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  • California police officer shot and killed outside police headquarters "was targeted"

    11/19/2015 11:58:46 AM PST · by Enterprise · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11-19-15 | Mark Berman
    A police officer in Los Angeles County shot and killed while sitting in his police car in his department's parking lot appeared to be targeted, officials said Thursday. The officer, identified by officials as Ricardo Galvez, was in his car when multiple people approached and opened fire late Wednesday night, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. "While he was sitting there, a couple of individuals ran up on his car, shot into his car and struck him with gunfire," Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said during a news conference early Thursday.
  • The Latest: Man charged with disturbing peace at Camp Shelby

    08/05/2015 4:47:59 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 8/5/2015 | AP
    The latest on shootings at the Camp Shelby military facility in southern Mississippi (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Officials say they have arrested the man they believe was making the sounds soldiers at Mississippi's Camp Shelby reported as gunshots Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • BREAKING=> SHOTS FIRED at Two Soldiers at Camp Shelby – From Civilian Vehicles!

    08/04/2015 6:15:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/4/15 | Jim Hoft
    Shots were fired today at two soldier at Camp Shelby in Mississippi. The shots were fired from civilian vehicles. Officials are searching for a two-door Ford Ranger with “broken arrow” written across the top. WAPT reported: Soldiers at Camp Shelby reported that shots were fired Tuesday near the training post. The soldiers told their commanders that the shots were fired about 11:45 a.m. along Peret Tower Road, which is not located on the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center property, Lt. Col. Christian Patterson said in a news release. No injuries were reported and the incident was reported to the...
  • Man says police beat him after shots outside Biden home

    01/20/2015 4:26:10 PM PST · by Libloather · 97 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 1/20/15
    WILMINGTON, Del. — A man arrested shortly after gunshots were fired near Vice President Joe Biden's Delaware home says police officers beat him up. Fifty-seven-year-old Rock Peters of Hockessin says New Castle County Police officers left him with a swollen nose, rib injuries, cuts on his face and a black eye. Photos that Peters says he took of himself afterward show his face covered with blood and bruises. Police declined to comment.
  • LAPD declares tactical alert citywide after 2 suspects fire at patrol car

    12/29/2014 5:18:23 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 29, 2014 | ABC7.com staff
    NEWS LAPD declares tactical alert citywide after 2 suspects fire at patrol car By ABC7.com staff Updated 42 mins ago LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles Police Department has declared a citywide tactical alert after two suspects fired at a patrol car with a rifle Sunday night. The incident occurred at 62nd and Hoover streets at about 9:20 p.m. Police say every available officer has been sent to the area. One suspect is in custody. A wide perimeter is set up from Gage Avenue to 61st Street and between Hoover Street and Vermont Avenue as officers search for the...
  • Shots Fired at Kosher Restaurant in Paris

    12/25/2014 5:09:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 12/25/14 | Ben Ariel
    Just days after fire was opened at a synagogue in Paris, a kosher restaurant in the same city was attacked in a similar manner. According to the French-language JSSNews, an air gun was fired towards the Al Haeche kosher restaurant in the 19th district of the French capital. The attack took place overnight Tuesday, and the owner of the restaurant discovered a bullet hole in his window on Wednesday morning, around 7:00 a.m. The damage was minimal and there were no injuries, noted JSSNews, adding that the same type of gun was used in attack earlier this week on the...
  • Missouri Bar Draws Criticism for Michael Brown Tequila Shot Special

    Mug Shots Pub, a St. Joseph bar that touts itself as a spot “where sarcasm is always free,” has faced public scrutiny after offering a Michael Brown shot special over the weekend. The “Michael Brown special” – six shots of Jose Cinge for $10 – faced criticism on both social media and from protesters after the Mug Shots bar offered the deal Friday, WDAF-TV reports. At least one of the bar owners apologized for the deal after a photo of the special’s ad surfaced on social media outlets. “It’s not meant to cause any harm,” he told WDAF on Saturday....
  • Flu shots may not be good match for 2014-15 virus, CDC says

