Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Luzon, Philippines This area is on the Manila Trench, an oceanic trench in the South China Sea, located west of the islands of Luzon and Mindoro in the Philippines. The trench reaches a depth of about 5,400 metres (17,700 ft), in contrast with the average depth ... 09/2/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
A magnitude 6.1 A magnitude 6.1 - South Indian ... or damaged by the earthquake and tsunami along the entire east coast of Honshu from Chiba to Aomori. The majority of casualties and damage occurred in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima from a Pacific-wide tsunami with a maximum ... 07/31/2016 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Central Japan shaken by offshore magnitude-6.1 earthquake No tsunami warning was issued, and there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the earthquake struck at 11:39 a.m. (0239 GMT) off the Pacific coast of Japan at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles). The ... 03/31/2016 - 7:30 pm | View Link
Shallow magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea A shallow magnitude 6.1 earthquake ... but not much damage is expected. He says the quake was not considered large enough to generate a tsunami. Quakes of such magnitude are common in PNG, which sits on the so-called Pacific "Ring of Fire", a hotspot ... 05/7/2014 - 5:07 am | View Link
Earthquake Updates Earthquakes 7.5+ Pakistan & Afghanistan LIVE UPDATES on GUIDE US TV EARTHQUAKES UPDATE. Islam Newsroom - Earthquake Updates in Recent Past. Islam Newsroom ... 09/24/2016 - 2:43 am | View Website
Induced Earthquakes Raise Chances of Damaging Shaking in ... USGS map displaying potential to experience damage from a natural or human-induced earthquake in 2016. Chances range from less than one percent to 12 percent. 09/23/2016 - 10:33 pm | View Website
New Insight on the Nation’s Earthquake Hazards | Science ... While all states have some potential for earthquakes, 42 of the 50 states have a reasonable chance of experiencing damaging ground shaking from an earthquake in 50 ... 09/23/2016 - 9:43 pm | View Website
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has signed a peace treaty with a notorious warlord, pledging to lobby the U. S. and the United Nations to remove him and his party from terrorist blacklists.
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar signed the agreement Thursday via a video link into Kabul's presidential palace.
South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said military officials were investigating the North Korean solider, who defected across the central-east portion of the military demarcation line, which is inside the 4-kilometer-wide (2.5-mile-wide) Demilitarized Zone that separates the countries.
The conflict ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty, leaving the Korean Peninsula in a technical state of war.
The Olympic investigation panel, led by Shinichi Ueyama, a Keio University public policy professor, was launched by newly elected Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike as part of broader reforms after she raised concerns about ever-growing unofficial cost estimates and the potential burden on the city and its taxpayers.
" anyone who hears these numbers is alarmed," Ueyama said.
In the last 13 years, Congress passed major legislation that expanded taxpayer-financed coverage for prescription drugs but lacked explicit mechanisms for dealing with costs, instead relying mainly on market forces.
"Congress in attempting to expand access to prescription drugs has inadvertently created a situation where price increases are much more rapid," said economist Paul Ginsburg, a former congressional adviser on Medicare who now directs the Brookings Institution health policy center.
Government-sponsored coverage injected more dollars into the market for medications, and new consumer protections curtailed some blunt instruments insurers used to control costs, such as annual and lifetime limits on the dollar value of coverage.
Congressional indignation was on display recently as House members grilled Mylan CEO Heather Bresch about price increases for her company's EpiPens, prefilled syringes that deliver a rescue drug for people suffering life-threatening allergic reactions.
—Obama's health care law provided makers of cutting-edge biologic drugs 12 years of protection from generic competitors, not a shorter period sought by consumer advocates.
A Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Thursday shows strong support for requiring drug companies to disclose how they set prices (86 percent), Medicare negotiations (82 percent), price limits on costly drugs to treat cancer and diseases like hepatitis (78 percent), and allowing Americans to import medications from Canada (71 percent).
A day after fans said goodbye, family members and friends of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez were set to attend a private funeral Mass on Thursday.
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, manager Don Mattingly, hitting coach Barry Bonds and the players including Marcel Ozuna and Giancarlo Stanton wore white T-shirts emblazoned with Fernandez's image and the letters "RIP" as they slowly walked the hearse away from Marlins Park in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood Wednesday.
Fernandez was an emerging baseball star known for his exuberant personality and style of play.