Tracking Dr. Spencer's contacts isn't easy
As a New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola, officials face a difficult challenge.
10/24/2014 - 11:08 AM
Washington state high school on lockdown after shooting reports
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Police responded to a high school in Washington state on Friday following reports of a shooting on or near campus, local media reported. The shooting was reported at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north of Seattle at about 10:45 a.m. PDT, local media said. Television images showed students gathered on an athletic field on campus. (Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Dan Whitcomb and Mohammad Zargham)
10/25/2014 - 02:33 AM
US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow
WASHINGTON (AP) — The commander of American forces in South Korea says North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach the United States, but he does not know whether they have done so.
10/25/2014 - 01:53 AM
7 hurt as car smashes into California restaurant
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — Police say seven people were injured when a car crashed into a restaurant in a Northern California shopping center.
10/25/2014 - 12:21 AM
Deadly violence in the West Bank
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
10/25/2014 - 02:10 AM
Man in NYC hatchet attack said to have Islamic 'extremist leanings'
The man who attacked New York City police officers with a hatchet before being shot dead was reported to have Islamic "extremist leanings" police and a monitoring group said. The man, identified in the US media as Zale Thompson, had posted an array of statements on YouTube and Facebook that "display a hyper-racial focus in both religious and historical contexts, and ultimately hint at his extremist leanings," the SITE monitoring group said. Four rookie police officers in the city's Queens borough were posing for a photograph at the request of a freelance photographer when the man walked up and without saying a word attacked them with the hatchet, a city hall statement said. One officer was hit in the arm and another in the head before the other officers shot and killed the attacker, according to police commissioner Bill Bratton.
10/24/2014 - 10:03 PM
Islamic State used chlorine gas in fight north of Baghdad, say Iraq officials
BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said Friday.
10/25/2014 - 12:02 AM
Nurse Nina Pham free of Ebola, NIH announces
DALLAS — Texas nurse Nina Pham, one of two caregivers to contract Ebola from Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, is now free of the deadly virus, the National Institutes of Health announced on Friday.
10/24/2014 - 11:12 PM
Why NYC Ebola case won’t be rerun of Dallas
City designated single hospital as go-to place for Ebola patients, gave specialized training to health workers.
10/24/2014 - 10:38 PM
Canada tries to come to terms with capital shootings
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, Muslim leaders said Friday.
10/25/2014 - 02:04 AM
How N.C. Senate race became ground zero for what's wrong with 2014
But with less than two weeks left until the midterm elections, it’s clear the Tar Heel State has indeed emerged as a ground zero — though not in the way the GOP chairman meant. The highly competitive Senate race in North Carolina is the multimillion-dollar epicenter of the negative campaigning that has come to define this election and that parties are using to try to win tight races nationwide.
10/24/2014 - 05:57 PM
Suspicious yellow powder sent to U.S., other consulates in Istanbul
By Jonny Hogg ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Packets of an unidentified yellow powder were sent to five western consulates in Istanbul on Friday, officials said, prompting security alerts following two militant attacks in Canada this week. Consulates of the United States, Canada, France, Germany and Belgium received suspicious packages, the officials said. It was not immediately clear what the powder was and Turkish officials said results of tests on them were due on Monday. ...
10/25/2014 - 01:24 AM
Doctor becomes NYC's first Ebola patient
Three others are quarantined after a doctor who worked in Africa tests positive.
10/25/2014 - 02:00 AM
Hunt for missing MH370 flight to take many more months
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said Friday.
10/24/2014 - 09:03 PM
Britain's Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth made her first foray into the world of social media on Friday when she sent out her inaugural message on Twitter. "It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @sciencemuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R," the 88-year-old monarch tweeted at the opening of a new gallery at London's Science Museum. The message, sent at 10.35 GMT (6.35 a.m. EDT), had already been re-tweeted more than 4,000 times less than 45 minutes later. ...
10/24/2014 - 08:16 PM
Police: Hatchet-wielding suspect shot by officers
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens.
