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  • New York and New Jersey Tighten Ebola Screenings at Airports

    10/24/2014 3:17:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | By MARC SANTORA
    The governors of New York and New Jersey announced Friday afternoon that they were ordering all people entering the country through two area airports who had direct contact with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea to be quarantined. The announcement comes one day after an American doctor, who had worked in Guinea and returned to New York City earlier in October, tested positive for Ebola and became the first New York patient of the deadly virus. “A voluntary Ebola quarantine is not enough,” said Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York. “This is too serious a public health...
  • Police in Ferguson committed human rights abuses: Amnesty report

    10/24/2014 6:24:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 24, 2014 | BY CAREY GILLAM
    Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager, an international human rights organization said in a report released on Friday. The Amnesty International report said law enforcement officers should be investigated by U.S. authorities for the abuses, which occurred during weeks of racially charged protests that erupted after white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, 18, on Aug. 9. The use by law enforcement of rubber bullets, tear gas and heavy military equipment and restrictions placed on peaceful...
  • Remarks by the President on the Ebola Outbreak (38 Days Ago)

    10/24/2014 4:53:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    White House.gov ^ | September 16, 2014 | Barack Obama
    THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Please be seated. I want to thank Dr. Frieden and everybody here at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for welcoming me here today. Tom and his team just gave me an update on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, our efforts to help mobilize the international community to fight it, and the steps that we’re taking to keep people here at home safe. First and foremost, I want the American people to know that our experts, here at the CDC and across our government, agree that the chances of an Ebola outbreak here...
  • Jeanne Shaheen: President Obama New Hampshire visit doesn’t make sense

    10/24/2014 4:25:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | October 23, 2014 | By JAMES HOHMANN
    Pushed Thursday night on whether she would want President Barack Obama to campaign with her as she seeks a second term, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) said it doesn’t make sense and Obama is “exactly where he needs to be” — in Washington. “We have a lot going on,” Shaheen said during an hourlong debate with Republican Scott Brown at NH1’s studio in Concord, which was broadcast live on WBIN-TV and was co-sponsored by CNN. “I don’t think it makes sense for the president to come to New Hampshire right now.” Shaheen doesn’t have a shortage of star power coming to...
  • UK told to pay £1.7bn extra to European Union budget

    10/24/2014 4:09:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 24, 2014
    he UK has been told it must pay an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) towards the European Union's budget because the economy has performed better than expected in recent years. The payment follows new calculations by the EU that determine how much each member state should contribute. It would add about a fifth to the UK's annual net contribution of £8.6bn. A government source said the demand was "not acceptable" while one Tory MP said the UK should simply refuse to pay it. UKIP leader Nigel Farage said the UK had been "hammered again" while Labour said it was imperative that...
  • Tracing Ebola Patient’s Possible Contacts Creates Host of Challenges for New York City

    10/24/2014 3:41:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 23, 2014 | By ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    Ebola has raised complicated logistical issues of how to trace the possible contacts of an infected patient in a city of more than 8 million people with a sprawling mass transit system and a large population of workers who commute every day from surrounding suburbs and states. By the time the patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, an emergency doctor who had recently returned from Guinea, arrived at Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan by ambulance on Thursday, he was seriously ill, officials said. Dr. Spencer complicated the tracing process when he told health officials that just the night before, he had gone...
  • Border deaths drop to 15-year low

    10/23/2014 5:11:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | October 23, 2014 | By ASTRID GALVAN
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert. The U.S. government recorded 307 deaths in the 2014 fiscal year that ended in September — the lowest number since 1999. In 2013, the number of deaths was 445.
  • The Bottom Line on Climate Change Costs

    10/23/2014 4:03:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 23, 2014 | by Peter Getty
    The recent report published by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, an organization aimed at helping the world's societies to combat the effects of climate change, suggests that the costs of combating climate change are considerably lower than widespread opinion has suggested. The study tells us that between 2015 and 2030, nations are expected to invest roughly $90 trillion in urban, land-use and energy infrastructure. The report suggests that implementing the fixes necessary to transition to entirely sustainable sources of energy would amount to 4 trillion. So, this amounts to 5% increase of the total amount that is...
  • Justice Department condemns Ferguson leaks as effort to influence opinion

