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Claim: East coast ‘Monster hurricanes’ linked to previous warm periods, current data suggests otherwise

A new press release from AGU, suggests past data shows this to be true, but Dr. Philip Klotzbach suggests this graph of current data and notes: “Florida Peninsula and East Coast has seen a downturn in major hurricanes. Only 40% as many impacts the past 50 yrs.” Monster hurricanes reached US Northeast during prehistoric periods…

Johnny Depp Hits Tokyo for 'Mortdecai' Press After Getting Support from Fiance Amber Heard at Anaheim Charity Concert!

Johnny Depp keeps it cool and casual while attending a photo call for his latest film Mortdecai at The Peninsula Tokyo on Wednesday (January 28) in Tokyo, Japan. The 51-year-old actor is in town to do press for the flick before it hits theaters in Japan on February 6th! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics [...]

Member of al-Qaeda's Yemen branch says group directed Paris attack

A member of al-Qaeda's offshoot branch in Yemen, known as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula or AQAP, told The Associated Press on Friday that the group directed the deadly attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo. Western intelligence...Show More Summary

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claims responsibility for Charlie Hebdo massacre

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) took responsibility on Friday for the attack on the Paris satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. A statement provided to the Associated Press said “the leadership of AQAP directed the operations and they have chosen their target carefully.” The attack, which killed 12 people, was intended to as “revenge for…

Russia bans Ukraine pork imports to Crimea

Russia has forbidden the supply of all pork products from mainland Ukraine to Crimea. The news was announced at a press conference in Simferopol, by Mykola Polyushkin, Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of the peninsula Mykola Polyushkin.

Chronology of the earliest Upper Paleolithic in northern Iberia (Wood et al. 2014)

From a press release:The main conclusion -"the scene of the meeting between a Neanderthal and a Cro-magnon does not seem to have taken place on the Iberian Peninsula"- is the same as the one that has been gradually reached over the last three years by different research groups when studying key settlements in Great Britain, Italy, Germany and France. Show More Summary

Putin Signs Bills to Complete Annexation of Crimea

Crimea is officially a member of the Russia Federation. On Friday, President Vladimir Putin signed all the bills to complete the annexation of the peninsula from Ukraine. According to the Associated Press, he said it was a “remarkable...Show More Summary

Republicans Press Obama Over Crimea

Republicans on Sunday continued leveling harsh criticism at President Barack Obama over the Russia’s occupation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula.

Rep. Peter King: No ‘Silver Bullet’ to Getting Putin Out of Crimea

last yearNews : Mediaite

Representative Peter King (R-NY) told Meet the Press host David Gregory that while there was no "silver bullet" to pressuring Russia out of the Crimean peninsula, the U.S. had a menu of sanctions options and military support to offer neighboring countries of Russia that could increase pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Jon Stewart Completely Dismantles Putin's Lies About Russian Troops In Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a press conference this week during which he denied sending Russian troops to the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. Jon Stewart has now cut straight through the propoganda. Putin told the journalists that he wanted to have a "conversation," and then told them to ask him the questions and be quiet. Show More Summary

Stephanopoulos Grills Kerry: Is There Any Indication Putin Is Listening to Obama At All?

last yearNews : Mediaite

On This Week With George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning, the titular host pressed Secretary of State John Kerry for specifics as to the United States' planned responses to Russia's invasion of the Crimean peninsula, and whether President Barack Obama had the ability to execute repercussions against Russia. Show More Summary

Russian troop convoy on road to Crimea's capital

last yearNews : The Newsroom

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Associated Press journalists on Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula have seen a convoy of hundreds of Russian troops heading toward the regional capital, Simferopol.

Biggest Press Fail in History?

In terms of consequences and impact, it may not rate too high. But in terms of sheer, concentrated derp, this tale from the the Daily Mining Gazette out of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, may be one of the biggest journalistic goofs in maybe forever. Show More Summary

Ukraine Calls Armed Militants Taking Over Crimean Airports an ‘Armed Invasion’

last yearNews : Mediaite

Armed militants in the ethnically Russian Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea captured two airports overnight just hours before the country’s deposed president, Viktor Yanukovich, is scheduled to hold a press conference in Russia.

AQAP Sweats the Small Stuff

According to Associated Press reporter Rukmini Callimachi in Mali, it appears al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is very focused on accounting. The convoy of cars bearing the black al Qaeda flag came at high speed, and the manager of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Books to Watch Out For: December

Notes from the book closet on new titles that caught our eye. “Brown Dog” (Grove Press), by Jim Harrison, out December 3rd. Brown Dog (or B.D.), a down-and-out, Upper Peninsula Michigan Indian prone to roaming in pursuit of his appetites,...Show More Summary

Workers Return to Joint Korean Industrial Park

South Korean workers began returning to the Kaesong industrial park Monday, in a sign that tensions on the Korean peninsula are easing after years of new bluster from the hermit kingdom, the Associated Press reports. Launched in 2004...Show More Summary

On warming Antarctic Peninsula, moss and microbes reveal unprecedented ecological change

By carefully analyzing a 150-year-old moss bank on the Antarctic Peninsula, researchers reporting in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, on August 29 describe an unprecedented rate of ecological change since the 1960s driven by warming temperatures. read more

Rail-trails we'd like to see reactivated

Last month, the (Greater) Detroit Free Press told us of a section of trail the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (near Marquette) that had once been an active railroad, and will now be converted back to freight rail. "This is how it’s supposed...Show More Summary

VA: Amtrak Ridership Drops on Peninsula

The Peninsula Amtrak has lost almost one third of its ridership since the new station in Norfolk opened late last year, according to numbers provided to the Daily Press on Wednesday.

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