    12/04/2014 12:52:21 PM PST · by Patriot777 · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 04, 2014 | unknown
    A sampling of flu cases so far this season suggests the current flu vaccine may not be a good match for the most common seasonal flu strain currently circulating in the United States, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday. The U.S. health agency issued an advisory to doctors noting that flu virus samples the agency took from Oct. 1 through Nov. 22, showed that just under half were a good match for the current influenza A (H3N2) component contained in flu shots for the 2014-2015 season, suggesting the virus has drifted. According to the CDC,...
  • Autopsy Finds 6 Shots Killed Teen; Ferguson Protest March Ends in Chaos

    08/17/2014 10:45:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old whose shooting by a police officer set off more than a week of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was struck by at least six bullets, including two to the head, according to a former New York City medical examiner. The autopsy results came as a march protesting Mr. Brown's Aug. 9 death erupted in chaos Sunday night when police forced back demonstrators in a cloud of smoke and a hail of sizzling canisters. Michael M. Baden, who conducted a second, private autopsy Sunday for the Brown family, said wounds to the head and brain were the...
  • Shots Fired: Russia Forces Break Through Ukraine Airbase in Belbek, Crimea

    03/22/2014 9:31:04 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 104 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/22/2014 | Mary Chastain
    Russian forces broke through the gate a Ukrainian airbase in Belbek, Crimea and demand the forces inside to surrender.
  • Shots Fired At Garden State Plaza Mall In New Jersey

    11/04/2013 7:59:54 PM PST · by bryan999 · 46 replies
    PARAMUS N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Police responded in force Monday evening, as an active shooter was reported on the rampage at the Westfield Garden State Plaza Mall. Police sources told WCBS 880′s Steve Scott there was still an active shooter at the mall as of 10:15 p.m. No details about injuries were immediately available. Law enforcement sources initially said people had been hit, but it was not immediately confirmed whether anyone was. A SWAT team was seen storming the mall as of just before 10:30 p.m. Shots were fired inside the mall beginning sometime before the mall in Paramus, N.J. closed...
  • Shots fired at Garden State Plaza mall

    11/04/2013 7:18:10 PM PST · by Woodman · 125 replies
    Reports: Shots fired at Garden State Plaza mall By LUKE FUNK, Senior Web Producer - bio NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) - There were unconfirmed reports of shots being fired at the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, N.J. on Monday night. It reportedly happened about 9:30 p.m. Police had not confirmed any information but there were several reports on Twitter about a gunman opening fire inside the mall. Law enforcement scanner traffic reported a male wearing body armor and a rifle in the mall. Witnesses report a large police presence at the mall. The Hackensack tactical team was being deployed to...
  • Gun Shots in Front of Capitol

    10/03/2013 11:23:58 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 270 replies
    Luke Russert ^ | 10/3/13 | Luke Russert
    Luke Russert ‏@LukeRussert 3m Gun shots in front of Capitol. Cops scrambling. Not a joke

    04/19/2013 4:18:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 349 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/19/13 | Jim Hoft
    Over on Franklin Street in Watertown, Massachusetts. SUSPECT IS DOWN— Officers – “We Got Him!”
  • Shots from Syria Fired at Golan Heights A barrage of shots from Syria were fired near an IDF force

    04/12/2013 6:37:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 4/13/13 | Elad Benari
    The ongoing civil war in Syria spilled into Israeli territory again on Friday evening. The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said in a statement that , shortly after 8:00 p.m., a barrage of shots from Syria were fired near an IDF force in the Golan Heights. There were no casualties or damage, said the statement. The soldiers responded by firing missiles at the source of fire. A direct hit at the target was identified, said the IDF Spokesperson. Ten days ago, a mortar shell fired from Syria fell on the Golan Heights. No one was injured and no damage was reported. IDF...
  • Gunfire from Syria Hits IDF Jeeps in Golan

