U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:21:50 -0400
By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials unveiled new measures on Wednesday to carry out Ebola monitoring on anyone entering the country from the three nations at the center of a West African epidemic, increasing precautions to stop the spread of the virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that beginning Monday, travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be directed to check in with health officials every day and report their temperatures and any Ebola symptoms for 21 days, the period of incubation for the virus. ...
Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot: report
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:00:26 -0400
By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - A government autopsy of the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he suffered a gunshot to the hand from close range, according to a copy of the autopsy published by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The autopsy results could buttress claims by supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson that the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, was justified. ...
U.S. jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:23:06 -0400
By Aruna Viswanatha and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a sweeping victory for the U.S. government, a federal jury on Wednesday found four former Blackwater guards guilty on nearly every count they faced in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle. Jurors found three of the ex-guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges, and a fourth guilty of murder. The verdict comes more than seven years after the shooting incident that outraged Iraqis and inflamed anti-American sentiment around the world. ...
Probe: UNC academic fraud was 'shadow curriculum'
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:23:07 -0400
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) â A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A's and B's over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.
US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:16:58 -0400
ATLANTA (AP) â All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.
Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:12:11 -0400
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Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:10:24 -0400
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) â Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.
Early Apple computer sells for $905K at auction
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:09:14 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) â A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 has sold for $905,000 at auction in New York City.
Cuomo memoir sales off to slow start in 1st week
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:07:56 -0400
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) â Days after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) tempered expectations about how well his new memoir is selling, the first results are in.
Company fined $25M for work-at-home scheme
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:07:24 -0400
LOS ANGELES (AP) â A California company that promised lucrative returns for a few hours of work at home was fined $25 million on Wednesday for misleading 110,000 people to buy into the scheme that almost never paid off.