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  • Police: Mall Locked Down After Man Spreads Fiance's Ashes at LensCrafters

    10/17/2013 2:40:15 PM PDT · by FeliciaCat · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2013 | Jon David Kahn
    ARASOTA - Police said a man triggered a hazardous materials investigation on Tuesday when he attempted to spread his fiance's ashes at the Westfield Southgate Shopping Center. Police Lt. Pat Ledwith said the man was still mourning the loss of his fiance who died several months ago. She reportedly had some connection to LensCrafters which is where the grieving man spread part of her ashes at 11:20 a.m., triggering the emergency respons
  • 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...
  • Judge Rejects Nativity Displays in Santa Monica

    11/19/2012 8:01:59 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11.19.2012 | GILLIAN FLACCUS
    <p>U.S. District Judge Audrey B. Collins rejected a motion from the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee to allow the religious display this season while their lawsuit plays out against the city.</p>
  • Oh Crap... AUSTRIA?!?

    11/11/2011 5:04:13 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    TBI ^ | 11-11-11 | Joe Weisenthal
    Oh Crap... AUSTRIA?!? Joe Weisenthal Nov. 11, 2011, 6:59 AM And now we have to start talking about this. It's the Austria-German 10-year spread The spread is widening further today, even as Italy improves and markets are rising. What's the deal with Austria? Well there have been persistent rumors about a downgrade, but furthermore, Austrian banks are famously exposed to Eastern Europe. And now you see stuff about how Slovenian yields are surging. Too many fires to put out. For a good background story on Austrian banks and exposure to Eastern Europe, see this NYT piece from last year.
  • Obama spreads false claim that Thomas Jefferson hosted first Ramadan iftar dinner at White House

    08/04/2011 12:58:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/4/11 | Robert
    The State Department retails the PC myth in this article, "Thomas Jefferson's Iftar," July 29. Nor is this the first time this falsehood has gone around: the State announcement quotes Barack Obama saying last year: “Ramadan is a reminder that Islam has always been a part of America. The first Muslim ambassador to the United States, from Tunisia, was hosted by President Jefferson, who arranged a sunset dinner for his guest because it was Ramadan — making it the first known iftar at the White House, more than 200 years ago.” Longtime Jihad Watch writer Hugh Fitzgerald busted this myth...
  • Chile volcano ash cloud flight disruption spreads

    06/07/2011 11:57:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 6/7/11 | BBC News
    Flights in several South American countries are being disrupted by clouds of ash spewed by a Chile volcano range. Flight to and from the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, have been suspended, while in Chile, Santiago airport has also seen cancellations. Earlier, Chilean authorities expanded the evacuation area around the Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano range, about 800km (500 miles) south of Santiago. It began erupting at the weekend and continues to belch a column of ash. Aviation officials say around 60 flights - domestic and international - from Ezeiza and Aeroparque airports in Buenos Aires have been cancelled. The country's main airlines -...
  • Obama forms spill commission as oil mess spreads

    05/22/2010 4:11:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 55 replies · 1,120+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/22/10 | Stephane Jourdain
    GRAND ISLE, Louisiana (AFP) – President Barack Obama unveiled a commission Saturday to probe the huge oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as the growing environmental catastrophe blackened Louisiana's fragile wetlands and beaches. With the federal government facing accusations of lax supervision of lucrative offshore oil drilling, Obama vowed to hold Washington accountable and warned that the future of the industry hinges on assurances such a disaster "never happens again." As frustration grew that the huge spill gushing from a ruptured well nearly a mile (1,500 meters) below the surface was still not capped more than a month into...
  • Greece Sets 10 Year Bund Spread Level For When Total Pandemonium Breaks Out At 450 bps

    04/06/2010 8:40:19 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 9 replies · 483+ views
    ZeroHedge Blog ^ | April 6, 2010 | Tyler Durden
    Greek website bankingnews.gr reports that today's breach of 400 bps in spread to bunds on the 10 Year GGB is a very critical level, and that if spread widening continues, Greece "risks completely losing control" of its funding situation. The critical level in the 10 Year GGB spread to bunds beyond which all hell will break loose is 450 bps at which point "everyone will unload bonds and then control will be completely lost." (pardon our translation) Odd - no mention of CDS speculators having blown up Greece today: instead it is bond selling... How novel. The site also notes...
  • Swine flu: Strain resistant to Tamiflu spreads between UK hospital patients

    11/21/2009 4:29:46 AM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies · 438+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/20/2009
    Five patients on a unit for people with severe underlying health conditions at the University Hospital of Wales, in Cardiff, were diagnosed with swine flu that is resistant to the drug. Three appear to have acquired the infection in hospital, the National Public Health Service for Wales (NPHS) said. Two of the five have recovered and have been discharged from hospital, one is in critical care and two are being treated on the ward. The service said the resistant strain does not appear to be more severe than the swine flu virus circulating since the spring. All patients on the...
  • Tamiflu-resistant swine flu spreads 'between patients'

