Now that credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s has ended the suspense by announcing that it is cutting Puerto Rico’s $70 billion worth of general obligation bonds to junk status, questions about the island’s economic future abound.
A science debate on the origins of life between Bill Nye “The Science Guy” defending the theory of evolution and Biblical creationist leader Ken Ham, who supports the literal Genesis account in the Bible, drew a massive online audience estimated between 800,000 to as high as three million.
“Alone Yet Not Alone,” the title song from the film of the same name, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song on January 15. The song was sung by Christian broadcaster and charity organizer Joni Eareckson Tada.
Philadelphia's public school system has joined several other big-city school systems, such as those in Atlanta, Detroit and Washington, D.C., in widespread teacher-led cheating on standardized academic achievement tests.
Some supporters of President Obama may be worried about how he and the Democrats are going to fare politically, as the problems of ObamaCare continue to escalate, and it looks like the Republicans have a chance to win a majority in the Senate.
As Americans gathered around their televisions Sunday night to watch the showdown between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, an FBI sting operation had already successfully rescued from the sex trade 16 juveniles, some as young as 13, who were brought to New Jersey by their pimps in the weeks before the Super Bowl.
The Seattle Seahawks trounced the Denver Broncos in pro football's ultimate game, but the National Football League extended its winning streak through Super Bowl XLVIII with an equally convincing array of tax breaks from the state of New Jersey, the Star-Ledger reported.