    03/23/2013 5:13:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/3/13 | Gil Ronen
    Someone on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights border fired a burst of automatic fire at IDF soldiers Saturday. The bullets struck patrol vehicles near Tel Fares in the central part of the Golan Heights, but caused no casualties. It is still not clear if the gunfire was deliberately aimed at the soldiers, or whether it was meant to hit one of the sides in the Syrian civil war and unintentionally "spilled over" into Israel. .....
  • IDF fires warning shots into Syria after shell hits Golan

    11/11/2012 4:36:39 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/11/2012
    The IDF fired warning shots into Syrian territory on Sunday after a mortar shell fired from Syria hit an IDF outpost in the Golan Heights. The incident follows a similar spillover from Syria on Thursday, when a shell from Syria exploded in Moshav Alonei Habashan. "Further attacks [from Syria] will illicit a vigorous response," the IDF Spokesman's Office stated. The military also sent a letter to the United Nations warning Syrian forces to be careful in avoiding fire into the Golan. Just hours earlier, Defense Minister Ehud Barak threatened that Israel would respond should stray Syrian ordnance continue to strike...
  • Border Patrol: Agents fire shots after rock attack

    07/08/2012 11:23:47 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-8-12 | paul weber
    SAN ANTONIO—U.S. Border Patrol agents opened fire Saturday along the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border after being pelted by rocks and having a gunman point a weapon in their direction on the Mexican side of the river, an agency spokesman said. Spokesman Henry Mendiola said no Border Patrol agents were injured in the incident Saturday near Brownsville. He did not know if anyone else was hurt. He said the Mexican government had been notified and was responding to the area. The FBI also was investigating. The Border Patrol released little details about the morning gunfire, including what the suspects...
  • Shots Fired at Sanford Police Car; Zimmerman Seeks Support on Website

    SANFORD, Fla. — Sanford police said shots were fired into an empty police cruiser on Tuesday morning in the neighborhood where George Zimmerman used to live and where Trayvon Martin was shot and killed. That news comes after sources told WFTV that Zimmerman could be arrested or turn himself in to police sometime this week. Sanford police told WFTV shots were fired at a police cruiser on Retreat View Circle in the Twin Lakes subdivision. A witness said she heard six gunshots ring out. No one was in the cruiser at the time, according to police. The vehicle was taken...
  • Report: Two women shot inside bar

    02/04/2012 7:45:57 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 4, 2012 | Barbara Hijek
    Fidencio Membrano, 36, was charged with three counts of attempted murder after he shot two women inside the Molino Rojo Bar, according to a City of Miami Police Department news release. Details of the release: Detectives say Jessenia Hernandez was approached by Membrano inside the bar in an unusual way — he pulled her hair.
  • Unconfirmed: Shots at Cairo Embassy (Israeli)

    08/28/2011 9:37:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 8/28/11 | Gil Ronen and Maayana Miskin
    Shots were fired at the Israeli embassy in Cairo during Friday's anti-Israel demonstration, according to Lebanese newspaper a-Safir. The unconfirmed story is quoted by Dalit Halevi of Arutz Sheva's Hebrew-language service. The report names the suspect in the shooting as Muhammad Abu Ria, a doctor by profession. He allegedly fired 22 shots at the embassy and then escaped in a car, with the assistance of the crowd that shielded him. The story is not carried by any other news source and its veracity cannot be determined. Egyptian security forces in large numbers, supported by armored vehicles, protected the embassy from...
  • Texas: Mandatory meningitis shots for all newly enrolling college students

    08/21/2011 1:57:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | August 20, 2011 | Andrea Ball
    Starting in January, newly enrolling students in public or private colleges under age 30 will be required to be vaccinated for meningitis. The recently passed law targets all first-time and transfer students. Students can opt out of the requirement for health, religious or other reasons, but they need to file paperwork to do so. Students enrolled at online universities are also exempted. With than 1 million Texans enrolled in higher education programs, the law is expected to affect several hundred thousand people across the state,.. Now colleges are increasing their efforts to make sure students get their shots and get...
  • S. Korean Navy fires shots after hearing sound of artillery fire near wester sea border(NK arty)

    08/10/2011 12:04:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/10/11
    Title only so far.
  • Shots Fired at Marine Corps National Museum

    DEVELOPING: More shots were fired overnight at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va., according to Prince William County Police. The shooting incident apparently occurred just hours after the FBI linked Tuesday night's shooting at a Marine recruiting center in Chantilly, Va., with two similar cases in the commonwealth -- including an earlier incident at the museum.
  • Mandatory Flu Shots. Will You Take One?

