U.S. prepares to receive two American aid workers stricken with Ebola
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 21:05:03 -0400
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - Two American aid workers, both seriously ill after being infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, will be flown to the United States and treated in isolation at an Atlanta hospital, officials said on Friday. A plane equipped to transport Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol can carry only one patient back at a time, and Christian relief group Samaritan's Purse said it did not know who would return first. "We have learned that we will be receiving a patient with Ebola at Emory University Hospital on Saturday," said Holly Korschun, spokeswoman for the facility where they will be treated.
Google, Facebook pay for shuttles to use San Francisco bus stops
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:34:11 -0400
By Jennifer Baires SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Commuter shuttles run by Google Inc, Facebook Inc and other Silicon Valley companies began paying on Friday to make stops at San Francisco bus stations after protests blamed them for gentrification. The private buses, which for years have taken tech workers from San Francisco to their offices in Silicon Valley, have in recent months drawn criticism from groups who say that by catering to well-paid professionals, the buses lead to higher rents in diverse, low-income neighborhoods. ...
Bible left in North Korean sailor's club triggered U.S. tourist's arrest
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:09:31 -0400
By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - American tourist Jeffrey Fowle was arrested by North Korean authorities for leaving a bible under a bin in the toilet at a club for foreign sailors, a source familiar with Fowle's case told Reuters. During his ten day trip to North Korea, Fowle's fellow travelers described the middle-aged street repairs worker from Miamisburg, Ohio as a warm, amiable, quiet man. On May 4, towards the end of an evening spent eating and drinking in Chongjin, a large industrial city on North Korea's east coast, Fowle's action led to him being thrown in jail, where he is awaiting trial in one of the world's most inhospitable countries. He was arrested three days later at the airport where he was due to board a flight out of North Korea.
Fires force evacuations in West Coast states
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:23:10 -0400
ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) â Wildfires burning through dry terrain in West Coast states have forced scores of evacuations as fire teams worked to corral the blazes.
US aid workers headed to Atlanta for Ebola care
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 04:07:28 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) â When two U.S. aid workers infected with Ebola arrive in Atlanta from Africa, they will be whisked into one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country.
Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 03:28:22 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) â Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
Quotations in the News
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 03:13:40 -0400
"We are under fire, every minute or so tanks fire shells at us. ... Now we are sitting in the stairwell, 11 members of my family, my brother, his nine children and wife. We just have water to drink and the radio to hear the news." â Gaza Strip resident Ayman Al-Arja, 45, after a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas broke down.
Hate crime case resurrects racial wounds in NYC
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:17:49 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) â Yitzhak Shuchat, a white member of a civilian patrol group, and Andrew Charles, the black son of a police officer, came face to face in 2008 in a neighborhood with a history of racial strife â that much is certain.
Tropical storm dumps rain in eastern Caribbean
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 02:17:14 -0400
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) â Tropical Storm Bertha swirled through the eastern Caribbean early Saturday morning as it unleashed heavy rains and strong winds in the region, knocking out power on some islands.
Push for charges in NYC police chokehold death
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 01:41:21 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) â New Yorkers enraged by a man's death in police custody see a medical examiner's ruling that blames a prohibited chokehold as a clear indication the officers involved should face criminal charges.