Minneapolis I-35W bridge spans Mississippi River

Monday, July 7, 2008 The United States bridge that collapsed almost a year ago, spanning the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is close to being reconstructed. The final sections of the northbound lanes of the new Interstate 35W St. Anthony…

Lobby groups oppose plans for EU copyright extension

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 The European Commission currently has proposals on the table to extend performers’ copyright terms. Described by Professor Martin Kretschmer as the “Beatles Extension Act”, the proposed measure would extend copyright from 50 to 95 years after…

Saudis boycott Danish dairy produce

Friday, January 27, 2006 On January 26, 2006, a massive boycott of dairy produce from Arla Foods started in Saudi Arabia over what is perceived as a Danish attack on Muslim values. The Saudi ambassador to Denmark has been recalled…

Oldest surviving US WWI veteran dies

Saturday, December 22, 2007 J. Russell Coffey, the oldest surviving United States veteran of First World War (WWI), has died. He was 109. Coffey’s death was announced by the Smith-Crates Funeral Home in North Baltimore, Ohio. According to the United…

Feverfew compound gets at leukemia roots

Wednesday, February 23, 2005A compound in the common daisy-like plant feverfew kills human leukemia stem cells and could form the basis for newer, more effective drugs for the disease. American researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New…