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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:14:07 -0400
Three others are quarantined after a doctor who worked in Africa tests positive. . . more
NEW YORK (AP) New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens. . . more
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:17:48 -0400
China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite. The unnamed, unmanned probe will travel to the moon, fly around it and head back to Earth, re-entering the atmosphere and landing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) said in a statement. "The first stage of the first return journey test in China's moon probe programme has been successful," it said after the launch, from the Xichang space base in the southwestern province of Sichuan. The module will be 413,000 kilometres from Earth at its furthest point on the eight-day mission, it added. . . more
The Islamic State militants got rich off smuggled oil, kidnappings for ransom, and extortion. Here is how the United States is responding. . . more
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:14:36 -0400
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) Police say an airplane and helicopter have collided in mid-air at the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland. . . more
By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States imposed new constraints on Wednesday on people entering the country from three nations at the center of West Africa's Ebola epidemic, mandating that they report their temperature daily and stay in touch with health authorities. President Barack Obama expressed cautious optimism about the situation in the United States after meeting with his Ebola response coordinator, Ron Klain, and other top officials on Klain's first day on the job since being named on Friday. The U.S. ... . . more
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. ... . . more
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. ... . . more
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa became the first person to test positive for the virus in America's largest city, setting off fresh fears about the spread of the disease. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said residents were safe to travel around the city, even as officials disclosed that Dr. Craig Spencer had ridden subways, taken a taxi and visited a bowling alley since returning from Guinea on Oct. 17. Spencer, 33, had worked with the humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders in Africa. ... . . more
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:13:55 -0400
A physician with Doctors Without Borders recently returned from West Africa. . . more
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:40:23 -0400
The 33-year-old physician recently returned to the U.S. from West Africa. . . more
A day after his controversial comments about AIDS were obliterated by Anderson Cooper, the conservative televangelist called gay rights activists terrorists." . . more
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:27:02 -0400
The potential 2016 hopeful lends her support to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. . . more
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:49:01 -0400
The National Football League anticipates a franchise across the pond. . . more
The Obama administration announced a program budgeted at $840 million. . . more
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:02:37 -0400
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students nearly half of them athletes. . . more
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:38:18 -0400
Here's what we know about Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. . . more


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