HAMILTON – Nearly 90 percent of senior drivers say it’s important to them to keep driving – and they will do what it takes to stay safe, according to a recent survey by the American Automobile Association (AAA). As 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day, AAA re-launched the website www.seniordriving.aaa.com to help drivers and their families cope with the life-changing transitions facing the “silver tsunami.”
A federal judge’s decision to block imports of a drug used in executions will leave states to rely more on a substitute drug that could itself be getting scarce — developments that raise questions about both how these drugs are regulated and whether states will have the drugs they need to continue capital punishment by lethal injection.
STATE — Regarding a case decided today by the U.S. Supreme Court that originated in the Garden State, U.S. voters say strip searching shouldn’t be for everyone who winds up in jail.
In Seoul last week President Obama announced a major new deal with Belgium, France and the Netherlands to reduce the amount of highly-enriched uranium used to create medical isotopes. Under the new deal, the three countries will soon start making isotopes only from low-enriched uranium — the much safer nuclear material that isn’t useful for terrorists or rogue nations looking for a quick way to damage a city by exploding a dangerous bomb.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – While “green jobs” have been the topic of much discussion in recent years, just 2.4 percent of the U.S. workforce – 3.1 million people – were employed in the production of green goods and services in 2010, according to recently-released data from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
As the Supreme Court shows every sign of throwing out “Obamacare” and leaving 30 million Americans without health insurance, another drama is being played out in the quiet corridors of the Federal Reserve system that may affect even more of us.
Going strictly by the numbers, the DOD appears to be a model agency when it comes to avoiding what the government calls “improper payments” — those that should never have been made, or amount to more than was agreed in a contract. Despite their $687 billion budget, DOD has reported contributing relatively little to the government’s estimated $100 billion in improper payments in each of the last three years.