In Case You Missed It

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Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
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World 

EU leaders agree to cut emissions by at least 40 percent

As of Thursday, the president of the European Council, announced a final agreement to turn over a hefty cut to emissions by 2030. This reduction is set to be based upon emissions levels gauged in 1990. Given the U.N. summit on climate change earlier this fall, along with continued concern over environmental issues, many look to this agreement as a potential sign of progress, though ultimately only time will tell if effective measures will be taken.

Full article at www.npr.org

 

Israel’s Defense Minister: Mideast borders ‘absolutely’ will change

Following the increased turmoil between Israelis and Palestinians this past summer, it is no surprise that Israel’s defense minister is up in arms as of late. In a recent interview with NPR, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon commented on the state of the Middle East, and the historical reasons for what he sees as an inevitable redrawing of borders. Ya’alon primarily cites Western involvement in the creation of many Middle Eastern states, and hopes for a resolution to conflicts caused by this in future negotiations of borders and sovereignty.

Full article at www.npr,org

 

National

FDA cracks down on fake Ebola cures sold online

Outright panic can make people do some crazy things, and the recent concern over the potential of an Ebola outbreak stateside has proven this for many individuals. The hysteria has turned into a business venture for some, who have taken to the internet selling bogus cures and preventive measures to anyone who will pay. Currently, the FDA is working hard to curb these sales in an effort to prevent further physical or emotional harm to a paranoid populace.

Full article at www.npr.org

 

Regional

Schools closed as search for ambust suspect moves

The manhunt for shooter Eric Frein continues into late October, and as a result police are scrambling to keep up with the suspect’s movements. Given a string of sightings in the past few days, it seems the suspect has moved from the forests of the Poconos to more densely populated areas. As a result, several schools in the Pocono Mountain School District were closed Tuesday as a precautionary measure.

Full article www.goerie.com

 

Local

New Erie VA chief scrutinized over outbreak

Erie County is set to install a new deputy director of Veterans Affairs within the next 60 days, but there seems to be some unrest surrounding the Department of Veterans Affairs choice. David Cord, the deputy director of VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, is slated to step into the position, despite the fact that he advised against the public disclosure of a Legionnaire’s outbreak in the VA’s Pittsburgh hospital system. Cord has declined interview up to this point, which hasn’t done much to help solidify the public’s faith in him.


Full article www.npr.org

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Now serving up good vibes on State Street

Fighting for change in our most vulnerable communities.

Running into a blazing building can be ‘terrifying,’ but some choose to do it, anyway. 

Here are three good opportunities to lighten up as the nights grow longer.

Dancing Wheels bring a world premiere to Mercyhurst.

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Some ‘multigrain’ bread has a little more protein than you’d like. 

Don’t just dream it. Be it!

If De Palmas trip down memory lane whets your appetite, come back to the museum for one of his most underrated movies a week later.