Global & National
“Don’t ask, don’t tell” enforcement banned
Judge Virginia A. Philips of federal district court of California issued an injunction to stop the U.S. military from enforcing the “don’t ask, don’t tell policy.”
According to Judge Philips, the 17-year-old policy violates the rights of due process and freedom of speech.
“Don’t ask, don’t tell,” was originally a compromise measure to loosen homosexuality policies in the military.
Read the original story on nytimes.com | Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010
Insurance may rise for children
Insurance premiums could rise for sick children if state laws allow it.
In September, the Obama administration said insurers could establish open-enrollment periods where they can enroll all children. Now, the policy states higher premiums for children enrolled outside the open-enrollment period.
Insurers agree on helping to pay for the treatment of pre-existing conditions.
Read the original story on nytimes.com |Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010
Mozilo agrees to settle case
Angelo R. Mozilo, former chief executive of Countrywide Financial agreed to pay $67.5 million to settle a fraud case brought by a Securities and Exchange Commission last year.
The deal came four days before a scheduled jury trial in Los Angeles. David Sambol, the former president of Countrywide, and Eric Sieracki, the former chief financial officer were also among the accused who also settled their case.
The defendants were not present for the court hearing and were represented by lawyers.
Read the original story on nytimes.com | Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010
Peace talk with U.S., Afganistan
Senior Taliban leaders are being helped by the U.S. to attend initial peace talks with the Afghanistan government in Kabul. Senior American officials are using caution but acknowledged that the reconciliation efforts are important.
Read original story on nytimes.com | Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010
Soldiers accused of killing Afghans
American army soldiers have been accused of killing Afghan civilians for sport. Soldiers say they took orders from a ringleader. Five lower-ranked platoon members who were accused stated that they are not guilty.
Staff Sgt. Calvin R. Gibbs, ringleader, had already killed three Afghans according to the NYTimes.
Read original story on nytimes.com |Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010
Chilean miners brought to surface
Read the original story on nytimes.com | Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010
Region & Campus
Correction officer locked behond bars
Lydell B. Sherrer, N.J. department of corrections officer, is behind bars after being charged for taking bribes of more than $18,000.
FBI has been keeping tabs on Sherrer’s activities since May 2010, with the help of a confidential worker who recorded the conversations.
Read the original story on philly.com | Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010
Annual pay raise approved for firefighters
Philadelphia firefighters will receive annual raises for the next three years and a four-year contract renewal.
According to Bill Gault, president of International Association of Fire Fighters, the award is fair and addresses needs of firefighters and paramedics.
No changes will be made for current firefighters however, new hires will have the option of joining new pension plans.
Read original story on philly.com | Friday, Oct. 15, 2010
Cabrini given grant from Pa. Liquor Board
Cabrini College was awarded a $15,000 grant from Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to help prevent underage and high-risk drinking.
PLCB has awarded total of $80,500 since 2005 for many different programs, including the peer educator led P.A.R.T.Y. (Promoting Alcohol Responsibility Through You).
“We are extremely grateful to continue our wonderful relationship with the PLCB, and we are proud to receive grant funding for the sixth consecutive year,” Chris Hyson, director of Health and Wellness Education, said.
Read original story on cabrini.edu | Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010