Majority of Americans Distrust the U.S. Government

Melanie Rovinsky

April 28, 2010

Filed under Global News, Politics

Approximately 80 percent of Americans claim that they do not trust the government to make the right decisions, according to a Pew Research Center survey released on Apr. 18. The results reflect the highest level of distrust in the federal government in 50 years. According to the research center, Americans’...

Bin Laden threatens US over alleged 9/11 plotter

Liz De La Torre

March 25, 2010

Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press CAIRO – Osama bin Laden threatened in a new message released Thursday to kill any Americans al-Qaida captures if the U.S. executes the self-professed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks or other al-Qaida suspects. In the 74-second audiotape aired on Al-Jazeera television,...

Haiti judge: Detained Americans should be released

Liz De La Torre

February 11, 2010

Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The Haitian judge deciding whether 10 U.S. missionaries should face trial on charges of trying to take a busload of children out of the country said Thursday he will recommend that they be released provisionally while the investigation continues. Judge...

Americans Arrested After Attempting “Orphan Rescue Mission”

Liz De La Torre

February 9, 2010

Filed under Global News

Following the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, 10 American Baptists from the Central Valley and East Side Baptist Churches in Idaho were arrested Jan. 29 after attempting to take 33 children, varying in age from 2 months to 12 years old, out of the ravaged country without consent from the government...

Haiti detains Americans taking kids across border

Liz De La Torre

January 31, 2010

Filed under Global News

From The Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Ten American Baptists were being held in the Haitian capital Sunday after trying take 33 children out of Haiti at a time of growing fears over possible child trafficking. The church members, most from Idaho, said they were trying to rescue abandoned...

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