France and Italy announced Wednesday that they will send military officers to advise rebels fighting for the ouster of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime.
Britain has announced that it is expanding its presence in Libya with military advisers while the European Union said it is prepared to send troops for humanitarian assistance if requested by the United Nations.
NATO military commanders conceded Tuesday they are unable to stop Muammar Gadhafi's shelling of the rebel-held city of Misrata, where hospitals are overwhelmed with casualties.
American and European diplomats are warning that if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fails to present a new peace initiative soon, the Quartet may be compelled to recognize a Palestinian State within the 1967 borders, with east Jerusalem as its capital.
According to Debka, Saudi Arabia has gone out on a limb against the Obama administration to place itself at the forefront of an independent Gulf campaign for cutting down the Islamic Republic's drive for a nuclear bomb and its expansionist meddling in Arab countries.
The Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency has reported to a Cabinet Office safety panel that nuclear fuel pellets in the Nos. 1 and 3 reactors at the quake-hit Fukushima power station are believed to have partially melted.
Japanese authorities are reportedly considering implementing a mandatory evacuation zone around the Fukushima Nuclear Plant.
Cesium-137 from Fukushima has been detected in drinking water and milk here in the United States. Cesium and Tellurium were found in Boise, Las Vegas, Nome and Dutch Harbor, Honolulu, Kauai and Oahu, Anaheim, Riverside, San Francisco, and San Bernardino, Jacksonville and Orlando, Salt Lake City, Guam, and Saipan while Uranium-234, with a half-life of 245,500 years has been found in Hawaii, California, and Washington.
The operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant has laid out a blueprint for stopping radiation leaks and stabilizing damaged reactors within the next six to nine months as a first step toward allowing some of the tens of thousands of evacuees to return to the area.
Oil prices jumped more than $3 Wednesday, to above $111 a barrel, as the dollar weakened and a government report said U.S. crude supplies fell last week.
Gas prices reached five dollars per gallon at a gas station in Washington, DC on April 19, 2011.
One economist believes that we could see gas prices as high as $6 a gallon or more by summertime under the right conditions.
Gold prices topped $1,500 an ounce Tuesday as investors looked for more stable assets because of worries about U.S. government debt, European financial problems and inflation.
Will silver reach $50 an ounce soon?
Even though Standard & Poor’s has threatened to downgrade the nation’s credit rating, and well-known bond managers have sold their Treasury bonds, the U.S. debt market continues to thrive — and even rally.
American Airlines lost $436 million in the first quarter as it battled rising jet fuel prices, likely foreshadowing huge losses at other major U.S. airlines.
Late Tuesday, Southwest Airlines raised all of its round-trip fares by $10. Delta initiated this latest round of price increases on Monday, and as of midday Wednesday American Airlines, JetBlue and United Airlines had matched it.
Investors drove up home sales last month, paying cash to grab cheap homes at risk of foreclosure. But purchases by first-time homebuyers, crucial to a housing recovery, fell.
U.S. commercial property prices slipped for the second straight month in January, as distressed real estate sales weighed on values, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
Government now provides 35% of all wages in the United States.
The average American family is having a really tough time right now. Only 45.4% of Americans had a job during 2010. The last time the employment level was that low was back in 1983.
U.S. multinational corporations cut their work forces in the U.S. by 2.9 million during the 2000s while increasing employment overseas by 2.4 million, new data from the U.S. Commerce Department reveals.
Over the past decade, the U.S. manufacturing industry has shed 5.5 million jobs while around 50,000 factories have shuttered.
Thousands of people showed up to McDonald’s restaurants nationwide to apply for jobs on the hamburger giant’s first National Hiring Day, creating lines in some places.
Is China about to revalue the Yuan?
China is heavily investing in troubled Spanish banks.
Even Ben Stein is warning that an economic collapse may be coming.
There are a lot of reasons why the price of gold keeps hitting new record highs.
Roughly one in four dollars the federal government borrows goes to pay the interest on the debt.
