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  • Donald Trump admits cutting off medical treatment for his nephew's sick baby

    01/10/2016 3:41:15 PM PST · by TBP · 196 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Updated: 01:50 EST, 4 January 2016 | KHALEDA RAHMAN
    *Trump's older brother Freddy died an alcoholic at the age of 43 in 1981 When Trump family patriarch Fred Sr. died in 1999, *Freddy's children were cut out of the will Donald helped draft *Donald admitted he reneged on a pledge to pay the medical bills for the medical care of the sick infant when the Freddy's children sued *Claimed Donald and his siblings had influenced their late grandfather to leave them out of his will Donald Trump has admitted cutting off medical treatment to his nephew’s sick baby after he allegedly had his alcoholic brother’s children cut out of...
  • Soggy revenge? Water damage discovered after tenant evicted

    09/19/2015 8:34:03 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 13 replies
    KOMO News ^ | Sep 18, 2015 | Lindsay Cohen
    Donald Rennie, who co-owns the business next door, said he returned to work from a Bahamas vacation Monday to find the ocean had practically followed him home. About 2 inches of water had seeped into the carpet and onto the furniture from the neighboring storefront, Rennie said. "I opened the door and smelled a horrible smell. My feet were actually squishing in the carpet from the amount of water that was in here," Rennie said. "All of that water seeped in over here and it was just a mess." Police are still trying to track down the woman who owned...
  • How Emotion Can Damage America

    05/07/2015 5:45:02 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 26 replies
    Bill O'Reilly Talking Points ^ | May 7, 2015 | Bill O'Reilly
    The debate continues to rage over whether an anti-Muslim group was justified in insulting every Muslim on the planet. As you may know, two jihadis were killed by a brave police officer in Garland, Texas on Sunday after they tried to storm a conference held by the American Freedom Defense Initiative. The dead men deserved what they got. But the incident was ignited by a contest featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. Any depiction of that Islamic icon is a sin in the Muslim world. Many Americans believe the provocation was legitimate under freedom of speech. But that is not...
  • Damage By Oakland May Day Protesters Worst Seen In Years

    05/02/2015 6:22:43 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 45 replies
    OAKLAND (KCBS) Glass from shattered windows, graffiti, and debris littered the streets Saturday in the aftermath of Fridays May Day demonstration in Oakland. As the cleanup effort got underway, the damage was described as the worst seen in years. Late Friday night, violent protesters broke windows at businesses and damaged dozens of vehicles along Broadways Auto Row. They even set cars on fire. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaff said it was a very small band within the group of 300 or so demonstrators, who were responsible for the damage. They came with rocks in their pockets and malice in their...
  • Flooding, damage reported after Friday storm. Fort main gate closed, ...

    07/13/2014 10:22:10 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    SIERRA VISTA More thunderstorm activity which could release heavy amounts of rain is predicted to continue, according to a federal meteorologist.. Fridays storm created the need to call out additional Sierra Vista Police officers, because of the need to establish traffic control at intersections where traffic lights went out, said Officer Jock Russell. Additionally, there was a criminal incident being investigated which involved the transportation of marijuana during the storm, he said Saturday. We were slammed, we had to call in extra officers, Russell said. On Saturday, calls were still coming in of damage to include trees down, power...
  • White House in damage control on health care jobs report

    02/04/2014 4:10:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Medical Xpress. ^ | 2/04/14 | Stephen Collinson
    **SNIP** It said that the CBO summary instead showed that some who stay in low paid jobs or put off retirement to keep health insurance plans linked to employers would no longer have to under Obamacare and could chose to leave the work force or toil for fewer hours. "Claims that the Affordable Care Act hurts jobs are simply belied by the facts in the CBO report," White House spokesman Jay Carney said in a statement, which appeared just before the White House conducted a hurriedly organized call for reporters. "Since the Affordable Care Act passed into law in March...
  • Human services secretary stops in Orlando for Obamacare damage control

    11/19/2013 9:58:38 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    WFTV ^ | 11-19-2013 | WFTV
    ORLANDO, Fla. After the botched rollout of Obamacare, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made a stop in Orlando Tuesday morning in an attempt at damage control. WFTV reported earlier this month about cancer patient, Gloria Canter, who received a cancellation notice from her health insurance company due to the Affordable Care Act.
  • Screen problem with Nexus 7

