NYC looks to be deploying anti-terror, heavily armed units ahead of an actual threat to "deter" terrorist activity. Might not be a bad idea, but it just sucks. How about not letting a bunch of un-vetted people into the country in the first place, eh? Instead we have to look like a banana republic and explain it to our kids...
The seeming increase in earthquakes continues. New Madrid has had recent shakes, just had the big one on the Iraq/Iran border, now San Andreas area is swarming. Be advised.
WHO said although the growth in the number of PLAGUE cases is slowing down, they now fear a series of devastating “flare ups”. They indicate the risk for a wider, global pandemic is "high" which is quite worrisome. Keep an eye on it.