Scientists predict a Haiti-magnitude earthquake along the New Madrid fault during the next 50 years. The fault runs under the Mississippi Delta, one of the poorest parts of the US.
Illinois' ousted governor is all over the media, boosting his star power. Will that help Blagojevich when his corruption trial starts in June? It might, some analysts now say.
The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it is backing Illinois in a lawsuit over how to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. Officials in Michigan, who brought the lawsuit, claim that Obama is favoring his home state.
In the past year, the percentage of former Guantanamo detainees who had joined militant groups has risen from 11 percent to 20 percent, according to a classified Pentagon report. Of the 198 detainees left in Guantanamo, 91 are Yemeni.
Obama has signaled he’ll take up immigration reform soon. As a result, both sides are mobilizing their forces.
Yemenis are the largest group of Guantánamo detainees. But key senators want to halt further transfers to Yemen in light of the Chistmas airline attack, which has been linked to Al Qaeda operatives there.
At least 30 states will see new laws going into effect on New Year's Day. Many of the new laws reflect zeitgeist concerns on health, technology, and the economy.
But first, both Muslim Americans and law enforcement have to change the way they interact.