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Dozens of Occupy protesters arrested at Berkeley

November 10, 2011 by walden9 ShareThis Dozens of Occupy protesters arrested at Berkeley 10 Nov 2011 Dozens of people were arrested during Occupy demonstrations at the University of California, Berkeley campus, as authorities twice clashed with protesters trying to set up encampments. The bulk of the arrests came Wednesday night, as authorities in riot gear confronted […]

The world’s top 200 universities 2011

The California Institute for Technology has been named the best university in the world in the latest league table of the top 200 universities, published by the magazine Times Higher Education (THE). Harvard is at number two, the first time it has failed to take the top spot in the list’s eight-year history. Last year […]

TSA scanners give cancer?

If you were opposed to TSA body scanners before, new studies show that you might have more to worry about than just employees taking a peek at what’s beneath your blouse. After what Electronic Privacy Information Center Executive (EPIC) Director Marc Rotenberg calls a “cluster” of cases of cancer among TSA workers at Boston’s Logan […]

Gay Marriage Foes Appeal Ruling on Gay U.S. Judge

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Supporters of California’s gay marriage ban are appealing a ruling that a U.S. judge’s own gay relationship was no basis for tossing out his decision in support of same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco last year struck down California’s same-sex marriage ban, known as Proposition 8. He […]

Calif. Democrats Find Budget Deal

(Updates with Brown comment in third paragraph.) June 27 (Bloomberg) — California Governor Jerry Brown dropped his plan to extend expiring taxes to close a budget deficit and will back a new proposal based on $4 billion in higher-than-forecast revenue, additional spending cuts and a tax initiative requiring voter approval next year. The agreement between […]

Recession Forces States to Rethink Tourism Funding

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Like a business trying to sell a product, Washington state has for years attracted visitors by promoting stunning images of some of the nation’s most majestic scenery — from the snowcapped peaks of the Cascades to the rainforests and thundering waterfalls of the Olympic Peninsula. That marketing is now coming to […]

Survey of 300,000 Seeks Extent of Disease From Camp Lejeune’s Tainted Water

About 300,000 people who lived and worked in North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune are being asked to fill out a detailed survey to determine what diseases may be linked to the base’s contaminated water supply. As many as 1 million people may have been exposed to toxins in well water that sometimes registered 40 times higher […]

Cable TV Boxes Are Huge Energy Hogs

OK, so maybe the television antennas littering the housetops across urban and suburban landscapes were downright ugly — and perilous to install on steep roofs — not to mention that windstorms could leave them twisting in the wind like pretzels. And sure, the rabbit ears atop the TV were maddeningly stubborn about pulling in your […]

Drivers, Engineer Watched Nev. Amtrak Crash Unfold

SPARKS, Nev. — Although officials reported throughout the day Saturday that two people died when a semitrailer smashed into an Amtrak train Friday, they updated that toll to at least six late Saturday, after combing through the debris from the fiery crash. And 28 remain unaccounted for, although officials said that number may be misleading […]

‘Whitey’ Bulger, Accused Mobster, Seeks Court-Appointed Lawyer

James “Whitey” Bulger, the accused Boston mobster arrested in California with $800,000, was given three days to show why a lawyer should be appointed to represent him at taxpayer expense. Bulger, 81, and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig, 60, made initial appearances in federal court in Boston Friday after a trip from California. Bulger, who was […]