Iowa Reports Worst Case Of Bird Flu So Far In National Outbreak

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO, April 20 (Reuters) – Iowa, the top U.S. egg-producing state, found a lethal strain of bird flu in a flock of millions of hens at an egg-laying facility on… Continue reading

Aging in Gayville

My 44th birthday is approaching. I sense shadows in the distance. They’re looming; ominous. I question what they are. I squint into the rainbow-hued sunlight, my hand perched at my brow to block… Continue reading

Craft Breweries Troll Budweiser With Pumpkin Peach Beers

A group of craft brewers has discovered that revenge is both sweet and a dish best served cold. More specifically, for a nationwide group of breweries led by the acclaimed Bell’s Brewery of… Continue reading

AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Pleads Guilty To Drug And Murder Threats Charges

His dirty deeds are done, but weren’t cheap. AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he threatened to murder two people and possessed methamphetamine, according to the New Zealand Herald.… Continue reading

Kim Jong Un ‘Climbs’ North Korea’s Highest Mountain

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un “climbed the top” of the nation’s highest mountain on Saturday, state news agency KCNA reported. Based on photographs showing him attired in a long topcoat and shiny… Continue reading

Argentine Prosecutor Rejects Accusations Against President Cristina Fernandez In 1994 Bombing

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — An Argentine prosecutor has dismissed accusations against President Cristina Fernandez that she helped shield Iranian officials allegedly behind the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center. Prosecutor Javier De… Continue reading

Imagine You Are Infertile

Imagine living month after month after month on an emotional roller coaster… hope, expectation, anticipation and crushed dreams yet again. Imagine finally seeing a little plus sign after so many negatives. Imagine the… Continue reading

Pipe Dreams: Spinning Water into Watts

By Don Willlmott When it comes to pushing lots of water through lots of pipes over long distances, nothing works better than old-fashioned gravity, something the Romans figured out and carved into stone… Continue reading

How to Break the ‘Mutally Assured Misperception’ Between the U.S. and China

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has emerged as a key broker of perceptions between the U.S. and China. He was a member of the Berggruen Institute’s 21st Century Council delegation that met… Continue reading

Compassion Is Needed for Young People With the Big “C”

Imagine you are a young adult, in your 20s or even early 30s. You haven’t been feeling well lately, shake it off and then finally decide to make an appointment with your physician.… Continue reading