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The SeniorArk.com editor is Christian, a member of the Presbyterian Church. But we are deeply concerned about the 60+ year oppression of the Palestinians by Israel, and will from time-to-time call attention to this immoral and criminal behavior. Israel's illegal and immoral treatment of Palestinians, and the daily theft of their homes and land, must end. These 'crimes against humanity' need to cease. Compare the way the Nazis treated the Jews, and there appear to be similarities with what is happening to the Palestinians in 2015. We Americans are giving billions $$ to aid and abet Israel in this treatment.   We urge you   to do the research, and compare for yourselves. Then, let your feelings be known to your Congressional Rep, your Senators, and the President.


Thousands of Palestinian structures under Israeli demolition orders

DAWN.com - Reposted Oct 4, 2015 (How can the world and the U.S. allow this terror?)
JERUSALEM: Some 13,000 Palestinian structures in the West Bank are currently under Israeli demolition orders, leaving residents and homes “in a state of chronic uncertainty and threat”, the UN said on Monday.

Israel cuts water to Palestinian village, causing deaths of hundreds ...

International Middle East Media Center - Reposted - Oct 4, 2015

As an exceptionally hot summer heatwave continues to drain the region's water supplies, this week Israeli water company Mekorot took the ... (Israel can cut off water to the Palestinian territories at will, killing animals, crops, and sometimes humans. Palestinians are rarely permitted to drill water wells in their own country, Israel being afraid it could affect their own wells. This is nothing short of Israeli government criminal behavior. Ask yourself how the world, and the U.S. allows this crime to continue.)

As Homes in West Bank Settlement Are Demolished, Netanyahu Approves More

New York Times - Reposted Oct 4, 2015
JERUSALEM - After an Israeli court ruled on Wednesday that two apartment blocks in a West Bank settlement had been built illegally and ordered them demolished, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu authorized the immediate construction of 300 more ...(The illegal Israeli activity continues against Palestinian land ownership.)

French Minister Warns Against Israeli Settlements

Eurasia Review- Reposted Oct 4, 2015

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Saturday urged the resumption of Middle East peace talks, AFP reported. The French minister also ...

Israel fails to protect Palestinians from settlers: Rights group

Press TV - Reposted Oct 4, 2015

This file photo shows armed Israeli settlers in the West Bank city of ... Israelis live in over 120 settlements built since Israel's occupation of the ...

Vatican officially recognizes the 'State of Palestine'

Washington Post - Reposted Oct 4, 2015
The Vatican concluded a treaty Wednesday that formally recognizes Palestinian statehood, a step that immediately drew criticism from the Israeli government and a warning that it harms the Middle East peace process.

Israel police say Jewish settlers stone US consular officials during West Bank visit

6Haaretz - Reposted Oct 4, 2015

For a country that insists it's done nothing wrong, Israel sure acts like it has something to hide.

Israel drops aerial bombs on densely-populated areas, thereby leading to the indiscriminate killing of innocent civilians? Not possible, Israel has the most moral army in the world. Israel demolishes the homes of Palestinian terrorists and their families, in violation of international law? Irrelevant, Israel has the most moral army in the world. For a country that frequently boasts about its own morality, though, Israel sure does everything in its power to avoid its good deeds seeing the light of day.

Israel to expropriate (STEAL) West Bank land around...

Daily Times - Reposted Oct 4, 2015

JERUSALEM - Israel announced on Sunday that it will expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, angering the Palestinians and alarming Israeli peace campaigners.

White House: 'deep concern' over new settlement units  (Not deep enough, White House!)

Ynetnews - Reposted Oct 4, 2015

With tensions between Jerusalem and Washington running high, White House says Israel's announcement of some 400 new settler housing units undermine efforts to achieve peace. (For years Israel has stood with it's hand out for money, while at the same time smacking the U.S. with the other hand. This MUST END. This illegal and immoral behavior did not begin with Obama, but has shown itself for decades.





Now's the time to get your flu shot

St. Cloud Times - Oct 4, 2015
Now's the time to get your annual flu shot. It takes about two weeks to develop an immune response after you get the vaccine, said Dr.

Study Links Late Bedtimes To Weight Gain

CBS Local - Oct 4, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) - Whatever is keeping you up at night, may be causing you to gain weight. Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have found a link between body mass index and sleep.

Mass shooting plot uncovered at Calif. high school

Miami Herald - Oct 4, 2015
Deputies have arrested four male students after uncovering a shooting plot targeting Summerville High School, authorities said. At a news conference Saturday afternoon, Tuolumne County Sheriff Jim Mele said the case came to him Wednesday when ...

Time For a Showdown: Why Obama Needs to Debate the NRA President on Live TV

Daily Beast - Oct 4, 2015
Mr. President, there is something you can do to get gun legislation: debate NRA chief Wayne LaPierre. Millions would watch, and you'd change many minds.

Tracking Hurricane Joaquin: More Rain, Flooding Forecast Along Soggy East Coast

CBS Local - Oct 4, 2015
BALTIMORE (WJZ)–The First Warning Weather team continues to tracking your weekend weather and any possible effects from Hurricane Joaquin.

East Coast Flooding: 'Once in 500 Years' Downpour Threatens South Carolina

NBCNews.com - Oct 4, 2015
Some 22 million East Coast residents braced for more deadly flooding on Sunday as a "once in 500 years" rainfall event threatened South Carolina.

Ben Carson Is The Smartest Guy In The Room. And The Weirdest.

Huffington Post - Oct 4, 2015
The man battling with Donald Trump at the top of the GOP polls brings his eccentric and paranoid brand to the campaign trail.

Saudi Aramco Cuts Crude Pricing to Asia, U.S. Amid Weak Demand

Bloomberg - Oct 4, 2015
Saudi Arabia cut pricing for November oil sales to Asia and the U.S. as the world's largest crude exporter seeks to keep its barrels competitive with rival suppliers amid sluggish demand.

Your credit card is getting a security makeover

Buffalo News - Oct 4, 2015
Thursday's deadline has come and gone, but most customers are still swiping their credit cards instead of “dipping” them at credit card terminals across Western New York.

