News Briefs

By Meghan McSloy
January 25, 2011

Global & National

Russia bombing kills over 35

The alleged suicide bombing that occured in Domodedovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia killed at least 35 people and injuring over 200 on January 24, 2011. -- MCT --

In a country already split by ethnic differences, the busiest airport in Moscow, Russia was attacked by a suicide bomber last Monday.

At least 35 people were killed in the attack and over 180 were wounded.

So far, there are no suspects in the blast. Before the attacks, the city was already being troubled due to violent outbursts by Russian nationalists.

Read the original story on | Monday, January 25, 2011

Lebanon forms government

A new prime minister has been chosen for Lebanon. The new leader was chosen by Hezbollah. They won enough support to form the country’s government amidst angry protests. Hezbollah’s success in choosing the new leader marks a shift in power in the Middle East.

Read the original story on | Sunday, January 23, 2011

China prepares for new leader

Chinese president Hu Jintao has begun preparing for his departure from power. His successor will most likely be Xi Jinping who is the country’s current vice president.

Xi is set to take over next year when he will be in charge of the country with the fastest-growing military in the world.

Read the original story on | Monday, January 24, 2011

Legislators hope to enact abortion restrictions

Due to widespread success in the midterms last November, conservative legislators in a number of states are working diligently to limit abortions across the country.

These conservatives have already drafted and introduced bills that would ban abortions 20 weeks after conception.  They would also encourage women to view live ultrasounds of their child.

Read the original story on | Thursday, January 20, 2011

Alzheimer’s may now be detected in human brain

The FDA has approved a brain scan that is able to detect Alzheimer’s disease in the human brain.

The scan is able to detect characteristics of the disease. The FDA decided to approve the scan due to the approval of radiologists who agreed on what the scans were showing. The next step is training doctors how to read the scans.

“We don’t know exactly what F.D.A. will want,” Dr. Skovronsky said in the New York Times.

Read the original story on | Friday, January 21, 2011

Regional & Campus

Rendell to be pundit for NBC news

Former Pennsylvania govoner Ed Rendell has been named as a political analyst for NBC News. Rendell is already a frequent guest on NBC News and will continue to contribute to NBC and MSNBC.

Read the original story on | Tuesday January 25, 2011

Candidates plan to abolish office if elected

John Kromer is hoping to become the next Philadelphia sheriff just so he can eliminate the office. But he’s not the only one with the same agenda.

Stephanie Singer, who is running for a Philadelphia City Commisoner, wants to eliminate that office as well.

Read the original story on | Jan. 25, 2011

Duck tour contract denied

Following a fatal crash this past summer, the owner of the popular tourist attraction “Ride the Ducks” has been denied a contract from the City of Philadelphia. Mayor Michael Nutter announced that the ducks would not be allowed to tour on the Schuylkill River any longer.

Read the original story on | Jan. 23, 2011

Student article published

Catherine Mageeney, senior biology and pre-med major co-wrote an article that was published in Quarterly, a scholarly publication.  Mageeney wrote about her experiences as a peer mentor in two classes at Cabrini College and entitled her article, “Peer Mentoring in an Introductory Biology Laboratory.”

Read the original story on, January 20, 2011

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