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US, British Forces Close Last Afghanistan Bases

US, British Forces Close Last Afghanistan Bases

British and U.S. soldiers have formally marked the end of combat operations in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province by handing control of the country's largest military base to Afghan forces. The British flag was lowered Sunday in a ceremony at Camp Bastion, while the American flag came down for a final time at the adjacent Camp […]

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Lockheed's Fusion Reactor Plan Draws Skepticism

FILE - An experimental nuclear fusion reactor at a laboratory in the Southwest Institute of Physics in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.

By George Putic - The recent announcement from technological giant Lockheed Martin that it is perfecting a fusion reactor that it says will be functioning in three years has been met with skepticism. Other researchers say that nuclear fusion as a sustainable source of power will not be achievable for decades. Nuclear power was once thought […]

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Divisions on Ebola Quarantine Procedures Emerge in US

Ebola virus courtesy of the CDC

By Michael Bowman - Divisions have emerged between top U.S. health officials and two state governors who imposed rigorous quarantine protocols for American medical professionals returning from Ebola-stricken African nations. Fears of possible Ebola contagion in one of America’s largest and most-densely populated cities, New York, led Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Governor Chris Christie in neighboring […]

October 26th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

US Health Official Comments on Evolving Ebola Procedures

US Health Official Comments on Evolving Ebola Procedures

By Michael Bowman - WASHINGTON—A top U.S. health official says it is unrealistic to expect every hospital in America to be able to care for an Ebola patient, but that health care facilities must be vigilant for possible cases and be ready to isolate anyone infected with the virus for transport to specialized treatment centers. Dr. […]

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Peyton Manning Sets NFL Career Touchdown Passing Record

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning throws his 509th career touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Denver, Oct. 19, 2014.

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning set a new U.S. National Football League record for career touchdown passes in the Broncos' 42-17 rout of the visiting San Francisco 49ers Sunday night. Manning's short touchdown pass to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas late in the second quarter gave him 509 career touchdown passes, breaking the record held by Brett […]

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Benghazi Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in US Court

An armed U.S. Marshal lifts the security barricade around the federal courthouse where Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khattala's hearing was held, in Washington, Oct. 20, 2014.

A Libyan militant has pleaded not guilty in a U.S. federal court to charges linked to the September 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi that killed four American citizens, including a U.S. ambassador. Ahmed Abu Khattala entered a not guilty plea on Monday at a short hearing in Washington, D.C. Khattala is charged with 18 counts […]

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Report: Expelled Nazis Collected Millions in US Social Security

FILE - Trays of printed Social Security checks wait to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury's Financial Management services facility in Philadelphia.

Suspected Nazi war criminals collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced to leave the United States, according to the Associated Press. Among those receiving Social Security were armed SS guards of Nazi concentration camps where millions of Jews perished, a rocket scientist who used slave labor to advanced his research, […]

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

'Kill the Messenger' Puts Integrity of US Media in Question

'Kill the Messenger' Puts Integrity of US Media in Question

By Penelope Poulou - The journalistic integrity of U.S. media; an illicitly-financed, CIA-backed war against Nicaraguan Sandinistas; the crack epidemic of 1980's urban America: these are the main subjects of Michael Cuesta’s "Kill the Messenger." In the film, Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner portrays Gary Webb, the real life San Jose Mercury News reporter who is warned against publishing […]

October 12th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

'If You Can't Beat 'Em, Eat 'Em' Say Diners Noshing on Invasive Species

'If You Can't Beat 'Em, Eat 'Em' Say Diners Noshing on Invasive Species

By Tom Banse - SALEM, OREGON—International travel and trade has had an unwelcome side effect in terms of spreading weeds, pests and non-native fish and animals. Wherever you live, you may have seen traditional eradication methods employed... such as herbicide spraying, biological controls, targeted hunting or removal by hand. In the northwestern state of Oregon recently, […]

October 12th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Obama Calls for Better Protocol in US Ebola Cases

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings speaks to residents on the street of the apartment of a hospital worker in Dallas, Oct. 12, 2014.

VOA News - President Barack Obama called for immediate steps to ensure the U.S. medical system is ready to follow the proper protocol for treating Ebola patients. Obama spoke Sunday with Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell about the first case of Ebola transmission in the United States. Obama ordered the U.S. Centers for Disease […]

October 12th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

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