    09/22/2013 7:10:04 AM PDT · by gop4lyf · 14 replies
    me ^ | me
    My son's Nexus 7 has developed several lines that run across the screen. They are on the side that has the power/volume buttons. The screen is not cracked nor scratched. I have tried doing a system reboot, but the problem remains. We just bought it in April, so I suppose it still has a warranty. I have no idea if we still have the receipt or box though. My son says that he didn't drop it, but who knows? Any ideas on what the problem might be? I tried google searching but didn't have much luck. Most of the links...
  • Americas Nine Most Damaged Brands

    04/12/2013 8:08:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Wall Street 24X7 ^ | 04/12/2013
    Source: courtesy Best Buy Co. Inc. Brand reputations are among the most prized assets major corporations have. A look at relevant surveys shows that brand valuations are often so high that they compare to the market values of the public companies that own them. But brands can fall as fast and as hard as they have climbed.While a reputation can take years to build, it can be battered or ruined in a very short time. This certainly happened to J.P. Morgan after it reported a $6.2 billion trading loss in its London office. It happened to Hyundai after it overstated...
  • Rand Paul stumbles but doesnt fall at Howard University

    04/11/2013 7:46:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 04/11/2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Rand Paul R-Ky. delivered an effective speech at Howard University, even though he rhetorically stumbled at points. The audience was mostly silent through Paul’s prepared speech, which highlighted traditional Republican policies such as school choice, free markets, and limited government. Paul’s more libertarian ideas, however, appeared to resonate with the audience, as they applauded for his views on reduced jail penalties for non-violent drug users and a more humble foreign policy. “Republicans are often miscast as uncaring or condemning of kids who make bad choices,” Paul said. “I, for one, plan to change that.” Paul admitted that Republicans had...
  • Researchers Discover 28 New Cases of Brain Damage in Deceased Football Players

    12/03/2012 10:02:10 PM PST · by Alaska Wolf · 36 replies
    PBS ^ | December 3, 2012, 12:01 am ET | Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada
    Researchers at Boston University have discovered 28 new cases of chronic brain damage in deceased football players including 15 who played in the NFL more than doubling the number of documented cases connecting football to long-term brain disease. The NFL players include two Hall of Famers: running back Ollie Matson, who played 14 seasons in the 1950s and 1960s, and Colts tight end John Mackey, who played 10 seasons and once served as the head of the NFL players union. Both died last year after suffering from dementia
  • New E15 Gasoline May Damage Vehicles and Cause Consumer Confusion

    11/30/2012 12:23:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    PR Newswire - Yahoo ^ | 11/30/12 | PR Newswire
    AAA research reveals need for regulators and industry to suspend E15 sales to protect motorists ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent survey by AAA finds a strong likelihood of consumer confusion and the potential for voided warranties and vehicle damage as a result of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent approval of E15 gasoline. An overwhelming 95 percent of consumers surveyed have not heard of E15, a newly approved gasoline blend that contains up to 15 percent ethanol. ... Only about 12 million out of the more than 240 million light-duty vehicles on the roads today are...
  • Sandy's death toll climbs; millions without power

    10/30/2012 2:30:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | October 30, 2012 | Allen G. Breed and Tom Hays (AP)
    NEW YORK (AP) Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without electricity, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain. The U.S. death toll climbed to 38, many of the victims killed by falling trees. The full extent of the damage in New Jersey, where the storm roared ashore Monday night with hurricane-force winds of 80 mph, was unclear. Police and fire officials, some with their own departments flooded, fanned out to rescue hundreds.
  • Analysis: Obama Wins On Points Romney May Have Done More Damage

    10/17/2012 4:48:07 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 45 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/10/12 | Dr. Amiel Ungar
    This time, as opposed to the first debate which I read hours later, I did masochistically stay up until the middle of the night Israel time for the debate, and it helped me get to synagogue services on time. If I was scoring this as a debate or a fencing match in terms of who got in more hits, the debate was a victory for President Barack Obama. In terms of inflicting more damage, I am not certain who the victor was. Barack Obama was interested in reinforcing the major thrust of his campaign - that Romney, as a member...
  • White House 'Damage Control' for Obama's Israel Rebuff