    09/09/2010 7:33:01 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 32 replies
    Associated Content by Yahoo ^ | Sept. 9th, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    Or will your decision be based more on the premise that you have a right to dictate what happens to your body? You may think that your freedoms are being impinged by the mandatory part of the flu shot. What if the mandatory shot to save your job turned into a mandatory shot for your entire family in order to save your job?
  • Lawyer: Father kept daughter's body out of love (Yes, it's California)

    08/09/2010 11:43:12 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 14 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | Aug 09, 2010 | Unknown - AP
    SANTA ANA, Calif. -- A man accused of torturing and killing his daughter kept her body in a freezer for two years because he loved her and couldn't bear to be parted, a defense attorney told jurors Monday.
  • North And South Korean Vessels Exchange Fire

    11/10/2009 9:21:03 AM PST · by FromLori · 2 replies · 483+ views
    It looks like North Korea is using its troops as political pawns again. Ahead of an Obama visit to South Korea, a North Korean vessel intruded into South Korean waters for the 22nd time this year. Stories from both sides seem to differ, but it seems the North Korean vessel ignored warning shots. Then someone fired directly first. It's the Koreas' first naval clash in seven years. Bloomberg: The North Korean vessel ventured 1.3 kilometers (0.8 miles) into waters claimed by South Korea at about 10:33 a.m. local time today, triggering a two-minute exchange of fire that left 15 holes...
  • Huge crowd lines up for 5,500 swine flu shots in San Jose

    11/07/2009 2:14:26 PM PST · by luckystarmom · 31 replies · 884+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/7/2009 | Julia Prodis Sulek
    Thousands of people filling the sidewalks and spilling onto Tully Road had arrived early Saturday morning to receive one of 5,500 doses of coveted swine flu vaccine. "There's no way there's enough," said George Reis, who was helping with crowd control. "They keep coming."
  • Common Pain Relievers May Dilute Power of Flu Shots

    11/03/2009 9:03:32 AM PST · by decimon · 19 replies · 578+ views
    University of Rochester Medical Center ^ | November 03, 2009 | Unknown
    With flu vaccination season in full swing, research from the University of Rochester Medical Center cautions that use of many common pain killers – Advil, Tylenol, aspirin – at the time of injection may blunt the effect of the shot and have a negative effect on the immune system. Richard P. Phipps, Ph.D., professor of Environmental Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, and of Pediatrics, has been studying this issue for years and recently presented his latest findings to an international conference on inflammatory diseases. (http://bioactivelipidsconf.wayne.edu/) “What we’ve been saying all along, and continue to stress, is that it’s probably not a...
  • NY State Health Care Workers Rally Against Flu Shots

    09/30/2009 10:54:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies · 545+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | September 30, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    Well, well, even the government workers are now starting to wake up to the REALITY of the threat of BIG GOVERNMENT. Well now … if these workers won’t get a government mandated flu shot … imagine how they will react when the government mandates insurance. Not exactly a Tea Party protest … but the message is clear. Even government workers don’t like government intrusion.
  • Military to Get Mandatory Swine Flu Shots Soon

    09/30/2009 1:39:48 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies · 1,298+ views
    AP ^ | 9/29/09 | Lolita C. Baldor
    U.S. military troops will begin getting required swine flu shots in the next week to 10 days, with active duty forces deploying to war zones and other critical areas going to the front of the vaccine line, a top military commander said Tuesday. Air Force Gen. Gene Renuart also told The Associated Press that as many as 400 troops are ready to go to five regional headquarters around the country to assist federal health and emergency management officials if needed as the flu season heats up. The Pentagon has bought 2.7 million vaccines, and 1.4 million of those will go...
  • H1N1 Vaccine Shots Should Be Readily Available (to anyone who's unemployed)

