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  • Demented mother stabs preschool teacher in front of kids in southern France

    07/04/2014 10:15:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | July 4, 2014 | Stephen Rex Brown
    The 47-year-old mom reportedly had ‘serious psychiatric problems’ and was in custody. Teachers quickly ushered the shocked students who witnessed the horror into a neighboring classroom. The slain educator at the Edouard Herriot school in Albi was identified as Fabienne Terral-Calmès, 34. ... The 47-year-old mother, whom authorities did not name, was taken into custody. It wasn’t immediately clear if the suspect’s 5-year-old daughter was in the classroom turned crime scene. After the gruesome attack, “the children were immediately taken in by another teacher who brought them to another classroom to talk to them, to tell them stories, to try...
  • Trader kills self in finance world’s latest suicide

    03/12/2014 4:57:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    New York Post ^ | 3/12/14 | Michael Gray March 12, 2014 | 5:45pm
    A Manhattan trader was killed Tuesday morning by a speeding Long Island Rail Road commuter train, marking at least the seventh suicide of a financial professional this year. Edmund (Eddie) Reilly, 47, a trader at Midtown’s Vertical Group, jumped in front of an LIRR train at 6 a.m. near the Syosset train station. He was declared dead at the scene. Reilly’s identity was confirmed by Salvatore Arena, an LIRR spokesperson, who said an investigation into the incident was continuing. Passengers on the west-bound express train told MTA investigators they saw a man standing by the tracks before he jumped in...
  • Lebanese sniper kills IDF soldier near border

    12/15/2013 2:29:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Jpost.com ^ | 12/15/13
    A Lebanese army sniper killed an Israeli soldier near the border fence near Rosh Hanikra on Sunday night. An initial IDF assessment, based on data from lookout positions on the border, found shots were fired by a soldier from the Lebanese Armed Forces who apparently was acting alone. Six to seven shots were fired at the IDF soldier who was standing on a road adjacent to the electronic border fence with Lebanon.
  • Officials: US drone strike kills 13 in Yemen

    12/12/2013 2:16:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 12/12/13 | Ahemd Al-Haj - Associated Press
    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Missiles fired by a U.S. drone slammed into a convoy of vehicles traveling to a wedding party in central Yemen on Thursday, killing at least 13 people, Yemeni security officials said. The officials said the attack took place in the city of Radda, the capital of Bayda province, and left charred bodies and burnt out cars on the road. The city, a stronghold of al-Qaida militants, witnessed deadly clashes early last year between armed tribesmen backed by the military and al-Qaida gunmen in an attempt to drive them out of the city. There were no immediate...
  • Shooting kills 2 Golden Dawn members in Greece

    11/01/2013 8:27:13 PM PDT · by Lancey Howard · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/01/2013 | NICHOLAS PAPHITIS
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A drive-by shooting killed two members of Greece's Nazi-inspired Golden Dawn party and wounded one outside a party office in Athens on Friday night, in what officials are treating as a likely far-left domestic terrorist attack. The government and opposition parties - all who have long ostracized Golden Dawn as a group of neo-Nazis - quickly condemned the attack, which the left-wing main opposition Syriza said "targets democracy" in Greece. The two victims, aged 22 and 27, were shot at close range from a motorcycle carrying two men, Golden Dawn lawmaker Georgios Germenis told The Associated...
  • MERS spreads to Italy, kills 3 more in Saudi Arabia

    06/02/2013 8:20:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Sunday, June 2, 2013, 10:03 PM | Victoria Taylor /
    The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) continues to spread. Health officials in Saudi Arabia have confirmed that three more people had died from the virus, ABC News reported. At least 38 cases have been reported in the country, and 24 of them have been fatal. Little is known about the rapidly-spreading viral respiratory illness, which first appeared in 2012. Before the recent Saudi cases, WHO was notified of at least 50 people instances of MERS, 30 of which were fatal. In addition to the recent one in Italy, clusters have been confirmed in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar, the United...
  • Blast at Pakistan Church Kills More Than 70

