He had been kept in a hotel and was compelled to read read a confession he did not write.
States stretching from California to South Carolina are developing financial packages to attract Boeing’s expanding aircraft production. The offers were stimulated by the news that unionized machinists in Washington state rejected a new labor contract, thus encouraging Boeing to consider other locations for manufacturing its new 777X aircraft.
In November, the nation’s jobless rate fell to a five-year low and 203,000 jobs were added to the labor force, according the U.S. Labor Department. The jobs were added in almost every sector and Wall Street has reacted positively to the news.
The anti-apartheid fighter and South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela, has passed away at age 95. After having been imprisoned for 27 years by the former regime, Mandela’s administration focused on racial reconciliation. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.
Unemployed Greeks are tampering with wires and reconnecting their electricity, illegally, in a dangerous game of underground electricians who perform this service.
Obama is losing support from the youths who voted for him due to the Obamacare site issues and, more importantly, the sticker shock over the cost of the plans.
Scientists are focusing on proteins that target bacteria, which may solve the growing problem of superbugs that are immune to antibiotics.
2013 had the quietest hurricane season since 1960 yet the previous year the Global Warming alarmists used hurricane activity as "proof" of Global Warming, yet where are these alarmists now?.
Federal bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes granted Detroit unprecedented powers to reorganize its $18 billion debt, by cutting worker pensions and retiree health benefits, stiffing bondholders, and selling assets. This is the first judicial opinion ever to allow U.S. bankruptcy laws to trump state constitutional protections of public pensions.
Former Pentagon analyst Christine H. Fox has been named to replace Ashton Carter, who has stepped down as deputy defense secretary. Already an experienced and respected manager at the Pentagon, Fox is now the highest ranking woman in Pentagon history.
In a sign of the consequences of the poor economy that has for years reduced the number of people working, recent Social Security data shows that nearly 11 million people now college disability in the United States, more than the entire population of Greece.
On Monday, U.S. prosecutors brought charges against the former Mexican governor and presidential hopeful Tomas Yarrington of the ruling PRI party. The charges include racketeering, money laundering, drug conspiracy and bank fraud. Yarrington could face up to 60 years in prison.
In an international test for 15-year-olds administered by a Paris-based organization, the best scores were made by students from Shanghai, China, followed closely by those from Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. However, critics charge that Asian education sacrifices everything else for test scores. One professor charged: “we are ‘examination hell’ countries.”
The U.N. nuclear agency says that a truck carrying cobalt-60, an extremely dangerous substance used in radiotherapy, was stolen on Monday.
Contradicting an earlier Swiss conclusion that the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat had died from polonium poisoning, French forensic tests have indicated that Arafat did not die from poison.
In a sign of China's growing economic clout, the Yuan has surpassed the Euro as the second most used currency. The U.S. Dollar still holds a whopping 81 percent.
In response to the popular unrest several months ago, Brazilian President Rousseff initiated a program called ‘More Doctors’ which hires foreign doctors, mostly from Cuba, to work in rural areas of northeastern Brazil. Considered ‘slaves’ of the Cuban state by Brazilian doctors, the Cubans are winning hearts and votes among the poor.
Multiple experts warned Congress that the lack of security for personal data could take at least a year to fix. Some flaws are so severe, visitors to the site could have their computers compromised.
The nature of Biden’s visit, which originally was to focus on economic issues, has been altered by China’s abrupt declaration of a controversial air defense zone. Now Biden must seek to coordinate with Japan and South Korea the response to the China crisis.