Guy Adams works as a writer for The Independent, a national newspaper in Great Britain. He lives in Los Angeles. Throughout the Olympics, he's taken to Twitter and ripped NBC repeatedly for its coverage of the Games in America.
While the current drought may feel less dramatic than, say, a Colorado wildfire or Florida hurricane, it is indeed affecting millions of Americans: the farmer with dried-up crops, the rancher whose land swelters in the summer sun, the suburban family under watering restrictions or the urban couple [...]
A federal judge on Monday upheld the constitutionality of a tough new abortion law in Arizona, which imposes restrictions on doctors seeking to end a pregnancy well before a fetus can survive on its own outside a mother's womb.
Syria's top diplomat in London said he could no longer represent the regime and defected Monday, as civilians fled the commercial hub of Aleppo in droves amid 10 days of fierce battles between rebels and government forces.
President Obama related to country's first enslaved man Mon,30 Jul 2012 03:02 PM PDT A study from Ancestry.com has determined that President Obama is related to John Punch, the first black African enslaved for life in America--which would make Punch the 11th great-grandfather of Obama. The connection is made through Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunhan. The website's records say she had ancestors who were white landowners in Colonial Virginia [...] Full Story
Ohio Rep. LaTourette to issue surprise retirement announcement Mon,30 Jul 2012 04:21 PM PDT Republican Rep. Steve LaTourette of Ohio has decided to retire rather than seek re-election, the Columbus Dispatch first reported Monday evening. The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports LaTourette has scheduled a "major announcement" for 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday. A source told the newspaper the nine-term lawmaker was prompted to leave Congress over a dispute with House leadership regarding committee [...] Full Story
Eye injection gives a blind mouse the ability to see Mon,30 Jul 2012 06:13 PM PDT Losing the use of your eyes via retinitis pigmentosa or macular degeneration — diseases that effect your ability to sense light — can be absolutely traumatizing. But thanks to new research on lab mice, these types of blindness may soon be reversible through … Continue reading → Full Story
Lifelong Mets fan dies 'though, surprisingly, that wasn't what killed her' Mon,30 Jul 2012 11:54 AM PDT In what will likely be the second-best obituary you'll read this month, a Connecticut woman died on July 13 "after giving cancer the finger for 27 years." According to her death notice published in the Daily Courier-Observer, Friday the 13th was a "perfect day" for Marylou Cunningham Belles to die "for the Stephen King fan [...] Full Story
'Zombies' show up to counter Westboro Baptist Church protestors Mon,30 Jul 2012 01:46 PM PDT After reading this story, you may begin to see zombies in a whole new light. While they get a lot of criticism for their love of human flesh, it turns out that some zombies also go out of their way to support the troops. The Westboro Baptist Church had recently announced that it would be [...] Full Story