Tag Archives | Yesterday

Los Angeles Times loses another editor

The Los Angeles Times has lost another editor. The resignation of Russ Stanton after four years was announced yesterday. He will leave on 23 December. He is the fourth editor in a row – after John Carroll, Dean Baquet and James O’Shea – to leave amid demands for job cuts. “It’s kind of a tradition […]

Gingrich-Huntsman debate: no news, just snooze

If the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates had been as insipid and smug as yesterday’s self-styled copy – a debate between Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman – slavery would probably still be legal in America. In reality the long-winded discussion in New Hampshire between the two 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls was more like a warm bath than […]

African Group Narrows Focus in Durban

African delegates at United Nations climate talks in South Africa have narrowed their focus on two key priorities, as time runs out for negotiators to agree on any major deals to combat climate change. The African Group at the COP17 climate conference is continuing to push for a second commitment period to the Kyoto Protocol, […]

Over two million UK public sector workers strike

December 2, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Over two million UK public sector workers strike By Julie Hyland 01 Dec 2011 Over two million public sector workers took part yesterday in a 24-hour strike against the Conservative/Liberal Democrat government’s attack on their pensions. The largest national walk-out for more than 30 years involved members of 37 […]

US Dept of Defense

November 21, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis US Dept of Defense – Senate Committee Considers Special Operations Nominee 21 Nov 2011 The Senate Armed Services Committee met yesterday to consider President Barack Obama’s nominee for assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low intensity conflict. If confirmed by the Senate, Michael R. Sheehan will advise […]

GOP presidential debate in South Carolina

7.20pm: If you really want a fair fight with a referee and a clear winner, then you are wasting your time following tonight’s debate. What you really want is the Manny Pacquiao versus Juan Manuel Márquez fight in Vegas tonight. And my colleague Steve Busfield is doing the live blow-by-blow here. 7.15pm ET: So after […]

Afghan forces will take over in 3 years — US general

October 23, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Afghan forces will take over in 3 years — US general 21 Oct 2011 The Afghan security forces will be prepared to take the leading role in their country’s security when foreign troops withdraw in around three years’ time, a top US military official said yesterday. Lieutenant General William […]

Amanda Knox flies home as prosecutor vows to launch appeal

Meredith Kercher’s family says they still have no answers regarding the death of the British student. Link to this video Amanda Knox is flying back to her native Seattle as the prosecutor who led the investigation into the murder of Meredith Kercher indicated he would seek to overturn her acquittal and that of her former […]

Civilians accuse NATO of massacre in Sirte raids

October 1, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Civilians accuse NATO of massacre in Sirte raids 28 Sep 2011 The civilians pouring out of the besieged city of Sirte accused NATO of genocide yesterday as rebel forces called in reinforcements and prepared for a fresh assault on Muammar Gaddafi’s home town… Rebel forces fighting for the National […]

Watch: U.S. News‘s Making Science Cool

Yesterday, business leaders, educators, and decision makers met at the National Press Club to discuss the national science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education crisis in America. Here’s full footage of the event. Also read a recap of the event, catch up on live tweets from the event, and check out out U.S. News‘s inaugural […]