Assad says Russian air campaign vital to save Middle East

Reuters - Oct 4, 2015
BEIRUT/AMMAN President Bashar al-Assad said the success of a military campaign by Russia, Syria and its allies was vital to save the Middle East from destruction, a day after Moscow said it would step up air strikes against Islamic State targets...

Social Security and You: When you are due 2 benefits

Arizona Daily Star - Oct 3, 2015
Just about anyone who has worked and who is married or who has ever been married is potentially due two Social Security benefits: his or her own Social Security benefit and possibly a dependent benefit on a spouse's Social Security record.

Oregon shooting: Gunman was student in class where he killed 9

CNN - Oct 3, 2015
Roseburg, Oregon (CNN) The man who gunned down nine people at an Oregon community college was enrolled in the class where the fatal shootings occurred, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said Friday.

East Coast soaked by expansive, crawling storm

CNN - Oct 3, 2015
(CNN) The East Coast deluge has begun. And it won't end, in many places, for several more days. While it appears Hurricane Joaquin won't land the direct hit that some feared, communities from the Carolinas through New England nonetheless have their ...

Kasich picks up two new NH endorsements, calls for US-made no-fly sanctuaries ...

Concord Monitor - Oct 3, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, is seen Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in during a press conference with, from left, former U.S.

Vatican fires gay priest after publicly coming out

Washington Times - Oct 3, 2015
Pope Francis greets some prelates at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept.

Global woes squeeze US job growth

Los Angeles Times - Oct 3, 2015
Disappointing job growth in September indicates the economic slowdown in China and elsewhere has started to hurt the U.S., and that probably means the Federal Reserve won't hike a key interest rate this month - or maybe even this year.

Scottrade Says Hack May Have Affected 4.6M Customers

CBS Local - Oct 3, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) - Online stock brokerage company Scottrade said that the names and addresses of about 4.6 million of its customers may have been stolen by hackers.

Oil Bulls Lose Faith in Recovery as Russia Adds to Global Glut

Bloomberg - Oct 3, 2015
Hedge funds trimmed bullish oil bets for the first time in six weeks, losing faith in a swift recovery as Russia boosted output to the highest since the Soviet Union collapsed.

Fate of Cargo Ship Caught in Hurricane Joaquin Unknown

New York Times - Oct 3, 2015
ELEUTHERA, Bahamas - The U.S. Coast Guard scoured Bahamian waters for a disabled cargo ship with 33 crewmembers, including 28 Americans, that lost contact during Hurricane Joaquin, which was moving away from the sprawling archipelago on ...

Royal Dutch Shell On An Arctic Drilling Hiatus

Business Finance News - Oct 3, 2015
After spending several billion dollars and seven years of intense preparation, Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:RDS.A) has suddenly deserted all plans of the US Arctic exploration program, in the near future.

A Florida museum now boasts the world's largest collection of fossilized poop

The Week Magazine - Oct 3, 2015
The South Florida Museum is arguably celebrating National Fossil Day in the best way possible Saturday - by unveiling a giant fossilized poop exhibit.

Economists defend Obamacare 'Cadillac' tax on health plans

Rapid News Network - Oct 3, 2015
The New York Times reports that Hillary will begin to campaign against the portion of ObamaCare that placed a high tax on employer-based health care plans with high-end premiums.

This simple change could help you lose a ton of weight

BABW News - Oct 3, 2015
Are you getting to bed at a reasonable hour each night? If not, you might be at risk of gaining some serious weight. Have you been burning the midnight oil lately?

FDA Approves Merck's Keytruda for Most Common Form of Lung Cancer

Wall Street Journal - Oct 3, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Merck MRK 1.56 % & Co.'s Keytruda for the treatment of the most common form of lung cancer, the second of a costly new wave of immune-boosting drugs to be cleared for one of the deadliest cancer types.

Spider In Woman's Ear – It's Not Charlotte's Web! It's A Nightmare

Dispatch Times - Oct 2, 2015
According to Huffington Post, 25-year-old Li Meng went for a hike with her boyfriend and began hearing scratching noises in her ear on the night she returned home.

Family with history of rare Alzheimer's gene hopes for a cure

CBS News - Oct 2, 2015
Marty Reiswig's family has history of a rare, inherited form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. The 36-year-old could undergo tests to learn if he will also get the disease, but he has chosen not to.

Joaquin Lashes Bahamas; Powerful Hurricane Could Threaten US

New York Times - Oct 2, 2015

ELEUTHERA, Bahamas - Hurricane Joaquin hammered islands in the central Bahamas with torrential rains that flooded homes and forecasters warned that the "extremely dangerous" Category 4 storm could grow even stronger as it roared on a path that ..

Nine victims and gunman dead in mass shooting at Ore. community college

Washington Post - Oct 2, 2015
ROSEBURG, Ore. - A rural community college became the site of America's latest mass shooting on Thursday as a lone gunman burst into classrooms during the school day and mowed down terrified students before being shot dead in a firefight with police, ...

Oregon shooting: Gunman had white supremacy, anti-religion leanings, sources say

Los Angeles Times - Oct 2, 2015
Nine people were killed and at least 10 injured by a gunman at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on Thursday. The gunman was later killed in a shootout with police.

Israeli settlers attempt to set Palestinian houses on fire in West Bank

Press TV - Oct 2, 2015
Israeli settlers have once again attacked Palestinian properties across the occupied West Bank, attempting to set houses on fire. The attacks ...

Syria at UN summit as Russian bombing causes tensions

U.S. News & World Report - Oct 2, 2015
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Syria's foreign minister is to address the summit of world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly on Friday as Russia's decision to start bombing targets in the war-torn nation adds another layer of tensions to the region.

President Obama says Putin is acting out of weakness rather than strength

Washington Post - Oct 2, 2015
In his first remarks on Syria since Russian air strikes began, President Obama said that the United States would continue its fight against Islamic State fighters and other extremists, but said "we're not going to make Syria into a proxy war between ...

Dollar treads water vs euro, yen as focus shifts to US jobs data

Reuters - Oct 2, 2015
TOKYO The dollar trod water against the yen and euro on Friday as investors were wary ahead of the U.S. non-farm payrolls report, which could influence chances of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates before year-end.

