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  • Clinton Makes Pitch to Voters 'Reconsidering' Trump
    Clinton appealed to Democrats, Republicans and Independents.
  • Trump Will Lose but Won't End the GOP, Boehner's Former Press Secretary Says
    Former press secretary for Boehner, Ryan and more was on "Powerhouse Politics."
  • Not Voting for President as an Act of Conscience
    Some voters say they will vote in the upcoming election, but not for president.
  • Pentagon Identifies American Service Member Killed in Iraq
    Navy Sailor Who Worked in Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  • Clinton Slammed for Her Description of Supreme Court Gun Ruling
    Her comments about the high court Heller case trouble 2nd Amendment advocates.
  • US Investigating Repeated Cyberattacks; Twitter, Other Major Sites Temporarily Knocked Out
    DDoS attacks on internet infrastructure service interrupt Twitter, Reddit.
  • Former KKK Leader David Duke Qualifies for US Senate Race Debate
    Duke will debate the Democratic and GOP candidates on TV on Nov. 2.
  • Police Arrest 35 Suspected Members of a Long Island Gang
    Police have arrested 35 suspected members of a Long Island gang days after the skeletal remains of a young man were discovered
  • Anti-Trump Column Pulled From Liberty U Student Newspaper
    Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. had a student's sports column pulled from the school's newspaper that focused on vulgar comments made by presidential candidate Donald Trump
  • As Son Was Dying in Hot Car, Georgia Man Sent Teen Sex Texts
    A Georgia man swapped sexual text messages with a teenage girl while his toddler son sat forgotten and dying in the back seat of the father's sweltering SUV, his young texting partner testified in court Friday
  • ISIS Strikes Iraqi City of Kirkuk in Daring Pre-Dawn Assault
    ISIS claims to have broken into a town hall and taken control of a hotel.
  • Christie Aide on Trial Says She Told Him of Traffic Study
    Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff says she told him about plans for a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge a month before they began in 2013
  • MISSING MESSAGES: 1,000 Clinton-Petraeus emails absent from State Department records, FBI files show
  • 'PROTECT ALL OF US' Clinton warned State Dept. over security in 2010 video
  • 'PERSON OF INTEREST' Cops seek boyfriend of missing Texas woman
  • IS THIS OFFENSIVE? Giant sculpture of naked woman sparks controversy
  • VIOLENCE ON THE WAY? ISIS sleeper cell attack stokes fears among Kurds
  • Mysterious cyber attacks disrupt Twitter, Netflix, Spotify service - Authorities reportedly warn election officials about Russian hackers faking fraud - VIDEO: Cyberattack hits major websites Amazon, Twitter, Spotify
  • Syrian government carried out third chemical attack, report says
  • Video shows Texas officer helping save boy's life - VIDEO: Cop saves boy who stopped breathing
  • Ex-California state senator gets prison for taking bribes
  • Malaysian schoolgirls tossed in snake pit as part of 'team building' - Woman seen walking Sacramento streets with skull on stick leads police to body - Officials: Daughters confess to burying father, 94, in yard
  • Restaurants cook up 'bad hombre' specials
  • The chances that life is really a computer simulation
  • Texas shoots down Russian Consulate’s request to monitor voting precinct


  • Clinton lectured staffers in 2010 about their ‘special duty’ to safeguard against cyberattacks

    “The real key to cybersecurity rests with you.”

  • New emails show Clinton camp worried journalists would notice ‘huge’ gender pay gap at Clinton Foundation

    “It wouldn’t surprise me if they went here next.”

  • Smooth move: Clinton’s lawyer may have exposed entire email server to China

    “It seems clear that Secretary Clinton and her associates played fast and loose with our national security.”

  • Clinton campaign preparing for possibility Trump won’t concede if he loses

    “I’ve got to figure out how we heal these divides.”

  • ‘Judge?’: Ben Stein reprises ‘Ferris Bueller’ role for GOP political ad

    As Stein repeatedly calls out “Judge?” …

  • Biden suggests he’d beat up Trump if they both were in high school: ‘I could take him behind the gym’

    “That’s what I wish.”

  • Contrary to Clinton’s claim, activist says China still forces women into abortions

    “We need to keep the international pressure on the Chinese Communist Party until all coercive population control is eradicated.”

  • Josh Earnest calls Philippine trade minister ‘the Filipino Mike Pence’

    Here’s the context. 

  • State Dept. releases classified email Clinton deleted from private server

    A State Department spokesman said the classification does not necessarily mean the information was mishandled at the time it was sent or received.

  • Trump makes bold Election-Day prediction: ‘This is going to be Brexit Plus’

    “We will shock the world.”

  • ‘She created this mess and she knows it’: Abedin blamed Clinton for ‘pay to play’ optics, WikiLeaks email shows

    The email said it was “HRC’s idea” to speak at a Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Morocco in May 2015 as a condition of a $12 million donation.