    09/22/2013 6:13:39 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/22/13 | Saima Mohsin
    Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- A blast at a Protestant church in northwest Pakistan killed at least 72 people and wounded more than 120, a local hospital said Sunday. The attack took place at the All Saints Church of Pakistan, in the violence-plagued city of Peshawar, about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the country's capital, Islamabad. Witnesses told CNN affiliate Geo News that at least one suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowded bazaar near the church entrance as crowds of worshipers were leaving a Sunday morning service. Some of the victims were children, the witnesses said. The outside of...
  • Suicide bomb attack kills 52 at Pakistan (Christian) church

    09/22/2013 3:43:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 22, 2013
    A suicide bomb attack on a historic church in northwestern Pakistan killed at least 52 people and wounded over 100 Sunday, officials said, in one of the worst assaults on the country's Christian minority in years. The bombing underlines the threat posed by Islamic extremists as the government seeks a peace deal with domestic Taliban militants. It occurred as worshipers were coming out of the church in Peshawar city after services ...
  • New Jersey police officer accused of shooting man dead in road rage incident

    06/10/2013 4:44:58 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 95 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10 June 2013
    A New Jersey police officer is being held on $1 million bail after he allegedly shot and killed a man in an apparent act of road rage while traveling with his family in Maryland. My FoxNY.com reports police say 40-year-old Joseph Walker, a sworn officer with the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office in New Jersey, shot and killed 36-year-old Joseph Harvey Jr. after an altercation on the shoulder of an interstate Saturday night. Officials in Maryland say they were told that a road rage incident had happened between the two vehicles before they pulled over. Harvey had one passenger in his...
  • Future of Obamacare? UK Man Waits Six Hours for Care as Virus Kills Him

    06/03/2013 7:15:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Life News ^ | 6/3/13 | Steven Ertelt
    With the implementation of Obamacare in full-swing, Americans are worried about the prospects of government-run health care. To see the damage centralized health care can do to patients, Americans need only look “across the pond” to England. There, the British government-run health care system — which pays for abortions with taxpayer funds and has been criticized for pushing euthanasia — is literally leaving patients needing lifesaving medical treatment to die. The London Daily Mail newspaper profiles Stewart Fleming, whose wife Sarah took a picture on her smartphone as he waited six agonizing hours for medical care and attention for a...
  • Limo Fire Kills Passengers, Closes San Mateo Bridge [San Francisco Bay]

    05/05/2013 1:19:30 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 73 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013
    The westbound lanes of the San Mateo-Hayward bridge were closed for several hours Saturday night due to a deadly fire involving a limosine. The California Highway Patrol said the fire was first reported around 10 p.m. in the third lane of westbound state Highway 92 at the bridge's decline. As many as ten people were inside the limo and as many as five of them died, according to multiple reports Witnesses at the scene reported people were trapped inside the burning limo. The CHP told NBC Bay Area there were multiple fatalities, but could not confirm a number. Witnesses told...
  • IAF kills senior Salafist terrorist in Gaza strike

    04/30/2013 5:09:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 4/30/13 | staff
    An IAF aircraft on Gaza Tuesday morning assassinated a senior Salafist terror activist who was reportedly behind an April 17 rocket attack on Eilat from the Sinai. The IDF and Shin Bet security service confirmed that they had targeted Hithem Ziad Ibrahim Masshal, 24, from the Shati refugee camp. The attack marked the first “targeted strike” on a Gaza terror figure by Israel since November’s Operation Pillar of Defense, and came amid a renewal of sporadic rocket fire into Israel that seemed to show the deterrent effect of November’s operation was eroding.
  • Memo justifies drone kills even with patchy intelligence

