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  • Ancient city of Iasos rises out of the ashes

    09/30/2013 6:11:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Hürriyet Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 13 2011 | Dogan News Agency
    Archaeologists working on Iasos on Turkey’s Aegean coast have recently discovered that the ancient city was buried under a mountain of ash caused by the explosion of Mt. Thera on Santorini 3,600 years ago. Excavation works have also revealed a sewage system that was in place in the 4,000-year-old city and tunnels to the city’s theater... Spanu said columns that were found one meter underground provided vital information about the history of the city. “Following the explosion of the volcano Thera, which also caused the destruction of the Minoan civilization on the islands of Crete and Santorini, the ancient city...
  • Kenya mall attack: Death toll rises to 68

    09/22/2013 11:28:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept 22, 2013 | Faith Karimi, Steve Almasy and Lillian Leposo, CNN
    Sixty-eight dead. At least 175 injured. About 30 hostages still inside, as well as perhaps a dozen gunmen. Those are the grim numbers, more than a day after Islamist attackers stormed an upscale Nairobi mall on Saturday, spraying bullets and holding shoppers captive. The tense standoff continued into Sunday night, with sporadic gunfire heard through the day and at least one explosion.
  • PRECIOUS-Gold Rises for seventh day after Fed stimulus surprise

    08/23/2012 3:32:16 AM PDT · by Son House · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 23, 2012 | Amanda Cooper
    The minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee's meeting at the end of July showed on Wednesday the central bank is likely to deliver another round of stimulus "fairly soon" and that any such decision would be highly dependent on economic data. Analysts said that while the signal that additional stimulus for the U.S. economy was positive for gold in the near term, the most recent read on key indicators such as consumer spending, manufacturing or jobs growth since the Fed's last meeting pointed to a more robust phase of economic growth and as such, gold's gains could be limited....
  • California unemployment rises in July to 12%

    08/19/2011 9:35:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/19/11 | Marc Lifsher
    California's stubbornly high unemployment rate rose even higher in July, climbing two-tenths of a percentage point to 12%, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday. It was the second straight monthly increase in joblessness as measured by a federal survey of households. California's unemployment rate was the second-highest in the nation, exceeded only by Nevada at 12.9%. Interactive: Track U.S. unemployment The state's employers added a modest 4,500 new jobs to payrolls, according to a separate monthly check of businesses. Last month, there were a revised 30,500 new jobs. That level of growth, while welcome, is not strong enough to...
  • Analysis / Mubarak falls, Sinai terror rises

    08/18/2011 10:19:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8/18/11 | Anshel Pfeffer
    The series of terror attacks that took place early Thursday afternoon on the road leading from the Israeli-Egyptian border to Eilat did not come as a surprise to Israel's senior security officials. They had expected it would occur at some stage or another. The escalating security situation in the Sinai Peninsula, continuous work on the new border barrier and the frustration of terror groups within the Gaza Strip who - for some time now - have not managed to successfully carry out a terror attack from within the Strip, all pointed at the likelihood of an attempt to attack via...
  • U.S. gasoline price rises 9 cents to April record

    04/05/2011 9:39:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/5/11 | Staff
    U.S. gasoline prices soared nearly 9 cents over the last week to $3.68 a gallon, the highest pump price on record for April, the Energy Department said on Monday.The national price for regular unleaded gasoline is up 86 cents from a year ago, based on the department’s weekly survey of fuel prices at service stations. Cleveland and Chicago had the biggest weekly gasoline price increases, rising 19 and 18 cents a gallon, respectively.Drivers paid more for gasoline as rising crude oil costs were passed along at the pump.
  • War rhetoric rises between North and South Korea

    12/23/2010 9:23:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press, fox ^ | 12/23/10 | Staff
    SEOUL, South Korea – One month after a deadly exchange of artillery fire, the two Koreas ramped up their rhetoric, with South Korea's president pledging unsparing retaliation if attacked again and a top North Korean official threatening a "sacred" nuclear war if provoked. South Korean troops, tanks and fighter jets put on a thundering display of force Thursday as President Lee Myung-bak visited with soldiers at a base near the border, while North Korea's elite marked a key military anniversary by lashing out at the South for encouraging war. For both countries, the rallying cries and military maneuvers mainly seemed...
  • North Korea's heir apparently rises again

