CEO of GM outlines plan for “New GM” after auto company declared bankruptcy

Thursday, June 4, 2009 In a New York press conference at 16:15 UTC, June 1st, Fritz Henderson, the Chief Executive Officer of General Motors, which filed for bankruptcy and Chapter 11 protection from its creditors earlier today, outlined a plan for what he called a “New GM”. Speaking to the press under safe harbor provisions […]

US House of Representatives passes universal health care bill

Sunday, November 8, 2009 The United States House of Representatives has passed The Affordable Health Care for America Act or HR 3962, a bill which would ensure that 95–96% of US citizens receive affordable health care. HR 3962 was passed with 220 yeas and 215 nays. Democrats in the house needed at least 218 votes […]

Tom Harkin Unacceptable And Offensive

Read An Opinion On: Reverse Mortgage For Seniors Australia Submitted by: Ian Simmonds Tom Harkin’s feedback directed at John McCain are offensive and unacceptable. Harkin feels military men, with their military backgrounds, are hazardous for this region. Several of us disagree. We believe these courageous guys make our country secure.Are five massive males walking late […]

Eleven children injured in Scottish school shooting; two teenagers detained

Thursday, February 24, 2011 Two individuals are in custody after eleven secondary school students were injured in a firearms incident near a school Auchinleck Academy, in East Ayrshire, Scotland, yesterday afternoon. Police have said they are carrying out “extensive enquiries” into the incident, which reportedly involved an air gun or BB gun. I wasn’t really […]

Writs issued for 2012 Queensland election

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 The 2012 Queensland election has been officially set as Premier Anna Bligh advised Governor Penelope Wensley to issue the writs — the formal announcement of the election. “Absolutely looking forward to it, the 24th of March,” Ms Bligh told reporters, referring to the date of the election. To lose the ability […]

Hot air balloon fire kills two, injures eleven in Canada

Monday, August 27, 2007 A hot air balloon caught fire and crashed in western Canada. Two people were killed and 11 were injured. The disaster occurred as the airship was preparing to take off from Surrey, British Columbia, a suburb of Vancouver. An unknown source caused a fire in the basket of the tethered balloon, […]

Knowing When To Buy Real Estate

Read An Opinion On: Mcg Qs Submitted by: Jasper Avila In the current economy, many people are hesitant to invest in real estate. There are legal concerns and paperwork, as well many pitfalls to guard against. With all this trouble, people stay away even though real estate investing can be lucrative. The best way to […]

Wikinews Shorts: April 19, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Thursday, April 19, 2007. Contents 1 Compensation sought for New Zealand’s Internet outage 2 Peruvian farmers issue warning to government 3 Missile shield to feature in talks 4 Water cuts possible as Australia faces drought 5 Russian plans for Bering Strait tunnel received with skepticism Wikinews reported previously on […]

Mozilla Foundation rolls out second security update for Firefox browser

Saturday, March 26, 2005 The Mozilla Foundation released the second major security update this week for their flagship browser Firefox. The fix patches a serious flaw in the way Firefox handles animated GIF image files. Firefox browsers infected by malicious code could experience a buffer overflow, temporarily locking up or “freezing” a user’s computer, or […]

Fifteen dead in Mexican car wash shooting

Thursday, October 28, 2010 Fifteen people were shot dead on Wednesday in the western Mexican state of Nayarit. The attack occurred in a car wash in the city of Tepic, and, according to the state attorney general, was the work of a drug cartel. All 15 killed were workers at the Gamboa car wash. “The […]