Hong Kong confirms 2nd human bird flu infection this winter

HONG KONG Hong Kong authorities on Friday confirmed the city’s second case of human bird flu infection this winter, five days after the death of a first patient who contracted the same H7N9 strain of the disease. The Center for Health Protection of the Department of Health said a 70-year-old man with underlying illnesses, who was …

Rob Kardashian hospitalized

Rob Kardashian has been on “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” but has been uncomfortable in the spotlight his sisters love so much. He dated pop star Adrienne Bailon for a time and performed on season 13 of “Dancing With the Stars” but has generally kept a low profile (for a Kardashian, anyway). He is involved with …

Fremont Brewing introduces Lush IPA on January 2nd

Story by Kendall Jones, via Washington Beer Blog. Why wait for Groundhogs Day. We all know spring is right around the corner when spring seasonal beers start to blossom. At least I like to think so. On January 2nd, Fremont Brewing introduces its new spring seasonal beer, Lush IPA. It’s actually a replacement for 77 Select, which …

Margaret Thatcher's fears over domination of unified Germany

Margaret Thatcher had deep misgivings over the reunification of Germany and she had to be cajoled by aides into issuing a congratulatory statement following the ending of Germany’s partition into two states. Meanwhile, British officials worked quietly behind the scenes to scupper a planned ceremony celebrating the event to be attended by world leaders. The fall …