Albuquerque Journal: 2.3% of kids in Los Alamos public schools don’t get vaccinated. Their parents have received exemptions, highest rate of non-vaccination in the state.
We’re talking about parents who work at the US Los Alamos Labs, with advanced degrees in science.
Mainland China could soon implement a full-scale economic stimulus due to the threats of deflation and stagnation, adding to the piles of cash being printed by Japanese and European mints, rendering monetary equivalent less valuable and investment less powerful across the globe.
Ex-Monsanto employee Richard Goodman has been removed from the Editorial Board of the Journal of Food and Chemical Toxicology.
US hedge fund billionaire George Soros said he will invest $1 billion in Ukraine provided the West improves investment conditions, and warned there is no such thing as a ‘benevolent investor’. This must generate a profit.
United States is outraged by China’s proposed restrictions on US-made information technology in the banking sector s a reaction to the disclosure of secret documents by former NSA contractor Edwards Snowden. China argued the move is a way to foster much-needed “secure and controllable” banking technology, a phrase whose murky definition puts US officials on edge.
New study reveals the massive cost of war. Through its campaigns in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, the US may be responsible for the deaths of millions. The study, conducted by the Nobel Prize-winning NGO Physicians for Social Responsibility, found that war has, directly or indirectly, killed around 1 million people in Iraq, 220,000 in Afghanistan and 80,000 in Pakistan, i.e. a total of around 1.3 million."
Spice industry is growing mid to single digit rates— 3-5 percent — whereas packaged food are barely growing or are slightly negative. McCormick & Company (the most popular spice brand in the U.S. with $4.2 billion in annual sales), has benefitted from the nutritionally conscious consumer. Sales grew 6 percent over previous year, is projected to rise.
The Pentagon lost track of sensitive equipment from a $750 million program to help U.S. soldiers spot roadside bombs and some of it wound up for sale on eBay, Craigslist and other websites, according to a Navy intelligence document obtained by The Intercept. The missing equipment includes thermal optic imaging and night vision devices.
Robert Jeffrey Taylor Jr., 45, who worked for the York Police Department as a corporal arrested for abusing his 3-month-old baby so badly that he is not expected to survive. The infant’s mother, Audrey Schurig, 36, also a police officer arrested as well and charged with unlawful neglect of a child, leaving the baby in his father’s care despite allegedly knowing about the abuse and failing to protect her child.
An undercover video taped in 2012 showed Idaho dairy workers beating cows, prompting criminal convictions. State lawmakers responded -- by banning undercover videos.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued orders for Israeli air force to send fighter jets to the Saudi-led air raid on Yemen. Saudi Arabia launched airstrikes against Yemen and killed, at least, 25 civilians early Thursday, one day after the US-backed Yemeni president fled the country.
Report by Colombian government and FARC rebels concluded U.S. soldiers and military contractors sexually abused at least 54 children in Colombia between 2003 and 2007, cites one case where 53 girls in town of Melgar were targeted by contractors who filmed the abuse and sold the films as pornography. In another case, a 12-year-old girl was allegedly drugged and raped by a U.S. Army sergeant and a contractor. Under immunity agreements, none of the alleged abusers were ever punished.
Hong Kong is taking steps to intensify relations with its Asian neighbors has already signed Investment promotion and protection agreement (IPPA) with Myanmar and Bahrein and later this year will continue similar consultations with UAE and Russia.
American warplanes have been participating in war games in Poland as part of a training mission for a massive NATO military drill amid tensions between Washington and Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.
“Global experts in this field concluded that infertility and male reproductive dysfunctions, birth defects, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and neurobehavioral and learning disorders were among the conditions than can be attributed in part to exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs).
America's war on drugs is rife with terrible tactics that succeed in exacerbating the very problems they purport to fix. But even in that rich field of wildly misguided policy, few things are as bad as the treatment of poor people struggling with addiction.
Justice Department Inspector General’s office: DEA agents had raucous sex parties with prostitutes hired by drug cartels in Colombia, and Colombian police officers kept an eye on the DEA agents’ weapons and other property during the parties. Ten DEA agents admitted to attending the parties, handful of them received light suspensions – from two to 10 days.
President Vladimir Putin: Russia has the highest number of internet users in Europe and e-commerce makes up about 10 percent of the country’s GDP, with 60 million Internet users.
President of the Public Utilities Commission: Money collected from ratepayers earmarked for pipeline safety instead spent on executive pay raises by the state's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., months before a deadly pipeline explosion in 2010.
South Korea said on Thursday it has decided to seek to be a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), another key U.S. ally joining the China-led institution despite Washington's misgivings.
Dr. Patrick Moore shot down an offer to drink a glass of the herbicide after initially telling a French filmmaker that humans could “drink a whole quart of it” without seeing any harmful effects.
