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ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS


February 3, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:  
 
 

 

U.S.
 
General news 
  • Obama announces new housing refinance plan (Washington Post)
  • Facebook and Zuckerberg embark on mega-IPO(Reuters)
  • Obama offers plan to help small businesses, start-ups (Washington Post)
  • Proposed jobs bill would target outsourcing by U.S. firms (Washington Post)
  • USDA to require healthier meals in schools with updated nutrition standards (NPR)
  • Common chemical could make kids vaccines less effective (NPR)  
 
Presidential election 
  • Romney wins big in Florida, routing Gingrich (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Jailed Rep. Cunningham endorses Gingrich (Daily Beast)
 
 WORLD 
  • Villagers scramble for fuel in Europe's big chill (Reuters)
  • U.S. plans to end Afghan combat role early; Kabul surprised (BBC)
  • Child slavery and chocolate: all too easy to find (CNN)
  • Fair trade chocolate creations (CNN)
  • Al Qaeda in northern Africa an “afterthought” no more (CNN)
 
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ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS


January 26, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:  

 
 
U.S.
 
 General news
  
  • State of the Union: Obama calls for tax fairness (BBC)
  • Starbucks pro-gun policy prompts gun victims’ advocate group to announce nationwide boycott on Valentine’s Day
  • Army says suicides down, but violent crimes up (MSNBC)
  • Senate Dems make Mitt Romney the poster boy for tax reform (The Hill)
  • Wisconsin recall petition of Gov. Walker gets 1 million signatures (Washington Post)
Presidential election
 
  • South Carolina primary: Newt Gingrich defeats Mitt Romney (ABC)
  • Obama launches swing state tour (CNN)
  • Santorum hails delayed Iowa win as huge upset (CNN)
  • Bain Capital owns Clear Channel:
  • Romney parks millions in Cayman Islands offshore tax haven (ABC News)
  • Ex-wife claims Gingrich sought open marriage, Gingrich says allegation false (Fox News)
  • Perry drops out, endorses Gingrich (CNN)
 
WORLD
  • Navy Seal raid frees Somali hostages (BBC)
  • Israel rattled as hackers hit bourse, banks, El Al (Reuters)
  • The secret document that transformed China (NPR)
  • Recent attacks by radical Islamist sect in Nigeria (San Diego U-T)
  • Afghan asylum bids hit 10-year high (San Diego U-T)
 Health
  • Blind can see again: First patients seen to improve with stem cell tissues (Reuters)
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ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS


January 18, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:  

 

  
 
U.S.
 
          National News 
  • Obama seeks to revamp government, focus on exports (Reuters)
  • Limits on military funeral protests advance (San Diego Union Tribune)
  • USDA says it will close 259 offices to save $150 million (San Diego UT)
  • Tea Party may get rebuffed in tax cut showdown (Reuters)
  • Cantor: US allies have doubts about policies to control Iran (The Hill) 
 
          Presidential Campaign  
  • Huntsman drops out, endorses Romney (CNN)
  • Romney takes some heat over Bain Capital’s actions (Winona Daily News, South Carolina)
  • Judge rejects Republican candidates requests to be on Virginia ballot (Fox News)
  • Mitt Romney’s lies (US News & World Reports)
  • Which presidential candidates have earned the defense industry’s support? (RawStory)
  • CNN Poll: Ron Paul tied with President Obama (CNN) 
 
WORLD 
  • Government says Hezbollah profits from U.S. cocaine market via link to Mexico drug cartel (Propublica) 
  • U.S. warns Iran over military posturing (CBS News)
  • It’s official: S&P announces mass downgrade of Eurozone countries (Business Insider)
  • Iran says nuclear expert killed by bomb attach (NPR)
  • Russian ship stopped with arms bound for Syria (NPR)
  • Shiite and Sunni: what are the differences? (Christian Science Monitor)
     
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • Research provides diabetes hope (BBC)
  • New tuberculosis strain thwarts all antibiotics (NPR)
  • Lights at night not a bright idea (Jerusalem Post)
 
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January 12, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:
  
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. 
  • U.S. economy creates 200,000 jobs in December: 6th month of gains in a row as unemployed drops to 8.5% (BBC)
  • South Carolina in spotlight after Romney win in New Hampshire (CNN)
  • Richard Cordray appointment turns “lights on” at consumer bureau (Los Angeles Times)
  • Obama recess appointments anger GOP (CNN)
  • President Obama has made far fewer recess appointments than any recent president (ThinkProgress)
  • Tweak in rules to ease a path to green card (New York Times)
  • Families of dead Blackwater contractors settle suits (San Diego Union-Tribune)
     
