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Friday, December 24, 2010

Puerto Rico struck by powerful 5.1 earthquake

A powerful magnitude 5.1 earthquake has struck Puerto Rico.
The earthquake caused power outages in some sectors and a temporary shutdown of cellular and land phone communication services.

Wapa.tv: http://wapa.tv/noticias/primeraplana/fuerte-temblor-de-tierra/20101224195122
USGS: Magnitude 5.1 - PUERTO RICO

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Quake near Japanese islands triggers tsunami warning - CNN.com

Quake near Japanese islands triggers tsunami warning - CNN.com
CNN - A magnitude 7.4 earthquake off the coast of Japan early Wednesday triggered a tsunami warning for a group of remote islands and an advisory for the southern region of the country, the Japanese Meteorological Agency said.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/12/21/japan.earthquake/

Friday, December 17, 2010

Larry King ends his record-setting run on CNN - CNN.com

Larry King ends his record-setting run on CNN - CNN.com

Object shot out of sky above Israeli nuclear plant, military says - CNN.com

Object shot out of sky above Israeli nuclear plant, military says - CNN.com
CNN - The Israeli Air Force shot down an unidentified flying object over the Dimona nuclear plant in the Negev Desert Thursday, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/12/16/israel.negev.shootdown/

Navy Working on New Super Rail Gun

Navy Working on New Super Rail Gun
AOL News - The world's most powerful gun is one step closer to becoming the super-weapon of the future.

The Navy on Friday demonstrated a record-setting 33-megajoule shot from its developmental electromagnetic rail gun, a weapon that will be able to shoot farther than conventional guns. This weapon of the future could someday go on U.S. Navy ships, but for right now, it's a science and technology project.

Read more at AOL News: http://www.aolnews.com/2010/12/14/the-navys-new-super-gun-explained/ and at ONR: www.onr.navy.mil

Monday, December 13, 2010

Virginia judge rules health care mandate unconstitutional - CNN.com

Virginia judge rules health care mandate unconstitutional - CNN.com
CNN - A Virginia federal judge on Monday found a key part of President Barack Obama's sweeping health care reform law unconstitutional, setting the stage for a protracted legal struggle likely to wind up in the Supreme Court.

U.S. District Court Judge Henry Hudson struck down the 'individual mandate' requiring most Americans to purchase health insurance by 2014. The Justice Department is expected to challenge the judge's findings in a federal appeals court.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/12/13/health.care/

Saturday, December 11, 2010

BBC News - Stockholm, Sweden blasts kill one and injure two

BBC News - Stockholm shopping blasts kill one and injure two
BBC News - One person has been killed and two others injured in two explosions that rocked the centre of the Swedish capital, Stockholm.

A car blew up near the busy shopping street of Drottninggatan and another blast followed nearby minutes later.

Swedish press attributed the second blast to a suicide bomber but police said no cause had yet been determined.

Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said a 'terrorist attack' which could have been 'truly catastrophic' had failed.

Read full story at BBC News: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11977524

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

WikiLeaks lists sites key to U.S. security - CNN.com

WikiLeaks lists sites key to U.S. security - CNN.com
CNN - WikiLeaks has published a secret U.S. diplomatic cable listing places the United States considers vital to its national security, prompting criticism that the website is inviting terrorist attacks on American interests.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/12/06/wikileaks/

WikiLeaks' Assange held while court decides on extradition - CNN.com

WikiLeaks' Assange held while court decides on extradition - CNN.com
CNN - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange handed himself over to police Tuesday, promptly appeared in court where he was denied bail and left for jail in a police van.

A judge will now decide whether to extradite him to Sweden to face questioning over allegations he had sexual relations with two women without their consent. He has not been charged with a crime.

Read full story at CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/12/07/uk.wikileaks.investigation/

Elizabeth Edwards has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was 61. - CNN.com

Elizabeth Edwards loses battle with cancer - CNN.com