence movement for the killings, but […]
President Obama in his remarks at Osawatomie High School in Osawatomie, Kansas said, this is not just another political debate. This is the defining issue of our time. This is a make-or-break moment for the middle class, and for all those who are fighting to get into the middle class. Because what’s at stake is […]
NEW YORK — Citigroup will lay off roughly 4,500 employees over the next few months, CEO Vikram Pandit said Tuesday, as Wall Street continues to bleed jobs amid tough economic times. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Financial Services Conference in New York on Tuesday afternoon, Pandit said the cuts would come over the next few […]
Her Majesty’s Secret Service is going high tech and is looking for the UK’s best computer hackers to lead the way. This post was submitted by CNN/ IM.
A NASA team has found a small planet best positioned to have liquid water but has yet to determine whether it is solid. The most Earth-like planet ever discovered is circling a star 600 light years away, a key finding in an ongoing quest to learn if life exists beyond Earth, scientists have said. The […]
A rogue surgeon injects stem cells from a fetus into a sick man’s brain. The cells morph and form body parts. When the man dies, the pathologist finds cartilage, skin and bone clumped in his brain. The scene is not from a horror movie; it happened to Max Truex, a former Olympic runner who suffered […]
Editor’s Update:Â In the hours since we first reported this story, there have beenÂ significant developments. The University Council at the University of Georgia voted to pass a resolution which opposes the Board of Regents policy passed last fall. The policy forbids undocumented students from attending five of its top public universities. It’s a symbolic win for […]
New invention uses a fifth of wood and other natural materials normally consumed to cook a meal. Thousands of Indonesians are making their own contribution in the fight against climate change by cooking with a type of stove that does not use kerosene or gas. The inventor saysÂ the biomass stove, being cheap and easy to […]
First Lady Michelle Obama welcomes military families for a first peek at the White House holiday decorations. This post was submitted by The White House / IM.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s “Jetman” and this time he’s flying alongside real jets. This post was submitted by CNN/ IM.
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama received the official White House Christmas tree. The tree, a 19-foot balsam fir, arrived in a horse-drawn carriage and will be displayed in the Blue Room of the White House. It will be decorated in honor of military families. This year’s tree came from Schroeder’s Forevergreens in Wisconsin, a member […]
Chinese state media say a planned naval exercise that is causing concern in Japan is not related to recent maritime tensions in the Pacific region. Japan’s defense ministry reported Wednesday that six Chinese naval vessels have crossed between two of its islands into the western Pacific Ocean. The NHK television network said one of the […]
Photo: Reuters A general view of Filettino, Italy, a small town 70 km east of Rome that is trying to go independent and mint its own money in protest against government austerity cuts, August 2011. (file photo) Italy’s tough austerity drive includes plans to force local authorities to merge, in a bid to rein in […]
Hopes were dashed this week for bold congressional action to slow the growth of America’s $15 trillion national debt. A special bipartisan committee failed to agree on ways to trim the deficit by $1.2 trillion. But if Congress has shown itself incapable of boldly addressing the U.S. fiscal woes, consider this: current law, if unchanged, […]