WORLD 
  • Assad promises victory, Syria accused of war crimes (Reuters)
  • Iran Court sentences American to death (Washington Post)
  • Japan to issue new limits on atomic reactor use (NPR)
  • Wholesale approval of genetically engineered foods: Obama administration disappoints, angers public (Cornucopia)
  • Egypt Islamists win nearly two-thirds of seats (Jerusalem Post)
     
SCIENCE AND HEALTH 
  • Experimental magnetic pulses may help heal a brain after stroke (NPR)
  • New ‘seek and destroy’ method to fight cancer (Jerusalem post)
  • Study: parasitic fly could explain bee die-off (NPR)
 
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ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS


January 5, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:
  

 
 
 
U.S. news
 
  • U.S. Manufacturing jumps to 6 month high (Journal of Commerce)
  • U.S. warns Iran not to disrupt oil route (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • The bomb buried in Obamacare explodes today—hurray! (Forbes)
  • Robot wars: what is the role of drones and robots in wars and how will they shape the future of the U.S. military? (Aljazeera)
  • Iraqi refugees struggle for peace in America (NPR)
  • Obama’s resolution? To limit dealings in Congress (Los Angeles Times)
 
U.S. presidential race
  • Mitt Romney poised to make history (Los Angeles Times)
  • Obama weighs two tactics on Romney (NY Times)
  • Mitt Romney says he would veto Dream Act (Los Angeles Times)
  • Rick Santorum says he would bomb Iraq’s nuclear sites (Slate.com)
  • Paul criticizes Gingrich as campaign shifts to New Hampshire (Wall Street Journal) 
  • McCain chooses former foe Romney over ex-Senate colleague Santorum (CNN)
  • 2012 GOP lawmaker endorsements for president (The Hill)
  • ‘Are the Republican candidates all crazy?’ (BBC)
 
 WORLD
 
  • Iran says it has produced its first nuclear fuel rod (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Egypt forces storm offices of pro-democracy groups (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Who owns 69 patriot missiles seized in Finland? (MSNBC)
  • Muslim Brotherhood vows not to recognize Israel (Jerusalem Post)
  • Amid bloodshed,  Hamas prepares to leave Syria (San Diego Union-Tribune)
 
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ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS

 


December 28, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:
  
 

 
U.S.
 
  • GOP candidates heading to Iowa for final sprint before caucuses (The Hill)
  • Iowa caucus: Republicans zig-zag state in pre-vote push (BBC)
  • Obama’s approval numbers climb into positive territory (The Hill)
  • Gingrich questions Ron Paul on racist newsletters (Reuters)
  • Former staffer: Ron Paul `wishes the Israeli state did not exist’ (RawStory)
  • Romney falsely claims Obama ‘has not created any new jobs’ (Think Progress)
  • Looking up: The economy makes headway (London Economist)
  • New powerful painkiller has drug abuse experts worried (Fox News)
  • SEC ups its game to identify rogue firms (Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 WORLD
 
  • Arab League mission arrives amid violence in Syria (CNN)
  • Russians make historic demand for an election rerun  (National Public Radio)
  • Afghanistan sets ground rules for Taliban (Reuters)
  • Czechs, world leaders remember irreplaceable Vaclav Havel at funeral (Christian Science Monitor) 
 
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ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS

 


December 22, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:
  
 
 
 
 
 
U.S.
 
  • Analyzing the GOP presidential candidates (CBS News/Face the Nation)
  • Time person of the year: Why they protest –American movements (Time Magazine)
  • Senate okays short-term extension of payroll tax cut (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Senate wraps up year’s work—finally (Christian Science Monitor)
  • Des Moines Register endorses Romney (CNN)
  • Gingrich: I’ll ‘ignore’ any Supreme Court ruling I disagree with (RawStory.com)
 
 WORLD
 
  • North Korea says its leader Kim Jong Il has died 
  • Radioactive material seized at Moscow airport (Fox)
  • Swept away, flash floods ravage unprepared Philippines (Time)
  • Troops charge into Tahir Square, protesters flee (Jerusalem Post)
 
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ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS


December 15, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include: 
 
 
 
 
U.S.
 
