Articles by Silvia Iorio

Suspect in ricin letter case released

The suspect believed to be behind the mailing of ricin-filled letters to Washington has been released. Federal agents arrested an individual suspected of mailing suspicious poisonous letters to President Obama on Wednesday, April 17. The letters tested positive for ricin, which is a highly toxic poison and naturally-occurring protein. According to NBC, the suspect has…

Iranian weapons threat remains strong

On March 14, President Barack Obama made a comment on an Israeli television station that he believed it could take Iran about a year to develop a nuclear weapon, according to The New York Times. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received this message from the president and was promised that if this is an issue…

Record snow hits the Northeast hard

The blizzard that took over the northeast is just about over, aside from the snow keeping residents of some cities indoors. According to CNN, freezing temperatures kept the snow from melting. In Connecticut, 40 inches fell in the city of Hamden. Heavy snowfall and strong winds blasted through northeastern cities. The blizzard has also left…

Changes proposed for Electoral College

Republicans in Virginia have now created a proposal that could change how the commonwealth allocates its 13 electoral votes, according to CNN. Under this proposal, electoral votes would become divvied up with congressional districts that have won. During President Barack Obama’s re-election, the president won all 13 votes in Virginia even though his opponent, Mitt…

Gun control begins to make headway

In the wake of the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School, the nation is seeing a push for gun control. President Barack Obama has outlined several new proposals to add and to change America’s gun laws. Among the proposals are changes such as background checks at gun shows and a federal ban on the manufacturing…

Legalized marijuana changes state governments

On Election Day Tuesday, citizens across the nation were watching history in the making. Not only did voters’ ballots have the candidates nominated for each political party, but in certain states and cities, issues and amendments were voted upon. Colorado and Washington passed ballot action legalizing the sale and possession of marijuana. This means the…

Iran sends weapons to Afghanistan

Iran is beginning to fund aid projects for Afghanistan. These projects are expected to fill the void left by the U.S. withdrawal in Afghanistan. Iran is also helping to expand intelligence networks across Afghanistan. Afghanistan is very important to Iran’s capital city of Tehran and the means for the capital city to come out of…

Euro Crisis

Monday morning proved a good start to the week for Europe regarding the stock market. This was the second day of a significant rise of stocks. Further stimulus efforts are in the works, as is growth from the central banks. The shares in Spain climbed for its best gain in two weeks. IBEX 35, Spain’s…