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UC Santa Barbara to offer meningitis vaccine to students

Health authorities are recommending that UC Santa Barbara students be inoculated against a strain of meningitis that infected several young adults at the seaside campus and caused an outbreak at Princeton University.<p>University officials said Friday that the federal Food and Drug Administration has …

Public Health

Starving Syrians told: 'Give up the rebels, and you will have food'

Residents of Moadamiya, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus, have been told that no more food will be allowed to reach them unless they give up the key opposition activists and rebel leaders living among them<p>For three years Qusai Zakarya was the voice to the outside world for a people at war and under …

Deadly volcanic eruptions in Indonesia

An Indonesian volcano that has been rumbling for months unleased a major eruption on Saturday, killing at least 14 people, officials have said.<p>Among the dead on Mount Sinabung were a local television journalist and four high-school students and their teacher who were visiting the mountain to see …

Student Dies After Michigan State Shooting

<b>Updated at 2:15 p.m. EST.</b><p>Police in East Lansing, Mich. are searching for a suspect in the shooting of two students inside their apartment near …

What Comes Next In Syria?

For eight days, the Syrian regime and an opposition delegation sat face-to-face, but were not on speaking terms in Room 16 of the Palais des Nations in the sprawling complex of United Nations headquarters in Geneva.<p>Round one demonstrated the bitter divide with no breakthrough on the core issues of …

W.H. open to GOP immigration plan

President Barack Obama signaled in an interview Friday that he could accept the terms of an immigration plan proposed by House Republicans — while indicating in a separate appearance later in the day that he would not rule out executive action if Congress fails to act.<p>In a Google Hangout hosted by …

Cruise virus outbreak one of worst in 20 years, CDC says

Federal health officials confirmed on Friday that norovirus was the culprit that sickened nearly 700 people on a cruise ship this week, and said it was one of the biggest norovirus outbreaks in 20 years.<p>But the source of the outbreak on the Royal Caribbean ship Explorer of the Seas, which returned …

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Business (Canada)

California cuts off water to agencies serving millions amid drought

Water officials across California have been increasing their efforts to promote water conservation after officials announced Friday that they won't send any water from the state's vast reservoir system to local agencies beginning this spring.<p>The move is unprecedented in the 54-year history of the …

Expectant father’s letter to Obama: When is the government going to do something about our toxic drinking water?

West Virginia’s water still might not be safe to drink<p>Technically, West Virginia's water has been safe to drink, cook with and bathe in for two weeks now -- except for pregnant women, which has led some to wonder whether it's really safe for anyone at all. Last week, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin told …

U.S. spy chiefs call for action on data breach disclosure | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. spy agency chiefs on Wednesday called on Congress to draft stricter requirements for how retailers and other private businesses should inform government agencies and customers about big breaches of personal and financial data.<p>People shop at a Target store during Black …