U.S. officials who promised new Ebola guidelines set news conference
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control set a news teleconference for 7 p.m. ET (2300 GMT)on Monday, having promised earlier in the day to issue new Ebola guidelines. (Reporting by Yasmeen Abutaleb; Editing by Howard Goller)
10/21/2014 - 06:41 AM
Using military and new protocols, U.S. ramps up Ebola response
DALLAS (Reuters) - Weeks of worries about a possible Ebola infection ended for dozens of people on watch lists in the United States on Monday but scores were still being monitored after potential exposure to the virus, Texas health officials said. Forty-three people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the disease in the United States, were cleared overnight of twice-daily monitoring after 21 days of showing no symptoms, the state health department said, while another 120 were still on watch lists. ...
10/21/2014 - 06:41 AM
Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas
DALLAS (AP) — Youngor Jallah spent the last three weeks confined to her small apartment with her children and boyfriend, fearing they had contracted the deadly Ebola virus from her mother's fiance.
10/21/2014 - 06:39 AM
If no checks, more Ebola cases might leave Africa
LONDON (AP) — A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people with the disease might fly out of the region each month.
10/21/2014 - 06:37 AM
Hawaii rides out storm, but remote islands at risk
HONOLULU (AP) — Sunny skies are returning to the Aloha State, the day after a storm left Hawaii without doing much harm beyond heavy rain.
10/21/2014 - 06:29 AM
Stiviano lawsuit against Shelly Sterling dismissed
A judge reversed course Monday and dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling's mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner. Judge Richard Fruin issued a tentative ...
10/21/2014 - 06:26 AM
Labor Secretary Perez pushes Obama jobs proposals
WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Tom Perez sought Monday to re-energize President Barack Obama's stalled push for raising the minimum wage from $7.50 to $10.10 an hour and for making paid leave for mothers of newborns more widely available.
10/21/2014 - 06:26 AM
Alabama state House speaker indicted on corruption charges
(Reuters) - Alabama's Republican state house speaker was indicted on 23 criminal counts of corruption by a grand jury, court records released on Monday show. Mike Hubbard, who led a Republican takeover of the state legislature in 2010, was indicted on charges that include using his office for personal gain and legislating with a conflict of interest. (Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky in New Orleans; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)
10/21/2014 - 06:25 AM
AbbVie says $55 billion acquisition of Shire officially dead
(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc said on Monday it has reached agreement with Shire Plc to officially call off its proposed $55 billion purchase of the Irish company, and will pay Shire a $1.64 billion breakup fee for walking away from the deal. AbbVie, which last week said its board of directors had withdrawn its recommendation to proceed with the Shire purchase, blamed the unraveling on last month's rules changes by the U.S. Treasury Department aimed at curtailing a wave of such deals in which U.S. ...
10/21/2014 - 06:21 AM
Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.
10/21/2014 - 06:21 AM
Prosecutor clears DeMaio of sex harassment claims
SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego prosecutors say there isn't enough evidence to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio with sexually harassing a former campaign aide or charge the aide with breaking into DeMaio's office.
10/21/2014 - 06:12 AM
Banks should defer bonuses 10 years, tap them for fines: Fed official
By Michael Flaherty (Reuters) - Banks should defer bonus payments for 10 years and tap the bonus pool to pay any regulatory fines, a top Federal Reserve official said on Monday, taking aim at continued lapses across the industry even after the 2007-9 financial crisis. New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley said banks should move toward paying employees in debt securities for their annual incentive pay, rather than in equity. ...
10/21/2014 - 06:07 AM
In Chicago, a warm homecoming for unpopular Obama
CHICAGO (AP) — They say you can never truly go home again, but for Barack Obama, perhaps the old adage doesn't apply.
10/21/2014 - 06:04 AM
Surfer fends off shark attack with fist, board
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A man surfing with his three young sons used his fist and surfboard to fend off a shark attack in waters off Maui that were rough and murky from a hurricane that churned passed Hawaii over the weekend.
10/21/2014 - 06:03 AM
McIlroy to skip 2 events to focus on lawsuit
DUBLIN (AP) — Rory McIlroy said Monday that mediation in a lawsuit with his former management company has failed, and he will skip his next two tournaments in China because he needs time to prepare for the trial.
10/21/2014 - 05:59 AM
Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats
DENVER (AP) — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies. Then the officials quickly backtracked after the suggestion went public.
10/21/2014 - 05:57 AM
Ebola patient released from Atlanta hospital
ATLANTA (AP) — An Ebola patient who's been treated in Atlanta since early September has been released, hospital officials said Monday.
