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Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

 Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side. Syria flatly denied the allegations, and they have yet to […] Continue reading →

Ohio Couple Married 70 Years Die 15 Hours Apart

NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) — A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart. Helen Felumlee, of Nashport, died at 92 on April 12. Her husband, 91-year-old Kenneth Felumlee, died the next morning. The couple’s eight children say the two had been inseparable since meeting […] Continue reading →

Poison gas claims complicate Syrian civil war

 Both sides in Syria’s bloody civil war said Saturday that a rural village fell victim to a poison gas attack, an assault that reportedly injured scores of people amid an ongoing international effort to rid the country of chemical weapons. What exactly happened Friday in Kfar Zeita, a rebel-held village in Hama province some 200 […] Continue reading →

Senator Patrick Leahy deserves an Oscar

Humberto Fontova  It’s not often that a U.S. government agency gets caught red-handed abiding by its charter and performing its publicly-avowed and legislatively-approved duties. But last week the AP “broke” a long and breathless story from Havana that nailed the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) for just that. In their own words, “a […] Continue reading →

Russian Ukraine Mess: US troops may be sent to Europe

 NATO’s top military commander in Europe, drafting countermoves to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, said Wednesday they could include deployment of American troops to alliance member states in Eastern Europe now feeling at risk. U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove told The Associated Press he wouldn’t “write off involvement by any nation, to include […] Continue reading →

Kerry gives up on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

 Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that the Obama administration will reassess its role in attempting to broker a peace deal between Israel and Palestine after the latest round of discussions proved to be all but fruitful. Speaking to reporters from Rabat, Morocco amid his latest tour overseas, Kerry said that the most recent […] Continue reading →

Leland Yee – Gun Runner, Terrorist Enabler, Progressive Communist

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton  For years now, Trevor Loudon has warned about Progressives, their corruption and their oft connection to the Communist underworld… especially in Asian circles of influence. A member of the California Asian Pacific Island Legislative Caucus, Yee has some splainin’ to do… Leland Yee is an excellent example of this ilk of Progressive politician. […] Continue reading →

BOMBSHELL: Obamacare Approval Craters to Just 26%

The American people have never been particularly thrilled about Obamacare, and whatever thrill some may have had is quickly disappearing.  After the horrendous rollout of Healthcare.gov, approval for the law was barely 1/3 of the country.  That number has been slipping even more as people discover the higher rates and premiums, and find out they […] Continue reading →

Texas finds new execution drug supply

 HOUSTON  — Texas has obtained a new batch of the drugs it uses to execute death row inmates, allowing the state to continue carrying out death sentences once its existing supply expires at the end of the month. But correction officials will not say where they bought the drugs, arguing that information must be kept […] Continue reading →

Death of NYC inmate in overheated cell probed

 Investigators are probing how a mentally ill, homeless New York City veteran died last month in a jail cell that city officials told The Associated Press had overheated to at least 100 degrees, apparently because of malfunctioning equipment. Acting Department of Correction Commissioner Mark Cranston said in a statement Wednesday that investigators were looking at […] Continue reading →

NYC inmate ‘baked to death’ in cell

 Jerome Murdough was just looking for a warm place to sleep on a chilly night last month when he curled up in an enclosed stairwell on the roof of a Harlem public housing project where he was arrested for trespassing. A week later, the mentally ill homeless man was found dead in a Rikers Island […] Continue reading →

Health law concerns for cancer centers

 Cancer patients relieved that they can get insurance coverage because of the new health care law may be disappointed to learn that some the nation’s best cancer hospitals are off-limits. An Associated Press survey found examples coast to coast. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is excluded by five out of eight insurers in Washington state’s insurance […] Continue reading →

This Week in the Civil War

 This Week in The Civil War, for week of Sunday, March 16: Freedom for African-Americans in Louisiana. The New York Times reported on March 21 that African-Americans freed from the yoke of slavery by federal forces in control of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana consituted a “new success” for the Union government. The […] Continue reading →