    09/12/2012 4:04:37 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 9/12/2012 | Chana Ya'ar
    Within hours after President Barack Obama turned down Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's request to meet on the sidelines of a United Nations General Assembly gathering in New York, White House officials were working on damage control for Obama's re-election campaign. By late Tuesday, the White House made sure media outlets were fully informed the two leaders had spent an hour-long phone call discussing the Iranian nuclear threat. The call, framed as part of their ongoing consultations, nevertheless was unplanned and clearly was a response to the instant coverage of Obama's rejection of Israel's greatest ally. It did nothing to hide...
  • Consumption driving 'unprecedented' environment damage: UN ('revving up' the climate for Rio Summit)

    06/06/2012 7:47:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/6/12 | AFP
    Population growth and unsustainable consumption are driving Earth towards "unprecedented" environmental destruction, the UN said in a report Wednesday ahead of the Rio Summit. Of 90 key goals to protect the environment, only four have seen good progress, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a planetary assessment issued only every five years. "If current trends continue, if current patterns of production and consumption of natural resources prevail and cannot be reversed and 'decoupled,' then governments will preside over unprecedented levels of damage and degradation," said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner. The phonebook-sized report, the fifth edition of the...
  • Radical homosexual activist Terence Weldon: Let's damage the institution of marriage further

    05/31/2012 7:34:59 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 2 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | May 31, 2012 | Paul Melanson
    Terence Weldon, the same anti-Catholic radical homosexual activist who has suggested that Pope Benedict XVI has a homosexual inclination and who has blasphemously asserted that Our Lord Jesus may have been a homosexual, is now angry with Archbishop Vincent Nichols (his own Bishop). Why? It seems that Archbishop Nichols, while delivering a homily at Westminster Cathedral to celebrate marriage, warned of the damaging consequences which would result if homosexual unions were legally recognized and marriage essentially redefined in the United Kingdom. But the Archbishop was merely emphasizing what the Church already teaches: that the legal recognition of homosexual unions would...
  • Texas Storms Happening Now

    04/03/2012 1:37:34 PM PDT · by MestaMachine · 7 replies
    BiNG SEARCH ^ | April 3, 2012 | MestaMachine
    Texas needs our urge,t prayers in the midst of extreme weather of nearly Biblical proportions.WEATHER INFO FOR TEXAS RIGHT NOW All you Frepers from Texas...we love you. We are with you. G-d bless you.
  • PHOTOS: Tornado Pics & Damage Images (Dexter, MI)

    WXYZ) - An intense line of storms is bringing tornadoes rain, winds and hail to southeast Michigan.
  • Tornado Damage in Hardin County, Kentucky

    02/29/2012 8:02:51 AM PST · by Stonewall Jackson · 15 replies · 2+ views
    Self | 02/29/2012 | Self
    Just to let everyone know; a tornado has hit just south of Elizabethtown (E-Town), Ky. Multiple homes have been damaged and the Harry Owens Trucking headquarters has collapsed, trapping multiple people underneath. All roads in the area have been blocked by debris, downed trees, and emergency vehicles. I'll post updates as I can.
  • MS damage washed away by stream of young blood

    01/15/2012 12:48:11 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 1/14/12
    A FOUNTAIN of youthful cells reverses the damage found in diseases like multiple sclerosis, a study in mice reveals. Nerve cells lose their electrically insulating myelin sheath as MS develops. New myelin-generating cells can be produced from stem cells, but the process loses efficiency with age. Julia Ruckh at the University of Cambridge, and colleagues, have found a way to reverse the age-related efficiency loss. They linked the bloodstreams of young mice to old mice with myelin damage. Exposure to youthful blood reactivated stem cells in the old mice, boosting myelin generation.
  • Four ex-players sue NFL alleging brain damage

    12/23/2011 7:10:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 12/22/11
    Four ex-players sue NFL alleging brain damageReuters 16 hrs ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four former National Football League players, including two Pro Bowl players, sued the league over brain injuries that they say left them facing medical problems years after their careers ended. Dorsey Levens and Jamal Lewis, both named to the annual All-Star Pro Bowl, as well as Fulton Kuykendall and Ryan Stewart, filed the lawsuit against the National Football League and NFL Properties LLC on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Atlanta. The suits are the latest in a series filed against the NFL in recent months...
  • Occupy L.A., wind damage may add to $72-million city budget shortfall

