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AP Survey: House Shows Opposition to Syria Attack

Posted: 09/06/2013 - House members who are willing to give their positions are either opposed to or leaning against President Barack Obama's plan for a U.S. military strike against Syria by nearly a 6-to-1 margin.

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US Spies Missed Signs of Aug. 21 Syrian Strike

Posted: 09/04/2013 - U.S. intelligence agencies did not detect the Syrian regime readying a massive chemical weapons attack in the days ahead of the strike, only piecing together what had happened after the fact, U.S. officials say.

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Immigrant Fights to Become California Lawyer

Posted: 09/04/2013 - Sergio Garcia arrived in the U.S. illegally 20 years ago to pick almonds in the field with his father. But that was not all he wanted for his life.

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Obama Wins Senate Panel's Backing on Syria Strike

Updated: 09/04/2013 - President Barack Obama's request for speedy congressional backing of a military strike in Syria advanced Wednesday toward a showdown Senate vote, hours after the commander in chief left open the possibility he would order retaliation for a deadly chemical weapons attack even if Congress withheld its approval.

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Study: Most States Lack Disaster Plans for Kids

Posted: 09/04/2013 - Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, most states still don't require four basic safety plans to protect children in school and child care from disasters, aid group Save the Children said in a report released Wednesday.

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MIT's Fog Harvester Is a Better Way To Get Water From Thin Air

Posted: 09/03/2013 - In some of this planet’s driest regions, where rainfall is rare or even nonexistent, a few specialized plants and insects have devised ingenious strategies to provide themselves with the water necessary for life: They pull it right out of the air, from fog that drifts in from warm oceans nearby.

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Syria Resolution Sets Deadline, Bars Ground Forces

Posted: 09/03/2013 - The Senate resolution authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force against Syria would bar American ground troops for combat operations and set a deadline for any action.

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Holmes' Lawyers File New Death Penalty Challenges

Posted: 09/03/2013 - Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes have filed six new constitutional challenges to the death penalty, saying execution is cruel and unusual punishment.

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Obama Has Bipartisan Support for Syria Strike

Updated: 09/03/2013 - President Barack Obama's call for a military strike in Syria won significant momentum Tuesday, with leaders of both parties in Congress announcing they are convinced that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people and that the United States should respond.

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GOP Senators Say Details Needed on Syria Strategy

Posted: 09/02/2013 - Two Republican foreign policy hawks say President Barack Obama must make a strong case for attacking Bashar Assad's Syria if he wants to win congressional backing for the operation.

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Bush 41 Spokesperson Apologizes for Mandela Death Statement

Updated: 09/01/2013 - The spokesperson for George H.W. Bush is apologizing for releasing a statement Sunday from the former president and his wife expressing condolences over the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

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Pope Announces Day of Fasting for Peace for Syria

Posted: 09/01/2013 - Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the use of chemical weapons, but he called for a negotiated settlement of the civil war in Syria, and announced he would lead a worldwide day of fasting and prayer for peace there on Sept. 7.

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Kerry: US Has Evidence Sarin Gas Was Used in Syria

Posted: 09/01/2013 - Secretary of State John Kerry asserted Sunday that the United States now has evidence of sarin gas use in Syria and said "the case gets stronger by the day" for a military attack.

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Obama Says He's Considering 'Narrow' Syria Action

Updated: 08/30/2013 - President Barack Obama says he hasn't made a final decision about a military strike against Syria. But he says he's considering a limited and narrow action in response to a chemical weapons attack that he says Syria's government carried out last week.

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US Readies for Possible Solo Action Against Syria

Updated: 08/30/2013 - President Barack Obama on Thursday prepared for the possibility of launching unilateral American military action against Syria within days as Britain opted out in a stunning vote by Parliament.

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NOAA, EUMETSAT Sign Agreement for Weather, Climate Monitoring

Posted: 08/29/2013 - Building on a 30-year relationship, top officials from NOAA and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) signed a long-term cooperative agreement, ensuring continued space-based weather, water and climate monitoring.

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