  • Church bells peal in town retaken by Iraqi troops from Islamic State
    BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - The din of bullets, mortars and bombs in the northern Iraqi town of Bartella was replaced momentarily on Friday by a sound not heard there for more than two years: the peal of church bells.
  • U.S. warship challenges China's claims in South China Sea
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Friday, drawing a warning from Chinese warships to leave the area.
  • Inquiry finds Syrian government forces responsible for third gas attack
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An international inquiry found Syrian government forces responsible for a third toxic gas attack, according to a confidential report submitted to the U.N. Security Council on Friday, setting the stage for a showdown between Russia and western council members over how to respond.
  • Cameroon train derails; at least 55 dead, hundreds injured
    ESEKA, Cameroon (Reuters) - Fourteen people remained trapped on Friday under the wreckage of a packed passenger train that derailed en route between Cameroon's two largest cities, killing at least 55 and injuring 575, the government said in a communique read on state television.
  • Hooded gunmen threatened Venezuela congress commission: opposition
    CARACAS (Reuters) - A half-dozen hooded gunmen tried to break into the offices of the comptroller commission at the Venezuelan National Assembly on Friday, according to the president of the opposition-led commission, who said the incident was likely politically motivated.
  • Parties to Yemen war exchange accusations of breaching ceasefire
    SANAA (Reuters) - Warring factions in the war in Yemen exchanged accusations on Friday of violating a 72-hour ceasefire that began just before midnight on Wednesday, with the Saudi-led coalition saying Houthi forces have breached the truce by attacking several cities in both countries.
  • Exclusive: U.N. chief mulls future in South Korea where he tops presidential polls
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday he will return to South Korea in January after heading the world body for a decade to consider what role he can play in the future of his country amid a push for him to run for president.
  • Syrian army and Russian jets halt Aleppo bombardment for second day
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army and Russia's air force halted their bombardment of rebel-held eastern Aleppo on Friday, a monitoring group said, on the second of four consecutive daytime unilateral ceasefires in the city that have been rejected by insurgents.
  • London City airport declared safe after 'chemical incident'
    LONDON (Reuters) - London City airport was declared safe on Friday after hundreds of passengers had to be evacuated and two were taken to hospital with breathing difficulties in an incident that police suspect was caused by CS gas.
  • French police stage fifth night of protest, Hollande pledges meeting
    PARIS (Reuters) - French police staged protests in Paris and other cities for a fifth night on Friday, in a movement showing no sign of abating despite President Francois Hollande's government attempts to defuse tensions just months before a presidential election.
  • Internet Attack Spreads, Disrupting Major Websites
    Users of Twitter, Netflix and other sites reported failures after a company managing crucial parts of the internet infrastructure said it was under attack.
  • Russian Suspected of Hacking U.S. Tech Companies Is Indicted
    Yevgeniy Aleksandrovich Nikulin, 29, was arrested in Prague this month on charges that he hacked into networks at LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring.
  • How Charges of Voter Fraud Became a Political Strategy
    Donald Trump’s warnings of a rigged election echo a longtime Republican emphasis on voting fraud — one that experts call misguided.
  • Election, Internet, N.S.A.: Your Friday Evening Briefing
    Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
  • Hillary Clinton Makes Pitch for Mandate and a Swing-State Sweep
    Hoping to sweep swing states, Hillary Clinton spent the day in Ohio. In North Carolina, Donald Trump was restrained, predicting victory but saying that no matter the results he “will be happy with myself.”
  • She Never Spoke of It to Her Husband. Then She Heard the Trump Tape.
    Couples say they are talking to each other about sexism in new ways and revealing assaults that had been buried for years.
  • California Today: California Today: When It Comes to Health, a Tale of Many Californias
    Friday: Questioning the state’s health and wellness, a look at “lions hunting zebras” at Wells Fargo, and explaining wonky Proposition 52.
  • Flee or Stay? For Mosul Residents, Both Choices Are Risky
    As the offensive to retake Mosul, Iraq, from the Islamic State heats up, residents can stay and hope for the best, or flee and possibly become refugees.
  • Your Daily Mini Crossword
    Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.
  • On the Water, and Into the Wild
    The lakes and forests of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters transport you to a time when nature was not a thing at the edge of civilization, but a world unto itself.
  • 20 places to travel in your 20s
    Think of this selection less as a checklist and more as a starter kit for seeing the world.
  • Should You Let Your Dog Lick Your Face?
    There are potential hazards. Some bacteria in dogs’ mouths are zoonotic, meaning the animals can pass them to humans and cause disease, experts say.
  • Microsoft stock hits a new all-time high. Here's why
    Read full story for latest details.
  • McYeah! Big comeback for McDonald's continues
    McDonald's reported strong sales and earnings as customers around the globe continued to flock to the fast food giant. But it may get tougher for McDonald's to keep growing in the U.S. unless it can win back more younger diners.
  • Venezuela's food prices skyrocket as people go hungry
    Read full story for latest details.
  • Scandal may speed up Wells Fargo branch closures
    Wells Fargo's vast network of branches hasn't buckled much in recent years. But that may not change, experts say.
  • Elizabeth Warren poses threat to new Wells Fargo CEO
    Elizabeth Warren fired off a letter on Thursday asking Wells Fargo whether new CEO Tim Sloan played a role in the bank's creation of as many as 2 million fake accounts.
  • Camel could join Lucky Strike in $47B merger
    British American Tobacco has announced a $47 billion bid to take control of fellow cigarette giant Reynolds.
  • Wall Street's top prosecutor warns bankers against silence
    Read full story for latest details.
  • Good grief! MetLife is dumping Snoopy
    So long to the iconic blimp! Insurance giant MetLife said it will no longer use Snoopy, Charlie Brown and other Peanuts characters in its ads.
  • Is this the end of investing as we know it?
    Investors are increasingly favoring so-called passive funds that blindly track market indexes at the expense of active funds that rely on a manager to pick stocks.
  • Cheap oil is crushing Middle Eastern countries
    Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iran count on oil exports. But oil in the current $40 to $50 range is already below the break-even point for many Middle Eastern nations.
  • Top Fed Official: Big banks 'eroded' America's trust
    New York Fed President William Dudley said deep-seated cultural problems at the nation's biggest banks eroded the industry's trustworthiness.
  • Is the Philippines president scaring away investors?
    Read full story for latest details.
  • Researchers make new advances in treating metastatic breast cancer
    N.Y. doctor pioneering new treatment that robs tumors of a key mineral they need to flourish
  • How past election losers are reacting to Trump's "rigged" claims
    Trump has refused to say that he would accept the election results if he lost
  • U.S. internet disrupted as firm hit by cyberattacks
    Federal authorities are investigating a massive cyberattack that's taken many popular sites offline
  • "60 Minutes" viewers weigh in on Syrian refugee debate
    "So the government can provide for the refugees, but what about the homeless we currently have?" one viewer tweets
  • Recycling plant fire in Calif. burns out of control
  • Malala makes surprise visit to Denver high school
  • Family of 6 killed in Neb. house fire
  • Schilling asks Tapper: Why do Jews vote Democratic?
  • Wildest moments of the election
    The 2016 election season has been crazy from the start, but these moments stood out as especially shocking
  • Over 80 people injured in Kansas chemical accident
  • Bill Murray makes surprise appearance at White House
  • UC Berkeley bans Greek parties after sexual assault reports
  • FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Pennsylvania

    PHILADELPHIA – The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a biennial emergency preparedness exercise at the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station in Berwick, PA. The exercise will occur during the week of October 17th, 2016 to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

  • Federal Aid Programs for the State of Maryland Declaration

    Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Maryland.

    Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

  • President Declares Disaster for Maryland

    WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Maryland to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe storm and flooding during the period of July 30-31, 2016.

    The President's action makes federal funding available to state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storm and flooding in Howard County.

  • FEMA, SBA continue recovery efforts for West Virginia storm survivors

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – It has been more than 10 weeks since disaster assistance personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed to West Virginia in response to President Obama’s major disaster declaration of June 25, 2016. The president’s signature on the decree made federal assistance available to eligible survivors of the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in 12 counties.