    12/03/2011 11:46:15 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12/02/11
    Occupy L.A., wind damage may add to $72-million city budget shortfallDecember 2, 2011 | 2:20 pm Less than six months into its fiscal year, the city of Los Angeles faces a $72-million budget shortfall, raising the prospect of new cuts in services in coming weeks, according to a report released Friday. City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana, budget advisor to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the City Council, called, as part of his interim financial status report, for nearly two dozen city agencies to absorb a combined $21 million in reductions. And he warned that the shortfall could grow once city officials...
  • Lack Of Toilet Paper Leads Man To Destroy Charlotte Motel

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) One man made sure a Charlotte motel was going to pay for him running out of toilet paper. Upset about the lack of toilet paper that was available in his room, a man destroyed $2,090 worth of hotel property on Monday, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report. The identity of the man remains unknown. The incident, which happened at the Charlottetown Manor, happened around 10 a.m. Monday. According to the report, the man grew irate after learning he didnt have toilet paper and proceeded to walk upstairs to a vacant room that was being renovated....
  • Israeli Ace Reporter: Media Surrendered to Emotion

    10/19/2011 5:25:36 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/10/11 | Gavriel Queenann
    Muckraking journalist Raviv Drucker said Wednesday the conduct of Israel's media in terms of Gilad Shalit was a model of surrender to emotions which has caused tangible damage to the nation. Drucker told Israel's Hebrew-language Marker, "The media went bankrupt. It behaved emotionally, crazily and irrationally. This included Channel 10. It was psychosis. One program closed every day with a song about Gilad and another program made a point of counting the days [he was in captivity]." "It's not that they silenced critics," Drucker said. "Nobody stopped me when I spoke out against the deal. But there was...
  • Airstrikes More Difficult as War Moves to Tripoli

    08/23/2011 9:16:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 23, 2011 | ERIC SCHMITT and ELISABETH BUMIILLER
    <p>A photograph from July shows a damaged building in Zlitan, Libya, hit by NATO airstrikes. Such bombing has been crucial to the rebels' advance.</p> <p>WASHINGTON The NATO air campaign that was instrumental in helping the rebels advance into Tripoli is hamstrung in many ways now that the fighting has turned into complex house-to-house urban warfare, American military and allied officials said Tuesday.</p>
  • Obama's bumblers damage military voting rights

    07/13/2011 8:48:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/13/11 | J. Christian Adams
    Members of the armed services can visit a Pizza Hut on base in Iraq, but the Pentagon has failed to comply with a 2009 law requiring voter registration offices on every military installation. A new report on military voting shows declining participation rates in the 2010 election despite an attempted congressional fix. Obama administration incompetence implementing the law is to blame. Because service members have voted at historically low rates, Congress passed the MOVE Act in 2009. MOVE was supposed to cure impediments to voting by mandating absentee ballots mail overseas at least 45 days before election day. MOVE also...
  • Mpls. gives bad repair advice

    06/08/2011 7:54:59 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies · 1+ views
    mpls star & sickle ^ | 6-8-11 | RANDY FURST
    Until alerted to the problem, city of Minneapolis posted a list of suggested tornado-repair contractors that included 22 that were unlicensed. After warning North Side tornado victims to avoid "unlicensed, unscrupulous contractors," Minneapolis officials failed to take their own advice and circulated a list that included 22 companies that were not licensed to perform home repairs
  • Dunkin' Donuts 'rampage' caught on video...

