Wikinews interviews U.S. Libertarian presidential candidate Wayne Allyn Root

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008 Wikinews held an exclusive interview with Wayne Allyn Root, one of the candidates for the Libertarian Party nomination for the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Root is the founder and chairman of Winning Edge International Inc., a sports handicapping company based in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition, he is an author and

California meat packing firm recalls 143M pounds of beef

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Sunday, February 17, 2008 I am dismayed at the in-humane handling of cattle that has resulted in the violation of food safety regulations at the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company. In a press release today, California-based Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Co. indicated that it has voluntarily recalled just over 143 million pounds (65 million kilograms) of raw

Corby’s 20 year sentence reinstated

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Thursday, January 19, 2006 Schappelle Corby has been told by an Indonesian court that her 20 year sentence for allegedly smuggling drugs into Indonesia would be reinstated following an appeal attempt. Her lawyers had previously been successful in reducing her sentence to 15 years. Indonesian police allege that Corby smuggled 4.1Kg of marajuana hidden in

Wikinews’ overview of the year 2007

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Monday, December 31, 2007 What would you tell your grandchildren about 2007 if they asked you about it in, let’s say, 20 year’s time? If the answer to a quiz question was 2007, what would the question be? The year that you first signed on to Facebook? The year Britney Spears and Amy Winehouse fell

John Reed on Orwell, God, self-destruction and the future of writing

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Thursday, October 18, 2007 It can be difficult to be John Reed. Christopher Hitchens called him a “Bin Ladenist” and Cathy Young editorialized in The Boston Globe that he “blames the victims of terrorism” when he puts out a novel like Snowball’s Chance, a biting send-up of George Orwell‘s Animal Farm which he was inspired

University of Southern California spit test predicts cavities

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Monday, February 21, 2005 Los Angeles, California —A simple saliva test can predict whether children will get cavities, how many cavities they will get and which teeth are most vulnerable. Developed by researchers at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, the test quantifies the genetic component of tooth decay, spotting the risk when

Wikinews interviews Jeremy Hanke, editor of MicroFilmmaker Magazine

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Friday, April 11, 2008 Wikinews held an exclusive interview with Jeremy Hanke, editor of MicroFilmmaker Magazine. The magazine, which is free to read online, was started as a resource for the low budget moviemaker and features book, independent film, equipment and software reviews as well as articles on film distribution, special effects and lighting. He

News briefs:June 16, 2008

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Contents 1 Scores dead, thousands flee as flooding spreads across southern China 2 RAF Harrier jet crashes in Rutland, England, pilot survives 3 Senior intelligence official suspended after leaving top secret files on train 4 Australian government considers controlling fuel supplies 5 Temporary restraining order stops demolition of partially collapsed building in Buffalo, New York
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