    02/05/2013 10:33:59 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/5/13 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The government has authorized the killing of American citizens as part of its controversial drone campaign against al Qaeda even without intelligence that such Americans are actively plotting to attack a U.S. target, according to a Justice Department memo. The unclassified memo, first obtained by NBC News, argues that drone strikes are justified under American law if a targeted U.S. citizen had "recently" been involved in "activities" posing a possible threat and provided that there is no evidence suggesting the individual "renounced or abandoned" such activities. The document was disclosed as a bipartisan group of U.S. senators...
  • Police: Former death row inmate kills mom

    01/10/2013 7:23:52 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 18 replies
    AP, via www.sfgate.com ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013
    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A California man once sentenced to death for killing two people in the 1960s was under arrest Thursday after police said he led officers to the body of his 89-year-old mother. -- SNIP -- The California Supreme Court reversed his death sentence in 1969 after finding 12 prospective jurors were dismissed because they said they opposed the death penalty. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled a year earlier that such jurors shouldn't be automatically excluded from a death penalty case unless they make clear they can't impose capital punishment under any circumstance. Stanworth was sentenced to death...
  • Soldier "accidentally kills his friend after putting gun to his head to scare away his hiccups"

    09/25/2012 5:24:58 PM PDT · by Teotwawki · 18 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | Sept. 25, 2012 | James Nye
    In a tragic accident fueled by alcohol and Sunday night football, one man was fatally shot by his friend in the eye in an attempt to scare away the hiccups.
  • Thailand: Senator 'accidentally' kills secretary (with an Uzi)

    08/13/2012 10:15:11 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Bangkok Post ^ | 8/13/12
    A senator for Mae Hong Son has told police he accidentally shot and killed his personal secretary with a submachine gun in a restaurant in Phrae province, a duty officer at Wang Chin police station said on Monday. Senator Boonsong Kowawisarat The shooting occurred at a restaurant in Wang Chin district of the northern province on Sunday night, Pol Lt Choosak Poonsawat said. Boonsong Kowawisarat, 55, and his personal assistant Chanakarn Detkard, 46, were travelling to Bangkok in the senator's car and stopped for dinner at a restaurant on a local road in moo 2 in tambon Mae Keng, Phrae....
  • Obama Bundler Kills Woman, Media Silent

    08/07/2012 3:21:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Jammiewf.com ^ | 8/7/12 | Jammie
    The disgusting ad making the rounds today has already blown up in the faces of Team Obama. The pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action lobbed a heavy-duty attack at Mitt Romney this morning, airing an ad that links the closure of a GST Steel plant in Kansas City to the loss of a family’s health insurance — and the death of a woman some time later. The man speaking in the ad, Joe Soptic, says, “Mitt Romney and Bain closed the plant, I lost my health care and my family lost their health care. And a short time after that...
  • 'Happy kid' kills himself over bullying at two NYC schools

    06/03/2012 9:01:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 92 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/3/12 | NBC New York
    NEW YORK CITY -- A 12-year-old boy harassed by school bullies about his intelligence, his height and his deceased father killed himself in the New York City apartment he shared with his mother, according to relatives and those who knew him, NBCNewYork.com reported. "I want to remember him as a happy kid," his anguished sister told NBC 4 New York on Thursday. Joel Morales, of East Harlem, moved to a different school after enduring incessant taunting for months, but the bullying persisted, the fifth-grader’s family said. Advertise | AdChoices Kids chased Morales, threw sticks and pipes at him and teased...
  • PCIP Kills Broker Referral Program

    04/19/2012 11:35:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Zane Benefits ^ | 5/19/12 | staff
    The federal goverment is eliminating the $100 commission program aimed at brokers who assist consumers enrolling in the federal Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP).pcip broker GEHA, the insurer administering PCIP for the federal government notified brokers about the change last week via email: "We are writing to thank you for the extraordinary efforts you have made in helping to increase awareness of and enrollment in the PCIP program. We have determined that our outreach efforts have succeeded in significantly raising awareness of PCIP and enrollment in this program. As such, CMS will end the PCIP Broker Referral Payment Program in...
  • Obama Kills Atlantic Offshore Drilling For Five Years

