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Police: Hatchet-wielding suspect shot by officers

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 18:24

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.

NYC doctor tests positive for Ebola

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:23

A physician with Doctors Without Borders recently returned from West Africa.

New York police officer critically wounded in hatchet attack

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:21

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph on Thursday, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said. The officers were on foot patrol when they were asked by a freelance photographer to pose for a picture on a Queens street at about 2 p.m., a New York Police Department spokesman said. Suddenly a man carrying a hatchet charged the officers, swinging it and striking one officer in the right arm and then swinging it again and striking a second officer in the head, the spokesman said. ...

Utah Supreme Court clears way for adoption by partners of same-sex spouses

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:13

(Reuters) - The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partners' children, state officials said. The state's highest court had imposed a stay on the adoptions in May, while Utah appealed a federal ruling last year that permitted same-sex marriages for 17 days before the Supreme Court halted them pending appeal. Earlier this month, after the U.S. ...

New York doctor tests positive for Ebola: NY Times

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 17:03

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola, the New York Times said on Thursday. Dr. Craig Spencer was working for the humanitarian organization in Guinea, one of three West African nations hardest hit by Ebola. Spencer, 33, developed a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and notified Doctors Without Borders on Thursday morning, the organization said in a statement. ...

Police: Plane, helicopter collide in Maryland

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 14:27

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police say an airplane and helicopter have collided in mid-air at the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland.

New York tests doctor who was in West Africa for Ebola

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:54
By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - A physician with Doctors without Borders who returned from West Africa recently and developed potential symptoms is being tested for Ebola at a New York City hospital, health officials said on Thursday, setting off fresh fears about the spread of the virus. The doctor developed a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement. Preliminary results of the Ebola testing were expected in the next 12 hours. ...

Inside the Islamic State’s million-dollar money stream

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 13:41

The Islamic State militants got rich off smuggled oil, kidnappings for ransom, and extortion. Here is how the United States is responding.

Former Louisiana mayor arrested on child porn possession charges

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:53

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The former mayor of a small Louisiana city was arrested on Thursday and charged with 40 counts of possessing child pornography, prosecutors said. Wilson Longanecker Jr., 41, who served as mayor of Sorrento, about 50 miles northwest of New Orleans, from 2011 to 2013, was also charged with one count of obstruction of justice for attempting to hide evidence, prosecutors said. "Crimes like this illustrate how important it is to actively, aggressively pursue those who exploit our children," said Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell in a statement. ...

NYC doctor being tested for Ebola virus

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:40

The 33-year-old physician recently returned to the U.S. from West Africa.

Bad news for CSI fans

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:34

Hillary Clinton hits the campaign trail

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:30

The potential 2016 hopeful lends her support to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Canada's PM makes big pledge after attack

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:21

Prime Minister Stephen Harper lays out response to yesterday's tragedy in Ottawa.

NFL discusses plans to add new team

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:49

The National Football League anticipates a franchise across the pond.

White House announces new healthcare intiiative

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 09:20

The Obama administration announced a program budgeted at $840 million.

WHO: Ebola still of grave concern; number with disease approaches 10,000

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:20

Top experts on the Ebola virus raised grave concerns Thursday about the worsening epidemic in west Africa as the number of people with the disease neared 10,000. The World Heath Organization said after an emergency meeting on the deadly haemorrhagic fever that the situation in the worst-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone "remains of great concern". "It was the unanimous view of the committee that the event continues to constitute a public health emergency of international concern," it added. The experts have been brainstorming new ways to halt the spread of the epidemic, the third such meeting since the outbreak of Ebola in Guinea earlier this year.

Homecoming for U.S. cameraman recovered from Ebola

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:12

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island.

Pat Robertson calls gay rights activists 'terrorists'

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:12

A day after his controversial comments about AIDS were obliterated by Anderson Cooper, the conservative televangelist called gay rights activists “terrorists."

Almost half involved in massive UNC cheating scandal are athletes

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:02

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.

Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnap at least 25 girls

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 07:59

YOLA Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses to the attack said, despite talks aimed at freeing more than 200 other female hostages the militants seized in April. John Kwaghe, who witnessed the attack and lost three daughters to the abductors, and Dorathy Tizhe, who lost two, said the attackers came late in the night, forcing all the women to go with them, then later releasing the older ones.