12 Facts About Money And Congress That Are So Outrageous That It Is Hard To Believe That They Are Actually True
Cain suggests accuser's finances are motive for allegation
---One accuser works for Obama
----------Another lived in same building as top Obama aide
SWAT team deployed as gun battle erupts on US-Mexico border
'Iran Navy can patrol off coast of US'
The commander of the Iranian Navy says Iran has the right to deploy naval vessels near US coastal waters according to international law. On Tuesday, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that international law permits all countries to send their naval ships to the open seas, and naval forces of the Islamic Republic are also allowed to sail in these waters, the Mehr news agency reported. He went on to say that the Iranian Navy has the right to sail in waters near the coast of the United States because the coastal waters beyond the territorial waters of the country are regarded as the open sea. He also spoke about the Jamaran destroyer, saying that it is currently on a patrol mission in the Bab-el-Mandeb strait between the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. Last year, the Iranian Navy launched the Jamaran destroyer, with a...
IAEA report: Iran has been working toward nuclear bomb since 2003
---Report 'Brings Israel Attack On Iran Closer'
------Israel believes it could carry out strikes on Iran with under 500 civilian fatalities
---------'Iran will battle Zionists on streets of Tel Aviv'
As the clock continues to tick ahead of the release of a UN Nuclear watchdog report on Iran's nuclear program, Tehran continues to issue threats against Israel. A member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee on Tuesday said that if the Jewish State attacks the Islamic Republic, "Iranian soldiers would fight Zionist soldiers on the streets of Tel Aviv and expel them from Palestine," Fars news agency reported. Hossein Naqavi further warned that "Iranian forces will fiercely fight its enemies on the continents of Europe and America...
-----------------'Quiet' Arab coalition supports attack on Iran
TV and radio broadcasts will halt for the nation's first simultaneous emergency alert
WASHINGTON — From the television blaring at a West Palm Beach sports bar to the island radio station in American Samoa, broadcast channels across the United States and its territories will take a 30-second break from programming at 2 p.m. Wednesday to run the first national test of the Emergency Alert System. The broadcast system has been tested on the local and state level thousands of times, but never before have government agencies and broadcasters coordinated to see if there are any gaps in the system that could be...
Canary Islands Eruption - Undersea Volcano Now Just 70 Meters from Surface
"The monster rises out of the water", screamed the Spanish newspaper La Provincia. Scientists, meanwhile, are being a bit more level-headed about the undersea volcano south of El Hierro in the Canary Islands; they now believe it is in the third phase of its eruption -- fountains of water have been shooting out of the Atlantic up to 20 meters in the air over the last few days. On Tuesday, some local residents even saw stones being catapulted out of the sea. A seething maelstrom, dozens of meters across, is bubbling away in the ocean...
Oprah, Tyler Perry guests at Lakewood service
Oprah Winfrey created a buzz Sunday in Houston with a surprise appearance at the 11 a.m. service at Lakewood Church. Oprah is in town interviewing Pastor Joel Osteen as a part of her new series Oprah's Next Chapter premiering in January on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The show will feature conversations with real people, newsmakers and celebrities. Seated in the front row of the crowd of roughly 13,000, Oprah and Tyler Perry were announced as guests at the service. Houstonian Diego Quintanilla, who was sitting near the duo, tweeted...
----Critics: Winfrey Cheered Like a 'Goddess' at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church
-------------Oprah Winfrey Makes Surprise Visit to Osteen's Lakewood Church (VIDEO)
Honda unveils 'smarter' Asimo humanoid robot
WAKO — Honda’s human-shaped robot can now run faster, balance itself on uneven surfaces, hop on one foot and pour a drink. Some of its technology may even be used to help out with clean-up operations at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. Honda’s demonstration of the revamped Asimo on Tuesday at its Tokyo suburban research facility was not only to prove that the bubble-headed childlike machine was more limber and a bit smarter. It was a way to try to answer some critics that Asimo, first shown in 2000, had been of little practical use so...
The price of rice is set to soar: Thailand
Thailand, the world's biggest producer of rice, has been hit hard by floods with 3.5 million tonnes of rice thought to have been damaged. But even before the floods hit, there was another problem: the government is offering to buy rice at a 50% premium. Their plan is to stockpile the rice to increase the price then to sell the produce at a higher value to alleviate poverty amongst farmers.
Evacuations begin ahead of Bering Sea storm
Evacuations have begun in some Alaska coastal communities, including Nome (see below), ahead of a powerful storm that's moving across the Bering Sea toward the western Alaska coast. The storm, packing hurricane-force winds, has the potential for coastal flooding, extensive beach erosion and serious damage, according to the National Weather Service. "This will be extremely dangerous and life threatening storm of an epic magnitude rarely experienced," the Weather Service said in a bulletin earlier today. For the latest National...
Half of US Mortgages Are Effectively Underwater
A new report on still-falling home prices today highlights the fact that the lower those prices go, the more American borrowers fall into an negative equity position; that is, they owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth. Most analysts will tell you that negative equity is the number one problem in the housing market today, even worse than foreclosures, because it causes foreclosures, stymies consumer spending and traps potential home buyers and sellers in place. Negative equity rose to 28.6 percent of single-family homes with...
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Voters in Ohio have approved a ballot measure intended to keep government from requiring Ohioans to participate in any health care system. The constitutional amendment passed is largely symbolic, coming in...