Sarah Palin pulling away from McCain campaign

Sarah Palin has definitely made an impact in the 2008 presidential elections – and, no matter what the outcome of the election may be, the Alaska governor has stood out on her own! In less than two months after being chosen as Republican John McCain’s running mate, Palin has become arguably the most polarizing figure in US politics.

Despite a hardening perception that she is ill-qualified to become commander-in-chief, she is drawing bigger crowds than McCain, on the campaign trail, and has become the main source of enthusiasm among grassroots conservatives.

Depression linked to preterm deliveries

A recent study by Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, which was published in the journal Human Reproduction indicates that depressed women were twice likely to deliver their babies before the term or less than 37 completed weeks of gestation.

The research was conducted on 791 women. More severe the depression, greater the chances of preterm delivery.

Placebos, a common practice among doctors US Doctors

A recent study published in the British Medical Journal indicates that among U.S. doctors, placebo treatments were a regular practice. The doctors did not hesitate to prescribe vitamins, sedatives or even antibiotics to patients although the medication would do no good to the patient’s health.

The prescription basically affects the patient’s peace of mind.

US weighs possibility of troubled mortgage loan guarantees

US lawmakers, feeling that the Bush administration has not shown “the required dedication” to curb mortgage foreclosures, urged the administration to step up aid to struggling homeowners. They opine that the Treasury’s plans to buy stakes in banks will not be enough to fix the housing collapse that underlies the financial crisis.

Strauss-Kahn cleared of wrongdoing in relationship

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has been cleared of harassment, favoritism and abuse of power, in connection with his relationship with a female subordinate, an IMF economist.

According to a fund director, who spoke earlier on condition of anonymity, the investigation focused on Strauss-Kahn’s brief, consensual affair in January 2008, with Piroska Nagy, wife of former Argentine central bank, President Mario Blejer.

The inquiry began after a complaint by a third person.


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Hyundai aims to add 20 new electric models, inflating list of its EVs to 23 by 2025

Continuing to push with its electrification plans, South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Company has announced that it will add twenty models to its EV range by the end of 2025, increasing the total number o

Lucid Air Dream to challenge dominance of Tesla Model S Long Range

The widely-popular Tesla Model S Long Range continues to enjoy dominance in its segment in the US market, thanks to its driving range of 404 miles (651 km).

Washington’s Snoqualmie Casino wins COVID-19 insurance claim lawsuit

The Snoqualmie Casino, a Washington tribal casino owned and operated by the federally-recognized Snoqualmie Indian Tribe, scored a considerable legal victory earlier this week when a federal court

Tesla’s stock can reach $3,000 by 2025 if it executes really well: Elon Musk

Electric car maker Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has announced that he has confidence in investment management firm Ark Invest’s recent prediction that EV giant’s market valuation will reach $3,000 pe

Plug-Ins account for 18.5% of Volvo’s total U.S. sales in August 2021

The American arm of Swedish automobile giant Volvo Group has announced that its US sales grew nearly 3 per cent year-over-year in August this year, and plug-in cars accounted for more than 18 per c

Electrify America offering free charging throughout Labor Day Weekend

Electrify America, one of the largest operators of electric vehicle DC fast charging network across the United States, is offering four days of unlimited free charging to all customers over the Lab

BYD’s all-electric Dolphin turns heads at 2021 Chengdu Auto Show

Chinese automobile manufacturer BYD recently showcased its all-new, fully-electric Dolphin electric subcompact hatchback (code named EA1) at the 2021 Chengdu Auto Show, and it was quick to attract