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By Adam Curry on Sunday, May 08, 2011 at 9:53 PM.
The suspects, whom a law enforcement official characterized as "homegrown," intended to carry out a terrorist attack in New York City, law enforcement officials said. Link permalink
David Goldman and his Brazilian wife, Bruna, led what appeared to be a happy life in New Jersey. Then, in June 2004, Bruna took their young son Sean to Brazil for what she said would be a two-week vacation. Once there, she told her husband she was staying in South America - and keeping Sean. Her actions set in motion an international firestorm that reached the highest levels of the U. S. and Brazilian governments. Both Secretary of State Clinton and President Obama would intervene before the standoff came to an end. It would be nearly five years before David Goldman saw Sean again. He talks with Diane about his battle to bring his son home. Link permalink
In his Valentine's Day-themed editorial in Surgery News, "Gut Feelings", Lazar cited a study that reported the mood-boosting effects of semen on women, concluding: "So there's a deeper bond between men and women than St Valentine would have suspected, and now we know there's a better gift for that day than chocolate." Link permalink
The book, to be called Revolution 2.0, will portray the role played by social media and internet technology in coalescing the broad public opposition to the regime of former president Hosni Mubarak, the publisher said. Link permalink
Yesterday, the Internet and alternative media generally lit up with reports of a Yemeni attack on protestors. Yemeni security forces were said to have fired on protestors for a ... Link permalink
Influenza vaccine production for the US market is likely to head into record territory again this year, with manufacturers' estimates indicating that up to 173 million doses could be made. Link permalink
More than 28 percent of U.S. homeowners owed more than their properties were worth in the first quarter as values decreased by the biggest margin since 2008, Zillow Inc. announced. Link permalink
LeBron James apologized Monday night for his use of the word "retarded" in a press conference following the Heat's Game 3 loss to Boston on Saturday. Link permalink
WASHINGTON - Former president Bill Clinton will lead the official US delegation to the inauguration this weekend of Haiti's president-elect Michel Martelly, the White House said Wednesday. Link permalink
Asked about the whereabouts of Gaddafi, who has not been seen in public since he reportedly escaped an air strike on April 30 that killed his son, Mr Gabellini said: "We don't have any evidence. We don't know what Gaddafi is doing right now. Link permalink
The database will store what a passenger ate, where they sat and whether they were flying on to another destination. The same data could be handed over to any other EU country in which the plane lands. That would include British tourists on package tours to Spain or travellers... Link permalink
'What you will be facing is more intense harmful' says head of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula The leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has vowed to fight on after the killing of Osama bin Laden saying "what is coming is greater and... Link permalink
According to several reports, the Portuguese Socialist Party is announcing that it will push for a reform to its copyright legislation that will make economic rights inalienable and therefore cannot be waived or renounced. Link permalink
German chancellor Angela Merkel has publicly endorsed Mario Draghi, former vice chairman and managing director of Goldman Sachs International and current governor of the Italian central bank, to become the next president of the European Central Bank. Draghi has already been... Link permalink
Often when the government tries to suppress information about its surveillance programs, it cites national-security concerns. But not always. In 2008, a few years after the Bush administration's warrantless-wiretapping program was revealed for the first time by the New York... Link permalink
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In the midst of what officials call an "appalling" and "alarming spike" in attacks on law enforcement around the country, officials are warning the success of sites such as Facebook and Twitter has made police even more vulnerable. While police have for some... Link permalink
It was bound to happen ... Beware lone wolves in aftermath of bin Laden killing, advisory says ... Law enforcement officials have repeatedly warned that plots by lone wolves are the most difficult to detect and disrupt. But the DHS/FBI bulletin urges state and local law... Link permalink
Vaccine exemptions now require a doctor's note Parents who send their kids to public schools must sit down with a doctor if they decide to skip some or all immunizations. Link permalink
European Union and International Monetary Fund officials are in Athens carrying out a review of Greece's finances and reform measures to determine whether the indebted nation merits a critical new slice of funding from its bail-out package. Link permalink
To reduce the amount of sodium in meats, phosphates are often added to the mix, but in this latest study, researchers aimed to get a similar textural effect through processing with oat beta-glucan, to allow manufacturers to cut salt and eliminate phosphates. Link permalink
Sodium reduction in processed foods is fast becoming one of the most critical topics in the food industry. A major issue when salt is removed from a food system is that the flavor profile becomes bland and undesirable. Salt Answer RXAX has been developed to help address this... Link permalink
Designed specifically to address the issues of sodium flavor reduction when salt levels are decreased, SALT ANSWER RX-AX works synergistically with lower levels of salt or salt blends to reestablish that desirable salt flavor to a veriety of products ranging from snacks to soups... Link permalink
"Many wireless providers do not retain records that would enable law enforcement to identify a suspect's smartphone based on the IP addresses collected by Web sites that the suspect visited," he added. In an exchange with Sen. Al Franken, the Minnesota Democrat... Link permalink
Proano's research methodology uses mathematical optimization to solve problems that have implications for public policy, in particular to the supply chain of vaccines. This model considers each combination vaccine as a bundle of antigens that can be sold as a single item.... Link permalink
Coming soon: The world's first vaccine for coeliac disease, say scientists who claim that the potential jab for the digestive disorder has shown promising results in the first phase of human trials. Link permalink
The company, based in Swiftwater, Pa., said patients have said they prefer the shorter, slimmer needles of the Fluzone Intradermal vaccine, but there's no data yet on whether they are less painful than bigger needles. Reactions around the injection site, including redness,... Link permalink
The European Union says it is planning to open an office in the Libyan rebel-held city of Bengazi. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says the bloc wants to support rebel efforts to establish democracy. Link permalink
New Mexico has reported America's first human case of bubonic plague this year, the frightening disease once known as the Black Death. Officials revealed an unidentified 58-year-old man is recovering after spending a week in hospital with the illness, which kills one in... Link permalink
The details of millions of British airline passengers will be stored for up to five years under EU plans to tackle terrorism. Information including names, addresses, credit card details and travel partners will be collated. The database will store what a passenger ate, where... Link permalink
It is that time of year when presenters compete with over-the-top television production and viewers cringe and criticise musical cultural differences -- yes it is the Eurovision Song contest. Link permalink
One hundred obese mums-to-be will be given Metformin as part of a three-year study to tackle obesity rates and reduce the number of difficult births. Link permalink
Ex-wife of Marc Dutroux. The ex-wife of Marc Dutroux was given a 30 year jail sentence. On 10 May 2011, we learn that Michelle Martin, the ex-wife, is to be released after spending only 15 years in jail. She is to move to a convent overseas. Outrage as 'remorseless'... Link permalink
The EU will open an office in the rebel-held Libyan city of Benghazi to improve the flow of aid, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says. Link permalink
According to the detailed summary of the PROTECT IP Act, this addition "responds to concerns raised that search engines are part of the ecosystem that directs Internet user traffic and therefore should be part of the solution." Link permalink
Syrian security forces go on with their crackdown on anti-government protests across the country, with army tanks shelling the third city of Homs. Link permalink
De Grieken hebben vandaag het werk weer neergelegd uit protest tegen bezuinigingsmaatregelen van de regering. Havens, treinverkeer en overheidsdiensten kwamen voor een deel stil te liggen. Ook het luchtvaartverkeer ondervond hinder. ... Link permalink
