Lawmakers Concerned Over Torture Report

WASHINGTON DC (CNN) – Federal lawmakers are conflicted over the release of a report on torture by the CIA. The Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to detail its review of CIA interrogation techniques during the George W. Bush Administration following the September 11, 2001 attacks. The 480-page summary could be released as early as Tuesday. … Continue reading »

Eric Garner Protests Spread Worldwide

NEW YORK, NY. — Protests continue to escalate in nearly every major city around the country. Even some international protesters are joining call against what they say is blatant police brutality in the death of Eric Garner. Marches and “die-ins” are getting bigger and bigger in cities like Portland, New York, Seattle, Atlanta, Boston, and … Continue reading »

Pearl Harbor 73rd Anniversary

(CNN) — Today marks 73 years since the deadly attack on Pearl Harbor. The surprise attack on the naval base in Hawaii was carried out by Japanese bombers on this day in 1941. Nearly 2,500 people were killed and another 1,000 were wounded. The attack destroyed more than half of the U.S. Pacific fleet and … Continue reading »

Economy Adds More Jobs, Wages Stagnant

NEW YORK (CNN) – Employers added 321,000 jobs in November, making 2014 the strongest year for job growth since last century. According to a federal report released Friday, the national unemployment rate remained steady at 5.8 percent. That’s down from 7 percent this time last year, and makes 2014 the best year for growth since … Continue reading »

Gangnam Style Ready to Break YouTube

CNN – The ultra-viral video “Gangnam Style” has proven to be too much for YouTube to handle. The video by Korean music sensation Psy is getting so many clicks that developers are having to upgrade the site. Company officials said “Gangnam Style” hit the two-billion view milestone back in the spring. YouTube’s current programming only … Continue reading »

Cyber Monday Bring in Billions

CNN – Cyber Monday reached another milestone as Americans holiday-shop online. According to comscore.com, spending jumped 17 percent to more than $2 billion nationwide, making it the biggest online shopping day ever, and the first to pass the $2 billion mark. In total, online shoppers have spent $26.7 billion so far this holiday season. That … Continue reading »

Storm Causes Concern for California

CALIFORNIA – 50 year-old rainfall records are being shattered up and down California this morning, but it’s not all good news for the state. The torrential rains are triggering flash floods and mud slides in areas stripped bare by wildfires. The scorched earth of California, suffering through its worst drought in more than a century, … Continue reading »

Top Christmas toys searched on Google

(CNN)- It’s that time of year again. Santa is making his list and checking it twice. And Google is getting in on the list action too. The Internet giant has compiled the most searched for, or top trending, toys in November. It’s a pretty good measure of what parents will be buying, er, I mean … Continue reading »

Magazine Prints False Kirk Douglas Obit

CNN – If you read a report about the death of Kirk Douglas – don’t believe it. The veteran actor’s obituary was mistakenly posted on People Magazine’s web site on September 29th, but it is not clear when it was originally published. The obit was removed after it began circulating on social media.  

Pacific Hurricane Season a 20 Year High

CNN – The 2014 hurricane season has come to an end. Only six hurricanes were seen in the Atlantic this season, and only one of those reached the U.S. The Eastern Pacific hurricane season was the busiest seen since 1992 however, with 20 named storms. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June first to November … Continue reading »

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