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U.S. nurses union to stage strikes over Ebola protections

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:31
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A California-based nurses union said Thursday it was organizing strikes and other protests against what it views as insufficient protection for nurses caring for patients stricken with the deadly Ebola virus. The nurses have demanded better protection when treating Ebola patients for weeks, ever since two nurses in Texas became infected with the virus while treating Thomas Duncan, a Liberian who fell ill and died while visiting Dallas. ...

Thursday injury report: Add Schilling and Simon to the list

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:31
Seattle's injury report Thursday grew a bit with four new names added to the list --- center Stephen Schilling (knee), cornerback Tharold Simon (knee), cornerback Richard Sherman (back) and defensive lineman Michael Bennett (toe).
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Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:30

In this Oct. 28, 2014 photo provided by Pete Stachowicz of Paradise Helicopters, a house burns to the ground as lava flows around it near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The National Guard is deploying troops to the rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber- and sugar-plantation heyday. Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, the National Guard is deploying 83 troops to Pahoa to help provide security. The troops will help with a roadblock and with other safety issues. (AP Photo/Pete Stachowicz, Paradise Helicopters)PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday.

New York Marathon 2014: Will to Win Returns After Training Partner’s Death

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:22
After her training partner died of a heart attack, Buzunesh Deba, who is a favorite in Sunday’s race, had to work through her grief to allow her focus to return to running.

A few afternoon Mariners' related notes - spring training start dates

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:01
Hisashi Iwakuma will be back for the 2015 season. The Mariners announced that his $7 million option for 2015 had been exercised. However, they didn't decide on the option. Per a source, Iwakuma did enough in 2014 - 15-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 28 starts - and last season to have the option vest
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UConn unanimous No. 1, Oregon State ranked in AP preseason Top 25 poll

Seattle Storm - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 06:01
The preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll was released Thursday. NCAA defending champion UConn was the unanimous No. 1 overall selection. It's the 10th time that UConn has been the top team in the preseason. Six of those years they went on to win the title, including last season.
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As Smoak era ends with Mariners, reflecting on what never was

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 05:21
To be a Mariners’ fan is to live in mortal fear of every discarded prospect blossoming into stardom in another uniform. It doesn’t happen quite as often as you think, but it sure seems that way because of a few spectacular examples. Justin Smoak could be another one.
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Hot Stove: Early list of 2015 free agents

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 03:46
Here's a list from the MLB player's association of player's who will become a free agent on 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. There are more than 30 players who may become free agents if the options on their respective contracts are not picked up -- Billy Butler ($12.5 milllion club option, Adam LaRoche ($15
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Giants, Madison Bumgarner beat Royals, 3-2, in Game 7 of the World Series

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 02:08
The Giants claim their third title in five seasons behind Madison Bumgarner’s five innings of near-perfect relief in a 3-2 win in Game 7 of the World Series.
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