First, here is a first hand account of Frances by Darksyd (first posted by Pharyngula). I'm glad I live in boring Erie, PA and don't have to experience that.
Another news-worthy item has former Secretary of State George Shultz endorsing a California ballot measure to provide $3 billion dollars for stem cell research. Interesting to note that Shultz is a republican, and a pretty powerful one.
Here's an Iranian who refused to fight an Israeli in the Olympics, and receives $125,000 dollars for his trouble. Idiot.
Former Senator Bob Graham of Florida is ready to release a book on how the White House covered evidence that could linked Saudi Arabia to the Sept. 11 hijackers. The White House covering something up? No, I don't believe it...
Lastly, did the first Americans come from Australia? Some researchers believe so, and Native Americans are pissed off over it. But DNA doesn't lie.