U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:09:31 -0400
By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials imposed fresh constraints on Wednesday on people entering the country from three countries at the center of West Africa's Ebola epidemic, mandating that they report their temperature daily and stay in touch with health authorities. The move announced by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) marked the latest precautions put in place by the U.S. government to stop the spread of the virus, but stopped short of a ban on travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea as demanded by some lawmakers. ...
U.S. jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:01:04 -0400
By Aruna Viswanatha and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal jury found three American former Blackwater guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges on Wednesday and a fourth of murder in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle. The decision closes an emotional chapter in a case that outraged Iraqis, inflamed anti-American sentiment across the globe and touched off debate over the role of private security contractors working for the U.S. government in war zones. ...
Suspected serial killer charged in another murder in Indiana
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:20:45 -0400
By Mark Guarino CROWN POINT Ind. (Reuters) - Suspected serial killer Darren Vann, who was arrested on Saturday and charged in the murder of a young woman whose body was found in a motel in Indiana, was charged on Wednesday in the murder of another woman, prosecutors said. Vann, a convicted sex offender, was charged on Wednesday in the death of Anith Jones, 35, whose body was found in Gary, a hard-scrabble city in northwest Indiana. Vann had already been charged with the murder of Afrikka Hardy, 19, whose body was found last week in nearby Hammond. ...
Man struck with baseball bat and shot in Queen Village
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:05:03 -0400
Police say a man was beaten with a baseball bat and shot in Philadelphia's Queen Village section early Saturday morning.
Man shot and killed in North Philadelphia
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:00:52 -0400
Officials say one man is dead and another is being questioned by police after a shooting in North Philadelphia early Saturday morning.
Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:00:15 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) â Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.
Cafeteria worker tried to stop school shooter
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:54:36 -0400
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) â Authorities investigating a deadly shooting at a Washington state high school say a cafeteria worker attempted to stop the gunman.
Boy, 9, among 4 youths charged in robbery beating
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:28:36 -0400
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) â Law enforcement officials say four Rhode Island boys ranging from 9 to 14 years old robbed and beat a man in Providence.
AccuWeather: A Beautiful Fall Weekend
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:06:46 -0400
Meteorologist Chris Sowers says expect a mild weekend with plenty of sunshine.
Ebola: NY had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:58:14 -0400
NEW YORK (AP) â Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start.