29 Jul 14
Resistant ‘Nightmare Bacteria’ Increase Fivefold in Southeastern U.S.
There’s worrisome news here in the southeastern U.S., buried in a journal that is favorite reading only for superbug geeks like me. The rate at which hospitals are recognizing cases of CRE — the form of antibiotic resistance that is so serious the CDC dubbed it a “nightmare” — rose five times over between 2008 and 2012.
Turkey's Erdogan "glad" to return U.S. Jewish group award: ambassador
"Prime Minister Erdogan will be glad to return the award given back in 2004," Turkey's ambassador to Washington Serdar Kilic said in the letter addressed to American Jewish Congress President Jack Rosen.
Priest Claims a Demonic Spirit Sent Him These Threatening Messages in a Truly Bizarre Way Following Failed Exorcism
“She will not come out of this hell. She’s mine. Anyone who prays for her will die,” one of the texts reportedly read.
Magnitude 6.3 quake hits Mexico – USGS
A magnitude 6.3 earthquake hit southwest of Juan Rodriguez Clara, in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz on Tuesday at a depth of 95 km (60 miles), the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages.
Medic: Ebola spreading as people 'resist' treatment
people were "threatening or attacking doctors" and "liberating" sick relatives from quarantine units.
River in China mysteriously turns blood-red overnight
Local residents say the river was flowing normally at 4am, but it started to redden at around 6am, and in no time at all had turned as crimson as blood.
U.S. ally underwriting jihadist expansion into Africa
Hussein Solomon, University of the Free State professor and analyst for the Israel-based think tank Research on Islam and Muslims in Africa, said the expansion of jihad into sub-Saharan Africa is bad news for Christians and other groups who don’t embrace the radicalism.
Earthquake hits Andaman coast, no tsunami warning issued
An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale hit the coast of Andaman islands Tuesday but there was no threat of a tsunami, officials said. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the “moderate” intensity quake hit the north Andaman island coast at 12:37 p.m.
Small overnight quake shakes parts of Puget Sound region
A small earthquake rattled parts of the Puget Sound region overnight.
The 3.5 magnitude quake struck at 4:04 a.m. It was centered three miles east of Belfair, about 13 miles deep.
Earthquake in north-central Oklahoma felt in Tulsa area
Preliminary data indicates that a 4.0-magnitude earthquake occurred about 15 miles west-southwest of Medford just after 9:45 p.m. Monday. An Internet intensity map published by the agency shows that tremors were felt from as far away as Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Wichita, Kansas.
Moderate 5.8-magnitude quake strikes Papua New Guinea— USGS
The quake struck at 9:00 a.m. local time (2300 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) 70 kilometers southwest of the nearest city of Ialibu, the United States Geological Survey said.
Early morning earthquake shakes Dillon
We immediately confirmed the 3.6-magnitude quake through the U.S Geological Survey.
Monitors said the earthquake was centered about 8 miles north of Dillon.
Scientists at Montana Tech said they received reports from as far east at Ennis and as far west as Salmon, Idaho.
Jihadists make fresh Syria advance: NGO
ISLAMIC State jihadists, building on vast land grabs in Iraq, have seized an army position in the Syrian city of Hasakeh, a monitoring group says.
On another front in Syria’s complex civil war, rebels seeking President Bashar al-Assad’s ouster captured a weapons depot in Hama province, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
US says Russia violated arms treaty by testing cruise missile
The United States has found that Russia violated a 1987 arms control treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile...
The finding comes in a 2014 report that concluded Russia was in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, which barred it from possessing, producing or flight-testing such cruise missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers, the official told AFP.
Sino-Russian Entente Would Move the World a Step Closer to 1914
Artyom Lukin says the U.S. policy of containment is pushing China and Russia ever closer to forming a powerful anti-Western alliance, greatly raising the possibility of a Third World War
Obama, EU leaders agree on Russia sanctions
The leaders of Britain, France, Germany, Italy and the US held a conference call on Monday (28 July) and agreed to impose economic sanctions on Russia as it continues to support the war in eastern Ukraine.
...EU ambassadors on Monday agreed to extend the sanctions list to the inner circle of Russian President Vladimir Putin and were set to meet again on Tuesday to agree on economic sanctions.
IDF hits over 70 Gaza targets in overnight strikes
The IDF struck over 70 targets in Gaza overnight between Monday and Tuesday, including the home and offices of Ismail Heniyeh, head of Hamas's political wing. Both buildings were used as a command center to manage terrorism, the IDF said.
Four mosques used to store weapons, a terrorism tunnel, and an underground rocket launcher located near a mosque were also attacked, the IDF added.
Gaza's sole power plant ablaze, Palestinians blame IDF
Palestinian witnesses said Israeli tank fire hit the fuel depot of the Gaza Strip's only power plant on Tuesday, cutting electricity to Gaza City and many other parts of the Palestinian enclave of 1.8 million people.
A thick column of black smoke rose from the facility, which supplies the territory with two-thirds of its energy needs, and the fuel containers were in flames.
More Americans blame Hamas over Israel for violence, poll finds
About 4 in 10 Americans say that Hamas is most responsible for the violence while 2 in 10 put most of the responsibility on Israel, the new survey by the Pew Research Center shows. An additional 14% of respondents blamed both sides and about 3 in 10 said they did not know.
N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on White House
A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Iranian vessels cleared for oil exports
Iranian vessels are the only ones capable of delivering Iranian crude oil to international customers, an executive at the National Iranian Oil Co. said.
Mohsen Qamsari, director of international affairs at the company, said foreign carriers are wary of carrying Iranian crude because of insurance issues.
Ebola can spread like 'forest fire,' US warns
The deadly Ebola virus can spread like a forest fire, US health authorities said Monday, urging travelers to West Africa to take extra precautions amid the largest outbreak in history.
Israeli Leader Sees No Quick End to Gaza War
An informal lull between Israel and Hamas timed for the start of a Muslim holiday collapsed into deadly violence on Monday and Israel’s prime minister signaled no quick end to the three-week-old Gaza war, advising Israelis that “patience and determination” were needed.
28 Jul 14
Al Qaeda Targeting U.S. Infrastructure for Digital 9/11
Al Qaeda, nation states, and criminals are preparing for major cyber attacks against U.S. infrastructure that could be comparable to the devastating September 11 attacks on New York and Washington, a senior Justice Department official said on Thursday.
Liberia shuts border crossings, restricts gatherings to curb Ebola spreading
The Liberian government on Sunday closed most of the West African nation’s border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people across the region.
Massive Storm Batters U.S. With Hail, Flooding and a Tornado
A sprawling set of storms tore across the country Sunday, flattening homes in Tennessee, dumping softball-sized hail in Michigan, and triggering tornado warnings from Kentucky to Connecticut.
Mexico Earthquake Today 2014: Terremoto Strikes Off the Coast
USGS indicates to news that a 4.7 magnitude Mexico earthquake today 2014 began just after 8:29 am PST. The quake was shallow. Reps tell news that the Mexico earthquake started twenty-two miles below sea level. As a result the quake could be felt across the vicinity.
Japan Earthquake Today 2014 Strikes Ito
USGS indicates to news that a 4.5 magnitude Japan earthquake today struck just after 5:05 pm local time. The quake was shallow. Reps tell news that the quake struck just thirteen miles below ground level. As a result the quake could be felt across the region.
White House Braces for Impeachment Threat After Immigration Action
A top aide says he wouldn't be surprised if Republicans move forward with an ouster attempt.
US House panel set to approve Hezbollah sanctions bill
The Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act will prevent the Lebanon-based terrorist group from receiving financing through international organizations.