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Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:08

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, file photo, A 43 year old Congolese patient, center, who has been confirmed to have Ebola hemorrhagic fever, following laboratory tests, is comforted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors without Borders) nurse Isabel Grovas, left, and Doctor Hilde Declerck, right, in Kampungu, Kasai Occidental province, Congo. In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn’t changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease. A number are being developed, but none have been rigorously tested in humans. One experimental treatment, though, was tried this week in an American aid worker sick with Ebola, according to the U.S-based group that she works for in Liberia. Without a specific treatment, doctors and nurses focus on easing the disease’s symptoms _ fever, headache, vomiting and diarrhea _ and on keeping patients hydrated and comfortable. (AP Photo/WHO, Christopher Black, File)LONDON (AP) — In the four decades since the Ebola virus was first identified in Africa, treatment hasn't changed much. There are no licensed drugs or vaccines for the deadly disease.


Girl, 12, not competent for trial in stabbing

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:06

FILE - In this May 31, 2014 file photo rescue workers take a 12-year-old stabbing victim to the ambulance in Waukesha, Wis. One of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls charged as an adult with stabbing the girl, a classmate, to please a fictional online horror character is mentally incompetent and can't stand trial, a judge said Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The judge also ordered that she be committed for treatment, and said that attorneys have a year to restore her to competency. (AP Photo/Abe Van Dyke, File)WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls charged as an adult with stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally incompetent and can't stand trial, a judge said Friday.


Judge rules Wisconsin girl in Slenderman case not mentally competent

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:58
By Brendan O'Brien WAUKESHA Wis. (Reuters) - A Wisconsin girl accused of luring a friend into the woods and repeatedly stabbing her to please Slenderman, a fictional Internet character, is not mentally competent to stand trial, a judge ruled on Friday. The girl, Morgan Geyser, and her friend, Anissa Weier, both 12, have been charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide. The girls told investigators they attacked their friend, also 12, to impress Slenderman, a tall, fictional bogeyman popular on the Internet that they insisted was real, according to a criminal complaint. Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Michael Bohren ordered Geyser to be committed to the state's department of health services, based on testimony from two mental health professionals, who told the court that Geyser lacks the capacity to assist in her own defense.

N.J. Governor Christie creates public pension study commission

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:55

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at the second day of the 5th annual Faith & Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" Policy Conference in Washington(Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday created a panel to recommend reforms to the state's pension and health benefits for retired public employees. The panel of experts will be charged with "thinking big and being bold when it comes to developing recommendations for how New Jersey can create a sustainable retirement and health benefits system," Christie's office said in a statement. The governor began calling for a new round of pension reform in February but has yet to lay out specific proposals. New Jersey's Democratic legislative leaders had worked with Christie, a possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate, to craft 2011 pension reforms.


Groups seek to block upcoming deportation hearings

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:54
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A coalition of immigrant-rights advocacy groups has asked a federal court to block upcoming deportation proceedings against several minors unless they are provided legal representation.

Prosecutor: Peanut plant faked salmonella results

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:54
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak cut corners and sent fake lab results to customers, endangering consumers nationwide, federal prosecutors said Friday as they opened a rare case seeking criminal punishment for corporate workers over food poisoning.

Uganda court annuls anti-gay law

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:52
Uganda's Constitutional Court annuls a tough anti-gay law that had drawn widespread criticism by Western governments and human rights activists.
Categories: BBC World News

Attorney in deadly bank robbery requests records

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:52
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — The attorney for the family of a woman who was killed after being taken hostage during a Northern California bank robbery said he wants to know whether police made mistakes or suffered a communication breakdown, a newspaper reported.

Google confirms it sold barge docked in Maine

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:48
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Google Inc. is confirming that the barge it docked in Maine has been sold.

US judge scolds Argentina over debt crisis remarks

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:45

Brokers work at the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The collapse of talks with U.S. creditors sent Argentina into its second debt default in 13 years and raised questions about what comes next for financial markets and the South American nation's staggering economy. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. federal judge Friday urged Argentina to resume negotiations "as promptly as possible" to resolve its debt crisis and said the South American nation's officials must stop publicly uttering what he described as "half-truths" that mislead people about its legal obligations.


White Pass - 8/1/2014 11:17:56 AM

White Pass Report - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:40
White Pass US12
8/1/2014 11:17:56 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
Monday through Friday during daylight hours maintenance work is in progress in several locations west of the summit. Motorists will experience delays of up to 30 minutes.

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Satus Pass - 8/1/2014 11:14:20 AM

Satus Pass Report - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:40
Satus Pass US97
8/1/2014 11:14:20 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Stevens Pass - 8/1/2014 11:17:14 AM

Stevens Pass Report - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:40
Stevens Pass US2
8/1/2014 11:17:14 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Conditions:
US 2 has reopened through Tumwater Canyon, just west of Leavenworth, from milepost 99 to milepost 85, following an earlier closure due to fire activity. There is pilot car controlled traffic from the candy store at milepost 96, three miles west of Leavenworth, to milepost 86 near the junction of US 2 and SR 207 at Coles Corner.

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Blewett Pass - 8/1/2014 11:03:33 AM

Blewett Pass Report - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:40
Blewett Pass US97
8/1/2014 11:03:33 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Mountain Pass weather reports have ended for the season. Should adverse weather or collisions occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Snoqualmie Pass - 8/1/2014 11:06:17 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:40
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
8/1/2014 11:06:17 AM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting scheduled Monday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and lasting one hour or more. During blasting I-90 will be closed milepost 56 near Gold Creek to milepost 61 near Price Creek. During blasting closures there are no services eastbound past milepost 53 and westbound past milepost 70. . I-90 is closed to bicycles between Hyak interchange, Exit 54, and Stampede Pass interchange, Exit 62. John Wayne Pioneer Trail may be used as an alternate route.

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Frightening robbery in Frankford caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:39

Frightening robbery in Frankford caught on cameraCameras were rolling as two gunmen robbed a man outside a business in Philadelphia's Frankford section.


'Nine militants killed' in Xinjiang

BBC World News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:39
Nine militants are shot dead by police and one captured in the restive Chinese region of Xinjiang, the Xinhua news agency reports.
Categories: BBC World News

Billionaire now owns all of Lanai's hotel rooms

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:38
LANAI CITY, Hawaii (AP) — Billionaire Larry Ellison has purchased the historic Hotel Lanai for an undisclosed price.

Into the Hall of Fame With Michael Strahan

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:36
Michael Strahan, the former Giants defensive end who will enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, has not left the public eye since he retired in 2008.






Last defendant sentenced in Bell corruption case

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 02:33
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last of seven former city officials involved in a vast corruption case in the tiny city of Bell, California, has been sentenced to a year in jail, most of which he has already served.