Quantcast
Home » Archives » Latest Headlines (Page 1315)

Republican: Focus on Clinton distract from bipartisan Benghazi scandal

A libertarian-leaning Republican in Congress warned Tuesday that the focus on the Obama administration’s role in the Benghazi tragedy was distracting people from the bigger “bipartisan scandal” behind the incident. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan tweeted: #Benghazi & #NSA controversies are 2 sides of same coin. IMO, focus on Obama/Clinton…

Gay rights group files complaint against Twitter for allowing ‘a homophobic atmosphere’

A group fighting homophobia has filed a complaint against Twitter for incitement to hatred following a stream of anti-gay tweets on its French site at the weekend, a lawyer told AFP Tuesday. The IDAHO Committee’s French branch lodged a complaint in Paris after tweets appeared on Saturday and Sunday with…

Brazil tells John Kerry: NSA spying creates mistrust

Brazil warned US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday that failure to resolve the row over Washington’s electronic spying could sow mistrust between the countries. Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota told a press conference after talks with Kerry that revelations about the vast US global surveillance network posed a “new…

Hospital technician pleads guilty to leaving dirty needles after feeding his painkiller addiction

BOSTON (Reuters) – A former hospital technician in New Hampshire who caused patients as old as 80 to become infected with hepatitis pleaded guilty to leaving dirty syringes for hospital use after he injected himself with stolen painkiller. The technician, David Kwiatkowski, had previously admitted to knowing that he was…

Newark, New Jersey introduces transparent ‘stop and frisk’ policy as alternative to New York City’s

By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) – Police in the city of Newark, New Jersey, have enacted new, highly transparent “stop and frisk” procedures that civil libertarians have called a model for the country and an alternative to the New York City policy rejected by a U.S. judge. New Jersey’s…

Federal court orders nuclear agency to decide on Nevada Yucca Mountain waste dump

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal appeals court said on Tuesday that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission can no longer delay a decision on whether to issue a permit for the long-stalled nuclear waste project at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. On a 2-1 vote, a three-judge panel of…

‘Safe’ sugar levels in humans are toxic to mice

Sugar is toxic for mice in dosages that in humans would equal a “safe” diet that includes three cans of soda per day, scientists said Tuesday. Mice fed a diet in which sugar contributed a quarter of their daily calories did not become obese or ill, yet died younger and…

Oil and gas drillers rob elderly of royalties they owe retired landowners

By Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica Don Feusner ran dairy cattle on his 370-acre slice of northern Pennsylvania until he could no longer turn a profit by farming. Then, at age 60, he sold all but a few Angus and aimed for a comfortable retirement on money from drilling his land for…

Russian police arrest doctor over stealing heroin from drug mule’s stomach

Russian police on Tuesday said they had arrested a Siberian surgeon on suspicion of stealing heroin that he had extracted from the stomach of a drug mule. The surgeon at a hospital in the town of Bogotolsk was high on drugs when he was arrested, the police for the Siberian…

Google+