Michigan Farmer Unearths Bones of Rare Mammoth Hybrid From Nearly 15000 Years Ago

ABC News - Oct 2, 2015
A farmer near Ann Arbor, Michigan, recently unearthed the skull, tusks and other bones of a mammoth possibly butchered by early human hunters nearly 15,000 years ago, according to a paleontologist at the University of Michigan.

Saudi Arabia is facing a cash crunch

CNN - Oct 1, 2015
After years of raking in cash from lofty prices, oil-producing countries are getting squeezed by the crash in crude oil prices. Even mighty Saudi Arabia.

Oil Drillers Spared More Misery by U.S. Judge's Fracking Ruling

Bloomberg - Oct 1, 2015
New federal fracking regulations have been blocked by a U.S. judge in Wyoming who said the government's Bureau of Land Management lacks the authority to control hydraulic fracturing.

Russia begins airstrikes in Syria; US warns of new concerns in conflict

Washington Post - Sep 30, 2015
MOSCOW - Russian warplanes began airstrikes in Syria on Wednesday, adding an unpredictable new element to a multi-layered war that has already drawn in the United States and allies, created millions of refugees and expanded the reach of the Islamic ...

Historic raising of Palestinian flag at United Nations

CNN - Sep 30, 2015
New York (CNN) [Breaking news update, posted at 1:48 p.m. ET]. The Palestinian flag was raised outside the headquarters of the United Nations in New York for the first time Wednesday afternoon, a watershed moment that won support on many fronts but ...

US stocks rise sharply following big gains in Europe, Asia

Los Angeles Times - Sep 30, 2015
U.S. stocks are rising in early trading Wednesday following big gains in Asia and Europe, but major indexes are still heading for their worst quarterly close in four years.

Kim Davis' lawyer says she met with pope

USA TODAY - Sep 30, 2015
The Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples met with Pope Francis last Thursday during his U.S.

TransCanada Cries Uncle in Nebraska in Bid to Speed Keystone XL

Bloomberg - Sep 30, 2015
TransCanada Corp. is surrendering to an additional review of the Keystone XL oil pipeline in Nebraska and backing off from conflicts with landowners as it struggles to win approval for the project.

Target to match online prices with online rivals

Washington Post - Sep 30, 2015
NEW YORK - Starting Thursday, Target will now match its online prices with more than two dozen online competitors including Amazon.

Indian man beaten to death for allegedly eating beef

CBS News - Sep 30, 2015
BISARA, India - Indian police arrested eight people and were searching for two more Wednesday after villagers allegedly beat a Muslim farmer to death and severely injured his son upon hearing rumors that the family was eating beef - a taboo for many ...

Watch more than 1 million angry bees swarm an Oklahoma highway

Washington Post - Sep 30, 2015
A truck loaded with honeybees rolled over on an Oklahoma roadway Tuesday, unleashing a black cloud of more than 1 million angry insects that swarmed vehicles and endangered drivers.

1500-Year-Old Mosaic Map Found

Discovery News - Sep 30, 2015
A rare 1,500-year-old mosaic discovered in Israel that unusually depicts a map with streets and buildings will be revealed for the first time tomorrow.

Daily aspirin increases chance of gastrointestinal cancer survival

Healio - Sep 30, 2015
Twice as many patients with gastrointestinal cancers who took daily aspirin post-diagnosis survived compared with nonusers, according to findings from a large study conducted in The Netherlands and presented at the European Society of Medical ...

Researchers disguise drugs as platelets to target cancer

Asheboro Courier Tribune - Sep 30, 2015
RALEIGH - Researchers have for the first time developed a technique that coats anticancer drugs in membranes made from a patient's own platelets, allowing the drugs to last longer in the body and attack both primary cancer tumors and the circulating ...

Be prepared to stay well throughout flu season

Communities Digital News - Sep 29, 2015
Beginning in October and peaking in February, flu season has been known to persist until the month of May.
Flu is an infectious disease caused by the influenza virus, occurring in the Northern and Southern hemispheres throughout the winter months when the sun is at its lowest.

UK scientists start stem cell trial of potential blindness cure

Philly.com - Sep 29, 2015
LONDON (Reuters) - The first patient has been treated in Britain in a pioneering trial of a new treatment co-developed by Pfizer and derived from embryonic stem cells designed for patients with a condition that can cause blindness.

Obama and Putin Play Diplomatic Poker Over Syria

New York Times - Sep 29, 2015
UNITED NATIONS - After circling each other for the past year, President Obama and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia squared off on Monday at the United Nations in dueling speeches that presented starkly different views on the Syrian crisis and how ...

US sanctions Islamic State supporters, targets finances

Reuters - Sep 29, 2015
WASHINGTON The United States imposed sanctions on Tuesday against more than 30 Islamic State leaders, financial figures, supporters and affiliated groups in an effort to block the militants from the international financial system.

New Jersey high school football player died of lacerated spleen, medical ...

Fox News - Sep 29, 2015
A star New Jersey high school quarterback who collapsed and died after receiving a heavy hit during a Friday night football game was a victim of internal bleeding caused by a ruptured spleen, an autopsy revealed Monday.

US consumer confidence rises in September

Reuters - Sep 29, 2015
U.S. consumer confidence rose and was higher than expected in September, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.

Trump attacks Forbes for saying his net worth is actually $4.5 billion

Politico - Sep 29, 2015
Donald Trump's net worth is less than half of what the Republican presidential candidate says it is, according to the latest estimate from Forbes in its list of the 400 richest people in the United States.

Icahn urges Fed to get off zero, says 'treacherous path' undertaken

Reuters - Sep 29, 2015
NEW YORK Billionaire investor activist Carl Icahn ramped up criticism of the U.S. Federal Reserve, warning about the unintended consequences of ultra low interest rates on the economy and financial markets.

Artifacts Recovered From Over 2000-Year-Old Shipwreck Reveal 'How the 1 ...

TheBlaze.com - Sep 29, 2015
Marine archaeologists continued work on a shipwreck off the coast of a Greek island that has previously been called the “Titanic of the ancient world,” excavating more than 50 artifacts in a recent mission.

TSA Found Record Number of Guns in Carry-On Luggage at Airports During One Week

NBCNews.com - Sep 28, 2015
A record number of guns were found in passengers' carry-on luggage at airport security checkpoints during one week in September, according to the Transportation Security Agency.

