06 Sep 2011

Three dead, six wounded in shooting at Carson City IHOP

“t least two of the victims killed at a shooting in a Carson City, Nevada, IHOP restaurant were military members who were wearing their uniforms, Chuck Allen with the Nevada Highway Patrol said Tuesday. Allen said police were still looking to find the shooter’s possible motive but said regardless officials

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06 Sep 2011

47 Shot in Violent NYC Labor Day Weekend

“Three people were killed and two police officers were wounded in a shooting a few blocks from the annual West Indian Day Parade in Brooklyn, capping a violent holiday weekend in which 47 people were injured by gunfire.” (Source: 47 Shot in Violent NYC Labor Day Weekend | NBC New

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06 Sep 2011

Ethiopia arrests 29 on terrorism charges

“Ethiopia has arrested 29 people including opposition party members on terrorism-related charges and being members of a rebel group, the government said on Monday. They were arrested on “suspicion of plotting to commit criminal acts contrary to anti-terrorism legislation”, said government spokesperson Shimeles Kemal, claiming they were members of the

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05 Sep 2011

Tropical Storm Talas leaves 29 dead, 56 missing in Japan

“The death toll from Talas, which swept across western Japan, has risen to 29, local authorities said Monday. Another 56 people are missing, according to a tally of casualties compiled from various prefectural police.” (Tropical Storm Talas leaves 29 dead, 56 missing in Japan – CNN.com)

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05 Sep 2011

Catastrophic fires burn thousands of acres, force evacuations across Central Texas

“In a summer where brush fires have become a near-daily occurrence, firefighting officials said the multiple wildfires that raged across Central Texas on Sunday were the worst the region has seen all year. Numerous wind-driven fires pushed fire departments to their limits and forced evacuations in Bastrop County, the Steiner

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04 Sep 2011

Yemen security forces fire at protest, wound 5

“Activists say Yemeni security forces have fired on a rally in the capital Sanaa, wounding five.” (Source: Yemen security forces fire at protest, wound 5 – Sacramento News – Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee.)

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04 Sep 2011

FBI warns of small plane terror threat

“The FBI and Homeland Security have issued a nationwide warning about al Qaeda threats to small airplanes, just days before the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.” (Source: FBI warns of small plane terror threat – CBS News.)

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03 Sep 2011

With zero jobs, recession risk just got worse

“As if Friday’s report that showed job creation at a dead stall wasn’t bad enough, economists say the worst could be yet to come.” Source: With zero jobs, recession risk just got worse – Sep. 2, 2011

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03 Sep 2011

NRC Wants All U.S. Nuclear Plants To Measure Quake Risk

“The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will soon require all 104 U.S. nuclear power plants reexamine their sites’ vulnerability to earthquakes. While the matter is part of a years-long effort by the group to reexamine seismic hazards for plants in the eastern and central U.S., it faced renewed urgency amid the earthquake

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03 Sep 2011

9-11 Anniversary Travel Alert

“As we mark the 10th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the Department of State informs U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad of the continued threat posed by al-Qa’ida and its affiliates. While we have not identified any specific threats from al-Qa’ida affiliates and allies to attack the

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