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Use of Ebola Survivors’ Blood as Possible Treatment Gains Support

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:36
The World Health Organization has issued guidance in West Africa on collecting convalescent blood or plasma for transfusion, but there are obstacles.

Mass ascension to start New Mexico balloon fiesta

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:36
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of hot air balloon pilots and their chase crews have gathered in Albuquerque for an annual fiesta that has become internationally known.

Surge of hiring cuts US jobless rate to 5.9 pct.

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:32

In this Sept. 25, 2014 photo, Illinois Department of Corrections employment recruiter, Forrest Ashby, left, speaks to students attending The Foot in the Door Career Fair at the University of Illinois in Springfield, Ill. The Labor Department releases employment data for September on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. AP Photo/Seth Perlman)WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge in hiring last month helped drive the nation's unemployment rate down to a six-year low of 5.9 percent — within striking distance of what economists consider a healthy level.


Violence Erupts in Hong Kong as Protesters Are Assaulted

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:28
Protesters in several districts came under attack on Friday from men seeking to break apart their sit-ins, tearing down tents and surrounding demonstrators.






US to release force-feeding tapes

BBC World News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:27
A US judge orders the government to release videotapes depicting a Guantanamo Bay prisoner on hunger strike being force-fed.
Categories: BBC World News

FBI: Tests can't link diapers to Eric Frein

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:17

 Tests can't link diapers to Eric FreinDNA testing was inconclusive on soiled diapers thought to have been left by Pennsylvania police ambush suspect Eric Frein, the FBI said Friday.


Should air-travel policies on Ebola be revised?

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:16
Arrival in U.S. of Liberian infected with virus shows pitfalls in restricting spread of disease amid globalized air travel.

Retiring: More Older Adults Are Struggling With Substance Abuse

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:16
The physical, emotional and financial changes that come with aging can lead to alcohol and, increasingly, drug addictions.

Secret Service scandal sparks rare bipartisanship

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:12
The scandal that's rocked the once-proud Secret Service and raised questions about the president's safety has also produced rare bipartisan unity on Capitol Hill.

US to release force-feeding tapes

BBC World News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:12
A US judge orders the government to release videotapes depicting a Guantanamo Bay prisoner on hunger strike being force-fed.
Categories: BBC World News

Obama: Action on immigration not if, but when

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:12
With frustration mounting, President Barack Obama sought Thursday to quell doubts he'll use his presidential powers to act on immigration, telling Hispanics and immigration activists it's "not a question of if but when."

Poll: 2 of 3 Americans back strikes in Iraq, Syria

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:12
Nearly 2 out of 3 Americans back U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria to combat the threat from Islamic extremists, yet half also think there's a high risk of a future terrorist attack on American soil, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.

DealBook: Head of Citi’s Mexican Banamex Unit Resigns

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:08
Javier Arrigunaga, a 12-year veteran of Banamex’s management team, is the highest profile executive to leave the bank in the wake of a $400 million fraud involving a large Banamex client.






DealBook: Head of Citi’s Mexican Banamex Unit Resigns

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:08
Javier Arrigunaga, a 12-year veteran of Banamex’s management team, is the highest profile executive to leave the bank in the wake of a $400 million fraud involving a large Banamex client.






Some questioning latest round of Ferguson arrests

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:04
About a dozen protesters were jailed after being arrested during Thursday's protests in Ferguson, and it has some local officials and rights groups questioning if police overreached.

Sturridge signs new Liverpool deal

BBC World News - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:03
Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, 25, signs a new long term contract with the Anfield club.
Categories: BBC World News

5 'only-in-the-Northwest' things to do this weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:01
This weekend, the entertainment schedule is full of only-in-the-Northwest events, from a Bruce Lee exhibition in the I.D. to the salmon run in Issaquah. Get out there and have some fun.

5 'only-in-the-Northwest' things to do this weekend

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:01
This weekend, the entertainment schedule is full of only-in-the-Northwest events, from a Bruce Lee exhibition in the I.D. to the salmon run in Issaquah. Get out there and have some fun.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Examining Marshawn Lynch's season, and more

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 10/04/2014 - 03:01
It's a Friday that's really a Thursday for the Seahawks as they continue preparations for Monday's game at Washington.