FBI report: Violent and property crime down slightly in 2014

USA TODAY - Sep 28, 2015
WASHINGTON - Overall violent crime and property offenses declined slightly last year across much of the country, continuing a downward trajectory even as some communities battled disparate surges in violence, according to a new FBI report.

Gas prices are lowest for fall since 2004

Sun Sentinal - Sep 28, 2015
Florida drivers this fall are paying the lowest price for gasoline \ince 2004 and probably will see more stations offering prices below $2 per gallon by winter, travel club AAA said Monday.

Share of Immigrants in US Nears Highs of Early 20th Century, Report Finds

New York Times - Sep 28, 2015
In the 50 years since Congress broadly reconfigured immigration to open the country to newcomers from around the world, 59 million foreign-born people have come to the United States, more than quadrupling the number of immigrants who were in the ...

Campers Flee in Panic as a Huge Sinkhole Swallows Tents and RV on Australian Beach

TIME - Sep 28, 2015
An enormous sinkhole opened up on a prime tourist beach in Australia over the weekend, swallowing an RV, a car, a trailer and some tents as vacationers fled in terror.

Mars Shows Strong Signs of Flowing Water, Researchers Say

NBCNews.com - Sep 28, 2015
A new study provides the "strongest evidence yet" of salty liquid water that flows on modern-day Mars, researchers said on Monday in a groundbreaking discovery that holds implications for future expeditions to the Red Planet.

Royal Dutch Shell suspends Arctic drilling indefinitely

Washington Post - Sep 28, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell announced early Monday morning it will suspend Arctic drilling indefinitely, after finding insufficient oil and gas in one of its exploratory wells to justify costly development.

Wall St. skids as China fears rattle investors

Reuters - Sep 28, 2015
U.S. stocks were sharply down in afternoon trading on Monday, set for their worst third quarter in four years, as investors worried about the health of China's economy and its impact on the timing of a U.S.

Global warming started 75 years ago

University Herald - Sep 28, 2015
Global Warming (Photo : PR) A slowdown in global warming doesn't mean climate change is ending, according to a recent study. According to a recent study, the first signs of global warming date back to the 1940s in the tropics, Africa, Australia, and ...

Opportunity Mars Rover Preparing for Active Winter

Astrobiology Magazine - Sep 28, 2015
This Martian scene shows contrasting textures and colors of “Hinners Point,” at the northern edge of “Marathon Valley,” and swirling reddish zones on the valley floor to the left.

Gene Test Helps Some Breast-Cancer Patients Skip Chemo, Study Says

Wall Street Journal - Sep 28, 2015
A gene test used to guide treatment for early-stage breast cancer proved effective in enabling certain women to safely forgo chemotherapy, in a study that illustrates how genomic information is reshaping cancer care.

Why Some Smokers Develop COPD

U.S. News & World Report - Sep 28, 2015
Some smokers develop lung disease, while others skate by without it. Now, there's more evidence suggesting genetic factors play a role in whether a person develops lung disease like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or not.

Watch scientists send brain signals between people over the internet

BABW News - Sep 27, 2015
A new study has demonstrated that it is possible for people to transmit brain signals between one another over the internet - watch how it works here.

Researchers Identify Genetic Make-Up Of Breast Cancer Tumors That Grow

Tech Times - Sep 27, 2015
A study that identified the genes responsible for recurring breast cancer cases is deemed very important in precision medicine. The newfound knowledge is believed to lead to better, more targeted treatments.

App Reveals Americans Eat All day Long

Beacon Transcript - Sep 27, 2015
US researchers have used a smartphone app to track the eating habits of Americans, and they concluded that if people are awake, chances are they're eating.

Q2 GDP Revised Even Higher to 3.9%

Economic Populist - Sep 27, 2015
Q2 GDP has been revised upward again to 3.9%. Originally Q2 GDP was reported as 2.3% and then increased to 3.7%. The reason for the higher GDP revision is consumer spending was revised upward by over a quarter of a percentage point.

Poll: Ben Carson, Donald Trump run neck-and-neck

CNN - Sep 27, 2015
Washington (CNN) Businessman Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson are running neck-and-neck in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, while former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continues to lose ground to Vermont Sen. Bernie ...

Donald Trump is free to cherry-pick his polls. But his decline is clear.

Washington Post - Sep 27, 2015
When announcing the results of a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll on Sunday, NBC senior political editor Mark Murray tweeted this: NBC/WSJ poll on GOP race: Trump 21 (+2 since July) Carson 20 (+10) Rubio 11 (+6) Fiorina 11 (+11) Bush 7 (-7) ...

Moon madness: Rare supermoon lunar eclipse and harvest moon to coincide Sunday ...

New York Daily News - Sep 27, 2015
Stargazers will be over the moon Sunday as three separate lunar events converge in one night. A rare supermoon total lunar eclipse will grace the night sky, coinciding with harvest moon, in a spectacular celestial trifecta that will surely leave ...

France launches its first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria

CNN - Sep 27, 2015
(CNN) The French military has carried out its first airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, according to a statement from the office of France's presidency.

Obama, Cuba's President Raul Castro to meet in New York

U.S. News & World Report - Sep 27, 2015
President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, to travel to JFK International Airport in New York.

VW staff, supplier warned of emissions test cheating years ago - reports

Reuters - Sep 27, 2015
BERLIN/ROME Volkswagen's own staff and one of its suppliers warned years ago about software designed to thwart emissions tests, two German newspapers reported on Sunday, as the automaker tries to uncover how long its executives knew about the ...

Story image for self repairing tires from Pioneer NewsGerman Scientists Develop Self-Repairing Tires

Pioneer News - Sep 27, 2015
It wasn't that long ago that scientists developed self-healing plastic and it became nearly immediately apparent that this would be quite the beneficial material in automobiles.

Climate Change Actually Began in the 1940s

CDA News - Sep 27, 2015
An Australian research team has uncovered that climate change is not as recent of a global problem as previously thought. According to a new study published in the latest issue of the journal Environmental Research Letters, the modern manifestation of ...

NASA Scientists Perplexed : Black Hole 30 Times Bigger Than Expected, Shatters ...