Privately-held oil exploration and production company Kosmos Energy Ltd.announced Tuesday that it has priced its boosted initial public offering of 33 million common shares at the top end of its estimated offering price range at $18.00 per share, seeking to raise proceeds of... Link permalink
International Airlines Group, formed by the merger of British Airways and Iberia in January, reported a first-quarter net profit of euro33 million ($48.7 million), turned around from a pro forma net deficit of euro243 million in the year-ago period. Net income includes an euro83... Link permalink
The new tip-off line for alleged or assumed tax cheats got 33 reports in its first week, Tax Administration Jamaica said Tuesday. The tax-cheat hotline became operational May 1 and is manned by "trained agents, the tax agency said. The reports were referred to senior... Link permalink
Credit ratings agencies hammered Greece on Monday after senior euro zone policymakers acknowledged that Athens will need a second bailout package soon to avert a disorderly overhaul of its debt obligations. Link permalink
EU economy chief Olli Rehn on Tuesday (10 May) warned Finnish political parties to back the EU-IMF bail-out package arranged for Portugal, comparing the situation to that ahead of the collapse of financial services giant Lehman Brothers in the United States in 2008, the catalyst... Link permalink
The problem with condoms is that they don't get used as often as they should. But an innovative new product by a British biotech firm may change men's minds: called CSD500, the condom helps men keep their erection longer. Link permalink
The BBC's Panorama documentary, the timing of which had been branded "unpatriotic" by bid executives before broadcast and "frustrating" by the prime minister, David Cameron, also contained fresh allegations against the Concacaf president, Jack Warner,... Link permalink
A special chip is required to allow a phone to receive the messages, and soon all new phones will have the technology. Some smartphones already have the chip, and software updates will be available when the network goes online later this year Link permalink
A new national alert system is set to begin in New York City that will alert the public to emergencies via cell phones. It's called the Personal Localized Alert Network or PLAN. Presidential and local emergency messages as well as Amber Alerts would appear on cell phones... Link permalink
Osama bin Laden is dead. 9/11 was ten years ago. So it's not the most obvious time for a key congressional panel to expand the war on terrorism. But that's exactly what a section of the fiscal 2012 defense bill proposes to do Link permalink
For over 20 years, the federal government has publicly denied a vaccine-autism link, while at the same time its Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has been awarding damages for vaccine injury to children with brain damage, seizures and autism. Link permalink
Government program has been quietly paying awards to vaccine-injured children with autism for two decades but continues to deny vaccine-autism link. SafeMinds calls for immediate Congressional investigations. Link permalink
A nonprofit whose vice president is a former Obama administration official has secured a nearly $100 million government contract in Afghanistan, raising concerns with at least one former U.S. State Department insider. Link permalink
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to Pakistan scheduled for this month has been cancelled, report said on Tuesday. Sources told the media that the current tension (after Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's killing in Pakistan) between the two countries is the... Link permalink
Barrons' noticed the massive spike in selling in recent weeks, noting that any selling to buying ratio over 20 is bearish based on its limited universe of stocks. So, what about 565? Link permalink
(Reuters) - Federal Deposit Insurance Corp Chairman Sheila Bair will leave the agency effective July 8, the FDIC announced on Monday. Link permalink
Rumor has it that the government has built literal underground cities spanning hundreds of thousands of square feet, complete with everything from nuclear power generation to facilities capable of manufacturing just about any modern day product. The idea is that in the event of... Link permalink
A long-simmering movement by liberal stalwarts in southern Arizona to break away from the rest of the largely conservative state is at a boiling point as secession backers press to bring their longshot ambition to the forefront of Arizona politics. Link permalink
As the Mississippi River crests and the flooding spreads to Mississippi and Louisiana, the vital grain crops in the region are in peril. In some places, the floodwaters are swamping or bearing down on wheat that is almost ready for harvest and corn that has broken through the... Link permalink
The U.S. Postal Service posted a $2.2 billion net loss in its second quarter and said it might be unable to pay its debts by September. Link permalink
According to information given to a House of Commons committee by The Sunday Times, two African delegates on FIFA's executive committee, Issa Hayatou of Cameroon and Jacques Anouma of the Ivory Coast, were each reportedly paid $1.5 million to vote for Qatar, which... Link permalink
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There are babies here too Jillian. Link permalink
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House on Tuesday asked the Obama administration to come up with an accounting of how humanitarian and reconstruction aid is being spent in Haiti, which has been slow to recover from the devastating earthquake of more than a year ago despite an outpouring of... Link permalink
In May 2011, in connection with a potential resolution of an investigation by the United States Department of Justice into the use of Google advertising by certain advertisers, we accrued $500 million for the three month period ended March 31, 2011. Although we cannot predict... Link permalink
Weinstein said, "when this information is not stored, it may be impossible for law enforcement to collect essential evidence." In January, CNET was the first to report that the Justice Department had started a new legislative push for what is generally known as... Link permalink
Subpoenas are expected to go out this week. All told, more than 140,000 BitTorrent downloaders are being targeted in dozens of lawsuits across the country, many of them for downloading B-rated movies and porn. Many lawyers are mimicking the Copyright Group's legal strategy,... Link permalink
Ben-Meir was killed from a blast from a shotgun, reported the Los Angeles Times, citing an unnamed source. Link permalink
Marc Mezvinsky, aka Chelsea Clinton's husband, is about to launch a hedge fund with "two guys from Goldman Sachs," reports NYDN. Link permalink
For over 20 years, the federal government has publicly denied a vaccine-autism link, while at the same time its Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has been awarding damages for vaccine injury to children with brain damage, seizures and autism. A new investigation, based... Link permalink
It's Weidner's contention that Stanley Kubrick was enlisted to help manufacture film and photography for a simulation of an Apollo 11 mission for public consumption, which would keep the real mission secret Link permalink
Italian officials are going to extraordinary lengths to try to debunk an urban legend predicting a devastating earthquake in Rome on Wednesday. The country's Civil Protection department has posted a dense information packet on its website stressing that quakes can't be... Link permalink
Businesses have reported requests from one in five people to have time off work and many are also keeping children away from school and heading to the beach or country for the day. Romans are taking it so seriously that local newspapers have even been publishing survival guides... Link permalink
Jason Leopold, investigative reporter and Deputy Managing Editor of Truthout, discusses the standard Guantanamo practice of forcing detainees to take dangerously high doses of potent antimalarial drugs; how the long-lasting psychiatric side effects of mefloquine may have been... Link permalink
FIFA World Cup Scandal - interesting claims mentioning earthquakes and knighthoods: - Fifa vice-president Warner asked for around £2.5m to build an education centre in Trinidad, with the cash to be channelled through him, and later wanted... Link permalink
But Biosolutions wants to test their vaccine on kids just the same. Link permalink
the peg to the Euro was being seriously considered. Over the weekend we find that there is little truth to the Spiegel claim. Link permalink
Boehner will call for spending cuts at least as deep as the increase in the nation's debt limit during his remarks to the Economic Club of New York City Monday night, according to excerpts provided to NBC News Link permalink
We're witnessing a power struggle, and it's getting more intense. First, Ahmadinejad fired the minister of intelligence. The Supreme Leader blocked the move. Then, the president fired his foreign minister, another Khameini protege. This time the Ayatollah wrote a... Link permalink
It is scary how much he knew and how little has changed, as he said ... "But when television is bad, nothing is worse. I invite each of you to sit down in front of your television set when your station goes on the air and stay there, for a day, without a book, without a... Link permalink
APPLE's Shill in Chief, Guy L Bud Tribble hopes that non-conforming apps that track people are caught. Link permalink