  • Made in America gift ideas (ABC)
  • Possibility of government shutdown looms (Washington Post)
  • House passes payroll tax bill packed with poison pills (Huffington Post)
  • President Obama: The economy, the Congress, the future (CBS 60 Minutes interview)
  • Lawmakers in showdown over payroll tax cuts (Reuters)
  • Attorney General vows to protect U.S. voters’ civil rights (BBC)
 
 WORLD
 
  • As troops leave, Iraq wants surge of American business (CNN)
  • Far fewer enter U.S. illegally from Mexico (Wall Street Journal)
  • Company once known as Blackwater ditches XE for yet another name (Wall Street Journal)
  • Gunman turns Belgian Christmas market into bloodbath (Reuters)
  • Chained students rescued in Pakistan (Reuters)
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ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS


December 8, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:

 

 

U.S.

  • Obama sets campaign theme: middle class at stake (AP)
  • Postal Service confirms cuts that will slow down mail (CBS)
  • Republicans split on Democratic plan to extend payroll tax cuts (Washington Post)
  • Obama: Congress ‘shouldn’t go home’ until payroll tax cut is extended (The Hill)
  • Cain suspends campaign (The Hill)
  • Tainted nectar? Consumer group warns of arsenic in fruit juice (NPR)

 WORLD

  • Thousands protest against Putin over Russia vote (Reuters)
  • Putin’s party barely hangs onto its majority (Yahoo! News)
  • WHO issues European measles warning (BBC)
  • 3-D printers help grow new bones (BBC)
  • U.N.: Syria death toll exceeds 4,000 since March (San Diego Union-Tribune)

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ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS


December 1, 2011(San Diego's East County)--ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views.  
Top world and U.S. headlines include:    
 
 
 
 
U.S. 
  • Black Friday retail sales hit record, report says (CNN)
  • FCC moves to block ATT-T-Mobile merger: (newser.com)
  • Western states report comeback of cattle rustling (Reuters)
  • Chevy Volt battery catches fire: government investigates General Motors’ electric car (Huffington Post)
  • Woman says she and Cain had 13 year affair; Cain denies allegations (CNN)
  • Historian/former assistant secretary of education under Pres. Bush blasts education reforms (Seattle Times)
  • Hospitals sue to block Medi-Cal cuts (KPBS)
  • Black Friday worker rescued after losing control of car due to exhaustion (Huffington Post)
  • Web giants at odds with Chamber of Commerce over piracy bill (Washington Post)
  • Online piracy act endangered as opponents speak out (Reuters)
 WORLD
  • Al Qaeda targets dwindle as group shrinks: {Washington Post)
  • Arab League plans Syria sanctions (BBC)
  • Pakistan cuts NATO supplies after deadly raid (Reuters)
  • Pakistan orders U.S. to vacate base (Fox News)
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ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS

 November 22, 2011 (San Diego's East County)--ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views.  

 
Top world and U.S. headlines include:  
 
 
 
 
U.S.
 
          General news and politics
  • A defense for Thanksgiving (Washington Post)
  • Supercommittee’s failure pushes Bush tax cuts to forefront of 2012 campaign (Washington Post)
  • Idaho man charged with attempting to assassinate Obama (Washington Post)
  • Bomb plot suspect arrested in NYC (BBC)
  • House GOP fails to pass balanced budget amendment (RawStory)
  • Video: Police pepper spray passive students at UC Davis (CBS News)
  • UC Davis police chief placed on leave following pepper-spray incident (Sacramento Bee)
          Energy and environment
  • Meet a 13-year-old solar panel developer (CNN)
  • GOP House energy chairman advocated loan for struggling solar company (The Hill)
  • GE: Cutting residential solar costs in half (USA Today)
  • Congress kills request for national climate service (Washington Post)
  • Romney’s energy advisors all used to work for Bush. Is that good or bad? (New Republic)
 
WORLD
 
  • Gadhafi’s son, Saif al Islam, captured in Libya (BBC)
  • Egypt’s Tarir Square explodes in violence (Slate)
  • Fukushima plant, a world left behind (Washington Post)
  • Ethiopian troops cross border into Somalia (BBC)
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ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS

 
November 16, 2011 (San Diego's East County)--ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views.  
 
