Georgia Governor Says State Won’t Accept Syrian Refugees Georgia Governor Nathan Deal says the state won’t accept Syrian refugees, joining leaders of other U.S. states who have made similar statements. Deal, a Republican, says he issued an executive order on Monday directing state officials to prevent resettlement of Syrian refugees in Georgia. Deal said he […]
French Bill Calls to Extend State of Emergency France’s president Francois Hollande says a bill to extend the country’s state of emergency for three months will be presented to parliament on Wednesday. Hollande declared a state of emergency following Friday night’s attacks across the capital and at the Stade de France. Parliament must approve extending […]
Pope Francis Changes Annulment Rules Catholics wanting to remarry in the church following a divorce may have an easier time obtaining an annulment. Pope Francis has issued a new law regulating how bishops around the world determine when a fundamental flaw has made a marriage invalid. The previous annulment process had long been criticized for […]
Dow Falls 1,000 Points The huge selloff continues on Wall Street, where the Dow fell more than 1,000 points in the first few minutes of trading today. Markets around the world have plunged today after China’s main index sank 8.5 percent. The heavy losses come amid fears over the health of the world’s second-largest economy.
T-Mobile US Calling Plans to Cover Canada and Mexico T-Mobile is now offering its U.S. customers the ability to talk, text and browse the Internet in Canada and Mexico without paying extra charges. The company points to the large amount of travel done by its U.S. customers in Canada and Mexico, saying that wireless carriers […]
EISENHOWER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER TO GO TOBACCO FREE Eisenhower Army Medical Center will become tobacco-free as of the end of the month. Officials say the move is to encourage healthier choices and protect those receiving care there as well as those working at the facility. As of June 30, the new tobacco-free policy will ban […]
CARNIVAL SET TO BAN CARRY-ON BOTTLED BEVERAGES Starting July 9, passengers on Carnival Cruise Lines will no longer be able to walk on-board its ships with a bottled beverage. Beverages must be packaged in unopened cans or cartons, including water, sodas and juices, with a maximum number of 12 packed in carry-on luggage. In a […]
U.S. SUSPECTS CHINA OF HACKING FEDERAL COMPUTERS The U.S. government has been hit again by computer hacking and this time the entire federal workforce, as well as former government employees, might be at risk of having their personal information compromised. Senator Susan Collins, a Maine Republican who sits on the intelligence committee, says the hackers […]