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Legionnaires' Outbreaks Not Unusual in Summer & Early Fall

September 8, 2015 8:15 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Legionnaires' disease has been reported in a handful of states this summer, leading to 19 deaths and more than 100 illnesses. 


UN: This El Nino to Be Among the Strongest Since 1950

September 8, 2015 8:00 am | by Jamey Keaten, Associated Press | News | Comments

The current El Nino weather pattern may be on track to become one of the strongest in more than half a century, experts at the World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday.


Former Agent Pleads Guilty into Silk Road Drug Probe

September 8, 2015 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A former Secret Service agent has pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of electronic currency during a high-profile investigation into the online drug bazaar Silk Road.


Clinton, Aides Stressed Protecting State Dept. Info in Email

September 8, 2015 7:30 am | by Lisa Lerer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware - and occasionally frustrated - by the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other correspondence.


Chaos in Budapest Train Station Amid Europe's Migrant Crisis

September 8, 2015 7:15 am | by Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press | News | Comments

Chaos enveloped the city's Keleti station.


UK Prosecutors Mull Charges for News Corp. Over Hacking

September 8, 2015 7:00 am | by Jill Lawless, Associated Press | News | Comments

British prosecutors say they are considering corporate charges against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. over phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World tabloid.


Drought-Plagued California Readies for El Nino Storms

September 2, 2015 8:59 am | by Amy Taxin, Associated Press | News | Comments

While drought-plagued California is eager for rain, the forecast of a potentially Godzilla-like El Nino event has communities clearing out debris basins, urging residents to stock up on emergency supplies and even talking about how a deluge could affect the 50th Super Bowl.

Street Stalls Show Shifting Face of North Korean Economy

September 2, 2015 8:05 am | by Eric Talmadge, Associated Press | News | Comments

Street stalls that offer North Koreans a place to spend - or make - money on everything from snow cones to DVDs are flourishing in Pyongyang and other North Korean cities, modest but growing forms of private commerce in a country where capitalism is officially anathema.


China Urged to Free Reporter Detained for Stock Market Story

September 2, 2015 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Chinese authorities to release a reporter accused of spreading false information on the country's stock market meltdown, calling it the latest act of media intimidation by President Xi Jinping's administration.


Italy's Eni Finds 'Supergiant' Natural Gas Field off Egypt

September 2, 2015 7:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Italian energy company Eni SpA announced Sunday it has discovered a "supergiant" natural gas field off Egypt, describing it as the "largest-ever" found in the Mediterranean Sea.


Twitter Sets Modest Goals to Diversify Workforce

September 2, 2015 7:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees.

Kerry, Obama to Raise Global Warming Issues in Alaska

September 2, 2015 6:45 am | by Dan Joling, Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture.


Continuity Insights Remembers John M. Stagl

September 1, 2015 8:42 am | by Robert Nakao, Publisher, Continuity Insights | News | Comments

A note from our publisher.


Pentagon Funding New High-Tech Venture

September 1, 2015 8:15 am | by Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | News | Comments

Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft.


Californians Cut Water Without State Imposing Fines

September 1, 2015 8:00 am | by Scott Smith, Associated Press | News | Comments

For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said.



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