Judge Refuses to Stop Arizona From Denying Driver's Licenses to Immigrants
A U.S. federal judge refused on Thursday to block Arizona's Republican Governor Jan Brewer from denying driver's licenses to young immigrants granted temporary legal status by the federal government.
Arizona governor vetoes bill making gold, silver legal tender
PHOENIX - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed a measure on Thursday that would have made gold and silver legal tender in the state, saying the legislation could have resulted in lost tax revenue.
Found 2 weeks ago on channel Reuters
Comet C/2013 A1 May Hit Mars In 2014
astroengine writes "According to preliminary orbital prediction models, comet C/2013 A1 will buzz Mars on Oct. 19, 2014. C/2013 A1 was discovered by ace comet-hunter Robert McNaught at the Siding Spring Observatory in New South Wales, Australia, on Jan. 3. When the discovery was made, astronomers at the Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona looked back over their observations to find "prerecovery" images of the comet dating back to Dec. 8, 2012. These observations placed the orbital trajectory of comet C/2013 A1 through Mars orbit on Oct. 19, 2014. Due to uncertainties in the observations — the comet has only been observed for 74 days (so far), so it's difficult for astronomers to forecast the comet's precise location in 20 months time — comet C/2013 A1 may fly past at a very safe distance of 0.008 AU (650,000 miles). But to the other extreme, its orbital pass could put Mars directly in its path."
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Slashdot
Teacher in trouble over Facebook posting of duct-taped students
An Ohio teacher is currently facing termination after an image of her students with duct-taped mouths was posted on Facebook. She has until Jan. 26 to respond to these allegations.
"Show Me Your Papers" Law Takes Effect in Arizona
US District Judge Susan Bolton ruled on Tuesday that Arizona police can immediately start enforcing the so-called "show me your papers" provision of a law passed by the Republican-run state legislature an signed nearly two years ago by Governor Jan Brewer. The law allows police, when in the process of investigating or enforcing other possible crimes, to demand proof of immigration status from those they suspect of not being documented US citizens.