Times Gazette - Sep 27, 2015
Black Holes are known to have the most powerful forces in the universe. A single black hole is enough to cause destruction in a galaxy.

John Boehner's resignation sparks succession fight

CNN - Sep 26, 2015
Washington (CNN) John Boehner's sudden resignation is launching an unexpected leadership battle in Congress that may be a turning point for Republicans, likely pitting the establishment wing against tea party conservatives.

The Daily 202: What to expect in the post-John Boehner world

Washington Post - Sep 26, 2015
THE BIG IDEA: House Speaker John Boehner's retirement announcement shocked Washington yesterday. Based on our own reporting over the past 24 hours and a review of everyone else's coverage, here is what you need to know about...

New data reveals stark gaps in graduation rates between poor and wealthy students

PRI - Sep 26, 2015
A new report released this week provides a detailed look at the graduation rates of low-income college students. At many colleges, low-income students graduate at much lower rates than their high-income peers.

Russia's move into Syria upends US plans and creates new complications

Washington Post - Sep 26, 2015
ISTANBUL - Russia's military expansion into Syria has thrown three years of U.S. policy planning about Syria into disarray, derailing calculations and assumptions about ways to resolve the country's war that may never have worked but now...

Donald Trump: Let Russia fight the Islamic State in Syria

Washington Post - Sep 26, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY - Donald Trump accused his Republican presidential rivals on Friday night of wanting to "start World War III over Syria," and suggested that the United States should instead let Russia deal with the problem.

Jeb Bush says Dems lure black voters with 'free stuff'

WPEC - Sep 26, 2015
Washington (CNN) -- Jeb Bush told a South Carolina crowd Thursday that Democrats play to African-American voters by offering "free stuff," a similar comment to a contentious one that Mitt Romney made in the days after his 2012 loss to President Barack ...

'People are calling about it': popemobile gives small Fiat car a boost in stature

The Guardian - Sep 26, 2015
Live in New York City and want a popemobile? Giuseppe's your man. Photograph: Harriet Sherwood for the Guardian. Harriet Sherwood in New York.

From the Pope to Xi -- An Inspiring Week for Climate Action

Huffington Post - Sep 26, 2015
From the pope's historic visit to the U.S., to China's commitment to cap its carbon pollution, to corporate commitments to clean energy, it's been an inspiring week for climate action.

0NASA on eve of big announcement: 'Mars mystery solved'

Chron.com - Sep 26, 2015
NASA will announce a major discovery regarding Mars on Monday. What could it be? The agency is mum, but many are speculating it could be confirmation of water streams on the planet.

Tech-Savvy Teens Take on Ebola, Heart Disease, and Alzheimers

IEEE Spectrum - Sep 26, 2015
Every year, I look forward to meeting the teens from around the world who come to the Google campus in September to compete in the finals of the Google Science Fair.

Teen Girl Develops Hepatitis After Drinking Green Tea Bought Online

ABC News - Sep 26, 2015
A teen girl ended up with acute hepatitis after drinking too much green tea, according to a medical case study. 1K Shares. Email. Doctors said a teen's bid to lose weight by drinking tea left her with serious health complications, including acute ...

Diabetes Risk Lower With Nighttime BP Meds

MedPage Today - Sep 25, 2015
Dosing antihypertensives before sleep instead of upon waking lowered risk of incident diabetes in a randomized trial.

Fidgeting might be good for your health

CBS News - Sep 25, 2015
Next time you find yourself restless and fidgeting at work, you may want to think twice before stopping. It may be doing your health some good, new research suggests.

A quarter of fish sold at markets contain man-made debris

Phys.org - Sep 25, 2015
UC Davis researchers found plastic and fibrous debris in 25 percent of the fish sold in Indonesian and California markets. Credit: Dale Trockel/photo.

'Absolutely terrifying' - Johns Island residents move forward after ...

WTVM - Sep - Sep 25, 2015
CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC/AP) -. Residents in the Johns Island area are moving forward after a devastating tornado ripped through the area early Friday morning damaging several homes.0

John Boehner, House Speaker, Will Resign From Congress

New York Times - Sep 25, 2015
WASHINGTON - Speaker John A. Boehner, under intense pressure from conservatives in his party, announced on Friday that he would resign one of the most powerful positions in government and give up his House seat at the end of October, as Congress ...

The top 10 GOP candidates for president, ranked

Washington Post - Sep 25, 2015
The last time I ranked the 10 people most likely to wind up as the Republican presidential nominee this year, I had Wisconsin Gov.

Pope Francis: What He Told the United Nations General Assembly

ABC News - Sep 25, 2015
The first issue that Pope Francis addressed in his speech was the importance of protecting the environment. Climate change and environmental action have been among the common themes throughout this trip.

Why Jeb Bush's 'free stuff' argument about black voters is so off-the-mark

Washington Post - Sep 25, 2015
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush made a weird comment during a town hall meeting in South Carolina on Thursday night. Responding to a question about how the Republican Party could win black votes, Bush said that "[o]ur messages is one of hope and ...

Maine mayor pushing bill to post welfare recipients' addresses online

Fox News - Sep 25, 2015
A Maine mayor is proposing a controversial name-and-shame strategy for welfare recipients, saying he plans to push a bill requiring the state to publish the names and addresses and other details for “every individual on the dole.

6 year-old-dead, 11-year-old shot in chest during drive-by shooting in SE Houston

KPRC Houston - Sep 25, 2015
Two brothers were caught in crossfire Friday morning during a drive-by shooting in southeast Houston. A 6-year-old was shot and killed and a 11-year-old boy was shot in the chest during the shooting.

Final September Consumer Sentiment Index Rises to 87.2

Wall Street Journal - Sep 25, 2015
Consumers' enthusiasm about the U.S. economy improved in late September, suggesting worries about global turmoil have eased somewhat.

Hajj Stampede Near Mecca Leaves Over 700 Dead

New York Times - Sep 24, 2015
BEIRUT, Lebanon - At least 717 people were killed and 863 injured in a stampede near Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday morning. The deaths - at an intersection in Mina, about six miles east of the city - occurred around 9 a.m.

