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Chief Ebola doctor contracts the virus

The head doctor fighting the deadly tropical virus Ebola in Sierra Leone has himself caught the disease, the government said.

The 39-year-old Sheik Umar Khan, hailed as a “national hero” by the health ministry, was leading the fight to control … Read the rest

MH17 black boxes to Britain

Malaysian officials passed the black boxes from MH17 flight over to Dutch investigators five days after the Boeing 777 crash in eastern Ukraine, Agence France-Presse reported Wednesday citing the government of the Netherlands.

«The black boxes from flight MH17 have … Read the rest

Most US flights to Israel halted

About two hours ago, and in the aftermath of the public outcry regarding flights in conflict zones, first Delta then most other major international carriers announced they would suspend flights to Israel “until further notice” amid concerns that a rocket … Read the rest

Israel using flechette shells in Gaza

The Israeli military is using flechette shells, which spray out thousands of tiny and potentially lethal metal darts, in its military operation in Gaza.

Six flechette shells were fired towards the village of Khuzaa, east of Khan Younis, on 17 … Read the rest

Diversity based grading

It sounds crazy on its face, but then again one comes to expect that from UW-Madison. But are they crazy enough to do race-based grading.

W. Lee Hansen, a professor emeritus of economics at UW-Madison wrote in an op-ed piece … Read the rest