    10/23/2014 10:30:58 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 23, 2014 | By MATT PEARCE
    With a grand jury decision looming on whether a white police officer should face charges in the killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., the investigation has sprung a few leaks. New details from the inquiry into Michael Brown’s Aug. 9 death — all provided by unidentified sources and which seem to support Officer Darren Wilson’s story of what happened that day — have emerged in St. Louis and national news outlets in recent days. The U.S. Department of Justice condemned the leaks Wednesday as “irresponsible and highly troubling” and said, “There seems to be an inappropriate effort...
  • Senate Update: There’s A 47 Percent Chance The 2014 Midterms Will Go To Overtime

    10/23/2014 10:25:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | October 23, 2014 | By HARRY ENTEN
    Republicans are 66 percent favorites to win a Senate majority, according to the latest FiveThirtyEight Senate forecast. New polls confirmed GOP advantages in Arkansas and Colorado, and a generic ballot survey from AP-GfK found Republicans up 8 percentage points — an unusually large lead. But — as I’ve written before — there’s a good chance we won’t know who controls the next Senate when the sun rises on Nov. 5. As of Tuesday’s model run, there is a 53 percent chance we’ll be able to project Senate control near Nov. 4; 47 percent of the time, the midterms go to...
  • Hillary Clinton Supports Cuomo for NY Governor

    10/23/2014 9:43:39 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 23, 2014 | BY JONATHAN LEMIRE
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is backing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his bid for a second term. Clinton appeared Thursday at a Manhattan rally with the Democratic incumbent and his pick for lieutenant governor, Kathy Hochul. Clinton says Cuomo is the "right leader at the right time." The rally was run by the Woman's Equality Party, a political organization founded by Cuomo.
  • Hospitals battle state over emergency care for undocumented immigrants

    10/23/2014 9:24:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Tampabay.com ^ | October 22, 2014 | by Kathleen McGrory
    TALLAHASSEE — A coalition of Florida hospitals is challenging a state policy on emergency care for undocumented immigrants. Hospitals in states that participate in Medicaid, the joint state-federal health insurance program, are required to treat undocumented immigrants in emergency medical situations. In Florida, hospitals are reimbursed for those services by AHCA. AHCA used to pay for all emergency care for undocumented immigrants deemed "medically necessary," according to a petition filed in the Division of Administrative Hearings last week by the hospitals. But since 2010, the agency has been paying only to the point of "alleviation" or "stabilization." The hospitals argue...
  • Camden forum on driver's licenses for undocumented draws 300

    10/23/2014 9:17:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 23, 2014 | by Julia Terruso
    Eufracia Mora and her husband run a commercial and residential painting business, and often have to drive from two to three hours for a job. The parents of two small children ride the whole way unlicensed and on edge. "I'm always nervous every time I get in the car," Mora said, "Every day I drive for work, or I drive the kids to school, I'm worried I'll see a police car." Mora is undocumented and cannot legally obtain a driver's license. She joined nearly 300 people Wednesday night for a forum on immigration issues largely focused on whether driver's licenses...
  • EPA review board finds 'strong scientific support' for water rule

    10/23/2014 9:11:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 23, 2014 | By Tim Devaney
    The Environmental Protection Agency's controversial water rule passed a crucial test Thursday, gaining the approval of the agency's internal review board. The EPA's Science Advisory Board noted in a peer review of the rule that there is "strong scientific support" for the agency's proposed Waters of the U.S. regulation. The panel was reviewing the EPA's draft report on the connectivity of waterways around the country. "The report should also clearly indicate that the definitions used for rivers, streams, and wetlands are scientific, rather than legal or regulatory definitions," the board wrote.
  • Health Insurance Policy Cancellations Could Mean Higher Premiums With New Plans

    10/23/2014 8:58:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | October 22, 2014 | By Amy Parmenter
    For about the past week or so, health insurance broker Stephen Hunt has been getting phone calls from unhappy clients. “They just keep building up and up and up and up and up," Hunt said. The calls are coming from clients who have been notified by their insurer that their policy expires at year’s end and most will have to purchase plans with much higher premiums and much higher deductibles, he said. “We’re not talking about a minor difference in premium. We're talking about a mortgage payment difference in premium for a lot of people," Hunt said. Anne Melissa Dowling,...
  • Obamacare's Bay State Bailout

