China Joins Ban on Arkansas Poultry After Bird Flu

China has joined other countries and a U.S. state in a ban on imports of poultry and poultry products from Arkansas after a strain of avian influenza was found at a Scott County farm in June, a state official said. Russia, Japan, Turkey, Hong Kong and in the U.S., Mississippi and Georgia, already placed a […]

Mauritius airport on high alert after discovery of H1N1 flu case

Mauritius on Friday put its international airport on high alert after this week’s confirmation of the first case of H1N1 flu. Unconfirmed reports indicated that two other H1N1 flu cases had been diagnosed after the first hospitalization, while the Indian Ocean island country’s Health Ministry said 30 other cases had been reported. Employees of Mauritius […]

Senate passes budget after late-night ‘vote-a-rama’

ShareThis Senate passes budget after late-night ‘vote-a-rama‘ 23 Mar 2013 Senators rammed through a whopping 101 amendments and took 70 roll call votes in a late night “vote-a-rama” session that lasted until 5:30 a.m. Saturday. The budget plan, proposed by Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, only narrowly passed by a 50-49 vote. The blueprint […]

Oi’s reactor 3 first to go critical after Fukushima

ShareThis Oi’s reactor 3 first to go critical after Fukushima –Utility is firing up 1.18-million-kw reactor, despite presence of hundreds of protesters there since Saturday 03 Jul 2012 Reactor 3 at the Oi power plant in Fukui Prefecture attained a self-sustaining chain reaction, or criticality, early Monday after being restarted the previous night, becoming the […]

Iraq War vet faces 10 years in prison after photographing police

(RT)   A 34-year-old Iraqi War veteran is facing ten years behind bars after photographing police officers in Austin, Texas that he says were mistreating a woman during a routine arrest on New Year’s Eve. Antonio Buehler was pumping gas on December 31, 2011 when he witnessed officers with the Austin Police Department attempt to […]

Lawmakers reworked financial portfolios after talks with Fed, Treasury officials

ShareThis Lawmakers reworked financial portfolios after talks with Fed, Treasury officials 24 Jun 2012 In January 2008… the subprime mortgage industry was collapsing, and the Dow Jones industrial average had lost more than 2,000 points in less than three months. House Minority Leader John A. Boehner became the Bush administration’s point person on Capitol Hill […]

Bird Flu Paper Is Published After Debate

ShareThis Bird Flu Paper Is Published After Debate 22 Jun 2012 The more controversial of two papers describing how the lethal H5N1 bird flu could be made easier to spread was published Thursday, six months after a scientific advisory board suggested that the papers’ most potentially dangerous data be censored. The paper, by scientists at […]

Dallas Deputy Arrests Motorcyclist After Pulling Him Over for Video Head Cam

(CARLOS MILLER)   In an incident ripe for a hefty lawsuit, a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy arrested a motorcyclist after pulling him over for wearing a video head-cam, then demanding the footage as evidence against other bikers. Dallas Deputy Sheriff James Westbrook ended up turning the video over to the department’s gang unit, even though […]

Markets Rally After 81bn-Pound Spain Bank Bailout

ShareThis Markets Rally After £81bn Spain Bank Bailout 11 Jun 2012 Asian stocks and the euro rose sharply after Spain sought a lifeline for its ailing banks, easing fears that Europe’s debt crisis was about to spin out of control. The markets rallied after Spain asked finance ministers from the 17 euro-using countries to rescue […]

After Gaddafi, Libya splits into disparate militia zones

ShareThis After Gaddafi, Libya splits into disparate militia zones 09 Jun 2012 It’s not independence but democracy that the people want, says Hanna El Gallal, a human rights activist. “We got rid of Gaddafi, but not the regime,” she tells me. She points to the secrecy of the [US-installed] National Transitional Council, which, despite promising […]