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Steven Z.K. Nickels

Citizen based in Jenkins, KY, United States, United States. Joined on Nov 16, 2009
Expertise in Technology, Politics, Religion, Science & space, Environment & green living


Op-Ed: Can U.S. really claim the moral high ground on Ukraine?

American leaders have condemned Russia's stationing of troops in Crimea in the Ukraine. Can the U.S. really claim the moral high ground in saying Russia has no right to be in Crimea?

One-third of world's food produced each year wasted, study says

One-third of the world's food production is either lost or wasted each year, according to a report commissioned by the United nations.

Libyan rebels take control of airport in Misurata

Misratah - Libyan rebel forces have captured the airport in Misurata, a key city in western Libya. The city has been been in range of Qaddafi forces artillery and rocket attacks since the rebels captured much of the rest of the city last month.

UN 'experts' call on U.S. to give details of Bin Laden killing

Geneva - Two independent United Nations (UN) human rights experts say the United States should release more details on the death of Osama Bin Laden during a military raid in Pakistan on May 2, 2011.

Fidel Castro calls killing of Osama bin Laden, 'abhorrent deed'

Former Cuban leader and longtime political foe of the United States calls the killing of Osama Bin Laden an "assassination" and an "abhorrent deed" committed by the U.S.

Lawsuit alleges rent-to-own company puts 'spyware' on computers

Casper - A Wyoming couple is seeking class action status for their lawsuit against Aaron's Inc., a national rent-to-own company. The suit alleges that a rental computer from Aaron's Casper, Wyoming store had 'spyware' installed on it without their knowledge.

Prominent U.S. Muslim group welcomes news of Bin Laden's death

Washington - A prominent U.S. Muslim advocacy and civil rights group has welcomed the news that Osama Bin Laden was killed yesterday by U.S. troops.

With Bin Laden dead, who remains as FBI's most wanted terrorists?

Osama Bin Laden was number one on the FBI's ten most wanted terrorist list. Now that he is dead, who are the remaining nine most wanted terrorists in the world, according to the FBI? Below are those who remain on the list.

Kentucky man accused by police of deer slaying spree

Kentucky wildlife officials say they arrested a man at his Livingston county residence after raiding his property and finding the remains of 34 illegally killed deer and two wild turkeys.

Kentucky basketball coach, team raises over $1 million for Haiti

The University of Kentucky basketball team, led by first-year head coach John Calipari, has helped raise over $1 million for Haiti earthquake relief. An auction for the cause included a dinner with the coach and actress Ashley Judd, going for $98,100.

As Haiti seeks information, 'Voice of America" radio fills void

The 'Voice of America' radio service has increased its Creole-language broadcasts in Haiti in an effort to get news and information to the population of the earthquake-devastated country.

Navy hospital ship with 1,000 beds readies for Haiti quake relief

The 1,000-bed U.S. Navy hospital ship, USNS Comfort, is being activated and readied for service in earthquake devastated Haiti. The 894 feet-long ship includes more than 1,000 medical and support personnel.

Harley-Davidson to begin selling motorcycles in India

Harley-Davidson motorcycle company announced recently at the India Auto Expo that it will enter the Indian market in 2010 with motorcycles from five of the company's models, in hopes of cashing in on the world's second-fastest growing economy.

'Wikileaks' still not operational, reactivation date now Jan. 11

Wikileaks, the website devoted to publishing sensitive information from anonymous sources, has now pushed the date for their reactivation back to January 11 after promising earlier to be back online by January 6.

Sugar production down, price up to 20-year high

World sugar production is short of demand by over 14 million tons this year, due primarily to supply interruptions in India and Brazil. The price of refined sugar is expected to reach a 20-year high of 30 cents per pound on the commodity market.

Kentucky football coach retires after four bowls, seven seasons

Kentucky head football coach Rich Brooks announced Monday, January 4, that he was retiring after seven years at the helm of the program. His replacement, current assistant coach Joker Phillips, had previously been announced as his replacement.

Hooters begins offering 'More than a Mouthful' special

The Hooters restaurant chain will begin its latest bargain menu offering on Monday, January 4. The new special, "More that a Mouthful," includes a one-half pound cheeseburger and fries for $5.99.

'Wikileaks' website down until additional funds are secured, the website devoted to providing a place for whistleblowers to leak documents and remain anonymous and untraceable, has suspended its website until January 6, 2010 while they seek needed funds to continue operations.

U.S. Embassy in Indonesia warns of possible terrorist attack

The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, has issued a statement based on information from the Bali Governor's office of a possible terrorist attack in Bali on New Year's Eve. The Governor's office however has now said they did not issue the warning.

Iran jamming satellite signals from U.S. and British broadcasts

British and U.S. broadcasters say that Iran is jamming signals from a key communications satellite in an effort to keep news of opposition demonstrations from most Iranians.
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