    10/23/2014 8:52:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 23, 2014 | by Josh Archambault
    After the worst transition to Obamacare in the country, Massachusetts is still without a functional exchange website and just 769 people have enrolled in Obamacare-subsidized plans. To avoid accountability and political repercussions, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is about to cut two special deals with the federal government: the “Commonwealth Kickback” which grants Massachusetts the most generous taxpayer-funded premium subsidies in the entire country, while the “Bay State Bailout” gives 300,000+ MA residents “temporary” Medicaid coverage in 2014, without any verification of their eligibility.
  • AP-GfK Poll: Disapproval, Doubt Dominate on Ebola

    10/23/2014 8:37:54 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 23, 2014 | By LAURAN NEERGAARD and EMILY SWANSON
    Americans have at least some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country but generally disapprove of the way President Barack Obama and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have handled the crisis so far. Most disapprove of Obama's handling of the Ebola outbreak, according to an Associated Press-GfK Poll. Just 1 in 5 approve of the CDC's work on Ebola so far, and only 3 in 10 say they trust that public health officials are sharing complete and accurate information about the virus. And only 18 percent have deep confidence that...
  • UN proposal of debt relief for climate adaptation divides aid experts

    10/23/2014 8:22:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | October 23, 2014 | by Karl Mathiesen
    A UN proposal that would see small island states offered debt relief to pay for climate change contains a “fundamentally unjust” blind spot, according to development groups. But advocates see the idea as an innovative way to increase the money available for climate change adaptation in the most vulnerable states. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is working on an initiative that would see rich countries write off debt owed to them by Small Island Developing States (Sids) in exchange for the money being spent on climate change adaptation. Due to their disproportionate contribution to climate change, industrialised countries agreed to...
  • Economists See Limited Gains in G.O.P. Plan

    10/23/2014 8:10:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 22, 2014 | By JACKIE CALMES
    WASHINGTON — Anticipating a takeover of Congress, Republicans have assembled an economic agenda that reflects their small-government, antiregulation philosophy, but also suggests internal divisions that could hinder a united front against President Obama — much as happened in the 1990s, when a Republican-led Congress confronted President Bill Clinton. The proposals would mainly benefit energy industries, reduce taxes and regulations for businesses generally, and continue the attack on the Affordable Care Act. It is a mix that leaves many economists, including several conservatives, underwhelmed. “But,” added Mr. Slaughter, who served on President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers, “it just...
  • Tribune poll: Rauner, Quinn in dead heat [Plus Obama at new low in "home state"]

    10/23/2014 6:38:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 23, 2014 | By Rick Pearson
    With less than two weeks until Election Day, the race for Illinois governor is a dead heat as Republican challenger Bruce Rauner has made significant inroads among suburban voters, especially women, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows. The survey found Rauner with 45 percent support and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn with 43 percent. But the latest poll found Obama's job approval numbers slipping in his home state. Only 46 percent approve — that's down from 52 percent last month and represents a low-water mark for the president since the Tribune began tracking views on his tenure in the White House....
  • Vigilant? Obama is not even awake

    10/23/2014 6:29:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 23, 2014 | BY JENNIFER RUBIN
    In the wake of the shootings in Canada, the president said that “it emphasizes the degree to which we have to remain vigilant when it comes to dealing with these kinds of acts of senseless violence or terrorism.” The president has said we must be vigilant many times, but does he follow his own advice? He is among the least vigilant presidents in memory, always learning about scandals in the newspaper and surprised when aggressors act like aggressors. If he is being vigilant, he’s looking out for the wrong things. He should have been paying attention to the geographic spread...
  • In the West, a Growing List of Attacks Linked to Extremism

    10/23/2014 6:04:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 23, 2014 | by SHREEYA SINHA
    Canadian authorities identified the gunman in the deadly shooting Wednesday of a soldier guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a Canadian born in 1982. The episode was the latest in a growing list of attacks in the West by individuals who have professed their affinity for radical Islam or sympathy to militant ideology. Oct. 20, 2014: Hit-and-Run Kills Canadian Soldier Sept. 25, 2014: Woman Is Beheaded in Oklahoma Sept. 26, 2014: ISIS Lieutenant Tries to Coordinate Attacks in Australia May 24, 2014: 3 Shot Dead at Jewish Museum in Brussels May 22, 2013: Attack Near Military...
  • Pebble Partnership sues over EPA contacts with environmentalists