  • Thirty Seconds Now, Could Save a Life Later

    Thirty Seconds Now, Could Save a Life Later

    Take action for National Preparedness Month, Download the FEMA App

    PHILADELPHIA – September is National Preparedness Month! Are you ready for when disaster strikes? What if there were an app to make you more aware of severe weather, help you prepare for an emergency and ultimately make you, your friends and family more disaster ready? Would you download it?

  • FEMA monitors tropical systems along the East Coast and Hawaii

    Residents urged to take direction from State, Local, and Tribal officials

    WASHINGTON – FEMA, through its regional offices in Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York City, and Oakland, and its Pacific Area Office in Honolulu, continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Hermine and Hurricane Lester.

  • 5 Years Later, FEMA Remembers Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee

    PHILADELPHIA – In late August 2011, Hurricane Irene caused destruction and flooding across the eastern United States, including historic levels of flooding in communities across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Within a weeks time, Tropical Storm Lee would move through many of those same communities, bringing additional flooding to communities still responding to the aftermath of Irene.

  • One week left for West Virginia survivors to apply to FEMA, SBA

    CHARLESTON, W. Va. – There is only one week left to apply for disaster assistance from FEMA and to submit applications for physical low-interest disaster loans to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). West Virginia survivors eligible for federal assistance, who were impacted by the June 22-29 storms, floods, landslides and mudslides, have until Wednesday, Sept. 7 to file their applications.

  • Where to go when FEMA cannot help: Fed and state governments top list

    CHARLESTON, W. Va. — It has been just over two months since President Obama issued a major disaster declaration authorizing federal assistance for survivors of severe storms and flooding that hit southeastern West Virginia on June 22-29, 2016. The declaration, signed by the president on June 25, provides for assistance to individuals in these 12 counties: Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Roane, Summers, and Webster.

  • Three Disaster Recovery Centers to close; help is still available

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in White Sulphur Springs and Rainelle in Greenbrier County, and the Clendenin DRC in Kanawha County will close at      5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016.

    The two Greenbrier County DRCs are located at:

    • 65 West Main Street, White Sulphur Springs

    • 1233 Kanawha Ave., Rainelle

    The Kanawha County DRC is located:

    • Across the street from Dollar General,

      120 Maywood Ave., Clendenin

  • Two weeks left for West Virginia survivors to apply to FEMA, SBA

    CHARLESTON, W. Va. – There are only two weeks left to apply for disaster assistance grants from FEMA and to submit applications for physical disaster loans to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). West Virginia survivors eligible for federal assistance, because of the June 22-29 storms and flooding, have until Wednesday, Sept. 7 to file their applications.

  • Partnerships and progress: West Virginia severe storms, flooding, mudslides and landslides 60 days later

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia is taking significant steps toward recovery following the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides that occurred June 22-29, 2016.

    Recovery takes the Whole Community. Affected communities and disaster survivors are repairing and rebuilding better, stronger and safer with the help of neighbors, friends, family members, voluntary groups, faith- and community-based organizations and local, county, state and federal governments.

  • Signing Off

    Because of time constraints, I will not be able to continue this blog. I have enjoyed sharing my thoughts with you over the months. Please continue to gather your emergency preparations and your food storage--the Lord has said that if we are prepared, then we shall not fear. God bless your efforts! Please check back from time to time, perhaps someone else will be able to continue posting.--Prepped
  • Preparedness On A Budget
    The Preparedness Pro has a great post on Preparedness On A Budget. She really knows her stuff as she eats, sleeps and drinks being prepared, and has been doing research on it for many years. She also teaches a variety of preparedness classes (she lives in Utah). If you want to start preparing for emergencies, give her post a try, she has some good ideas!
  • Preparing
    One topic of emergency preparedness that most people don't want to consider is exercise. You may have your food storage, your first aid kit and your 72 hour kit, but if you have to leave your home on foot with your backpack on your back, you need to be ready physically. Walking is a good way to get some aerobic exercise, especially good for your heart. Walking can be done alone, with a friend, a dog, or with family. A comfortable pair of shoes is all the "special" equipment you will need.

    Last spring I was down for 10 weeks with bronchial problems, going to the doctor several times, and the emergency room, too. After I felt better I realized that my balance was not good. I found that walking fixed the problem in no time, especially walking on uneven ground.

    When my boys were young I found that taking them for a walk opened communication. When my boys were little we never went for walks, but "adventures," which they always ended up being. When my boys were teenagers they grew to be 6' 8" tall. My younger son especially, would walk fast with a long stride, and he talked even faster. Keeping up with him was a real challenge and got my heart rate cranked up. We would discuss things that were on on their minds, and they could sort out and solve their problems.

    Walking can be done anywhere, although it is more fun on the beach or in the forest. Once you are comfortable with walking at a good clip, then add ankle weights or a light day pack. Increase the weight every couple of weeks, and before you know it you will have lost a few pounds, and firmed up and toned your body. It won't take long and you will be able to carry your 72 hour kit/backpack for long distances.
  • Lifeboat Rations
    I have been needing to make a emergency car kit and decided it was time to get it done. I have been concerned about what type of food it should contain that I could leave in the car all year round--even through our 110'+ summers (a locked car gets even hotter). I went through my huge 4 inch binder of emergency preparedness information that I have collected over the years and found a comment that was after a post. I believe the post was on survivalistblog, with the comment made by anonymous. The answer to my food dilemma is lifeboat rations. I just Googled "lifeboat rations" and there was a list of places that had them. They will withstand the extremes of hot and cold, which will cover just about anyplace. Most are said to be tasty and cookie-like, and full of calories, which is what is needed. They are pricey, but will last 5 years, I think well worth the insurance against an emergency.
  • Food Storage
    The Survivoristblog has an interesting list of seven websites where you can learn more about food storage here. There is a food storage calculator (ie--how many people in the family equals this much food storage), ways to start purchasing, ten ways to build it up, and videos.

    While these are good, the links we have on our side-bar are good, too. I especially like the network of: "Food Storage Made Easy" with their baby steps; "The Food Storage Shopper" who shows you how to get the most food storage for your money; and, "Everyday Food Storage" where she shows you how to make the tastiest food from stored items.
  • Great News from Bill
    Great News!
    After two years COSTCO has brought back Kirkland Signature Roast Beef in Beef Broth, 12oz. can, 4pack for $8.99= $2.2475 per can, Fat Free and Fully Cooked. Made from Top and Bottom Round cuts of beef. Previously they were from Argentina or Brazil; now they are from USA.

    This is a wonderful item to have in your Food Storage and also for daily use. I use them in stew, soup, tacos, burritos, sandwiches, Broccoli Beef, and many other recipes calling for beef chunks. They also shred beautifully for BBQ Beef Sandwiches.

