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Saboteurs bomb Egypt gas pipeline to Israel, Jordan

Saboteurs bombed an Egyptian gas pipeline in the Sinai peninsula on Monday, sending flames into the sky and cutting supplies to Israel and Jordan, a security official said. Officials said a car had parked near the pipeline in the Bir al-Abd area, 80 kilometres (about 50 miles) from the north…

China copyright violations costs almost a million jobs

BIG SKY, Montana — US firms could support nearly one million more jobs if China stopped intellectual property violations, a study said, leading US lawmakers to call for a tough line with Beijing. In a report requested by senators, the US International Trade Commission surveyed US businesses and estimated that…

Mass bird deaths rare, not apocalyptic: experts

Birds falling out of the sky in the United States and Sweden are freak examples of the kind of mass animal deaths, from beached whales to deluges of frogs, that have unusual but not apocalyptic causes, experts say. Storms, hail or lightning can kill birds while tornadoes or waterspouts may…

Officials stumped as 1,000 dead birds fall from Arkansas sky

Wildlife officials are trying to determine what caused more than 1,000 blackbirds to die and fall from the sky over an Arkansas town. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said Saturday that it began receiving reports about the dead birds about 11:30 p.m. the previous night. The birds fell over…

Colbert: ‘Cursed monkey paw’ behind oily rain, ‘zombie pelicans’ next

A Russian news show published footage Wednesday that claimed to show oil raining from the sky in Louisiana, although there is much skepticism about the report. On Thursday, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert cracked that one of his viewers was responsible for the alleged “brown bubbly stuff” shown in the video…

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