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 […]

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 […]

New case of H7N9 bird flu confirmed in China

A Chinese poultry worker was confirmed as having contracted the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus, health officials said, the first case in the southern Guangdong province. The 51-year-old woman is in a critical condition after she was admitted to hospital on August 3 following signs of a fever, the Guangdong Provincial Health Department said on […]

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 […]

Bagram prisoner case comes before UK’s top court

ShareThis Bagram prisoner case comes before UK’s top court –Terror suspects at Parwan are denied access to lawyers. 02 Jul 2012 Britain’s Supreme Court has taken up the case of a 29-year-old detainee held by American officials at an Afghan prison outside Bagram air base. The two-day hearing in the case of Yunus Rahmatullah of […]

Poland shaken by case alleging an illicit CIA prison there

ShareThis Poland shaken by case alleging an illicit CIA prison there 21 Jun 2012 For years, the idea seemed unthinkable, absurd. A secret U.S. detention center in a remote corner of Poland, where ‘Al Qaeda’ suspects were brutally interrogated by the CIA? About as likely as “the Loch Ness monster,” is how one Pole described […]

Obama asserts executive privilege in Holder case

ShareThis Obama asserts executive privilege in Holder case 20 Jun 2012 President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege Wednesday to withhold documents on a ‘gun-smuggling’ probe, sharpening a battle between the White House and Congress over efforts to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. The claim of executive privilege, announced in a letter from Holder’s […]

Supreme Court to hear electronic eavesdropping case

ShareThis Supreme Court to hear electronic eavesdropping case –Obama administration lawyers appealed to the highest US court on behalf of James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence [Thanks, Obusha!] 21 May 2012 The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a US government challenge to a lawsuit against its electronic surveillance program, which allows authorities to […]

Man Loses $22,000 In New ‘Policing For Profit’ Case

(Phil Williams) “If somebody told me this happened to them, I absolutely would not believe this could happen in America.” That was the reaction of a New Jersey man who found out just how risky it can be to carry cash through Tennessee. For more than a year, NewsChannel 5 Investigates has been shining a light on […]

AP: Feds investigate leak in terrorism case

ShareThis AP: Feds investigate leak in terrorism case –Federal investigation is latest move in aggressive campaign by Obama administration to crack down on leaks 09 May 2012 Federal investigators are conducting a probe into who leaked information about an al-Qaida [al-CIAduh] plot in which an explosive device was to have been detonated on a U.S.-bound […]