Once, Republicans Supported Collective Bargaining, Mass Transit Funding, And Even Progressive TaxationA comparison of past RNC platforms truly demonstrates how far the party has swung to the right.
- What do conspiracy theorists and free market ideologues have in common? They both deny climate change, according to a recent psychological study conducted b y the University of Western Australia.
- On the last day of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, shortly before GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney takes the stage to accept the nomination, a "to be announced" speaker will be giving some remarks.
- Ryanair Holdings (Nasdaq: RYAAY), Europe's largest discount airline company by passengers, is asking for some help from rivals in its third attempt to buy Aer Lingus Group Plc (London: AERL).
- A new report on Tuesday said Apple is planning to upgrade its wireless music streaming technology known as AirPlay in the coming month. Word is the announcement will come when the company debuts the new iPhone. The new technology, using the working title "AirPlay Direct," is said to eliminate the need for a Wi-Fi network, which means that iOS devices like iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touchs may be able to beam music directly to a speaker system.
- A court decision on Tuesday has exonerated the Israeli military in the case of Rachel Corrie, an American activist who died in Gaza nine years ago.
- Given the multitude of rumors from the past year and the numerous patents in relation to the technology, it looks like Apple has invested considerably in NFC, and looks to implement the communication chip in a future iPhone. Quite possibly, we may see NFC in the next-generation iPhone, allegedly set to debut next month on Sept. 12, unofficially but most commonly called iPhone 5.
- Private sector deposits fell by nearly 5 percent in July to €1.509, European Central Bank data showed, as public confidence in the banking system continued to plummet amid a worsening economic situation.
- Ron Paul's delegates will have to enjoy the cheap seats during the Republican National Convention, after the GOP assigned states whose delegations are flush with the Libertarian Congressman's representatives to the outskirts of the convention center in Tampa, Fla. The GOP hopes the whole process will go off without a hitch -- but Paul's followers could still ruin Mitt Romney's coming out party.
- According to the Women's Media Center, the results of a new study show that bylines skew overwhelmingly male for newspapers' election coverage when compared to the overall population and to the gender makeup of most newsrooms.
- The Times Co. blamed the decline of the information website About.com on a change in Google's algorithm, which reduced the site's rankings and caused a loss of traffic over the last year.
- In about two weeks, Apple is expected to hold a large media event to debut several new devices, including a new iPhone - the unofficially dubbed "iPhone 5" - as well as a new iPod Nano, a new 13-inch Retina Macbook Pro, and possibly, a brand-new addition to the iPad line, the "iPad Mini." We believe Apple is going to choose Friday, Oct. 5 to launch the new iPad Mini. Apple iPad Mini Release Date Rumors: Why Oct. 5 Makes The Most Sense To Launch
- With a massive rally marking the end of his latest long-shot presidential bid, the Texas Republican demonstrated that his supporters will be making their presence known at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
- Mitt Romney's official coronation as the Republican Party's presidential nominee will be delayed by Mother Nature, and it could be an obstacle for the big-picture goal of the Republican National Convention.
Synthetic Biology Aims To Turn Cells Into Chemists Producing Treatments For Diabetes And Cancer -- And Easing Journeys To MarsResearchers working in the relatively new field of "synthetic biology" aim to make biological parts as standardized as screws and nails. They're on the precipice of being able to do great things and perhaps change the nature of medical treatments and space travel.
- Syria was hailed as one of the world's hotbeds of great archaeological finds, with a government that cared for its priceless heritage. But that was before the civil war.
All Wounded Pedestrians Were Injured By Police Bullets, NY Police Commissioner Said; Does The NYPD Need Better Weapons Training?New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told reporters Saturday that the nine pedestrians wounded outside the Empire State Building on Friday morning were injured by police bullets. This news follows word of a study that claimed NYPD officers should be given better weapons training.
- The Huffington Post has accused the New York Times of publishing a controversial picture of a victim of the Empire State Building shooting.
Apple Vs. Samsung Lawsuit: How The Tech Giants Responded To The $1 Billion Verdict [Full List Of Infringed Products]Apple had the last laugh in its epic Apple v. Samsung patent-infringement lawsuit and was awarded $1.051 billion in damages by a California jury. Take a look at the list of the patents involved in the lawsuit and the devices that were found to infringe on those patents.
- Jeffrey Johnson returned to the location of his old job at the Hazan Import Corp. in New York, killing former co-worker Steve Ercolino on Friday. Since the shooting, details have emerged about who Johnson was.