United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19942/all en Brain "lights up" in response to cocaine or opium http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/110712/brain-lights-response-cocaine-or-opium <p> Cocaine and opium hijack the neural pathways</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/110712/brain-lights-response-cocaine-or-opium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health United States Health United States Tue, 12 Jul 2011 12:15:00 +0000 News Desk 5670243 at http://www.globalpost.com Gun toting Derek "Tex" Grebner shoots himself in the leg http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/gun-toting-derek-tex-grebner-shoots-himself-the-leg Grebner managed to stop the bleeding before the paramedics arrived<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/gun-toting-derek-tex-grebner-shoots-himself-the-leg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United States Weird Wide Web Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:23:00 +0000 News Desk 5670299 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. law enforcement uses Facebook searches as tool, without users' knowledge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110714/us-law-enforcement-uses-facebook-tool <p> There have been no challenges of any of the warrants on the grounds that they were a violation of a user&#39;s Fourth Amendment rights regarding unlawful search and seizure, but that may be because the users, as well as any friends with whom they are linked on Facebook and whose pages might have been examined as part of an investigation, weren&#39;t aware of the searches</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110714/us-law-enforcement-uses-facebook-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Facebook Google legal police powers Social Networking Technology news Twitter United States United States of America Americas Business Entertainment Culture & Lifestyle Technology United States Thu, 14 Jul 2011 07:18:00 +0000 News Desk 5670482 at http://www.globalpost.com Herman Cain, GOP presidential hopeful, says U.S. communities can ban mosques (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/herman-cain-us-candidate-communities-ban-mosques-video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Businessman, contending that Muslims are trying to introduce Sharia law into the U.S., says that people know what's best for their communities </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Herman Cain, a Republican presidential hopeful, on Sunday defended his opposition to the building of a mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, adding that U.S. communities should be able to <a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/17/cain-opposing-mosque-construction-is-not-discrimination/">prevent the construction</a> of mosques in their neighborhoods, according to CNN.</p> <p> Appearing on &quot;Fox News Sunday,&quot; the former Godfather&#39;s Pizza CEO said that local resistance, including protests and legal challenges, to the planned mosque in Tennessee are an example of local residents <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gBaGJ_6MxNUwyRC_wZns6SuEiTgw?docId=454e1aba84224a3d9839b3721f3447a4">taking a stand</a> on what they believe, the Associated Press reported. He said that people knew what was best for their own communities, CNN said.</p> <p> Cain, who said he sided with those opposing the mosque, said his view didn&#39;t qualify as religious discrimination because he says that Muslims are trying to introduce Sharia law into the U.S., according to the Associated Press.</p> <p> CNN reported:</p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">&quot;Our Constitution guarantees separation of church and state. Islam combines church and state,&quot; Cain said on &quot;Fox News Sunday.&quot; &quot;They are using the church part of our First Amendment to infuse their mosque in that community and the people in the community do not like it, they disagree with it.&quot;</span></p> <p> The 65-year-old businessman, who recently announced he was seeking the GOP nomination, has <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jvrBNfaGOISvZrVmvHSmhIS_dg6w?docId=CNG.bdac60bc01523cb81732d8109017db35.201">staked out tough conservative positions</a> in hopes of being noticed in a crowded field of Republican candidates, AFP reported.</p> <p> While discussing the <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/17/cain-says-communities-have-right-to-ban-mosques/">Murfreesboro mosque</a>, Cain said, according to Fox News:</p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">&quot;It&#39;s not just a mosque for religious purposes. This is what the people are objecting to,&quot; he said. </span></p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">Asked whether any community should be able to prohibit a mosque, Cain said they should. </span></p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">&quot;They have the right to do that. That&#39;s not discriminating ... against that particular religion. That is an aspect of them building that mosque that doesn&#39;t get talked about,&quot; he said. </span></p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">Cain again argued that residents were objecting to &quot;the fact that Islam is both a religion and a set of laws, Shariah law. That&#39;s the difference between any one of our other traditional religions.&quot; </span></p> <p> A spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington, D.C., based group, denounced Cain&#39;s comments, calling them &quot;unconstitutional and un-American,&quot; the Associated Press said:</p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">&quot;It&#39;s clear that Herman Cain has decided that he will score political points every time he bashes the Muslim community or its constitutional rights,&quot; council spokesman Ibrahim Hooper said in a phone interview.