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Iraq starts anti-IS Anbar offensive
Iraqi government forces formally launch an operation to drive Islamic State (IS) out of the western province of Anbar, days after the fall of Ramadi. Tue, 26 May 2015 14:39:41 GMT
India heatwave toll nears 800
The death toll in the heatwave sweeping India reaches nearly 800 with temperatures nearing 50C (122F) in some areas. Tue, 26 May 2015 11:02:26 GMT
Trader accused over Libor was 'greedy'
Former City trader Tom Hayes is accused of being "dishonest and manipulative" and a "ringmaster" in his alleged attempts to rig Libor rates, a court hears. Tue, 26 May 2015 11:17:53 GMT
Malaysia exhumes mass 'migrant' graves
Malaysia exhumes bodies suspected to be migrants buried in 139 grave sites as fresh details of alleged human trafficking camps emerge. Tue, 26 May 2015 14:45:50 GMT
Chinese navy to focus on 'open seas'
China announces its strategy to focus the navy beyond its borders into open water, in a military strategy document. Tue, 26 May 2015 09:14:27 GMT
Newsvine - Get Smarter Here
Do you want to live 10yrs longer than expected?
Sounds like the beginning of a infomercial right?'s not. It's the beginning of a subject that I hope will make this day fly on by. And on that note, welcome to another WDSKI topic that I'm sure we all have something to do with. Today's topic is LIFE! Some people are t … Tue, 26 May 2015 13:26:27 +0000
Comcast (Upstream Owner of Newsvine) CEO /Among Top 10 highest-paid CEOs
I'm sure it will warm the hearts of many left wingers here to know that Newsvine Owner, / NBCUniversal / Comcast pays its obscenely greedy top executive outrageous sums of money to oversee the production of its daily douchery.9. Brian Roberts, Comcast, $33 million, up … Tue, 26 May 2015 13:23:32 +0000
Memorial Day Weekend projects
Spent half a day in Big Bear on Saturday. I got some productive shop time this weekend between outings. Here are a few things I have had on my list. Tue, 26 May 2015 14:55:29 +0000
Baltimore Bloodshed Continues; 28 Shot, 9 Dead Over Holiday Weekend « CBS Baltimore
Another example of how a democrat run community can bring its community together!   Tue, 26 May 2015 14:27:35 +0000
Right Wing Mangles Bible to Prove Obama Hates Jesus
The Right-wing just can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to twisting what President Obama says to paint him as a man who, “condemns Christianity to further his goals while giving a pass to violent Islamists who murder Christians.” The wing nuts at … Tue, 26 May 2015 14:43:53 +0000 - Top Stories
Star student among victims of storms in U.S., Mexico
As Houston reels, rescuers hunt a mom and two kids washed away in a vacation cabin. FULL STORY
Tue, 26 May 2015 11:01:10 EDT
Student council president dies on way home from prom
A Texas teenager was killed on the way home from prom when she was swept away by raging flood waters. Affilates KABB and WOAI have more.
Tue, 26 May 2015 08:43:28 EDT
F-15s escort flight to NYC
Law enforcement scrambled on a busy long weekend travel day to ensure airplanes were secure after at least 10 threats were phoned in threatening flights.
Tue, 26 May 2015 10:15:54 EDT
Two of B.B. King's daughters allege he was poisoned
Family members allege foul play in blues legend's death, but initial autopsy report doesn't back the claims.
Tue, 26 May 2015 09:15:46 EDT
Iraqi forces launch new operation
A major military operation to liberate Iraq's Anbar and Salaheddin provinces from ISIS forces has begun, Iraqi state media and a key Shia militia group said Tuesday.
Tue, 26 May 2015 10:49:44 EDT

NYT > U.S.
Pain Spreads as Credit Vise Grows Tighter
Lenders have become even less willing to part with their money, further crimping budgets and family spending.

Fri, 19 Sep 2008 12:43:45 GMT
For Rivals, Finance Crisis Is Posing on-the-Fly Tests
The presidential race has turned into an audition for who could best handle a national economic emergency.

Fri, 19 Sep 2008 11:44:12 GMT
Drug Label, Maimed Patient and Test for Court
At issue is whether plaintiffs have the right to sue when the products that hurt them had met federal standards.

Fri, 19 Sep 2008 12:39:18 GMT
After Impasse, New California Budget Agreement
California legislative leaders and the governor have come to an agreement on the state budget, which is now roughly three months late.

Fri, 19 Sep 2008 08:20:47 GMT
California Bans Texting by Operators of Trains
After investigators said an engineer in last week’s collision had been texting on the job, regulators temporarily banned the use of all cellular devices by anyone at the controls of a moving train.

Fri, 19 Sep 2008 07:01:46 GMT

ABC News: Top Stories
Drivers Stranded, Homes Damaged by Houston-Area Flash Flooding
Roadways in the Houston area are blocked, drivers are stranded and homes were destroyed due to flash flooding, officials said. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:04:09 -0400
What We Know About Slain New Orleans Cop
Bennett was working with Housing Authority of New Orleans when he was shot. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:37:48 -0400
'Free Range Parents' Cleared of 1 Child Neglect Charge
The Maryland parents who were charged with child neglect over their "free range parenting" style have been cleared of a second of three charges against them. Tue, 26 May 2015 10:25:03 -0400
Iraq Launches Operation to Drive Islamic State From Anbar
Iraq says it's launching major operation to retake western Anbar province from Islamic State Tue, 26 May 2015 09:51:38 -0400
Gunman, 1 Other, Killed in North Dakota Wal-Mart Shooting
2 dead, including gunman, in shooting at North Dakota Wal-Mart; 1 person taken to a hospital Tue, 26 May 2015 10:55:14 -0400

The Weather Channel: Your Local Weather Outlook--Falls Church, VA (22046)
Current Weather Conditions In Falls Church, VA (22046)
Fair, and 79 ° F. For more details? Tue, 26 May 2015 11:01:31 EDT
Your Local Doppler Radar
This map shows the location and intensity of precipitation in your area. The color of the precipitation corresponds to the rate at which it is falling. This map is updated every 15 minutes. Tue, 26 May 2015 11:01:31 EDT
Pollen Trend for Falls Church, VA (22046)
Steady. View complete PollenCast? Tue, 26 May 2015 11:01:31 EDT

Quotes of the Day
Norman Mailer
"There is no greater importance in all the world like knowing you are right and that the wave of the world is wrong, yet the wave crashes upon you." Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Edward Teller
"A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective." Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Douglas Adams
"Even he, to whom most things that most people would think were pretty smart were pretty dumb, thought it was pretty smart." Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Mark Twain
"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest." Tue, 26 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT
Will Rogers
"That's the trouble with a politician's life-somebody is always interrupting it with an election." Mon, 25 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT