The News Wire

Dear Readers,

This section will basically be a news wire of information on different topics to be updated on a daily basis.  Enjoy!

April 28th, 2014

Donald Sterling’s alleged racist remarks: Celebs react (via NJ.com)

The firestorm of criticism against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling over racist remarks he allegedly made while arguing with his girlfriend has extended to several celebrities. Rappers Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg), Lil Wayne, Meek Mill…



Cloning: Scientists make insulin-producing cells (via AFP)

Scientists said Monday they had used cloning technology to make embryonic stem cells that carry a diabetic woman’s genes, and turned them into insulin-producing beta cells that may one day cure her disease. The team reported clearing an important hurdle…



 

 

 

April 26th, 2014

Here’s how the US could stumble into war in Ukraine (via GlobalPost)

The skeptics were right. Just one week ago, as top diplomats in Geneva heralded an agreement on Ukraine that was supposed to defuse the crisis, many warned that tensions were too high to be easily resolved. Now the situation has deteriorated even further…

 

 

 

 

CDC: Measles on the Rise in the U.S. (via AP Video)

Health officials say measles is up again in the U.S. with more cases of the highly contagious disease so far this year than at the same point of any year since 1996. Some people were infected in doctor offices and hospitals. (April 25)

Obama, EU leaders moving ahead on new Russia sanctions (via AFP)

President Barack Obama and top European leaders are moving ahead on a new round of sanctions against Russia, US officials said amid hints they could come within days. US sanctions could be imposed as early as Monday, a source close to the issue told…

 

 

 

        March 28th, 2014

Putin called Obama to discuss Ukraine proposal, US says (via AFP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin called his American counterpart Barack Obama on Friday to discuss a US proposal on resolving the crisis in Ukraine, the White House said. “President Obama suggested that Russia put a concrete response in writing” to…

Tesla electric car company gets short reprieve from Christie administration (via NJ.com)

TRENTON — With days to go before it was to be banned from selling cars in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has given Tesla a short reprieve. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission will allow the electric car manufacturer to keep…

 

 

 

 

 

Aid workers leave Myanmar city after deadly unrest (via AFP)
Foreign aid workers left a strife-hit city in western Myanmar Friday after their offices came under attack during riots that left an 11-year-old girl dead. Tearful mourners massed to pay respects to the slain child, whom police said was accidentally…

March 25th,

Flight 370′s final fate (via Repost Video News)

Malaysian officials say plane went down in Indian Ocean; ships and planes focus on new search area.

 

 

 

 

 

US top court takes up death row inmate appeal (via AFP)
The US Supreme Court Monday agreed to consider the case of a man sentenced to death in Texas, who argued his defense was insufficient during his trial. Robert Jennings was convicted and is on death row for the July 1988 murder of a Houston police officer…

Apocalypse News Roundup: Corn Declines, A Killer New Virus, NASA Forecasts ‘Irreversible Collapse’ & Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse [VIDEO] (via Planetsave)

Greetings faithful readers… Well, March is turning out to be a fine month for apocalyptica of seemingly every sort….So, as your faithful reporter of all things cataclysmic and eschatological (well, I try), I give you this friendly round-up of end…

 

 

 

 

March 24th 2014

China condemns ‘NSA spying’ on tech giant Huawei (via AFP)
Beijing on Monday condemned Washington over reports that the US National Security Agency had for years had been secretly tapping the networks of Chinese telecoms and Internet giant Huawei. The New York Times and Germany’s Der Spiegel said that the NSA…

Obama and Xi discuss Ukraine (via AFP)

President Barack Obama said Monday that the United States and China can help ensure “respect for the sovereignty of nations” as he held talks on Ukraine with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Obama said his first meeting with Xi this year, held on the sidelines…

 

 

 

 

 

New law allows Tennessee to plan record number of executions — and keep details secret (via Raw Story )
The state of Tennessee has asked to execute a record number of death row inmates — and a new law means that the state can plan it all in secret. According to the Times Free Press, officials have asked the state Supreme Court for permission to execute…

Weather extremes ‘consistent’ with man-made climate change: UN (via AFP)

The Philippines’ devastating Typhoon Haiyan and drought in Australia are among recent weather extremes consistent with man-made climate change, the UN’s weather agency said Monday. “Many of the extreme events of 2013 were consistent with what we would…

 

 

 

 

 

Solar Power Is A Huge Water Saver (World Water Day Infographic) (via Clean Technica)
Every year on this day since 1993, the community of nations has focused on the importance of fresh water and advocated for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Severe droughts experienced recently in places like the American West, the…

‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’: Who’s Who? (via Fandango Movie Blog)

By: Samantha Schultz on March 22, 2014 at 3:53PM If the thought of trying to learn all the character names in yet another superhero movie has your head spinning, have no fear. A random, hilarious explanation is here.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 weaves…

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