    03/30/2012 10:12:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/30/12 | John Sexton
    Yesterday the Obama administration announced a delaying tactic which will put off the possibility of new offshore oil drilling on the Atlantic coast for at least five years: The announcement by the Interior Department sets into motion what will be at least a five year environmental survey to determine whether and where oil production might occur. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell notes that a planned lease sale, which the administration cancelled last year, will now be put off until at least 2018. As you might expect, Republicans were not impressed with the decision: "The president's actions have closed an entire new...
  • WOMAN CUTS AND COOKS HUSBAND

    11/25/2011 8:40:33 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 19 replies
    WebToday.tv ^ | 11-25-11 | WebToday.tv
    A woman who got wind of her husband's intentions to have sex with their daugher took matters into her own hands--literally She cut up her husband in pieces and cooked him. That's according to an ARY News report from Pakistan. 32-year-old Mrs. Zainab Bibi has reportedly confessed to the crime and is being held by Karachi police. Mrs. Bibi's 22-year-old nephew Zaher Ahmen has been accused of being an accomplice to cutting up and cooking her husband Ahmad Abbas. Although the reported plan was to cook his body parts so no one could find the body, something along the way...
  • Shark rips bodyboarder in half off West Australia beach

    09/05/2011 5:15:23 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    GlobalPost ^ | 9/4/11
    A tourist on a bodyboard was killed in a horrific attack by what was believed to have been a great white shark near Bunker Bay, south of Perth in Western Australia.A tourist on a bodyboard was killed in a horrific attack by what was believed to have been a great white shark near a beach on Australia's west coast. The 21-year-old was dead before fellow surfers could drag him ashore at a popular surfing spot called Boneyards, near Bunker Bay, about 3.5 hours south of Perth, the West Australian reports. The shark had pulled the man below the surface and...
  • Uh-Oh, A Foretaste of The New Democratic Egypt: Radical Nationalists and “Liberal Islamists”

    08/21/2011 4:35:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Rubin Reports on Pajamas Media ^ | August 21, 2011 | by Barry Rubin
    Barry Rubin reports on Arab - especially Egyptian - reactions to Thursday's terror attacks and their aftermath. At one point, either confused or after the terrorists hid among a group of Egyptian soldiers dressed the same way, Israeli soldiers fired and reportedly killed three real Egyptian soldiers. Israel has apologized in line with international norms. Amr Moussa, the man most likely to be Egypt’s next president and known for his hatred of Israel and strong dislike of the United States (a radical nationalist who opposes Islamism but might make a deal with the Brotherhood to get into power and to...
  • Stage rigging collapse kills 4 at Indiana State Fair

    08/13/2011 7:37:18 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 34 replies
    MBNBC ^ | August 13, 2011 | via WTHR TV
    Stage rigging collapsed after a storm gust Saturday night, trapping and injuring at least a dozen people at a concert at the Indiana State Fair, NBC station WTHR reported. The outdoor stage was set up for the Sugarland concert at the state fairgrounds. Medics and rescue crews throughout Indianapolis were converging on the State Fairgrounds after Hoosier Lottery Grandstand stage rigging fell. Dave Lindquist, music journalist for The Indianapolis Star, reported on Twitter, "Tragedy at fair concert. Entire stage collapses on track." He also wrote that "perhaps a dozen injured people have been removed from track on stretcher-type boards."
  • Unprotected Sex More Likely in Serious Gay Relationships, Research Suggests

    06/28/2011 9:27:44 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 75 replies
    http://www.sciencedaily.com ^ | June 1, 2011 | Northwestern University
    ScienceDaily (June 1, 2011) — Gay young men in serious relationships are six times more likely to have unprotected sex than those who hook up with casual partners, according to new Northwestern Medicine research. The findings provide a new direction for prevention efforts in this population who account for nearly 70 percent of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in adolescents and young adults in the United States and who also have the highest increase in new infections. "Being in a serious relationship provides a number of mental and physical health benefits, but it also increases behaviors that put you at risk...
  • Score! Israeli Airstrike Kills Hamas Commander, 2 Bodyguards