    09/29/2009 9:54:43 AM PDT · by traumer · 10 replies · 545+ views
    The swine flu vaccine is expected to be available in a few days. The number of people seeking treatment for the flu is already at unprecedented levels for this time of year. But you may find flu prevention where you least expect it. Half of all Americans. Health officials are aiming to vaccinate 50 percent of us in order to reduce the chances of a pandemic from the H1N1 flu virus. So where can you get your flu vaccine? "Large employers tend to provide, small companies do not. Doctors have, and pharmacies have it this year," said Greg David, editorial...
  • If Obama Loses Jon Stewart, He’s Lost America

    08/06/2009 7:40:58 PM PDT · by Jack Bull · 33 replies · 3,208+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | 8/6/09 | Chris Stigall
    July 15th, 2009 - a day that shall live in comedic infamy. The Obama administration’s first direct hit from reliably friendly allies. Former Saturday Night Live star, now stand up comic Dana Carvey was the guest on the new Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. When O’Brien asked Carvey his opinion of Obama, Carvey trotted out some fresh material. “I’m worried. The economy just had a heart attack, but Barack just wants to work on the knee,” Carvey riffed. ”Should we do CPR? No, we’re gonna fix this knee. We can do CPR when it’s efficient and cost effective, but right...
  • States fire shots in Internet sales tax war

    07/02/2009 12:00:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 815+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/2/09 | Jeff Segal
    (breakingviews.com) -- A battle is brewing over U.S. state sales taxes on online purchases. Internet retailers Amazon.com and Overstock.com are scaling back their operations in states that demand they collect these taxes. While this won't dent their revenues much, it foreshadows a larger clash over the taxation of internet commerce. Cash-strapped states are firing the first shots.
  • Agents fired on by traffickers (Incident nets pot but no arrests in failed smuggling)

    12/05/2008 5:19:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 698+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brady McCombs
    Drug smugglers opened fire on federal agents late Monday night near Douglas during a drug bust. Agents from the U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement spotted two large trucks, a Chevrolet Avalanche and a Ford F-150, using ramps to drive over an approximately 8-foot border fence about 10:30 p.m. some five miles west of Douglas on James Ranch Road, said Mike Scioli, Border Patrol Tucson Sector spokesman. As agents approached the trucks, the drug smugglers turned around and tried to flee back into Mexico. But, agents threw down tire spikes, stopping both trucks north of the international line....
  • Republican HQ Manager's Home Shot Up Over McCain Signs [Florida]

    10/23/2008 5:46:31 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 90 replies · 3,424+ views
    Local 6 News Orlando ^ | 10/23/08 | Staff
    LONGWOOD, Fla. -- The home of a Central Florida Republican headquarters manager was shot up and damaged over his support of Sen. John McCain, the man told police. Rog Coverely said several pellets pierced his Longwood home. Coverely showed several spiderwebbed-holes in the front windows of his home. The Republican manager said he is convinced he was targeted because of new McCain signs he added around his home. "All I can tell you is this, I have a very good relationship with my neighbors," Coverely said. "I mow my lawn. The only thing that has changed is I have two...
  • Navy Contract Ship Fires Warning Shots Near Suez Canal

    03/25/2008 4:42:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 697+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 25, 2008 – A ship on short-term charter to the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command fired warning shots at a small boat approaching the ship as it was preparing to transit the Suez Canal last night, military officials reported. There were no reports of casualties from the ship, the Global Patriot. Officials said several boats approached the Global Patriot while it was preparing to transit the Suez Canal. The boats were hailed and warned by a native Arabic speaker on the Global Patriot to advise them to turn away. Other warning steps, including a signal flare, were used...
  • Sneakers, Shots... and Skirts

