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REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. Anticlimactic Opening Day Ceremonies.
Mitt Romney's convention inflates with the banging of a gavel in a mostly empty hall, hardly the opening splash intended for the nation. It will temporarily deflate 10 minutes later because of the logistical problems Tropical Storm Isaac developed in the area.

NO: GO AWAY ISAAC. As Storm Now Headed For Gulf Coast States.
Hurricane forecasters predict the storm will gradually intensify into a Category 2 Hurricane and strike Wednesday somewhere between Morgan City, La., and Destin, Fla.

PARENTS URGED TO CIRCUMCISE BABY BOYS. Healthy Precaution.
An influential pediatricians group says the health benefits of circumcision in newborn boys outweigh any risks and insurance companies should pay for it.

WHAT IRAQIS ARE CHEWING ON. Fast Food Mania.
Baghdadis riding a wave of new American-style restaurants, enticing customers hungry for alternatives to traditional foods. And big multinational chains are not the ones driving the fad.

AMERICAN TALIBAN. Prison Policy Not Just.
John Walker Lindh, accused of supporting terrorists, is going to court because he can't pray with a group each day.