    05/23/2011 7:00:11 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 7:35 PM on 23rd May 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    In perhaps the ultimate sugar high, nearly two dozen young people allegedly mobbed a Dunkin' Donuts in an historic district of New York City, 'terrorizing' employees and making off with sweets and drinks. The 'swarm mob' rampage was caught on video, with highlights posted online. According to local news site, the mob descended on the shop just after 8 p.m. on May 16, at 75 Christopher Street in New York's Greenwich Village neighbourhood.
  • Price tag to repair protest damage at Wisconsin Capitol: $270K

    05/14/2011 7:59:35 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 20 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-14-11 | ap
    MADISON, Wis. - Protests at the Wisconsin Capitol over public workers' collective bargaining rights cost more than $7.8 million for police, and damage to the Capitol will cost about $270,000 to repair, a state official said. Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch said during a news conference Friday that local law enforcement incurred $3.9 million in overtime costs from Feb. 14 to March 13. Another $3.5 million was spent on overtime for state agencies that helped cover security such as the Capitol Police, Wisconsin State Patrol, Department of Natural Resources and the Division of Criminal Investigation. Huebsch said that the...
  • MSM....Don't Forget Us!!!! People Are STILL Suffering. (vanity)

    05/04/2011 7:55:29 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 24 replies ^ | 5/2/2011 | Me
    I know there has been so much attention paid to the OBL story since Sunday (rightly so)......but people are still suffering down here. We, in the South, are a INCREDIBLY resilient people, but all sights from the MSM have been displaced, yet the 'herd of cats finding another shiny object to chase'. We still need recognition and support.
  • [6.6 Quake E/SE of Fukushima] Japan Rattled by Aftershock One Month After [9.0/tsunami]

    04/11/2011 5:50:17 AM PDT · by topher · 4 replies ^ | 11-April-2011 | AP
    SENDAI, Japan -- A strong new earthquake rattled Japan's northeast Monday as the government urged more people living near a tsunami-crippled nuclear plant to leave, citing concerns about long-term health risks from radiation. The magnitude 7.0 [USGS revised now to 6.6] aftershock came just hours after people bowed their heads and wept in somber ceremonies to mark a month since a massive earthquake and tsunami that killed up to 25,000 people and set off a crisis of radiation leaks at the nuclear plant by knocking out its cooling systems.
  • Kapanke hit by property damage (Wisconsin Senator threatened; car windows broken, and more)

    03/18/2011 8:35:20 AM PDT · by Qbert · 45 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 3/17/2011 | Lee Bergquist
    The office of Sen. Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse) said the senator has been subjected to damage of personal property and has received threatening statements in the wake of mass protests in recent weeks over Gov. Scott Walkers budget-repair bill. Kapanke have been unavailable, but an aide to Kapanke says that windows on Kapanke's car were broken in Madison and the senator's wife found nails strewn on the driveway of their home. According to Rose Smyrski of Kapankes staff: Nails were scattered on his driveway twice last week. The incidents were reported to the La Crosse Police Department. Also, Kapanke'ss windshield...
  • State says damage to marble at Capitol could hit $7.5 million (Slobs destroy MY Capitol building!)

    03/03/2011 12:01:30 PM PST · by milwguy · 97 replies
    jsonline ^ | 3/3/2011 | don walker
    State officials said Thursday that damage to the marble inside and out the State Capitol would cost an estimated $7.5 million. Cari Anne Renlund, chief legal counsel for the state Department of Administration, said in Dane County court that estimates of damage to marble includes $6 million to repair damaged marble inside the Capitol, $1 million for damage outside and $500,000 for costs to supervise the damage. Much of the damage apparently has come from tape used to put up signs and placards at the Capitol.
  • Spice (curry) drug fights stroke damage

    02/13/2011 11:01:07 PM PST · by Innovative · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 10 Feb 2011 | BBC
    A drug derived from the curry spice turmeric may be able to help the body repair some of the damage caused in the immediate aftermath of a stroke. Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are preparing to embark on human trials after promising results in rabbits. Their drug reached brain cells and reduced muscle and movement problems. The Stroke Association said it was the "first significant research" suggesting that the compound could aid stroke patients. "This is the first significant research to show that turmeric could be beneficial to stroke patients by encouraging new cells to grow and...
  • Obama's Role in Empowering the Muslim Brotherhood

    02/07/2011 2:44:48 AM PST · by Scanian · 9 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 07, 2011 | Ed Lasky
    The Obama administration is claiming that the president has been out in front of the crisis in Egypt. The facts prove otherwise. He has been behind the curve and has badly damaged American interests -- perhaps irretrievably so. Barack Obama's campaign was built on spin and speeches. His presidency has used these tools to present a false image. In this case, his chief spin maestro, David Axelrod, has been peddling the story that Barack Obama has been "out ahead of this" ("this" being the crisis in Egypt). Politico Journalist Josh Gerstein was skeptical and fact-checked Axelrod's boastful claim. Press Secretary...
  • S. Korea: More Damage Photos from the Area Destroyed by NK Shellinng

