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Second US Ebola Case Confirmed; Caregiver Remains in Isolation – NBCNews.com

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

A test on Sunday confirmed that a Texas health care worker who cared for Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan at a Dallas hospital is positive for the virus, apparently as a result of a “breach of protocol” for treating the disease. A statement issued Sunday evening by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that a confirmatory test on the unidentified caregiver had confirmed that…

1 dead, 22 injured when Maine hayride flips – Washington Times

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) – A Halloween-themed hayride loaded with holiday revelers crashed down a hill in the Maine woods and slammed into a tree, fatally injuring a teenage girl and leaving more than 20 other people hurt, police said Sunday. Seventeen-year-old Cassidy Charette of Oakland died from injuries sustained when a haunted hayride wagon hurtled down a steep hill and overturned Saturday night at a rural farm in Mechanic…

US General: IS Militants Adapting to Air Campaign – Voice of America

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

WASHINGTON— America’s top military commander says Islamic State (IS) militants are adapting to a U.S.-led air campaign, making targets in Iraq and Syria harder for coalition forces to identify and eliminate. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, spoke one day after U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel described the task of defeating the Islamic State group as “difficult” and “complicated.” Fierce fighting continues…

Cyclone Hudhud: Lesson learnt, hundreds of lives saved – Hindustan Times

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

With state officials taking advance precautions and conducting timely evacuations, the death toll of Cyclone Hudhud has been kept to a minimum. Even as the storm pounded three north coastal Andhra districts with 200kmph winds and two-metre high storm surges on Sunday, officials said three people were killed till late evening. The number is higher than what chief minister Chandrababu Naidu wanted –…

Kerry pushes for Mideast peace, donors pledge $5 billion for Palestinians – Reuters

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

CAIRO (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Sunday for a renewed commitment to achieving Middle East peace, saying a lasting deal between Israel, the Palestinians and all their neighbors was possible. But prospects for a renewed peace process appeared dim as Kerry offered no specifics on how to restart negotiations in his speech to a Gaza reconstruction conference that raised more than $5 billion in aid…

Texas health care worker may be first person to contract Ebola in US – CNN

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

(CNN) — Concerns about the Ebola virus were heightened Sunday when a health care worker in Texas had a positive preliminary test for the disease. If confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the worker’s case would mark the first known transmission of Ebola in the United States and the second-ever diagnosis in the country. With developments pouring in from all corners of the world, here’s what you…

Fauci says health care worker getting first case of contracted Ebola was a … – Fox News

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said Sunday that a “breach in protocol” resulted in a Dallas hospital worker getting Ebola while treating the country’s first patient. Institute Director Dr.  Anthony Fauci told ABC’s “This Week” that an unintentional breach occurred, after Texas officials said earlier Sunday that the worker was wearing full protective gear. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “There had to have been an innocent breach…

300000 Evacuated as Strong Cyclone Hits Eastern India – New York Times

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

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Kerry pushes for Mideast peace, Qatar pledges $1 billion for Gaza – Reuters

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

CAIRO (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Sunday for a renewed commitment to achieving Middle East peace, saying a lasting deal between Israel, the Palestinians and all their neighbors could be achieved. But prospects for a renewed peace process appeared dim as Kerry offered no specifics on how to restart negotiations in his speech to a Gaza reconstruction conference in Cairo. The last round of U.S.-brokered…

1 dead, 22 injured when Maine hayride flips – SFGate

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

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Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Ebola: Hospital – NBCNews.com

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan died last week, has tested positive for the virus after a preliminary test, officials said early Sunday. Confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the statement from the Texas Department of State Health Services said. The worker reported a fever late Friday and was isolated and…

Protesters stage surprise sit-in at St. Louis gas station, several arrested – Washington Post

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

ST. LOUIS — In a symbolic and defiant act of civil disobedience, more than 100 protesters staged a sit-in at a QuickTrip gas station in St. Louis near the site of a police involved shooting earlier this week — prompting riot police to deploy tear gas and make arrests. The mass arrest event — arrest totals were not immediately available from St. Louis police, but it appeared that well more…

7 New Jersey High School Students Charge Over Football Hazing Case – Beta Wired

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

Seven high school students in New Jersey face sex crime charges amid a hazing investigation that canceled the football season at a New Jersey prep powerhouse, law enforcement and school officials said. Six of the seven students, ages 15, 16, and 17, were arrested Friday at Sayreville War Memorial High School. The seventh student surrendered on Saturday. Their names were not released because of their age. Authorities did not…

Middle East Updates / Bombings kill 45 in Baghdad, outskirts – Haaretz

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

Haaretz’s latest Middle East analyses and opinions: Hezbollah’s latest attack: PR for the resistance (Anshel Pfeffer) | The Islamic State’s friends are in trouble (Uri Misgav) SUBSCRIBE TO HAARETZ See Friday’s Middle East Updates 9:28 P.M. At least 45 people were killed in bombings in Baghdad and its rural outskirts on Saturday as the government continued to defend the capital against jihadists who four months ago seized major cities in northern Iraq. Islamic State (IS) fighters,…

Ebola screening starts at New York’s JFK airport – Reuters

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Medical teams at New York’s JFK airport, armed with Ebola questionnaires and temperature guns, began screening travelers from three West African countries on Saturday as U.S. health authorities stepped up efforts to stop the spread of the virus. John F. Kennedy Airport is the first of five U.S. airports to start enhanced screening of U.S.-bound travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Those countries have seen…

Police shooting protests continue in St. Louis – MiamiHerald.com

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

A weekend of peaceful daytime protests and nightly police standoffs is expected to continue Sunday as organizers prepare for a wave of resistance they anticipate will lead to widespread, intentional arrests the following day. Organizers of the four-day Ferguson October summit to protest the early August police shooting death of Michael Brown are scheduled to train participants in nonviolent civil disobedience tactics Sunday morning. On Monday, a “direct action” led…

Liberia army rebuilds image – Dallas Morning News

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

MONROVIA, Liberia — For decades, Liberians have referred to the Armed Forces of Liberia as “soldiers them.” As in, “soldiers them came and raped my daughter.” Or “soldiers them beat my husband at the checkpoint in Paynesville.” Now, “soldiers them” — once responsible for toppling the government, killing civilians and setting the nation on a course toward a devastating civil war — have suddenly become a linchpin in the fight…

New claim of abuse: Sayreville mom tells Daily News that son, a current … – New York Daily News

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

Julio Cortez/AP Seven Sayreville High School football players are charged in sexual hazing scandal, which ended the team’s season. SAYREVILLE, N.J. — As uneasiness and an eerie silence engulfed this Central Jersey township Saturday following the arrests of seven members of the 2014 Sayreville football team accused of crimes that included criminal sexual assault and hazing, the mother of a current sophomore player told the Daily News her son…

Strong typhoon batters Japan; 35 hurt – USA TODAY

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

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Boy, 3, injured after falling into Arkansas zoo’s jaguar exhibit – Fox News

Posted: Sunday, October 12, 2014

A 3-year-old boy is in stable condition and expected to improve after he fell 10 feet into an Arkansas zoo’s popular exhibit and was mauled by two jaguars. The incident happened Friday morning at the Little Rock Zoo. Zookeepers managed to pull the boy to safety after a dramatic rescue. One 911 caller told dispatchers that the boy was in with the jaguars and, “It’s not good.”  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The…

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