What a piece of crap this guy ALAN DAVIDSON is. Supposedly an expert in GOOGs geolocation data policies and yet claims he, like Sgt. Schultz, KNOWS NOTHING!! about GOOG patent application for tracking people. He claims that it was all an accident. Link permalink
A strong 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific islands of Vanuatu and New Caledonia On Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage and a local official said that a tsunami was not expected. Link permalink
"Sources tell us she's been extremely unhappy in her marriage for years, complaining about Arnold's out of control ego, as well as his womanizing". Guess he won't "be back". Talk about distraction... WHO CARES Link permalink
Schlumberger has secured a contract from ExxonMobil to drill 15 new wells at Iraq's West Qurna 1 oilfield redevelopment project, according to an industry source. Schlumberger was awarded a contract last year to drill 10 wells at West Qurna 1. Last month, Halliburton won a... Link permalink
Of the 170 cases the report's authors examined, 32, or 19 percent, provided documented evidence of autism or autism-like symptoms. The evidence in some cases included findings by the court that the children had autism, "autism-like symptoms" or "symptoms and... Link permalink
China has ordered TV stations across the country not to air any "detective shows", "spy thrillers" or "dramas about time-travel" for the next three months. All have been ordered off-air with immediate effect. What the f........?! Link permalink
The latest research links long ring fingers and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, possibly shedding light on the elusive condition. Link permalink
MADRID, May 10 (Reuters) - Spanish imports of liquefied natural gas fell hard in April when the Medgaz gas pipeline from Algeria started up, the latest data from gas grid operator Enagas (ENAG.MC: Quote) show. Enagas said unloading of LNG in the world's third-biggest... Link permalink
A Syrian human rights group says 757 civilians have been killed in Syria since an uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime began in mid-March. 757.. not sure I like the sound of that number turning up like that. Link permalink
Breast-fed babies grow into better behaved and more emotionally stable children than those that are bottle fed, a study has shown. Five-year-olds who had been breast-fed were almost a third less likely to suffer behavioural problems severe enough to disrupt family life. Link permalink
one more Haiku for the "EU day" soviet-style celebrations Link permalink
The findings also reveal that while search aggregators remain the most popular way users find news, the universe of referring sites is diverse. Social media is rapidly becoming a competing driver of traffic. And far from obsolete, home pages are usually the most popular page for... Link permalink
FAIL #1: If you like bitcoin, then you must think the gold standard was a good idea Link permalink
Yemen-based Anwar al-Awlaki is scheduled to replace the late Osama bin Laden, according to news reports. Link permalink
Starting June 25 of this year, Bank of America will start charging more and more of their credit card customers an APR of almost 30%. According to a letter that came in the mail today, that new rate would apply "indefinitely. Link permalink
BEIRUT (AP) â�� Syrian security forces arrested hundreds of activists and anti-government protesters in house-to-house raids across the country Monday, part of an escalating government crackdown aimed at stamping out a revolt... Link permalink
EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - If Europe is to remain relevant as an innovative economy, people need to be more positive and entrepreneurial and not let themselves be depressed by the economic crisis and subsequent austerity measures, EU council chairman Herman Van Rompuy has said. Link permalink
Rescue workers recovered parts of Flight AF 447 after it crashed in the Atlantic Ocean on June 1, 2009. Most of the plane, however, disappeared. Link permalink
Libyan refugee boat carrying 600 sinks (Canadian Feed) Link permalink
New data just out from Zillow, the real-estate information company, show house prices are falling at their fastest rate since the Lehman collapse. Link permalink
Are food dyes linked to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder? It depends who you ask. A recent Dutch study suggests yes; while the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staunchly denies it. Perhaps a more pertinent question is, "Are food dyes linked to ADHD in adults?" Link permalink
"The price of used cars is just crazy right now," said Adam Lee, chairman of Maine dealer Lee Auto Malls. His dealership is paying hefty sums for cars it normally might not purchase to have a full inventory. "It can be a piece of junk cars we used to pay $2,000 or... Link permalink
The scholarly sounding American Institute of Advanced Medicine is circulating a letter that asks newspaper editors to publish a promotional press release in exchange for $100 for every new customer the "editorial" ad creates. Link permalink
JPM is the third largest holder of SLV with 5.1 million shares, just behind BofA with 6.8 million shares and Morgan Stanley with 7.2 million Link permalink
Hasidic Newspaper Issues Statement On Photoshopping Of Iconic Image Der Tzitung Hillary Clinton's pic removed 5-5-11 annotated They photoshopped Hillary out. They caught hell. Now here is their 'apology' Link permalink
WASHINGTON -- The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund announced today that it would invest $2 million to complete construction on a major hotel project in Haiti that was abruptly halted following the devastating 2010 earthquake. Link permalink
A number of herbal remedies were reportedly found at Usama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan including a product used to treat impotency. Link permalink
The tale of the controversial cervical cancer vaccine trials in Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat has become murkier with fresh evidences showing the complicity of the state government and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to push the unethical trial in clear violation of all... Link permalink
(NaturalNews) The Chapel Hill - Carrboro City School (CHCCS) district in North Carolina has launched a shocking new vaccination contest that offers prize incentives to students who get vaccinated. Link permalink
Three security incidents occurred on Sunday. Link permalink
A PATH train that originated in Manhattan crashed into an abutment in the Hoboken station Sunday morning, tossing people around and leaving dozens injured, authorites said. All of the 33 injuries were minor in the 9 a.m. incident, according to a Port Authority spokeswoman.... Link permalink
That number in that time shows the incredible demand for Ford's small hatchback -- the current model -- which is on its way to become one of the all-time best selling Fords. In fact the Fiesta is Europe's top-selling small car and Europe's second best-selling car... Link permalink
The cholera outbreak that killed more than 4,500 people in Haiti last year was linked to peacekeepers from Nepal, a new report says, a conclusion previously resisted by at least some United Nations officials. Link permalink
Northrop Grumman today unveiled the Firebird, an optionally-piloted surveillance aircraft. Link permalink
[Noooo not my wifi] Climate change will disrupt wi-fi connections, cause regular power failures and lead railway lines to buckle unless Britain spends billions of pounds, Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary has warned. Link permalink
Climate change will disrupt wi-fi connections, cause regular power failures and lead railway lines to buckle unless Britain spends billions of pounds, Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary has warned. Link permalink
The alleged name of the Islamabad station chief -- one of the CIA's most significant and sensitive assignments -- was first broadcast Friday by ARY, a private Pakistani television channel, The Wall Street Journal reported. The channel was covering a meeting between the... Link permalink
Passengers Alert Authorities To Man Asking For Help Carrying Packages Link permalink
CNBC: Sheila Bair resigning from FDIC on July 8th (Mel Cooley's news feed) permalink
The secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved all 1,506 government requests to electronically monitor suspected "agents" of a foreign power or terrorists on U.S. soil last year, according to a Justice Department report released under the Freedom of... Link permalink
According to the CHCCS district website, for each vaccine a student receives, he or she will also receive an entry into a drawing to win an Apple iPod or a laptop computer -- and students that get the entire recommended vaccine schedule, which includes the Human Papillomavirus... Link permalink
Tony Blair received £400,000 from a fund for disadvantaged children to set up an office in a five-star hotel.Prime Minister David Cameron revealed the money came from the Department for International Development (DfID) and is meant to fund humanitarian work in... Link permalink
Bartow, Florida - There's a new taser in town that looks like something out of a James Bond movie. It packs a powerful punch and can stop the bad guys in their tracks longer than a stun gun can. Polk County Sheriff's Office SWAT team members say the taser has already... Link permalink
