Microsoft is set to bow to pressure from customers and change “key aspects” of its much-maligned Windows 8 operating system.
Twelve years ago, Portugal eliminated criminal penalties for drug users. Since then, those caught with small amounts of marijuana, cocaine or heroin go unindicted and possession is a misdemeanor on par with illegal parking. Experts are pleased with the results.
Mid Staffs will be used to justify further reforms – and of the very kind that contributed to that horror in the first place
Staff were used to poor standards and risking lives.
'SON WAS SENT HOME WITH A SICK BUCKET AND DIED HOURS LATER'
With a new inquiry into the causes of poor care at the hospital being released, the findings may have ramifications for the rest of the NHS. Study the issue in depth and learn all you need to know about what happens next with our essential guide... or go and have some more cake.
After a mass shooting in 1996, Australia enacted a sweeping package of gun restrictions far more ambitious than anything plausible here -- including a total ban on semiautomatic weapons, a mandatory
Ever since President Obama was elected president in November of 2008, the Republican party has taken a hard turn to the right of the political spectrum.
Be positive, look on the bright side, stay focused on success: so goes our modern mantra. But perhaps the true path to contentment is to learn to be a loser...
there was some downtime
there's going to be some downtime
How do you say goodbye when you imagine what could have been. How can we take the step to shut someone out of our lives or dump them. I can pick up individuals but the idea of dumping is foreign to me. So tell me how do you say goodbye forever.
The reputation of Russia’s space industry took yet another hit today after a communications satellite fell to the ground soon after it was launched.
The Meridian satellite, which can have both military and civilian use, did not reach its orbit and fell to the ground near the city of Tobolsk in Siberia, about 1400 miles from Moscow, according to Russian news agencies.
Drawdown plans announced by the U.S. and more than a dozen other nations will shrink the foreign military footprint in Afghanistan by 40,000 troops at the close of next year, leaving Afghan forces increasingly on the frontlines of the decade-long war. The United States is pulling out the most — 33,000 by the end of 2012. That's one-third of 101,000 American troops who were in Afghanistan in June, the peak of U.S. military presence in the war, according to figures provided by the Pentagon.
Dramatic plans to disband the Tories north of the border were unveiled by the front-runner for its leadership in a move one senior party figure warned could encourage the break-up of the United Kingdom.
Mr Cameron – who is spending the weekend in Scotland – faces the prospect of being the first British Prime Minister whose party has no Scottish MPs.
Companies exist for their workers and their communities -- not just their CEOs and their investors.
The verdict is in: The Thatcher-Reagan-Blair-Clinton model of capitalism is a failure.
By cutting taxes, slashing wages and destroying unions, the U.S. was supposed to lead the world in high-tech industry. But a recent study by the Asian Development Bank found that the majority of the added value of iPhones assembled in China come from high-tech companies in Japan, Germany and South Korea, whose inputs dwarf those from American companies. For a generation we've been told that the European and Asian capitalist countries were doomed by statism and high wages. Instead, they dominate global high-tech industrial production, while the U.S. continues to be deindustrialized.
Christian hotel owners in Cornwall have been forced to pay damages after they refused to let a gay couple share a double bedroom. You don't even have the right to refuse service to anyone anymore.
Capitalsim = fail
"Help is on the way," the operator said.
Nearly 30 hours later — and 10 calls from the couple to 911, four 911 calls to them and at least a dozen calls between 911 and paramedics — Curtis Mitchell died at his home.
"We failed this person," said Michael Huss, the city's public safety director.
Yes, yes you did.
We would never have used a formula like 'save or create,'" he former Bush administration communications team member Tony Fratto) tells me. "To begin with, the number is pure fiction -- the administration has no way to measure how many jobs are actually being 'saved.' And if we had tried to use something this flimsy, the press would never have let us get away with it."
House Democrats are crafting a plan that would require all Americans to carry health insurance and would help families making less than $88,000 pay the premiums. Employers, too, would have to help foot the bill.