Shooting suspect Jared Loughner was ordered held without bail Monday on charges of two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder in Saturday’s mass shooting that left U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords clinging to life, and he was assigned a lawyer who defended Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Timothy McVeigh.
It turns out that Jared Lee Loughner is a left-wing, pot-smoking liberal who was into dressing like the grim reaper and dabbling in the occult.
It has also come out that the Communist Manifesto and Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” are among the favorite reading materials of Jared Lee Loughner.
Some leftists in the media have resorted to verbally attacking the parents of the slain 9 year old Christina Taylor Green.
Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) reportedly plans to introduce legislation that would make it a federal crime to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting violence against a federal official or member of Congress.
Barack Obama is putting plans in motion to give the Commerce Department authority to create an Internet ID for all Americans.
Former House majority leader Tom DeLay has been sentenced to three years in prison for his role in a money-laundering case stemming from the 2002 elections.
Lebanese Prime Minister Sa’ad Hariri on Sunday asked UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to put more pressure on Israel to cease border violations and exploitation of “Lebanese” oil and gas resources.
China has made strides in building a new stealth fighter jet and Washington is also concerned about a new ballistic missile that could theoretically explode a U.S. aircraft carrier nearly 2,000 miles out to sea.
Australia’s intelligence agencies believe that China is hiding the extent of a massive military build-up that goes beyond national defense and that threatens regional stability.
The U.S. has announced that it will respond to the rapidly-increasing military capabilities of China by building up its own strength in the region.
There are now 43.2 million Americans on food stamps.
The cost of a lot of the “basics” is projected to go up significantly in 2011.
Figures recently released by theFood and Agriculture Organization(FAO) index of 55 food commodities indicates that worldwide food prices hit a record high in December. Though the costs of some food commodities like rice, corn and soy actually decreased, oil seeds and sugar jumped significantly due to various factors including erratic weather and droughts, according to reports.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy takes his campaign for greater global food price and currency stability to Washington next week when he seeks Barack Obama’s support for France’s goals as head of the Group of 20 powers.
Is the world just “one poor harvest” away from total chaos?
A recent study by a law professor from the University of Michigan found that Americans that are 55 years of age or older now account for 20 percent of all bankruptcies in the United States. Back in 2001, they only accounted for 12 percent of all bankruptcies.
With Illinois’s budget crisis reaching dizzying, desperate levels, lawmakers here over the weekend were seriously pondering something that would have been unimaginable even a few months ago: a 75 percent increase in the state’s income tax.
The number of poor people in the U.S. is millions higher than previously known, with 1 in 6 Americans — many of them 65 and older — struggling in poverty due to rising medical care and other costs, according to preliminary census figures released Wednesday.
The U.S. government is now spending approximately 6.85 million dollars per minute.
The U.S. government is insolvent. Who says so? Timothy F. Geithner, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
In a decision that may slow foreclosures nationwide, Massachusetts’ highest court voided the seizure of two homes by Wells Fargo & Co and US Bancorp after the banks failed to show they held the mortgages at the time they foreclosed.
Could the recent Massachusetts mortgage decision end up severely damaging the big banks?
The Federal Reserve reported Monday its earnings jumped by more than 50 percent in 2010 to a record $80.9 billion on its massive holdings of securities, and it is turning the bulk of it over to the U.S. Treasury Department.
Stephen Lewis from Monument Securities points out that luxury outlets saw an 8.1 percent rise from a year ago, but discount stores catering to America’s poorer half rose just 1.2 percent.
MSNBC host Contessa Brewer recently said that “we’re hearing horrific stories, John, about people who are taking their own lives” when the plans they have made for their senior years don’t work out.
Many analysts believe that the financial crisis in Europe is a “virulent disease” which is going to cause massive problems for world financial markets during 2011.
The BBC reports that there were violent riots outside of the Dhaka Stock Exchange, after shares fell over 9% in one hour, representing the biggest fall in the exchange’s 55-year history.
Are we about to see a dramatic squeeze in the world silver market?
There are some really good reasons why so many investors are flocking to gold right now.
Mexican trucks will soon have nearly full access to U.S. roadways as long as they comply with safety, insurance and environmental regulations and submit to background checks.
A highly touted meeting between Stephen Harper and Barack Obama on a perimeter security pact has been pushed back as Canada and the United States wrestle with the difficulties of the complex arrangement.
Fifteen bodies, all but one of them decapitated, were found early on Saturday in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco as drug violence in Mexico intensified.
Donald Trump has reportedly told some of his close friends that he is planning to run for president in 2012.
A man in a wheelchair was reportedly shot twice in the groin by San Francisco police outside a mental health facility Tuesday.
Thousands of dead turtle doves recently rained down on roofs and cars in one small Italian town.
There are a lot of wild theories about why so many thousands of dead birds are falling out of the sky all of a sudden.
Swiss researchers have reported that they found evidence of a “drastic” shift since the 1970s in the north Atlantic Ocean currents that usually influence weather in the northern hemisphere.
A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck beneath the sea near the south Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, but no tsunami warning was issued, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said Sunday.
In Australia, devastating flash floods have killed at least eight people west of Brisbane, and grave fears are held for at least 11 others, as authorities brace for more deaths.
A new report from the U.S. government has revealed that Americans are getting too much fluoride from their water, their toothpaste, and other sources.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are recommending changing for the first time in nearly 50 years the amount of fluoride allowed in drinking water because of an increase in fluorosis — a condition that causes spotting and streaking on children’s teeth.
Corn plants genetically modified (GM) to produce pesticides in their tissues are contaminating water supplies across the US Midwest, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
It looks like “thought-controlled computing” is now here.
The executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention resigned Friday “due to immoral behavior with a woman,” the organization announced.
More than 20,000 people rallied in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi on Sunday, police said, against a proposed amendment that would soften blasphemy laws that were recently used to sentence a Christian woman to death.
A health care expert says that he is appalled at how the Obama administration tried to hide a Medicare regulation that would have had the government pay doctors to advise patients on end-of-life options during their annual visits.
Anglicans that are defecting to Rome are being told they must leave their churches with clergy even been asked to move away from their parish.
A celebrity Portuguese television journalist was found castrated and bludgeoned to death in a New York hotel, and his companion, a male model who had recently been a contestant on a Portuguese reality TV show, was in police custody today.
41% of all New York City pregnancies end in abortion.
Lastly, CNN is reporting that 5200 Pentagon employees have been discovered to have been purchasing child pornography.