Reports: Israeli soldiers shoot, kill two in West Bank

CNN - Sep 24, 2015
(CNN) Hundreds of outraged mourners turned out Wednesday for the funeral of a Palestinian teenager who died after being shot by Israeli soldiers at a military checkpoint at Hebron in the West Bank.

Pope Francis's speech to Congress, annotated

Washington Post - Sep 24, 2014
Pope Francis made history Thursday morning as the first pope to address a joint meeting of Congress. Francis's speech was tinged with politics - okay, more than tinged - so I thought I'd annotate it to break down what he said and what he meant.

Pope Francis Challenges Congress to Heal World's 'Open Wounds'

New York Times - Sep 24, 2015
WASHINGTON - Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, challenged Congress and by extension the mightiest nation in history on Thursday to break out of its cycle of polarization and paralysis to finally use its power to heal the ...

Iranians quietly question their government's role in Syria and beyond

USA TODAY - Sep 24, 2015
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's decision to sign the Vienna nuclear agreement has opened up a wide discussion on formerly taboo topics. For the first time in years some Iranian intellectuals - both reformists and conservatives - are cautiously raising ...

Hundreds of Millions in Damage Estimated in California Fire

New York Times - Sep 24, 2015
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. - Future rebuilding efforts after the hundreds of millions of dollars in destruction caused by a wildfire burning north of San Francisco will be an opportunity to improve poor, sparsely populated Lake County, California officials said.

Girl, 5, breaks through security to deliver message on immigration to Pope Francis

New York Daily News - Sep 24, 2015
A tiny messenger had a big message for Pope Francis. Sophie Cruz, a 5-year-old girl from Los Angeles whose parents are undocumented immigrants, broke through the barriers during the papal parade in Washington, D.C.

How China is playing Boeing against Airbus to build its own airplane industry

Vox - Sep 24, 2015
For the first time ever, Boeing is locating an aircraft production facility abroad - in China - as part of a bundled deal to sell 300 new planes to Chinese airlines and leasing companies.

Mortgage Rates Fall on Fed Announcement: Freddie Mac

National Mortgage News - Sep 24, 2015
The dovish decision from the Federal Reserve to not raise the federal funds rate caused mortgage interest rates to decline across the board, according to the Freddie Mac Primary Mortgage Market Survey.

Hungry Humpbacks Spotted Miles Up Columbia River

Huffington Post - Sep 24, 2015
People near the small port town of Astoria, Oregon, were treated to a bizarre sight earlier this week: several humpback whales swimming in the Columbia River.

Yale study: More say global warming real

Catskill Daily Mail - Sep 24, 2015
Global warming doubters in Columbia and Greene counties are becoming an endangered species, according to a recent study by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason Center for Climate Change Communication.

UK scientists are seeking permission to genetically modify human embryos

ScienceAlert - Posted by SA Sep 24, 2015
A group of stem cell researchers in the UK has applied for permission to genetically modify human embryos in an attempt to better understand what happens in the earliest stages of human development and hopefully reduce the incident of miscarriage.

Starchy fruits and vegetables lead to weight gain

University Herald - Sep 24, 2015
Fruits and Vegetables -  New research suggests fruits and vegetables can improve an individual's mental health.

Drug and biotech industry trade groups give Martin Shkreli the boot

Washington Post - Sep 24, 2015
Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli has been called plenty of names this week, including some expletives: Public Enemy No. 1, big pharma's biggest a$$hole, a villain, the most hated man in America/the Internet/the world.

Report: Medical Diagnoses Often Wrong

CBS Local - Sep 23, 2015
Most people will experience at least one inaccurate or delayed medical diagnosis in their lifetimes, warns a new report.

Drug combo may calm agitation in Alzheimer's patients

CBS News - Sep 23, 2015
A drug that combines a cough suppressant with a heart medication might offer a safer option for calming the agitation that commonly affects people with Alzheimer's disease, an early clinical trial suggests.

Sleep apnea treatment could ease depression (WATCH how)

Senior World Report - Sep 23, 2015
A new study finds that sleep apnea treatment may help ease depression as well. It was seen that most depression patients suffered from sleep apnea that can easily be treated with continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP).

The Autumn Equinox is Here! Wait, What's the Autumn Equinox?

National Geographic - Posted by SA Sep 23, 2015
It comes twice a year and is related to the change in seasons, but a lot of people don't understand this celestial alignment. By Rachel A. Becker, National Geographic.

GOP pragmatists protest tea party shutdown tactics

Washington Post - Sep 23, 2015
WASHINGTON - Rank-and-file Republican lawmakers are protesting the tactics of tea party colleagues who demand that legislation to keep the government open also take away federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

Ohio deputy goes out of his way to help homeless family

CBS News - Sep 23, 2015
HAMILTON, Ohio -- A southwest Ohio sheriff's office is praising one of its deputies who quietly went out of his way to help a homeless family he spotted in a jail waiting room.

US, China 'United Against N. Korean Nukes'

The Chosunilbo - Sep 23, 2015
The U.S. and China are united in their opposition to North Korea arming itself with nuclear weapons and more powerful ballistic missiles, a senior Washington official said Monday.

UN Office in Seoul Intensifying Probes of Alleged Rights Abuses in North Korea

Wall Street Journal - Sep 23, 2015
SEOUL—A new United Nations field office in Seoul focused on North Korean human rights will build a more comprehensive picture of violations inside the country and increase pressure on its regime to close a network of political prison camps, the head ...

What Xi Jinping's Seattle Speech Might Mean For the US

Foreign Policy - Sep 23, 2015
Will the Chinese president's friendly address to business leaders translate to real progress during the upcoming state visit? Experts discuss.

Haj rituals start with arrival at Mina

The Nation - Sep 23, 2015
MAKKAH - Hundreds of thousands of Muslims from across the globe began the annual haj on Tuesday in one of the largest annual gatherings of people in the world.

'Pharma bro' Martin Shkreli and the very American debate over maximizing profit

Washington Post - Sep 23, 2015
By now, you've probably heard of Martin Shkreli. Over the past week, the 32-year-old has become public enemy No. 1 thanks to his company's decision to raise the price of a life-saving drug by more than 4,000 percent, from $1,130 to $63,000.

