Fukushima releases mysterious steam plume

by Steve Elwart -- The bad news from Fukushima seems to keep coming. New reports say a mysterious steam plume is emanating from the Japanese power plant crippled in the 2011 tsunami. more…

Teen dies after being gang-raped, set ablaze

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Business Insider) An Indian teenager was gang-raped in two separate attacks and then died after being set on fire, sparking protests in the eastern city of Kolkata, police more…

Panama Canal extension faces halt over cost overruns

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Deutsche Welle) A massive $5.3-billion (3.9-billion-euro) Panama Canal extension project might be suspended, if a row over cost overruns was not settled within weeks, the Spanish consortium Grupo more…

China factory-activity surveys confirm slowdown

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) China's factory activity slowed in December, official and private manufacturing surveys showed, reinforcing views that growth in the world's second-largest economy moderated in the final quarter of more…

Astrology, anti-Semitism meet -- hilarity ensues

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (PowerLine) The good people at the Middle East Media Research Institute have posted video of an Egyptian astrologer appearing recently on Al-Nahar TV to explain why the alignment more…