Winners Announced for WonderCon 2014 Masquerade 3.) Geek Magazine Award went to the Marvel Girls. This duo dressed up as the Scarlett Witch and the female version of Loki. 4.) The Frank & Son Collectible Show Award ($500) went to crowd favorite Ariel from “The Little Mermaid.” The character was ... 04/20/2014 - 4:20 pm | View Link
The Wall Street Journal: Trading Outcry Intensifies: Firms Face More Calls to Cut Ties With Censured Nations EXTRACT: The growing scrutiny comes amid political and grass-roots pressure on U.S. investors, such as state pension funds, to dump shares of non-U.S. companies with major investments in energy businesses in Iran. Earlier this month, Republican Rep. Ileana ... 03/26/2007 - 1:00 pm | View Link
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - A top Taliban official announced his resignation on Tuesday amid a growing leadership struggle in the Afghan insurgent movement after the news of the death of leader Mullah Mohammad Omar last week.
A new 90-page report from Amnesty International entitled You Killed My Son says law enforcement claimed the lives of 5,132 Brazilians in the city of Rio de Janeiro between 2005 and 2014, out of a total 8,466 killings in the state of Rio de Janeiro during that period.
It also makes the chilling allegation that nine out of ten police killings in 2014 and 2015 in one Rio favela, Acari, were “extrajudicial executions” — the intentional, illegal killing of a person after they have already surrendered or been apprehended.
Nearly 16 percent of Rio’s homicides in 2014 were committed by police officers, Amnesty alleges.
Senator Elizabeth Warren has criticized members of Congress who want to defund Planned Parenthood.
“Do you have any idea what year it is?” Warren asked, speaking before Monday’s Senate vote on the defunding bill. “Did you fall down, hit your head and think you woke up in the 1950s or the 1890s?
(SEOUL, South Korea) — South Korea’s president has decided to replace her health minister, officials said Tuesday, in the wake of criticism over the government’s handling of the MERS virus outbreak that killed 36 people and infected nearly 200 others.
Last week, South Korea announced that it was virtually free of Middle East respiratory syndrome, which had rattled the country since an outbreak was declared in May.