    11/08/2010 10:53:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    SEOUL (Reuters) – The death of a North Korean military official and the naming of leader-in-waiting Kim Jong-un to the funeral preparation committee was jumped on by South Korean media on Monday as showing he had risen to second-in-command. In the opaque world of North Korea, experts are forced to dissect and analyze every snippet of information -- sometimes reading between the lines, or words -- in search of the truth. South Korean media concluded that by being named immediately after leader Kim Jong-il to the funeral committee by the North's state-run news agency KCNA, the leader's third son had...
  • California unemployment rate rises to 12.4%

    09/17/2010 11:53:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/17/10 | Alana Semuels
    California lost 33,500 jobs in August, marking the third straight month of payroll cuts and pushing the unemployment rate up to 12.4%. That number of job losses is more than the revised 22,900 jobs cut from payrolls in July, according to data released Friday from the Employment Development Department. There were 2.3 million unemployed Californians in August. Get a daily snapshot of market numbers and trends, delivered right to your mobile phone. Text BUSINESS to 52669. Construction, manufacturing, financial activities, government, leisure and hospitality, trade, transportation and utilities lost jobs over the month. Government has lost 47,700 jobs over the...
  • Nevada's unemployment rises to 13 percent

    01/22/2010 1:45:10 PM PST · by mdittmar · 16 replies · 768+ views
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL ^ | Jan. 22, 2010 | JENNIFER ROBISON
    The latest numbers released Friday that show fresh gains in unemployment suggest a recovery for Nevada's job market will have to wait.New data from the state Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation show that unemployment in Nevada rose from 12.3 percent to 13 percent between November and December, even as the holiday hiring season kicked into full gear and the massive CityCenter megaresort opened with 12,000 employees. Joblessness in Clark County jumped a full percentage point month over month, going from 12.1 percent to 13.1 percent.The rise in joblessness follows two straight months of declines in unemployment, though economists attributed...
  • California unemployment rises to record 11.2 percent (on its way to ???)

    04/17/2009 12:56:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,003+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/17/09 | Jim Christie
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California's unemployment rate rose to a record 11.2 percent in March and analysts expect job losses across most industries in the most populous U.S. state to increase through much of this year. "This is the worst recession since the Great Depression and it's not over," economist Steve Levy said on Friday shortly after the state released its March unemployment report. "We have at least six more months of job losses," added Levy, of the Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy. At 11.2 percent, California's jobless rate was well above the March national unemployment...
  • Central banks pump in $620bn as shares plummet (Dollar rises!)

    09/29/2008 10:16:19 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 6 replies · 705+ views
    http://business.timesonline.co.uk ^ | September 29, 2008 | Gary Duncan, Robert Lindsay
    US Treasury debt staged a meteoric rally as investors scrambled for the safe haven of American government securities. The 30-year Treasury bond’s price rose more than three points. The flight to safety was even after the Federal Reserve said it would substantially increase currency swap limits to $620 billion (£342 billion ) with nine leading central banks in response to short-term strains in the money markets. In its latest severe sell-off, the already sharply weaker pound plummeted by almost 5 cents against the dollar today compared with its level at the close of New York trading on Friday. The fall...
  • Cloud Of Scholarly Dust Rises Over Ancient (Human) Footprints Claim (40K YO - Mexico)

    04/25/2006 11:15:18 AM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 876+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 4-25-2006 | Bradley T Lepper
    Cloud of scholarly dust rises over ancient footprints claim Tuesday, April 25, 2006 BRADLEY T. LEPPER Are the footprints of surprisingly ancient Americans preserved in 40,000-year-old volcanic ash in southern Mexico? In December, an article in the journal Science cast a cloud of doubt over that claim. The authors, Michael Waters and Paul Renne, argue that the ash dated to 1.3 million years ago, much too old for humans on this continent, and that the so-called footprints were nothing more than marks made by the tools of modern workers quarrying the stone with crowbars. Now, Silvia Gonzalez, an archaeologist from...
  • Heat injury a factor as mercury rises in Iraq (Window into their life in Iraq)

    04/04/2006 4:19:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 489+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Jon Guibord
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (April 4, 2006) -- Outdoor temperatures sore above 130 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months here, so personnel will need to take proper precautions in order to keep themselves from falling victim to the dangerous side effects of heat injury. Everyone is susceptible to a heat injury. Luckily there are multiple steps that can be taken to prevent the potentially lethal threat from striking. “A lot of people have the misconception that all you have to do is drink a lot of water or Gatorade,” said the leading petty officer of the I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters...
  • Palace Of Homer's Hero Rises Out Of Myths