    Hopefully they will keep them in stock for a long time so I can buy a good supply.

    Nutritional Facts:
    Serving Size 2 ounces Serving per Container: About 4
    Calories: 80
    Calories from Fat: 15
    Total Fat 1.5 g 2%
    Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
    Cholesterol 40mg 13%
    Sodium 180mg 8%
    Carbohydrates 0g 0%
    Protein 15g
    Vit. A, C, Calcium 0%
    Iron 6%

    [I concur that this is a good product, I will be stocking up, too!--Prepped]
  • Medical Journal
    It's important to keep track of your, and your family's, medical history, especially for children and the elderly. You never know when a medical crisis will happen. Children are required to have certain shots to be able to attend school. The elderly may live out of town and you may not know what medications they are taking and who their doctors are. If you have one notebook to keep all of the information in, it will bless you when the need-to-know arises. A medical journal will help hospital staff in the event of an emergency, when your mind may not be clear with the answers that are needed. But, if you have written down the information and placed it into a binder, then assistance is in-hand. A binder is easy and quick to grab and take it with you. With a binder, it is easy to insert new pages when necessary. Have everyone in the family understand what the journal is and what it is for, even children will understand the importance. What do you include in a medical journal? Many things. This is just a partial list. Post a comment if you would like to add more.

    --doctor appointments
    --doctor's information (address and phone number of primary care giver, eye doctor, hearing doctor, dentist)
    --prescriptions, vitamins and supplements
    --emergency info
    --biographical data
    --insurance info
    --basic tests reading
    --hospital stays
    --chronic health problems
    --family health history
    --medical contacts
    --organ donor
    --blood group
    --medical needs
  • Buying Metals For Tough Times
    Have you been buying, or thinking of buying, gold or silver for "tough times? I had thought about it, and read where you could collect dimes that were 90% silver, if you could find those with dates of 1964 or earlier. That was when the government started sandwiching copper in the middle. I was disappointed that I was way too late to find many of these more valuable dimes in the change that I'd get at the store. James Wesley, Rawles (author of "Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse" and is the editor of SurvivalBlog.com) said, "In February, 2010 it was announced that the Obama administration had endorsed a change in the metal composition of pennies and nickels." So, that means that the base metal in our current nickles will become more valuable. If you are interested in knowing more about this, go to Prepare To Survive In California's blog to read what James had to say. This is the time to stock up on nickles, before they disappear.
  • Brain-Freeze
    Remember eating ice cream and getting a "brain-freeze" or instant headache from the cold treat? That's not the brain-freeze I'm talking about. This one is about automatically and immediately responding to certain circumstances. This is part of preparing for emergencies. After you are faced with an emergency is not the time to get a book out to read about what to do. It is good training to visualize your responses to emergencies way before you are faced with them. The Preparedness Pro has a great post on this subject that I wanted to share with you.

    There is a book called, "Everyday Survival: Why Smart People Do Stupid Things," by Laurence Gonzales, that explains how we often don't realize that we are in danger even when we see it. Mr. Gonzales also has another book along the same line called, "Deep Survival." One example he gives of this phenomenon in the second book, is where a skier is skiing down a slope and touches off an avalanche. His three buddies are at the bottom of the mountain. They see the avalanche coming down towards them and two ski away. The third one just stands there, on his skis, and watches the avalanche. It reaches the man, covers him with snow and kills him. The question Mr. Gonzales answers is why did two leave and the one not. These books can be a real eye-opener. We need to practice so our bodies will instinctively react in our best interest.
  • Shrinking Products
    Have you noticed how products at the market are shrinking? I have used recipes that I have had for many years that called for a 16 ounce can of something, but today they only sell 14 ounce cans. Recently, I bought a 6-pack of paper towels, thinking that I was getting the better deal. Not so--there were fewer sheets per roll. Toilet paper is now thinner width-wise (unless you buy a special huge roll), and yesterday I was thinking that the toilet paper "squares" are even shorter. Sometimes I will buy a box of food, but the inner bag is much smaller than the box, when it used to be full. We won't even go into cost increases! We may need to re-think some of our year's supply of various items to make sure these smaller products will actually cover our 365 days of needs.
  • Ready?
    Do you have enough food to last a week or two in an emergency? One would expect that people in snow country would keep plenty of food on hand, just in case a big snowstorm blew in (which happens every year). Apparently not, according to one blogger. Miss Celie, in Baltimore, Maryland, stopped at the store on her way home from work--see what she found! I think the majority of people there aren't prepared for emergencies. It's the same thing where hurricanes are common--the stores are cleaned out just before the bad weather hits. I urge everyone to stock up so that you would have enough food to last at least two weeks, for emergency purposes.

    [Picture is from Miss Celie's blog].
  • Free Emergency Ebook
    I'm always trying to learn new things about being prepared. M.D. Cheekmore, of the Survivalist Blog, has a free ebook [it takes a few seconds to load] called, "It's The End Of The World As We Know It And I Feel Fine." Don't be put off by the name as it is "A Quick and Dirty Guide to Survival Planning." It covers the basics that you need for getting through emergency situations. Cheekmore is way ahead of me in being prepared and his knowledge is vast, covering many different aspects of preparedness. Some things may seem way out there for some, but he covers a multitude of topics. He also has guest writers that cover various topics.

    Cheekmore also has a weekly post on Saturdays, where he says what he has done for the week to be more prepared, and asks readers what they have done to prep. It is interesting to read what people are buying, making and doing to be prepared for emergencies. It helps me to broaden my view as to what I could be doing.
  • Oct 19, Grandpa's Neckties
    I have NEVER used a sewing machine in my life. But I've wanted to learn how to sew in the last 4-5 years. When my grandpa passed at 96 years old, we were
  • Oct 11, 129 Illinois Quilt Shops to Tempt You!
    With such a large selection of Illinois quilt shops to choose from, you're sure to find just the right one!
  • Oct 2, Rocky Mountain Chain Quilt Block: 10", 15" 20" finished
    A Rocky Mountain Chain quilt block tutorial. Free downloads. Beginner friendly instructions. Stitch simple units to create this stunning design!
  • Oct 2, Design Inspiration for a Rocky Mountain Chain Quilt
    Get those creative juices flowing! Design ideas using the Rocky Mountain Chain quilt block.
  • Sep 21, Crow's Nest Quilt Block: 9", 13-1/2" and 18" finished
    The Crow's Nest quilt block is a variation on the Churn Dash. Beginner friendly instructions.
  • Sep 17, What's the best triangle paper for YOU?
    Four triangle paper options are compared to help you choose the best one for your quilting needs. New to triangle paper? Download a free sample to try.
  • Sep 10, Duck Tracks Quilt Block in Four Sizes
    Our Duck Tracks quilt block tutorial is for 4", 6", 8" and 12" finished blocks. Beginner friendly instructions. Lots of pictures.
  • Sep 9, Why 100% Cotton Quilting Fabric is PERFECT for Beginners
    Learn why cotton quilting fabric should be the only choice for the beginning quilter.
  • Aug 27, Stars 'n Stripes
    It's only 50 by 35 but this is the biggest quilt I have made so far. It's just 2.5 Half Square Triangles sewn together into red and ivory stripes, so
  • Aug 21, Red, White and Blue
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March 30, 2016

