SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Transportation Department says the contractor building a highway tunnel under downtown Seattle has finished digging a 120-foot-deep pit that can be used to access and repair the broken tunneling machine.
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Two patients hospitalized in Sacramento, California, and tested for possible Ebola infection were found to be free of the deadly virus within hours of each other on Friday. The first patient, whose case came to light on Thursday, was transferred that day to the University of California-Davis Medical Center from a smaller hospital after having traveled recently in West Africa and exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms, officials said. Health authorities would not say whether they believed the two cases to be related or whether the second patient had traveled recently in West Africa, epicenter of the worst Ebola epidemic on record, as had the first. The back-to-back Ebola inquiries came five months after another person in Sacramento was hospitalized for testing and also found free of the disease.
A member of the Stanford University swim team charged with rape after he was seen on top of a motionless woman outside a fraternity told police she consented to being fondled and they both were drinking, according to an account presented in court. Freshman Brock Allen Turner, 19, an Ohio native, has been charged with five felonies, including rape, rape of an intoxicated person, rape of an unconscious person and assault. The woman was unresponsive when police found her on the ground outside a Kappa Alpha fraternity party at the prestigious university south of San Francisco early on Jan. 18. She did not become responsive until more than three hours later in the hospital, according to documents filed in Santa Clara County court and read to Reuters by the local prosecutor's office.