    03/28/2006 10:59:23 AM PST · by blam · 40 replies · 1,291+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 3-28-2006 | John Carr
    Palace of Homer's hero rises out of the myths From John Carr in Athens ARCHAEOLOGISTS claim to have unearthed the remains of the 3,500-year-old palace of Ajax, the warrior-king who according to Homer’s Iliad was one of the most revered fighters in the Trojan War. Classicists hailed the discovery, made on a small Greek island, as evidence that the myths recounted by Homer in his epic poem were based on historical fact. The ruins include a large palace, measuring about 750sq m (8,000sq ft), and believed to have been at least four storeys high with more than thirty rooms. Yannos...
  • Archangel Sculpture Rises From Lichfield Nave

    02/20/2006 2:36:26 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 441+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-20-2006 | Maev Kennedy
    Archangel sculpture rises from Lichfield nave Maev Kennedy Monday February 20, 2006 Simply red ... the carving of the Archangel Gabriel recently discovered under the nave of Lichfield Cathedral. Photograph: Shelley Stratford The Archangel Gabriel, his wings still fiery with colour applied over 1200 years ago, has emerged from beneath the nave of Lichfield Cathedral. The Anglo-Saxon carved figure was found when builders, watched over by archaeologists, took up part of the floor of the nave to build a new rising platform for concerts and recitals. "None of us imagined that the project would provide a priceless gem, with the...
  • US dollar rises in Asian trading

    07/24/2005 8:19:29 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 2 replies · 424+ views
    TOKYO (AP) - The U.S. dollar regained some ground early Monday in Asian trading following its drop in response to China's decision last week to scrap the yuan's peg to the U.S. currency. The dollar bought 111.42 yen in Tokyo in early Monday trading, up 0.58 yen from late Friday and above the 111.20 yen it bought later that day in New York. The euro declined to US$1.2060 from US$1.2177 late Friday. In a surprise announcement Thursday, China said it would unpeg its currency, the yuan, from the dollar and let it float in a trading band against a basket...
  • The Legacy of Troop Deployment - (great reply to anti-military left! GDP UP where US troops deploy!)

    05/31/2005 8:29:10 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 280+ views
    HERITAGE FOUNDATION.ORG ^ | MAY 27, 2005 | TIM KANE
    Every Memorial Day, when we honor the soldiers who have sacrificed so much for the greater cause of liberty, I think about Uncle B. My grandmother’s brother served in Europe during World War II. I remember him playing Chinese checkers with us kids in the 1970s, not knowing then that he was almost incapable of relating to anyone older. Physically whole, Uncle B suffered from the quiet disease we used to call “shell shock.” The military today makes great efforts to help veteran troops deal with the transition away from the heavy psychological burden of combat. Sadly, not all vets...
  • Asia Rises Against 'Whitewashing' Of Japan's Atrocities

    04/08/2005 6:49:46 PM PDT · by blam · 53 replies · 926+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-9-2005 | Anton La Guardia
    Asia rises against 'whitewashing' of Japan's atrocities By Anton La Guardia (Filed: 09/04/2005) The cherry blossom is reaching the peak of its splendour in Tokyo, and the gardens of the Yasukuni shrine have been turned into cheerful festival ground, with a pink stage for musicians and rows of stalls selling anything from food to potted plants. But for millions of people across Asia, Yasukuni stands for something more sinister than love of botany: it is the supreme symbol of Japan's former love of war. Sixty years after the Second World War, the wounds may have healed in Europe, but they...
  • Left-Right Coalition Rises to Oppose USA Patriot Act Provisions (ACLU, ACU and many others)

    03/24/2005 5:22:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 521+ views
    OneWorld.net on Yahoo ^ | 3/24/05 | Abid Aslam
    WASHINGTON, D.C., Mar 24 (OneWorld) - A novel coalition of conservatives and liberals normally at each other's throats over the nature of government and free speech have made common cause to oppose key parts of the USA Patriot Act anti-terrorism law. The American Civil Liberties Union (news - web sites) (ACLU), long vilified by conservatives, has joined forces with right-wing groups the American Conservative Union, Americans for Tax Reform, and the Free Congress Foundation to spearhead the ''Patriots to Restore Checks and Balances'' coalition. The Patriot Act's supporters have said it has kept America safe since 2001 but opponents have...
  • CA: Public financing of cloning imminent, concern over (egg) donors rises

