Health: Jury Finds Against Retail Pharm Chains in Opioid Case

The Story: A federal jury in Cleveland, Ohio found on Nov. 23 that the corporations that own three large pharmacy-retail chains (CVS, Walmart, and Walgreens)...

Presidential election in Honduras

The Story: Honduras, a Central American republic, held its presidential election Sunday. It appears that Xiomara Castro, of the Liberty and Refoundation Party (LIBRE) prevailed. Background: There...

Science: Not all Nuclear Power Comes from the Same Plant...

The Story: The government of the United Kingdom says that it will spend £210 million (US$283 million) to develop small modular reactors (SMRs). Specifically, it is...

A Rare House Censure for Rep. Paul Gosar (R – Ariz.)

The Story: On Wednesday, Nov. 17, The U.S. House of Representatives censured one of its members, Rep. Paul Gosar, who has represented the 4th Congressional...

Science: Floods, Mudslides, and Climate Change

The Story: Last week, both sides of the U.S./Canada border along the coast of the Pacific Ocean saw very heavy rains, floods, and mudslides. This...

Health: Medicare Billing Fraud in Arkansas

The Story: As November began, a federal grand jury in the Western District of Arkansas indicted a man in that state of sending Medicare $100...

Health: The Holidays and the Next Covid Wave?

The Story: As winter approaches, people live in closer quarters with one another, and breathe more indoor air. Also, the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas...

A Hunger Strike for a Voting Rights bill

The Story: Joe Madison, a radio host with a show on Sirius XM Urban View, announced Nov. 8 that he will not eat solid food...

Science: Organic Molecules on Mars

The Story:  Curiosity Rover has found new organic molecules on Mars. These aren't the first organic molecules found on the Red Planet, but they are...

Legislative Election in Argentina Strengthens Center-Right Coalition

The Story: Argentine voters changed the balance of power in that country's Chamber of Deputies, and in its Senate, with this Sunday's vote. Those bodies...

Science: Carbon Capture Technology

The Story: If the human world is to mitigate the planet's ongoing climate changes in a substantial way in coming years, one of the key...

Health: A New Leukemia Treatment

The Story: Researchers in the United Kingdom are at work on what they call CAR T-cell therapy obecabtagene autoleucel (obe-cel), for leukemia. The is part...

Health: Tori Geib, R.I.P.

The Story: Tori Geib passed away on Nov. 1. She had been diagnosed five years before with stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. That means the...

Gov. Chris Sununu (R – NH) Will Not Run for U.S....

The Story: Chris Sununu, who is now serving his third term as the Governor of New Hampshire, announced last week that he will not run...

Science: Archeologists Find an Ancient Roman Slave Room

The Story: Archeologists working at an ancient Roman villa buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 announced last week that they have...

An Unlikely Outcome in Buffalo, New York

The Story: Usually a write-in campaign is a quixotic effort, launched to make a point rather than actually to win an election. This year, though,...