At 50, Ford Mustang is current and classic with new upgrades

Washington Post - Sep 23, 2015
At the age of 50, the Ford Mustang has accomplished the ultimate goal: To be current and ageless, and appealing to young and old alike.

Global Broadband Access Still Lacking

PC Magazine - Sep 23, 2015
More than 4 billion people around the world are still not connected to the Internet. A new UN report on global access to broadband finds that 57 percent of the world, or 4 billion people, remains unconnected.

Poaching fears as dead walrus herd found on Alaska beach

Dispatch Times - Sep 23, 2015
Federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into the deaths after they were found by an employee of an Air Force radar station at Cape Lisburne.

Clinton proposing $250 monthly cap on prescription drug costs for patients

Washington Post - Sep 22, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is proposing a $250 monthly cap on the amount patients with chronic and serious medical problems would have to pay out of pocket for prescription drugs as a way to reduce the effect...

Pope ends Cuban trip with address to families, heads to US

Washington Post - Sep 22, 2015
SANTIAGO, Cuba - Pope Francis ends his visit to Cuba on Tuesday with a Mass at the country's most revered shrine and a pep talk with families before flying north to Washington for the start of his U.S.

Vatican takes issue with LGBT activists attending Pope Francis's White House ...

Washington Times - Sep 22, 2015
The Vatican is reportedly offended by the Obama administration’s decision to invite LGBT activists to the pope’s welcoming ceremony in Washington D.C.

United Kingdom could generate nearly all power from renewables by 2030

Rapid News Network - Sep 22, 2015
But a new report released by Greenpeace global on Monday has reinforced the view that there are no major economic or technical barriers to shifting the world to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050; nor to the complete phase-out of fossil fuels.

Short life of Baby Doe marked by neglect, abuse: prosecutor

NOLA.com - Sep 22, 2015
Michael Patrick McCarthy, left, is arraigned in the death of Bella Neveah Amoroso Bond, the girl dubbed Baby Doe, in Dorchester District Court, on Monday, Sept.

Volkswagen emission scandal widens: 11 million cars affected

USA TODAY - Sep 22, 2015
Volkswagen's emissions scandal ballooned Tuesday as the automaker said it affects 11 million vehicles worldwide and will require the company to set aside 6.5 billion euro ($7.3 billion).

GOP candidates move fast to court Walker's valuable donor network

Washington Post - Sep 22, 2015
Republican presidential candidates moved aggressively Monday to court the donor base of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, whose abrupt exit from the race left his large national network of financial backers suddenly up for grabs.

Woman leaps from car after spotting spider, leading to crash

Miami Herald - Sep 22, 2015
A northern Indiana woman who jumped from her moving car after discovering a spider on her shoulder, leading to a crash that injured her 9-year-old son, likely won't face charges.

People emit a unique "microbial cloud" of bacteria, study finds

CBS News - Sep 22, 2015
Every person emits a unique blend of microbes into the air, and this "microbial cloud" is personalized enough that it could be used to identify people, a new study finds.

A 'lost world' of dinosaurs thrived in the snowy dark of Alaska, researchers say

Washington Post n- Sep 22, 2015
Paleontology can be pretty grueling work, especially if you want to study dinosaurs who could handle snow. To get to the Prince Creek Formation of Alaska -- an area rich with fossils of creatures who lived in the ancient Arctic...

Warming arctic could cost trillio ns of dollars

UPI.com - Sep 22, 2015
Previous models predict global warming's bill to total $326 trillion by 2200, but the new arctic analysis brings the expected loss total to $369 trillion.

Medicare news for seniors all good as open enrollment period nears

SeniorJournal.com - Sep 22, 2015
Medicare Annual Election Period Opens Oct. 15 Sept. 22, 2015 - The Annual Election Period for Medicare health and drug plans - which up until now has been called the “Open Enrollment Period” - begins on October 15 and ends December 7, 2015.

Heart Attack Survivors, Rejoice: Sex Is Still Okay for Some

ABC News - Sep 22, 2015
Many things change after a heart attack, but new research suggests your sex life need not be one of them. German researchers studied more than 500 heart attack survivors, men and women, over a 10-year period.

Aspirin relative might help Alzheimer's

The San Diego Union-Tribune - Sep 21, 2015
A chemical relative of aspirin is potentially useful in treating a neurodegenerative illness like Alzheimer's disease and possibly Alzheimer's itself, according to a study by California scientists.

Stricter state gun laws tied to fewer US kids with firearms

Reuters - Sep 21, 2015
(Reuters Health) - Children are less likely to carry firearms in U.S. states with more restrictive gun control laws, a new study suggests.

Social Security Strategies for Spouses: Do You Know Your Options?

Huffington Post - Sep 21, 2015
My wife and I are both turning 66 and I understand that this is 'full retirement age' according to Social Security. Should we both file on our birthdays, or is it better to wait?

No poverty, hunger in 15 years? UN sets sweeping new goals

Washington Post - Sep 21, 2015
A season of goal-setting begins this month as the United Nations launches a new 15-year plan to fight grinding world poverty, improve health and education and quell climate change.

Revolutionary effort needed to reach new global goals - researchers

Reuters - Sep 21, 2015
BARCELONA, Sept 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global leaders need to make a revolutionary effort to achieve a new set of development goals to be adopted at the United Nations later this week, as the world is already going backwards on a few of ...

Migrants could help solve Europe's aging population problem

MLive.com - Sep 21, 2015
BRUSSELS - The greatest influx of people into Europe in decades is not just a humanitarian emergency, but also a potential stroke of luck for many countries facing the economic threat of an aging population.

Donald Trump slams surging Carly Fiorina as 'robotic,' unelectable

CNN - Sep 21, 2015
Washington (CNN) Donald Trump said Monday that GOP rival Carly Fiorina's surge will end when voters take a closer look at her business record, one that he says shows "tremendous failure.

Biden: Decision on 2016 may not come in time

CBS News - Sep 21, 2015
Vice President Joe Biden said that he may not decide whether or not to run for president until it's too late to jump into the 2016 race.

Report: 1 in 4 gas stations below $2 per gallon nationally

SW News Media - Sep 21, 2015
Average retail gasoline prices in the Twin Cities have risen 3.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.30 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 1,106 gas outlets in the Twin Cities.

