PRIMA RiskWatch
Jan. 21, 2010

Clinton says cyber attacks merit "consequences"
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for consequences and condemnation for those who carry out cyber attacks, in excerpts of a speech expected to address Google Inc.'s concerns about China.More

Meet 8–year–old Mikey: U.S. has him on watch list
The New York Times
"Meet Mikey Hicks," said Najlah Feanny Hicks, introducing her 8–year–old son, a New Jersey Cub Scout and frequent traveler who has seldom boarded a plane without a hassle because he shares the name of a suspicious person. Michael Winston Hicks's mother initially sensed trouble when he was a baby and she could not get a seat for him on their flight to Florida at an airport kiosk; airline officials explained that his name "was on the list," she recalled.More

Overcrowding at D.C. youth detention center draws criticism
The Washington Post
The District of Columbia's youth detention center in Northeast Washington, which is supposed to house no more than 88 juveniles, has had to cram as many as 156 into the facility in recent months during a protracted period of overcrowding that has drawn stern criticism from a court–appointed monitor.More

Madison pays $235,000 to settle sex–harassment case
The Associated Press via Chicago Tribune
The city of Madison, Wis., has agreed to pay $235,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by an employee who claims she was groped and fondled hundreds of times by a disgraced former city official.More

Southern California officials order evacuations ahead of storm
The Associated Press via The World
About 600 homes in La Canada Flintridge, Calif., and other communities will be under mandatory evacuation. People could be out of their homes for up to five days. The communities northeast of Los Angeles are near mountain areas burned bare by a wildfire last year.More

Police and city officials in Providence, R.I., say dance clubs draw violence
The Providence Journal
Club Elements and Level II are two of the city's most popular dance clubs, drawing young patrons from Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. But the Providence police and city Law Department say there's much more than dancing going on inside. The two clubs that share a building at 101 Richmond St. have been linked to shootings, stabbings, brawls and other outbursts of violence that have the police, downtown residents, colleges and city officials deeply concerned.More

Woman who turned in cop killer left homeless
Nearly two months ago Chrisceda Clemmons turned her nephew, cop killer Maurice Clemmons, in to police in Seattle, Wash. But now her house and the ground it sits on is still contaminated. Seattle Police fired an unprecedented 75 canisters of tear gas into the home. All the possessions have been put in storage. The home is toxic, unlivable.More

GlaxoSmithkline's malaria plan: Limit profits, open labs
Drug companies get bashed for not doing enough for killer diseases like malaria that hit the developing world even as they spent hugely on lifestyle drugs for wealthy folks. GlaxoSmithKline Chief Executive Andrew Witty says he has a plan to fix the problem. Witty says he will take about a 5 percent profit above production costs on GlaxoSmithkline's experimental malaria vaccine, now in final stage trials in Africa.More