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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…
CDC: 21-day Ebola monitoring for W. African travelers to U.S.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:20
(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday announced new measures to monitor for Ebola anyone entering the United States from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea for a 21-day period. Under the measures starting Monday, travelers from the three West African countries will be expected to check in with health officials every day and report their temperatures and any Ebola symptoms through the 21-day period, the CDC said.
One shooter confirmed dead in Ottawa
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:20
A uniformed Canadian soldier has been shot at the War Memorial in Ottawa, and gunfire has also broken out inside the Parliament buildings CPR was performed on the soldier and he has been transported to hospital by ambulance. Police have told reporters that the suspect, reportedly carrying a "large weapon," possibly a shotgun or rifle, is still on the loose, and the parliament buildings are on lockdown. Prime Minister is safe and "off the hill."…
U.S. Ebola 'czar' starts work, drugmakers launch vaccine drive
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:19
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new U.S. Ebola "czar" starts work on Wednesday and a military medical team begins training as the Obama administration ramps up its response to the potential spread of the virus in the United States. The Pentagon's 30-member emergency team, including 5 doctors, 20 critical care nurses and 5 trainers who are experts in infectious disease protocols, were scheduled to gather at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.
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