Whooping cough rising at alarming rate in US
ATLANTA — The U.S. appears headed for its worst year for whooping cough in more than five decades, with the number of cases rising at an epidemic rate that experts say may reflect a problem with the effectiveness of the vaccine. Nearly 18,000 cases have been reported so far — more than twice the number seen at this point last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. At this pace, the number for the entire year will b...
Nellis AFB, teaching the shadowy art of cyber war
LAS VEGAS — Flying above the clouds in hostile territory, a U.S. Air Force F-15E fighter pilot checks his computer to make sure he’s on course, trying to steer clear of a no-fly zone. But can he trust the information that comes up on his screen? Can he complete his mission without creating an international incident? Could a cyber-terrorist network have hacked his data? “How do you know you’re clean? You don’t. That’s a continual problem that n...
Tarkanian: Obama using Latinos as “political tool”
LAS VEGAS — Republican congressional candidate Danny Tarkanian said President Barack Obama changed his deportation policy just months before the election to use Hispanics as a “political tool” to win a second term. Speaking in Las Vegas on Wednesday to a breakfast hosted by Hispanics in Politics, Tarkanian criticized Obama for not delivering on his promise to enact immigration reform and suggested the president intended to use the issue as a r...