Quantcast
Home » Archives » Latest Headlines (Page 2108)

Harris-Perry guest: Federal control of state exchanges best for individuals

Melissa Harris-Perry on her MSNBC show Sunday discussed the future of state health insurance exchanges, and some panelists argued that ceding control of the exchanges to the federal government — which many states with governors or legislatures which oppose the Affordable Care Act are likely to do — could result…

Beloved Yellowstone wolf shot dead by hunters

A wolf beloved by visitors and tracked by scientists at Yellowstone national park has been shot dead by hunters, reigniting debate over the targeting of the animal. The alpha female, known as 832F and described by wildlife enthusiasts as a “rock star” due to her popularity, was found dead on…

Colo. students arrested after serving pot brownies to classmates, professor

Two students from the University of Colorado have been arrested after serving pot brownies to classmates and a professor on Dec. 7, reported the Associated Press. The history professor reportedly became dizzy and complained of losing consciousness, according to university spokesperson Ryan Huff, reported the Daily Camera. One student’s mother…

Spree of Porsche headlight thefts blamed on cannabis growers

One would expect the high-power headlights of luxury car brand Porsche to be pretty good at startling deer and blinding other drivers. But according to rumours circulating in Amsterdam, their high-intensity discharge (HID) xenon lamps are good for cultivating cannabis too. At the last count, 35 sets of headlights have…

Gingrich: Today’s GOP ‘incapable of competing’ against 2016 Clinton bid

On this morning’s “Meet the Press” on NBC, former House speaker Newt Gingrich claimed that Republicans would have a steep, if not impossible, 2016 race if Hillary Clinton decides to run for president. “If their competitor in ’16 is going to be Hillary Clinton, supported by Bill Clinton and presumably,…

Man throws paint at Polish ‘miracle’ Virgin Mary icon

Polish police detained a 58-year-old man Sunday after he threw vials of black paint at the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, an ancient Catholic icon of the Virgin Mary believed to work miracles. A protective pane of glass over the painted protected it from any damage, local police spokeswoman Joanna Lazar…

Washington state kicks off day of same sex marriages with midnight ceremonies

Towns and cities across Washington awoke to the sound of wedding bells Sunday morning as hundreds of same-sex couples prepared to tie the knot on the first day they were legally allowed to marry in the state. Some 140 gay and lesbian weddings were scheduled at Seattle City Hall; meanwhile…

IMF chief Christine Lagarde warns U.S. of worldwide effects of fiscal cliff

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has warned the US it has the potential to be its “own worst enemy” over the fragile economic recovery and that failure to reach a comprehensive settlement over the fiscal cliff could see growth plummet to zero. In forthright comments over the impending fiscal…

States rebel against ‘Obamacare’ Medicaid expansion that reduces number of uninsured Americans by 48 percent

Obama's Medicaid expansion: How many states are likely to rebel? What states will participate in Obamacare’s expansion of the Medicaid program? The answer to that will have a profound effect on national and state health-care budgets and the number of uninsured US residents for years to come. The president’s signature…

President backs down in Egypt crisis after army ultimatum

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi backed down in a political crisis marked by weeks of street protests, after the powerful army gave an ultimatum to him and the opposition to hold talks. But the initial signs were that his concession would not satisfy an increasingly fierce opposition. The Islamist leader annulled…

Google+