Mosquito-borne dengue fever is reaching epidemic stages across the Caribbean, with dozens of deaths reported and health authorities concerned it could get much worse as the rainy season advances.
China yesterday scrambled to contain the global fallout from days of bloody clashes in Tibet, as protests around the globe put the spotlight on Beijing's human rights record just months before it hosts the Olympic Games.
Federal prosecutors are considering the death penalty in the case of four Trinidadian nationals extradited to face federal charges in the District in the kidnapping and killing of a U.S. citizen.
The number of vacant properties blighting the District's neighborhoods remains unknown after months of surveying, officials from the District's Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) said yesterday.
As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid prepares to bring up the immigration bill once again, the Bush administration and amnesty advocates in Congress are attempting to sell the measure as critical "national security" legislation. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez makes this pitch over and over again, and Sen. Ted Kennedy this week took time out from from poor-mouthing the war effort in Iraq to try to spin the Senate bill as a critical tool in the war against al Qaeda. Mr. Kennedy told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Monday that Britain, France and Germany had problems with jihadist terror because Muslim immigrants are "all in different communities, which failed to assimilate individuals."
The revelation of the terrorist plot to bomb JFK Airport should be a jolting wake-up call to the U.S. Senate — a reminder that the plotting of alien terrorists cannot be ignored as the Senate considers a massive amnesty for 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens.