Month – January 2014

Keystone (XL) Cops, Part XLVIII: Pipeline Gets State Department's Green Light - Businessweek

National Geographic Keystone (XL) Cops, Part XLVIII: Pipeline Gets State Department’s Green LightBusinessweekEven the timing is too much: 3 p.m. on a Friday. And not just any Friday—the one just before the Super Bowl. That’s when—moments ago; go Seahawks!—the U.S. Department of State decided to release its hotly anticipated report on the environmental safety …State […]

Obama open to GOP immigration plan - Politico

Politico Obama open to GOP immigration planPoliticoPresident Barack Obama signaled in an interview Friday that he could accept the terms of an immigration plan proposed by House Republicans — while indicating in a separate appearance later in the day that he would not rule out executive action if …White House combats ‘cruel Catch-22’ for long-term […]

Amanda Knox conviction in Italy could spur lengthy extradition fight - Reuters

The Guardian Amanda Knox conviction in Italy could spur lengthy extradition fightReutersREUTERS – Italy’s conviction of Amanda Knox for the murder of her British roommate when the two were exchange students together could spur a drawn-out fight over extradition in the United States, where supporters contend she is the victim of a faulty …Meredith Kercher […]

Lawyer: 'Evidence' disputes Christie on bridge lane closures - CNN

Washington Post Lawyer: ‘Evidence’ disputes Christie on bridge lane closuresCNN(CNN) — A lawyer for David Wildstein, a former top appointee of Chris Christie, says there is evidence contradicting what the New Jersey governor has said publicly about the George Washington Bridge traffic lane closures that has roiled his administration.Ex-aide says Christie knew about lane closures […]

California drought prompts first-ever 'zero water allocation' - Los Angeles Times

San Francisco Chronicle California drought prompts first-ever ‘zero water allocation’Los Angeles TimesOfficials Friday said that for the first time ever, the State Water Project that helps supply a majority of Californians may be unable to make any deliveries except to maintain public health and safety. They also said they were cutting releases from large reservoirs […]

Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Clears Significant Hurdle - ABC News

AFP Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Clears Significant HurdleABC NewsThe long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a major hurdle toward approval Friday, a serious blow to environmentalists’ hopes that President Barack Obama will block the controversial project running more than 1,000 miles from Canada through the …EPA scrutiny could be lynchpin to Keystone review processReutersKeystone review […]

Goodell wants to keep marijuana on NFL's banned substance list - Chicago Tribune

CBSSports.com Goodell wants to keep marijuana on NFL’s banned substance listChicago TribuneNEW YORK — Despite the legalization of marijuana in the two states represented by teams in the Super Bowl, pot will remain on the National Football League’s banned substance list, said commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday. Both Colorado and …Roger Goodell talks Dolphins scandal, […]

Raffaele Sollecito: 'I'm fighting injustice' - BBC News

BBC News Raffaele Sollecito: ‘I’m fighting injustice’BBC NewsRaffaele Sollecito, who along with Amanda Knox, had his conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher reinstated yesterday, has spoken of his shock at the verdict. Earlier, Knox said she would continue her legal fight, and resist attempts to extradite her from …Amanda Knox: heading for an extradition […]

Canada Urges Timely Keystone Decision After Report - ABC News

AFP Canada Urges Timely Keystone Decision After ReportABC NewsCanada’s Natural Resources Minister said he remains “more confident” that the Keystone XL pipeline will be approved after the U.S. State Department raised no major environmental objections to the long-delayed project in a report released Friday. Joe Oliver …QUOTEBOX-Reactions to Keystone pipeline impact reportReutersKeystone review mutes environmental […]

FBI: Powder near Super Bowl appears harmless - Washington Post

Washington Post FBI: Powder near Super Bowl appears harmlessWashington PostNEWARK, N.J. — A suspicious powder mailed to several locations in New York and New Jersey, including at least five hotels near the site of Sunday’s Super Bowl, appears not to be dangerous, the FBI said Friday. The agency said further testing was being …Super Bowl […]