    10/22/2014 3:50:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    KTUU - NBC Local ^ | October 22, 2014 | by Chris Klint
    ANCHORAGE - The Pebble Partnership is suing the Environmental Protection Agency in federal court, seeking more details on what it calls “secretive meetings” by the agency with environmental groups and anti-Pebble activists. Pebble claims it filed a Jan. 22 Freedom of Information Act request with the EPA for any communications concerning the project between senior EPA officials, including Administrator Lisa Jackson, and a group of 16 people and organizations. The National Resources Defense Council, Trout Unlimited, the Bristol Bay Native Corp., and Sen. Mark Begich, as well as some of their employees, were listed specifically. So were anti-Pebble activists Alan...
  • Pictures Of Some Oklahoma School Lunches Not Appetizing To Parents

    10/22/2014 3:26:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    News On 6 Local ^ | October 21, 2014 | by HAVONNAH JOHNSON
    TULSA, Oklahoma - Some Oklahoma parents are concerned about how little their kids are getting to eat at school. The portions were small but based on federal guidelines. Those guidelines are based on First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative to tackle childhood obesity. “Chicken nuggets, with broccoli, beans and milk,” said student, Promise Fleming. “It was awful.” Student, A'mika Ware said, “It's not fully cooked and it makes my stomach hurt.” Their complaints are being heard loud and clear nationwide. TPS's nutrition director said the meals teach kids how to eat well. "They can tell their parents ‘hey, I need to...
  • Goats are shrinking because of climate change, researchers warn

    10/22/2014 3:17:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 22, 2014 | By MARK PRIGG
    They appear to be shrinking in size as they react to changes in climate, according to new research from Durham University. The researchers studied the impacts of changes in temperature on the body size of Alpine Chamois, a species of mountain goat, over the past 30 years. To their surprise, they discovered that young Chamois now weigh about 25 per cent less than animals of the same age in the 1980s. In recent years, decreases in body size have been identified in a variety of animal species, and have frequently been linked to the changing climate. However, the researchers say...
  • NY school overwhelmed with dozens of undocumented kids who flooded in after border surge

    10/22/2014 3:10:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | October 22, 2014 | By Soni Sangha
    A New York school taxed by the arrival of Central American unaccompanied minors now finds itself at the center of a state investigation on its enrollment practices. The issue brought renewed negative attention to the long troubled school district of Hempstead, which has yet to accept its rapidly growing Latino population. As of last week, advocates say, at least 35 of these students who had successfully enrolled in Hempstead High School had not received instruction one single day. Other sources say as many as 70 kids are waiting to be accommodated. “There is a tough relationship between the community and...
  • Could undocumented immigrants decide tight battle between Rep. Michael Grimm and Domenic Recchia?

    10/22/2014 3:04:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | October 22, 2014 | By Tom Wrobleski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Voter registration drives in immigrant-heavy neighborhoods here have raised concerns about how the city Board of Elections makes certain that only U.S. citizens be allowed to vote, as mandated by law. But there is little that the BOE does to ensure that. The issue is a pressing one given the neck-and-neck House battle between Rep. Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island/New York) and Democratic challenger Domenic M. Recchia Jr., a race that many believe will hinge on a relative handful of votes. Given that those in immigrant populations are seen as more likely to vote Democratic, some Republicans...
  • Thousands of Gov. Walker-Related Emails Released

    10/21/2014 11:08:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 21, 2014 | By SCOTT BAUER
    Thousands of emails prosecutors collected during the first secret investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's former aides and associates when he was a county executive were released Tuesday, prompting allegations from Walker and other Republicans that the timing two weeks before the election was politically motivated. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele's office made public the nearly 16,000 emails and attachments that prosecutors seized from county and personal computers during the investigation that ended in 2013. Walker was never charged but six of his aides and associates were convicted on charges ranging from theft to misconduct in office. The documents' release...
  • Politico Poll: Seven Percent Believe Obamacare Will Lower Healthcare Costs

