Saturday, June 13, 2009


*The Federal Food and Drug Administration has now been granted regulatory powers over how cigarettes and other tobacco products are marketed.
*After convicting two United States reporters on charges of espionage and sentencing them to 12 years in a (hard?) labor camp, North Korea now vows to formally weaponize its plutonium stockpile.
*Although America has not been hit as hard as other countries, the World Health Organization has declared the Swine Flu a pandemic.
*Current Iraqi President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has apparently won reelection, but supporters of challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi are questioning the results.
*And why is insurance giant AIG refusing to pay claims resulting from the plane crash in Hudson Bay earlier this year?

Meanwhile, in Entertainment:
*Carrie Pryean has been replaced by Tami Farrell as Miss California in the Miss USA beauty pageant. While Ms. Pryean believes it was because of her opinions, pageant officials claim it was because she did not honor her contractual commitments.
*The television industry finally made the switch from analog to digital signals June 12th.
*And how did a Missouri family's Christmas photo become part of an advertising campaign for a supermarket chain in Prague?
For more news at any time, just scroll down to the IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of the screen.

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