Zach White

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Ebola Was Only A Warm-Up: The Measles Outbreak Is For Real.

Just three months ago, Americans were terrified of Ebola. Remember that?<p>Most of us expected a mass outbreak. One in three people worried that a relative would get sick.<p>Nearly 80% of Americans — 80%! — even wanted doctors and nurses that treated Ebola patients to be locked into quarantines, despite …

Obama's Big Bid To Change Sick-Leave Laws May Hinge On Small Business

In his State of the Union speech earlier this week, President Obama pitched a plan to boost what he called "middle-class economics." He asked Congress to help him make community college free, cut taxes for the middle class — and also do this:<p>"Send me a bill that gives every worker in America the …

Employment Is Up. Paychecks, Not So Much

"All less-educated men are earning less than they did 40 years ago. That's just a really new story in American history. People ought to know that that's really different than anything we've experienced in the past."<p>The U.S. economy saw the strongest job growth last year since 1999, according to …

'Hacktivist' group Anonymous says it will avenge Charlie Hebdo attacks by shutting down jihadist websites

Hacker group Anonymous have released a video condemning the Paris attacks, saying "freedom of expression has suffered an inhuman assault"<p>Hacker group Anonymous have released a video and a statement via Twitter condemning the <b>attacks on Charlie Hebdo</b>, in which 12 people, including eight journalists, …

Kiev's revolutionaries return to barricades as Putin threatens their victory

The centre of the capital has filled again with opponents of ousted president Viktor Yanukovych vowing to defend the nation<p>Revolutionary fervour returned to Kiev's Independence Square yesterday as the city came to terms with Vladimir Putin's threats of war.<p>The stretch of the city centre universally …

Get Ready For Yet Another Winter Storm

<b>This post was updated at 4:30 p.m. ET.</b><p>It already has an ominous-sounding name: Winter Storm Titan. And it has much of the nation's mid-section in its sights.<p>The storm is the same system that that caused flash-flooding in California on Saturday and is now heading the Midwest and the Deep South on …

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Russia mocks its Olympic ring gaffe during Sochi's Closing Ceremony

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.<p>During Sunday’s Closing Ceremony, Russia poked fun at its infamous Opening Ceremony gaffe, in which one of the five Olympic rings failed to form, leaving four rings and a snowflake. Near the beginning of the festivities on Sunday night, a group of dancers wearing …

Soon-to-be spring or a much longer winter? The groundhog says...

Baby, it's cold outside. And it's going to stay that way.<p>Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow early Sunday morning and saw his shadow, signaling that winter will be sticking around. Officially, a sight of Phil's shadow means an extra six weeks of winter.<p>The odds were in favor of a longer …

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Apple hit with $840 million damages claim for ebooks price fixing

Apple has received a new damages claim of over $840 million for conspiring with publishing companies to raise the price of ebooks across the entire industry. The claim, filed Friday in New York by an attorney leading a class action lawsuit on behalf of ebooks customers in 33 states, stems from the …

Man runs into burning home to save his Xbox

A sense of priorities is always helpful in life. As is a sense of passion.<p>The two miraculously came together for one Kansas man and, miraculously, he survived to tell the tale.<p>As ABC15 reports, the man's Olathe, Kan., home was on fire.<p>He woke up during the night to discover this phenomenon. He made …

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Tata Motors chief Karl Slym dies

<b>Tata Motors' managing director Karl Slym has died in Thailand where he was attending a board meeting.</b><p>India-based Tata said in a statement it "deeply regrets to announce the untimely and tragic" death of Mr Slym.<p>The circumstances of his death were not immediately apparent, although several media …

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West Virginia chemical spill cuts water to up to 300,000, state of emergency declared

A chemical spill into a West Virginia river has led to a tap water ban for up to 300,000 people, shut down bars and restaurants and led to a run on bottled water in some stores as people looked to stock up.<p>The federal government joined West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in declaring a disaster as …

Justin Bieber Borrowed Chris Brown's RV To Take Selena Gomez Camping

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Today in celebrity gossip: Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez went camping in Chris Brown's RV, a</i> …

FCC Chief Says He's Personally Opposed To In-Flight Phone Calls

Just a day after his agency said it was reviewing "outdated and restrictive rules" banning the use of cellphones during flights, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is tempering his statement.<p>"We understand that many passengers would prefer that voice calls not be made on …

Queen's favourite corgi endangered due to Labour law

Animal welfare legislation brought by the last Labour Government has led to a fall in the number of Pembroke Corgis<p>A Labour ban on tail docking has led to the Queen’s favourite breed, the Pembroke Corgi, becoming an endangered species, it has been claimed.<p>It has been put on the club’s “at watch” …

Edward Snowden Reportedly Now Has a Job Doing Tech Support

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Edward Snowden's lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, won't say whether his client is still in Russia, but he …

NSA claims website going down an 'internal error' rather than cyber-attack

Spokesperson says claims the NSA website suffered a denial of service attack by hackers is 'not true' after problems with the spy agency's portal<p>The National Security Agency’s website went down for several hours Friday, but the US spy service known for hacking into computer networks blamed the …

Fish Sauce: An Ancient Roman Condiment Rises Again

Fish sauce — that funky, flavor-enhancing fermented condiment — is part of what gives Southeast Asian cooking its distinctive taste. But it turns out, this cornerstone of Eastern cooking actually has a long history on another continent: Europe. And it goes all the way back to the Roman Empire.<p>Like …

Dog survives eating two pounds of onion rings, wins prize

Winnie, a mixed-breed dog from Mass., ate two pounds of frozen onion rings while her family was out. When they returned, they found both the empty bag and a very guilty-looking dog.<p>Had Winnie known better, a look of worry might’ve also crossed her face. Onions are toxic for dogs, and once the …

Bionic limbs will one day sense the grass under prosthetic feet

It sounds like something straight out of science fiction: artificial limbs that not only move, flex, and feel like their flesh counterparts, but also respond directly to one's thoughts and even translate sensory feedback -- the feeling of grass beneath one's feet or the sensation of a limb floating …

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Rays outlast Orioles in 18 innings, move atop AL wild-card chase

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon was more than happy to wait until the early-morning hours for what he called an incredible …

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The iPhone 5C and the youth factor

Apple's<p>iPhone 5Chas suffered from a case of mistaken identity.<p>When leaks about the iPhone 5C started showing up earlier this year, tech industry observers started speculating that this was the long-conjectured "iPhone Mini." Those expectations were based solely on the previous success of the iPod …

The New American Dream: It's Not What You Think

A great number of Americans are redefining the American Dream. That was the takeaway from a recent Credit.com poll, which showed that nearly one in …

Feds Asked Yahoo For Data 12,444 Times In First Half Of Year

Adding its experience to those of other major browsers and social media sites, Yahoo said Friday that it received 29,470 requests from governments around the world for user data in the first six months of 2013.<p>Of that total, 12,744 — 42 percent — came from the U.S. government, Yahoo says.<p>In its …