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2 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Split opinion: Americans, Europeans, Japanese skeptical about trade; Chinese see benefits

Americans, Japanese and many Europeans aren't sold on the benefits of trade. They doubt that global economic ties create jobs or raise wages, an international survey conducted by the Pew Research Center shows.


3 hrs ago | St. Cloud Times

Flash Points: Vikings fail to lead with PetersonFlash Points: Vikings ...

Flash Points: Vikings fail to lead with Peterson Team failed to firmly do the right thing Check out this story on What are your thoughts on the Vikings activating Adrian Peterson amid criminal charges he abused his 4-year-old son and the NFL's recent vow to crack down on off-the-field violence? The organization should be taking a leadership role in issues related to any violence, especially considering its history of criminal charges being brought against players. There "may" be time when Peterson can return if it is shown that he has been "found innocent" or has served his "time and punishment."


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Minnesota Vikings, Adrian Peterson (Minnesota Vikings), NFL Players

3 hrs ago |

GO trains need two accessible coaches

As the GO Transit train accessibility coach is in much demand for both those with disabilities and strollers, why doesn't GO simply put two of the much-needed accessible coaches on a train? There isn't a lot of room for strollers on regular cars so I see the attraction to use ones with easier accessibility and room to manoeuvre.


4 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Other Opinion: Personal freedoms suffer in pursuit of safety

A recent exhaustive article on the eve of National Roasted Marshmallow Day , instructed Americans how to successfully toast a marshmallow without injuring themselves. The U.S. Forest Service was thoroughly mocked for a recent exhaustive article on the eve of National Roasted Marshmallow Day , instructing Americans how to successfully toast a marshmallow without injuring themselves.


Related Topix: Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food, Nutrition

6 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Mom pleads not guilty in 5-year-old son's death

A Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son more than 20 years ago has pleaded not guilty in a New Jersey courtroom. The 46-year-old Lodzinski has been in custody since her arrest Aug. 7. She was extradited to New Jersey on Friday and is being held in the Middlesex County jail on $2 million bail.


Related Topix: Middlesex County, NJ, New Brunswick, NJ

6 hrs ago | The Ashland Daily Tidings

Kent Bush: Feeding the outrage machine

When Ray Rice was initially accused of knocking out his wife and dragging her limp body out of an elevator in Atlantic City, the National Football League drew criticism because he only received a two-game suspension. The outcry had little to do with Rice.


8 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

Eugene Robinson: Hillary Clinton needs to tell us her vision

Judging by her weekend appearance in Iowa, it looks as if Hillary Clinton is indeed running for president. Now she has to answer one simple question: Why? "It is true, I am thinking about it," she said Sunday at the final Harkin Steak Fry, an annual cholesterol-boosting fundraiser that retiring Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin has hosted for the past 37 years.


Related Topix: Tom Harkin, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, Science / Technology

9 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Arrest in robbery of autistic man in Connecticut

A 27-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with stealing $100 in birthday money from an autistic man in a crime that was captured by video cameras. Police say they charged Steven St. Jacques of Stamford on Monday with second-degree larceny after a search of his home turned up clothing that matched those worn by the suspect in the video.


Related Topix: Stamford, CT

11 hrs ago | Agassiz Harrison Observer

Off to school, and back to court for BCTF

Now that a cease-fire has emerged from the latest round in the war for control of B.C.'s public school system, the next court battle is ready to proceed. Lawyers for the provincial government and the B.C. Teachers' Federation have filed their written submissions to the B.C. Court of Appeal.


15 hrs ago | Chambersburg Public Opinion

Winebrenner Seminary seeks to rezone smaller area

CHAMBERSBURG>> Winebrenner Theological Seminary is paring back its original rezoning request after a recent public hearing about reusing the former Scotland School for Veterans Children. A second public hearing will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept.


Related Topix: Chambersburg, PA, Scotland, PA

19 hrs ago |

Obama to assign 3,000 military personnel to fight Ebola

President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day U.S. road trip Tuesday to asses and amplify his government's response to two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria. On Tuesday, Obama will announce significant new U.S. efforts to combat the Ebola epidemic, which has moved quickly across the western part of Africa and sent governments there scrambling to respond.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Man wanted for robbery arrested at Frisbee tourney

A man wanted for an armed bank robbery in New York eluded authorities for four years until they caught up with him while he played at an ultimate Frisbee tournament in Oregon. The Ulster County sheriff's office in New York says the 32-year-old, formerly of Woodstock, New York, was indicted in late 2010 on charges of robbing a Bank of America there.


Related Topix: Ulster County, NY, Woodstock, NY

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

California evades massive giveaway to Tesla: Thomas Elias

There are very few Americans who need welfare and government support less than Elon Musk, the hyper-creative head of the Tesla Motors electric car company, the Space X rocketry and satellite hoisting firm and Solar City, a leader in renewable energy. And yet, almost no one gets more government benefits and business.

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Related Topix: California, Tesla Motors, Startups, Science / Technology, Space, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, NASA

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Murder charges in 4 Tampa Bay area slayings

Tampa Bay area authorities on Monday charged a man with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her new boyfriend. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office charged 28-year-old Adam Matos late Monday afternoon.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, Pasco County, FL

Chambersburg Public Opinion

GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher.


Russia Taday

'British-US policy to fight ISIS isn't going to work'

Obama-Cameron plan to defeat ISIS is inherently flawed and will fail, causing only more deaths, more chaos and more religious wars, Lawrence Freeman, editor of the Executive Intelligence Review magazine, told RT. RT: David Cameron has condemned the killing of the UK citizen by ISIS as an "act of pure evil."


Related Topix: Middle East, Saudi Arabia, World News

ABC Action News

Opinion: NFL suddenly on rocky ground

I vividly remember sitting in my parents' trailer park home watching my favorite player William "The Refrigerator" Perry and the Bears destroy the Patriots in Super Bowl XX even though I was only 4 years old. I was the strange boy who amazed everyone by knowing all the NFL teams and their mascots and helmets by heart in kindergarten.


Related Topix: Sports, NFL Football, Baltimore Ravens, Ray Rice, NFL Players

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion. In a joint interview, Watts' companion Brian Lucas told KCBS-TV he suspects police mistook the black actress for a prostitute "because he was asking me questions like, 'Who is she? How do you know her? Are you together?" The Los Angeles police said Sunday that officers detained the pair after a complaint that two people were "involved in indecent exposure" in a silver Mercedes.


Wall Street Journal

Opinion: We're Number 32

Any day now the White House and Sen. Charles Schumer will attempt to raise taxes on business, while making the U.S. tax code even more complex. The Obama and Schumer plans to punish businesses for moving their legal domicile overseas will arrive even as a new international ranking shows that the U.S. tax burden on business is close to the worst in the industrialized world.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Charles Schumer, Democrat, US News

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Opinion: Covering for the IRS

The IRS targeting of conservative groups has now become a story about the cover-up. More than a year after the scandal became public, the most transparent Administration in history has done everything in its power to spin the story, stymie Congressional investigators and run out the clock.