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Al Qaeda may seek vengeance for bin Laden: U.S.

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US government urged police and the public to be on high alert Monday for possible terrorist plots to avenge slain Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, warning Western targets around the world were at risk. CIA director Leon Panetta, a key architect of the daring US special…

Mexico state near US on alert after H1N1 deaths

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AFP) – Authorities in Mexico’s Chihuahua state along the US border announced preventive health measures Sunday to stanch a return of an H1N1 epidemic after four people recently died of the virus. “School checks will be implemented following a renewed outbreak of H1N1 human influenza, as a…

Senator moves to ban drug sold under bath salts guise

NEW YORK – Two drugs that produce a “meth-like” high and are being sold under the guise of “bath salts” would be banned as federally controlled substances under a bill unveiled on Sunday by Senator Charles Schumer. “These so-called bath salts contain ingredients that are nothing more than legally sanctioned…

Tsunami waves reach Japan’s coast

“The first tsunami from Chile’s earthquake has hit Japan’s outlying islands, but the initial waves are small,” the Associated Press reports. The article continues, “Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the first tsunami to reach Japan after the magnitude 8.8 quake off Chile was recorded in the Ogasawara islands early Sunday afternoon.…

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