Three Egyptian military and security officials told The Associated Press that a coalition of countries led by Egypt and Saudi Arabia will conduct a ground invasion into Yemen once the airstrikes have sufficiently diminished the Houthis and Saleh's forces. They said the assault will be by ground from Saudi Arabia and by landings on Yemen's Red and Arabian Sea coasts.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced he had sacked Igor Kolomoisky as governor of the eastern industrial region of Dnepropetrovsk. in the midst of an escalating confrontation between the two billionaire oligarchs over the control of two of Ukraine’s most profitable enterprises. Paramilitary forces loyal to Kolomoisky, carrying automatic weapons, stormed the headquarters of the two firms, the Ukrainian oil company Ukrnafta and the oil pipeline firm Ukrtransnafta.
Saudi Arabia and nine allied countries began airstrikes at 11 pm GMT, deploying a total of 70 fighter jets. WTI shot up more than 6.43 percent to $52.38 per barrel, and Brent climbed to $59.71, a 5.72 percent.
The UK has become the first country in Europe to open a yuan-denominated money market fund, cutting out the middle man for investing in China. The exchange-traded fund is listed on the London Stock Exchange, with trading available in pounds, euro, and yuan,
"We are united by our shared task to liberate Georgia from the government which destroys our country," Saakashvili. Saakashvili's UNM won't be able to repeat the "success" of the Euromaidan. Key reason why Saakashvili's Maidan is doomed to fail is that the U.S. and the EU don't support his plans. Washington and Brussels have no reason to topple the Georgian government - for now.
A crowd of 400 is demonstrating carrying posters "Yatsenyuk is Tycoons’ Creature" and "Yatsenyuk is Traitor of the Revolution of Dignity." in front of the Ukrainian government’s building for the resignation of the current Cabinet of Ministers, including Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
One-fourth of entire global prison population is in the United States. Apple has more money than U.S. Treasury. If you have no debt and 10 dollars you are wealthier than 25 percent of all Americans. In more than half of U.S. states, highest paid public employee in the state is a football coach. Average supermarket in United States wastes about 3,000 pounds of food each year. Approximately 20 percent of the garbage that goes into our landfills is food.
Colombia seeks to develop energy cooperation with Russia, Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin said after talks with her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday. "Colombia opens a lot of prospects for Russian companies," inviting them to cooperate in the energy sector as well as on infrastructure.
25 March 2015 US President Barack Obama announced Tuesday his reversal of a plan to withdraw some 5,000 more troops from Afghanistan. Instead, the present contingent of approximately 10,000 US military personnel will remain in the country until the end of this year.
Seafood caught by slaves forced to fish on a tiny island in Indonesia ending up at major supermarkets, restaurants and pet stores across the United States, year-long investigation by AP revealed.
Hundreds of men, held captive, forced to fish the surrounding waters, they were forbidden to eat it. Forced to work 24-hour shifts, no days off, beaten and whipped with toxic stingray tails if they tried to rest.
Yemen's slide toward civil war has made the country a crucial front in mostly Sunni Saudi Arabia's rivalry with Iran, which Riyadh accuses of sowing sectarian strife through its support for the Houthis. Sunni Arab monarchies around Yemen have condemned the Houthi takeover as a coup and have mooted a military intervention in favor of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in recent days.
Australia appears poised to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank after months of signaling its reluctance to become a member. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said last week that joining the AIIB was something the country would support, as long as there would be assurances of transparency and good governance.
Retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, a possible Republican presidential candidate, is weighing in on the contentious issue of mandatory vaccinations – asserting people shouldn’t be allowed to refuse shots on religious or philosophical grounds.
Just days after the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer released a report publicly declaring the well-known link between Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide and cancer, Monsanto is calling on the agency to issue a ‘retraction.’
Chief Justice James Hardesty testified before Senate Finance and Ways and Means subcommittee the court needed $700,000 by May 1 or it will be out of money, added law enforcement not generating amount of revenue from traffic tickets as it once did, that’s robbing high court of funds. Illinois, speeding tickets produce money for state budget, very little going to local governments.
The online employment service Jobaline.com doesn’t really use the face-to-face interviews, but rather feeds research and algorithms into a computer, which then judges candidates based on how their voice sounds. There are, apparently, different choices for different voices.
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough “Israel cannot maintain military control of another people indefinitely,” he said. “An occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end.”
Adding to the list of numerous diseases that medical marijuana has already helped to heal – cancer, rare muscular diseases, arthritis, seizures, and more - compounds in the plant have also been shown to positively impact Alzheimer’s disease. This is important because the degenerative disease affects more than 5 million Americans.
A massive fracking company, Gulfport Energy, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company worth $600 million, is suing a small Ohio town for its water. Gulfport filed a lawsuit against the village of Barnesville (pop. 5,000) claiming the town violated an agreement to provide water from its reservoir.
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