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Ebola nurse on defensive gets call from Obama

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:32

Amber Vinson, 29, the Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola, right, embraces Emory University Hospital epidemiologist Dr. Bruce Ribner, as she leaves a press conference after being discharged from the hospital, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Atlanta. Vinson worked as a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who died of Ebola at the hospital on Oct. 8. Vinson was one of two nurses who became infected while caring for Duncan. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver.

Prosecutor: Former band member organized hazing

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:27
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor said Tuesday that a former band member charged in the death of a Florida A&M University drum major was the chief organizer of a brutal hazing ritual that had been a secret tradition at the school for years.

U.S. boosts security at government buildings citing terrorist threat

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:27

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Johnson takes part in a question and answer session in OttawaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is increasing security at government buildings in Washington and other cities because of continuing terrorist threats and last week's attack on the Canadian parliament, the Homeland Security Department said on Tuesday. A U.S. official said there had been no credible information about any specific plot against a U.S. target, but many calls to attack the United States have been issued, including on social media, by supporters of groups such as Islamic State and al Qaeda. ...

Liverpool 2-1 Swansea City

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:27
Mario Balotelli inspires a late comeback as Liverpool beat Swansea to reach the League Cup quarter-finals.
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Australia's Ebola visa ban condemned

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:21
Australia's decision to suspend entry visas for people from Ebola-affected West African countries is condemned as "counterproductive" and "discriminatory".
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In pictures: Africa's 'male feminist'

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:21
Challenging the image of women in Africa
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Pac-12 announces major reforms

WA Huskies - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:16
Scholarships for athletes in all Pac-12 Conference sports will be guaranteed for four years under major reforms announced Monday.
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States ask Congress to intervene on drug prices

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicaid chiefs from red and blue states are urging Congress to stem the cost of revolutionary new drugs for hepatitis C, cancer, and other diseases.

Papa John's CEO attends funeral of slain employee

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:07

Papa John's CEO attends funeral of slain employeePapa John's CEO John Schnatter attended the funeral of one of his employees who was murdered in a store robbery.

Lava flow on Hawaii's Big Island crosses onto residential property

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:05
(Reuters) - A stream of lava from the Kilauea volcano crossed onto a residential property on Hawaii's Big Island where it was threatening to destroy its first house since the flow began on June 27, Hawaii County Civil Defense officials said on Tuesday. The flow has advanced about 90 yards since Monday morning as it moved toward Pahoa village, the civil defense statement said. Residents in the path of the slow-moving lava flow have been told to be ready to evacuate. (Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)

Shrewsbury Town 1-2 Chelsea

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:02
Chelsea need a late own goal to defeat gutsy League Two side Shrewsbury and reach the League Cup quarter-finals.
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U.S. Coast Guard searches off Miami for two missing Cuban migrants

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 06:00
By Zachary Fagenson and David Adams MIAMI BEACH Fla. (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard searched on Tuesday for two missing Cuban rafters, a day after 11 others on their homemade vessel were plucked safely from the waters off Miami. The rescued members of the all-male group said they spent more than a week trying to cross the 90-mile-wide (145-km-wide) Florida Straits separating Cuba from the United States. It remains unclear how many of them will be allowed to remain in the United States and how many will be repatriated to Cuba. ...

Eight former Washington players on NBA rosters

WA Huskies - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:46
The NBA season-opener tips off tonight and Washington has eight former players on opening-day rosters, which is the third most in the Pac-12 behind UCLA (14) a and Arizona (12).
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Huskies giving serious thought to moving Shaq Thompson permanently to offense

WA Huskies - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 05:38
One of the nation’s top linebackers might be needed to help cure offensive woes
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