Nurse Amber Vinson free of Ebola virus, family says

Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:29
View gallery.Amber Vinson is helped on to an air ambulance in Dallas last week. (Reuters/KXAS-TV) DALLAS – Barely a week after being diagnosed with Ebola, Texas nurse Amber Vinson is free of the deadly virus, her family said Wednesday night. “We are overjoyed to announce that, as of [Tuesday] evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control are no longer able to detect virus in her body,” read a statement from…
PM: 'Canada will never be intimidated'
Thursday, 23 October 2014 01:29
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria. "We will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated," Prime Minister Stephen Harper vowed in a nationally televised address hours after a masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Ottawa's war…
Exclusive: U.S. plans to plug coal royalty loophole padding export profits
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:28
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is drafting rules designed to close an accounting loophole that in recent years has helped coal companies boost export profits and likely cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, people familiar with the plan said. American taxpayers by law are due a 12.5 percent royalty on the sales of millions of tons of coal pulled each year from federal land that mining companies lease.
Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.5 million in TV ads
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 19:26
WASHINGTON ― The Koch brothers-backed super PAC is adding to its TV spending over the final two weeks leading up to the midterm elections, dropping an additional $6.5 million into six competitive U.S. Senate races. Freedom Partners Action Fund is releasing new TV ads Wednesday in Iowa, Colorado, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Arkansas and Alaska. Each 30-second ad begins with a few bullet-point criticisms of the Democratic candidate in that particular state ― often delivered…
Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong. The men claimed self-defense, but U.S. prosecutors argued that they had shown "a grave indifference" to the carnage their actions would cause. All four were ordered immediately to jail.
2 dead in shooting at Canadian Parliament
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:22
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said. One gunman was killed, and police said they were searching for as many as two others. People fled Parliament by scrambling down scaffolding erected for renovations, while others took cover inside as police with rifles and body armor took up positions outside and blocked the…
Tests return for dog belonging to nurse with Ebola
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 13:21
Bentley, the dog owned by Ebola-infected Texas nurse Nina Pham, has tested negative for Ebola, Dallas officials said Wednesday. Sana Syed, public information officer for the city of Dallas, said the year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel will be tested again before the end of his 21-day quarantine period. Last week, Bentley was removed from the 26-year-old nurse's Dallas apartment and placed under quarantine. On Monday, Bentley was transitioned into a special kennel for the proper…
Latest update in Canada shootings
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 13:21
By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - A gunman shot and fatally wounded a soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday and then entered the country's parliament buildings chased by police, with at least 30 shots fired in dramatic scenes in the heart of the Canadian capital. A suspected gunman was shot dead inside the parliament building, a government minister said. Ottawa police were searching for more suspects near the National War Memorial in central…
Man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 12:20
LONDON (AP) — He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card. A British fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets. Alan Knight of Swansea, Wales, stole more than 40,000 pounds ($64,000) from the bank account of an elderly neighbor with Alzheimer's disease, prosecutors said.
Fowle back at Ohio home 'in good health' after detention in North Korea
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:20
By Jon Herskovitz (Reuters) - American Jeffrey Fowle returned to his home in southern Ohio on Wednesday, with his lawyer saying he was in good health after a nearly half-year detention in reclusive North Korea. Fowle, 56, had been one of three Americans held by Pyongyang, which typically has tried to use the release of foreign captives as a way to build domestic political support for its leaders. "Jeff would like you to know that…
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