    11/20/2009 11:42:57 AM PST · by darkside321 · 37 replies · 728+ views
    Health officials say a Tamiflu-resistant strain of swine flu has spread between hospital patients. Five patients on a unit treating people with severe underlying health conditions at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff were infected. Three appear to have acquired the infection in hospital. They are thought to be the first confirmed cases of person-to-person transmission of a Tamiflu-resistant strain in the world. There have been several dozen reports around the world of people developing resistance to Tamiflu while taking the drug - but they have not passed on the strain to others. Just one possible cases of person-to-person transmission...
  • Swine flu spreads in 10 US states, Europe

    04/29/2009 1:06:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies · 1,755+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/29/09 | Lauran Neergaard - ap
    WASHINGTON – Virulent swine flu spread to 10 U.S. states from coast to coast Wednesday and swept deeper into Europe, extending its global reach as President Barack Obama mourned the first U.S. death, a Mexican toddler who had traveled with his family to Texas. Total American cases surged to nearly 100, and Obama said wider school closings might be necessary. The World Health Organization said the outbreak is moving closer to becoming a full-scale pandemic. Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the organization's top flu expert, told reporters in Geneva that the latest developments are moving the agency closer to raising its pandemic...
  • Storm with possibility of foot of snow spreads through Ohio Valley en route to New England

    12/15/2007 9:59:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 61 replies · 255+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/15/07 | Dan Nephin - ap
    PITTSBURGH – As much as a foot of snow fell from the Plains across the Midwest on Saturday, snarling road and air travel, as the second big winter storm in a week barreled through on its way to New England. Tens of thousands of people still lacked electricity after the first storm slammed Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri earlier in the week. That storm was blamed for at least 38 deaths, mostly in traffic accidents. Winter storm warnings and watches extended Saturday from Missouri across parts of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, the National...
  • Sunni revolt against al-Qaida spreads

    06/01/2007 9:30:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 890+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/1/07 | Kim Gamel - ap
    BAGHDAD - An al-Qaida-linked suicide bomber struck a safehouse occupied by an insurgent group that has turned against the terror network. Friday's attack northeast of Baghdad killed two other militants, police said, the latest sign that an internal Sunni power struggle is spreading. The U.S. military also announced the deaths of five more servicemen. At least 125 American troops were killed in Iraq in May, the third-deadliest month for U.S. forces since the war began more than four years ago. May was also the third-deadliest for Iraqis since The Associated Press began tracking civilian casualties in April 2005. At least...
  • Darfur's violence spreads across borders

    12/01/2006 9:45:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 363+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/1/06 | Michelle Faul - ap
    GOZ BEIDA, Chad - The chief's story is dark and familiar. Attackers on horseback shattered his dawn ritual of tea brewing — shouting racial venom, killing men, raping women. The survivors fled to a makeshift camp, sheltering from the desert sun under lengths of cloth strung from thorn trees. Chief Umar Kabayi is not one of Darfur's tens of thousands of victims. He and his fellow villagers are Chadian, and theirs is a story of western Sudan's violence and passionate hatred spreading across borders. "This is an old, old story," Kabayi said. "We've had disputes going back 30 years, but...
  • Iraqi Air Force Spreads its Wings

    03/03/2006 3:54:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 312+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Melissa Koskovich, USAF
    BAGHDAD, March 3, 2006 – A fully certified aircrew takes flight, and a single air base opens its gates. These feats represent giant steps toward independence and national security to Iraqi airmen training side by side here with U.S. Air Force members. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Charles Franks observes and instructs Iraqi crew chiefs inspecting a propeller on an Iraqi air force C-130E Hercules cargo aircraft. Franks is part of the Multinational Security Transition Command Iraq, Coalition Air Force Transition Team. The Iraqi trainees are members of the 23rd Squadron, assigned to Al Muthana Air Base on Baghdad...
  • Flame Of Islamic Fury Spreads To Beirut

    02/05/2006 6:11:04 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 713+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-6-2006 | Ramsay Short - Matt Barnwell
    Flame of Islamic fury spreads to Beirut By Ramsay Short in Beirut and Matt Barnwell (Filed: 06/02/2006) Thousands of Muslim demonstrators in Beirut clashed with police yesterday, storming the Danish consulate and setting it ablaze in protest over the cartoons that mocked the Prophet Mohammed. A day after the Syrian demonstrators set fire to the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Damascus, the violence spread to Lebanon. A Muslim protester expresses his anger in front of the blazing Danish consulate in Beirut In the early hours, a large group of mainly Sunni Islamic extremists broke through military blockades in the Christian...
  • French Unrest Spreads Outside Paris

    11/04/2005 3:54:57 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies · 837+ views
    French unrest spreads outside Paris Staff and agencies Friday November 4, 2005 A firefighter stands by at a warehouse fire in the early hours of this morning. Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty A disabled person was badly burned in an attack on a city bus and more than four hundred cars were torched during an eighth night of rioting in Paris suburbs. Government officials cited a falling number of direct clashes with police to claim that the situation was becoming calmer, but the violence also spread out of the capital's immediate vicinity. Reports of unrest surfaced in Rouen in Normandy, Dijon...
  • Progress Spreads in Iraq on Many Fronts, Official Says