    04/09/2011 10:30:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Tammy Bruce ^ | 4/9/11 | Tammy Bruce
    The Israeli military said on Saturday a top militant killed in a predawn raid was “directly and physically involved” in the 2006 capture of Gilad Shalit, a soldier Israel believes is still being held in the Gaza Strip. Tayser Abu Snima, who Palestinian medics said was killed in an air strike on a vehicle along the Gaza-Egyptian border, was a key figure in the Hamas Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip. The Israeli statement called Abu Snima a senior Hamas operative in Gaza and said he was “directly and physically involved in the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit,”...
  • The MSM Kills the ‘Kill Team’ Story

    03/28/2011 9:39:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 3/28/11 | Arnold Ahlert
    In my previous column for JWR, I predicted that our military was on the verge of enduring its worst scandal since Abu Ghraib. I stick by the scandal assessment, but it is not the one regarding the existence of a "kill team" of American soldiers deliberately murdering Afghan civilians in the Kandahar province. It is about the collective existence of a mainstream media kill team which has seen fit to murder this story into obscurity, despite a guilty plea by one of the twelves soldiers involved in the atrocity.
  • US official kills two Pakistanis in Lahore (a case of self-defense, detained for weapon poss.)

    01/27/2011 5:36:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/27/11 | BBC News
    An American official in the Pakistani city of Lahore has shot and killed a Pakistani motorcycle rider and his pillion passenger, police say. They say that the consular employee fired his pistol in self-defence. US embassy officials confirmed that an American was involved. The men were pursuing the American in his car when the incident happened. A pedestrian was also killed by a speeding car from the US consulate which came to help, police say. Bullet holes They are investigating whether the two men on the motorcycle were robbers. Onlookers surrounding the motor bike of a commuter who was killed...
  • Cop shoots, kills family dog (Golden Retriever)

    12/20/2010 9:59:29 AM PST · by Nachum · 561 replies · 3+ views
    ajc.com ^ | 12/20/10 | Alexis Stevens
    A Clayton County mother of six said the family dog did what he always did when he saw someone. He barked. But when "Boomer" started barking and running toward a police officer Saturday morning, the officer shot the dog and killed it, Lawrene King told the AJC Sunday night. “He’s a golden retriever," King said. "He barks, but he’s never bitten anyone.” A Clayton County police officer was on foot patrol on North Shore Drive when the dog jumped off a porch and started barking and running toward the officer, Capt. Tina Daniel said. The officer ordered the dog to...
  • Chechnya Burns, Putin Kills, but Obama Talks Treaty

    12/04/2010 7:24:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    pajamas media ^ | 12/4/10 | Kim Zigfeld
    As more neo-Soviet horrors are revealed to the public, it's time to call U.S. policy towards Russia its proper name: appeasement. The Russian tinderbox known as Chechnya is smoldering once again, indicating a complete policy breakdown on the part of the Kremlin that has wide and deep repercussions for the outside world — including a greatly increased risk of terrorism at the 2014 Olympic Games. If the Obama administration does not act soon, it may have blood on its hands. Current events coming out of the region look like a public relations nightmare for the Kremlin. First came the renewed...
  • Bomb kills head of Iran's military drone program

    08/16/2010 11:42:52 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 15 replies
    On Aug. 1, Reza Baruni, the father of Iran's military UAV program, died in a mighty explosion that destroyed his closely secured villa, debkafile's military and intelligence sources reveal. He lived in the high-scale neighborhood secluded for high Iranian officials in the southern town of Ahwaz in oil-rich Khuzestan. Very few people in the country outside the top leaders and air force knew about his job and so his death was not generally appreciated as fatally stalling Iran's military drone program for many years. The official version produced the old standby of an exploding gas canister as the cause of...
  • Eyewitnesses: Shamu kills trainer at Sea World

