Wednesday, December 02, 2015

In Case You Missed It!

Polio resurfaces in Ukraine, the first cases reported in Europe since 2010.

Mexican archaeologists think they may have found a tunnel that could lead to the tomb of an Aztec ruler.  No such tomb has ever been discovered.

A Canadian man was arrested trying to smuggle reptiles into the U.S.  He was caught with 51 turtles taped to his body.

The former mayor of Bridgeport, CT will be sworn in for a new term on Tuesday.  He was mayor from 1991 to 2003.  He then spent seven years in a federal prison for public corruption.  They say he’s made a stunning comeback. 

Driving under the influence of marijuana?  Developed by UC Berkeley, a new breath test that indicates whether a driver has ingested pot will soon be tried out in the Bay Area.  Where else, right?

Californians are preparing for El Niño.  Requests for new roofing and generators are up 67 percent.

Hackers are attempting to compromise Hello Barbie, a doll that uses the Web to talk with kids.  The company that created the technology is offering a reward to security researchers who find and report vulnerabilities in their software.

The next full moon will be on Christmas night.

Colombia has declined to extradite to the U.S. a leftist rebel accused of drug trafficking as it pushes to conclude a peace deal with the rebel group, FARC.  Pablo Escobar would be proud.

The movie awards season began last night when the Gotham Award for best feature went to “Spotlight,” an investigation into the sexual abuse of children by Boston priests.

Five World Cup sponsors – ABInBev, Adidas, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Visa wrote to FIFA’s executive committee demanding “independent oversight” of FIFA’s reform process.  And good luck to them.


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