Note: The amount of support, concern, care and compassion for the people of Boston at this time is overwhelming in the very best sense. The Update’s small offering of sympathy, in the midst of the rest, is offered humbly.
US media sources, including the New York Post, CBS News, NBC News and ABC News, all reported that a Saudi National was in custody of Boston Police within minutes of the explosions that rocked the Boston Marathon this afternoon. Read More…
The World Health Organization has identified the E. coli bacteria spreading through Europe as an entirely new strain, one that has not been spread before. The resulting infection results in the complicating condition called haemolytic-uraemic which wreaks havoc on the blood and kidneys of those with symptoms. Scientists have found that the new strain has genes from two prior strains, EAEC and EHEC.
While the US media is busied with the hard-hitting, grave story of a Congressman’s supposed penis photographed, Pakistan is facing widespread violence at the hands of determined and well-organized militants in the northeast portion of the country. The US’ news networks, too busy to cover actual news with the scandal of a penis on Twitter (as if that has never happened before) have completely dropped any dedication to covering real events around the world, like the president of South Africa attempting to negotiate with Gaddafi in Libya, or China denying phishing charges leveled by Google. But who cares when Weiner’s wiener may or may not be on Twitter?