The Quiet Zone Where There Is No Cell Service, by Law
Within a 13,000 square-mile area in West Virginia and Virginia, cell phone transmissions, Wi-Fi, and even microwave ovens are restricted by law. This is the National Radio Quiet Zone, established in 1958 to protect the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank, West Virginia, from harmful interference. But what's it like to live here? Find more Yahoo Viewfinder videos on Yahoo Screen.
National Security Agency officials are considering a controversial amnesty that would return Edward Snowden to the United States, in exchange for the extensive document trove the whistleblower took from the agency. An amnesty, which does not have the support of the State Department, would represent a surprising denouement to an international drama that has lasted half a year. It is particularly unexpected from a surveillance agency that has spent months insisting that Snowden's disclosures have caused vast damage to U.S. national security. The NSA official in charge of assessing the alleged damage caused by Snowden's leaks, Richard Ledgett, told CBS News an amnesty still remains controversial within the agency, which has spent the past six months defending itself against a global outcry and legislative and executive proposals to restrain its broad surveillance activities. read more
The FBI published a study this week detailing statistics of crime that occurred across the country last year. The study revealed that Chicago is now the nation's murder capital, bumping New York City down to second.
In 2012 there were 500 murders in the Windy City, up from 431 the previous year. New York City fell to 419 last year, compared with 515 in the prior year. Yet at 500 homicides, that's the highest number in Chicago since 2008, according to the Chicago Police Department's website.
And the majority of those homicides both in and out of Chicago were carried out with the use of a firearm.
As far as per capita, Detroit takes the number one spot with nearly five times as many murders than Chicago. Detroit reported one murder for every 1,832 people, while Chicago had one murder for every 5,417 people read more
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans who already have health insurance are blaming President Barack Obama's health care overhaul for their rising premiums and deductibles, and overall 3 in 4 say the rollout of coverage for the uninsured has gone poorly.
The poll found a striking level of unease about the law among people who have health insurance and aren't looking for government help. Those are the 85 percent of Americans who the White House says don't have to be worried about the president's historic push to expand coverage for the uninsured.
In the survey, nearly half of those with job-based or other private coverage say their policies will be changing next year -- mostly for the worse. Nearly 4 in 5 (77 percent) blame the changes on the Affordable Care Act, even though the trend toward leaner coverage predates the law's passage.
Sixty-nine percent say their premiums will be going up, while 59 percent say annual deductibles or copayments are increasing.
An open letter to the establishment GOP.
I am serving you with divorce papers. For those who are unaware of what happened, the establishment wing of the Party has openly declared war on the grassroots.
For those who say this fight is hurting the Republican "brand" I reply; it is those on both sides of the aisle who have betrayed their principles in the name of Party, that have destroyed their "brands".
As for the GOP, we used to stand for something; a lean, effective government, vibrant and robust individual liberty, and a passionate defense of the value of hard work and a commensurate respect for your wages by consistently fighting for your right to keep more of them. Where do you stand now? I know where the grassroots does.
FULL LETTER AT LINK