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July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An 11-year-old Missouri boy disappeared outside of his home late Sunday afternoon a week ago, while riding his bicycle. Shawn Hornbeck's father, Craig Akers, says he won't give up hope, but some wonder if the establishment media has given up on its high profile coverage of child abductions.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Alternately criticized and praised for being an ally of gun owners, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft now has authority over the firearms issues previously managed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. (The agency was renamed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Jan. 24, 2003.)Anti-gun activists fear Ashcroft, in his added role, will be a weak enforcer of firearms laws while some libertarians worry that the attorney general will have too much power and might abuse it.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Humans are putting too much pressure on the Earth, and that's hurting their chances of wiping out global poverty and preventing global warming, noted the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in its 'Living Planet Report 2002' released Tuesday. The WWF report predicts that human welfare will "start to plummet by 2030" due to the overconsumption of Earth's natural resources.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The prime suspect in the Beltway Sniper shootings and one of the ten people killed by the sniper apparently shared something in common besides allegedly being in the same place at the same time on the morning of Oct. 11.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Gun control groups are downplaying questions about plagiarism after one organization issued a statement to the media containing language that is, in some instances, identical to passages in a copyrighted news report published four days earlier by the Associated Press.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Efforts by snowmobile manufacturers to produce cleaner, quieter engines have done little to satisfy the objections of environmentalists who are still seeking a ban of snowmobiling in two of the nation's most popular national parks, Yellowstone and Grand Teton.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com) - A coalition of left-wing activists, clergy and students expects "hundreds of thousands" of people will join them Saturday in Washington, D.C., to protest and condemn Congress for allowing the Bush administration to pursue a "morally reprehensible" war against the Iraqi people. Representatives of A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War & End Racism) claim Congress did not represent the American people when it passed an "illegal resolution" authorizing President Bush to use military force against Iraq.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A former U.S. attorney general has drafted articles of impeachment against President Bush and three other top administration officials as a means of preventing the U.S. from advancing a "first strike, potentially nuclear preemptive war" against Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Green groups have launched a campaign designed to protect the ocean "wilderness" from the harmful activity of recreational fishermen. But anglers argue that the environmentalists are basing their agenda on flawed scientific studies to turn their traditional fishing spots into protected marine reserves.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Under the Democratic leadership of Gov. Parris Glendening and Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the State of Maryland has notched the second highest violent crime rate in the nation according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report for 2001.According to the FBI report, there were 783 violent criminal acts committed per every 100,000 citizens in Maryland during the course of the 2001 calendar year. Florida topped the category with 797.2 per 100,000.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com)- Liberal Democrats in New York City have renamed Black History Month to reflect the anti-war sentiments expressed by protest groups and political leaders such as presidential candidate Al Sharpton.The effort began immediately after the Feb. 6 address by Secretary of State Colin Powell to the United Nations Security Council, in which he laid out what he said was proof of Iraq's non-compliance with orders to disarm.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
Washington, D.C. (CNSNews.com) - The majority of state health officials across the nation do not advocate vaccinating the public against a bio-terrorist threat of smallpox, but there is increasing support for inoculating an estimated 500,000 emergency and medical personnel. While government officials are saying they favor a plan from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to inoculate the nation's health care professionals, they warn that serious risks including disability and death still persist in the smallpox vaccine.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A human rights group founded by survivors of prison rape is calling on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to amend its yearly crime report to include men under its category of "forcible rape." According to Lara Stemple, executive director of Stop Prisoner Rape (SPR), "People who are raped in prison are seen as something of a joke in our society."
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The blankets of snow and ice that kept air traffic at a standstill at major airports in the Northeast Monday were cleared as of early Tuesday morning. Airport officials said it's now up to the airlines to get their planes in the sky and back on the ground in the metropolitan areas of Boston, Mass., and New York.According to Phil Orlandella, a spokesman for Boston's Logan International Airport, both of the airport's runways are clear, but so are the ticket lines and customer lounges.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - For just three dollars, those attending last Saturday's pro-reparations rally in Washington could purchase a "legal" document promising them lifetime tax-exempt status from the U.S. government. But the Internal Revenue Service and legal experts beg to differ.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A self-described budget watchdog group claims a war with Iraq would cost the United States tens of billions of dollars more than what the Bush administration is predicting. "With no other country currently willing to pay a dime for this war, it could have major implications on spending at home," warned Nate Heasley, spokesman for Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS).
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - A program designed to match children in grades 2-8 with professional truck drivers is making an impact in classrooms across the country. However, one family group questions Trucker Buddy International's regard for the safety of participating children.Established in 1993 as a means of friendly correspondence between truckers and school kids, Trucker Buddy operates as non-profit 501(c) 3, funded primarily by donations from the trucking industry.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - America's days as the world's superpower are numbered according to a former member of the Clinton-era National Security Council. According to Charles Kupchan, author of The End of the American Era, the Bush administration's "stiff-neck, go-it-alone attitude" is alienating America from the rest of the global community.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - One of America's oldest Boy Scout camps has come under fire from a civic group that disapproves of the scouts'' plan to prevent unnecessary harm and potential death to the more than 10,000 kids who visit the Pacific Northwest campground every year.Brad Farmer, a council executive for the Chief Seattle Boy Scout Council, said plans to remove dangerous trees on the premises of Camp Parsons has been met by strong opposition by neighbors in the Pulali Landowners Association.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Sam Walton built his $218 billion retail empire by challenging his employees to set high goals for themselves, celebrate their successes and find humor in their failures. Walton felt there was no need for his workers to unionize. But one right-to-work activist predicts the relationship between Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., and its employees is "going to get nasty," following a jury's decision to side with more than 400 workers in a dispute regarding overtime pay.