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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.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Guatemala sentences ex-soldiers to 12,060 years in jail for 1982 massacre

By Laura Rozen | The Envoy: A Guatemalan court on Wednesday sentenced four former Guatemalan army officers to 12,060-year prison sentences each for their role in the 1982 massacre of 201 people in the village of Dos Erres, during the country's long-running civil war. "This court unanimously declared... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Debt ceiling deal: What’s the impact on the economy, ordinary Americans?

By Zachary Roth | The Lookout: In his announcement last night of the deal between Congress and the White House to raise the debt ceiling, President Obama declared that Washington leaders now "should be devoting all of our time" to addressing the country's broader economic woes. But the agreement... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The freefall continues: Tiger Woods drops out of the world top 20

By Jay Busbee Mon Jul 25 11:16am EDT: We all knew this day was coming, we just didn't think it was coming so soon. Tiger Woods has dropped out of the world top 20, a moment which we've all anticipated in the last few months, but one which retains major historical significance. You know the story.... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Is Tiger Woods Running Out of Money?

by Daniel Roberts Friday, July 15, 2011 With only a few endorsement deals left, a recent divorce settlement, a hefty house mortgage, and even a pay cut from Nike, Tiger Woods' lifestyle is looking a lot less glamorous. When news broke a few weeks ago that Tiger Woods had signed an endorsement deal... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Believers In Mysterious Planet Nibiru Await Earth's End

By Natalie Wolchover, Life's Little Mysteries Staff Writer Renowned astrophysicist Carl Sagan once described a "baloney detection kit" — a set of tools that skeptical thinkers use to investigate any new concept. A few of the key tools include a healthy distrust of information that isn't... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Mathematicians Want to Say Goodbye to Pi

By Natalie Wolchover, Life's Little Mysteries Staff Writer | – Thu, Jun 30, 2011: "I know it will be called blasphemy by some, but I believe that pi is wrong." That's the opening line of a watershed essay written in 2001 by mathematician Bob Palais of the University... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Google targets Facebook with new social service

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tue, Jun 28, 2011 Google Inc is making its boldest move to take on Facebook in the fast-growing social networking market and to maintain its dominance on the Web. Google, which has been frustrated by a string of failed attempts to crack the social networking market,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Man robs bank to get medical care in jail

By Zachary Roth Tue Jun 21, 10:36 am ET Some people who need medical care but can't afford it go to the emergency room. Others just hope they'll get better. James Richard Verone robbed a bank. Earlier this month, Verone (pictured), a 59-year-old convenience store clerk, walked into a Gaston, N.C.,... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Mom earns college degree 23 years after memory loss

An accident took her memories, but college helped her regain identity. [ More Here ] Sign in to see full entry.

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