Month – December 2013

De Blasio to be sworn in as NYC's 109th mayor - Bellingham Herald

Bellingham Herald De Blasio to be sworn in as NYC’s 109th mayorBellingham HeraldMayor-elect Bill de Blasio stands with his wife, Chirlane McCray as they talk with school children at MS 51 after he announced Carmen Farina as the next New York City schools chancellor, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. […]

Judge Upholds Most of NY Gun Control Law - ABC News

NPR Judge Upholds Most of NY Gun Control LawABC NewsA federal judge upheld most of New York’s new gun control law on Tuesday, rejecting arguments that its bans on large-capacity magazines and the sale of some semi-automatic rifles violate Second Amendment rights. Judge William Skretny in Buffalo …Federal judge upholds New York’s ban on assault […]

Guantanamo detainees: 'Tragic' case of Uighurs comes to end - Toronto Star

Toronto Star Guantanamo detainees: ‘Tragic’ case of Uighurs comes to endToronto StarThe last three Guantanamo detainees of Uighur ethnicity — men who opposed China, not the U.S. — were freed from the prison this week, ending their unlawful detention after nearly a dozen years. Yusef Abbas, 38, Saidullah Khalik, 36 and Hajiakbar Abdul …US Frees […]

Leaked Documents Show NSA Could Tap iPhones, Apple Denies Involvement - ABC News

ABC News Leaked Documents Show NSA Could Tap iPhones, Apple Denies InvolvementABC NewsNewly leaked documents from the National Security Agency highlight Dropout Jeep, a piece of software that could target one of the country’s most popular devices — the iPhone. According to documents published by the German news website Spiegel Online …Apple says never worked […]

Murder-suicide suspected in 4 California deaths - Seattle Post Intelligencer

Murder-suicide suspected in 4 California deathsSeattle Post IntelligencerFONTANA, Calif. (AP) — A man apparently killed a woman and then killed their two children before turning the gun on himself in a Southern California home, police said Tuesday. Officers called to the home at about 8:30 p.m. Monday found the woman, … and more …read more […]

Health-Plan Enrollment Surpasses 2.1 Million - Wall Street Journal

MiamiHerald.com Health-Plan Enrollment Surpasses 2.1 MillionWall Street JournalNationwide enrollment in private health plans under the Affordable Care Act has topped 2.1 million, the Obama administration said Tuesday as it prepared to tackle potential problems when coverage takes effect New Year’s Day. The enrollment figure as of …White House expects Day 1 Obamacare snagsPoliticoSebelius: No more […]

Utah Asks Supreme Court to Halt Same-Sex Marriages - New York Times

ABC News Utah Asks Supreme Court to Halt Same-Sex MarriagesNew York TimesSALT LAKE CITY — Utah took its fight against same-sex marriage to the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking the court to suspend same-sex unions that became legal when a judge struck down the state’s voter-approved ban.Utah asks Supreme Court to restore gay-marriage […]