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Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:21

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Two California sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said. The two suspects, described on Twitter by the California Highway Patrol as a man and a woman, both Hispanic and heavily armed, were taken into custody, police said. The incident began on Friday morning in the parking lot of a Motel 6 when a deputy, later identified as Danny Oliver, 47, approached a vehicle considered to be suspicious, said Sacramento County Sheriff Lieutenant R.L. Davis. ...


Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 17:14

By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, apparently after a fight with fellow students, authorities said. The shooter, a homecoming prince at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, took his own life as his classmates scrambled to safety in the latest outburst of deadly violence at an American school. ...


Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 16:45

By Ellen Wulfhorst and David Morgan NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, officials said on Friday. The steps announced by the two states, which go beyond the current restrictions being imposed by President Barack Obama's administration on travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, came as medical detectives tried to retrace the steps in New York City of Dr. ...


Remains belong to missing Virginia student

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:30

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search by thousands that took weeks and left the campus and community on edge.


Wash. state shooting suspect identified

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 14:09

Social media posts penned by the shooter portray a head-over-heels teenager.


Heathcare worker at Newark airport to be quarantined on Ebola fears

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:24

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A healthcare worker who had been treating patients in West Africa was detained at Newark Liberty International Airport and will be quarantined, in line with a new policy aimed at reducing risk from the Ebola virus, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said on Friday. "Her next stop was going to be here in New York," Christie said during a news conference announcing the mandatory quarantine policy. "A quarantine order will be issued." Christie's remarks about the quarantined healthcare worker were first reported by CNBC. ...


Obama meets Ebola survivor Nina Pham at White House

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:06

President Barack Obama gives Ebola survivor Nina Pham a bear hug, part of his personal hands-on approach to persuade jittery Americans to trust elite doctors and scientists to keep them safe.


Student opens fire at Washington state high school, now dead: police

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 11:29

Police are responding to reports of a shooting on or near Marysville-Pilchuck High School.


US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:44

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a weapon the odds of it being effective are "pretty darn low," the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Friday.


Texas man charged with raping two children, infecting them with HIV

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:44
AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - A Houston man has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 14 and 2, and infecting them with sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, police said on Friday. The man admitted to sexually assaulting the teenage victim multiple times, police said in a statement. A lawyer for the man was not immediately available for comment. The suspect, a registered sex offender, is being held without bond, police said. He "has destroyed their lives ... ...

Deadly violence in the West Bank

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:10

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank.


As Ebola hits, New Yorkers maintain wary calm

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 08:28

By Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - News of New York's first case of Ebola was met with worry and even anger on Friday, but for this city of eight million residents, seasoned by everything from terror attacks to superstorms, there was no sign of panic. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, was moved with elaborate precautions from his Harlem apartment to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan with a fever and tested positive for Ebola on Thursday, sparking concern about the spread of the disease in the country's most populous city. ...


7 hurt as car smashes into California restaurant

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 08:21

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — Police say seven people were injured when a car crashed into a restaurant in a Northern California shopping center.


Islamic State used chlorine gas in fight north of Baghdad, say Iraq officials

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 08:02

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said Friday.


Canada tries to come to terms with capital shootings

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 07:27

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Authorities and ordinary Canadians sifted through confounding shards of a gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.


Nurse Nina Pham Ebola-free, meets Obama

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 07:12
DALLAS — After nearly two weeks in isolation, Ebola patient Nina Pham walked out of a Maryland hospital on Friday free of the deadly disease that has seized the nation’s attention.

Why NYC Ebola case won’t be rerun of Dallas

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:38

City designated single hospital as go-to place for Ebola patients, gave specialized training to health workers.


Suspicious yellow powder sent to U.S., other consulates in Istanbul

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:29

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Packets of an unidentified yellow powder were sent to the Canadian, U.S., Belgian and German consulates in Istanbul on Friday, prompting security alerts following two militant attacks in Canada this week. One Canadian consulate employee came directly into contact with the suspicious package and six others had indirect exposure, Turkey's disaster management agency AFAD said in a statement. Nine people were hospitalized as a precaution. Teams decontaminated the Canadian and Belgium consulates and were working on cleaning the German mission, AFAD spokesman Dogan Eskinat said. ...


Man in NYC hatchet attack said to have Islamic 'extremist leanings'

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 06:03

The man who attacked New York City police officers with a hatchet before being shot dead was reported to have Islamic "extremist leanings" police and a monitoring group said. The man, identified in the US media as Zale Thompson, had posted an array of statements on YouTube and Facebook that "display a hyper-racial focus in both religious and historical contexts, and ultimately hint at his extremist leanings," the SITE monitoring group said. Four rookie police officers in the city's Queens borough were posing for a photograph at the request of a freelance photographer when the man walked up and without saying a word attacked them with the hatchet, a city hall statement said. One officer was hit in the arm and another in the head before the other officers shot and killed the attacker, according to police commissioner Bill Bratton.


Hunt for missing MH370 flight to take many more months

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 05:03

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said Friday.


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