Cash for Keys? With the real estate market still bleak, and in spite of substantial opinion that the government's programs designed to help the market's rebound have failed, the government has another program up it's sleeve: Cash for Keys. The Financial Times... Link permalink
The European Commission will next year spend over £225million on propaganda campaigns and the employment of over one thousand spin doctors to sell the EU to a hostile public. Link permalink
Senate Bill 228, also known as the "Pull Your Pants Up" Bill, was last week overwhelmingly approved by the state legislature. It is expected to be signed by Governor Rick Scott this week. Link permalink
UK savers face a retirement savings gap of £9 TRILLION due to increasing levels of debt, the cost of long-term care and insufficient pension savings.The Chartered Insurance Insitute (CII) has used existing data produced by the OECD to calculate the shortfall in... Link permalink
Banks are allocating billions of pounds to compensate clients who were mis-sold credit insurance, in a fresh blow to a sector seeking to gain public trust after the financial crisis. Link permalink
No matter how hard Europe tries, it just can't get a grip on its sovereign debt crisis. Since late 2009, when Greece's vast budget and debt problems first materialized, the European Union has strived to come up with solutions, from fiscal adjustment programs to labor... Link permalink
High frequency trading and algorithmic trading accounts for about half of all the volume in oil markets. Link permalink
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has appeared in court in Milan on charges of corruption, denying having his British former lawyer David Mills (husband to to Tessa Jowell) lie under oath. As if he would - ho ho :-) Link permalink
This is a big day for the Department of Transportation, for the Obama Administration, and for the American people.  We are bringing President Obama's vision of American high-speed rail one step closer to reality with $2.02 billion in targeted investments . And I... Link permalink
For the vast majority of college courses, there is absolutely nothing that students can learn in a huge multi-million dollar lecture hall with hundreds of other students that they can't learn at home listening to that same professor on a computer. The only reason online... Link permalink
Playboy Gunter Sachs, ex-husband of Brigitte Bardot, has committed suicide. German-born Sachs, 78, left a suicide note saying he'd suffered from a "hopeless" illness and was losing his memory, ability to think and communicate clearly. Alzheimers perhaps? Link permalink
The oil-producing central African state of Congo Republic inaugurated a 120 Megawatt Chinese-funded hydroelectric power station late on Saturday aimed at bridging the gap in its energy needs. Link permalink
Sam Tuffnell pulls a fast one on powerless cops as he triggers a 30mph speed camera - on ROLLER SKATES. The stunt-loving daredevil - who challenged himself to make the Gatso flash - beamed yesterday: "I was doing at least 40mph but I think it was more. Link permalink
#WTF Apparently, to take a plane now, you have to get a colonic before hand, just to make sure. Link permalink
According to the London's Telegraph, John Brennan, the chief US counter-terrorism adviser is now claiming that Seal Team 6 commandos were told to assume bin Laden was wearing a suicide vest and that he should be killed, unless they found him naked. Link permalink
The Health Protection Agency (HPA) said two children had been confirmed as having the disease and there were seven other probable cases, including adults. None of those affected had been fully immunized with the MMR vaccine. Link permalink
The emergence of hard-to-treat MRSA, in both the hospital and the community setting, and the additional costs to treat these infections provide a rationale for the development of a vaccine to prevent S. aureus infections. Link permalink
More than 200 so-called "spy cameras" installed in largely Muslim areas of Birmingham are being dismantled.What's replaced them? Link permalink
Check out the opening statements in this story and compare them to the version of events she gives here. She's added additional details, such as the slamming door and it doesn't match her police statement. Link permalink
Kate McCann has laid bare her shock and outrage after Portuguese police officials made her and husband Gerry suspects in the abduction of her daughter Madeleine. Because, obviously, with no evidence of an abduction, the witnesses stories not matching, what else could they do? Link permalink
Research suggests a "causal link" between the "dramatic rise" in explicit images on the web and illegal real life behavior. It allows "like-minded individuals" to "reinforce", i.e. perverts get off on perverted porn. Not porn creates... Link permalink
Vodafone UK's chief executive believes that a new initiative can boost charitable giving. I'm sure he does. So does Bill Clinton, George W. Bush... to name just two. Link permalink
A user of Twitter leaked dozens of celebrity names who apparently have used super-injunctions to hide their identity.... and then Twitter crashed due to traffic. Funny how it stood up to the Bin Laden news, eh? Link permalink
School districts have gone as far as prohibiting flavored milk, and Florida considered a statewide ban in schools. Otherare replacing flavored milks containing high-fructose corn syrup with versions containing sugar, which some see as more natural. Link permalink
That means the 2 million Haitians living in the United States, Canada and elsewhere will have more say in the political affairs of Haiti. They are now able to run for lower levels of office and own land, a senator said. Link permalink
A new study, published online in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, indicate that Giant Squid in Spain are dying due to sounds created by human activity in the ocean. Link permalink
Police in Detroit are hunting a gang of middle-aged women, nicknamed the "Mad Hatters", who they blame for a string of robberies, purse snatching and fraud. Link permalink
The suicide of Remy L, uncovers problems within the company France Telecom-Orange which may have caused 50 suicides in the past 3 years Link permalink
A man described as a suspected terrorist sympathiser closely linked to the July 7 bombers has worked for Scotland Yard and a string of councils to run training courses about "engaging" Muslim youths. Link permalink
Attorneys for Mohamed O. Mohamud said in a filing Friday that emails from an agent known only as "Bill Smith" prove the teen's innocence and show the federal government is not playing fair with the evidence it is supposed to provide. Link permalink
On Sunday evening, Treasuey Secretary Geithner will meet for dinner with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan ahead of this week's 2011 U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue. Link permalink
Warren Buffett's company, Berkshire-Hathaway, owns BNSF (Burlington Northern Sante Fe railway). Five years ago, BNSF started Citizens for Rail Security, and it has almost 10,000 members. In the name of preventing terror incidents, they are primed to spy on passengers and... Link permalink
Everything is a competition? Link permalink
With the USDA expected to approve genetically modified (GMO) salmon in the near future -- without any serious safety research -- it may devolve on the states to try to minimize the potential negative impact. The California Assembly Health Committee in Sacramento on May 3... Link permalink
Well, guess again, the real secret about diplomats is that we are trained to say something when there is nothing to say, and to say nothing when there is something to say. We are forever locked between a cliché i and an indiscretion. Link permalink
According to Jenkins' research, there have been 82 cases since 9/11 in which individuals in the U.S. either provided material support to a terrorist organization, attempted to join a front abroad or plotted to carry out a terrorist attack on behalf of a terrorist cause.... Link permalink
While there has been a rash of strandings in Florida, including at least 15 pilot whales that washed ashore this week in the Florida keys, experts are quick to point out that the BP gulf oil spill is a possible cause, but not the only factor. Earth Times points out that, "A... Link permalink
Two government advertisements that use nursery rhymes to warn people of the dangers of climate change have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for exaggerating the potential harm. The adverts were commissioned by Ed Miliband. Link permalink
Wall Street fat cats are getting paid better than ever before, while the rest of the country is still trying to drag itself out of recession. On 'Main Street' jobs are harder to come by, housing prices are still tumbling and more Americans are struggling to make ends... Link permalink
When it revs up, it's an awesome machine. A portrait of the New York Times system waking up to the Bin Landen news. Link permalink
Will investing in speed and electrification create the "sparks effect" needed to convince Americans to ride high-speed rail? Link permalink
BBC One controller Danny Cohen has said he plans to limit the number of male detectives in the channel's dramas. Zen, starring Rufus Sewell, was axed because there were already enough male crime-fighters on TV, he said. Link permalink
