Saturday, March 9, 2013


Spring Forward 1 hour tonight!
For those participating, Daylight Savings Time starts overnight tonight. 

Amongst events that have happened around the world this past week...
*Voters in Switzerland has passed measures to establish salary caps on any business' Chief Executive Officers and eliminating the "golden parachute" that used to protect CEOs during buyouts and terminations.
*Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has lost his battle against cancer. While loved by his people, international oil company officials hated him for taking the Venezuela oil companies public instead of private. Vice President Nicolas Maduro has succeeded him in office until a new election can be held since Chavez passed away so early in his current term, but promises to carry on Chavez's policies in the interim.
*North Korea has vowed "preemptive strikes" against South Korea for supporting United Nations' sanctions against their country, and the United States of America for harboring their enemy (the UN).
*Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, alleged al-Qaeda spokesman and son-in-law of the late Osama Bin Laden, has been captured in Jordan and will be brought to trail in the United States for war crimes.
*United States Republican Senator Rand Paul ended his filibuster against John O. Brennan becoming the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency after US Attorney General Eric Holder confirmed that no combat drone will be used on American soil without due process.
*Following treatment since birth, a two-year old girl from Mississippi, USA who was born with the disease has now been announced HIV-NEGATIVE! Further studies are being scheduled to see if other at risk children, if diagnosed in time, can be cured if treatment starts early enough.
*The Papal Conclave to elect retired Pope Benedict XVI's successor will begin March 12, 2013. While there is much speculation upon who will be the next church leader, no actual front runner is apparent at this time.
*Civil unrest continues in Syria, Somalia, Northern Mali, and Afghanistan.

*New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera has announced plans to retire at the end of the current season, so 2013 will be his last playing professional baseball.

For more news at any time, either scroll down to our IN OTHER NEWS feature at the bottom of your screen, or else visit any other reputable news source.

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