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281 Passengers Ill Aboard Royal Caribbean ShipThe U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say 281 passengers have fallen ill aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.
Swarms of drones could be the next in emergency responseRobots that can buzz, whir, and clamber into some of the most dangerous crime scenes and disaster zones are coming to the aid of police officers and other first responders who put themselves in harm’s way.
Federal Court system hit with cyberattackUnidentified hackers took aim at the federal court system Friday, blocking access to its public website while preventing lawyers and litigants from filing legal documents online. http://www.politico.com/story/2014/01/cyberattack-federal-courts-102594.html
FBI warns ‘more retail cyber attacks to come’The FBI recently warned that small to mid-size businesses are now heavily prone to “RAM-scraper” malware intrusions capable of stealing financial data and emptying shoppers bank accounts with one swipe.
Bank-Run Fears; HSBC Restricts Large Cash WithdrawalsFollowing research last week suggesting that HSBC has a major capital shortfall, the fact that several farmer's co-ops were unable to pay back depositors in China, and, of course, the liquidity crisis in China itself, news from The BBC that HSBC is imposing restrictions on large cash withdrawals raising a number of red flags.
JPMorgan's Gold Vault Has Biggest One-Day Withdrawal EverOn January 23, JPM saw 321,500 ounces of gold depart in one day. This was tied for the single biggest daily withdrawal in history!
Celente - The Entire World Is Now Unraveling Before Our EyesToday the man who remarkably predicted months ahead of time that the Fed would taper in December warned King World News that the entire world is now unraveling before our eyes. He also discussed his ominous 2014 predictions and a coming gold and silver spike.
Art Cashin - World Now Worried About Contagion & ChaosToday KWN is pleased to share an important piece from 50-year veteran Art Cashin, who is Director of Floor Operations at UBS ($650 billion under management). Cashin warned that the world is now extremely worried about the very real possibility of contagion and chaos taking hold and spreading in key markets.
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Natural gas soars as cold grips homes, drillersThe price in the futures market soared to $5.18 per 1,000 cubic feet Friday, up 10 percent to the highest level in three and a half years. The price of natural gas is up 29 percent in two weeks, and is 50 percent higher than last year at this time.
Wal-Mart's Sam's Club to cut 2,300 workersWal-Mart Stores Inc. said it's eliminating 2,300 workers at its Sam's Club division as it reduces the ranks of middle managers in a bid to be more nimble.
Study finds dangerous New Madrid fault ‘alive and active’The New Madrid fault zone in the nation’s midsection is active and could spawn future large earthquakes, scientists reported Thursday. It’s “not dead yet,” said U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Susan Hough.
WHO Warns on H7N9 Bird Flu, Urges VigilanceLate this week AlertsUSA subscribers were notified via text messages to their mobile devices of warnings from the World Health Organization regarding the surge in confirmed cases of the deadly H7N9 bird flu virus in China, and the need for vigilance on the part of travelers heading to the region for the Chinese New Year, which falls on Jan 31st.
10 more cases of H7N9 reportedTen human H7N9 bird flu cases were reported in China yesterday, including seven in Zhejiang Province, forcing cities in the province to close their live poultry markets. http://www.shanghaidaily.com/national/10-more-cases-of-H7N9-reported/shdaily.shtml
2 Classified Documents Leaked By Egyptian Security Implicate Obama, Clintons In Aiding And Abetting TerroristsThe documents have been entered as evidence in the criminal trials of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and other top Muslim Brotherhood leaders, scheduled to begin next month in Cairo.
Clashes, tear gas, blasts: Egypt meets third anniversaryThree years after Hosni Mubarak’s ouster and ongoing revolution, Egypt has emerged with a ruined economy and constant political turmoil, plus a growing number of terror acts, which haven’t let up for the anniversary.
China warns foreign planes entering defense zoneChina said Friday it has begun issuing warnings to foreign military planes entering its self-declared air defense zone over the East China Sea amid heightened tensions with its neighbors, especially Japan.
China’s military conducts long-range nuclear missile drillChina’s military has released images of an intercontinental ballistic missile with enough range to reach the United States, as Beijing is involved in a series of rows threatening to embroil Washington.
Weapons Arrive In Iraq, Al-Qaeda Now Has “2,000 Hard-Core Fighters”ABC News: U.S. Weapons Arrive In Iraq, Al-Qaeda Now Has “2,000 Hard-Core Fighters” And Rapidly Growing In Capability (video)
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Pig heads in boxes sent to Jewish targets in RomeItalian police say they are searching for the sender of pig heads to Rome's main synagogue, the Israeli Embassy and a city museum hosting an exhibit on the Holocaust.
Protests against World Cup planned in BrazilLatin America's biggest country is bracing itself for a wave of nationwide protests against the World Cup organized via social networks. Protests are expected in more than 30 cities including Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Porto Alegre.
Coke: Stolen laptops had info of 74,000 peopleThe company has recovered the laptops and spokeswoman Ann Moore said Coca-Cola has no indication that the information on the stolen computers was misused. Moore confirmed that the personal information on the laptops belonged mostly to employees or former employees of Coca-Cola Co.