March 2011

After a long and dreary winter, America's favorite past-time is finally back. Six games will open the season on Thursday. The temperature may be less than ideal – The Sun-Sentinel reports that there will be rain and flurries of snow in Washington, New York and Kansas City – but players won't let this dampen their […]

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U.S. considers arming rebels as Gaddafi pushes back

by Jorge Hernandez on March 30, 2011

President Obama has been careful to call the Libyan conflict a legitimate war, but it seems that many officials in Washington are debating deepening America's involvement in the country by arming the rebel forces.  This has raised many questions about where the opposition's allegiance lies. "We don't know as much as we would like to […]

Nine patients at several hospitals in Alabama have died after exposure to bacterial contamination through intravenous solution, according to CNN. The affected hospitals were Baptist Princeton, Baptist Prattville, Medical West, Cooper Green Mercy, Baptist Shelby and Select Specialty, according to Dr. Jim McVay, the director of health promotion and chronic disease at the Alabama Health […]

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Egyptian Cobra still missing from Bronx Zoo

by Jorge Hernandez on March 29, 2011

A tiny but deadly Egyptian cobra that disappeared on Friday, March 25 from the Bronx Zoo in New York is still missing. The zoo's director, James Breheny, issued a statement with the following comments: "The difficulty is that the 20-inch, pencil-thin snake, which is months old and weighs less than 3 ounces, has sought out […]

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Gaddafi’s son was interning in U.S. two months ago

by Jorge Hernandez on March 29, 2011

Before the civil unrest began in Libya, dictator Muammar Gaddafi's 27-year-old son, Khamis, was exchanging handshakes with top business executives and being shown around Houston and a number of American universities, according to ABC News affiliate KTRK.  Khamis was on an internship program sponsored by AECOM, a Los Angeles-based engineering firm that has business dealings […]

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Final Four teams set for NCAA tournament

by Derrick Johnson on March 28, 2011

The Final Four teams for the NCAA tournament are set to meet in Houston. The competing colleges are as follows – Connecticut, Kentucky, Butler and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). None of the Final Four were among the top-seeded teams going into the championship. According to ESPN, "VCU and Butler are the Cinderella stories and one […]

Many experts have criticized President Obama for taking part in the Libyan conflict without a clear agenda. Tonight, he is expected to address these issues to a national television audience. So far, he has touched on the issue and highlighted the importance of protecting the Libyan populace from the violent measures of repression being used […]

The U.S. Postal Service will be cutting approximately 7,500 jobs and closing 2,000 offices within the next two years. The first round of cuts will occur in May. Workers over 50 who have spent 20 years on the job – or employees who are any age who have spent 25 years there – will be […]

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Sleeping air traffic controller suspended

by Jorge Hernandez on March 25, 2011

An air traffic controller at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport likely fell asleep during his shift on Wednesday night and has been suspended, according to the New York Times. The employee, whose name has not been released, was on duty at a little past midnight and was the only person in the watch tower. […]