</span></p> <p> On Thursday, when Cain was campaigning in Murfreesboro and was asked about the <a href="http://www.dnj.com/article/20110717/NEWS01/107170322">planned mosque</a> there, he said, according to dnj.com:</p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">&quot;I think it is an infringement and abuse of our freedom of religion, and I don&#39;t agree with what&#39;s happening here because this isn&#39;t an innocent mosque.&quot;</span></p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">He added, &quot;This is another way to sneak Shariah law into our laws, and I absolutely object to that.&quot;</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/herman-cain-us-candidate-communities-ban-mosques-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Muslim Politics United States United States of America Americas Elections Politics World Religion Culture & Lifestyle United States Weird Wide Web Mon, 18 Jul 2011 04:05:00 +0000 News Desk 5670776 at http://www.globalpost.com Florida teen bludgeoned parents to death, then threw a house party, police say (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110718/teen-florida-kills-parents-hammer-party-video <p> The reason the 17-year-old killed his parents was unclear, but there were reports that it might have had something to do with the fact that they &quot;wouldn&#39;t let him throw the party.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110718/teen-florida-kills-parents-hammer-party-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime Facebook murder United States United States of America Americas Culture & Lifestyle United States Tue, 19 Jul 2011 03:57:47 +0000 News Desk 5670868 at http://www.globalpost.com Heat wave and extreme weather hold U.S. in their grip, killing at least 13 in the Midwest (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110719/weather-heat-wave-us-midwest-kills-13-video <p> As the heat moves toward the East Coast, the National Weather Service put 18 states under a heat warning, watch or advisory, with the heat index, a combination of temperature and humidity, exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit in most places.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110719/weather-heat-wave-us-midwest-kills-13-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Climate Change Travel/Tourism United States United States of America Americas Culture & Lifestyle Health United States Wed, 20 Jul 2011 02:28:00 +0000 News Desk 5670974 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Pentagon is set to formally end the ban on gays serving in the military http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110721/ban-gays-us-military-repeal-panetta-pentagon <p> With the end of the 18-year ban, gays and lesbians serving in the armed forces will be able to publicly reveal their sexual orientation without fear of dismissal or official rebuke and openly gay men and women will be able to enlist, but now the military will have to look at the question of what benefits same-sex couples will be eligible for.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110721/ban-gays-us-military-repeal-panetta-pentagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gay rights Obama Pentagon United States United States of America Americas Military War Culture & Lifestyle United States Fri, 22 Jul 2011 00:42:00 +0000 News Desk 5671174 at http://www.globalpost.com Shattered dreams: A slip of the forklift destroys $1 million worth of Mollydooker shiraz wine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/down-under/forklift-slip-destroys-1-million-australian-mollydooker-shira <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Winemaker Sparky Marquis lost a third of his 2010 production, a total of 5,532 bottles of the $200-a-bottle red wine </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Shattered dreams.</p> <p> That&#39;s what happened on Thursday when a forklift dropped a 12-ton container of Mollydooker Velvet Glove Shiraz, the 2010 vintage, on to the Adelaide wharf as it was being loaded onto a ship.</p> <p> All but one of a total of 462 cases was <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/23/world/asia/23wine.html">destroyed</a>, according to the New York Times.</p> <p> As a result of the mishap, winemaker Sparky Marquis lost a third of his production, a total of 5,532 bottles of the $200-a-bottle <a href="http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/container-spill-destroys-1m-worth-of-shiraz/story-e6frg6nf-1226099928512">red wine</a>, according to Australian Associated Press.</p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">&ldquo;It was unbelievable, crazy. It was not what I wanted to hear,&rdquo; Mr Marquis said.</span></p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">&ldquo;When they opened up the container they said it was like a murder scene.</span></p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">&ldquo;There was red everywhere.</span></p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">&ldquo;But it smelled phenomenal. They were really impressed with the smell.&rdquo;</span></p> <p> The <a href="http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/07/23/unsteady-forklift-smashes-1-million-worth-of-wine-and-a-nation-mourns/">Mollydooker</a> Velvet Glove Shiraz was to be the winery&#39;s debut in the United States market, and demand was expected to be strong, Time reported.