10/24/2014 - 10:24 AM
China launches first mission to moon and back
China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite. The unnamed, unmanned probe will travel to the moon, fly around it and head back to Earth, re-entering the atmosphere and landing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) said in a statement. "The first stage of the first return journey test in China's moon probe programme has been successful," it said after the launch, from the Xichang space base in the southwestern province of Sichuan. The module will be 413,000 kilometres from Earth at its furthest point on the eight-day mission, it added.
10/24/2014 - 01:17 PM
Inside the Islamic State’s million-dollar money stream
The Islamic State militants got rich off smuggled oil, kidnappings for ransom, and extortion. Here is how the United States is responding.
10/24/2014 - 05:41 AM
Police: Plane, helicopter collide in Maryland
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police say an airplane and helicopter have collided in mid-air at the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland.
10/24/2014 - 12:14 PM
Doctor with Ebola in New York stable; nurse is virus-free
By Ellen Wulfhorst and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Authorities retraced the steps of an American doctor with Ebola, who was listed Friday in stable condition at a New York hospital's isolation unit, while seeking to reassure a jittery public that the threat from the virus was limited. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, who was infected after working with Ebola patients in West Africa, on Thursday became the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city. Spencer was awake and talking to family and friends on a cellphone, Dr. ...
10/25/2014 - 01:29 AM
Stolen vehicle plows into Ohio bar, injures 13
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Thirteen people were injured late Thursday after a high-speed police chase ended with a stolen truck crashing through the front of a bar in a western suburb of Cleveland, police said. The white pickup truck ran over stop sticks deployed by Westlake, Ohio, police and crashed into the Dover Gardens bar at about 9 p.m., injuring patrons, employees and the suspect, Westlake police spokesman Captain Guy Turner said. ...
10/25/2014 - 01:56 AM
New York officials: Doctor has Ebola, 1st in city
NEW YORK (AP) — A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, according to preliminary test results, city officials said Thursday.
10/24/2014 - 01:13 PM
NYC hospital tests doctor who had been to West Africa for Ebola
A doctor who recently returned to the United States from West Africa was rushed to a hospital in New York City on Thursday and is being tested for Ebola, hospital officials said.
10/24/2014 - 03:40 AM
Pat Robertson calls gay rights activists 'terrorists'
A day after his controversial comments about AIDS were obliterated by Anderson Cooper, the conservative televangelist called gay rights activists “terrorists."
10/24/2014 - 12:12 AM
Clinton backs Gov. Cuomo; GOP foe claims momentum
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo raced into the final stretch of his re-election bid Thursday with help from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton while Republican challenger Rob Astorino maintained their recent debate helped push momentum to his side.
10/24/2014 - 04:27 AM
NFL says it's 'on track' in 15-year plan to field London team
By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Football League is "exactly on track" with its plans to field a team in London and could have a franchise there by 2022, the league's international chief said Thursday. Mark Waller said he believed in 2007 when the NFL first started playing in the British capital it would take 15 years to place a team there and, so far, he's encountered no stumbling blocks. ...
10/24/2014 - 01:49 AM
US announces $840M to improve medical care
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is announcing an $840 million grant program to help doctors and hospitals improve the quality of care delivered to patients.
10/24/2014 - 01:20 AM
Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes.
10/24/2014 - 12:02 AM
Who was Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, gunman killed in Ottawa shootings?
Here's what we know about the suspect so far.
10/23/2014 - 08:38 PM
Bad news for CSI fans
01/01/1970 - 08:00 AM
Suspected Boko Haram fighters kidnap 25 girls from northeast Nigeria
YOLA Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses to the attack said, despite talks aimed at freeing more than 200 other female hostages the militants seized in April. John Kwaghe, who witnessed the attack and lost three daughters to the abductors, and Dorathy Tizhe, who lost two, said the attackers came late in the night, forcing all the women to go with them, then later releasing the older ones.