10/21/2014 - 05:57 AM
Search shifts after ambush suspect likely spotted
Police shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security Monday after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted near one of its campuses.
10/21/2014 - 05:56 AM
Rabbi leads vigil outside Met to protest opera
NEW YORK (AP) — A globally prominent rabbi led Jewish teenagers in a prayer vigil Monday outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.
10/21/2014 - 05:55 AM
New iPhones deliver big profits for Apple
San Francisco (AFP) - The new big-screen iPhones helped propel Apple's profit and revenue in the past quarter, as the California tech giant delivered stronger-than-expected results.
10/21/2014 - 05:54 AM
Garrett shuns contract talk with hot Dallas start
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Add Jason Garrett to the list of questions about new contracts facing Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
10/21/2014 - 05:52 AM
US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days
Washington (AFP) - With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities were cautious but hopeful Monday that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system.
10/21/2014 - 05:51 AM
US top court to hear 1985 California death penalty case
Washington (AFP) - The US Supreme Court said Monday it will consider reinstating a three-decade-old death sentence handed down to a Hispanic man by an all-white jury in California.
10/21/2014 - 05:45 AM
Yearwood, Santana to perform at World Series
NEW YORK (AP) — Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series.
10/21/2014 - 05:44 AM
Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years.
10/21/2014 - 05:42 AM
Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.
10/21/2014 - 05:40 AM
Unless RG3 is ready, McCoy to start for Redskins
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — If Robert Griffin III is completely ready, he'll start for the Washington Redskins against the Dallas Cowboys next Monday night.
10/21/2014 - 05:35 AM
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' actor arrested in Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An actor best known for his role in the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is apologizing for actions that led to his arrest in a hotel lobby in southwest Idaho.
10/21/2014 - 05:34 AM
Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) — After rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama is back in the coalition-building business — this time to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
10/21/2014 - 05:11 AM
Polish ex-minister quoted saying Putin offered to divide Ukraine with Poland
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, has been quoted as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland's then leader in 2008 that they divide Ukraine between themselves. Sikorski, who until September served as Poland's foreign minister, was quoted telling U.S. website Politico that Putin made the proposal during Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk's visit to Moscow in 2008 - although he later said some of the interview had been "overinterpreted". "He wanted us to become participants in this partition of Ukraine ... ...
10/21/2014 - 05:11 AM
US regulator: Fannie, Freddie in deal with banks
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached an agreement with major banks that could expand lending.
10/21/2014 - 05:07 AM
Ebola: Keeping patients alive as body fights back
WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.
10/21/2014 - 05:04 AM
Toyota recalls 247,000 vehicles in U.S. over Takata air bags
By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States on Monday because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators from Japan's Takata Corp that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel, according to U.S. safety regulators. That raised the number of vehicles affected by regional recalls launched in June by several automakers due to the Takata air bags to more than 4.5 million. ...
10/21/2014 - 04:58 AM
Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders
By Gulsen Solaker and Tom Perry ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border, and the United States air-dropped arms to help the Kurds there resist an Islamic State assault. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey was facilitating the passage of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces, themselves fighting Islamic State in Iraq. He stopped short of saying whether Ankara backed the U.S. air-drop of weapons. ...
10/21/2014 - 04:55 AM
Florida AD: season evaluated as it plays out
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Will Muschamp is getting at least another game to turn things around.
10/21/2014 - 04:52 AM
US stocks gain despite weak IBM earnings
New York (AFP) - US stocks rose Monday, shaking off weak IBM earnings and extending the rally that began late last week.
10/21/2014 - 04:46 AM
Suspected Indiana serial killer charged in 1 death
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A man suspected in the deaths of seven women in northwestern Indiana has been charged in one of the slayings.
10/21/2014 - 04:46 AM
Apple, IBM to shed light on apps, alliance next month
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc and IBM have signed up about 50 initial corporate clients for software solutions and apps developed jointly under their recently forged strategic alliance, chief financial officer Luca Maestri told Reuters. The two companies, which in July announced they would team up to sell iPads and iPhones with specialized software to corporate and government customers, will announce the first batch of apps and software next month, he said in an interview on Monday. ...
10/21/2014 - 04:44 AM
France, Germany pledge action to boost investment, growth
Berlin (AFP) - France and Germany, the eurozone's two biggest economies, promised Monday to do what was needed to boost investment in the single currency area at a time when the region's economy is flagging badly.
10/21/2014 - 04:42 AM
Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria
SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by Monday evening, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway.
10/21/2014 - 04:40 AM
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