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Detroit Reaches a Pension Deal to get out of Bankruptcy

WASHINGTON — After months of negotiating and seeing the city of Detroit flounder financially, the public workers union for retirees reached an agreement with the city officials led by emergency manager Kevyn Orr. Reuters reported that the two sides reached a deal on pension and healthcare benefits with their two pension funds. This helps Detroit’s […]

Fox Cable Exec Fired Over Malaysian Airplane Fundraising Email

Darlene Tipton, a vp of standards and practices at Fox Cable Networks group, used her company email account to plan aid for loved ones of the missing Malaysian airplane. read more

U.S. Government to Argue Against Aereo in Supreme Court Tuesday

The move was expected, in light of the government’s brief filed in support of the broadcasters. read more

Fish Waved in Parliament

The parliament was Italy's, and the fish was reportedly a sea bass: If you want to know why he was waving it, here's the story, but I really think this is one where the waving of the fish (which starts...          Related Stories Legislature...Show More Summary

Oil tycoons are beginning to outlaw #publictransit

Motherboard : "The Kochs and their advocates are pumping their dislike of mass transit into a public policy arena in a city where they themselves have little or no actual direct involvement. They're not just trying to keep public transit...Show More Summary

A Look Back In Techdirt History

5 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Here we are again with another look back in Techdirt history. Five Years Ago: As we've noted, sometimes these look backs show that nothing ever changes. For example, one of our big stories five years ago was... the NSA abusing its surveillance powers. Show More Summary

SHM 2014: visceral reactions

The 2014 national meeting of the Society of Hospital Medicine was held March 25-27. I've been busy since I got back and am just now getting around to “blogging the conference.” This, I hope, will be but one of a series of posts about the meeting.Bob Wachter shared some of his thoughts the other day. Show More Summary

To Support Our Patriots–Privatize the Military

It occurred to me in the last blog I put together, “Why So Few Choose to Serve,” that the government has a distinct advantage over American patriots, and because we have a Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps talking about why marines should be paid less. The reason for this is that the US government, […]

7 ways chronic illness imposes an extra burden on the young

From years of writing about chronic pain and illness, I’ve learned that young people carry several extra burdens, especially when their disability is invisible (as is more often the case than not). This piece focuses on young people, although some of its points apply to people of any age, depending on their circumstances. 1. Young [...]

Camera Armed Quadcopters, Public Safety and Privacy Examination.

Los Angeles, CA—When the topics of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drones are brought up so are the issues of fear, loathing and regulation. Ignorance of the unknown is always a source of difficulty. However take a look at the issues with an open mind. Show More Summary

Clergy warn Christie: Your Newark school reform is a mess

Dozens of members of the clergy in Newark have warned Gov. Chris Christie (R) that school reform efforts by his appointed superintendent are causing so much controversy and “unnecessary instability”  in the city that they are “concerned about the level of public anger we see growing in the community” over the issue. The state-operated Newark […]

Clinical Trial Of Juno Therapeutics Cell Therapy Restarts

Earlier this month, a study of a much-watched cell therapy that genetically modifies patients’ immune cells in order to attack tumors was stopped because the treatment may have caused the deaths of two patients. The trial is now once again enrolling patients, according to Juno Therapeutics, the startup that is commercializing the treatment. Juno has raised [...]

French journalists kidnapped in Syria released

7 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Al Jazeera | RFI English | Committee to Protect Journalists Four French journalists kidnapped in Syria 10 months ago by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant were found by Turkish soldiers. Al Jazeera reported Nicolas Henin, Pierre Torres, … Read more

Getting from Point A to Point B ..Quickly!!!!!!

Getting from Point A to Point B …..Quickly!!!!! If your only focus for 2050 is man-made global warming, maybe you should consider expanding your horizons? Commentary by Jon Morrow Edited by Michael Goldstein I preface this article with...Show More Summary

For You EMS Types…

… there’s a new episode up on the Inside EMS podcast. Co-host Chris Cebollero and our discuss the latest EMS news, argue about endotracheal intubation, and discuss EMS response to active shooter incidents. During our Guest Table segment, we interview Kyle Norris of The Code Green Campaign about EMS provider mental health, and coping with […]

Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. & Indie Music

Indie Labels Speak Out Against Negative Effects Of Major Labels On Record Store Day The Exodus From Social Media: Passover Symbolism In Our Own Musical Careers TuneCore Quarterly Artist Payments Hit $34 Million, Download and Streams Jump 75% De La Soul Sends Fans Of Their Free BitTorrent Bundle On A Record Store Day Easter Egg Hunt


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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ Falls, ‘Hannibal’ Surges, ’20/20? Up As ABC Wins Demo For Friday

There was a lot cooking on primetime last night and Friday’s menu was a mix of the undercooked and the more than just right. The second week of Season 6 of Kitchen Nightmares traveled to the troubled Old Neighborhood Restaurant in Arvada...Show More Summary

What physicians can do to curb over-the-counter medicine misuse

Every year, it is estimated that more than 126,000 hospitalizations and nearly 17,000 deaths in this country are linked to overuse of over-the-counter (OTC) pain medicine ingredients — specifically acetaminophen and NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). In my own practice, it’s not uncommon to find patients who are taking two to four times the recommended doses. [...]

CPJ condemns attack on TV news anchor Hamid Mir

New York, April 19, 2014­--The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the continuing violence directed at journalists in Pakistan. Geo News senior anchor Hamid Mir today was shot three times soon after he and his driver left Karachi's main airport, according to media reports. The driver was not...

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