10/23/2014 - 11:59 PM
Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria: police
By Randall Palmer, David Ljunggren and Leah Schnurr OTTAWA (Reuters) - The gunman in Wednesday's attack on Canada's capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after undergoing a "radicalization process," police said on Thursday. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, was a Canadian who may also have held Libyan citizenship, said Bob Paulson, commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). He said the suspect had no apparent links to another Canadian who killed a soldier in Quebec earlier in the week. ...
10/24/2014 - 07:01 AM
US journalist returns home after Ebola recovery
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island.
10/24/2014 - 03:43 AM
Second White House fence jumper faces mental evaluation
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night was charged in court with two federal offenses on Thursday, including harming a dog the Secret Service used to stop him from entering the presidential mansion. Federal Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson ordered a mental screening for the man, Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland. Adesanya was also charged with unlawfully entering the restricted grounds of the White House. Both charges are misdemeanors that carry up to one year in prison. ...
10/24/2014 - 04:31 AM
Canada to speed up plans to toughen security laws: PM Harper
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Thursday the government will expedite plans to give more powers of detention and surveillance to security agencies in the wake of an attack on Parliament. "They need to be much strengthened, and I assure you, Mr. Speaker, that work which is already under way will be expedited," he told the House of Commons, one day after a gunman launched an attack on Parliament and was shot dead. (Reporting by Randall Palmer; Editing by Peter Galloway)
10/23/2014 - 10:42 PM
Islamic State among world's richest militant groups: US
The Islamic State has fast become one of the world's wealthiest terror groups, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said. It earns $1 million a day alone by selling crude oil from fields captured when the group swept across Iraq and Syria earlier this year, said David Cohen, Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence. Because the group, also known as ISIL, has "amassed wealth at an unprecedented pace" from different sources than most terror groups, it presents a particular challenge to the US working to choke off money flows. IS is now "considered the world's wealthiest and most financially sophisticated terrorist organization," said Marwan Muasher, vice president at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
10/24/2014 - 09:02 AM
Olympian Jim Thorpe's remains should not be moved: U.S. court
By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Jim Thorpe's remains will stay in the Pennsylvania hamlet named for the legendary Native American athlete and Olympics champion, after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an effort by two sons to move them to tribal lands in his native Oklahoma. Addressing an unusual dispute between two generations of descendants, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said a lower court judge was wrong to order that Thorpe's remains be turned over to the Sac and Fox Nation. ...
10/23/2014 - 11:34 PM
Ebola still of 'great concern' in west Africa epicentre: WHO
Top Ebola experts raised grave concerns Thursday about the worsening epidemic in west Africa as the number of infections soared to almost 10,000 and the death toll edged closer to 4,900. The World Heath Organization said after an emergency meeting on the deadly haemorrhagic fever that the situation in the worst-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone "remains of great concern" as cases increase exponentially. It formally declared a global emergency in August, sparking outside criticism and internal soul-searching over claims that it was too slow, as the first case was in Guinea in December. WHO's deputy chief, Keiji Fukuda, said the international community had for months been ramping up the fight, with 600 international experts deployed in the embattled region over recent weeks.
10/24/2014 - 01:15 AM
How Drones Are Fighting Infectious Disease
In a remote area of Southeast Asia, drones are fighting a battle — not against terrorists or insurgents, but against infectious disease. In recent years, public health officials in the Malaysian state of Sabah have seen a rise in the number of cases of humans infected with this deadly parasite, which is spread, via mosquitos, from macaques to people. By mapping the communities where these cases occur, researchers hope to figure out why the parasite is spreading from monkeys to people with greater frequency, said Chris Drakeley, a professor of infection and immunity at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom, and one of the researchers involved in the project. "What we're doing is creating a detailed map, which we can then superimpose or overlay with the human and the macaque movement," Drakeley told Live Science.
10/23/2014 - 10:57 PM
US: IS earns $1M per day in black market oil sales
WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a U.S. Treasury Department official said Thursday.
10/24/2014 - 01:46 AM
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