|Posts on Regator:||5224|
|Posts / Week:||42.9|
|Archived Since:||August 8, 2011|
If you’re looking to enroll in a government-supported health insurance program, your chances are better if you live in one of the 16 states or the District of Columbia which opted to run their own. So says DC Health Benefit Exchange Executive Director Mila Kofman. Speaking at a health reform forum in the district, Kofman [...]
She wants him home, preferably in time for Thanksgiving. The wife of 85-year-old Korean War veteran Merrill Newman, grabbed by security forces while on a “trip of a lifetime” to North Korea, publicly pleading for his release. Newman’s incarceration also catching the attention of Secretary of State John Kerry who says this is just the [...]
The ACLU is arguing before a federal judge in New York that the NSA’s data collection policies violate the Constitution. The civil rights organization believes the Fourth Amendment protects Americans against the NSA policies. And says the NSA is overreaching authority granted by the Patriot Act. Photo: passamaquoddy eagle
Officials at Princeton University report an eight case of meningitis. A university spokeswoman says the latest victim is a student who has been hospitalized. It’s not immediately known if the strain is the same as the one that infected six other students and a visitor. In those cases, the patients were struck with a rare [...]
The city of New York had hoped that a federal appeals court would toss out the rulings of a lower court judge which found the city’s controversial stop and frisk policies are racially discriminatory. The current city administration arguing that since the judge was tossed from the case, so should her rulings. But a federal [...]
She promised to do it. And she lived up to the promise. French weather presenter Doria Tillier had pledged to do the weather naked if France qualified for the World Cup. Well, they did. And so did she. But guys, don’t get too excited. It’s a long shot as she tromps through a field sans [...]
They made him wear a locked bicycle chain around his neck. Put racially offensive photos and slogans on the walls. Even hung a white board with the “n” word scrawled. And called him racial names. These are three white guys. All students at San Jose State University. Their target: their black roommate. The university president [...]
It’s about to become legal to have pot in Colorado. But that didn’t stop the DEA and IRS from raiding an as yet undisclosed number of medical marijuana dispensing and growing facilities in the state. Photo: Snap Man.
Officials now say 45 people are dead in the collapse of a supermarket in the Latvian capital, Riga. Thirty-five people were injured. Among the dead: three firefighters.
Cyclone Helen is now ashore in Andhra Pradesh, India. Some 400,000 people were evacuated from its path. Officials say flooding is greatest concern.
TRNS – Today marks 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was killed by a gunman in Dallas. President Obama will meet or teleconference privately at the White House with leaders and volunteers from the Peace Corps program Kennedy established. Flags are lowered across the U.S. today as the anniversary is commemorated. Photo: Tim Evanson
By DAVID SLOAN Fifty years ago, when President John F. Kennedy died, this country lost an inspiration. Some may point to what they were doing at the time, but most of us felt a deep loss that has never left our souls. President Kennedy gave hope to a generation born after the Second World War. [...]
ISRAEL TODAY - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is determined to prevent Iran from fielding nuclear weapons, but warned in an interview with German newspaper Bild that the Islamic Republic already possesses enough low-enriched uranium for five atomic bombs. From the moment it decides to do so, Iran would need only weeks to further enrich that uranium to weapons-grade [...]
She had just left a friend she was having dinner with when New York Democratic Congresswoman Grace Ming was attacked, beaten and robbed in Washington’s SE, her Gucci bag stolen. She was unable to give much information to police but says while the attack was frightening, “I fortunately was not seriously injured.”
Ninety days of residential drug rehab. Random drug testing. Both in volatile singer Chris Brown’s future. Ordered by a Los Angeles judge after Brown was kicked out of an anger management program for losing his temper. Photo: Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer
Police and demonstrators are clashing again in Cairo. Cops have been firing tear gas to disperse the crowd. At least one building is reportedly on fire.
Gov. Pat Quinn’s signature on this legislation makes Illinois the latest state to legalize gay marriage.
Today, Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), senior Democrat on the House Rules Committee, introduced a resolution that would prevent Congress from adjourning unless the House passes a budget by December 13. When Congress finally reached an agreement to reopen the government in October after a 16-day shutdown, a bicameral budget conference committee was formed to [...]
Ah yes. She IS the material girl. According to Forbes, Madonna earned $125 million from June 2012 to May 2013. So she hasn’t been unseated by Lady Gaga in that category, at least not yet. Gaga brought in $80 million during the same period, Forbes says. Madonna’s earnings spurred by her sold-out MDMA Tour. [...]
AAA projects 43.4 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a decrease of 1.5 percent from the 44 million people who traveled last year. This decrease falls just shy of last Thanksgiving’s four-year peak since the recession-driven declines in 2008-2009 when Thanksgiving travel fell by 25 percent. [...]