Top world and U.S. headlines include:
  
 
 
U.S.
  • Bipartisan pair push jobs plan (The Hill)
  • Congress ready to pass bill for vets, contractors (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Boehmer backs super committee tax hikes  (CBS News)
  • Supreme Court takes up challenge to healthcare law (CNN)
  • Occupy Wall Street: Judge backs city, ends camping in park (Los Angeles Times)
  • ‘Secret farm bill’ primed for passage in debt deal (The Hill)
  • Rick Perry, Herman Cain try to do damage control (Washington Post)
WORLD
  • Europe to Israel: Military strike on Iran nuclear program not an option (Christian Science Monitor)
  • Syria boycotts Arab meeting, pursues crackdowns (Reuters)
  • Monti due to present new Italian government (Reuters)
  • East Africa drought: cholera outbreak in Kenya camp (BBC)

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ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS

 
November 11, 2011 (San Diego's East County)--ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views.  

Top world and U.S. headlines include:

  
 
 U.S.
  • Immigration bill splits House GOP (The Hill)
  • 40 House Republicans sign letter saying they’re open to tax increases (Truthout)
  • Mississippi to decide if fertilized egg is a human being (Reuters)
  • Survey finds anti-Semitic attitudes rising in America (Fox)
  • Restaurant grease as good as gold to biofuels thieves (NPR)
  • Study proves many U.S. corporations paid zero taxes (Raw Story)
  • House panel votes to subpoena White House for Solyndra records (Fox)
  • Obama rips House “In God We Trust” vote (CBS)
  • Filner urges Obama to back off medical marijuana (San Diego Union-Tribune)
WORLD
  • Greek PM on brink; world tells Europe to fix crisis (Reuters)
  • IMF chief warns of a “lost decade” for global economy (BBC)
  • “Monster” greenhouse gas levels seen (CBS)
  • French, Germans explore idea of core Euro zone (Reuters)
  • What’s the matter with Italy? (BBC)
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ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS

 

November 2, 2011 (San Diego's East County)--ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views.  

 

Top world and U.S. headlines include:

 

U.S.

  • Obama plan moves to ease mortgages, student loans (International Business Times)
  • Victims of improper foreclosure practices can submit claims (Los Angeles Times)
  • New Obama administration programs help veterans find jobs (Voice of America)
  • Farming helps refugees put down roots (Voice of America)
  • Millions without power after northeast snow storm (CNN)
  • Herman Cain sexual harassment claims dog campaign (ABC)
  • Bank of America cancels debit card fee (BBC)


WORLD

  • World reaches 7 billion (Reuters video)
  • Occupy London protesters celebrate after winning eviction battle (Guardian)
  • Somalia’s agony tests limits of aid (New York Times)
  • Wikileaks Assange loses extradition appeal (BBC)
  • Suicide bomber kills 3, wounds 20 in SE Turkey (Jerusalem Post)

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ECM WORLD WATCH: OCTOBER 28, 2011

 

October 28, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views.  Top world and U.S. headlines include:

 


U.S.

·         Senate blocks vote on jobs bill (CNN)

·         Obama’s housing rescue plan: Up from underwater (Los Angeles Times editorial)

·         U.S. economic growth up (BBC)

·         Euro zone deal sparks rally on Wall Street (Reuters)

·         Rate on 30-year fixed mortgage falls to 4.6 percent (San Diego Union-Tribune)

·         Medicare’s 2012  premium increase is less than expected (CNN)

·         The craze for flat taxes: Republican candidates are competing to race to the lowest point (London Economist)

·         Flat-tax renews fight on `trickle’down’ economics (Associated Press/San Francisco Chronicle)

·         Skeptical scientist ends up confirming climate change (Washington Post)

·         Federal contracts study says privatization isn’t cheaper (Sacramento Bee)

·         Disasters strain FEMA resources (USA Today)

·         Exxon Mobile profits soar 41% (money.cnn.com)

·         Ron Paul to “eventually” end all student aid (RawStory)

·         Occupy tensions high after vet’s skull fracture (CBS News)

WORLD    

·         7.2 mag quake hits turkey; 217 dead (CBS News)

·         Girls given equal rights to British throne under law changes (CNN)

·         Rainbow of religious leaders join Pope for peace (Fox News)

·         Israel, Palestinians agree on step toward new talks (CNN)

·         Bangkok residents flee as floods threaten dikes (Reuters)

ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS

 

October 20, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views.  Top world and U.S. headlines include:

 

U.S.

