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CDC Wants $400M to Replace $214M Lab After Just 13 Years

February 24, 2018 |

Thirteen years after building a state-of-the-art lab for the world’s most dangerous germs, the nation’s top public health agency is asking for more than $ 400 million to build a new one, the AP reports. Officials at the CDC say the current lab building in Atlanta is quickly wearing down and…
Newser

2 Weeks After Crash, a 4th Grand Canyon Victim

February 23, 2018 |

A tourist pulled from the wreckage of a fiery helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon died from his injuries Thursday, per Nevada authorities. The Clark County coroner confirmed in a statement that 31-year-old Neil Udall (also IDed as Jonathan Udall ) died at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, the…
Newser

A Question for U.K. Ministers: What Were You After With Brexit?

February 22, 2018 |

After a week of speechifying by various members of the British cabinet, it is easier to identify what the government wants to stay the same after leaving the EU than what it wants to change, Simon Nixon writes.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Ford’s North America chief exits after company finds ‘inappropriate behavior’

February 22, 2018 |

Ford Motor Co.’s head of North American operations is leaving the automaker immediately following an investigation into reports of “inappropriate behavior.”

An internal probe by the U.S. automaker found that Raj Nair, an executive vice president, engaged in behavior that “was inconsistent with…


L.A. Times – Business

Rape suspect dies after poisoning himself during police chase, authorities say

February 22, 2018 |

A California man suspected of rape died during a car chase early Wednesday morning after “self-inflicted poisoning,” authorities said.
FOX News

Iceberg Exposes Marine Ecosystem After 120K Years

February 22, 2018 |

When an iceberg the size of Delaware separated from the Larsen C ice shelf last July, it uncovered an Antarctic marine habitat that had been hidden from the rest of the world for over 120,000 years, Quartz reports. Now scientists are racing to study the 3,600-square-mile ecosystem before…
Newser

Serena Williams Calls for Action After Scary Birth Experience

February 20, 2018 |

Serena Williams nearly died after her daughter was born via emergency C-section last year; a pulmonary embolism “sparked a slew of health complications that I am lucky to have survived,” the tennis star writes for CNN . Living through the experience made Williams realize even though it was terrifying, she’s one…
Newser

After School Shootings, Russian Bots Hijacked Gun Debate

February 20, 2018 |

For Russia-linked Twitter accounts and bots linked to Russian propaganda campaigns, last week’s horrific school shooting in Florida was just another opportunity to sow division among Americans, security researchers say. Within an hour of the shooting, hundreds of automated Twitter accounts with suspected Russian links began sending out tweets with…
Newser

Comedian’s Husband Sues After He Is Mentioned in Show

February 20, 2018 |

The future of comedy could depend on how much of a sense of humor British judges have when dealing with an unusual defamation lawsuit, legal experts say. Comedian Louise Beaumont says her estranged husband is suing her for mentioning him in her stand-up show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last…
Newser

Florida school set to reopen in phases after deadly shooting

February 20, 2018 |

The Florida school where a gunman last week opened fire, killing 17 students and teachers, is set to reopen in phases starting on Friday, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School said in a statement.
FOX News