NYT: Judge Orders Morning-After Pill Available for All Ages
A federal judge has ruled that the government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and younger.
The decision, on a fraught and politically controversial subject, comes after a decade-long fight over who should have access to the pill and under what circumstances. And it counteracts [...]
To the list of the nation’s summer disasters including floods, fires, and drought you can add a $30 million budget hole in North Las Vegas, Nevada.
Using a state law that highlights natural disasters and other unforeseen circumstances, North Las Vegas city leaders, prohibited from declaring bankruptcy, unanimously decided last month to declare their own state of fiscal emergency. The unprecedented move has drawn mixed reviews from town residents and a [...]
(Reuters) – Euro zone banks are not fully benefiting from the European Central Bank’s record low interest rates as funding costs in the market remain high, ECB policymaker Christian Noyer told German financial daily Handelsblatt.
In an unprecedented move, the ECB earlier this month cut the euro zone’s key interest rate to a record low of 0.75 percent and lowered the rate it pays banks for overnight deposits to zero to [...]
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Just after France legislators and officials moved to ban Monsanto’s genetically modified strain of GMO maize over environmental and health concerns, the European Union has decided to step in and re-secure Monsanto’s presence in the country — against the very will of the nation itself. This should come as no surprise when considering the fact that the United States ambassador to France, a business partner to [...]
EU gave green light to bar anti-ECB protesters from entering country during summit
Paul Joseph Watson
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The European Commission has given Spain the green light to take the unprecedented move to temporarily suspend its open border policy with France under the Schengen agreement in a bid to curtail mass protests targeting a European Central Bank summit set to take place in Barcelona next week.
“The Spanish Government has [...]
Smokers need not apply.
At least that is what one U.S. city is considering implementing.
In an unprecedented move, the city of Fort Worth, Texas, is deliberating banning the hiring of smokers.
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Unprecedented: The radical idea, which was the brainchild of a city worker, is being proposed as a cost-cutting method that could potentially save millions
The radical idea, which was the brainchild of a city worker, is being proposed as [...]
North Korea is counting down to the 100th anniversary of its founder’s birth, with top-level meetings and a controversial rocket launch scheduled in coming days to bolster his grandson’s credentials.
The secretive state, in an unprecedented move, on Sunday invited foreign journalists to its rocket launch site to try to persuade the world of its peaceful intentions.
The United States and other nations said the satellite launch will be a pretext for a ballistic missile [...]
Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy told parents Monday evening that the district is replacing the entire staff of Miramonte Elementary School in the wake of the arrests last week of two teachers on lewd conduct charges.
The unprecedented move is intended to build confidence among the many families who have lost faith in their neighborhood elementary school. More than a quarter of students did not show up for classes Monday.
Markets are on alert for a fresh round of intervention by the Swiss central bank after the franc hit its strongest level against the euro in nearly five months.
The currency is edging towards the level at which the Swiss National Bank has said it will defend the franc, in the first real test of the central bank’s resolve following its unprecedented move last September to prevent its currency getting stronger [...]
The CME has now raised margins on silver three times in the last five days for a cumulative increase of about 35%. I can only draw one conclusion: This unprecedented move, taken in context with the significant reclassification of delivery-eligible silver by several of the major bullion banks 10 days ago, leads me to believe that the silver Comex is/was indeed in grave danger of failing.
By Linda Borg
Journal Staff Writer
PROVIDENCE â€” The school district plans to send out dismissal notices to every one of its 1,926 teachers, an unprecedented move that has union leaders up in arms.
In a letter sent to all teachers Tuesday, Supt. Tom Brady wrote that the Providence School Board on Thursday will vote on a resolution to dismiss every teacher, effective the last day of school.
In an [...]