71-year-old former Vice President Dick Cheney received a heart transplant yesterday. Cheney had been on a waiting list for a new heart for 20 months, and had his operation at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. "Although the former vice president and his family do not know the identity ... More >>
That salmonella-tainted turkey that's been going around? It's sickened more people, at least 107 in 31 states by now.
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Kraft is promoting its new Velveeta Cheesy Skillets, a line of just-add-meat pasta dinner kits, with a series of ads that invite women to "use thei ... More >>
via ReutersOfficials say that highly radioactive water is leaking into the Pacific from a crippled reactor at Fukushima Daiichi. Water from a concrete pit has been seen escaping through a crack into the ocean; radiation levels in that pit have been measured at "1,000 millisieverts per hour, which ... More >>
via ReutersFrench fighter jets have reportedly struck four tanks belonging to Qaddafi's forces in Benghazi, beginning the allied military intervention in Libya. They've entered Libyan airspace to enforce the no-fly zone and protect civilians following a U.N. resolution authorizing military a ... More >>
via GothamistThe Libyan uprising has "reached the capital's doorstep": anti-government forces have taken a town 30 miles from Tripoli, the capital. Yesterday, the U.N. approved sanctions against Libya and President Obama said that Moammar Qaddafi should step down. [NYT]
Mohammed Ghannouchi, the ... More >>
According to a recent report from the International Telecommunications Union, which clearly has its modem full, the number of people who've found out about the World Wide Web will exceed 2 freakin' billion by the end of this year -- "an increase of 600 million in just the past year and double ... More >>
Diplomats, with all of their power as foreign emissaries, tend to keep a low news profile. If you don't notice, whenever anything happens to them, it makes big news, as they are for all intents and purposes, foreign powers on American soil.
Well, expect to see this on the front cover of th ... More >>
In what can only be described as one of the more aggressively shit-starting plays in the history of humanitarian aid, yet another Gaza-bound activist-filled flotilla is headed towards an Israeli blockade in Gaza like, four days after the last "loveboat" got eight humanitarian activists killed ... More >>
Back on July 13 advocacy group United Against Nuclear Iran called on local hoteliers to refuse service to Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he comes here to visit the U.N. General Assembly on September 15, his first trip to the U.S. since the murderously bogus Iranian election that retu ... More >>
The Obama administration has created a new deputy food commissioner post in an effort to better curb salmonella and E. coli contamination following a rash of outbreaks in the last year, including the peanut product recall, the largest in U.S. history. An improved tracing system for identifying the o ... More >>
The Times as Jimmy Cagney and the reader as Mae Clarke. It's about time.
A banner day for the New York Times.
Newspapers that don't go out for blood are worthless. The Times often should be itself flayed because it so often doesn't take full advantage of its tremendous resources and usually und ... More >>