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Missouri sheriff defends use of flash grenades in cabaret raid

Friday, 24 October 2014 12:25
The Pulaski County sheriff is defending the use of flash-bang grenades in a raid on a cabaret club that had 50-60 people inside. Sheriff Ron Long tells the Springfield News-Leader Thursday that the use of the explosives Oct. 11 at the After Dark club made the operation safer. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Long says undercover work prior to the raid revealed people in the club were likely to have weapons and drugs. He says four firearms were…
As Ebola hits, New Yorkers maintain wary calm
Friday, 24 October 2014 12:25
By Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - News of New York's first case of Ebola was met with worry and even anger on Friday, but for this city of eight million residents, seasoned by everything from terror attacks to superstorms, there was no sign of panic. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, was moved with elaborate precautions from his Harlem apartment to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan with a fever and…
PANDEMIC UNPREPARED? Watchdog rips DHS for buying aging med supplies
Friday, 24 October 2014 11:54
The chief Homeland Security watchdog ripped the department at a hearing on Friday for not "thinking through" its purchase of millions of dollars' worth of pandemic response supplies, saying much of the protective gear and drugs are expired or will be soon. Inspector General John Roth testified at a House oversight hearing on Ebola, a health crisis that has sharpened focus on the government's preparedness for an outbreak -- even though officials maintain the likelihood…
FATAL 'BOO BOO' Reality show canned amid sex offender scandal
Friday, 24 October 2014 11:54
TLC has given “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” the boot after a story surfaced on Thursday claiming June Shannon—aka Mama June—was dating a convicted child molester. Shannon reacted to the news in a video she posted on her daughter Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson's Facebook page. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT "Just got a phone call this morning from TLC, and as of right now there will be no more production of the show," she said in the…
Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks
Friday, 24 October 2014 11:27
A Ottawa police officer holds up a length of police tape for pedestrians leaving the downtown area following shooting incidents in Ottawa October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Blair GableA Ottawa police officer and service dog run up Metcalfe Street following shootings in downtown Ottawa October 22, 2014.
Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani
Friday, 24 October 2014 11:27
A Turkish Kurdish woman tears as she mourns during the funeral of Kurdish fighters killed during clashes against Islamic State in the Syrian town of Kobani, at a cemetery in the southeastern town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province October 24, 2014.
Ebola nurse Nina Pham free of virus
Friday, 24 October 2014 11:25
24 October 2014Last updated at 15:17 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Tracing Dr Craig Spencer's movements, in 60 seconds Continue reading the main story Ebola outbreakSix surprising numbersWHO under fireNigeria's heroineVaccine 'too late' Health officials in New York City are seeking people who came into contact with a doctor infected with Ebola. Craig Spencer, who recently returned from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa, took the subway and went…
Driver smashes disputed Ten Commandments monument on Oklahoma Capitol steps, flees the scene
Friday, 24 October 2014 11:25
OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities say someone drove across the Oklahoma Capitol lawn and knocked over a Ten Commandments monument that a group has been suing to have removed, smashing it to pieces. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. George Brown says the person drove into the monument on the statehouse steps Thursday night, abandoned the vehicle and fled. Brown says the vehicle was impounded and authorities are searching it for evidence. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT
US stocks move higher as more companies report earnings gains; Microsoft, UPS rise
Friday, 24 October 2014 11:25
FILE- In this Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, reporters take notes as Ebola coordinator Ron Klain listens to President Barack Obama speak to the media about the government’s Ebola response in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. New federal Ebola response squads are being readied to rus to an U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified, officials said. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File) (The Associated Press)
Doctor with Ebola in NY hospital, nurse declared virus-free
Friday, 24 October 2014 11:25
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola, the New York Times said on Thursday. Dr. Craig Spencer was working for the humanitarian organization in Guinea, one of three West African nations hardest hit by Ebola. Spencer, 33, developed a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and notified Doctors Without Borders on Thursday morning, the organization said in…

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