Did you know that our federal government spent $413 billion on interest payments just last year? Which means in 2010 alone we spent more in interest payments than we spent on the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Energy, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Justice and Homeland Security, the Department of Agriculture, the Treasury Department, the Department of Labor and the small business administration — combined.
The United States lacks a credible plan to cut its deficit over the medium term, the International Monetary Fund's chief economist Olivier Blanchard told French daily Le Monde in an interview published on Wednesday.
Standard & Poor’s has decided to slap U.S. government debt with a negative ratings outlook.
It is being reported that Barack Obama begged Standard & Poor's not to lower the outlook on U.S. government debt.
A credit rating downgrade for the United States would spell even more financial trouble for the U.S. government, hampering its ability to borrow money as investors demand higher yields to make up for the increased risk. That would cause its national debt to balloon further and increase the need to hike taxes or make even more painful cuts in spending.
Donald Trump says that he will show his tax returns if Barack Obama shows his birth certificate.
Google searches for Donald Trump have gone way up recently.
Only a quarter of Republicans in critical caucus-state Iowa believe that Barack Obama was born in the United States.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is reportedly following the lead of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) by preparing a plan that would allow him to possibly take over municipalities that don’t pass a financial stress test.
The San Francisco Entertainment Commission wants to require all venues with an occupancy of over 100 people to record the faces of all patrons and scan their ID’s for storage in a database which they must hand over to law enforcement on request.
Several conservative bloggers are accusing Glenn Beck of stealing their content without giving credit. Worse, there is evidence that Beck takes steps to hide the true source before using content on his show.
73% of Americans say they waste time at work -- at least one hour per day.
77% of workers that have access to Facebook at work check it daily.
27% of U.S. workers actually watch porn while at work.
With the largest rate of teens having sex in the country and the fifth-highest HIV/AIDS rate in that age group, Philadelphia has launched a campaign to reverse those trends with a website that offers mail-order condoms to children as young as 11.
Over the past 13 years, a little-known Philadelphia phone-sex company called PrimeTel Communications has quietly gained control over nearly a quarter of all the 1-800 numbers in the U.S. and Canada, often by grabbing them the moment they are relinquished by previous users.
The New York State Health Department has created a list of what they deem to be “risky recreational activities” and is forcing many summer programs to ban these games unless they shell out extra funds to be recognized as an official summer camp.
It has been discovered that since the introduction of iOS 4, Apple devices have been tracking and storing the user's location along with a time stamp -- essentially logging a user's movements since upgrading to iOS 4.
According to a nationwide study just released by the Flagstaff, Arizona-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), meat and poultry from U.S. grocery stores have an unexpectedly high rate of dangerous disease-causing bacteria, including antibiotic resistant superbugs.
According to the ACLU, Michigan police officers are using devices to download all your phone data when they pull you over, including photos and text messages.
Roughly two dozen teens, reportedly chanting the name of an Atlanta gang, invaded a MARTA train early Sunday morning, beating and robbing two Delta flight attendants.
A damning new study conducted by German scientists has found that so-called energy saving light bulbs contain poisonous carcinogens that could cause cancer and should be “kept as far away as possible from the human environment,” but Americans will be forced to replace their traditional light bulbs with toxic CFLs ahead of a government ban set to take effect at the start of next year.
Angry opposition supporters in Nigeria's Muslim north set fire to homes bearing ruling party banners Monday and heavy gunfire rang out in several towns as election officials released results showing the Christian incumbent had gained an insurmountable lead.
Protesters led by hardline Islamists in southern Egypt held their ground Monday, saying they won't end their campaign of civil disobedience until the government removes a newly appointed Coptic Christian governor.
Women who do not wear headscarves are being threatened with violence and even death by Islamic extremists intent on imposing sharia law on parts of Britain.
Did news footage recently capture images of a giant UFO hovering over Fukushima?
Incredible footage has emerged of what a group of Russians claim is the remains of a mangled alien.
An increasingly larger number of gays and lesbians at Christian colleges are starting to "come out of the closet".
Lastly, does a new book entitled "Where's The Birth Certificate?" finally reveal all the details surrounding the birth of Barack Obama?