    02/24/2010 12:56:56 PM PST · by trapman · 24 replies · 1,605+ views
    The Orange County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a Sea World employee died Wednesday after being attacked by a killer whale. Emergency officials arrived just before 2:00 pm Wednesday (02/24/2010) and found the person unresponsive. Witnesses are reporting that the victim was a trainer who was dragged into the tank and drowned by the whale.
  • Muslim immigrarnt opens fire - kills 5 in Finnish Mall

    12/31/2009 4:04:55 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 48 replies · 2,013+ views
    sodahead.com ^ | December 31, 2009 | Jim Hoft
    A Muslim immigrant opened fire and killed five people in Finland today before turning the gun on himself.
CNN reported: A gunman opened fire inside a busy shopping center near the Finnish capital of Helsinki Thursday, leaving five people dead, police said. Four of the victims — three men and one woman — were killed at the Sello shopping center in Espoo, just west of Helsinki, police said. Some were employees of a grocery store at the mall, police said. A fifth victim, also an employee of the grocery store, was found later at an apartment in Espoo, police said, without...
  • Hope Floats (EcoNut Stages Protest in DC Reflecting Pool, Claims "CO2 Kills")

    12/10/2009 11:47:23 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 31 replies · 841+ views
    Jezebel.com ^ | 12/09/09 | "Anna"
  • Oklahoma Woman Shoots and Kills Intruder

    12/07/2009 3:45:59 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 49 replies · 4,859+ views
    At 12:30 Donna Jackson woke up to her dog barking like someone was in her backyard. She went to to her backdoor and sure enough she was face to face with a man trying to break in. “Oh he’s getting ready to break the window,” said Jackson to the dispatcher. Jackson immediately went and got her shotgun, hoping an officer would get there so she didn’t have to use it. But the man trying to break in had other plans, he then grabbed some patio furniture and broke the back door. “Dear god hurry. I haven’t shot yet. Hurry,” said...
  • Bear kills militants

    11/04/2009 12:06:15 PM PST · by gandalftb · 61 replies · 2,479+ views
    BBC ^ | 12:28 GMT, Tuesday, 3 November 2009 | Altaf Hussain
    A bear killed two militants after discovering them in its den in Indian-administered Kashmir, police say. Two other militants escaped, one of them badly wounded, after the attack in Kulgam district, south of Srinagar. The militants had assault rifles but were taken by surprise - police found the remains of pudding they had made to eat when the bear attacked.The militants had made their hideout in a cave which was actually the bear's den, said police officer Farooq Ahmed.The dead have been identified as Mohammad Amin alias Qaiser, and Bashir Ahmed alias Saifullah. News of the attack emerged when their...
  • Swine Flu Kills 19 Kids In A Week [Where's The Media Outrage Against Obama's Health Sec?]

    10/31/2009 6:51:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 76 replies · 2,047+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 31st 2009
    Swine Flu Kills 19 Kids In A Week 114 children have died in U.S.; widespread in all but 2 states By ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA (AP) | Swine flu has caused at least 19 more children's deaths - the largest one-week increase since the pandemic started in April, health officials said Friday. At least 114 children have died from swine flu complications since the spring, up from 95 reported a week earlier, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Meanwhile, the government has decided to release the last of its stockpile of liquid Tamiflu for children because of reported...
  • H1N1 Kills 11 Children In A Week, CDC Concerned

    10/17/2009 2:07:41 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 97 replies · 3,241+ views
    As the H1N1 flu outbreak strikes the U.S. early and hard, health officials are pointing to a worrisome number of child deaths and warn that supplies of vaccine will remain scarce for at least the next couple of weeks. Delays in producing the vaccine mean 28 million to 30 million doses, at most, will be divided around the country by the end of the month, not the 40 million-plus doses that states had been expecting. The new count from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention means anxiously awaited flu-shot clinics in some parts of the U.S. may have to...
  • Senate kills bid to make White House czars accountable

