Sadly, Dr. Bill B. May, who began the NewsBalance website in 2001, has passed away. The website included articles where the intent was to show both sides of an issue or concept. Bill also wrote a daily op-ed piece with his perspective on a current event or item of interest. While many contributed to the website over the years, Bill was pretty much the sole…
Guardian Web writes: A poll in the Washington Post has found that nine out of 10 Native Americans are not offended by the Washington Redskins name. The poll surveyed 504 people who identified as Native American in every state in the US, and reflects the findings of a similar poll in 2004. Washington’s NFL team has been under pressure for some time over its name, which…
The Pentagon will soon be able to cover the ocean with special pods capable of launching drones at a moment’s notice.
Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally approved drugmakers whose medications could be used for executions have now put them off limits.
Republican lawmakers voiced support Friday for authorities to look more closely at things like the Facebook and Instagram accounts of applicants for government security clearances — a day after the Obama administration issued new guidelines for using publicly-available social-media information in federal background checks.
Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson made history Friday by becoming the first female combatant commander.
The federal government doesn’t have to release the full post-9/11 torture report, an appeals court ruled Friday, saying that Congress remains beyond the scope of the Freedom of Information Act even when it shares its records with agencies that are subject to open-records laws.
A U.S. missile defense system aimed at protecting Europe from ballistic missile threats is moving into higher gear this week, with a site in Romania becoming operational on Thursday and officials breaking ground at another site in Poland a day later.
The U.S. tried repeatedly to deport Jean Jacques, an immigrant living in the U.S. illegally, but his native Haiti wouldn’t take him back after he served more than a decade in a state prison for attempted murder and committed multiple parole violations.
Brazil’s Senate voted Thursday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff after a months-long fight that laid raw the country’s fury over corruption and economic decay, hurling Latin America’s largest country into political turmoil just months before it hosts the Summer Olympics.