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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.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Bush administration could learn from Democrats in Congress about how to improve aviation security while maintaining civil liberties, according to a group composed of families of those who perished in the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks.A report card issued Monday by the Homeland Security Alliance gives the Bush administration only a "C-" grade for the way it has handled aviation security and civil rights. The president of the alliance, Stephen Push, lost his wife on Sept. 11. She was aboard the plane that crashed into the Pentagon.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Rank-and-file members of America's labor unions may soon be able to see first-hand how their monthly dues are being spent by union officials. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that the nation's largest labor unions would have to explain their spending activities to dues paying members and Uncle Sam.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Proudly repeating the last words of her husband who helped prevent terrorists aboard United Airlines flight 93 from destroying their target last Sept. 11, Deena Burnett Tuesday vowed, "We're going to do something!" And those gathered at a Frontiers of Freedom forum saluted Burnett for waging her own battle against terrorism in her husband's memory.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Two of California's largest bar associations are petitioning the state Supreme Court to prohibit judges from associating with the Boy Scouts of America. The legal groups claim that by affiliating with the Boy Scouts, the judges are giving the perception that they have an anti-homosexual bias in the courtroom.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Here's one bottle of pills you may want to add to your medicine chest -- potassium iodide (KI). If you can find the over the counter drug, it's your only weapon against radiation-induced thyroid cancer should a nuclear explosion or meltdown occur in your city or town.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Florida elections officials are once again shaking their heads and asking what went wrong in Tuesday's primary elections. According to Republican Party of Florida spokesman Towson Fraser, "They've had two years of realization that they were going to be on stage last night and they needed to shine."Fraser said there are no excuses for the apparent confusion that swept the polling stations across the Sunshine State on Primary Day. "It's not like they knew it wasn't going to be a big deal for the last two years," he said.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Criminals in New York City are increasingly turning to children's toy guns as their weapon of choice, according to some members of the city council, who want their colleagues to consider banning the sale of plastic pistols altogether. Second Amendment supporters warn that any attempt to attach gun control legislation to child's play could have political consequences.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Anyone with a stomach ache and a bottle of antacid could be subject to quarantine by the government during a public health emergency under model legislation financed by the federal Centers for Disease Control, critics of the plan charge.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - While rumors of Osama bin Laden's death continue to circulate around the Internet, not a single piece of evidence has proven the demise of the world's most wanted terrorist. But for a passing moment on Wednesday, CBS News felt it had enough evidence to break the Bin Laden obituary to the world.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Whether it's a genuine attempt to 'give back' to the community or a chance to put a positive spin on the pornography industry, charitable organizations are increasingly finding themselves at the receiving end of donations from sexually-oriented businesses.With efforts ranging from a charity telethon for a suicide prevention hotline hosted by porn stars to a little league baseball team sponsored by exotic dancers, the sex industry is paying more attention to charity.
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The National Rifle Association (NRA) is encouraging hunters to donate their spare game meat to feed the homeless, but the charity program has activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) all fired up."Hunters for the Hungry" is a service the NRA provides for its members and affiliated organizations. The way hunters participate, according to NRA Communications Manager John Robbins, "is that they shoot a deer, an elk or whatever [and] they find a participating meat processor or butcher."
July 7, 2008, 8:20 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Children seeking an alternative to traditional after-school sports are turning to competitive shotgun shooting for an experience they claim is unmatched on any playing field. Gun control advocates, however, predict tragedy will result from training kids to hit the bull's-eye. According to National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) spokesman Gary Mehalik, there's an "extra ingredient of responsibility" in competitive shotgun shooting that one would be hard-pressed to find in any other sport.