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  • Quake alerts' success spurs effort to complete early-warning system

    Quake alerts' success spurs effort to complete early-warning system
    When the 6.0 earthquake struck Napa County last month, a computer at a university lab here raced to warn agencies across the Bay Area. BART received an alert ordering trains to stop. San Francisco 911 operators had eight seconds to brace for an...
  • How earthquake waves move through rock

    To the editor: The article states that the warning alerts sent over this new system travel at the speed of light over wires and airwaves but the earthquake energy travels slower at the speed of sound, meaning the warnings arrive sooner. ("Quake alerts'...
  • Americans held by North Korea implore U.S. to send an envoy soon

    In a rare opportunity to speak with foreign media, the three Americans being detained by North Korea implored the United States to send someone to negotiate for their release. Matthew Miller, Jeffrey Fowle and Kenneth Bae spoke Monday to CNN and the...
  • Watching for an eruption in Iceland

     Watching for an eruption in Iceland
    Venezuela: Direct flights between the U.S. and Caracas have been reduced by 50 percent since January, the U.S. Embassy in Caracas said, thus travelers should book flights as early as possible and confirm itineraries. Especially important is confirming...
  • UCF football players unfazed by volcano threat

    UCF football players unfazed by volcano threat
    UCF players said they aren’t concerned about the Icelandic volcano eruption that could derail the team’s travel plans to Ireland. Aviation authorities raised the threat warning to red Saturday, indicating an eruption that could cause “...
  • The logistics of getting Penn State to Ireland for the Croke Park Classic

    The logistics of getting Penn State to Ireland for the Croke Park Classic
    After fitting more than 300 people and 10 tons of cargo onto their chartered Boeing 747, Penn State's operations staff will search for one crucial piece of equipment they purposely left at home. An air horn. Head coach James Franklin can't conduct...
  • Foreign Briefing: Warnings issued for Mideast, Africa and Ebola

    The U.S. State Department has issued several new warnings — none surprising but all important — as trouble plagues the Middle East and Africa. Iraq: In an Aug. 10 warning, the agency warns travelers "against all but essential travel to Iraq....
  • Traffic restrictions Wednesday at Lehigh Tunnel, I-476

    This just steered its way into my email garage from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission: --TURNPIKE TRAVEL ADVISORY-- --Northbound Lehigh Tunnel Closure Scheduled 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 --Daytime tunnel maintenance to impact traffic on I-...
  • Ebola death toll rises to 887 as spread of disease picks up speed

    The deadly Ebola virus sweeping through West Africa continues to accelerate, according to numbers released Monday by the World Health Organization. The virus has now claimed at least 887 lives, the WHO reported, with 163 new cases and 61 deaths in...
  • Health, safety concerns affect study abroad programs

    Health, safety concerns affect study abroad programs
    By Megan Crepeau  |  RedEye Kate Rooney nearly didn’t make it to Israel this month. The 23-year-old was slated to fly there as part of a partnership between Northwestern, where she is a graduate student studying journalism, and the Jerusalem...
  • Obama to detail plans on Ebola offensive on Tuesday: report

    President Barack Obama is expected to detail on Tuesday a plan to boost his country's involvement in mitigating the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. The plan would involve a greater involvement of the U.S....