    02/19/2008 11:26:02 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 100+ views
    chabad.org ^ | 2-19-08 | Diane Orson
    More high school girls are playing competitive sports than ever before. But for some devoutly religious girls, balancing faith and athletics can be a challenge. This week in Washington, DC, a Muslim high school track star was kicked out of a meet because her special uniform violated competition rules. Last month in Canada, the issue made national headlines when a 14-year old soccer player was ejected from a game for wearing her hijaab head scarf. Here in Connecticut, a unique girls basketball team has so far managed to skirt the controversy. The girls can remain true to traditional Judaic principles...
  • NJ requires flu shots for preschoolers (socialized medicine - no shot - no preschool)

    12/14/2007 3:55:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 115 replies · 257+ views
    San Luis Obispo ^ | 12/14/07 | LINDA A. JOHNSON
    NJ requires flu shots for preschoolersBy LINDA A. JOHNSON Associated Press Writer TRENTON, N.J. --New Jersey on Friday became the first state to require flu shots for preschoolers, saying their developing immune systems and likelihood of spreading germs make them as vulnerable to complications as the elderly. State Health Commissioner Dr. Fred M. Jacobs approved the requirement and three other vaccines for school children starting Sept. 1, 2008, over the objections of some parent groups. The new requirements "will have a direct impact on reducing illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths in one of New Jersey's most vulnerable populations - our children,"...
  • Man allegedly fires shots, kidnaps cab driver

    11/14/2007 1:44:33 PM PST · by Friend_from_the_Frozen_North · 13 replies · 171+ views
    Fairbanks Daily News Miner ^ | November 14, 2007 | Chris Freiberg
    A Fairbanks man faces several charges after police say he held a cab driver at gunpoint and fired two shots at an apartment complex...
  • Feisty Cheney fires long-distance shots

    02/24/2007 8:11:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 1,152+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/24/07 | Rohan Sullivan - ap
    SYDNEY, Australia - Vice President Dick Cheney, in a series of blunt and sometimes biting statements during a visit to Asia, defended the Iraq war, attacked administration critics at home and warned that the U.S. would confront potential adversaries abroad. His visit was meant to thank Australia and Japan for their support in Iraq. But in a series of public appearances and media interviews, Cheney's tone was typically feisty. Answering growing criticism in the U.S. and Australia, he defended the Iraq war as a "remarkable achievement" in one speech, and dismissed suggestions his influence in Washington is waning. At a...
  • Breakthrough VeinViewer Imaging System

    02/19/2007 3:26:34 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 22 replies · 686+ views
    Gizmag.com ^ | 2/20/07 | Staff
    February 20, 2007 VeinViewer is a vein-contrast enhancement device that uses an infra-red camera to highlight blood (the underlying vasculature) and projects the image in real time onto the skin. With this device, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals can find veins easily and avoid multiple needle sticks to patients. Venipuncture, the collection of blood specimen from a vein, is commonly seen by nurses as one of the most painful and frequently performed invasive procedures. According to an article in the Journal of Phlebotomy, an estimated one billion venipunctures are performed annually. In one study in the Journal of Nursing,...
  • Shots fired at Florida mosque as Ramadan begins; no injuries or arrests

    09/23/2006 8:58:25 AM PDT · by jdm · 50 replies · 1,431+ views
    AP via Newspress ^ | Sept 23, 2006
    MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) - A mosque was hit by gunfire as members inside celebrated the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, authorities said Saturday. No injuries were reported and there were no arrests. A member of the Islamic Society of Brevard County stepped outside the mosque Friday night to use his cell phone when he heard several gun shots, police said. The man, who was not immediately identified, took cover behind a wall as several rounds struck the building, police said. He then ran inside and told mosque members, who called police. Authorities searched the surrounding area for...
  • Synagogue shooting spurs calls for tighter security (Norway)

