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DNA Same As Fingerprint, The Happiest Place

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

 The Supremes: The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 yesterday that police officers may take a DNA swab from suspects arrested for serious crimes. The majority opinion said taking a DNA sample is an identity procedure the same as taking fingerprints or …

Oldest Senator Dies, Storm Chasers Killed

Monday, June 3, 2013

National: Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 89, of New Jersey died last night of viral pneumonia. He was the oldest senator and its last WWII veteran. Republican Gov. Chris Christie must appoint a replacement until a special election. Lautenberg’s death leaves …

China Cyber Sleuthing, Who’s Dr. Who?

Sunday, June 2, 2013

National: The US and China have agreed to hold regular talks about cyber security. American officials in recent months have accused Chinese hackers of breaking into industrial and defense computers and stealing enormous amounts of valuable information. The Chinese deny …

Cyber Talks, Earth, Wind and Fire

Sunday, June 2, 2013

 National: The US and China have agreed to hold regular talks about cyber security. American officials in recent months have accused Chinese hackers of breaking into industrial and defense computers and stealing enormous amounts of valuable information. The Chinese deny …

Tornadoes in Oklahoma, Ricin Investigation

Saturday, June 1, 2013

National: Tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma again yesterday leaving five people dead, including a mother and her baby who were sucked out of their car. Vehicles were tossed off the highway and tractor-trailers overturned. A storm-chasing photo van was smashed. Storms …

GMO Wheat, Syrian Battle, Ricin Message

Friday, May 31, 2013

Monsanto World: Japan and South Korea suspended imports of some American wheat after the discovery in an Oregon field of a genetically engineered strain that was never approved for sale. The wheat is a variety designed to be resistant to …

Drone Strike, Say Oui, Spell Check

Thursday, May 30, 2013

World: Pakistani authorities and militants say a suspected drone strike took out the number two man in the Taliban leadership. The US has made no claim abut the attack. The first gay couple to marry in France has said “oui”. …

Stocks, Pork Sale, Bachman Bails

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Money, Money: Stock prices jumped Tuesday on news that home prices rose 10.9% in the last 12 months. Rising prices indicate that Americans are buying homes and will likely spend more on furniture and household goods. The Consumer Confidence Index …

Arms for Rebels, Chile Volcano, Bike City

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

 World: The European Union voted to lift its arms embargo to Syrian rebels, although there is no immediate move to actually ship weapons. Individual governments will have to decide what they do. Meanwhile, US Sen. John McCain, who has been …

Spring Snow, Rebel Arms, NY Rolls

Monday, May 27, 2013

 Global Warming: Whiteface Mountain ski area in New York’s Adirondack Mountains reported 34 inches of snow over the Memorial Day weekend. Snow also fell in parts of Vermont and New Hampshire on a chilly holiday weekend. Arms for Rebels: At …