  • ·         US drops plans to keep troops in Iraq (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • ·         Romney beating Obama in a fight for Wall Street cash (New York Times)
  • ·         Uganda welcomes U.S. troops to hunt rebel leaders (Capital FM News)
  • ·         Obama to challenge China on Trade(Reuters)
  • ·         Bank Transfer Day’ Protest Attracts Massive Facebook Following, As Well As “Bank Trolls” (Talking Points)

 

WORLD

  • ·         Ghadafi killed in hometown; Libya eyes future (Reuters)
  • ·         Israeli-Hamas agreement to trade prisoners may reshape politics in region (New York Times)
  • ·         Dozens of Yemeni women injured in protest (UPI)
  • ·         Living buildings could absorb city carbon emissions (CNN)
  • ·         Sectarian rifts erupt again in Saudi Arabia (Jerusalem Post)
  • ·         Why did Egypt’s Army violently suppress Christian protesters? (Christian Science Monitor)
  • ·         Clashes spark outrage among Egypt’s Christians (NPR)
  • ·         Egypt intercepts Libyan surface-to-air-missles in Sinai (Jerusalem Post)

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ECM WORLD WATCH: OCTOBER 13, 2011

 

October 13, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. 

 

Top world and U.S. headlines include: 

 

U.S.

 

·         Senate GOP votes to kill jobs bill (Washington Post)

·         Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan blocked with 50-49 Senate vote (The Hill)

·         Iranians charged in U.S. over assassination plot (Reuters)

·         Editor admits to infiltrating DC protest to undermine Occupy movement (RawStory)

·         Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan under fire from both left and right (The Hill)

·         Census: Housing bust worst since great depression (San Diego Union-Tribune)

 

WORLD

 

·         Coptic Christians in Egyt battle state’s version of deadly protest (Christian Science Monitor)

·         Japan quake: Fukushima children undergo thyroid tests (BBC)

·         Palestinians win a vote on bid to join Unesco (New York Times)



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ECM WORLD WATCH: SEPTEMBER 29, 2011

 

September 28, 2011 (San Diego's East County)--ECM World Watch highlights top U.S. and world news stories, published in other media.  This week's top headlines include:

 

 

 

WORLD

·         Saudi king gives women right to vote (Reuters)

·         Saudi woman driver’s lashing ‘overturned by king’(BBC)

·         NATO strikes Gaddafi stronghold(BBC)

·         Gamers crack AIDS puzzle(Medical News Today)

U.S.

·         Mass. man accused of plotting to hit Pentagon and Capitol with drone aircraft (Washington Post)

·         Air Force and Navy turn to biofuels (NPR)

·         Obama’s healthcare law appealed to Supreme Court (Reuters)

·         80 arrested as ‘occupy Wall Street’ protest of bank bailouts, mortgage crisis marches in NYC (Washington Post)

·         Hot truck problems getting worse (WTHR-TV)

·         U.S. Internet rules to take effect Nov. 20 (Reuters)

·         Net Neutrality rules are coming. Here’s why they matter (Christian Science Monitor)

·         Guantanamo tribunal for USS Cole suspect (BBC)

ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS

 

September 22, 2011 (San Diego's East County)--ECM World Watch highlights top U.S. and world news stories, published in other media.  This week's top headlines include:

 

 

 


 

U.S.
  •          House approves spending measure opposed by Senate Democrats; shutdown possible (Washington Post)
  •          Obama pushes jobs bill on GOP rivals’ turf (Washington Post)
  •          Perry is focus of attention, attacks at Florida debate (CNN)
  •          One in four U.S. children living in poverty, study finds (Huffington Post)
  •          Postal service wants to end overnight delivery (Reuters)
  •          Troy Davis execution sparks anti-death penalty backlash (Washington Post)
  •          U.S. official: program aimed at Libyan scientistsSan Diego Union Tribune)
  •         Reno’s reckless air tragedy (Daily Beast)

World
  •        Walkout at UN as Ahmadinejad speaks (CNN)
  •         Solar window is green game changer (Israel21c)
  •         Global leaders struggle to calm recession fears (Yahoo News)

 

ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS

 

  
September 15, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. 

 

Top world and U.S. headlines include: 

 

WORLD

  • World markets sink amid Europe debt worries (NPR)
  • Egyptian protesters pull down Israeli embassy wall (Reuters)
  • China losing edge as low-cost manufacturer, KPMG says (BBC)

U.S.