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Dining with Diabetes class

October 19, 2016

A free Dining with Diabetes workshop series will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the WVU Upshur Extension office. The workshop will include a demonstration of healthy food with recipes; a physical activity to benefit health and self-management of diabetes, and a presentation by Sarah R... FULL STORY

Sports >>

Three-day West Virginia antlerless deer hunt

October 21, 2016

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The first split of the antlerless deer firearms hunting season opens, Oct. 20, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 22, on private land only. “There are several advantages to hunters and to deer management if hunters participate in this season,” said Paul Johansen, chief of t... FULL STORY

Entertainment >>

Banks District VFD Christmas in the Country CD

October 21, 2016

By David D. Taylor, JD Department spokesperson ROCK CAVE (WV) – Overcome with excitement, is an understatement for one southern Upshur County volunteer fire department who today formally announced the release of the department’s first ever Christmas in the County CD, which features area artists... FULL STORY

Opinion >>

I'm Not Ashamed movie

October 17, 2016

By Rusty Wright The 1999 Columbine High School massacre became etched in a nation's collective consciousness. Shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murdered twelve fellow students and one teacher. Rachel Joy Scott was their first victim. This new film tells her inspiring story. And what a ... FULL STORY

Business >>

Tips on Winter Weather Survival - Free Webinar

October 17, 2016

WASHINGTON – Whether it’s pounding, relentless rainstorms or massive snowstorms, winter weather presents many risks for business shutdowns, property damage and even loss of life. Now is a good time to make a plan to stay open for business, while protecting your employees and customers from the dange... FULL STORY

Arts and Literature >>

Senior Theatre Majors Present Unique Recital

October 12, 2016

Four West Virginia Wesleyan College senior musical theatre majors and a technical theatre major will present their joint senior recital entitled “The Coffee Shop on Main,” a cabaret-style recital, on Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29, with two performances each evening at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. T... FULL STORY

Politics >>

CDC Guidelines on Safe Use of Opioids

October 19, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Governor Earl Ray Tomblin announced that the state has developed a plan that adheres to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for prescribing opioid medications for chronic pain. The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) and... FULL STORY

Living >>

2017 West Virginia Wildlife Calendars available

October 21, 2016

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – "The 2017 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is now available for everyone to enjoy," according to Paul R. Johansen, chief of the Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section. The cover of this award-winning wall calendar features a painting of an American goldf... FULL STORY

Travel >>

North Bend State Park offers themed buffets

September 9, 2016

DAVIS, W.Va. – North Bend State Park’s popular buffets are taking a new approach now through the end of the year. In addition to traditional home-cooked entrees and sides, the park will now offer special themed buffets to support special days. The themes will include Grandparents Day, Sept. 11, f... FULL STORY

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  • Pirates' 2016 power surge part of MLB-wide trend
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  • Nobel academy member slams 'arrogant' Dylan

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  • Donald Glover cast as Lando Calrissian in Han Solo film

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  • Lady Gaga takes up Black Lives Matter with sober new album

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  • Exhibit of rare Korans seeks to restore Islam in US eyes

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  • Rocker Vince Neil pleads guilty in Las Vegas battery case
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  • West Virginia trout stocking the week of Oct. 17-21, 2016
    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Oct. 17-21, 2016:
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    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The first split of the antlerless deer firearms hunting season opens today, Oct. 20, and runs through Saturday, Oct. 22, on private land only.
  • 2017 West Virginia Wildlife Calendars are available
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – "The 2017 West Virginia Wildlife Calendar is now available for everyone to enjoy," according to Paul R. Johansen, chief of the Division of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Section.
  • West Virginia trout stocking the week of Oct. 11-14, 2016
    ELKINS, W.Va. – The following waters were stocked the week of Oct. 11-21, 2016:
  • West Virginia Division of Natural Resources promotes wild game as healthy alternative
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia's abundant wildlife resources provide many West Virginia families with the opportunity to fill their freezers this season with an ample amount of low-fat foods, when compared to traditional meats. As an example, deer (venison) has fewer calories and nearly five times less fat than an equivalent serving of beef.
  • Drivers should watch for deer during fall months
    FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. - The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR) urges motorists to take extra caution while driving in the fall. On average, approximately 40 percent of deer-vehicle collisions in West Virginia will occur between October and December.
  • Natural Resources Commission Quarterly Meeting 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 Chief Logan Lodge and Conference Center, Logan, West Virginia
    LOGAN, W.Va. – The next quarterly meeting of the West Virginia Natural Resources Commission is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Chief Logan Lodge and Conference Center near Logan.
  • Tu-Endie-Wei State Park participates in Battle Days at Point Pleasant Oct. 7-9, 2016
    POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. – Tu-Endie-Wei State Park will participate in the annual Battle Days celebration at Point Pleasant Friday, Oct. 7, through Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. The weekend activities celebrate the 241th anniversary of the Battle of Point Pleasant which occurred Oct. 10, 1774.
  • West Virginia "Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook" now available
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The 2016 "Mast Survey and Hunting Outlook" is now available on the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources website at www.wvdnr.gov. Since 1971, the Wildlife Resources Section, in cooperation with volunteers from numerous other agencies, has conducted a fall mast survey to determine the abundance of mast produced by 18 species of trees and shrubs.
  • 2016 West Virginia fall trout stockings begin Oct. 11, 2016
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The 2016 fall trout stocking will take place the weeks of Oct. 11 and Oct. 17, according to Paul Johansen, chief of the DNR Wildlife Resources Section. More than 39,000 pounds of trout will be stocked during the two-week period in 25 streams and nine lakes, as indicated in the 2016 Fishing Regulations booklet. Brood trout will make up part of the fish stocked at select locations.
  • Youth, Class Q/QQ and Senior Citizen (Class XS) Special Split Antlerless Deer Season Oct. 15, Dec. 26- 27, 2016
    FRENCH CREEK, W.Va. – The three-day special antlerless deer season for youth hunters, persons with disabilities (Class Q/QQ permit), and senior citizens (holders of a Class XS license) is soon to be underway, according to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (DNR). The first segment of the season is one day, Oct. 15, 2016, and the second segment is two days, Dec. 26- 27, 2016. This season is open on private and public lands in counties having a firearms deer hunting season.
  • West Virginia's wild boar firearms season is Oct. 22-29, 2016
    SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia's 2016 wild boar firearms season opens Oct. 22, runs through Oct. 29, and is open to West Virginia residents only. To hunt wild boar, hunters must possess one of the following licenses: Class X, XJ, XS, AB-L, A-L or Class A+BG+CS or be exempt from purchasing a license.
  • West Virginia Dance Festival Draws Students from Across the State
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Dance students from 45 dance school, high school and college programs participated in the 2013 West Virginia Division of Culture and History Dance Festival at the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex on April 19 – 21. Students had the opportunity to take classes from nationally accredited dancers and dance instructors, and to perform in evening concerts.
  • Archives Library to present talk on the Haunted History of the West Virginia Penitentiary on May 9
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Author and columnist Sherri Brake will present “The Haunted History of the West Virginia Penitentiary” on Thursday, May 9, 2013, in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The program will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
  • Award-winning Television Producer Russ Barbour to Discuss his Film Reconstructing Bill: The Story of Governor William C. Marland
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Television producer Russ Barbour will present “Reconstructing Bill: The Story of Governor William C. Marland” on Tuesday, May 7, in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex, in Charleston. The program begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
  • State Historic Preservation Office Publishes 13-month Calendar
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History has published “Land, People and Statehood,” a 13-month calendar highlighting the Mountain State’s pathway to statehood, including the historic figures who shaped its future. The public is invited to request a copy of the free calendar while supplies last.
  • West Virginia Division of Culture and History Invites Quilters to Make Handmade Squares for a West Virginia Statehood Sesquicentennial Quilt
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, in partnership with the West Virginia Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, is inviting quilters from across the state to help make a West Virginia Statehood Sesquicentennial Quilt.
  • Annual quilt and wall hanging exhibition on display at the Culture Center
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s annual exhibition, Quilts and Wall Hangings 2012, is on display in the Great Hall and the south wing of the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The crowd-pleasing juried exhibition features 55 exquisite quilts and wall hangings representing the talents of West Virginia quilters. Quiltmaking is one of West Virginia’s oldest and most treasured art forms, and this annual display is a favorite with visitors from all over the United States and abroad. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 3.
  • State Fair of West Virginia Scholarship Now Online

