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US Supreme Court declines to challenge New York gun law

US Supreme Court declines to challenge New York gun law

The United States Supreme Court will avoid weighing in for now on a restrictive gun law in New York state. The country’s top justices said Monday that they won’t hear…

Maduro wins Venezuela elections by narrow margin

Maduro wins Venezuela elections by narrow margin

With the vote split almost equally acting President Nicolas Maduro has won Venezuelan presidential election to replace Hugo Chavez. The opposition leader Henrique Capriles however claimed fraud on the part…

Joe McKee is running for Desert Hot Springs City Council

Joe McKee is running for Desert Hot Springs City Council

Over a hundred  enthusiastic supporters gathered at the Miracle Springs Resort & Spa to cheer-on and pledge their support to Joe McKee. Joe is running for a seat on the Desert…

Tea Party lashes out at ‘Monsanto Protection Act’

Tea Party lashes out at ‘Monsanto Protection Act’

Members of the Tea Party have joined protesters standing up against the ‘Monsanto Protection Act’, calling the provision a ‘special interest loophole’ for friends of Congress. The provision has now…

Judge plugs “private email” loophole in CA public records law

Judge plugs “private email” loophole in CA public records law

In a big victory for open government, a Superior Court judge in San Jose has ruled that the state’s Public Records Act applies to government officials’ emails and texts about…

Palestinians deserve an independent and sovereign state and an end to occupation by Israel – Obama

Palestinians deserve an independent and sovereign state and an end to occupation by Israel – Obama

American President Barack Obama confirms the US is committed to creating two independent states, Israel and Palestine, whatever time it takes to reach the goal. Obama stressed direct talks between…

Thing and a prayer: NASA chief says Earth defenseless in asteroid strike

Thing and a prayer: NASA chief says Earth defenseless in asteroid strike

If an unknown large meteor or asteroid were on a collision course with Earth, NASA chief Charles Bolden told a US House of Representatives Science Committee hearing Tuesday, then praying…

US B-52s imitate nuclear bombing of North Korea

US B-52s imitate nuclear bombing of North Korea

In a bid to intimidate North Korea and draw attention to the US military’s capabilities, American B-52 bombers – which are capable of carrying out nuclear strikes – are practicing…

Cypriot parliament votes against deposit levy

Cypriot parliament votes against deposit levy

The Cypriot parliament has voted against a revised bank deposit levy. The tax was meant to shave 9.9% off any deposits over €100,000 and has since caused uproar in the…

Stop, thief! Run on ATMs in Cyprus as govt mulls savings tax

Stop, thief! Run on ATMs in Cyprus as govt mulls savings tax

Panic withdrawals hit Cyprus after officials announced bailout terms viewed as ‘robbery’ by the public, as the UK is reportedly ready to protect British depositors’ savings. The adage ‘the best…