The Obama administration said it will permit Libyan rebels to draw on the $33 billion in Libyan assets frozen by U.S., as allied nations opposing Muammar Qaddafi looked for further measures to force him from power. Link permalink
A series of gunfire and bomb attacks, including a suicide car bombing, killed up to 33 people and wounded some 87 others in Iraq on Thursday, despite tight security measures for fear of revenge attacks after the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Link permalink
It proved a momentous count for Labour -- which won all 33 seats up for grabs, boosting its majority to the highest level in more than a quarter of a century. Link permalink
Prosecutors have asked for 25-year-old Nicole Minettia -- appointed regional councillor by Berlusconi who's embroiled in several sex scandals -- to be charged with recruiting some 33 prostitutes for him, the 'Daily Mail' reported. Link permalink
Staffordshire Police said a total of 33 smashes have been recorded on a three-mile stretch of the A449 Stourbridge Road. NWO or mere coincidence. This was between January 2008 and November last year. Link permalink
Now, despite coming under pressure even from her friends, and with questions being asked about how much longer she can survive as head of the new EU foreign service, she is reacting in a familiar Brussels fashion; asking for more money. Link permalink
Europe's largest stem cell clinic, which is at the centre of a scandal over the death of a baby given an injection into the brain, has been shut down...The clinic charged patients up to £20,000 for stem cell injections into the back and brain despite a lack of... Link permalink
Live vaccine is better than killed vaccine, which is licensed and commercially available in India for the last two years, as the efficacy is more. Also, in comparison to the killed oral vaccine that requires two doses, IOCV is a one dose vaccine that will ensure fewer dropout... Link permalink
The four-member panel of experts included a series of recommendations for the UN and the Haitian Government so they can help prevent the future introduction and spread of cholera. Link permalink
European Union officials may require Greece to provide collateral for aid as policy makers struggle to prevent the euro area's first sovereign debt restructuring, said a person with direct knowledge of the situation. Link permalink
One of Germany's top economists has said that Athens will be unable to solve its debt crisis if it keeps the euro currency. The German public, too, is upset over the billions being spent to keep Greece afloat. Link permalink
Navy repels Hizbullah gas field threats The Navy's high command is preparing an effective response to the new and multiplying threats against the gas fields. 8 May 11 10:34, Globes' correspondent "For quite some time, we have been thinking about how to deal with... Link permalink
...Bani declined to let journalists interview the advisors, about 20 Britons, and ten each from Italy and France, while defence and foreign ministries in London, Paris and Rome refused requests to let AFP report on their work. Link permalink
The increasing reliance on clinical trials in Eastern Europe, Asia and Latin America raises serious questions. Is the quality of the data as reliable as that from a top U.S. medical centre? Is it safe to extrapolate common clinical effects from studying patients with different... Link permalink
Suicidal patients may now be identifiable by a simple blood test, according to new research by a team in Lund University in southern Sweden. Link permalink
Representatives of the country's two largest railroads, Union Pacific Railway in Omaha and BNSF Railway Co., said they've worked closely with federal security officials since the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and continue to adjust operations as they receive new... Link permalink
Does Delta Airlines Endorse Racial Profiling Against Muslims? Tweet imams ejected from airplane Masadur Rahman and Mohamed Zaghloul interviewed after being ejected from flight for their 'Arab garb' (KCNC) Yesterday, a pilot for a Delta Airlines feeder flight in Memphis... Link permalink
All domestic Israeli flights still grounded Despite the contaminated fuel, international flights are operating normally with carriers refueling in neighboring countries. 8 May 11 09:47, Globes' correspondent Three days after Ben Gurion Airport was paralyzed when... Link permalink
The agreement is partly a response to complaints about Europe's handling of air traffic after a volcanic ash cloud from Iceland a year ago that grounded thousands of European flights, stranding air travellers. Link permalink
As a new Senate privacy panel considers the data collected by iPhones, Androids and BlackBerrys, the Department of Justice is reminding lawmakers that it needs Internet providers to store more data about their users to help with federal investigations. Link permalink
SPLITS have opened in the Libyan opposition administration over claims that Italy is about to break the UN arms embargo and provide weapons to the rebel army. With the ruling National Transitional Council deadlocked in its attempts to agree an executive committee, two of its... Link permalink
A return to the gold standard by the United States within the next five years now seems likely, because that move would help the nation solve a variety of economic, fiscal, and monetary ills, Steve Forbes predicted during an exclusive interview this week with HUMAN EVENTS. Link permalink
Forms masquerading as Germany's 2011 census but instead asking questions about drug consumption and penis size have been arriving in post boxes around the country. Link permalink
you hereby grant Twitpic a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sublicenseable and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, and perform the Content in connection with the Service and Twitpic's (and its successors' and... Link permalink
Marinas, casinos and former Olympic venues could be up for grabs after Greece announced a massive fire sale to help service its debt. Link permalink
The only silver lining is that the very last clause, section 1872, allows companies that had already been operating under the old law to continue doing so without repurcussion until July 1, 2011, which is when the music stops. On that date, every affected company needs a license application on file, or else the founders, employees and even investors will be committing state and federal crimes by merely continuing to operate. Link permalink
The tax-cheat hotline, 1-888-292-4328, became operational May 1 and is manned by "trained agents, the tax agency said. The reports were referred to senior investigators for follow-up. The hotline is one of the tools employed by the TAJ to "widen the tax net and to stem... Link permalink
The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, a Vatican advisory panel, hosted a conference last month on the causes and consequences of retreating mountain glaciers. Its final report, dated May 5 and signed by independent glaciologists, climate scientists, meteorologists and chemists,... Link permalink
After tumbling nearly 33% last week (from 31-year peak of $49.51 April 28 to a low Friday of $33.26, silver has bounced higher, but only modestly so. The precious metal is trading at $35.57/oz, on the low side of the day's $35.24 to $39.48 range. Silver stalled earlier... Link permalink
A University of Washington economics lecturer who now handles finances for the Libyan rebel government says he's meeting with U.S. officials in Washington, D.C., to find a line of credit for the group opposed to Moammar Gadhafi. Link permalink
TORONTO and JOHANNESBURG, May 11 /CNW/ - Uranium One Inc. ("Uranium One") today reported record quarterly revenue of $101.9 million for Q1 2011 based on sales of 1.7 million pounds at an average realized sales price of $61 per pound. Quarterly production was a record... Link permalink
Privately-held oil exploration and production company Kosmos Energy Ltd. (KOS: News ) announced Tuesday that it has priced its boosted initial public offering of 33 million common shares at the top end of its estimated offering price range at $18.00 per share, seeking to raise... Link permalink
Head Of Eurogroup Admits To Lying About "Secret Greek Meeting" (Illuminotty's News) Link permalink
U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-Hawaii) joined 32 other Senators in introducing the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act today -- a narrowly tailored bill to give undocumented students a chance to earn legal status if they came here as children, are... Link permalink
Self-appointed plagiarism hunters announced in mid-April they had discovered unacknowledged copying in a thesis which Koch-Mehrin submitted to the University of Heidelberg to obtain a doctor of philosophy degree in 2000. Link permalink
Law enforcement officers made one arrest and wrote 33 citations during a special enforcement program Tuesday. Operation "Cops on Rails/Officer on the Train" ran from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday to watch for motorists who violated railroad crossing laws. One person was... Link permalink
Medium and heavy truck sales were up 33% in April over the same period a year ago and down 10% from last month, according to figures compiled by Wards Communications. Dealers sold 38,116 trucks with GVW ratings above 10,000 pounds during the month, up from April 2010 (26,618)... Link permalink