    http://statefairofwv.com/fair/scholarships-awards/ LEWISBURG, WV (10/14/2016)(readMedia)– Applications for the 2017 State Fair of West Virginia Scholarship program are now available online. In association with corporate, civic and individual contributors, and with support from the State Fair Endowment, five, four-year scholarships for up to $1,000 a year will be awarded to individuals who have participated in one or […]

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  • 92nd State Fair of West Virginia to Begin Friday

    The 92nd Annual State Fair of West Virginia is set to begin on Friday, August 12 in Lewisburg, WV. The 10-day event will featuring top-name musical acts, plenty of free entertainment, livestock shows, carnival rides from Reithoffer’s Shows and one-of-a-kind fair food! “We are excited to open the gates this Friday,” State Fair CEO Kelly […]

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  • Entries Open for 3rd Annual State Fair of WV Car Show

    LEWISBURG, WV (05/27/2016)(readMedia)– American National, Farm Family Insurance, and the State Fair of West Virginia have teamed up to produce the third annual “State Fair Car Show.” The event is scheduled on Sunday, August 14th from 11 am to 4 pm during the 92nd Annual State Fair. The show will take place on the main […]

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  • Entries Open for the 2016 State Fair of West Virginia

    LEWISBURG, WV (05/24/2016)(readMedia)– Livestock and Home, Arts and Garden entries have officially opened for the 92nd Annual State Fair of West Virginia! Paper entries for Home, Arts and Gardens and Livestock are due July 7th by 12 NOON, while online entries are due July 7th by 12 MIDNIGHT. Reminder, all limited classes for home, arts […]

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  • State Fair Announces 6th Annual Pie Bake Off

    LEWISBURG, WV (05/16/2016)(readMedia)– The 92nd Anniversary of the State Fair of West Virginia is set to kick off on August 12-21, 2016, and fair officials are looking for West Virginia’s best pie baker! To nominate a neighbor, friend or family member simply visit www.statefairofwv.com and complete the pie bake off ballot under the competitions section. […]

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  • Vince Neil from Mötley Crüe to Perform at the 2016 State Fair of WV

    LEWISBURG, WV (05/02/2016)(readMedia)– State Fair Officials announced today the addition of Vince Neil from Mötley Crüe with Special Guests Great White and Kix, and Dailey and Vincent as the final two concerts in the 2016 Grandstand Lineup. Vince Neil will be singing all of Mötley Crüe’s greatest hits and will be joined by Great White […]

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  • Employment Applications Available for 2016 State Fair

    LEWISBURG, WV (04/28/2016)(readMedia)– Employment applications for over 150 positions are now being accepted for the 2016 State Fair of West Virginia, scheduled for August 12-21! Previous employees interested in working in 2016 are encouraged to file an employment application by June 17. Employees receive customer service training and all positions pay at least minimum wage. […]

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  • State Fair of WV Announces Additional Concerts

    LEWISBURG, WV (03/14/2016)(readMedia)– State Fair Officials have announced the addition of four more shows to the 2016 State Fair of West Virginia scheduled for August 12-21. Concerts include Jake Owen with Special Guest Old Dominion on Friday, August 12, Kane Brown on Tuesday, August 16 and the Buckin’B Bull Ride with Tracy Lawrence on Saturday, […]

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  • State Fair of West Virginia Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients

    LEWISBURG, WV (03/09/2016)(readMedia)– The State Fair of West Virginia is pleased to announce the awarding of five (5), $1,000 four-year scholarships to youth who have participated in the State Fair, excelled academically and demonstrated a financial need. 2016 award recipients and the schools they are attending are: Devon Alt, Keyser, WV, West Virginia University, Morgantown, […]

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  • For King & Country to Perform at 2016 State Fair of West Virginia

    LEWISBURG, WV (02/22/2016)(readMedia)– Fair Officials have announced that Christian Pop duo for King Country with Special Guest Matt Maher will perform on Sunday, August 14, 2016, at 7 pm at the State Fair of West Virginia! Tickets for this show go on sale Friday, February 26 at 10 am. “For King Country and Matt Maher […]

