Medical

Intercontinental card data breach hits 1200 hotels

A big hotel chain has come under attack by hackers intent on stealing data from credit and debit cards used by guests. Photo Credit: InterContinental Hotels G...


$13 a pack? NYC mayor wants highest cigarette prices in US

By sheer coincidence (if you are completely ignorant to even the most basic concepts of economics), NY has the highest rate of cigarette smuggling in the coun...


Second mosquito, more common in U.S., may carry Zika virus

There is no treatment or cure for Zika, whose symptoms include fever, joint pain, red eyes and a rash, though only about one in five people with the virus exper...


Monterey County ranks among tops in nation on air quality, report says

The results for short-term particle pollution shows overall improvement , but more mixed results. In addition, Hartford County continued to be one of 82 US ...


Secret Service blocks access to White House's south fence after recent intruder

Secret Service Communications Director Cathy Milhoan told WTOP that the move wasn't in response to any specific incident, but "we continually evaluate our sec...


Lyrid Meteor Shower & An Asteroid Fly-By

What causes the Lyrid meteor shower are the interactions that follow when Earth passes through the dust left by comet C/186 G1 Thatcher. NASA says 10 to 20 ...


Las Vegas to Unveil Sterile Needle Vending Machines

The thrust behind the idea is that making clean needles and other gear available will reduce the spread of blood-related infections among drug users who would...