    11/24/2010 8:51:56 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 11/24/10
    Marine Base Lawmakers from Liberal Frontier Party (small conservative party) inspect damages in the base. Village
  • Vandals hit GOP office

    08/31/2010 10:49:01 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 7 replies
    WNDU South Bend ^ | 8-31-10 | AP
    Vandals hit GOP candidate's office in S. Ind. Bloomington, IN The campaign office for a Republican congressional candidate in southern Indiana lost its electrical power in an apparent act of vandalism.
  • Senate dumps strategy to prevent EMP damage

    08/06/2010 10:32:01 PM PDT · by Errant · 34 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 7, 2010 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Senate has dropped a House-approved plan that would prepare the United States to defend itself from an attack from any electromagnetic pulse source whether it would be from a natural solar flare or the detonation of a space-located nuclear weapon by enemies intent on destroying America's infrastructure, according to a representative who has raised alarms over EMP.
  • Damage from BP spill is less than feared (3/4 of the Oil is Gone from the Gulf !)

    08/04/2010 11:35:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 08/04/2010 | Anna Fifield
    About three-quarters of the oil spilled following the BP explosion in the Gulf of Mexico has evaporated and the rest is being dispersed, the White House said on Wednesday, as it released a new report suggesting that the environmental damage would be nowhere near as severe as first feared. The study, led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, finds that about a quarter of the 4.9m barrels of oil spilled is still in the water but, whether on the surface or underneath, it appears to be rapidly breaking up. The vast majority of the oil has either been cleaned,...
  • Tornado Hits Dundee, Knocks Down Homes And Power Lines

    06/06/2010 8:50:14 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 38 replies · 1,294+ views
    WXYZ ^ | June 6, 2010 | Web Team
    DUNDEE, Mich. (WXYZ) - A state of emergency has been declared in Dundee Township and the village of Dundee after a tornado touchdown. The tornado touched down at 2:17 a.m. Sunday causing extensive damage. Several people were taken to hospitals after damage to the Holiday Inn Express near U.S. 23.
  • UN fears 'irreversible' damage to natural environment

    05/10/2010 12:33:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 510+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/10/10 | AFP
    GENEVA (AFP) The UN warned on Monday that "massive" loss in life-sustaining natural environments was likely to deepen to the point of being irreversible after global targets to cut the decline by this year were missed. As a result of the degradation, the world is moving closer to several "tipping points" beyond which some ecosystems that play a part in natural processes such as climate or the food chain may be permanently damaged, a United Nations report said. The third "Global Biodiversity Outlook" found that deforestation, pollution or overexploitation were damaging the productive capacity of the most vulnerable environments,...
  • At least 18 Santa Cruz businesses suffered damage during May Day riot

    05/03/2010 9:11:39 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 927+ views
    mercury news ^ | 5/3/10 | Shanna McCord
    SANTA CRUZ Downtown business owners spent Sunday repairing shattered windows and doors after a May Day rally Saturday night turned into a riot with approximately 250 people marching along Pacific Avenue, some carrying makeshift torches, throwing large rocks and paint bombs, and spray-painting walls with graffiti. At least 18 businesses suffered damage during the rally in honor of international workers that began at 9 p.m. and escalated into mayhem around 10:30 p.m., police said. Investigators estimated damage at $100,000, though some business owners said it could be more. No injuries were reported.
  • Chile earthquake rattles wine industry as millions of bottles' worth is lost(150mn bottles)

    03/04/2010 8:14:27 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 38 replies · 924+ views
    WP ^ | 03/04/10 | Jonathan Franklin
    Chile earthquake rattles wine industry as millions of bottles' worth is lost By Jonathan Franklin Washington Post Foreign Service Thursday, March 4, 2010; A12 SANTIAGO, CHILE -- The massive earthquake that struck Chile on Saturday caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to one of the world's most popular wine industries, sending rivers of merlot and cabernet sauvignon pouring from cracked barrels and vast storage tanks onto warehouse floors. "That was hard to watch," said Pablo Morande Jr., who said he looked on as 2 1/2 million liters of wine sloshed into the ground at his vineyard in Chile's...
  • U.S. Coast Guard Aerial Photos of the Day: Destruction and Damage In Haiti