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  • Rez Infinite Rocks Worlds
    Rez Infinite this week earned praise from early reviewers for its graphics and immersing qualities. Sony announced the game -- an update of a remake -- last year. Featuring support for 1080p resolution graphics, along with 3D audio sound, Rez Infinite is designed for the PSVR, but it's also compatible with the regular PlayStation 4.
  • Linux Foundation Spurs JavaScript Development
    The Linux Foundation earlier this week announced the addition of the JS Foundation as a Linux Foundation project. The move is an effort to inject new energy into the JavaScript developer community. By rebranding the former JQuery foundation as the JS Foundation and bringing it under the Linux umbrella, officials hope to create some stability and build critical mass.
  • Tesla: Everyone Gets a Self-Driving Car
    Tesla on Wednesday announced plans to install hardware that will allow all of its cars to become driverless. The equipment will enable self-driving at a safety level substantially greater than human-driven cars, according to the company. The hardware includes eight cameras to provide 360-degree visibility; 12 ultrasonic sensors to detect hard and soft objects; and forward-facing radar.
  • Nintendo Switches It Up
    After months of speculation and buildup, Nintendo on Thursday officially unveiled its new gaming system, the Nintendo Switch. Previously known only by the codename "NX," rumors about this latest video game console began last year with a hint from Satoru Iwata, the company's late president. At the time Iwata suggested only that Nintendo was working on a new video game system.
  • Microsoft AI Beats Humans at Speech Recognition
    Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence and Research Unit earlier this week reported that its speech recognition technology had surpassed the performance of human transcriptionists. The team last month published a paper describing its system's accuracy, said to be superior to that of IBM's famed Watson artificial intelligence.
  • New Tag Helps Google News Readers Unearth Facts
    Google last week launched a Fact Check tag to help readers find fact-checking in major news stories. Readers will see tagged articles in the expanded story box on news.google.com and in the Google News & Weather apps for iOS and Android. One factor the Google News algorithms consider in determining whether an article might contain fact checks is the Schema.org ClaimReview markup.
  • Assange Lives to Leak Another Day
    The status of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange grew a bit murky on Tuesday after the group accused the U.S. State Department of pressuring Ecuadorian officials to block him from posting additional emails linked to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The Ecuadorian foreign ministry on Tuesday acknowledged restricting Assange's access, saying it did not wish to interfere in a foreign election.
  • Apple Downshifts Driverless Vehicle Plans
    Apple appears to be shifting its driverless car ambitions into a lower gear. Changes in the company's automotive strategy reportedly have resulted in hundreds of job cuts and the shelving of plans to build a car of its own. Project Titan's shift in direction follows months of disagreements, leadership uncertainty, and supply chain problems within the project.
  • Battlefield 1 Delivers Great War Action, Say Early Reviewers
    Electronic Arts' new epic first-person shooter Battlefield 1 could be the war game to end all war games, based on the first wave of reviews published Monday. This latest title in the popular franchise from Swedish developer DICE is an action-packed, rip-roaring take on World War I. There's a single-player campaign that features a story worthy of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
  • Meet Maui 1, the Slick New Hawaiian Netrunner
    Maui 1, which launched this summer, is one of the latest newcomers in the continuously changing list of Linux distributions. Maui Linux, with its new Hawaii desktop environment, is a replacement and rebranding of the discontinued Netrunner project. Its developers are attempting to continue the Kubuntu-based heritage, while adopting some of the latest technologies impacting other Linux distros.
  • This Election May Be Scarier Than You Think
    Not that it isn't scary enough -- but if you look at both candidates, who have had their images destroyed largely by technology, i.e., tapes and emails -- there is a huge warning inherent in the process. Email really wasn't a big thing until the late 1990s and even having your own email server wouldn't have been likely before 2005, let alone thinking through the security aspects.
  • Fake News Taints Facebook's Trending Topics
    Facebook's Trending Topics section recently has carried a number of trending stories that were either "indisputably fake" or "profoundly inaccurate," according to a report this week. The news feed six weeks ago ran a false story claiming Fox News had fired anchor Megyn Kelly for being a closet liberal who supported Hillary Clinton. Facebook removed the story, apologized, and promised to do better.
  • NASA, Citizen Scientists Discover Potential New Hunting Ground for Exoplanets
    Via a NASA-led citizen science project, eight people with no formal training in astrophysics helped discover what could be a fruitful new place to search for planets outside our solar system – a large disk of gas and dust encircling a star known as a circumstellar disk.
  • NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Available for Interviews Before Space Station Launch
    NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson will be available for live satellite interviews from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, on Thursday, Oct. 27, before her launch to the International Space Station. She will answer questions about her upcoming mission aboard the world-class orbiting laboratory from 7-8 a.m. EDT.
  • Media Invited to Rare View of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Mirrors
    Media are invited to join NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Wednesday, Nov. 2, for an update about what’s in store for NASA’s next great observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, and a rare glimpse of the telescope’s mirrors.
  • NASA, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Host Discussion on Solar Hazards in Exploration
    Understanding the hazards of space weather on crewed and robotic missions is vital to informing plans for NASA’s Journey to Mars and other missions into our solar system, and beyond. Veteran NASA astronaut John Grunsfeld and solar experts will discuss that and more during a panel discussion at 1 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, Oct. 25.
  • NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, Crewmates Launch to Space Station to Continue Research
    Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:05 a.m. EDT Wednesday (2:05 p.m. Baikonur time).
  • NASA Space Station Cargo Launches from Virginia on Orbital ATK Resupply Mission
    The crew of the International Space Station soon will be equipped to perform dozens of new scientific investigations with cargo launched Monday aboard NASA’s latest commercial resupply services mission from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
  • NASA’s Juno Team to Discuss Jupiter Mission Status, Latest Science Results
    Team members of NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter will discuss the latest science results, an amateur imaging processing campaign, and the recent decision to postpone a scheduled burn of its main engine, during a media briefing at 4 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 19. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and stream on the agency’s website.
  • Media Invited to First Test of Multiple Drones Flying Beyond Line-of-Sight
    Media are invited to watch the first test of NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) research platform from noon to 2:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Reno-Stead Airport in Reno, Nevada.
  • Next Space Station Crew Set for Launch, Live on NASA TV
    Three crew members of Expedition 49/50 are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station at 4:05 a.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 19 (2:05 p.m. Baikonur time) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Live launch coverage will begin at 3:15 a.m. on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
  • Atlantic Storm System Delays NASA Resupply Launch to Space Station
    NASA and its partner Orbital ATK have postponed the launch of the company’s next commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station to no earlier than Sunday, Oct. 16, as the agency prepares for Tropical Storm Nicole at its tracking site in Bermuda.
  • New nanomedicine approach aims to improve HIV drug therapies
    New research aims to improve the administration and availability of drug therapies to HIV patients through the use of nanotechnology.
  • CDC recommends only two HPV shots for younger adolescents
    The U.S. CDC is recommending that 11- to 12-year-olds receive two doses of HPV vaccine at least six months apart rather than the previously recommended three doses to protect against cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infections.
  • New Cretaceous dinosaur from Queensland
    Researchers have announced the naming of Savannasaurus elliottorum, a new genus and species of dinosaur from western Queensland, Australia. The bones come from the Winton Formation, a geological deposit approximately 95 million years old. Savannasaurus was a medium-sized titanosaur, approximately half the length of a basketball court, with a long neck and a relatively short tail.
  • Earliest evidence in fossil record for right-handedness
    Perhaps the bias against left-handers dates back much further than we thought. By examining striations on teeth of a Homo habilis fossil, researchers have found the earliest evidence for right-handedness in the fossil record dating back 1.8 million years.
  • Muscles have circadian clocks that control exercise response
    Humans may be able to respond better to exercise during the daytime, suggests new research. Oxygen and the internal clock "do a dance together" in muscle cells to make energy, they say. The discovery provides insights that could lead to optimizing muscle function.
  • Turning biofuel waste into wealth in a single step
    Lignin is a bulky chain of molecules found in wood and is usually discarded during biofuel production. But in a new method to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, the simple addition of formaldehyde could turn it into the main focus.
  • Scientists reveal link between cell metabolism and the spread of cancer
    A crucial factor in the spread of cancer has been discovered by a team of researchers that has demonstrated that the metabolism of macrophages, a particular type of white blood cell, can be attuned to prevent the spread of cancer. The key is in making these macrophages more prone to ‘steal’ sugar from the cells forming the tumor’s blood vessels. As a result, these blood vessels will be structured more tightly, which can prevent cancer cells from spreading to other organs.
  • Jet lag treatment? Blast of thin air can reset circadian clocks
    We might not think of our circadian clock until we are jetlagged, but scientists continue to puzzle over what drives our biological timepiece. Now, a study has found that variations in surrounding oxygen levels can reset circadian clocks of mice. If confirmed in humans, the research could help inform how airlines moderate cabin air pressure.
  • New perovskite solar cell design could outperform existing commercial technologies
    A new design for solar cells that uses inexpensive, commonly available materials could rival and even outperform conventional cells made of silicon. In a new article, researchers describe using tin and other abundant elements to create novel forms of perovskite -- a photovoltaic crystalline material that's thinner, more flexible and easier to manufacture than silicon crystals.
  • Overlooked molecules could revolutionize our understanding of the immune system
    Thousands of new immune system signals have been uncovered with potential implications for immunotherapy, autoimmune diseases and vaccine development. The researchers behind the finding say it is the biological equivalent of discovering a new continent.
  • Early fossil fish from China shows where our jaws came from
    Where did our jaws come from? The question is more complicated than it seems, because not all jaws are the same. In a new article, palaeontologists from China and Sweden trace our jaws back to the extinct placoderms, armoured prehistoric fish that lived over 400 million years ago.
  • ADHD symptom persistence into adulthood estimated
    Sixty percent of children with ADHD in a recent study demonstrated persistence of symptoms into their mid-20's, and 41 percent had both symptoms and impairment as young adults.
  • Update: Election process for the new WHO Director-General
    Curricula vitae and related information is now available for the 6 candidates proposed by Member States of WHO for the position of WHO Director-General.
  • WHO and partners call for better working conditions for midwives
    WHO and partners are calling for an end to the discrimination, harassment and lack of respect that hinder midwives’ ability to provide quality care to women and newborns.
  • WHO report warns global actions and investments to end tuberculosis epidemic are falling far short
    New data published by WHO in its 2016 "Global Tuberculosis Report" show that countries need to move much faster to prevent, detect, and treat the disease if they are to meet global targets.
  • WHO urges global action to curtail consumption and health impacts of sugary drinks
    11 October 2016 | Geneva – Taxing sugary drinks can lower consumption and reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay, says a new WHO report.
  • Investing in early childhood development essential to helping more children and communities thrive, new Lancet Series finds
    An estimated 43 percent—249 million—of children under five in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) are at an elevated risk of poor development due to extreme poverty and stunting, according to findings from The Lancet’s new Series, Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale.
  • WHO calls for immediate safe evacuation of the sick and wounded from conflict areas
    Calling for the immediate and safe evacuation of the sick and wounded from all affected areas in Syria
  • Discrimination and negative attitudes about ageing are bad for your health
    New analysis by WHO shows that negative or ageist attitudes towards older people are widespread. They also negatively affect older people’s physical and mental health.
  • WHO releases country estimates on air pollution exposure and health impact
    A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits.
  • Election process for the new WHO Director-General
    Six candidates have been proposed by Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the position of WHO Director-General.

