Archive for May, 2012

Man killed in homemade plane crash

May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

Man Killed in Homemade Plane CrashA 65-year-old man was killed and his daughter seriously injured after the home-built plane they were flying in crashed at a Colorado airport.


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    Healthcare costs to rise 7.5 percent in 2013: report

    May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

    To match feature USA-HEALTHCARE/TEXASThe cost of healthcare services is expected to rise 7.5 percent in 2013, more than three times the projected rates for inflation and economic growth, according to an industry research report released on Thursday.


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      Polish president wants more after Obama gaffe

      May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

      Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski speaks at the NATO Summit in ChicagoPoland's President Bronislaw Komorowski said Wednesday he had written a personal letter to President Barack Obama urging him to do more to correct the record after Obama referred to "a Polish death camp" in a White House ceremony on Tuesday. "I hope we will jointly act to make up for this unfortunate mistake. I believe […]


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        U.S. women see assault on reproductive rights: poll

        May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

        WASHINGTON (Reuters) – About one-third of American women believe there is a broad effort under way to limit their access to reproductive services including contraception, family planning and abortion, according a poll released on Thursday. After months of election-year culture wars over Planned Parenthood, abortion and President Barack Obama’s policy on contraceptives, researchers said 42 percent of women have felt strongly enough to take some sort of action including trying to influence another’s opinions or donating money. …

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          Tornado from remnants of Beryl destroys homes in N.C.

          May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

          This NOAA satellite image taken Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 4:45 a.m. EDT shows cloud cover along the East Coast as the remains of tropical storm Beryl move through the region dropping heavy rain. The Northeast also sees heavy cloud cover as Tuesday\'s severe thunderstorm outbreak dies down. More clouds are noted in the Southern Plains where more severe weather was reported on Tuesday. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)The remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl spun off a tornado that destroyed three homes and damaged dozens of others near the North Carolina coast Wednesday as the system sped toward the Atlantic, authorities said.


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            Politwoops: Catching politicians’ Twitter #FAILs

            May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

            The Daily Bret: Twitter questionsIf you're an elected lawmaker in the United States with a Twitter account, you'd better check twice before firing off that next post. While the rest of us can rest easy once we hit the delete button after we make a mistake, the Sunlight Foundation is now tracking and posting all deleted tweets from hundreds […]


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              FDA rejects new name for high fructose corn syrup

              May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

              FILE - This Sept. 15, 2011 file photo shows the nutrition label on a can of soda with the ingredient high fructose corn syrup, in Philadelphia. The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 rejected the Corn Refiners Association's bid to rename its sweetening agent "corn sugar." The FDA said that it defines sugar as a solid, dried and crystallized food — not a syrup. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)High fructose corn syrup won't get a wholesome new name after all.


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                Y! Big Story: What the minimum wage gets you

                May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

                California Adds 100,000 Jobs In FebruaryEverything you need to know to get up to speed on the story of the day What does $7.25 an hour get you? These days, barely two gallons of gas. You'd probably have to work 30 minutes to enjoy a tall Frappuccino (maybe more if prices keep going up), although that's an indulgence when a […]


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                  Indiana man shoots 4, 1 fatally, before shooting self

                  May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

                  A gunman opened fire at an Indianapolis apartment complex Wednesday, fatally shooting a woman and wounding three other people before turning the gun on himself as officers confronted him, police said.

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                    RIM sinks, but patents, network have value

                    May 31 2012 Published by under General Interest

                    Three people on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange display their Blackberry smartphones, Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Research In Motion Ltd., the maker of the BlackBerry, is in steep decline. The company, once the crown jewel of the Canadian technology industry, is now worth 1 percent of Apple’s market capitalization. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Research In Motion Ltd., the maker of the BlackBerry, is in steep decline. The company, once the crown jewel of the Canadian technology industry, is now worth 1 percent of Apple's market capitalization. One way for RIM to stop the downward tailspin: It could sell itself to a competitor or financial firm. But who would step up to buy RIM —and why?


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