    01/14/2010 5:25:53 AM PST · by EnjoyingLife · 52 replies · 3,629+ views ^ | January 13, 2010 | Petty Officer 2nd Class Sondra-Kay Kneen, U.S. Coast Guard
    2000 x 1330 pixels, 3005 x 2000 pixels, 4256 x 2832 pixels 2000 x 1330 pixels, 3005 x 2000 pixels, 4256 x 2832 pixels Photographer Petty Officer 2nd Class Sondra-Kay Kneen, United States Coast Guard Via, #2)
  • Cold stuns Floridians, causes deaths elsewhere

    01/10/2010 1:37:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 76 replies · 2,602+ views
    AP ^ | 01/10/10 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    Cold stuns Floridians, causes deaths elsewhere By BRENDAN FARRINGTON The Associated Press Sunday, January 10, 2010; 2:30 AM ORLANDO, Fla. -- Mark and Barbara Willard were at home in Wickford, England two weeks ago checking the weather forecast on the Internet before packing for their trip to Orlando - sunny and 70 degrees. On Saturday afternoon they had the hoods on their brand new coats pulled tight around their heads as the walked down the International Drive tourist strip. The weather: 35 degrees and cloudy with a chance of icy rain or even snow. "The good news is two days...
  • NIH Bulletin says New York swine flu victim autopsies show lung damage similar to 1918 Spanish flu

    12/08/2009 11:45:25 AM PST · by autumnraine · 14 replies · 766+ views
    Examiner ^ | 12/07/2009 | Victoria Nicks
    Results from 34 swine flu victims in New York were released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a December 7 bulletin. The swine flu symptoms and effects on the lungs of the victims were similar to the effects of the 1918 Spanish flu, which had an extremely high mortality rate around the world. Other reports of H1N1 infections deep in the lungs have been reported around the world, including Ukraine, China, Brazil, Norway, and the United States, in Iowa and Utah. These infections have been linked to a change in the receptor binding domain of the virus. Swine...
  • New York autopsies show 2009 H1N1 influenza virus damages entire airway (like 1918, 1957)

    12/07/2009 1:01:54 PM PST · by decimon · 46 replies · 1,228+ views
    In fatal cases of 2009 H1N1 influenza, the virus can damage cells throughout the respiratory airway, much like the viruses that caused the 1918 and 1957 influenza pandemics, report researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner. The scientists reviewed autopsy reports, hospital records and other clinical data from 34 people who died of 2009 H1N1 influenza infection between May 15 and July 9, 2009. All but two of the deaths occurred in New York City. A microscopic examination of tissues throughout the airways revealed that the virus caused damage...
  • (LEAD) N. Korean boat tugged to port after skirmish with S. Korean Navy

    11/11/2009 11:28:13 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 704+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 11/12/09 | Sam Kim
    (LEAD) N. Korean boat tugged to port after skirmish with S. Korean Navy By Sam Kim SEOUL, Nov. 12 (Yonhap) -- The North Korean patrol boat that retreated in flames after a skirmish with the South Korean Navy earlier this week was tugged on its last stretch toward port, an official here said Thursday. The boat apparently suffered damage when it exchanged gunfire Tuesday with South Korean naval vessels near the Northern Limit Line that separates the Koreas in the western waters off their peninsula. No South Korean sailors were killed, but North Korea reportedly suffered one death and three...
  • Spinal Cord Regeneration Enabled By Stabilizing, Improving Delivery Of Scar-degrading Enzyme

    11/10/2009 7:15:37 AM PST · by bogusname · 10 replies · 515+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Nov. 5, 2009 | ScienceDaily
    Researchers have developed an improved version of an enzyme that degrades the dense scar tissue that forms when the central nervous system is damaged. By digesting the tissue that blocks re-growth of damaged nerves, the improved enzyme -- and new system for delivering it -- could facilitate recovery from serious central nervous system injuries...