Wednesday, Nov 25th

Last update06:53:33 AM GMT

You are here All News At a Glance

Mayor: Fight not over for Houston nondiscrimination measure

Houston electionHouston Mayor Annise Parker has rallied supporters of a defeated ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people in the city, telling them the fight isn't over.

The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance was soundly rejected Tuesday by a vote of 61 percent to 39 percent, following a nearly 18-month battle in the nation's fourth-largest city that spawned rallies, legal fights and accusations of religious intolerance and demonization of the LGBT community.


Young Americans shifting US towards becoming less religious nation

Americans becoming less religiousDeclining levels of religious belief and practice among the generation of Americans born in the last two decades of the 20th century is shifting the US towards becoming a less devout nation, a major new survey has found.

The growing proportion of “millennials” – young adults now in their 20s and 30s – who do not belong to any organised faith is changing America’s religious landscape, says a report by the respected Pew Research Center, based on a survey of 35,000 people.

The religiously unaffiliated or “nones”, who include atheists and those who describe their religion as “nothing in particular”, have grown to 23% of the US population, compared to 16% at the time of the last comparable survey in 2007.


Study may have found evidence of alternate, parallel universes

parallel universesAn astrophysicist says he may have found evidence of alternate or parallel universes by looking back in time to just after the Big Bang more than 13 billion years ago.

While mapping the so-called "cosmic microwave background," which is the light left over from the early universe, scientist Ranga-Ram Chary found what he called a mysterious glow, the International Business Times reported.


Vatican inspectors suspect key office was used for money laundering

vatican department suspected of money launderingVatican financial investigators suspect a department of the Holy See which oversees real estate and investments was used in the past for possible money laundering, insider trading and market manipulation, according to a report seen by Reuters.

The information in the confidential document, which covers the period from 2000 to 2011, has been passed on to Italian and Swiss investigators for their checks because some activity tied to the accounts allegedly took place in these countries, a senior Vatican source said.


Blame Western companies for Southeast Asia’s toxic haze

palm oil causing pollutionI arrived in Singapore two weeks ago, landing in a cloud of haze. For the last two months, my business school classmates in Southeast Asia’s leading financial center have not seen the blue sky and have been warned not to spend time outside, as the haze can get so heavy that breathing becomes dangerous. When they do go outside, they wear masks.

The same haze hangs over Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and an ever-growing swath of the region — and it has been happening annually. This year, it has reached record levels of pollution because of El Niño and the resulting delay in the rainy season.


Israel passes 'minimum sentence' for stone-throwers

stone thrower penalties raised in IsraelNew legislation establishes three-year minimum sentence and will also punish parents of children convicted of offence.

Israel has passed an amendment to the country's civil law establishing a minimum prison sentence of three years for people who throw rocks at Israeli troops, civilians or vehicles.


More than 160,000 pounds of beef recalled in E. coli scare

e-coli scare in beefA meat company based out of Omaha, Neb., is recalling 167,427 pounds of beef after a sample tested positive for E. coli bacteria.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall Sunday, saying the items were produced on Oct. 16 by All American Meats, Inc. with a sell-by date of Nov. 3.


Cop accused of shooting man in back goes on trial for murder

Pa/ police officer charged with murderVideo played Tuesday at a police officer's murder trial shows the 15-year veteran shocking a fleeing suspect with a stun gun, then shooting him twice in the back as he lay face down in the snow.

Officer Lisa Mearkle is on trial for shooting 59-year-old David Kassick after he fled from a Feb. 2 traffic stop in Hummelstown, a Harrisburg suburb. The shooting was captured by a camera attached to the officer's stun gun.


43 Washington and Oregon Chipotle Restaurants Closed After E. Coli Outbreak

chipoltle stores closeddMore than 40 Chipotle restaurants across Oregon and Washington state were closed Saturday after an E. coli outbreak was linked to some of the chain's locations in those states, according to health officials.

Nineteen E. coli cases in Washington and three in Oregon have been connected to Chipotle, according to the Washington State Department of Health.


Page 19 of 1007

America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support!
TVNL Tee Shirt
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support!
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support!
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!