This spring we were confronted with an outbreak of a troubling flu virus called 2009-H1N1. As the fall flu season approaches, it is critical that we reinvigorate our preparedness efforts across the country in order to mitigate the effects of this virus on our communities. Today, we are holding an H1N1 Influenza Preparedness Summit in […]
Something has got to be done about this maniac. From what he shows, he is not going to stop being an annoyance any time soon. U.S. government Web sites — including those of the White House and the State Department — have been under attack since the Fourth of July, along with financial and commercial […]
We have nothing to fear but fear itself. North Korea is only flexing muscles, and we have all needed to unflex them. The head of the U.S. Pacific Command said there is no reason for people in Hawaii to be concerned with North Korea’s missile launches. The reassurance came after reports that North Korea fired […]
South Korea reports that the North has fired 7 scud missiles off the east coast. This comes two days after the 4 test missiles. This is surely a violation of U.N. resolutions and an apparent message of defiance to the United States on its Independence Day. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said three missiles […]
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Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential candidate in 2008, is stepping down from her elected job as Alaska’s governor. She will not be finishing her term and will not run for re-election. Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell will take over.
US and South Korean troops are currently on high alert after the North said it was no longer bound by the truce that ended the Korean war in 1953. The hardline North, under President Kim Jong-il, has threatened military action against the South after Seoul’s decision to join a US-led security initiative under which North […]
At 5am EST, an earthquake registering 6.7. An earthquake with a 6.7 magnitude is capable of causing significant damage, especially in areas of poor construction. However the distance of the quake from major populations and its depth 38 kilometers or 36 miles means its is unlikely to have caused much damage. There are no official […]