The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund announced yesterday that it would invest $2 million to complete construction on a major hotel project in Haiti that was abruptly halted following the devastating 2010 earthquake. The 130-room Oasis Hotel was fully funded and construction was well... Link permalink
Scientists are reporting development of three promising formulations that could be used in a vaccine to treat methamphetamine addiction one of the most serious drug abuse problems in the U.S. The report appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. Link permalink
What made Raj Rajaratnam stand out in the hedge fund world was his deep set of contacts inside Silicon Valley executive suites and on Wall Street trading floors. Link permalink
Readers respond to an Op-Ed about legislation that bans smoking in public parks and public beaches. Link permalink
Former House speaker joins a thin field of Republican candidates while Obama's poll surge sets up first $1bn campaign A surge in support for Barack Obama after the killing of Osama bin Laden has failed to scare off former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who on Wednesday added his... Link permalink
Release Time: For Immediate Release President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Haiti to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Michel Martelly on May 14, 2011. The Honorable William Jefferson Clinton,... Link permalink
USSenator John Kerry said on Tuesday he would travel to Pakistan in the coming days to discuss "all the relevant issues" with Islamabad after the US killing of Osama bin Laden. Kerry, a Democrat who is close to the Obama... Link permalink
Release Time: For Immediate Release NOMINATION SENT TO THE SENATE: William J. Burns, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service with the Personal Rank of Career Ambassador, to be Deputy Secretary of State, vice James Braidy Steinberg. Link permalink
James Steinberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Link permalink
We can imagine that NPR sees the Urban T-shirt as an exercise in brand-awareness, and its presence on Urban's trendy hipster shelves will probably get noticed. But the fact that NPR promoted the Urban version of the T-shirt with a tweet stating "NPR T-shirt available at Urban Outfitters ($24 for local station encouraged first, tho)" is where the brand message gets a bit confusing. NPR is suggesting that prospective T-shirt buyers hand over $24 as a donation to their local stations, and then spend another $24 on the shirt at Urban...rather than simply promoting its own version on sale at its own shop, for its own profits. Link permalink
Personal, handwritten journal and collection of computer files reveal his hand at work in every recent major al-Qaida threat Osama bin Laden kept pressing followers to find new ways to strike at the US while he was in hiding and his terror organisation was becoming battered and... Link permalink
- Stream the last 10 episodes (Wi-Fi*, 3G or LTE required). - Skip to any point in an episode by tapping a location on the timeline. - Glossary section to learn the history and meanings of recurring themes and catch phrases. Link permalink
This new war authority would give the president "any president" the power to unilaterally take our country to war wherever, whenever and however he or she sees fit. It would essentially declare a worldwide war without end. Link permalink
William J. Burns, Deputy Secretary, Department of State Robert G. Taub, Commissioner, Postal Regulatory Commission Mark P. Wetjen, Commissioner, Commodity Futures Trading Commission Link permalink
Meredith Attwell Baker, one of the two Republican Commissioners at the Federal Communications Commission, plans to step down"and right into a top lobbying job at Comcast-NBC. Link permalink
The French finance minister is to be the subject of a full judicial inquiry after Tapie received 248m to end 15-year legal dispute She's a former synchronised swimmer who became the first female finance minister of a leading industrialised country and one of France's most... Link permalink
The origin of the language in the defense bill dates back to March, when President Obama signed an executive order -- derided by some of his closest allies -- that effectively formalized an indefinite detention system at Guantanamo. Link permalink
Ireland is facing economic ruin. Link permalink
"When it becomes serious, you have to lie," Juncker, who as the chairman of the regular meetings of eurozone finance ministers is one of the currency union's key spokesmen, said in recent remarks. Link permalink
Fox released an official statement to all contestants via email to all contestants just two days ago  permalink
Relatives of Osama bin Laden want proof that the terrorist leader is dead and are calling for an investigation into how he was killed, according to Jean Sasson, an author who helped one of bin Laden's sons write a memoir.... Link permalink
The ever watchful Vasarahammer forwards the following story first noticed at Hommaforum, and at Market-Ticker, concerning the op-ed of chairman of the True Finns party, Timo Soini that was published in the Wall Street Journal concerning the Portugal bailout. The embolden print are the portions clipped from the original article, that from some reason the WSJ opinion editor left on the cutting room floor. KGS Link permalink
The administration wants to put the death of Osama bin Laden in the context of the political transformation in the region, officials said. Link permalink
Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki said Wednesday that he would meet with Iraqi leaders to discuss whether the United States military should remain after the end of the year. Link permalink
Ricardo Sanchez, a Democrat who was the Army commander during the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, filed paperwork to run for the open Senate seat in Texas. Link permalink
Yet another passenger tried to open the cabin door mid-flight on Tuesday night, the fourth weird plane incident this week. (Fifth, if you count the Australian plane that got hit by lightning.) Link permalink
Two earthquakes in Spain, near Lorca in the south-east, have cost three lives At least three people have died in earthquakes in the south-east of Spain. Two earthquakes in quick succession caused damage in the Murcia region, south-east Spain. An official with the Murcia regional... Link permalink
We've heard a lot about the notion of a digital wallet, but the tech itself seems slow to arrive. Now one credit giant is changing all that. We've heard a lot about the notion of a digital wallet , but the tech itself seems slow to arrive apart from one or two regional... Link permalink
Michael Queen is suing Schultz in federal court for at least $100,000, claiming he paved the way for Schultz's MSNBC show. Queen claims he approached Schultz in January 2008 and asked him if he had anybody helping him try to land a TV show. Link permalink
When Congress created it in 1970, Amtrak was intended to be a profitable enterprise; instead, it has cost taxpayers a total of $40 billion. According to a 2009 study by the Pew Charitable Trust, 41 of Amtrak's 44 lines lost money in 2008. Per-passenger losses ranged from $5 per passenger on the Northeast Regional to $462 on the Sunset Limited line, which runs all the way from New Orleans to Los Angeles. According to the Amtrak inspector general's September 2010 semiannual report, the rail service covered only about 84 percent of its operating costs in fiscal year 2010. Link permalink
The U.S. Government is determined to put an end to online piracy. In an attempt to give copyright holders and the authorities all the tools required to disable access to so-called rogue sites, lawmakers will soon introduce the PROTECT IP Act. Through domain seizures, ISP blockades, search engine censorship, and cutting funding of allegedly copyright infringing websites, the bill takes Internet censorship to the next level. Link permalink
One of the White House's stated reasons for withholding Osama bin Laden's death photo is the "gruesome" and "graphic" nature of the image. It's clear, however, that the White House has not convinced National Public Radio, which is drafting a... Link permalink
In the Netherlands until 2006, long debated an amnesty for almost 30 thousand immigrants. In America, Obama wants the debate leading up to the presidential election also on the agenda. Just going out there for a slightly larger group: 12 million people. Link permalink
The Libyan regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is allowing thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants on to overcrowded, unseaworthy ships in an apparently calculated attempt to use migration as a weapon to pressure Nato and the EU countries backing Libya's rebels. Link permalink
Heather Molino, a spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, said the Democratic congressman is planning to view the photos at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. either Wednesday or Thursday. Link permalink
Associated Press has an official request submitted to the U.S. authorities to the photo of Osama Bin Laden to come. Journalists call on the American version of the Open Government Act (WOB), the Freedom of Information Act. That the National Press Photographers Association reported Tuesday.  Link permalink
I THEN TRAVELED TO PORTLAND OREGON, and lectured in the home of an actual employee of GUNDERSON STEEL FABRICATION. The wife of this high level executive called this meeting personally to make a public admission. In the meeting were OTHER GUNDERSON EMPLOYEES who had witnessed the prisoner boxcars in the higher than normal, three floor/three tier prisoner boxcars.  Link permalink