    09/18/2006 5:30:56 AM PDT · by Kurt_Hectic · 1 replies · 258+ views
    www.aftenposten.no ^ | 18 Sep 2006, 11:05 | Aftenposten English Web Desk Nina Berglund
    Norway's justice minister was contacting key members of the Jewish community in Oslo on Monday, after a round of shots was fired at the capital's synagogue over the weekend. Higher security around the synagogue may involve closing off the street where it's located. No one was injured in the shooting, which damaged the front of the synagogue in Oslo's St Hanshaugen district. Police said more than 10 shots were fired, probably from an automatic weapon, at the synagogue's façade early Sunday morning. "We are taking this type of violence very seriously," Justice Minister Knut Storberget told newspaper Vĺrt Land on...
  • Getting Under Soldiers' Skins

    08/21/2006 5:19:00 PM PDT · by chcknhawk · 20 replies · 591+ views
    A Soldier's Perspective ^ | 21 Aug 2006 | David Francis and Bill Myers
    WASHINGTON - A microchip company with powerful political connections is lobbying the Pentagon for the right to implant chips under the skins of the nearly 1.4 million U.S. military personnel... the company is “in discussions” with the Pentagon, spokeswoman Nicole Philbin said. She added that VeriChip wants to insert the chips under the skin of the right arms of U.S. servicemen and servicewomen. The idea is to be able to scan an arm and obtain that person’s identity and medical history. VeriChip hopes that the chips will replace the metal dog tags that have been worn by U.S. military personnel...
  • Soldiers from 2 Koreas exchange fire - 2 shots from NKorea and 6 back from SKorea, no injuries

    07/31/2006 5:59:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 460+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/31/06 | AP
    SEOUL, South Korea - Soldiers from North and South Korea exchanged fire along their border late Monday but no one is hurt, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. The clash happened just before sunset when North Korean soldiers fired two bullets toward South Korean guard post in the eastern part of the Demilitarized Zone and South Korean soldiers immediately fired back six rounds, the top commanders said.
  • Capitol Police investigating sounds of gunshots @ Rayburn House Office building: Ambulances on hand

    05/26/2006 7:48:06 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 1,384 replies · 61,532+ views
    Capitol Police are reporting....
  • Kennedy Blames Accident on Sleep Medicine

    05/04/2006 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Jean S · 635 replies · 19,040+ views
    AP ^ | 5/4/06 | ANDREW MIGA
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy (news, bio, voting record) crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness. Kennedy, D-R.I., addressed the issue after a spate of news reports. His initial statement said: "I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident."'Later, however, he issued a longer statement saying the attending physician for Congress had prescribed Phenergan on Tuesday to treat Kennedy's gastroenteritis.Kennedy said he returned to his Capitol Hill home on Wednesday evening after a final series of votes...
  • Geology Picture of the Week Bonus: Three Cool Pictures of Hot Lava from Kilauea

    12/19/2005 1:24:02 PM PST · by cogitator · 11 replies · 1,051+ views
    Kilauea Eruption Update ^ | November-December 2005 | HVO Staff
    Sometimes we forget that Hawaii's Kilauea is in constant eruption. And the Web site may go for weeks without a new picture. But there have been some recent events, including a large bench collapse. Below are three recent picture highlights; go to the linked source for explanations. 18-20 November 2005 -- lava stream after tube breakout 30 November 2005 -- lava falls after bench collapse 2 December 2005 -- sea cliff lava vent
  • Bartender jailed for serving lethal tequila shots

    11/23/2005 8:17:28 AM PST · by kjam22 · 35 replies · 970+ views
    cnn on line ^ | 11/23/2005 | AP
    OSLO, Norway (AP) -- A 32-year-old Norwegian bartender was sentenced to six months in prison Wednesday for serving a customer so much tequila that he fell into a coma and died. According to a district court in the southwestern city of Hokksund the bartender, whose name was withheld, pleaded guilty to serving 34-year-old Leif Henning Nilsen 19 shots of the strong Mexican liquor in 90 minutes at the Spiseriet restaurant in May 2004. Nilsen lost consciousness and died three days later. The court said it could not hold the bartender accountable for the death itself, but sentenced him to prison...