First case of bird flu ‘spreading between humans’

Chinese scientists on Wednesday reported the first likely case of direct person-to-person transmission of the H7N9 bird flu virus that has killed over 40 people since March. The development was “worrying” and should be closely watched, the team wrote in the British online journal bmj.com, but stressed that the virus, believed to jump from birds […]

Michigan gets 1st case of swine flu related to fairs

The first case of the flu virus H3N2, also known as H3N2v, has been detected in Michigan, adding to the national spike in cases. The Michigan case is believed to have been transmitted by an Ingham County fair pig to a Washtenaw County child. The case was mild, and the child didn’t require hospitalization, said […]

Four U.S. soldiers believed dead after Black Hawk helicopter crashes in Afghanistan

ShareThis Four U.S. soldiers believed dead after Black Hawk helicopter crashes in Afghanistan 20 Apr 2012 Four U.S. soldiers are believed to be dead following a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Thursday night. Defence officials said that an Army Black Hawk helicopter had crashed in the south-west of the country. It is not known whether […]

Forcing Defendant to Decrypt Hard Drive Is Unconstitutional, Appeals Court Rules

By David Kravets, Wired.com Forcing a criminal suspect to decrypt hard drives so their contents can be used by prosecutors is a breach of the Fifth Amendment right against compelled self-incrimination, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. It was the nation’s first appellate court to issue such a finding. And the outcome comes a day […]

The Corruptocrat of North Miami

(Stephanie Kienzle)   Are we there, yet? What is it with people who get elected to local offices and then become drunk with power?  We saw this phenomenon with former North Miami Beach mayor Myron Rosner, who used his position to bully anyone who stood in his way when he wanted something.  We saw this with […]