Newtown police officer first on Sandy Hook scene faces firing

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TweetYumShareThis Newtown police officer first on Sandy Hook scene faces firing 07 Nov 2013 Newtown officials have notified a police officer who hasn’t returned to work since responding to the Dec. 14 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that he could be fired. Thomas Bean, a 12-year veteran, submitted a two-sentence letter from his doctor indicating […]

100,000 invited to post their genomes online – in the name of science

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TweetYumA hundred thousand British volunteers could have their genetic information available to anyone in the world. Some scientists warn the Personal Genome Project may be a step too far for confidentiality. The project is US-based and allows people to find out more about their genetic profiles, plus contribute to advances in medical science. Volunteers from […]

Wildfires worsen in Colorado, 32,000 flee homes

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TweetYumShareThis Wildfires worsen in Colorado, 32,000 flee homes 27 Jun 2012 A wildfire raging near some of Colorado’s most popular tourist sites grew suddenly more ferocious on Tuesday, forcing 32,000 people from their homes, prompting evacuations from the U.S. Air Force Academy and swallowing numerous houses at the edge of Colorado Springs. From the vantage […]

Arrest made for video post, threat to Pitt officials

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TweetYumShareThis Arrest made for video post, threat to Pitt officials 20 Jun 2012 Federal prosecutors charged an Ohio man with posting a YouTube video [!] and making a comment [?] that threatened University of Pittsburgh officials. FBI agents from Pittsburgh and Cincinnati this morning arrested Alexander Waterland, 24, of Loveland, Ohio, and he’s scheduled to […]

Libya: US Consulate Comes Under Attack

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TweetYumShareThis Libya: US Consulate Comes Under Attack 06 Jun 2012 Assailants fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. consulate Wednesday in the eastern city of Benghazi, a Libyan militia commander said. It came two weeks before the country is due to hold its first post-Gadhafi national elections. The transitional leadership based in the capital of […]