The FISC did not deny any applications in whole, or in part, according to the April 19 report to Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid, (D-NV.) Link permalink
This phrase is also used in times of distress. Link permalink
Just before a Garuda Airbus A300B-4 crashed into the jungle near Medan, Indonesia, the pilot screamed "Aaaaaah! Allahu Akhbar!" into his radio. According to a radio communication transcript, the pilot's conversation with the air controller had been in English, but his last words were this Arabic phrase as the plane crashed on September 26, 1997, killing all 235 people aboard in Indonesia's deadliest crash. It was suspected that the crash may have been due to either disorientation or engine failure caused by local dense smog resulting from forest fires.[2][3] permalink
Updating the national emergency alert system, federal officials planned to announce on Tuesday in Manhattan that some cellphone users in New York and Washington will soon be able to receive alerts by text message in the event of a national or regional emergency. Link permalink
Again, to enter, the student will need to provide the school nurse with a record of vaccines received between 4-1-11 and 5-31-11and one of those vaccines must be meningococcal vaccine.  Records of vaccines received are due to the  Link permalink
Monday, the TSA explained the search and said it conformed to security protocol. The trouble, a TSA spokeswoman said, was a stroller. It was too big for the X-ray belt, so it got a hand-check with an explosive trace detector and when that set off an alarm agents searched the baby. Link permalink
Pinched by tightening economic sanctions and faced with what might become a contentious transition of power, North Korea is ramping up production of one of its key foreign currency generators -- heroin.  Link permalink
Fotograaf Arthur Batenburg kwam afgelopen zondag een wel heel opmerkelijke stoet tegen. Tijdens een wandeling in het bos bij Apeldoorn zag hij ineens koningin Beatrix. Ze was vergezeld van prins Friso, prinses Mabel en haar twee dochters, maar ook Desmond Tutu, Richard Branson en Kofi Annan. De hooggeplaatsten maakten een ritje in twee drie koetsen. Natuurlijk schoot Batenburg direct zijn rolletje vol, maar nu blijkt dat dat helemaal niet mag van de RVD! "Als dit persvrijheid voorstelt, dan zijn we behoorlijk diep gezonken met z'n allen."  Link permalink
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency's Sea-Based X-Band, or SBX, radar vessel is slowly moving east on the Strait of Juan de Fuca today.  Link permalink
Princess Diana's samples switched. Link permalink
A foundation bankrolled by Libertarian businessman Charles G. Koch has pledged $1.5 million for positions in Florida State University's economics department. In return, his representatives get to screen and sign off on any hires for a new program promoting "political economy and free enterprise." Link permalink
There you have it. The government doesn't want you to know whether your internet or phone company is cooperating with its dragnet surveillance program because you might get upset and file lawsuits asserting your constitutional rights. Would it be such a bad thing if a court were to consider the constitutionality of the most sweeping surveillance program ever enacted by Congress? Link permalink
A United Nations report on the cholera outbreak that has sickened 300,000 Haitians since last fall, killing nearly 5,000, finds evidence to suggest that the disease may have originated at a United Nations military camp north of the capital, which spilled raw sewage into a tributary of the Artibonite River. Link permalink
The report, which warns that the full route from San Francisco to Los Angeles may never be completed and is likely to cost more than the estimated $43 billion, calls for starting construction in a more densely populated area and for giving control of the project to the State Transportation Department. Link permalink
Gavin Andresen, Principal of the BitCoin Virtual Currency Project, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about BitCoin, an innovative attempt to create a decentralized electronic currency. Andresen explains the origins of BitCoin, how new currency gets created, how you can acquire BitCoins and the prospects for BitCoin's future. Can it compete with government-sanctioned money? How can users trust it? What threatens BitCoin and how might it thrive? Link permalink
In an exclusive interview, the secretary of state says Beijing's human rights record is "deplorable" and it is "trying to stop history" by opposing the advance of democracy Link permalink
During the tour the President will be shown a mobile truck X-ray and be given an overview of large-scale technology designed to protect and prevent radiological threats.  He will also view a demonstration of border patrol personnel searching commercial cargo. Link permalink
The Intellectual Property Constituency has asked that, as a condition of Verisign's ongoing management of the .NET top-level domain, that they should be required to act as private copyright cops. Among the IPC's demands are that .NET domains should be subject to suspension on copyright complaints and that anonymous or privacy-shielded .NET domains should be abolished. Link permalink
Mr. Obama's decision to increase the size of the force sent into Pakistan shows that he was willing to risk a military confrontation with a close ally in order to capture or kill the leader of Al Qaeda. Link permalink
When I had the honor of leading the True Finn Party to electoral victory in April, we made a solemn promise to oppose the bailouts of euro-zone member states. Europe is suffering from the economic gangrene of insolvency"both public and private. Unless we amputate that which cannot be saved, we risk poisoning the whole body. Link permalink
This week, as most of European football was looking forward to a mouthwatering conclusion of this season's Champions League when Barcelona and Manchester United meet at Wembley, the fallout from the biggest match-fixing case ever to come before a court continued almost unnoticed. Link permalink
The Interpol agreement follows Telegraph Sport's disclosure last week that Fifa investigators, working with Interpol, have begun a major inquiry into a global match-fixing ring it believes has been specifically targeting friendly internationals. Link permalink
More than 200 so-called "spy cameras" installed in largely Muslim areas of Birmingham are being dismantled. Link permalink
A senator on Sunday called for a "no-ride list" for Amtrak trains after intelligence gleaned from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound pointed to potential attacks on the nation's train system. Link permalink
The first successful treatment of meningitis with intravenous and intrathecal penicillin was reported in 1944, and the first clinical trials using high doses of intravenous penicillin as monotherapy for the treatment of meningitis were reported in 1950. Since then, penicillin has remained the drug of choice for the treatment of meningococcal meningitis Link permalink
WAVE - Specific Vaccines Meningococcal Link permalink
One of these mandates has removed TSP from detergent " and with catastrophic results. No one wants to talk about this. There is a major hush-hush culture here because business, understandably, doesn't want to face a consumer backlash, and government doesn't want to acquire the reputation for being the civilization wrecker that it truly is. Link permalink
Fifteen states and Amtrak will receive the money to back 22 high-speed intercity passenger rail projects. Among other things, the funds will be used to improve speed and service in the Boston-Washington "Northeast Corridor," add faster rail lines in the Midwest, and help spur more efficient train service between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Link permalink
Gabriel Aron Benmier, a musical coordinator for MTV, was murdered in front of his Los Angeles apartment on Sunday morning in what police sources are calling an execution-style killing, the Los Angeles Times reports. Benmeir, who was reportedly shot in the back of the head and was found face-down, was 30. Link permalink
Jamie S. Gorelick is an American attorney, presently representing BP.[1]  Link permalink
But there is no escaping the damage that would result if President Obama appoints Jamie Gorelick to succeed Robert Mueller as FBI director. Like Gump, Gorelick was present at a remarkable series of recent historical events during the past two decades, but through them all she displayed nothing that could be called either innocent or wise. So let us count the ways in which Gorelick earned the sobriquet "Mistress of Disaster." Link permalink
Double murder-accused US official Raymond Davis has been found in possession of top-secret CIA documents, which point to him or the feared American Task Force 373 (TF373) operating in the region, providing Al-Qaeda terrorists with "nuclear fissile material" and "biological agents," according to a report Link permalink
Wi-fi internet access and other communications are at risk from global warming unless measures are taken to protect them from rising temperatures and stormier weather, a government report warned on Monday. Link permalink
"Some in our country see China's progress as a threat to the United States; some in China worry that America seeks to constrain China's growth. We reject both those views," Link permalink
