Day: April 2, 2012

Bountiful B.C. Religious Commune Targeted In Polygamy Investigation By Canadian Authorities

Huff Post The Royal Canadian Mounted Police haverenewed investigation into possible polygamy within the Bountiful B.C. religious commune, a settlement of roughly 1,000 members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located in southeastern British Columbia near the U.S.-Canadian border, the Canadian Press reports. Shirley Bond, the attorney-general of […]

U.S. Joins $100 Million Pledge for Syrian Rebels

The United States and allied countries are boosting their support for Syrian rebels fighting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. On Sunday, the Obama administration and at least 60 other governments agreed to pay the rebels $100 million dollars in aid. The United States has also pledged to send […]

Self-Driving Cars: Traveling On Autopilot

Source: CNN Money. FORTUNE — The longtime dream of sci-fi fans-cars smart enough to drive themselves-is still many years off. That doesn’t keep Google from trying. Its seven custom-equipped self-driving cars have logged more than 200,000 miles on the road without crashing. Well, one suffered a dent when a human […]

Iran still coy on Turkey’s overtures

Credit: Asia Times By Kaveh L Afrasiabi CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts – Despite a strong personal pitch by the visiting Turkish premier last week to hold the next round of Iran nuclear talks in Istanbul, Tehran is still ambivalent and may opt for an alternative venue. Although the talks are tentatively scheduled […]

Making sense of the language confusion

by Julia Slater, It’s astonishing that the Swiss can understand each other. Not only do they have four languages, but well over half of them speak one way and write another. Switzerland is at the intersection of three major European cultures – German, French and Italian – and the […]