May 9, 2012 -- (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:
- Gouged by the Wind Renewable fuel mandates are raising electricity prices in the states.
- Obama makes his case for another term
- Should Mitt Romney worry about Ron Paul? (Christian Science Monitor)
- How Ron Paul could mess with Romney at the GOP convention (Bloomberg)
- Key 9-11 suspects to appear in court (BBC)
- CIA thwarts new underwear bomb plot by al Qaeda (CBS)
- U.N.: U.S. should give back stolen lands to Indian tribes (UK Guardian)
- U.S. unemployment falls to 8.1 percent, economy adds 115,000 new jobs (RawStory)
- Wind farms warming Texas (Discovery News)
- Thousands rejoice as Japan shuts off nuclear power (NPR)
- Socialists celebrate as French vote nears close (Reuters)
- Socialist Hollande in, Sarkozy out as France elects new president (CNN)
- Greek’s governing parties lose majority at polls (BBC)
- Putin returns to presidency in a changed Russia (UT San Diego)
- Rupert Murdoch declared unfit to lead: The price of half-truths? (Christian Science Monitor)
- Running blind: Chinese activist’s dramatic escape (UT San Diego/AP)
- Ahmadinejad’s support crumbles in Iran runoff (UT San Diego)
- The sorry lessons of green power subsidies (Globe and Mail)
- Antarctic ice melting from below – video (Christian Science Monitor)
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By Matt Butler
President and CEO, Media Matters for America
July 12, 2011 (San Diego) --The charges against Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper, News of the World, have gotten so bad in recent days that people are being arrested and the entire newspaper was shut down. The Murdoch-owned tabloid, already under fire for allegedly hacking thousands of people's phones, reportedly hacked into the voicemail of murdered teenager Milly Dowler, potentially impeding a police investigation and giving her family false hope by deleting voicemails. Reports have also emerged of News of the World allegedly hacking the phones of families of fallen soldiers and the father of a victim of a July 2005 terrorist bombing.
And why should we care about what's happening over there?