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Coming Up: Nurses Speak at Dallas Ebola Hospital

Monday, 20 October 2014 15:05
Three nurses from the Dallas hospital where an Ebola patient died and where two nurses contracted the virus will speak to reporters Monday. The nurses work at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where Thomas Eric Duncan died on Oct.
The Royals Are Beating the Giants... on Ticket Prices
Monday, 20 October 2014 15:05
The Kansas City Royals have a chance at history starting Tuesday night with their first World Series in nearly three decades. Meanwhile, the San Francisco Giants find themselves in a familiar place: This is their third Series in five years. According to secondary ticket aggregator TiqIQ, the current average list price for a Royals home game at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium is currently $1,196. That's down about 23 percent since Friday, but the Royals still…
Egg-freezing better for companies, not women (Opinion)
Monday, 20 October 2014 14:12
STORY HIGHLIGHTSWriters: Apple, Facebook offer coverage for women employees freezing their eggsIt's quick fix for tricky social, cultural issues -- don't buy it, they sayThey say the policy expects women to be flexible, not companiesWriters: Instead, demand policies that ease the workplace strain for mothers, fathers Editor's note: Rene Almeling is a sociologist at Yale and author of "Sex Cells: The Medical Market for Eggs and Sperm" (University of California Press).
Officials: ISIS forces launch multiple attacks in Iraq
Monday, 20 October 2014 14:12
STORY HIGHLIGHTSThe airdrop is a shift in administration's tacticThe U.S. has generally downplayed the importance of Kobani Bodies of at least 70 ISIS fighters dropped off at a hospital (CNN) -- The U.S. military has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian city of Kobani to beef up the defense against ISIS forces, the Pentagon said. "The aircraft delivered (items) that were provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq and intended…
Why can't the Pope change the Catholic Church?
Monday, 20 October 2014 14:12
STORY HIGHLIGHTSBishops bickered throughout a major meeting on Catholic doctrinePope Francis kept largely silent throughout the debateCatholic teaching is not easy to change (CNN) -- As Catholic bishops in Rome began a major meeting on modern family life two weeks ago, Pope Francis encouraged them to speak candidly and "without timidness." He certainly got what he asked for. Bishops bickered. Conservatives contemplated conspiracy theories. Liberals lamented their colleagues' rigidity.
Senate schedules its own Ebola hearing
Monday, 20 October 2014 14:12
STORY HIGHLIGHTSA Senate panel plans a Nov. 6 hearing on the Ebola threat.Democrats are increasingly calling for travel bans between West Africa and the U.S.Endangered Sen. Kay Hagan was the latest to do so, reversing her previous position. Washington (CNN) -- The Senate will hold a hearing on the increasingly political debate over the government's handling of the Ebola outbreak -- but not until after the midterm elections.
S&P, Nasdaq climb but IBM results weigh on Dow
Monday, 20 October 2014 14:11
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were lower on Monday, following a fourth week of losses for the benchmark S&P, as quarterly results from IBM disappointed. * IBM shares slumped 7.7 percent to $168.10 in premarket trade after the company's third-quarter earnings fell well short of Wall Street expectations. IBM had earlier said it would pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion in cash over the next three years to take its loss-making…
Country music group Little Big Town put in top-notch effort on new album
Monday, 20 October 2014 14:11
This CD cover image released by Capitol Nashville shows "Pain Killer," by Little Big Town. (AP Photo/Capitol Nashville) (The Associated Press) How do the four vocalists of Little Big Town respond to the platinum success of the group's most rewarded album, 2012's "Tornado?" Certainly not by playing it safe. On their sixth album, "Pain Killer," Little Big Town — Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook — experiment endlessly with harmonies, arrangements, loops…
Hottest September Ever Keeps Earth on Pace for Record Year
Monday, 20 October 2014 14:04
September brought more record heat globally, and meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit (15.7 Celsius). That was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping. It was the fourth monthly record set this year, along with May, June and August. NASA, which measures temperatures slightly differently, had already…
Eric Holder: Panetta book 'unfortunate'
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:11
Washington (CNN) -- Attorney General Eric Holder took aim at former Defense and CIA chief Leon Panetta on Monday, whose recently-published memoir accused President Barack Obama of vacillating over policy in Syria and damaging U.S. credibility. Holder, in an interview with CNN, defended the president's decisiveness and said Panetta acted improperly by dishing on the president. "I think [what] Leon said in the book is unfortunate. But frankly, I don't think it's something that a…

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