    10/21/2014 7:56:59 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 21, 2014 | by Guy Benson
    Time to inject another set of data points into the "Obamacare is working well in the real world" debate. The president and his loyalists insist that their signature law is working as intended. The general public -- yet again -- disagrees, according to a new poll from Politico. A plurality believes the quality of their care will deteriorate under Obamacare (perhaps due to access shock, doctor shortages, and government rationing decisions), while less than one-in-five expect improved care. On costs, a pitiful seven percent believe the 'Affordable' Care Act will reduce the amount of money they'll personally pay will decrease...
  • HHS-Funded Study: Obamacare Will Suffer ‘Death Spiral’ If Subsidies Fail

    10/21/2014 7:39:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 21, 2014 | by Sarah Hurtubise
    The Obama administration has funded a new study by top consulting firm RAND Health that startlingly finds that if taxpayer subsidies are eliminated, Obamacare exchanges will fall into a “death spiral.” The study comes in the wake of a number of lawsuits which are challenging the Obama administration’s implementation of Obamacare subsidies. Three lawsuits have made it to U.S. Circuit Courts, just one step from the Supreme Court, arguing that the text of the Affordable Care Act allows premium subsidies for state-run exchanges only. The report was sponsored by HHS’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, which,...
  • From patron saint to pariah: how Barack Obama became toxic for Democrats

    10/21/2014 7:33:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 21, 2014 | By Peter Foster
    It has been a stunning reversal of fortunes for Mr Obama, whose celebrity status helped get Democrats elected in several Republican states in 2008 – states which the party is now desperately struggling to defend. With less than two weeks to go until the November 4 polling day, we track the travails of the man who once walked on political water. Indeed, so toxic has Mr Obama’s name apparently become that when Ms Lundergan Grimes was asked if she had ever actually voted for Mr Obama, the 35-year-old lawyer declined to answer. The president’s sheen may have faded for the...
  • Losing faith in Obama

    10/21/2014 7:21:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 21, 2014 | By Charles Lipson
    When presidents become unpopular, they are no longer welcome on the campaign trail. They're trapped in Washington, watching their party abandon them. Now, the same oppressive walls are closing in on President Barack Obama. He is welcome only in the palatial homes of Hollywood stars and hedge-fund billionaires or the well-kept fairways of Martha's Vineyard. The contrast with 2008 is striking and painful. Six years ago, his acolytes fainted as he read from the teleprompter. What went wrong? Ideology, say the true believers and their staunchest opponents. The left says he compromised too much, desperate to pass his agenda. The...
  • Clinton: Midterm Elections Should Motivate Women

    10/20/2014 5:12:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By LISA LEFF
    Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Democratic voters not to be complacent about the November midterm elections, saying Monday that working women and their families will lose out on a better future if Republicans gain control of both houses of Congress. The former secretary of state made the remarks during a sold-out women's luncheon in San Francisco that raised $1.4 million for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "It's truly regrettable that despite all the great work Nancy did and President Obama, given what was inherited when the president came into office that we are having to work so hard to elect and...
  • Ferguson-inspired 'Sagging pants is not probable cause' mural removed after police request

    10/20/2014 4:42:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Times, Trenton - NJ.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Jenna Pizzi
    A mural was painted over Monday afternoon after Trenton police expressed concern that the painting, depicting Michael Brown, a Ferguson, Mo., teen who was fatally shot by police in August, sent the wrong message about community and police relations. The painting depicted Brown’s face with the caption “Sagging pants … is not probable cause.” Will "Kasso" Condry, the artist behind the mural, said he wanted to start a conversation about racial profiling. The Trenton Downtown Association elected to remove the image after hearing concern from police officers that the mural sends a negative message about the relationship between police and...
  • EPA takes step in regulating drinking water

    10/20/2014 4:33:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Laura Barron-Lopez
    The Environmental Protection Agency took the first step toward regulating a chemical in the country’s drinking water on Monday. The EPA issued a preliminary determination to regulate the chemical called strontium, which is a naturally occurring element. At elevated levels strontium can impact bone strength in people who don’t consume enough calcium, the EPA said. Strontium has been found in roughly 99 percent of the public water systems in the U.S..
  • Europe emission targets 'will fail to protect climate'

    10/20/2014 4:27:08 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    BBC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Roger Harrabin
    Europe’s leaders are about to consign the Earth to the risk of dangerous climate change, a UN expert says. Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the EU’s plan to cut CO2 emissions 40% by 2030 is too weak. He says it will commit future governments to “extraordinary and unprecedented” emissions cuts. The Commission rejected the claim, saying the 40% target puts Europe on track for long-term climate goals. Prof Skea believes governments are setting targets by what appears to be politically achievable rather than what is necessary to transform the way we make...
  • Valley's undocumented gear up for driver's licenses

