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Weekly news and features for business continuity professionals

Drones Getting in The Way of Emergency Responders

August 11, 2015 8:55 am | by Elliot Spagat, Associated Press | News | Comments

As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven firefighters aboard, he saw what he thought was another firefighting chopper battling a blaze that was threatening homes.

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Homeland Official Asks Black Hat Crowd to Build Trust

August 11, 2015 8:54 am | by Bree Fowler, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A top Obama administration official said the government and the data security community need to focus on building trust so information about cyber threats can be shared between them for the greater good.

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Oreo-Maker Latest 'Big Food' Company Targeted for Shakeup

August 11, 2015 8:54 am | by Candice Choi and Michelle Chapman, Associated Press | News | Comments

The maker of Oreo cookies may again be the target for a shake-up as "Big Food" companies scramble to transform amid changing tastes.

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Obama Power Plant Rules Spark 2016 Fight Over Climate Change

August 6, 2015 9:21 am | by Julie Pace, AP White House Correspondent | News | Comments

President Barack Obama's sweeping new power plant regulations are thrusting the divisive debate over climate change into the race for the White House, with candidates in both parties seeing an opportunity to capitalize.

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South Korea to Replace Health Minister after MERS Outbreak

August 6, 2015 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

South Korea's president has decided to replace her health minister, officials said Tuesday, in the wake of criticism over the government's handling of the MERS virus outbreak that killed 36 people and infected nearly 200 others.

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NYC Targets Cooling System Linked to Legionnaires' Outbreak

August 6, 2015 9:20 am | by David B. Caruso and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press | News | Comments

Lawmakers are rushing to draft New York's first regulations for a type of heavy-duty rooftop air conditioning equipment amid suspicions that bacteria-laden mist from these units could be the cause of the deadliest known outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the city's history.

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Toxic Algae Blooming in Warm Water from California to Alaska

August 6, 2015 9:20 am | by Phuong Le, Associated Press | News | Comments

A vast bloom of toxic algae off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared even weeks ago, according to surveyors aboard a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel.

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Maker of Hacked Radio Says System is Unique to Fiat Chrysler

August 6, 2015 9:19 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The company that makes car radios that friendly hackers exploited to take control of a Jeep Cherokee says its other infotainment systems don't have the same security flaw.

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FDA Lays Out Extra Steps to Clean Scopes Linked to Outbreaks

August 6, 2015 9:19 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Federal health officials laid out extra safety measures that hospitals can take to clean specialized medical scopes that have been linked to sometimes deadly bacterial outbreaks across the U.S.

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Kraft Recalls Cheese Slices for Choking Risk

August 4, 2015 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Kraft Heinz Co. is voluntarily recalling about 36,000 cases of Kraft Singles cheese products because some of the packaging film may stick to the slices and pose a choking hazard.

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EPA Reviews $15M Settlement for Hawaii Molasses Spill

August 4, 2015 9:28 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing a $15.4 million settlement between Hawaii and a shipping company that spilled 1,400 tons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor to see how it may affect the agency's investigation.

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U.N. Ebola Mission Winds Down, WHO Takes Reins in West Africa

August 4, 2015 9:28 am | by Maria Cheng and Raphael Satter, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response is officially winding down Friday, handing its leadership role and senior staff to the Geneva-based World Health Organization as efforts to contain the deadly virus continue.

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Tracing Back Debris to Find Flight 370 May Prove Impossible

August 4, 2015 9:27 am | by Nick Perry, Associated Press | News | Comments

The search for Flight 370 may be literally turning full circle.

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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Could Stop Virus in West Africa

August 4, 2015 9:27 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.

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Hopes High Wing Flap Will Shed Light on Flight 370 Mystery

August 4, 2015 9:27 am | by Andrew Meldrum and Lori Hinnant, Associated Press | News | Comments

Under a microscope and expert eyes, the wing fragment that washed up on the beach of this volcanic island could yield clues not just to its path through the Indian Ocean, but also to what happened to the airplane it belonged to.

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