    03/10/2005 5:31:15 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 227+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 3/10/05 | Paul Elias - AP
    SACRAMENTO – Of all the questions about California's ambitious plans to publicly finance human cloning projects for medical research, one of the thorniest may be how scientists plan to gather the thousands of eggs they'll need from women. It's an ethical dilemma that has made unlikely allies of Christian groups – who believe cloning immorally creates and destroys life in the name of science – and women's rights activists who fear that poor women will be exploited by commercial interests willing to pay thousands of dollars for human eggs produced by fertility drugs. The issue is not abstract. A small,...
  • Mining Town Rises in Anger

    01/05/2005 9:24:36 PM PST · by crushelits · 330+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Thursday, January 6, 2005 | Carol Morello
    After Boy Is Killed by Boulder, Va. Residents Cite Disregard for Safety APPALACHIA, Va. It hurled like a cannonball into Dennis and Cindy Davidson's house, right through the wall of the bedroom and onto the bed where 3-year-old Jeremy was sleeping. The huge boulder continued its path, crashing through a closet before finally stopping at the foot of 8-year-old Zachary's bed. Zachary would be fine. Jeremy was crushed to death. A bulldozer operator widening a road at a strip mining operation atop Black Mountain had unknowingly dislodged the half-ton boulder that August night. And now, more than four months...
  • Blog Creation, Readership Rises in 2004

    01/02/2005 8:04:12 PM PST · by crushelits · 6 replies · 326+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | Jan. 02, 2005 | Anick Jesdanun
    NEW YORK - Readership of online journals known as blogs grew significantly in 2004, driven by increased awareness of them during the presidential campaign and other major news events, according to a study released Sunday. Twenty-seven percent of online adults in the United States said in November they read blogs, compared with 17 percent in a February survey by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. Blogs that cover the tsunami disaster and relief efforts are bound to boost readership further, said Lee Rainie, the project's director. "The tsunami is one of those cataclysmic news moments where lots of people's...
  • Toll From Tsunami Rises Above 51,000

    12/28/2004 11:47:12 AM PST · by crushelits · 6 replies · 959+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Tuesday, December 28, 2004 | John Lancaster
    Threat of Hunger, Disease Looms As Reeling Nations Appeal for Aid COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec. 28 -- Devastated coastal areas across South Asia struggled Tuesday to prevent hunger and outbreaks of disease as dazed survivors searched desperately for the missing two days after a tsunami surged across the region. The death toll rose to more than 51,000 people, a large percentage of them on this island nation in the Indian Ocean. Sri Lankan officials said Tuesday that the freakish, earthquake-driven waves had killed more than 18,700 people here, a dramatic increase from earlier calculations. They said many more were...
  • Death Toll Rises to 166 China Coal Blast

    11/30/2004 8:31:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 356+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11/30/04 | JOE McDONALD
    Death Toll Rises to 166 China Coal Blast 7 minutes ago World - AP Asia By JOE McDONALD, Associated Press Writer BEIJING - The death toll in a massive coal mine explosion in central China rose Wednesday to 166 after scores of missing miners were declared dead, government radio reported. The report on the Web site of China National Radio came after officials said rescue efforts were being blocked by fires and toxic fumes in the Chenjiashan Coal Mine, which was hit by the huge gas explosion on Sunday. The death toll earlier was reported at 65, with 101 miners...
  • Kerry Rises from Political Ashes to Face Bush

    07/25/2004 9:55:35 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 839+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 7/25/04 | Patricia Wilson - Reuters
    BOSTON (Reuters) - A tall, rugged, blue-blood millionaire war hero from Massachusetts with the initials JFK, Sen. John Forbes Kerry rose from the political dead to claim the right to challenge President Bush (news - web sites). An early bet as the Democrats' best hope to win the White House on Nov. 2, he was running way behind in last year's pre-primary polls in Iowa and New Hampshire but recovered ground as voters took a second look at the field and rewarded him with a stunning comeback in the first two contests of the political campaign. Since wrapping up the...
  • Dole Rises to Kerry's Defense Over Vietnam