    09/25/2009 9:16:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 1,105+ views
    Computerworld ^ | 9/25/09 | Jaikumar Vijayan
    Computerworld - A proposed amendment that would have given Congress more oversight over the White House cybersecurity czar and at least 17 other czars appointed by President Obama was shut down in the U.S. Senate today. The amendment, proposed by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), sought to restrict federal funds for the expenses of White House-appointed czars unless two conditions are met. One of them was to require the president to agree that every czar would respond to "reasonable requests" to testify before Congress on matters related to the office. The other required White House-appointed czars to issue a report to...
  • Georgia businessman kills self after police chase

    09/07/2009 5:31:53 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 16 replies · 1,737+ views
    EATONTON, Ga. -- Authorities say an Augusta businessman killed himself after being chased by police in Putnam County. Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills says a deputy tried to pull Jay Weinberger over early Saturday morning because he was towing a trailer with an expired tag. Sills says Weinberger eventually pulled over but took off when the deputy approached his car. The car left the road after a short distance, where the deputy found Weinberger dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Sills says the trailer was stolen and police later found several other stolen trailers in Weinberger's possession. Excerpt - more...
  • AP IMPACT: Tainted cocaine kills 3, sickens dozens (levamisole, livestock de-worming drug)

    08/31/2009 2:48:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 1,850+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/31/09 | Jon Gambrell - ap
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Nearly a third of all cocaine seized in the United States is laced with a dangerous veterinary medicine - a livestock de-worming drug that might enhance cocaine's effects but has been blamed in at least three deaths and scores of serious illnesses. The medication called levamisole has killed at least three people in the U.S. and Canada and sickened more than 100 others. It can be used in humans to treat colorectal cancer, but it severely weakens the body's immune system, leaving patients vulnerable to fatal infections. Scientific studies suggest levamisole might give cocaine a more...
  • US strike kills eight Taliban in Pakistan: officials

    08/27/2009 11:11:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 572+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/27/09 | S. H. Khan
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – A US missile strike from a drone aircraft Thursday killed at least eight Taliban militants in a tribal area of northwest Pakistan bordering Afghanistan, Pakistani officials said. The strike was followed hours later by a suicide attack in the northwestern tribal region of Khyber that officials said killed 21 policemen. The US strike "targeted a Taliban compound in Kaniguram village of South Waziristan, killing eight militants and wounding six others," a senior security official told AFP. Another official confirmed the casualties and said that the US drone fired two missiles, but added it was not immediately...
  • Officials: US missile strike kills 7 in Pakistan

    08/20/2009 8:06:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 1,151+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/20/09 | Munir Ahmad - AP
    ISLAMABAD – A suspected missile attack early Friday destroyed a militant hideout in northwest Pakistan, killing at least seven people, two intelligence officials said. The officials said some people also were wounded when the two missiles hit a compound in the village of Dande Darpa Khel, near Miran Shah in troubled tribal region of North Waziristan. ... The area is also believed to be frequented by associates of an Afghan Taliban leader, Siraj Haqqani, whose network is powerful in eastern Afghanistan.
  • Pakistan says kills 64 Taliban ahead of U.S. talks

    05/06/2009 3:12:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 410+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/6/09 | Junaid Khan
    MINGORA, Pakistan (Reuters) – Pakistani security forces attacked Taliban fighters on Wednesday killing at least 64 of them, the military said, after the United States called on the government to show its commitment to fighting militancy. Expanding Taliban influence in nuclear-armed Pakistan has spread alarm at home and abroad and will be a core issue when U.S. President Barack Obama meets his Afghan and Pakistani counterparts in Washington later on Wednesday. A February peace pact aimed at ending Taliban violence in Swat has collapsed and thousands of people fled from Mingora, the region's main town, on Tuesday after a government...
  • Humane society responsible for killing over 70 healthy puppies in N. Carolina