  • Obama’s bill makes it illegal to discriminate against unemployed (The Hill)
  • Nation looks ahead with hope after remembering 9/11 victims (CNN)
  • NATO: 77 US troops injured after Taliban hit Afghan/coalition base (CNN)
  • Student loan default rates jump (Union-Tribune)

HEALTH

  • Insulin may slow Alzheimer’s, study finds (Los Angeles Times)
  • Gene find could lead to drugs for chronic pain (BBC)

ECM WORLD WATCH: SEPTEMBER 9, 2011

 

 

September 9, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)—Due to the power outage, this week’s World Watch has headlines only, no excerpts. Click links to view full stories.

 

 

 U.S.

 

• Possible Al Qaeda plot against DC, NYC investigated
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/specific-unconfirmed-terror-threat-received-against-new-york-or-washington/2011/09/08/gIQAcD3KDK_story.html?hpid=z2  

 

Texas cut fire department funding 75% this year
http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay/2011/09/texas-cut-fire-department-funding-by-75-percent-this-year/  

 

Texas fires kill destroy more than 1,000 homes
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/07/texas-fires-homes-destroyed-bastrop  

 

Obama lays out $447 billion plan to boost economy
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/2011/09/08/gIQAk3ELDK_story.html?hpid=z1  

 

Fact-checking the Reagan debate
The Republican presidential candidates stray from the facts at the Reagan Library
http://factcheck.org/2011/09/factchecking-the-reagan-debate/  

 

Fact-checking the GOP debate at the Reagan Library
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/fact-checking-the-gop-debate-at-the-reagan-library/2011/09/07/gIQAFrz5AK_blog.html?hpid=z1  

 

What you missed by not watching last night’s Reagan Library debate
http://swampland.time.com/2011/09/08/what-you-missed-while-not-watching-last-nights-reagan-library-gop-debate/  

 

Need a new liver? Just print one yourself
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibtXFG2c42A
http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_asia/2011-09-01/need-a-new-liver-then-just-print-yourself-one.html  

 

First Circuit Court of Appeals Rules that Citizens Can Videotape Police
http://www.dailytech.com/First+Circuit+Court+of+Appeals+Rules+that+Citizens+Can+Videotape+Police/article22587.htm  
WORLD


·         Palmer: Gaza blockade lawful, IDF used ‘excessive’ force http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=236380
  • Pakistan Army says it has Al Qaeda's global operations chief in custody

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September 1, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)-- ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views.

 

Top world and U.S. headlines include:

 

WORLD
• CIA drone is said to kill Al Qaeda’s #2 (New York Times)
• Mexico deploys 1,500 troops after ‘terrorist’ casino attack (CNN)
• 140 Mexican schools shut down amid extortion fears (NPR)
• Fukushima caesium leaks 'equal 168 Hiroshimas' (UK Telegraph)
• Luxury, horror lurk in Gadhafi family compound (CNN)

• Astronomers discover planet made of diamonds (Yahoo News)
• Anti-cancer virus shows promise (BBC)
U.S.
• Disaster aid account faces shortfall (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• Hurricane Irene and the staggering cost of climate change (Nelson Daily)
• Hurricane Irene blamed for at least 44 deaths in 13 states (Washington Post)
• Did fracking cause the Virginia earthquake? (OpEd News)
• Bachmann says she’d consider minimum wage changes (Yahoo News)
• Ron Paul on hurricane watch: “We should be like 1900” (Salon)
• Make it in America: How we can bring back manufacturing (Truthout)
• 6 years after Katrina, lower 9th ward still bleak (San Diego Union-Tribune)
• NOAA Warns of gap in future forecasting abilities (NPR)

 

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August 24, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)-- ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views.

Top world and U.S. headlines include:

 

U.S.

• Earthquake aftermath: National landmarks damaged (ABC News)
• White House issues new rules to cut bureaucratic red tape (Washington Post)
• A new era in foreign policy (CNN)
• Gold price drops sharply on U.S. economy hopes (BBC)
• Hurricane Irene marks 1st big U.S. threat in years (Yahoo News/AP)
• Report: Government probe of Standard & Poors (AP)
• Obama plan to review deportation cases stokes heated debate (Los Angeles Times)

WORLD

• Price put on Gadhafi’s head (Reuters)
• No Gadhafi kids in custody: Escapes and false reports (ABC News)
• Analysis: West looks to avoid Iraq errors in post-Gadhafi Libya (Reuters)
• Russian Progress space freighter lost (BBC)
• Large zone near nuclear reactors to be off limits (New York Times)
 

BREAKING WORLD NEWS BULLETIN: LIBYAN REBELS STORM TRIPOLI, GADDAFI SONS CAPTURED, PALACE GUARDS SURRENDER

By Miriam Raftery
 

August 21, 2011 (San Diego) Rebel forces have streamed into Tripoli tonight, taking control of the capitol city.