    05/02/2004 6:45:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 108 replies · 250+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 5/2/04 | Jennifer C. Kerr - AP
    WASHINGTON - Former Sen. Bob Dole isn't making much of the controversy over whether decorated Vietnam veteran John Kerry (news - web sites) threw away his medals or ribbons during a 1971 anti-war protest. When it comes to choosing a president, "I don't think it matters," Dole, the Republican candidate for president in 1996 and a veteran whose arm was badly injured in World War II, told Fox New Sunday. Kerry returned from Vietnam an outspoken critic of the war. For years, he has said he threw away his ribbons, not his three Purple Hearts, Bronze Star and Silver Star...
  • (President) Bush, Kerry TV Ad Spending Rises to $90M

    04/17/2004 8:29:05 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 100+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 4/17/04 | Liz Sidoto - AP
    WASHINGTON - Through next week, President Bush (news - web sites), Democratic rival John Kerry (news - web sites) and liberal interest groups will have spent at least $90 million to air television ads since early March — a whopping total for an election that's still about six months away. Campaign commercials started early and spending already has reached levels that typically aren't seen until after Labor Day. So, why so many ads now? Bush and Kerry — as well as Democratic-leaning interest groups — are broadcasting commercials not necessarily to secure votes on Nov. 2, but rather to set...
  • Hun Capital Rises From The Sands Of Time (More)

    04/15/2004 1:50:52 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 330+ views
    China.Org ^ | 4-14-2004 | Shao Da
    Hun Capital Rises from the Sands of Time Tongwan, the capital of the Daxia Kingdom, has lain buried beneath the desert sands for more than 1,000 years. Located in today's Jingbian County, Shaanxi Province, this ancient city was built in 419 by Helianbobo, chief of the Huns. It bears testimony to the prosperity once enjoyed by these nomadic people on China's northern frontiers. Extending to nearly 20,000 square kilometers, Tongwan is on the southern edge of the Ordos Plateau just north of the vast Mu Us Desert, both of which are in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. It was laid...
  • Flu Panic Grows As Death Toll Rises

    01/24/2004 5:39:15 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 188+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 1-25-2004 | Jan McGirk
    Flu panic grows as death toll rises By Jan McGirk in Bangkok 25 January 2004 Thai officials were battling yesterday to contain mounting public panic over the outbreak of avian influenza, which has left millions of chickens dead and killed at least eight people across Asia. Up to 13 deaths have been linked to the disease.By the weekend it was apparent that the widespread slaughter of chickens, including burying them alive in Thailand, had failed to stop the bird flu from spreading through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, in south-east Asia, as well as South Korea and Japan. The latest reports...
  • CA: Car license fee rises today

    10/01/2003 9:54:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 307+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/01/03 | Blair Anthony Robertson
    <p>After waiting in line more than two hours, cash-strapped Randy Horn stepped up to the counter at the Department of Motor Vehicles Tuesday and gave it his best shot -- earnest, polite, fingers crossed.</p> <p>He wanted to pay his vehicle license fee before the drastic increase went into effect. Horn beat the deadline but not the system.</p>
  • Basra 'Rises Up' Against Saddam

    03/25/2003 4:05:46 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 183+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 3-26-2003 | Donald Macintyre
    Basra 'rises up' against Saddam By Donald Macintyre at Central Command, Doha, Qatar 26 March 2003 The British Army was massing outside Basra last night amid reports that forces loyal to Saddam Hussein were using mortars to quell a popular uprising in the city. British troops were preparing an attempt to seize the city in support of the mainly Shia Muslim population after civilians took to the streets in revolt against the Iraqi authorities, reporters embedded with the 7th Armoured Brigade, the Desert Rats, said. One report – which quoted Royal Scots Dragoon Guards intelligence sources – said Iraqi mortar...
  • Menendez rises among Democrats

    12/28/2002 3:49:17 PM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 3 replies · 180+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/28/02 | AP
    The political career of Democrat Robert Menendez has been a series of firsts: first Hispanic elected to the New Jersey state Senate, first Hispanic from New Jersey elected to Congress, first Hispanic elected to House leadership. Now the No. 3 House Democrat, Mr. Menendez has emerged as a key player as his party counters a strong push by Republicans for the support of Hispanics, who now rival blacks as the nation's largest minority group. Republicans have made several overtures to Hispanics, including a Spanish translation after President Bush's weekly radio address. Mr. Bush, who speaks Spanish, has pushed for border...