    02/20/2009 7:57:53 PM PST · by barnieca · 28 replies · 777+ views
    Best Friends Animal Rescue ^ | 2/19/09 | P. Barnett
    Coalition challenges Humane Society ‘outdated’ policy (Killing Puppies) Dear readers, we know that this story is difficult. Best Friends feels as you do that animal welfare organizations are more effective when we get along and work together. In this case we felt it was important to draw public attention to HSUS?s policy on dogs from fighting busts because its clout and its relationships with law enforcement informs and justifies state and local animal control policies. The court-ordered destruction of 145 dogs, including about 75 puppies, which were seized from a fighting dog breeding operation in December, was based on the...
  • Cops: Dad ordered to pay child support kills son

    01/04/2009 1:07:37 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 37 replies · 1,587+ views
    Yahoo | AP ^ | 1/03/09 | Janet Mcconnaughey
    NEW ORLEANS – A man who initially told police gunmen kidnapped his 2 1/2-year-old son was arrested Saturday, accused of committing an "extremely hideous" murder because he was ordered to pay child support, Police Superintendent Warren Riley said. Danny Platt confessed, told police where to find the child's body and will be booked on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Ja' Shawn Powell, Riley said at a news conference. "He had said he would kill either his wife or his child before he paid child support," which he recently had been ordered to do, Riley said.
  • Car with teen behind wheel runs red light, kills cabbie in San Mateo (abandons 2 in burning car)

    10/13/2008 7:59:46 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 1,051+ views
    SFGate ^ | 10/13/08 | Henry K. Lee
    (10-13) 17:42 PDT SAN MATEO -- An intoxicated teenage driver ran a red light in San Mateo this morning and broadsided a taxicab, killing the driver, then fled as flames engulfed his car where two other teenagers were trapped, police said. Police were able to pull the badly injured youths from the burning Volkswagen Jetta on El Camino Real near Hillsdale Shopping Center, but there was nothing they could do for the cabdriver, 48-year-old Michael Earl Prescott of Redwood City. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Hellfire Missile Kills Insurgent, Destroys Vehicle in Baghdad

    05/11/2008 9:23:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 36 replies · 195+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2008 – A U.S. Hellfire missile killed an insurgent near the site of a roadside-bomb attack in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah district today, U.S. military officials said. A vehicle was destroyed while another insurgent fled the scene. “Our soldiers, along with the Iraqi security forces, continue to meet with the local populace to identify these criminal elements and eliminate the threat they pose,” said Army Lt. Col. Steve Stover, a Multinational Division Baghdad and 4th Infantry Division spokesman. “We will continue to use precision fire to defend the Iraqi people and ourselves against these criminal elements.” In yesterday’s operations:...
  • IDF Air Strike Kills Shalit Kidnapper

    05/01/2008 8:31:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 122+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 05/01/08 | Ezra HaLevi
    (IsraelNN.com) Israel’s Air Force launched an air strike Thursday morning killing a Hamas terrorist involved in the kidnapping of IDF Cpl. Gilad Shalit. The air strike, which was based on information from the Shabak (General Security Service) was carried out in Rafiah, along Gaza’s southern border with Sinai, as the terrorist, Nafez Mantzour, was driving with two other Hamas terrorists. The first missile missed the vehicle, according to Hamas reports, and one of Matzour’s accomplices escaped before the second struck. Mantzour was killed and one of his accomplices was wounded. The kidnapping of Gilad Shalit happened in July, 2006 at...
  • Mounting Evidence Shows Red Wine Antioxidant Kills Cancer

    03/27/2008 2:59:29 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 1,814+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-27-2008 | University of Rochester Medical Center
    Mounting Evidence Shows Red Wine Antioxidant Kills CancerA natural antioxidant found in grape skins and red wine can help destroy pancreatic cancer cells. (Credit: iStockphoto) ScienceDaily (Mar. 27, 2008) — Rochester researchers showed for the first time that a natural antioxidant found in grape skins and red wine can help destroy pancreatic cancer cells by reaching to the cell's core energy source, or mitochondria, and crippling its function. The new study also showed that when the pancreatic cancer cells were doubly assaulted -- pre-treated with the antioxidant, resveratrol, and irradiated -- the combination induced a type of cell death called...