"Mustard Pimp & Jimmy Urine - Money Shot" single is out now on Dim Mak Records. Link permalink
To discuss the EU sanctions against Syria - i'm joined now by James Denselow, a London-based writer on Middle East politics and security issues. Link permalink
Witnesses testified on the use of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google by federal, state and local agencies in disaster response. Among the topics they addressed were lessons learned during recent responses to tornadoes and storms in the South, improving two-way... Link permalink
Dan Pearson from i2 explains to the BBC's Frank Gardner how data analysing software can help intelligence agents track terror suspects. Link permalink
European MPs have voted on Wednesday in favor of requesting their own permanent representative at the UN Security Council. The move has been met with condemnation from some EU members, who believe that allowing the union in is a step too far. Link permalink
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More members of Congress are seeing something cleared for only a select group of Americans: Photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse. Link permalink
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Published 05:05 10.05.11 Latest update 05:05 10.05.11 Obama offers best wishes to Israel on its 63rd Independence Day U.S. President sends holiday greetings as he prepares to engage in new round of Mideast diplomacy with upcoming meetings with Prime Minister Netanyahu and... Link permalink
TSA Agents Search BABY As Possible Terrorist. (NBC Action News video) (w.tromp news feed) Link permalink
Chicago Public Schools is apologizing to a Chicago mother and her two young sons, ages 5 and 6, after they were denied breakfast because they came to schools wearing the wrong kind of shoes. Link permalink
Former FIFA chairman Lord Triesman has given details of "improper and unethical" behavior among FIFA executives to a committee of MPs. Example Jack Warner asked for £2.5m to be "channeled through him." Knighthoods were also popular Link permalink
A Delta Air Lines flight that was diverted to Albuquerque, N.M. was cleared to take off again after authorities found "no suspicious devices" on the plane, an FBI spokesman said. Passenger Tim Cole spoke to AP about the incident. Link permalink
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The irony is, both men, as a local news affiliate reported, were on their way to Charlotte to attend "a conference of imams, where they would be discussing 'Islamophobia,' the fear of Islam." Link permalink
Morning Joe: Amtrak, 15 states get $2B for high-speed rails. Link permalink
Moderate GOP Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) warned of a nefarious plot to blow up jet liners using carry-on laptop bombs. Gohmert learned of the plot, he explained to Fox News' Fox and Friends host Gretchen Carlson, while flying from DC to Texas. "This engineer... Link permalink
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CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta shows how Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' doctors removed part of her skull to let her brain swell. Link permalink
Several people are reported to have died in sectarian violence in Cairo on Saturday night. Clashes broke out after a crowd of conservative Muslims marched on a Coptic Christian church in the Egyptian capital. Another church nearby was set on fire. State television put the figure... Link permalink
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To be in public is to be on camera, but most video footage is discarded, as only so much can be sorted and analyzed -- until now. DARPA has created a technology that can index and analyze video in real-time, marking the end of anonymity in public places. Link permalink
European MPs have voted on Wednesday in favor of requesting their own permanent representative at the UN Security Council. The move has been met with condemnation from some EU members, who believe that allowing the union in is a step too far. Link permalink
Traffic on mobile networks worldwide will grow to 33 times the current level by 2020, with around half that growth coming from video, according to the UMTS Forum, citing data and forecasts provided by IDATE. Traffic will reach a staggering 127 Exabytes annually by that date, the... Link permalink
A passenger attempted to open an emergency door on a Delta Airlines flight from Orlando to Boston - the latest in a string of recent incidents in the air. WBZ-TV's David Robichaud reports.  Link permalink
The House Armed Services Committee met to consider a measure authorizing Defense Department programs and policies for fiscal year 2012. Some of the issues expected to be debated during the day were the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, continued funding... Link permalink
The House Armed Services Committee met to consider a measure authorizing Defense Department programs and policies for fiscal year 2012. Some of the issues expected to be debated during the day were the repeal of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, continued funding... Link permalink
Many residents in the Italian capital, Rome, are taking the day off work over fears the city will be struck by an earthquake. Scientist Raffaele Bendandi, who died more than 30 years ago, is reported to have predicted a quake would strike Rome on 11 May 2011. Link permalink
At least 10 people were killed after a magnitude 5.3 earthquake toppled several buildings in southern Spain, near the town of Lorca, officials say. Link permalink
[VIDEO] - 5/11/11 -- SEND TO SHORTWAVE OPERATORS = Scalar Square HAARP LINK BELOW Link permalink
President Obama's proposed high-speed train system will be replaced with a fleet of buses that will rocket along highways at speeds up to 165 mph. Link permalink
EU High Representative Baroness Ashton has announced that the EU is to open an office in the rebel-held Libyan city of Benghazi. Speaking to MEPs during a foreign affairs debate on 11 May 2011, she said the office was designed to improve the flow of aid to the authorities there. She re-iterated condemnation of the Gaddafi regime, saying "he must go from power", to applause from MEPs. Link permalink
A group of parents are saying the Federal government has paid off multi-million dollar settlements for dozens of families whose kids suffered brain damage after receiving children vaccines. As you know the Federal government has denied any connection between autism and vaccines, does this seem like a cover up? One parent speaks out on the autism settlement. Dr. Coomer has her medical opinion on the subject.  Link permalink
A collage of speeches by UKIP Leader Nigel Farage MEP in the European Parliament in Strasbourg and Brussels as Co-President of the Europe of Freedom and Democracy Group (EFD). Link permalink
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer proposed an increase in rail security and an Amtrak version of the Secure Flight "no-fly" list. Link permalink
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testified at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on the Obama administration's border security efforts along the U.S. northern and southern borders. Several senators said the terror threat level should "immediately" be raised. Other topics included a Government Accountability Office report on visa overstays and the possible weaknesses in Homeland Security procedures for identifying and apprehending individuals who overstay the terms of their entry into the U.S. Link permalink
Crew members and passengers wrestled a 28-year-old man to the cabin floor after he began pounding on the cockpit as an American Airlines flight approached San Francisco, authorities said Monday. (May 9) Link permalink
Abbottabad: Some children in Abbottabad, including those from wealthy families, now dream of avenging Osama bin Laden's death Link permalink
The study, involving 10,000 mothers and their babies and in journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, says that may be because of the make-up of breast milk. Link permalink
Government officials testified on privacy issues surrounding smartphones, tablets and other mobile technologies. Link permalink
How vulnerable are America's railroads? Link permalink
A Yemeni man accused of trying to storm the cockpit of a San Francisco-bound American Airlines flight was called a  permalink
What the Finns need to know about Portugal. Link permalink
A group of tea party activists led by William Temple, chair of Freedom Jamboree and the Tea Party National Straw Poll Convention, held a press conference targeting House Speaker Boehner, Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan and other members of Congress for caving on the debt ceiling and not doing enough to get U.S. debt under control Link permalink
Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, meets Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Link permalink
Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke at the start of the annual U.S.-China economic and strategic dialogue. Both expressed U.S. concerns about the human rights situation in China. Speakers: VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN, SECRETARY CLINTON, SECRETARY GEITHNER, VICE PREMIER Wang Qishan, STATE COUNCILOR Dai Bingguo This event was held in the Sidney R. Yates Auditorium of the Department of the Interio Link permalink

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