Ebola Victim Planned To Fly To The U.S.

A former Minnesota resident infected with the Ebola virus who traveled from Liberia to Nigeria before he died from the disease had planned to visit family back in the United States next month. Patrick Sawyer, a 40-year-old father of three, sparked a global health scare when it was discovered that he had transported the virus […]

China Shuts Meat Supplying McDonald’s, KFC

Shanghai has shut a factory of US food producer OSI Group for selling out-of-date meat to restaurant giants including McDonald’s and KFC, authorities said Monday, in China’s latest food safety scandal. A Shanghai television channel, which reported the original allegations, said that workers at the plant mixed expired meat with the fresh product and deliberately […]

Say Hello To Chikungunya

Scientists knew it was coming, and now it’s here: The first U.S. cases of chikungunya, a virus carried by mosquitoes that can cause fever and joint pain, have surfaced in a Florida man and woman who have not traveled to any of the foreign countries where the disease is common, according to the Centers for […]

Pedophile Teacher Abused Scores

He was one of the most beloved teachers in the small world of international schools that serve the children of diplomats, well-off American expatriates and local elites. He was often the first to arrive in the morning, and the last to leave each day. He led students on class trips to exotic places, treating them […]

Ortiz-Obama Selfie

A controversial selfie taken by David Ortiz during a visit by the Boston Red Sox to the White House last week may be the last, senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said on Sunday. It was later revealed that the image of Ortiz and President Barack Obama snapped by the Red Sox slugger was part of a […]

Zombie Bees

Mutant “zombie bees” that act like the ghoulish creatures of horror films have surfaced in the Northeast after first appearing on the West Coast, a bee expert told reporters on Wednesday. An amateur beekeeper in Burlington, Vt., last summer found honeybees infested with parasites that cause the insects to act erratically and eventually kill them. […]

MTV Censors Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus just can’t help herself at MTV Awards shows, but the network took action to block her most recent antics. While accepting the trophy for Best Video for her hit “Wrecking Ball” at the network’s European Music Awards Sunday, the pop star thanked her fans — her “Smilers” — along with director Terry Richardson […]

Beautiful Ways To Say ‘I Love You’

Three simple words, one perfect sentence, complete with a pronoun, a verb, and an object. It’s a sentence that is supposed to carry with it great intent, reveal the most intimate caring, and define relationship status. But do the words “I love you” really convey all that they are supposed to? The words “I love […]

Assad Government Hails ‘Victory’

Syria’s government hailed as a “victory” a Russian-brokered deal that has averted U.S. strikes, while President Barack Obama defended a chemical weapons pact that the rebels fear has bolstered their enemy in the civil war. President Bashar al-Assad’s jets and artillery hit rebel suburbs of the capital again on Sunday in an offensive that residents […]

US and UK ‘crack online encryption’

US and UK intelligence have reportedly cracked the encryption codes protecting the emails, banking and medical records of hundreds of millions of people. Disclosures by leaker Edward Snowden allege the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK’s GCHQ successfully decoded key online security protocols.   Amazon.com Widgets