    08/18/2005 5:26:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 391+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 18, 2005 | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2005 – Progress in Iraq continues, and this includes the work extension granted earlier this week to draft the country's new constitution, a Multinational Force Iraq spokesman said today. "They have made substantial progress," Army Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch said about the Iraqis during a Baghdad briefing today, "but needed more time to put together a document that will be the foundation of a free and democratic Iraq for years to come." "As Iraq's President (Jalal) Talibani said after the vote to extend the work on the constitution, 'We should not be hasty regarding the issues and...
  • U.S. Anti-Immigration Movement Spreads (Tennessee Minutemen Project)

    07/17/2005 9:02:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 54 replies · 1,610+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/05 | Duncan Mansfield - AP
    MORRISTOWN, Tenn. - A volunteer movement that vows to guard America from a wave of illegal immigration has spread from the dusty U.S.-Mexican border to the verdant hollows of Appalachia. At least 40 anti-immigration groups have popped up nationally, inspired by the Minuteman Project that rallied hundreds this year to patrol the Mexican border in Arizona. "It's like O'Leary's cow has kicked over the lantern. The fire has just started now," said Carl "Two Feathers" Whitaker, an American Indian activist and perennial gubernatorial candidate who runs the Tennessee Volunteer Minutemen, aimed at exposing those who employ illegals. Critics call the...
  • Herpes spreads to mat

    01/14/2005 4:47:17 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 23 replies · 2,673+ views
    ashland daily tidings ^ | 1 7 05 | Don Hunt
    handful of wrestlers at Crater and Grants Pass high schools have been diagnosed with herpes, athletic directors at both schools confirmed Thursday. The Crater wrestlers apparently contracted the viral infection while competing at a tournament in Fresno, Calif., Dec. 11-12 and then spread the disease to the Grants Pass team when they met for a dual match on Dec. 16, Crater athletic director John Beck said. A dual match between Grants Pass and South Medford scheduled for Thursday was postponed until next week. The Crater wrestlers, meanwhile, were cleared by a doctor and will compete Saturday at the Oregon Classic...
  • CA: S.J. City Hall blame spreads

    01/11/2005 9:09:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 191+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 1/11/05 | Aaron C. Davis and Rodney Foo
    An independent investigator has found evidence that at least one high-level City Hall official was aware of concerns about favoritism in a multimillion-dollar technology contract months before the concerns turned into a public scandal, but failed to sound alarms. The long-awaited independent report into San Jose's bungled $8 million deal to buy Cisco Systems equipment for its new City Hall was released Monday. It contradicts two previous internal city probes that determined just three mid-level employees -- all of whom have since been disciplined -- were responsible for potential problems created by a close relationship city technology officials had forged...
  • Haitian Unrest Spreads As Clashes Flare In Capital

    02/15/2004 5:46:07 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 180+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-16-2004 | Marcus Warren
    Haitian unrest spreads as clashes flare in capital By Marcus Warren in Port-au-Prince (Filed: 16/02/2004) Violence erupted on the streets of Port-au-Prince yesterday as the Haitian opposition staged its first protest rally in the capital since rebels seized the northern port of Gonaives 11 days ago. Thousands of protesters opposing President Jean-Bertrand Aristide swept towards the city centre, chanting: "He must go! He must go!"A young Haitian rides a bicycle past a burning barricade Counter-demonstrators threw stones at the protesters and a woman was nearly lynched in revenge for the attack. The demonstrations were broken up when police fired live...
  • SARS Spreads To China's Army

    05/13/2003 4:50:35 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 254+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-14-2003 | Richard Spencer
    Sars spreads to China's army By Richard Spencer in Beijing (Filed: 14/05/2003) Sars has struck China's three million-strong military, the World Health Organisation said yesterday - just as the number of cases in the country appeared to be heading downwards. The number of new Sars patients in China was less than 100 yesterday, and the number of cases in Beijing less than 50 for the fourth day running. Ten people died, bringing the total to 262 in China. But the government's promises of new openness in its "war on Sars" came into renewed question when it was left to a...
  • Killer Virus Spreads As 60 More Fall Ill

    03/30/2003 9:03:18 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies · 342+ views
    Ananova/AP ^ | 3-30-2003 | AP
    Killer virus spreads as 60 more fall ill Health officials in Hong Kong have announced that 60 more people have fallen ill with a deadly flu-like disease. More than half of the new infections are in one apartment complex. The announcement pushes the number of infections worldwide past 1,600. New cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, have picked up pace in the past few days and at least 56 people are now known to have died of it worldwide.One of the latest victims was the doctor who identified the virus. Dr Carlo Urbani, 46, an Italian WHO expert...