A Texas judge in the county that sends more inmates to death row than any other in the nation is apparently taking a stand.
Texas judge says death penalty unconstitutional
The government’s monthly snapshot of the job market found that another 36,000 jobs disappeared in February — hardly cause for a celebration.
Yet compared to the monthly losses of more than 650,000 jobs a year ago ...
A relatively unknown congressman now suddenly wields huge power on Capitol Hill.
For decades, scientists debated if it was an asteroid or volcanic activity that caused the mass extinction.
A 100-year-old ex-secretary who lived in a tiny cottage leaves behind a stunning surprise.
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From Texas to South Africa, farmers and ranchers on the drought-plagued Savannah know that cutting down water-hungry shrubs and trees helps keep more moisture in the soil. This conventional wisdom has ruled land management for generations but there is one problem—it may not be true.
According to new findings by researchers at Texas A&M University in College Station, the exact opposite might be the case.
They don't want you to remember that repugicans were the ones who crashed the economy.
They don't want you to remember that repugicans started two wars that we are still paying for.
They don't want you to remember that bank bailouts (TARP) happened on their watch.
The Vanderburgh County, Indiana, County Prosecutor is trying to save the children by banning anything above a "G" rating from Redbox, and other inexpensive, automated video rental systems—going so far as to backhandedly threaten a grocery store with a Class D felony.
But, as Consumerist points out, the real "brains" behind this effort isn't parents, or even a particularly zealous religious group. It's video rental stores, which stand to profit if $1-per-DVD-per-day Redbox can't dispense anything other than cartoons.
"I'm not on a crusade," said Paul Black, an Evansville attorney who says he suggested the inquiry to Levco's office on behalf of a client who operates several video store locations. "We're just looking for a level playing field here."
Two police officers were injured by a gunman firing shots outside the Pentagon tonight. Hundreds of employees there were ordered to go into "Code Red" -- the entire building locked down, with no one allowed to enter or leave.
ABC's Steven Portnoy reported that Pentagon police had a suspect in custody. ABC's Martha Raddatz reported that three ambulances were on the scene, and all parking lots at the massive Defense Department headquarters were closed off.
The shooting occurred at the Pentagon Metro Station, which is just outside the Pentagon's main entrance.
U.S. health regulators warned units of Nestle and more than a dozen other food-makers about overstating or misstating the nutritional value of baby food, nuts and other products on their labels.
Most of the letters made public on Wednesday accuse the companies of making claims on their food packages and websites over trans fat content, antioxidant advantages, and omega-3 benefits that fail to Food and Drug Administration guidelines.
The warnings come as the FDA is set to push for new package labeling to make it easier for people to understand the nutritional content of food.
A Saudi Arabian woman, Sawsan Salim, has been sentenced to 300 lashings and one and a half years in prison for filing harassment complaints about government officials and appearing in court in the northern Qasim region without a male guardian present. In 2007, Salim filed 118 harassment complaints against local officials, who allegedly mistreated her when she appeared in their offices unchaperoned, according to Business Week. Salim appeared without a male guardian because her husband, her sole male family member, was in prison at the time. She initially approached a local court in 2004, when she sought help to release her husband from prison.
The legal guardianship system in Saudi Arabia requires that women, both minors and adults, must be accompanied by a male guardian outside the home. If women wish to conduct themselves in public business, work, or to drive, they must obtain permission from or be accompanied by their male guardian, who may be her husband, father, brother, or even a minor son, according to Human Rights Watch. The Saudi Arabian government promised in June 2009 to follow United Nations suggestions to remove this restrictive system, but has not made this change.
"In Saudi Arabia, being a woman going about her legitimate business without a man's protection is apparently a crime," said Nadya Khalife, a women's rights researcher for the Middle East at Human Rights Watch. "The government needs to free Sawsan Salim and keep its promise to end this discriminatory system."
A similar case occurred in March 2009, when Khamisa Sawadi, an elderly Saudi woman, was accused of fraternization with men after two men outside of her family brought her bread. She was sentenced to 40 lashings, 4 months jail time and deportation. In February 2008, an American business woman was arrested for being in the family section of a Starbucks in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with a male colleague.
The city's post-Olympic plans for the $1.1 billion condominium complex have one blogger skeptical.