Senate to Vote on Arming Syrian Rebels

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The US senate is expected to vote on a plan to fight back against ISIS in Syria by arming other rebel groups. This comes a day after the US house approved the President’s plan. The Syrian rebel training authorization is tucked into a spending bill, going before US senators today. Experts say, … Continue reading »

Child Abuse Case Causes Spanking Debate

CHICAGO, Ill. — The Minnesota Vikings have banned NFL star Adrian Peterson from team activities, after he was accused of abusing his 4-year-old son with a branch and a belt. This allegation is reigniting a debate among parents about if spanking is an appropriate form of punishment. Spanking is not a new issue for researchers … Continue reading »

ISIS Releases New Video To The U.S.

(CNN) — The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria or ISIS, is out with a new video from its Al Hayat media center. It appears to be the terror group’s response to President Barack Obama’s speech in which he said the U.S. objective in expanded airstrikes would be to “Degrade, and ultimately destroy” ISIS. The … Continue reading »

NFL Cracks Down on Performance Drugs

(CNN) — The National Football League is making changes to its policies on performance enhancing substances. The league and its players association announced the deal Wednesday. As part of the agreement testing for human growth hormones will begin this season. Players who test positive for a HGH, steroids or other banned stimulants will be suspended, … Continue reading »

UPS to Hire Up to 95K Seasonal Workers

(CNN) — UPS is going to make it a happy holiday for lots of people looking for work. This holiday season, the parcel delivery service plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal employees–that’s nearly double last year’s total of 55,000. UPS hires thousands of temporary workers each year to help deal with the annual surge … Continue reading »

NASA to Award Spacecraft Contract

(CNN) — No more hitch-hiking for American astronauts. They’ll soon have their own ride. NASA is expected to award a contract to both Boeing and SpaceX to take astronauts to the International Space Station. The U.S. has been relying on Russia to transport astronauts since the last space shuttle launch in July 2011. The private … Continue reading »

Disaster Declaration for N. California

NAPA, Calif. — President Obama is declaring a disaster for parts of Northern California ravaged by last month’s deadly Napa Valley earthquake. The move makes federal funding available for state and local governments for emergency work and recovery efforts. The money is also available for hazard mitigation measures for all counties and tribes within the … Continue reading »

Smartphone App Helps Keep Kids Safe

GALVESTON, Texas — Parents are always trying to make sure their kids are safe. Now children have the ability to let their parent’s know if they run into danger with the simple press of a button. A 12-year-old is the mastermind and creator behind the app called Save Me. The app allows children to press … Continue reading »

Rewarding Chlidren for Good Grades

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Many parents reward their children for getting good grades, and that reward is often some cold hard cash. However, others wonder if rewarding a child for doing well in school is a good idea at all. Doctors say, the choice is really up to you. They say, you have to decide what … Continue reading »

Pistorius Found Not Guilty of Murder

(CNN) — The murder that captivated South Africa, and the world, is coming to a close. In what was expected to be a lengthy process, the judge began making her ruling in the Oscar Pistorius trial today. In the final days of this dramatic six month long trial, the judge crucially ruled out all murder … Continue reading »

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