    10/20/2014 4:07:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Merced Sun-Star (CA) ^ | October 19, 2014 | BY ANDREA CASTILLO
    Graciela Iniguez guesses she has spent $12,000 on traffic tickets and vehicle impound fees since she started driving 20 years ago. As an undocumented immigrant from Jalisco, Mexico, Iniguez drives without a license. But that's soon to change. Starting Jan. 1, California residents who can't prove they are in United States legally will be allowed to obtain driver's licenses under Assembly Bill 60, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law last year. "This law is going to benefit us so much," she said. "Thank God, now we won't have to be afraid to drive." "Unfortunately, it's not a privilege to...
  • In Philly court, a parade of undocumented minors

    10/20/2014 4:01:00 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 20, 2014 | by Michael Matza
    Seated at the defense table in U.S. Immigration Court in Philadelphia, the 10-year-old looked down at his feet, which barely reached the floor. Coal-eyed, he resembled a Latino Dennis the Menace, with a "fauxhawk" instead of a cowlick and clad in a shirt that read: Last name: Maker. First name: Trouble. Having entered the U.S. illegally eight months ago, the boy, Carlos, was arrested on the Texas border, given a notice to appear in court to face deportation. In a daylong court session this month, Judge Steven Morley, presiding at the federal building at Ninth and Market Streets, heard Carlos'...
  • Monica Lewinsky recalls pain, humiliation after revelation of affair with Bill Clinton

    10/20/2014 3:24:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 20, 2014 | BY ADAM EDELMAN
    Monica Lewinsky was "in love" with former President Clinton, the disgraced former intern revealed Monday. "Sixteen years ago, fresh out of college … I fell in love with my boss," the infamous former White House staffer told a business conference Monday during an eye-opening speech about her devastating experience in the public eye following the revelation of her affair with Clinton — her first public address in 13 years. "Overnight I went from being a completely private figure to a publicly humiliated one. I was patient zero," she said, according to reporters present at the Forbes magazine "30 Under 30"...
  • Cable News Ratings for Friday, October 17, 2014

    10/20/2014 2:57:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | October 20, 2014 | By Amanda Kondolojy
    Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Friday, October 17, 2014  Total Day P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FOXN  1,154  229  456 CNN  456  161  255 MSNBC  309  72  128 CNBC  157  51  73 FBN  46  7  14 HLN  242  92  127 Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FOXN  1,823  332  672 CNN  494  179  275 MSNBC  551  116  221 CNBC  249  110  140 FBN  26  10  15 HLN  377  116  159 Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s) FOXN FOX AND FRIENDS  1,054  259  546 CNN NEW DAY  408  122  214 MSNBC...
  • 'Crossfire', 'Sanjay Gupta M.D.', 'CNN Money' & 'Unguarded' Canceled by CNN

    10/20/2014 2:51:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    TV By The Numbers ^ | October 16, 2014 | By Sara Bibel
    CNN has canceled multiple series. Per Deadline,Crossfire has officially been canceled. The series, a CNN staple from 1982-2005, relaunched in September 2013, earned low ratings until it went on hiatus in May. The show briefly returned in July, then went on hiatus again. CNN is also canceling Sanjay Gupta M.D, CNN Money With Christine Romans and Unguarded With Rachel Nichols. All three anchors will remain with the network.
  • POLITICO POLL: 64% BELIEVE AMERICA IS 'OUT OF CONTROL'

    10/20/2014 2:31:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | October 20, 2014 | by WYNTON HALL
    A devastating new Politico poll reveals voters believe America has spun off its axis and is "out of control." "An overwhelming majority of voters in the most competitive 2014 elections say it feels as if events in the United States are 'out of control' and expressed mounting alarm about terrorism, anxiety about Ebola and harsh skepticism of both political parties only three weeks before the Nov. 4 midterms," reports Politico. The poll, which surveyed states and districts in the most competitive congressional races, found that 64% of Americans believe "things in the U.S. feel like they are out of control...
  • Obamacare, discontinued plans and ‘sticker shock,’ round 2

