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Deadly superbug arrives in US, report says

A long-dreaded superbug that is a strain of E. Coli has made its first appearance in the United States, researchers at the U.S. Military HIV Research Program announced Thursday.<p>After being identified in China, Europe and Canada, researchers identified mcr-1 positive— part of the deadly family of …

US issues global travel warning amid increased terror threats worldwide

Travel alert will remain in effect until 24 February as alert calls on Americans to ‘exercise vigilance’, especially during the holidays<p>Americans should be alert to possible travel risks, especially during the holidays, following increased terrorist threats around the world, the State Department …

U.S. Dept. of State

Ansel Adams’ Pictures of an American Concentration Camp During WWII

Ansel Adams is best known for his breathtaking landscape photos, but he photographed much more than nature during his decades-long career. In 1943, …

History

Eagles Of Death Metal Band Members Release Statement Saying They Are "Home Safe"

The American band was playing at the Bataclan theater Friday evening when gunmen stormed in and opened fire, killing scores. Members issued a statement Wednesday saying they were home safely and thanking officials.<p>About an hour into the sold out show Friday night a group of gunmen who police said …

Paris

A Dead Disease Still Lives in Lab Freezers. What Else Does?

In the summer of 1977, an influenza epidemic began to spread through China; by fall, it was in Russia, and over the winter, it spread across the Northern Hemisphere. That was very normal, of course. Winter is flu season, and this was not a bad flu, as flu seasons go: It affected mostly people …

Public Health

That "Mysterious Object" on a Collision Course with Earth Just Burned In Our Atmosphere

I wasn’t worried. Were you worried?<p>The Earth’s most infamous hunk of space trash, a rather-large object by the apt-name of WT1190F, has been …

Deadly Pig Virus May Have Sneaked Into US On Reusable Bags

How diseases cross borders can be a dark mystery. It’s never been clear, for instance, just how West Nile virus arrived in the United States in 1999. Researchers think they know why clusters of malaria cases occur around international airports, but no one has proved the hypothesis by catching an …

Microbiology

China arrested hackers at U.S. request: Washington Post | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Chinese government took unprecedented action by complying with a U.S. request and arresting hackers suspected of stealing secrets from U.S. companies to pass to Chinese state-run companies, the Washington Post reported on Friday.<p>A magnifying glass is held in front of a …

China

Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards General Hossein Hamedani killed in Syria

General Hossein Hamedani was killed on Thursday night while advising the Syrian army on their battle against Islamic State<p>An Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) general has been killed near Aleppo while advising the Syrian army on their battle against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) …

Russia just handed ISIS a 'big win' in Syria's largest city

ISIS militants seized five villages on the northern edge of Aleppo, putting them within 1 mile of territory held by the Syrian regime, Reuters reports.<p>Russian airstrikes in the area reportedly killed hundreds of anti-regime rebels, many of whom ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, and …

Russian Aggression Complicates Obama's Options in Syria

Even before Russia began intervening in Syria's civil war, President Obama was under increasing pressure to change his approach to the conflict.<p>Now things have become more urgent.<p>Russia this week added cruise missiles to its growing military campaign in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad — …

Middle East

GT Bankruptcy Provides Rare Look at Apple's Relationship With Suppliers

A New Hampshire company's bankruptcy filing affords a rare glimpse into the Cupertino tech giant's relationship with its suppliers.<p>Apple is known for its incredibly tough contract terms, but the chance to work with the Cupertino-based tech giant hasn’t deterred thousands of companies around the …

Oil prices to dive again, report says

Get ready for a new oil low.<p>The bottom may still lie ahead, as the market remains "massively oversupplied," the International Energy Agency said Friday.<p>The report noted that Iraqi oil output was more than 4 million barrels a day -- an all-time high.<p>The IEA, which monitors energy market trends for …

Oil

Stampede at charity handout in Bangladesh leaves 23 dead

A stampede in central Bangladesh left 22 women and a child dead early Friday when hundreds of people stormed the home of a businessman for a charity handout during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan, police said.<p>Another 30 were injured and rushed to a hospital in Mymensingh, a town 70 miles north of …

Justin Bieber Pleads Guilty to Assault, Careless Driving in ATV Accident

Justin Bieber pleaded guilty Thursday to assault and careless driving in connection with an accident that happened in Canada last August.<p>An …

Corruption

U.S. jobs market seen firming despite lackluster growth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in May and wages picked up, signs of strong momentum in the economy that bolster prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in September.<p>Nonfarm payrolls increased 280,000 last month, the largest gain since December, the Labor …

Economy

Massive data breach could affect every U.S. agency, China denies involvement

China-based hackers are suspected once again of breaking into U.S. government computer networks, and the entire federal workforce could be at risk …

U.S. government hacked; feds think China is the culprit

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a vast database in what could be preparation for future attacks by China against the U.S., cybersecurity experts advising the government told CNN Friday …

Personal Information

How U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.<p>While the White House has said the breach only …

U.S. Dept. of State

For White House, Bergdahl charges come after loud defense

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Ten months ago, President Barack Obama hailed the safe return of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to the United States during a rare weekend appearance in the Rose Garden.<p>"Sgt. Bergdahl has missed birthdays and holidays and the simple moments with family and friends," Obama said, standing …

The father of all humans lived 239,000 years ago

Huge Icelandic study provides insight into the genome of a nation<p>By sequencing the genomes of 2,636 Icelanders — the largest set ever obtained from a single population — researchers were able to identify that genetic mutations play a role in everything from Alzheimer’s disease to liver disease. The …

Genetics

Toxic orange cloud spreads over Catalonia after chemical blast

Residents told to close windows and seal air vents after dense cloud hovers over six municipalities in central Catalonia<p>More than 60,000 residents in north-eastern Spain have been told to stay indoors after an explosion at a chemical warehouse sent a dense orange cloud into the sky that hovered …

Pollution

Obama asks Congress to back fight against Islamic State, but is vague on limits

President Obama formally asked Congress to authorize military operations against Islamic State, seeking to put lawmakers on record in support of a Middle East conflict that seems likely to intensify in coming months and last beyond the end of his time in office.<p>After promising for years to curb the …

Middle East

The Man Who Thinks He Has Solved the MH370 Mystery

... but hasn't.<p>Anyone familiar with modern Malaysia—and hey, that should include almost everybody in this era of MH370 coverage—knows the name "Dr. Mahathir." For more than two decades, Mahathir Mohamad, originally trained as a medical doctor, was prime minister of Malaysia. To put it in …

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