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Reports: Putin orders Russian troops withdrawn from Ukrainian border

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 21:48

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Russian troops to withdraw to their permanent bases after military exercises in Rostov region near the border with Ukraine, Russian news agencies reported late on Saturday, citing Kremlin spokesman. The troops pullout came before an expected meeting between Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Milan next week. The Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said that the Russian president had met his defense minister, Sergei Shoigu. ...

Louisiana infant survives days trapped beneath father's dead body

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 20:28
(Reuters) - A 10-month-old Louisiana baby survived for three days trapped under the decomposing body of her dead father after he suffered cardiac arrest, authorities said on Saturday. The mother was in jail on misdemeanor charges at the time but was released on Saturday to care for the baby girl, Betty Jean Fields, and her five-year-old brother, who had alerted neighbors on Friday night. "The baby was dehydrated," Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers said. "It was able to breath, expand its chest up and down ... We're very blessed that the baby didn't succumb. ...

Thousands march in St. Louis to protest police violence

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 18:03

By Kenny Bahr and Fiona Ortiz FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - The mother of an unarmed black teenager shot dead by a white officer in Ferguson, Missouri, walked with hundreds of protesters on Saturday in the St. Louis suburb, part of a weekend of protests against police violence. Earlier in the day, thousands of people marched in St. Louis, as the protest movement took on more urgency days after a fatal shooting of a teenager by an off-duty police officer in that city. In Ferguson, Lesley McSpadden, whose son Michael Brown died in the Aug. ...

N.J. football case puts hazing in focus

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 16:20

Seven students are facing sex crime charges at this solidly middle-class town.

Toddler dies from enterovirus strain

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 15:01

A Michigan girl is the second child to die this year in the U.S. from the virus.

Family hires new lawyer in $75 million New York chokehold lawsuit

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 13:46

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The family of a black New Yorker who died after a local police officer put the 43-year old man in a chokehold announced on Saturday a replacement in the $75 million wrongful death lawsuit, local media said. Speaking at a news conference with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton in Harlem, Eric Garner's family said civil rights attorney Jonathan Moore will replace Sanford Rubenstein, a CBS News affiliate reported. ...

Second day of protests take shape in St. Louis

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 11:06

ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than 1,000 people gathered Saturday for a second day of organized rallies to protest Michael Brown's death and other fatal police shootings in the St. Louis area and elsewhere.

Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev allegedly knew of brother's role in 2011 murders

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 10:10

Defense attorneys say the government has a witness prepared to testify that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev knew of his older brother's role in an unsolved 2011 triple murder case near Boston.

AP Enterprise: Records chronicle Duncan's decline

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 09:28

Despite five days of intensive treatment, Thomas Eric Duncan's condition was deteriorating.

New Jersey officials order 'symptom-less' NBC News crew into Ebola quarantine

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 08:39
(Reuters) - New Jersey health officials have ordered into mandatory quarantine an NBC News crew that worked with an American cameraman who contracted Ebola in Liberia, though the group has no symptoms, its health department said on Saturday. Freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo is receiving treatment at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, which said on Friday that he had shown modest improvement and was in stable condition. ...

Snowden's girlfriend living with him in Russia: film

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 06:34

New York (AFP) - Fugitive US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden, who was granted asylum by Moscow after revealing the extent of US government surveillance, has been joined by his American girlfriend in Russia, a documentary reveals.

Spain Ebola nurse improves as world tries to stem virus

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 06:08

Madrid (AFP) - Countries across the world scrambled Saturday to stem a deadly Ebola outbreak that is getting worse "every day", as the condition of a Spanish nurse infected with the disease improved.

Ebola monitoring rises as Spain tries to contain health crisis

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:33

Sixteen people were being monitored in a Madrid hospital for signs of Ebola on Saturday.

Cities, states scramble after Dallas's Ebola missteps expose planning gaps

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 03:08

By Sharon Begley and Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - The missteps in Dallas's handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based on generic recommendations for everything from measles to floods, to hurricanes and dirty bombs. Officials acknowledge they need to do more. ...

Kurds struggle to defend besieged Syrian town

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 01:38

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Syrian activists and Kurdish officials say fierce fighting is underway in a Syrian border town where Kurdish militiamen are struggling to repel advances by the Islamic State group.

Stepped-up Ebola screening starting at NYC airport

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 22:30

NEW YORK (AP) — A stepped-up screening program that checks the temperature of travelers arriving from West Africa is starting at New York's Kennedy International Airport, part of an ongoing effort to stop the spread of Ebola, which has so far killed more than 4,000 people.

Weekend of protests under way in St. Louis after new shooting

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 22:14

By Kenny Bahr FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Ferguson, Missouri police station late Friday, kicking off a planned weekend of demonstrations against police violence after eight people were arrested in chaotic protests the previous night. "My hands on my head. Please don't shoot me dead" and "Who shuts it down? We shut it down!" a crowd of roughly 300 people chanted as they stood just inches from a row of dozens of officers, most clad in riot gear. ...

North Korea says talks with South 'all but scrapped'

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 21:08

Seoul (AFP) - North Korea's state media said on Saturday high-level talks with the South were now all but scrapped due to the launch of anti-Pyongyang propaganda leaflets from the South a day earlier.

U.S. begins enhanced Ebola screening program at New York's JFK airport

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 20:06

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stepped up efforts by the U.S. to halt the spread of the Ebola virus will start at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Saturday, where teams armed with thermal guns and questionnaires will screen travelers from West African countries hit hardest by the outbreak. JFK Airport is the first of five U.S. airports to start enhanced screening of U.S.-bound travelers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where most of the outbreak's more than 4,000 deaths have occurred. ...

Sears says Kmart stores hit by data breach

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:48

The attack likely resulted in the theft of some customer payment cards at its Kmart stores.