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Jay DeVaughn Pleads Guilty In Obama Anthrax Hoax

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A man from the Denver area has pleaded guilty to sending letters containing white powder to President Barack Obama, members of Congress...

If Deficits Don't Matter, Does Contract Abuse?

Scott Lilly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Lilly

It is remarkable how many people claim to be sincerely interested in reducing the federal budget deficit but have seemingly have no interest in taking on these kinds of abuse in contracting.

Con Games: Be Very Afraid, America

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

Before 9/11 Commissioner Richard Ben-Veniste talked about the "menu of horrible possibilities" at the Aspen Security Forum, I had already met the guy in the stained suit running for President since he was 12 years old.

Marc McMain Keyser, Fake Anthrax Mailer, Sentenced To Four Years In Prison

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A 66-year-old Sacramento man who admitted mailing dozens of fake anthrax samples around the country has been sentenced to f...

Managing Risks in Public Policy: Impact vs. Probability?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Walking barefoot through airport security makes little sense if our ports are unprotected. Let's gather the courage to redirect our resources to risks that are high probability and high impact.

Setting the Bar Too High For Al Qaeda

Jeremy White | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeremy White

While the vast majority of the Bush administration's security policies produced nothing more than a frightened U.S. population, its scare tactics might have actually cut Al Qaeda off at the knees.

Ogden IRS Building Evacuated: 'Suspicious Substance' Found, Hazmat Called To IRS Building In Utah

AP | MIKE STARK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

OGDEN, Utah — A suspicious substance found at an IRS building in Ogden, Utah, on Monday is not hazardous, an official with the U.S. Postal Inspe...

Anthrax Case Formally Closed By FBI

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT and PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — The FBI sought to close the book on its long, frustrating hunt for the killer behind the 2001 anthrax letters Friday, formally endi...

Fall Out Boy Split: Are They Done For Good?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since Fall Out Boy announced that they were taking 2010 off last summer, rumors have floated about whether the bad is done for good. This week, Fall O...

Anthrax In heroin kills eight in Europe: report

Reuters | Kate Kelland | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON (Reuters) -- Eight people have died of anthrax infection from using suspected contaminated heroin, European health authorities said on Saturday...

Biolabs Multiplying Like Rabbits: A Clear and Present Danger

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

The dangers posed by biolabs often fly under the radar, but that may be changing. The public would do well to question the knee-jerk "security at all costs" policy of the federal government.

I Must Have Anthrax, The Internet Says So

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

It is okay to research and gather information when various symptoms present themselves, but avoid self-diagnosis. Leave diagnosis up to your primary care physician or medical specialist.

Something You Should Know About Profits, Vaccines and Tort Reform

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

More research needs to be done on the companies supplying the vaccines for the troops. They and their well-connected investors are subsidized by the government, which supplies troops for human testing.

Scottish Heroin Contaminated With Anthrax

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Contaminated heroin may have caused an anthrax outbreak among drug addicts in Scotland, killing six people and infecting 12 in total, h...

Anthrax Scare: Suspicious Powder Sent To French, Austrian, Consulates

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Envelopes containing suspicious powder were sent to three foreign consulates in Manhattan on Monday, but initial tests suggested the ...

Suspicious Powder Found At AmEx Headquarters

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City police are investigating suspicious white powder found in envelopes at American Express Co. headquarters, near the site...

Letters Prompt anthrax scares across Alabama

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Envelopes containing white powder set off anthrax scares in five Alabama cities, shutting down two federal courthouses Monday...

Senate Anthrax Scare: Letter To Reid On Health Care From Former Surgeon General Shuts Down Senate

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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A Level-4 Biolab Grows in Boston: Pathogens Welcome

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

We are in the grips of a military-industrial complex for whom projects such as the Boston Biolab are as much meat and potatoes as any multi-billion dollar weapon system, no matter how dubious the need.

Zimbabwe's Poor Healthcare System Causing Humanitarian Crisis

NYCity News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
NYCity News Service

The collapse of Zimbabwe's health system has created a humanitarian crisis where people are already suffering from a crippling hyperinflation and severe food, fuel and currency shortages.

10 Lessons from Anvil!, the Greatest Heavy Metal Band You've Never Heard Of

Ariston Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

Who would have thought the feel good movie of the year stars fifty-year old heavy metal has-beens?

I Don't Care About AIG's Bonuses

Brad Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brad Friedman

Where is all the furor over the $12 billion sent over to Iraq as pallets of cash, which then simply disappeared into that trillion dollar rat hole without accounting or explanation?

How Obama Can Further U.S.-Iran Relations

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

President Barack Obama, who says he wants to open serious talks with Iran and establish better relations will have his work cut out for him. His first step is to read Iran's modern history.

How To Fell the News Media

Libby Mitchell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Libby Mitchell

There is a secret weapon that could be utilized to bring down every news organization in the world. Brilliant in simplicity, relatively easy to make, ...

Tom Daschle: Friend to Many Autism Families

David Kirby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Kirby

Senator Daschle is not anti-vaccine, but his record shows his willingness to question -- and even oppose -- vaccine makers and big pharmaceutical interests when it comes to protecting the rights of American medical consumers.