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230 Million-Year-Old Mite Found in Amber

Cristal Reyes
September 5, 2012
Filed under Animals & Wildlife, Global News

Amber, besides being a popular name for girls, is a special type of fossilized tree resin which has many uses. Since the Neolithic era, it has been used to make beautiful jewelry, ornamental items and even perfumes. However, one of its most important uses is to help us learn about the evolution of...

Amish Hate Crime Trial Begins in Ohio

Ana Abraham
September 5, 2012
Filed under Global News, Local, Religion

Samuel Mullet Sr. is an Amish man living in rural Eastern Ohio. He lives on an 800-acre compound where he is considered a religious leader. He, along with 15 of his followers (some of whom are his children and most of whom are somehow related to him) stand accused of hate crimes in connection to 2011...

Wildfire Prompts Evacuations in Southern CA Forest

The Associated Press
September 5, 2012
Filed under Environment, Global News, Local

GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that broke out in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday forced the evacuation of thousands of visitors and sent a huge cloud of smoke that could be seen from throughout the Los Angeles basin. The fire broke out near a campground around 2:30 p.m. and quickly grew to 3,600 acres, or about 5 ½ square miles. It forced the evacuation of campgrounds that typically attract up to ...

France Warns of Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack

The Associated Press
September 5, 2012
Filed under Global News

PARIS (AP) — Western powers are preparing a tough response in case Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime deploys chemical or biological weapons in its civil war, France’s foreign minister said Monday. Syria’s leadership has said the country, which is believed to have nerve agents as well...

The Race for the Latino Vote is On

Jessica Pena
September 5, 2012
Filed under Global News

Move over Telemundo, because Univision got this in its back pocket. The number one Hispanic broadcast network, Univision, has earned the rights to host a presidential forum between Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama. The two will go head to head in “Meet the Candidate” for their chance to win the 21 million Latino voters. It is a crucial...

Prince Harry Naked Pics: British Papers Steer Clear

The Associated Press
September 5, 2012
Filed under Entertainment, Global News

LONDON — The prince has no clothes — but British newspapers aren't running the pictures. The country's scandal-loving tabloids devoted many pages Thursday to the story of Prince Harry's naked romp in a Las Vegas hotel suite. But all heeded a warning from royal officials that printing the images...

Red Bull Heir Arrested in Deadly Thai Hit and Run

The Associated Press
September 5, 2012
Filed under Entertainment, Global News

BANGKOK (AP) — A grandson of the creator of the Red Bull energy drink has been arrested for driving a Ferrari that struck a police officer and dragged his dead body down a Bangkok street in an early-morning hit-and-run, police said Monday. Police took Vorayuth Yoovidhya, 27, for questioning after...

Romney Picks Ryan for Running Mate

The Associated Press
August 29, 2012
Filed under Global News

NORFOLK, Va. — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has picked Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan to be his running mate, according to a Republican with knowledge of the development. They will appear together Saturday in Norfolk, Va., at the start of a four-state bus tour to introduce the newly...

Congress Passes Student Loans, Highway Jobs Bill

The Associated Press
August 29, 2012
Filed under Global News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress emphatically approved legislation Friday preserving jobs on transportation projects from coast to coast and avoiding interest rate increases on new loans to millions of college students, giving lawmakers campaign-season bragging rights on what may be their biggest economic...

Olympic Flag Arrives in Rio, Preparations Begin for 2016

Ana Abraham
August 29, 2012
Filed under Global News, Sports

This past summer, all eyes were on London. BBC News estimated that an astounding one billion people, or approximately one seventh of the world’s population, tuned in to the Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games. The Huffington Post reported that 219.4 million Americans watched at least...

New Haven Lawyer Carries Loaded Gun At Local Theater

Kerri Zbodula
August 29, 2012
Filed under Local

On Tuesday, Aug. 7, New Haven Police were called to the Criterion Cinemas movie theater in New Haven after reports that a man was carrying a gun. The armed man, Sung Hwang, 46, is a city resident and lawyer. Hwang has an office on Audubon Street in New Haven. Hwang is an attorney at the Law Offices...

UNH Part of $1.4 Million Effort to Map Long Island Sound

The Charger Bulletin
August 29, 2012
Filed under Campus News and Events, Local, University of New Haven

By UNH TODAY The Long Island Sound, the largest estuary in the Northeast, has long provided livelihoods and recreation for hundreds of thousands of people, and has been a subject of fascination, recreation, conservation and controversy. Now for the first time, scientists will create comprehensive...

The Achievement Gap: New Study Shows Where the U.S. Stands

Sara J Dufort
August 29, 2012
Filed under Global News

According to a new report released by Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance, the United States is still trailing behind other countries when it comes to test scores in the subjects of math, reading and science. The U.S. was ranked 25th out of 49 countries in student test score gains...

Iran Opens Nonaligned Summit With Nuclear Arms

The Associated Press
August 29, 2012
Filed under Global News

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran opened a world gathering of self-described nonaligned nations Sunday with a slap at the U.N. Security Council and an appeal to rid the world of nuclear weapons, even as Tehran faces Western suspicions that it is seeking its own atomic bombs. Iran seeks to use the weeklong...

Ohio Bans Smoking on College Campuses

Cristal Reyes
August 29, 2012
Filed under Global News, Health

It is clear that it is not the 1950s anymore. Poodle skirts are out of style, televisions do not need antennas, and almost everyone has an iPhone. Most importantly, society has a completely different view of cigarettes. For years, it has not been acceptable to smoke in certain places such as parks,...

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