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Ebola patient had 103-degree fever

Friday, 10 October 2014 12:25
DALLAS (AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan's temperature spiked to 103 degrees during the hours of his initial visit to an emergency room — a fever that was flagged with an exclamation point in the hospital's record-keeping system, his medical records show. Despite telling a nurse that he had recently been in Africa and displaying other symptoms that could indicate Ebola, the man who would become the only person to die from the disease in the…
This White House report is giant listicle, full of emojis. Why?
Friday, 10 October 2014 11:25
On Wednesday, the White House Council of Economic Advisors released a report about the status of Millennials across the nation, touching on education, debt and healthcare rates. The report is modeled after a listicle typical of Buzzfeed or BoredPanda—"15 Economic Facts About Millennials"—and it comes with an accompanying infographic full of ... emoji. White House Though much of the report paints a happy picture of being a twentysomething in America, it isn't all rosy: Student…
Driking coffee is good for your liver, says study
Friday, 10 October 2014 11:25
Drinking decaffeinated coffee is just as helpful as drinking regular coffee is for maintaining a healthy liver, a new study finds. Regardless of whether they drank decaf or regular, people in the study who drank large quantities of coffee on a daily basis had lower levels of abnormal liver enzymes, the researchers found. This suggests that a chemical in coffee other than caffeine may help the liver, the researchers said.
Ebola funding clears last hurdle in Congress
Friday, 10 October 2014 11:25
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator James Inhofe said on Friday he has approved a shift of $750 million in Defense Department war funds to fight Ebola in West Africa, lifting the final objections to that amount in Congress. Inhofe, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, had held out on approving the funding shift earlier this week due to concerns over the safety of U.S. troops in Africa and the long-term future…
Online path lured two French girls to jihad
Friday, 10 October 2014 10:23
LEZIGNAN-CORBIERES, France (AP) — On the day she left for Syria, Sahra strode along the train platform with two bulky schoolbags slung over her shoulder. In a grainy image caught on security camera, the French teen tucks her hair into a headscarf. Just two months earlier and a two-hour drive away, Nora, also a teen girl, had embarked on a similar journey in similar clothes. Her brother later learned she'd been leaving the house every…
Flash floods swamp Italian port of Genoa; one feared dead
Friday, 10 October 2014 10:23
Now watchingPausedUp next 0:47 No Sanctions Relief For Russia Until Forces Leave Ukraine A senior U.S. diplomat said on Thursday there should be no sanctions relief for Russia until all foreign forces and equipment have left Ukraine, Kiev's sovereignty over its border has been restored, and all hostages have been released. In a speech at an Aspen Institute conference in Berlin on transatlantic relations, U.S.
U.S. Navy plans missile shield at southern Romania base
Friday, 10 October 2014 10:23
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The U.S. Navy has taken control of a new missile defense base in southern Romania, one of two European land-based interceptor sites for a NATO missile shield that Russia strongly opposes. The base at Deveselu is scheduled to be operational in 2015 as part of NATO's ballistic missile defense system. Rear Adm. John Scorby, commander of Navy Region Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia said Friday that "ballistic missile threats to the…
In Europe, Ebola fears escalate
Friday, 10 October 2014 10:23
Reacting with extreme caution amid skyrocketing fears over the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, European nations Friday were monitoring dozens more people for signs of the disease after placing them in isolation. Ebola has killed nearly 4,000 people in West Africa since March. In Europe, there has only been one confirmed case of the disease being contracted on European soil. However, how a Spanish nurse got Ebola while working in a secure facility has…
Arkansas Republican, 'Evel Knievel' of Congress, jumps bikes on days off
Friday, 10 October 2014 09:24
SHERWOOD, Ark. – It’s not every day you see a politician flying five feet off the ground with a 235-pound Suzuki two-stroke between his legs, but come out to the Highway 89 dirtbike racetrack on a weekend when Congress is out of session, and there’s a good chance you just might. View gallery. It’s a warm Sunday morning in August at a dirt track outside Little Rock, and Arkansas Republican Rep.
Jan Hooks, former SNL comedienne, dead at 57
Friday, 10 October 2014 09:22
NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jan Hooks has died. The 57-year-old Hooks died Thursday in New York, according to The New York Times. The newspaper confirmed the death through Hooks' agent, Lisa Lieberman. The comic actress was a versatile performer whose impressions ranged from Nancy Reagan to Sinead O'Connor to Tammy Faye Bakker. Hooks, a Decatur, Georgia, native, moved into prime time in 1991 as a cast member on the…

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