Quantcast
Home » 2013 (Page 1317)

Solar-powered plane off to good start on its first cross-continental trip

A solar airplane took off Friday from California on its first attempt at a cross-country trip across the United States. “Solar Impulse has successfully taken off from Moffett Air Field,” a traffic control operator said as the plane left the runway in the morning sunrise, describing it as a “perfect…

WATCH LIVE: Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum and Rick Perry address NRA Leadership Forum

Watch live as conservative lawmakers past and present address attendees at the NRA’s annual leadership forum, courtesy of NBC News:…

Reporters Without Borders give dictators the finger

In honor of Friday’s World Press Freedom Day, the non-governmental organization Reporters sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders) launched a campaign depicting world-famous dictators giving everyone the finger, or the international equivalent thereof. Agence France Press interviewed the group’s leader, Christophe Deloire, who said that that they want to show how…

Oklahoma man arrested in 21-year-old multiple murder case

Officials in Oklahoma have made an arrest in connection with a triple murder case dating back to 1992. According to the Associated Press, Grover J. Prewitt Jr., 60, of Bristow, Oklahoma was arrested Thursday as an accessory after the fact in the murders of Wendy Camp, 23; her daughter Cynthia…

JP Morgan Chase faces regulatory action over energy price manipulation in California, Michigan

JP Morgan Chase faces federal regulatory action over a scheme which manipulated energy prices in two US states, the New York Times reported Friday. The Times said it had seen a 70-page government document which indicated staff from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission intended to recommend action over the bank’s…

Iowa Supreme Court rules same sex parents must both be listed on birth certificates

The Iowa Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Friday that the state must list both same sex parents on a child’s birth certificate, saying that not doing so violated the state’s constitutional right to equal protection under the law, according to the Associated Press. The court took on the case of…

Arizona 3-year-old fatally shoots himself in face with meth grandma’s gun

A judge in Arizona on Thursday order a 35-year-old grandmother held in lieu of $500,000 bond after she was charged in the death of her 3-year-old grandson, who allegedly shot himself in the face with her handgun. In a court appearance on Thursday, Yuma Justice of the Peace Greg Stewart…

Lindsay Lohan violates probation by ditching rehab behind prosecutors’ backs

Troubled US actress Lindsay Lohan faces fresh legal problems after failing to check into a California rehab center for 90 days of court-ordered treatment, reports said Friday. Santa Monica City Prosecutor Terry White was quoted by local media as saying that Lohan was in violation of her probation after spending…

Israel steamed after Google starts using the word ‘Palestine’ across its products

Israel on Friday questioned Internet giant Google’s decision to replace the term “Palestinian Territories” with “Palestine” on the Palestinian www.google.ps page, after last year’s UN decision to award Palestine observer status. “This change raises questions about the reasons behind this surprising involvement of what is basically a private Internet company…

Fox News guest: Obama ‘encouraging’ statutory rape by supporting birth control

Republican strategist Brad Blakeman on Friday said that President Barack Obama was complicit in encouraging criminal activity because he supported contraception for young women. Last month, a federal judge ordered the Obama administration to make emergency contraception available to girls as young as 15 without a prescription. The Justice Department…

Google+