Why Chavez keeps his cancer under wraps

December 14, 2012

Military personnel attend a mass to pray for Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez in Caracas, December 13, 2012. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

from Hallie Seegal:

A local obstruction in the fracking pipeline

December 11, 2012

 

There are high hopes that the natural gas extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, will boost the economy and bring the United States closer to energy independence, but if the energy industry expects to break new ground and fulfill a growing demand anytime soon, they need to make friends with the people who reside near the drilling rigs.

What to watch in 2013 world news

December 7, 2012

Any opinions expressed here are the author’s own.

Online chatter and political dithering from every corner of the world can make it difficult to follow a narrative when it comes to international news. To cut through the noise, here are four important potential developments to watch next year. Coming up in 2013: “Drug war” frustrations hit a high, Syria groans on, U.S. foreign policy trips over its own feet, and war comes to a computer near you.

from mirjam-donath:

How long can a Hungarian hunger strike go on?

December 29, 2011

A Hungarian TV journalist is nearing Mahatma Gandhi’s limit of 21 days for a hunger strike. 44-year-old Balazs Nagy Navarro has been sitting at the doorstep of Hungary’s Public Television Bureau for 19 days in below-freezing temperatures.

Nobel salutes the slow unlocking of the universe’s secrets

By Richard Panek
October 7, 2011

By Richard Panek
The views expressed are his own.

For the first time in history our species has begun to answer some of the eternal questions about the universe: Where did it come from? Where is it going? We’re able to do so in part because of the discovery that is being recognized by this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics.

My September 11th

By Rudy Giuliani
September 9, 2011

By Rudy Giuliani
The opinions expressed are his own.

The following is an excerpt from an essay written by former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former NY Governor George Pataki from the recently published, 9/11: Stories of Courage, Heroism and Generosity, a book compiled by Zagat Survey CEO and former head of NYC & Co., Tim Zagat.

Battling death at the World Trade Center

By Lauren Manning
September 7, 2011

This is an excerpt from Unmeasured Strength, Lauren Manning’s account of surviving the 9/11 attack at the World Trade Center and her struggle to recover from severe burn injuries.

Norway Massacre

By Anthony De Rosa
July 25, 2011

Explosion rocks Oslo

By Anthony De Rosa
July 22, 2011
This liveblog has been retired, future updates will appear here

July 25, 2011

Latest (12:46pm ET)

Norway killer tells judge two more cells exist : Johan Ahlander and Aasa Christine Stoltz, Reuters

from MediaFile:

Tech CEO turns to trusted adviser on key decision; 10-year old daughter

December 1, 2010

Anyone who thinks the word “executive” in CEO stands for a person who actually executes decisions and strategy should think again, at least according to Technicolor CEO Frederic Rose.