Aug 23, 2014

Fukushima to accept construction of interim soil storage facility

The Fukushima Prefectural Government will accept a central government plan as early as next week to construct an interim facility for storing soil tainted with radioactive fallout from Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, informed sources said Friday. On Tuesday ...

Of all police killings, why did Ferguson explode?

| Aug 22, 2014

Of all police killings, why did Ferguson explode?

There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed black males were killed by police in recent months, from New York to Los Angeles. Then 18-year-old Michael Brown was gunned down in ...

Foley case lays bare debate over ransoms

| Aug 22, 2014

Foley case lays bare debate over ransoms

by Lara Jakes

The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime American and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf’s increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma is ...

Aug 22, 2014

U.S. wealth gap widened in the last decade

A report from the U.S. Census Bureau provides fresh evidence that the rich are getting richer while the poor are getting poorer. The study, released Thursday, divided the U.S. into five groups from wealthiest to poorest. The median net worth of the richest households ...

Aug 22, 2014

California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

California’s attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state’s death penalty unconstitutional. The announcement by Attorney General Kamala Harris came after U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney ruled last month that the state’s death penalty takes too long ...

Aug 22, 2014

Willie Nelson's 1980s braids to hit the auction block

Some of the most distinctive hair in American music is up for sale with Willie Nelson’s trademark braids heading to the auction block, where they are expected to fetch between $50,000 to $60,000. The braids were cut in the 1980s when Nelson’s hair was ...