A quick stroll around the mall is all the reminder you need that an epidemic of childhood obesity is all around us.
And the media, defined very broadly, is a big part of the big problem, according to a leading group of pediatricians. Kids don't burn many calories sitting and watching TV or messing around on the computer or game console.
After nearly two weeks of testimony, the murder trial of Glenn Doneghy is expected to wrap up this week. Prosecutors have presented more than a dozen witnesses who have testified about seeing Doneghy leave his apartment, stop at a gas station and return home. Several investigators have testified about what happened after they found officer Bryan J. Durman, the efforts made to save him and the evidence they used to tie Doneghy's sport-utility vehicle to the scene.
We didn't get much notice, but today Asteroid 2011 MD, estimated to be between 25 and 55 feet wide, will come closer to the Earth than the moon. Wired reports that only parts of South Africa and Antarctica will get a glimpse of the rock. They add:
There will be public comment hearings today and tomorrow for the Ohio River Bridges Project. Earlier this month, opponents of tolls welcomed cost reducing changes to the bridges project that were proposed by the Mayor of Louisville and the governors of Kentucky and Indiana. The changes would make the project slightly smaller and cut its cost by $1.2 billion, bringing the total price tag to about $2.9 billion. Previously, it was suggested that tolls would be used to pay for half of the project, and until a final financing plan is in place, it’s not clear how essential tolls will be for the revised plan.
Peter Feaver is the director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies and the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy. He was special advisor for strategic planning and institutional reform on the National Security Council staff at the White House from 2005-2007.
The International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, his son and his intelligence chief for crimes against humanity in the early days of their struggle to cling to power.
Judges announced Monday that Gadhafi is wanted for orchestrating the killing, injuring, arrest and imprisonment of hundreds of civilians during the first 12 days of an uprising to topple him from power after more than four decades, and for trying to cover up the alleged crimes.
Michael Kacer lost his left arm in a rocket attack in Afghanistan. But he still has one good arm, and he demonstrated how good at Yankee Stadium Friday night. He was in the stands when a foul ball spun his way. Kacer reached over the railing and snatched the ball with his hat.