The other Disneyland- homeless mother staying in motel, even working a low wage job

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children have instead been hopping among cheap … Continue reading

Beijing’s ‘rat tribe’ scurry from high costs underground

Beijing’s ‘rat tribe’ scurry from high costs underground By Neil Connor 16 hours ago . View gallery . . Beijing (AFP) – Near Beijing’s $600 million Olympic stadium, migrant worker Ye Yiwen, her husband and two children cram into a tiny underground room, sheltering from the Chinese capital’s biting winter and soaring property prices. Ye’s family left behind a 200-square-metre … Continue reading

Is our Sun falling silent?

18 January 2014 Last updated at 00:54 GMT Is our Sun falling silent? By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service Rebecca Morelle reports for Newsnight on the solar lull that is baffling scientists Continue reading the main story Related Stories Sun’s ‘quiet period’ explained Sun activity link to cold winters Four colossal Sun flares in 48 hours “I’ve been … Continue reading

It was just a question of time to happen some day

Eye doctors warn of damage from lasers By Andrew M. Seaman January 14, 2014 4:25 PM By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Powerful lasers that are easily purchased online pose a serious danger to vision, according to a new report. Doctors from the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, report on the case of a … Continue reading

Controversy plagues school mental health screening

Controversy plagues school mental health screening By KELLI KENNEDY 1 hour ago . View gallery . . MIAMI (AP) — After his father was diagnosed with cancer, a 15-year-old Champaign, Ill., teen started skipping school, erupting in angry outbursts, yelling at teachers and punching holes in walls or retreating to his room paralyzed by an overwhelming sadness. When the teen’s … Continue reading

China mother left homeless by 17-year hunt for kidnapped son

China mother left homeless by 17-year hunt for kidnapped son By Carol Huang 11 hours ago .View gallery . . Fuzhou (China) (AFP) – The 17-year hunt for her kidnapped son cost Ye Jinxiu her marriage, home and family. And when she found her boy, now a grown man and stranger, he wanted nothing to do with her. Now 59, … Continue reading

Homeless former colonel’s story illustrates broad problems facing U.S. vets

Homeless former colonel’s story illustrates broad problems facing U.S. vets By Ross Tucker 8 hours ago 0 shares Content preferences Done .View gallery Colonel Bob Freniere sits in the back of his van, presently where he is living, with all of his possesions. … View gallery Colonel Bob Freniere, right, doesn’t dress in his Air Force Colonel’s uniform anymore since he … Continue reading

Doctors say cutting food stamps could backfire

Doctors say cutting food stamps could backfire By LAURAN NEERGAARD and MARY CLARE JALONICK 2 hours ago 0 shares Content preferences Done .View gallery . . . . WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the … Continue reading

To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil production

To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil production By DINA CAPPIELLO December 23, 2013 10:17 AM Done .Obama’s Clean Coal Boosts Oil Production DE KALB, Miss. (AP) — America’s newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-backed technology that removes carbon dioxide and keeps it out of the … Continue reading

U.S. environment chief to share air pollution lessons with China

U.S. environment chief to share air pollution lessons with China By Valerie Volcovici13 hours ago The China Central Television (CCTV) building is seen next to a construction site in heavy haze in Beijing’s … By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China can learn from U.S. struggles to reduce pollution as it confronts recent high-profile incidents of poor air quality paralyzing major cities, … Continue reading