In a one-two punch against Moammar Gadhafi's forces, NATO warplanes struck a command center in the capital, Tripoli, on Tuesday, after pounding regime targets around the besieged port of Misrata. Rebels hoped the stepped-up attacks could help extend some of their biggest advances to date, including a major outward push from Misrata.
The opposition also said it made gains along a long-deadlocked front near the eastern town of Ajdabiya.
President Obama realizes he has a problem on the immigration front.
Actually, he has a few problems. But one of the gnarliest is that the notion of providing millions of illegal immigrants with a path to legalization raises the economic anxiety of millions of Americans.
Even before the housing bubble burst in 2007, overhauling immigration was a heavy lift. That's even more true now with Americans much more worried about jobs than they were the last time Congress and a president, then George W. Bush, tried to achieve comprehensive immigration reform.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced today that Browns Ferry nuclear plant near Athens, Ala. will be under greater inspection and oversight from the agency.
The move comes after the commission found that "failure of a low pressure coolant injection valve last fall... was of 'high safety significance.'" In Oct. 2010, the NRC said in a press release, a valve on a residual heat removal system remained stuck shut.
Even for someone who's not a legal beagle, I know this doesn't happen often.
U.S. District Court Judge Roger W. Titus in Greenbelt, Md., tossed the government's case against a former GlaxoSmithKline lawyer before her defense team called a single witness.
The federal government alleged that Lauren Stevens, once an in-house lawyer for the drug giant, had obstructed a Food and Drug Administration investigation into Glaxo's marketing of the antidepressant Wellbutrin as a weight-loss aid.
Although the details are murky, it seems safe to say that a power struggle is under way in Iran. Among the key players are the president, the supreme leader, the current intelligence minister and the president's chief of staff.
It's a story that also includes the possible bugging of the president's office and charges of black magic and sorcery among some of his partisans.
And for the moment, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appears to be the loser.
Many charitable groups across the region collect donations at traffic lights. But, Lexington’s prohibition of such fundraisers will continue. The Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program and Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center thinks fundraising at busy intersections is a good idea. They want to model their Lexington effort after a highly successful campaign waged in Louisville. However, councilmember Bill Farmer joined the majority in rejecting the proposal.
Delving anew into an explosive issue, President Barack Obama stood near the border with Mexico on Tuesday and declared it more secure than ever, trying to build pressure on Republicans to take on a comprehensive immigration overhaul and eagerly working to show vital Hispanic voters that he is not the one standing in the way.
Countering Republican calls to focus on border security before moving to a comprehensive overhaul, Obama said their demands have been more than met by his administration but "they'll never be satisfied."