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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Almost half China's richest want to emigrate: survey

AFP: Nearly half of China 's wealthiest citizens are considering emigrating, with the United States and Canada the most popular destinations, according to a new report from the authors of China's rich list. The survey by the Bank of China and the Hurun Report, which publishes luxury magazines and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Woman gets $4 compensation for Korean War killing

By Seongbin Kang, writing by Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean woman has been offered a little over $4 in government compensation for the death of her brother during the 1950-53 Korean War, embarrassing officials who say they were bound by an out-dated law. The woman was two years old when... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

No-show professor had excuse: He died in April

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — University of Pennsylvania students who were puzzled by a no-show professor later found out why he missed the first day of class: He died months ago. The students were waiting for Henry Teune (TOO'-nee) to teach a political science class at the Ivy League school in Philadelphia... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Child sex abuse claims mount against Boy Scouts

By Dan Cook and Laura Zuckerman: PORTLAND, Ore/SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Four Oregon men sued the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday over childhood sexual abuse they say they suffered at the hands of a pedophile knowingly appointed as their scoutmaster in the 1970s. The lawsuits, filed in Multnomah... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pair allegedly stole $45K from Walmart to pay for car, sex-change operation

9/6/2011 9:55:00 PM PRESCOTT, Ariz. Prescott police arrested two Walmart employees Friday on felony charges including burglary. Detectives investigating the incident determined Spencer Danger Cullen, 23, of Prescott, conspired with Adriano Valdes Altiveros III, a 19-year-old Prescott man, over the... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Nearly 40 percent of Europeans suffer mental illness

By Kate Kelland: LONDON (Reuters) - Europeans are plagued by mental and neurological illnesses, with almost 165 million people or 38 percent of the population suffering each year from a brain disorder such as depression, anxiety, insomnia or dementia, according to a large new study. With only about... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Bahamas: Hurricane Irene's Devastation

By Jeffrey Todd & Krystel Rolle Aug 27, 2011 There was devastation reported on several southern islands after Hurricane Irene finally passed through The Bahamas. The storm left some Bahamians homeless and others in desperate need of assistance just to survive. “All of our power lines are still down... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

USA becomes Food Stamp Nation but is it sustainable?

By Kristina Cooke NEW YORK (Reuters) - Genna Saucedo supervises cashiers at a Wal-Mart in Pico Rivera, California, but her wages aren't enough to feed herself and her 12-year-old son. Saucedo, who earns $9.70 an hour for about 26 hours a week and lives with her mother, is one of the many Americans... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

US releases CIA documents on Bay of Pigs invasion

By LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ - AP Hispanic Affairs Writer MIAMI (AP) — Newly declassified U.S. documents show a CIA operative accidentally fired on friendly pilots during the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. The B-26 bombers flown by the Cuban exiles were disguised to look like Cuban military planes, but... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Poll suggests 2012 change in power in Washington

By Rachel Rose Hartman | The Ticket: Prior to the elections of 1994, 2006 and 2010 when party control changed hands in the House or Senate, many Americans said incumbents didn't deserve re-election. Now, we're seeing the highest number of Americans in two decades who agree with that sentiment,... Sign in to see full entry.

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