Quantcast
Home » 2013 (Page 650)

Woman accused of beating son for being gay could face hate crime charges

A mother in rural North Carolina could face hate crime charges after attacking her son and ordering her other son to attack him for being gay. According to Wilmington, NC’s NBC Channel 6, Mary Gowans has been charged with misdemeanor child abuse as prosecutors mull whether she should be charged…

BP accuses Louisiana leaders of ‘political grandstanding’ over Deepwater Horizon disaster

Oil company and US state embroiled in war of words over the clean-up operations after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster BP and one of the US Gulf states most affected by pollution from the Deepwater Horizon blowout in 2010 have become embroiled in an acrimonious slanging match over the oil…

Maddow on LGBT rights: ‘Thanks for nothing, Bill Clinton’

Thursday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow marveled at the changes in federal policy on same sex marriage and toward states that are legalizing marijuana. She said that the new laws are so significantly different from the norm that the situation is like “cats chasing dogs, like…

Russia to deploy ‘star wars’ defense system in 2017: report

Russia’s defence ministry plans to deploy in 2017 a sophisticated new air missile defence system that can hit targets in space, a senior ministry source told Russian news agencies on Friday. “The promising S-500 air defence missile system is at the development stage. It’s planned to be deployed in 2017,”…

France backs action on Syria as U.S. seeks coalition, says strike possible by Wednesday

French President Francois Hollande gave a boost Friday to US hopes of forging an international coalition for possible strikes against Syria after British lawmakers rejected any involvement in military action. The White House had signalled Thursday that President Barack Obama, guided by the “best interests” of the United States, was…

Irish Nobel literature laureate Seamus Heaney dead at 74

Seamus Heaney, who has died aged 74, was widely regarded as the greatest Irish poet since William Butler Yeats, who like Heaney was a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Born and raised in Northern Ireland, Heaney was renowned for his mastery of Irish and Gaelic sources, as well…

Massive solar drone could remain in flight for five years

Huge Solar Plane Could Fly For Five Years (via Clean Technica) A solar-powered high-altitude drone made by Titan Aerospace is intended to be able to remain in flight for about five years. When manufactured, it would have 3,000 solar panels producing about 7 kW of electricity and would be above…

Evangelist adorns ‘Biblical Principles of Child Discipline’ book with ‘Modern Family’ image he found via Google

Maybe it’s because I’ve had to learn how to find Creative Commons images for use in posts, but I always thought that the outrage over Google image searches was silly. I mean, I get that there is such a thing as copyright, but when Germany can’t recognize…  …

James Clapper says Feds will start releasing ‘some’ FISA and NSA metadata

We were just mocking the government’s position that it cannot reveal the “metadata” on the numbers of FISA orders (and the number of people impacted) when those same people insist that we shouldn’t worry about many NSA surveillance programs since they…  …

Bloomberg loves security cameras –until NYPD officers are ordered to wear them

Lawyer representing the city of New York have filed a request for a stay of Judge Scheindlin’s decision and court order pending appeal. Scheindlin found components of the NYPD’s stop and frisk unconstitutional in her decision and ordered several remedies…  …

Google+