</p> <p> The <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/scene/2011/07/22/forklift-mishap-spills-1-million-of-wine/?mod=google_news_blog">wine</a> has gotten terrific reviews from American critics, the Wall Street Journal reported. The 2009 vintage of the Velvet Glove shiraz received a rating of 97 points from the Wine Advocate, a newsletter put out by the famous critic Robert Parker.</p> <p> Mollydooker Wines, located in the McLaren Vale region near Adelaide, South Australia, was founded by Sparky and Sarah Marquis, both of whom are left-handed, according to the New York Times. Their winery is named after that characteristic: Mollydooker is Ozzie slang for a lefty.</p> <p> Sparky Marquis said that the wine was fully insured and investigators were already on the scene, Australian Associated Press reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/down-under/forklift-slip-destroys-1-million-australian-mollydooker-shira" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United States United States of America Wine Business Asia-Pacific Food & Drink Culture & Lifestyle Offbeat Down Under GlobalPost Blogs Sun, 24 Jul 2011 03:02:00 +0000 News Desk 5671289 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama steps in to address nation as Republicans, Democrats maintain standoff over debt ceiling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110725/obama-steps-republicans-democrats-face-over-debt <p> U.S. Democrats and Republicans are far apart on the debt-ceiling issue, with both parties on Monday putting forward separate and very different proposals to avert a possible government default next week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110725/obama-steps-republicans-democrats-face-over-debt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> debt Obama Politics United States United States of America World Leaders Americas Business Debt Crisis Politics United States Tue, 26 Jul 2011 01:20:00 +0000 News Desk 5671411 at http://www.globalpost.com Tea party's Bachmann says there would be calls for impeachment if Obama used 14th amendment (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110729/michele-bachmann-obama-14th-amendment-impeach-video <p> The 14th amendment option to address the debt ceiling standoff in Congress has been discussed for a while, and as the Aug. 2 deadline looms ever closer, the discussion is growing louder.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110729/michele-bachmann-obama-14th-amendment-impeach-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Debt Crisis legal Obama United States United States of America World Leaders Americas Business Debt Crisis Politics United States Fri, 29 Jul 2011 06:50:00 +0000 News Desk 5671775 at http://www.globalpost.com With $76 billion in reserve, Apple now has more cash than the U.S. government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110729/apple-has-more-cash-hand-us-treasury <p> Not only has the world&#39;s highest-valued technology company surpassed the fiscal strength of the world&#39;s most powerful nation, but Apple is now the second-largest company on the planet, after Exxon Mobil.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110729/apple-has-more-cash-hand-us-treasury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple United States United States of America Americas Business Entertainment Culture & Lifestyle Global Economy Technology United States Sat, 30 Jul 2011 05:34:13 +0000 News Desk 5671894 at http://www.globalpost.com Agreement is reached to end U.S. debt crisis, Obama says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110731/republican-democratic-leaders-reach-debt-deal-ob <p> Obama said the agreement would result in the lowest level of domestic spending since the Eisenhower administration.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110731/republican-democratic-leaders-reach-debt-deal-ob" target="_blank">read more</a></p> debt Debt Crisis Obama United States United States of America World Leaders Americas Business Debt Crisis Politics Global Economy United States Mon, 01 Aug 2011 01:45:00 +0000 News Desk 5671928 at http://www.globalpost.com Veterans heal traumatic stress with yoga http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/americas/united-states/healing-ptsd-through-yoga BOSTON — Yoga is bringing peace to combat veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/news/regions/americas/united-states/healing-ptsd-through-yoga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghanistan Afghanistan War Iraq War United States Military War Iraq United States Dispatches: Af/Pak Wed, 31 Aug 2011 15:23:52 +0000 Hannah McGoldrick 5672467 at http://www.globalpost.com Some British police unhappy as Cameron consults U.S. "supercop" on riots http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110813/london-riots-cameron-hires-bratton-us-cop-adviser <p> Bill Brereton, a former deputy chief constable of North Wales Police, told BBC Wales: &quot;I don&#39;t think Bill Bratton has got the answers for us.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110813/london-riots-cameron-hires-bratton-us-cop-adviser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> police riot United Kingdom United States United States of America Americas Europe Politics United Kingdom United States Sun, 14 Aug 2011 20:49:09 +0000 News Desk 5673098 at http://www.globalpost.com Sarah Palin: Not running for president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111005/sarah-palin-not-running-president <p> The former governor of Alaska and 2008 vice-presidential candidate told her supporters of her decision in a letter, according to ABC News.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/111005/sarah-palin-not-running-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sarah Palin United States Elections United States Wed, 05 Oct 2011 23:05:00 +0000 News Desk 5676985 at http://www.globalpost.com