More than 70 Filipino U.N. peacekeepers are now safely away from Islamist militants in the Golan Heights as clashes continue against al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels, according to the Philippine military.
Thirty-two peacekeepers were rescued after militants surrounded their camp, trapping them for two days, activists and officials said.
Other U.N. peacekeepers were able to flee from a different encampment that was also surrounded by rebels of the al-Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, they said.
It appears that Ted will be driving the clown car through the GOP presidential debates.
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz sounds increasingly like he’s made up his mind to run for president in 2016, telling an influential gathering of conservative activists Saturday that “we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this country.”
“I’m convinced we’re going to win in 2014, and 2016 is going to be even better,” the Texas Republican said during a summit of Americans for Prosperity, the political arm of the billionaire GOP donors Charles and David Koch. “And in the year 2017, a Republican president in the Rose Garden is going to sign a bill repealing every word of Obamacare.”
Cruz joked about inviting President Barack Obama to the border to see where thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into the U.S. The president declined such an invitation from Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
American warplanes launched airstrikes on Sunni militants who have been besieging the town of Amerli in northern Iraq on Saturday, in a broadening of the campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
The Pentagon announced the expanded strikes Saturday night. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said that American planes also airdropped food, water and humanitarian aid to the town of Amerli, home to members of Iraq’s Turkmen minority. The town of 12,000 has been under siege by the militants for more than two months.
Aircraft from Australia, France and the United Kingdom joined the United States in dropping the supplies, Admiral Kirby said in a statement.
Good plan there. Offer pet insurance that doesn’t cover anything either.
Did I mention that this plan that has enrolled all of 30 people was Marco Rubio’s Big Idea back in 2008?
TALLAHASSEE — Last year, legislators allocated $900,000 to help Floridians find affordable health care through a new state-backed website.
At the same time, they refused to expand Medicaid or work with the federal government to offer subsidized insurance plans.
Six months after the launch of the state’s effort, called Florida Health Choices ( floridahealthchoices.net), just 30 people have signed up. Another seven plans were canceled either because consumers changed their minds or didn’t pay for services.
These numbers are dwarfed by the nearly 764,000 Floridians who are too poor to afford subsidized plans, yet can’t qualify for Medicaid under Florida’s stringent standards. They are supposed to be the target market for Health Choices.
But Health Choices doesn’t sell comprehensive health insurance to protect consumers from big-ticket costs such as hospitalization. Instead, it has limited benefit options and discount plans for items like dental visits, prescription drugs and eyeglasses.
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A recidivist scammer must face a class action alleging it falsely advertises a pricey “super juice” as a cure for cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease, a federal judge ruled.
Lisa Pontrelli filed a putative class action against MonaVie Inc. and MonaVie LLC in New Jersey last year, alleging that they cannot deliver the promised curative results after charging “outrageously inflated” prices for their exotic fruit juices.
The Utah-based manufacturers allegedly advertise that the acai berry can prevent blood clots, arteriosclerosis and Alzheimer’s, while improving circulation, mental focus, stamina, sleep, digestion and sexual function, in addition to the outstanding healing properties imbued in 17 other fruity ingredients.
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The Respect MP was set upon while talking to residents on a street in Notting Hill
TwitterA picture tweeted by Respect as George Gallowaymade his way to hospital last night
A 39-year-old man has been charged in connection with an alleged attack which left Respect MP George Galloway battered and bruised.
The controversial pro-Palestine MP is said to have been set upon by a man shouting about the Holocaust as he posed for pictures with members of the public in Notting Hill last night.
He suffered a suspected broken jaw and rib in the attack which took place incident in Goldborne Road.
This episode will echo old Dalek episodes, both with a bit of a twist.
Also, Clara will be finding someone, as she seems to be moving from her feelings of the 11th.
But, this for talking.
Someone hire Lisa please, everyone wants her watching congress.
9 years and two word clouds