Author Amy Scobee recounts abuse as Scientology executive

Monday, October 11, 2010 Wikinews interviewed author Amy Scobee about her book Scientology – Abuse at the Top, and asked her about her experiences working as an executive within the organization. Scobee joined the organization at age 14, and worked at Scientology’s international management headquarters for several years before leaving in 2005. She served as […]

ITRI to challenge the infrastructure of WiMAX on High Speed Rails in Taiwan

Sunday, June 8, 2008 Press Conference on International Collaboration to Develop Broadband Access on High Speed Rail in Taiwan.Image: Rico Shen. To challenge the possibility of WiMAX connection on high speed rails, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) and Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation (THSRC) started an experiment on Mobile WiMAX technology for the THSR. It’s […]

Bush’s Iraq ‘Strategy’ seen as public relations exercise

Sunday, December 4, 2005 The US commander of the Multinational Security Transition Command in Iraq said that he had no knowledge of the National Strategy for Victory in Iraq document released by the US President. This, along with speculation that the document was chiefly authored by a public opinion analyst recruited by the White House […]

New species of dart frog discovered in Colombia

Thursday, August 30, 2007 A picture of the new species, taken during the expedition Scientists have discovered a new species of venomous dart frog in Colombia. The new species, dubbed the ‘golden frog of Supatá’, is 2cm (0.8 inch) long and has a range of just 50 acres (20 hectares), which is believed to be […]

Australian Parliament hears reply to Budget

Thursday, May 11, 2006 Opposition Leader Kim Beazley The Australian House of Representatives heard the traditional right-of-reply to the Budget released May 9, from the Australian Labor Party, led by Kim Beazley (Labor, Brand), plus Budget replies from minor parties in the Australian Senate. While the Budget is politically popular, having as one of its […]

United States Senator Lieberman to speak at Republican party convention

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 United States (U.S.) Senator Joe Lieberman is scheduled to speak at the Republican party convention, according to a member of the McCain campaign who wishes to remain anonymous. Lieberman, who was the Democratic vice presidential candidate in the 2000 presidential election, has been one of Republican party candidate, John McCain’s, staunchest […]

Despite passage of bailout bill, two US states may need loans

Sunday, October 5, 2008 Despite the passage of a 700 billion USD bill by the United States House of Representatives on Friday and the Senate on Wednesday, two U.S. states may need loans totaling over 14 billion dollars. California and Massachusetts are seeking at least 7 billion dollars each from the federal government as loans. […]

Oral Roberts University attorneys seek gag order

Saturday, October 27, 2007 Attorneys for Oral Roberts University requested a gag order on court filings related to alleged illegal political and financial wrongdoing as well as wrongful firings. According to a court filing, ORU believes “their legal motion that publicity allegedly manipulated by the professors and their attorneys could lower the possibility of a […]

Early morning fire kills four New York group home residents

Sunday, March 22, 2009 Hamilton County, New York. Wells is located in this county. After an early morning fire began, four out of the nine people living at the Riverview Individual Residential Alternative group home located in Wells, New York were killed by the blaze. The Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office, which supervises the home, […]

Napster founder Shawn Fanning introduces new file-sharing project

Sunday, December 5, 2004 SAN FRANCISCO —Shawn Fanning, the creator of Napster and a founder of Snocap, Inc., on Friday revealed his plans for a legal peer-to-peer file-sharing platform. Snocap has signed an agreement with Universal Music Group to make the company’s entire catalogue available through the new service. Financial terms of the deal were […]