| Feb 14, 2010
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva Dick Cheney had a lot to say today. On the question of what the former vice president makes of his party's nominee for vice president in 2008 -- and on Alaskan Sarah Palin's prospects as a presidential......
| Jan 26, 2010
The United States isn't prepared for a biological terrorist attack, a congressionally mandated panel said in a report released Tuesday.
The Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation gave the Obama administration a...
| Jan 26, 2010
| 11:48 AM
President Barack Obama will use his State of the Union address to unveil a new plan for a better and quicker response to bioterrorism threats and attacks, the White House said Tuesday.
The announcement came just hours after the release of a report...
| Aug 24, 2010
Synthetic nucleotides injected into monkeys can block the replication of Ebola and Marburg viruses, suggesting it eventually may be possible to protect humans against these deadly bioterrorism agents, researchers said Sunday.
The monkeys get very sick,...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 1:15 PM
Dr. Ross Joseph Brechner, a mathematician turned ophthalmologist who abandoned private practice for a second career in public health, died Aug. 4 of heart disease at his Catonsville home.
He was 71.
"Ross was a fine ophthalmologist who changed careers...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 4:46 PM
When an armored vehicle escorting a military convoy clears out a roadside bomb or a soldier wipes his feet as he enters a tent to eat, sleep or relax, there’s a good chance that the equipment came from Letterkenny Army Depot north of Chambersburg....
| Sep 10, 2011
| 9:26 PM
Because of the Sept. 11 attacks 10 years ago, the Faulk County Courthouse and Faulkton Area Medical Center have first-rate video security systems, a detailed program has been put in place to handle disasters, and several fire departments in Faulk County...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 4:40 PM
Nerve gas, mustard agent and Sarin are all words most of us would like to never hear pronounced. Along with biological agents and nuclear weapons, they are among the most sinister tools of modern warfare.
So feared are they that they are banned under the...
| Nov 30, 2011
A visitor would expect to see the latest weapons in the battle against heart disease or cancer at the new Rush University Medical Center.
But the hospital — which will give the public a sneak preview Dec. 10 — is also stocked with an...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 9:47 AM
SIOUX FALLS (AP) --- Sen. Tom Daschle, after visiting with workers at an anthrax-testing laboratory, said Thursday that fighting bioterrorism must become a national priority.
A day earlier he visited the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.,...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 1:46 PM
Randy White had just buried a daughter, dead at 30 with a brain tumor. Now his other daughter had been diagnosed with growths in her abdomen.
When doctors told White in 2009 that their conditions were likely caused by something in their environment,...