    10/20/2014 11:45:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The CT Mirror ^ | October 20, 2014 | By: ARIELLE LEVIN BECKER
    Pete Spain knew he and his wife would have to find a new health plan for 2015 since their current policy is being discontinued at the end of the year. But the letter explaining it still contained a surprise: Buying a comparable plan next year would cost the Bridgeport couple nearly 58 percent more. “That’s just a bigger hit than we expected,” he said. The Spains are among more than 60,000 Connecticut residents with health plans that don’t meet the requirements of the federal health law. Many of them are receiving notices that their plans are being discontinued and that...
  • Obama's Ebola Czar Is A Dangerous Mistake: Here Are Three Who Could Do The Job

    10/20/2014 11:28:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 19, 2014 | by Steve Forbes
    President Obama made a monumental mistake in appointing a political hack, Ron Klain, as the Ebola czar. He must undo his error now and give the job to someone of stature and genuine ability. In alphabetical order, here are three individuals the President should consider immediately for this crucial post: –Michael Bloomberg. He’s not a physician, but from his extensive work with (and donations to) the medical school and hospital at Johns Hopkins University and other medical institutions, he has gained an enormous amount of knowledge. –Ben Carson. A gifted neurosurgeon and former director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins...
  • Monica Lewinsky's on Twitter: '#HereWeGo'

    10/20/2014 9:51:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 98 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By ERIN DOOLEY
    In May, Monica Lewinsky vowed to speak out in order "to stick my head above the parapet so that I can take back my narrative and give a purpose to my past." Now she seems to be doing just that -- on Twitter. Just months after Lewinsky’s personal revelations were made public in a Vanity Fair interview, she sent her first tweet this morning.
  • Another Month, Another Global Heat Record Broken

    10/20/2014 9:22:22 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 20, 2014 | By SETH BORENSTEIN AP Science Writer
    September brought more record heat globally, and meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit. That was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping. It was the fourth monthly record set this year, along with May, June and August.
  • Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, some leave early

    10/19/2014 8:01:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 19, 2014 | by Jeff Mason
    President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, though the event was marred somewhat by early departures of crowd members and a yelling heckler. Some 8,000 people turned out for the event, held in a noisy school gymnasium. But a steady stream of people walked out while he spoke, and a heckler interrupted his remarks.
  • Kurdish Women Fight on Front Lines Against Islamic State

    10/19/2014 8:59:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 17, 2014 | By AYLA ALBAYRAK
    When 19-year-old Dilar and her girlfriends learned last spring that a woman who taught at a local school had died fighting Islamic State, they made a pact: They would join an all-female Syrian Kurdish brigade named in the teacher’s honor. Her unit, the Martyr Warsin Brigade, saw action this summer in a tough battle against the extremist fighters for Ras al-Ayn, a town along the Turkish border. Dilar came away without injury and returned home to a hero’s welcome. Now, during her downtime, she and her female comrades stride with a swagger through their villages east of the embattled city...
  • Giant sequoias may surprise us in a warmer future

    10/19/2014 8:47:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | October 18, 2014 | BY MARK GROSSI
    Research ecologist Nathan Stephenson crawled around magnificent Giant Forest, checking young giant sequoias for damage from California’s three-year drought. Though the older sequoias have survived past climate warmups, no one knows how these natural treasures will hold up this time. Climate warming is moving faster than it has in the past, scientists say. Some researchers worry that the Sierra will lose some trees that were alive before the time of Christ. They acknowledge it’s possible the giant sequoia will not survive as a species.
  • 'Dragon's Egg': Marines who guarded Saddam's mysterious bunker fear weapons unleashed

    10/19/2014 8:25:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    FOX News ^ | October 19, 2014 | By Paul Alster
    The U.S. Marines who guarded the sprawling complex in northwest Iraq where Saddam Hussein’s 1980s war machine churned out some of the most deadly chemical and biological weapons known to man had a name for one especially mysterious bunker: The Dragon’s Egg. Although the Americans assigned to the Al Muthanna facility until 2008 were forbidden by superiors from peering inside the bunker, they knew the larger complex’s history. From 1983 to 1990, the brutal dictator’s scientists worked there, developing mustard, sarin, VX and Tabun gases for use on Iranian soldiers and Iraqi Kurds. And although it was under the control...