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WASHINGTON -- Year after year, health officials meeting at invitation-only government conferences leveled with one another about BioWatch, the nation's system for detecting deadly pathogens that might be unleashed into the air by terrorists. They...
WASHINGTON — For two years, the nationwide BioWatch system, intended to protect Americans against a biological attack, operated with defective components that left it unable to detect lethal germs, according to scientists with direct knowledge of...
WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Department and other federal officials responsible for BioWatch, the nationwide system for detecting deadly biological attacks, have withheld key documents sought by a congressional committee, according to the panel's...
WASHINGTON — Scientists who helped pioneer BioWatch, the government's system for detecting a biological attack on the U.S., knew from the start that it was prone to false alarms, records show. Between 2003, when the nationwide network of air...
WASHINGTON — Amid concerns about cost and reliability, the federal Department of Homeland Security has quietly postponed plans to buy technology that officials have long claimed could provide a life-saving upgrade of BioWatch, the nation's system...
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has rushed to acquire a new, multibillion-dollar version of the BioWatch system for detecting biological attacks without establishing whether it was needed or would work, according to a new...
DENVER — As Chris Lindley drove to work that morning in August 2008, a call set his heart pounding. The Democratic National Convention was being held in Denver, and Barack Obama was to accept his party's presidential nomination before a crowd of...
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How did 'Waiting for 'Superman's' ' Davis Guggenheim become the right wing's favorite liberal filmmaker?The Big PictureNo one is a more well-credentialed progressive than Davis Guggenheim, who directed Al Gore's influential global warming documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," as well as produced a dramatic short about Barack Obama for the 2008 Democratic National...
L.A. NOWDemocratic political consultant Kam Kuwata’s body was found Monday inside his Venice condominium, but there was no evidence of foul play, police said. Police went to his home after friends became concerned about his welfare, said Sgt. Ron...
Ken Burns is a matchmaker with a camera. He has introduced Americans to themselves, to their history, with documentaries such as "The Civil War." He also used the "pan and scan" camera technique to make still images of the long-dead seem alive on the...
Top of the TicketIt's a test of Camelot in a way, a question of whether the Kennedys -- who have held sway over Massachusetts politics and the national imagination since the rise of former President John F. Kennedy and his glamorous wife, First......
Top of the TicketSo now onetime Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards has acknowledged what everyone else already assumed: He is the father of Quinn, the not-quite-2-year-old daughter of onetime aide Rielle Hunter. "It was wrong for me ever to deny she was.....
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