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  • At UN, global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance
    World leaders today signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines.
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  • R&A asks members to allow women to join
  • Twin U.S. Opens at Pinehurst just the start of men's-women's doubleheaders
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  • Swinging Skirts bring colorful style to USA with LPGA event in California
  • Four tied at Cadillac Championship after windblown second day at Doral
  • Chesson Hadley wins Puerto Rico Open for his first PGA Tour title
  • Donald Trump and renovated Blue Monster sharing spotlight this week
  • Russell Henley hopes to deal with his success much better this time around
  • Notebook: Field strength unaffected by switch to wraparound season
  • Patrick Rodgers, top-ranked amateur of Stanford, to turn pro after NCAAs
  • MEC Cross Country Championship Central
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    News and notes from around the MEC* as the men's and women's golf teams prepare for the conference championship tournament next week at Glade Springs Resort. Check out the 2016 Tournament Central Page for complete information. 
  • MEC Women's Tennis Awards Announced

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  • Hensley Wins MEC Player Of The Week Recognition

    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- West Virginia State's Kiersten Hensley has been named Mountain East Conference Player of the Week for her efforts on the court last week.
  • Harrison Earns MEC Volleyball Honors

    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- Fairmont State's Mackenzie Harrison has been named the Mountain East Conference Player of the Week after helping the Falcons to a 3-0 week.
  • Doncevic, Beech Earn Weekly MEC Honors

    BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. -- Notre Dame's Katarina Doncevic is the Mountain East Conference Offensive Player of the Week, while Urbana's Katherine Beech is the league's Defensive Player of the Week.