Leon Ames

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OH GOOD: China Just Quarantined An Entire City For Bubonic Plague

Bubonic plague, better known to you and I as the Black Death, has a terrifying reputation. When one of your symptoms is gangrene, that will generally terrify people. And now China is sealing off an entire city to prevent an outbreak.<p>The good news, according to the Guardian, is that no further cases …

Boko Haram extremists reportedly kill more than 100 in northeastern Nigeria

Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town left undefended by Nigeria's military, just 53 miles from the northeastern state capital of Maiduguri, a civil defense spokesman and a human rights advocate said Saturday.<p>Hundreds of villagers …

Putin Poised to Retaliate Against Obama by Trashing Iran Deal

Now that the U.S.-Russia relationship has broken down, Moscow could throw a wrench into the teetering nuclear negotiations with Iran.<p>The escalating …

New York policeman involved in fatal 'chokehold' arrest stripped of badge

Officer Daniel Pantaleo, an eight-year NYPD veteran, and an officer who has been with the force for four years taken off the street after man dies in custody following arrest using 'chokehold'<p>A New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody after being placed in an …

Gaza Attack: At Least 40 Palestinians Killed By Israeli Shelling On Sunday, Hospital Says

GAZA/JERUSALEM, July 20 (Reuters) - At least 40 Palestinians were killed on Sunday by Israeli shelling in a Gaza neighborhood, where bodies were strewn in the street and thousands fled toward a hospital packed with wounded, witnesses and health officials said.<p>The mass casualties in the Shejaia …

Rebels to give MH17 black boxes to aviation group

Boko Haram kills more than 100, hoists flag in Nigerian town, spokesman says

Boko Haram extremists have killed more than 100 people and hoisted their black and white flag over a town left undefended by Nigeria's military, just 85 kilometres from the northeastern state capital of Maiduguri, a civil defence spokesman and a human rights advocate said Saturday.<p>Hundreds of …

Thousands flee as Israel pounds Gaza; death toll climbs on both sides

At least 50 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers were reported killed Sunday as heaving fighting erupted in the eastern neighborhoods of Gaza City, sending thousands of people fleeing for safety.<p>More than 200 civilians were injured, as Israeli troops pounded the area with air and artillery strikes, …

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MH17: Russia must return black boxes

Philip Hammond, the Foreign Secretary, has called on Russia to return the black boxes from Flight MH17 amid reports they have been seized by separatists<p>Britain has called for Russia to return the black boxes from Flight MH17 amid reports that they have been seized by rebels.<p>Footage was yesterday …

NBA Rumors: Rounding Up Latest Kevin Love Trade Musings and Free-Agent Buzz

The struggle is real when the New York Knicks and Boston Celtics are leading the way as teams on the hunt for superstars.<p>For the Knicks and president Phil Jackson, who has been a bit of a magician in his retooling of the roster so far, the focus is all about Carmelo Anthony. While his return seems …

The night a football match in Brazil reached the heights of tragic theatre

Their anguished faces and tortured bodies tell of some terrible disaster. Men cry without shame. Children weep as they have never wept before – not like they might cry after a fight on the playground, but with a new and terrible feeling of loss. A woman's hand becomes a claw of pain and rage and …

REPORT: Virginia Democrat Indicted For Allegedly Having Sex With Teen Girl

The Democratic pol is facing five charges, according to WTVR: supervisory indecent liberties with a minor, electronic solicitation of a minor, possession of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.<p>Prosecutors have been looking into the …

Poll: Obama worst prez since WWII

A plurality of voters think Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II, a new poll says.<p>According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday, 33 percent of voters think the current president is the worst since 1945.<p>Obama’s predecessor, former President George W. Bush, came in at …

After 101 days in Mexican prison, Marine Sgt. Tahmooressi arrives for day in court

On his 101st day in captivity in Mexico, Andrew Tahmooressi arrived at a Tijuana courthouse, where his new lawyer vowed to get justice for the Marine held since March after mistakenly crossing into Mexico with guns.<p>The evidentiary hearing, at which Tahmooressi is expected to finally tell his story …

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ video: Apes riding horses and more | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

At the recent Hero Complex screening of “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” director Matt Reeves and stars Andy Serkis and Gary Oldman were on hand for a conversation after the film. Picking up the story 10 years after the end of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” the new film concerns a small band of …