 

“An amateur league of ill-trained rebel fighters appeared to be on the bring of toppling Moammar Gadhafi’s 42-year rule Monday after capturing two of the leader’s sons and infiltrating the Libyan capital, “ CNN reports.

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August 18, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views.

Top world and U.S. headlines include:

 

U.S.
• Obama to issue new proposals on job creation, debt reduction (Washington Post)
• Study: 1 in 5 U.S. children live in poverty (CBS)
• GOP debate: Hitting hard at Obama and each other (Sacramento Bee)
• Sharp jabs thrown in Minnesota debate—and not all at Obama (USA Today)

WORLD
• 7 pulled from Iraqi mosque, killed execution style (USA Today/AP)
• London riots: more than 1,000 people charged (BBC)
• Hamas bans Gaza students studying abroad (MSNBC News)
• France, Germany propose ‘true European economic summit’ (NPR)
• Gobachev criticizes Putin’s Russia as backsliding on democracy (CS Monitor)

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August 11, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views.

 

Top world and U.S. headlines include:

 

WORLD


• England riots: Fight back underway, says PM (BBC)
• Riots: The underclass lashes out (London Telegraph)
• Worst day for world markets since ’08 (Washington Post)
• U.S. urges citizens to leave Syria immediately (Jerusalem Post)
• After the revolution, Arab women seek more rights (NPR)

 

U.S.

• Republican tax hardliners on debt superpanel (Reuters)
• Wisconsin recall elections: Democrats fail to take Senate majority by one seat (Washington Post)
• Government considers turning foreclosures into rentals (AP)
• Foreign-born blacks hit hardest of all immigrant groups by jobs crisis (Huffington Post)
• United States loses AAA credit rating (Reuters)
• S&P Fallout: Fannie and Freddie downgraded (CNN Money)
• Blowing money in the wind: lawsuit filed over wind energy (Toronto Sun)

BREAKING NEWS: 31 AMERICANS REPORTED KILLED IN HELICOPTER SHOT DOWN BY TALIBAN IN AFGHANISTAN; VICTIMS INCLUDE SEAL TEAM SIX

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

August 6, 2011 (San Diego)—A NATO helicopter was shot down today during a conflict with the Taliban in Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. soldiers and seven Afghans in the deadliest single incident in the 10-year war, Reuters reports. ABC News reports that 25 Navy Seals were on board, plus seven Afghan Special forces soldiers, five crew members and an interpreter.

 

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August 4, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views.

Top world and U.S. headlines include:

 

U.S.

• FAA shutdown: Obama urges Congress to settle latest row (BBC)
• Deal could endanger healthcare law (Politico)

• General Mills partners with American Refugee Committee to aid famine relief efforts in Somalia (Wall Street Journal Market Watch)
• Obama signs U.S. debt bill into law (BBC)
• The Fires This Time (Fairness and Accuracy in Media)
• Accused Fort Hood plotter got bomb-making recipe from Al Qaeda (Christian Science Monitor)
• Study: Forests absorb much more greenhouse gases than previously known (Christian Science Monitor)
• Missing Iraq money may have been stolen, auditors say (Los Angeles Times)

 

WORLD

• Somali famine’s brutal toll: 29,000 kids dead in 3 months (Newser/AP)
• Arab League discusses Palestinian state (Al Jazeera)
• Nigeria Ogoniland cleanup ‘could take 30 years’ (BBC)
• Islamist show of state in Tahir state angers activists (Christian Science Monitor)
• Iran vows to skirt nuclear shutdown; watchdog embarrassed (Reuters)
• Hamas executives two Gazans as spies for Israel (Jerusalem Post)
• Norway shooting: Names and photos of victims published (Norwegian press)
• Fukushima radiation levels rise, area closed (Christian Science Monitor)
• Mubarak’s trial begins in Cairo (BBC)

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July 28, 2011 (San Diego's East County)--ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views.  

 

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