Catastrophe

Survivors say there were as many as 700 people on board a migrant ship from Libya which sank on the way to Italy. Only a couple dozen survivors have been recovered so far. Continue Reading

Survivors Say As Many As 700 Lost in Migrant Ship Sinking of Libya

ROME (AP) — Only a few dozen people were saved Sunday after the capsizing of a fishing boat that one of the survivors said carried 700 people, raising fears that the migrant tragedy off Libya’s coast could become the Mediterranean’s deadliest.

“How can it be that we daily are witnessing a tragedy?” asked Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, who huddled with his top ministers in an emergency strategy session in Rome.

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Renewable Energy Is Growing Faster Than You Realize

This Spring we’re running a five part series on the rapid growth of renewable energy over the last five years. It’s a fascinating story and one I at least was not fully aware. Here’s installment one and two of the series and installment three is coming…Continue Reading

When Ooops Won’t Really Do

The FBI and the DOJ, working with the Innocence Project and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is formally acknowledging that nearly all of the hair match evidence testimony its experts provided from the middle 1970s through the year 2000 was flawed and significantly overstated the likelihood of a match.

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Of 28 examiners with the FBI Laboratory’s microscopic hair comparison unit, 26 overstated forensic matches in ways that favored prosecutors in more than 95 percent of the 268 trials reviewed so far …

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