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EPA: BP Oil Spill Affected Half-Mile Of Lake Michigan

EPA: BP Oil Spill Affected Half-Mile Of Lake Michigan

The malfunction at BP’s Indiana refinery has caused great damage with a half-mile spill along the Chicago shoreline. The spill reported Monday afternoon by BP appears to have been contained by company crew members who deployed absorbent booms around the spill site, said Mike Beslow, on-scene coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 5. […]

March 25, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Big Bang’s Smoking Gun Found

Scientists have found, for the first time, evidence of the universe expanding. The clue is encoded in the primordial cosmic microwave background radiation that continues to spread through space to this day. Scientists found and measured a key polarization, or orientation, of the microwaves caused by gravitational waves, which are miniature ripples in the fabric […]

March 17, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Boss Takes Picture Of Employee Without Permission; Employee Kills Him

A Florida man didn’t like that his boss took a picture of him at the restaurant where they work, and so he took out a knife and stabbed him. Tilus Lebrun, 36, worked at Jimmy The Greek Taverna Restaurant in Boca Raton where witnesses say he pulled out a knife and stabbed the restaurant’s owner, […]

March 14, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Little-Known Health Act Fact: Prison Inmates Are Signing Up

With Medicaid being expanded to help childless and single adults, the prison population is jumping on board. State and counties are enrolling inmates for two main reasons. Although Medicaid does not cover standard health care for inmates, it can pay for their hospital stays beyond 24 hours — meaning states can transfer millions of dollars […]

March 14, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Semi-Automatic Giveaway At New York Church

The church wants to “honor” hunters and gun owners.  Because that’s what Jesus was all about. I mean, Jesus really loved the Second Amendment, right? State Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin will speak; evangelist Dr. Bob Gray will preach; and one lucky attendee will win an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, according to a flier released on the church’s […]

March 13, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Trucker Accused Of Keeping Sex Slaves In Semitrailer For Months

A Utah trucker is accused of keeping sex slaves for months at a time, filing down their teeth, and beating them until they passed out. Timothy Jay Vafeades, 54, made an initial appearance Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Fargo, N.D., and will now be transferred to Utah for further proceedings. The charges against him […]

March 12, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Jan Brewer’s Staff Worked On Anti-Gay Bill She Later Vetoed

Governor Jan Brewer’s staff helped shape the legislation that she then vetoed, SB 1062. Brewer’s top aides — including her attorney, policy adviser and legislative liaison — began in January to negotiate bill language with the Center for Arizona Policy, the powerful non- profit that advocates for conservative causes and helped write the bill, documents […]

March 12, 2014 / More... ( comments)

FAA Warned And Corrosion Problems With Boeing 777′

Problems that could lead to the break-up of an airplane in mid-air were brought up by safety regulators weeks before the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The Federal Aviation Administration ordered checks on hundreds of U.S.-registered 777s after reports of cracking in the fuselage skin underneath a satellite antenna. In an airworthiness directive, it […]

March 12, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Vladimir Putin Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Of course, it’s only a nomination, which almost anyone could receive. A record 278 candidates, including 47 organizations, received nominations for the 2014 prize, said the Norwegian Nobel Institute’s director, Geir Lundestad. Committee members who met on Tuesday added their own proposals with a focus on recent turmoil around the globe. “Part of the purpose […]

March 5, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Virginia Republican Says A Pregnant Woman Is Just A ‘Host’

Republican State Senator Steve Martin (obviously not the comedy legend) says a pregnant woman is just a “host” even though “some refer to them as mothers.” Martin, the former chairman of the Senate Education and Health Committee, wrote a lengthy post about his opinions on women’s bodies on his Facebook wall last week in response […]

February 24, 2014 / More... ( comments)

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