Study: Twice as much trash put in landfills than estimated

Washington Post - Sep 21, 2015
WASHINGTON - Americans are sending more than twice as much trash to landfills as the federal government has estimated, according to a new study.

AVG Updates Privacy Policy, Will Sell Your Non-Identifying Data

PC Magazine - Sep 21, 2015
We'll give security firm AVG a little credit: At least it isn't trying to be deceptive about what it might do with your data

September 21, 2015 | Is Mauna Loa Volcano About to Erupt? USGS Raises Alert ...

Cowen Daily - Sep 21, 2015
Seismologists have elevated ready levels for Mauna Loa, as the well of lava is indicating unpredictable exercises and may be because of emit following 31 years of rest.

8 trillion microbeads pollute US aquatic habitats daily

KSL.com - Sep 21, 2015
ATLANTA (CNN) - Not to alarm you, but your daily morning regimen might be harming the planet's oceans. What's the culprit?

California wildfires destroy at least 1400 homes

seattlepi.com - Sep 20, 2015
Brush and oak trees flare up as firefighters work to contain a blaze that burns along Highway 68 east of Laureles Grade in rural Salinas, Calif.

Poll: Americans widely admire Pope Francis, but his church less so

Washington Post - Sep 20, 2015
Pope Francis is adored by American Catholics and non-Catholics, who have embraced his optimism, humility and more inclusive tone. But as the 78-year-old pontiff arrives in the United States for his first visit, the public's view of the Catholic Church ...

Why Hispanics are thanking Donald Trump

Politico - Sep 20, 2015
Hispanic activists have two words for Donald Trump - thank you. “I think the greatest thing to ever happen to the Hispanic electorate is a gentleman named Donald Trump, he has crystalized the angst and anger of the Hispanic community,” U.S.

Fatal floods expose delicate balance in polygamous towns

Washington Post - Sep 20, 2015
SALT LAKE CITY - The secluded polygamous towns tucked between stunning red-rock cliffs have survived for more than 100 years, despite Utah and Arizona's efforts to dismantle them and expose abuses.

Texas man arrested after falsely accusing #BlackLivesMatter supporters of

Dispatch Times - Sep 20, 2015
A Texas man who received $6,000 from sympathizers after he claimed miscreants vandalized his truck with anti-police messages has been arrested after authorities say he scrawled the graffiti himself.

Energy equivalent to 100 million supernova explosions could be released during ...

NYC Today - Sep 20, 2015
Black holes have always been an interesting topic for astronomers and more we are coming to know about them, more confusion we have about how they function.

Mauna Loa recent volcanic activity could pave the way for an eruption

Times Gazette - Sep 20, 2015
Hawaiian authorities from the USGS (US Geological Survey) have heightened alert levels for Mauna Loa, the largest of the volcanoes that comprised Hawaii and currently holds the distinction of being the largest volcano in the planet

Feds Investigate Death Of 25 Walrus On Alaska Coast: Many Found Without Head ...

Tech Times Sep 20, 2015
Twenty-five dead walruses were found off the Alaskan coast. The feds have announced that they will be embarking on a series of investigations to identify the details of the deaths.

When should you get a flu vaccination?

Rapid News Network - Sep 20, 2015
Also, the study proved that about one in 20 cases of flu-related illnesses among elderly could have been stopped if more young adults got their dose of influenza shots.

Government single-payer health coverage may be nation's future

Deseret News - Sep 20, 2015
Soon, there will be no one but the government to merge with. If health costs continue spiraling upward, insurers may be forced into a marriage with Uncle Sam.

Protein Patch Helps Heal Muscle Damage After Heart Attack

Tech Times - Sep 19, 2015
Thanks to the efforts of a team of researchers, a new patch was tested to heal animal hearts successfully after a heart attack, giving hope that, with further testing, it may also work on humans.

Antibiotics Are Spreading Like Crazy—and a Lot of Them Are About to Stop Working

Mother Jones - Sep 19, 2015
In 1945, Sir Alexander Fleming won a Nobel Prize for his discovery of penicillin, which transformed modern medicine. Later that year, the bacteriologist issued a prescient warning: The miracle medicine could one day come with dangerous side effects

Artificial Pancreas Outperforms Pump Tx in Randomized Trial

MedPage Today - Sep 19, 2015
A "closed-loop" insulin delivery system -- which monitors blood glucose and administers insulin automatically -- performed better than sensor-augmented pump therapy for type 1 diabetes patients over 12 weeks in a randomized study reported here.

Tropical Storm Ida Forms; New Atlantic Storm May Brush US East Coast With ...

Accuweather.com - Sep 19, 2015
A broad area of showers and thunderstorms currently brewing just off the Carolina coast will cause stormy seas in the western Atlantic and could develop tropical characteristics into next week.

Wildfires expose risks to isolated seniors

Reading Eagle - Sep 19, 2015
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. - Some were pulled from the fire zone by relatives or neighbors, with or without their wheelchairs. At least a handful made the bumpy ride out in the back of a pickup through heavy smoke and fire-blackened debris ...

New Republican issue: Chief Justice John Roberts

USA TODAY - Sep 19, 2015
The Supreme Court is a frequent issue in Republican political campaigns, and the current presidential race has a specific target: Chief Justice John Roberts.

Despite Mideast worries over cheap global oil prices, more regional crude may ...0

Fox Business - Sep 19, 2015
FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2009 file photo, Iraqi laborers work at the Rumaila oil refinery in Zubair near the city of Basra, Iraq. Across a Mideast fueled by oil production, low global prices have some countries running on empty and scrambling...

Russian Buildup in Syria Raises Questions on Role

New York Times - Sep 19, 2015
LONDON - Russia's military buildup in Syria now includes surface-to-air missiles as well as combat aircraft with air-to-air capability, deployments that raise “serious questions” about Moscow's role in the region, Secretary of State John Kerry said

With eye to Rouhani Paris visit, French firms head to Iran

Reuters - Sep 19, 2015
PARIS, Sept 19 A senior French economic and political delegation heads to Tehran on Sunday to lay the groundwork for the first business contracts between France and Iran since an accord to curb its nuclear programme in July.


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