Imperial Valley News
Berkeley, California - Do politicians get more done if they are more prone to virtue or to vice, if they are inclined toward justice and humanity or to a self-serving social strategy?
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "I am gratified to see the final arrangements concluded today for a cessation of hostilities in Syria and call on all parties to accept and fully comply with its terms. If implemented and adhered to, this cessation will not only lead to a decline in violence, but also continue to expand the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian supplies to besieged areas and support a political transition to a government that is responsive to the desires of the Syrian people.
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has approved a modified final order settling charges that Mylan N.V.’s proposed hostile takeover of Perrigo Company plc would harm competition. Because Mylan failed to obtain the required threshold of Perrigo shares to succeed in its unsolicited offer, Mylan has abandoned the proposed acquisition.
Washington, DC - The United States strongly condemns the barbaric terrorist attacks yesterday in Damascus and Homs, Syria, now claimed by ISIL. We wish a speedy recovery to the wounded and express condolences to the victims. ISIL terrorism has targeted innocent people from around the world -- from Damascus and Baghdad to Paris, Brussels, and Ankara. It will take a united and global effort to destroy this terrorist organization.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - There’s no question that our species has had a dramatic impact on the planet’s physical environment, particularly over the last few centuries, with the rise of modern industry, transportation, and infrastructure. But as new research shows, humans have been transforming the landscape, with lasting impacts, since long before the start of the Industrial Era.
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Autonomous robots performing a joint task send each other continual updates: “I’ve passed through a door and am turning 90 degrees right.” “After advancing 2 feet I’ve encountered a wall. I’m turning 90 degrees right.” “After advancing 4 feet I’ve encountered a wall.” And so on.