Ebola quarantines a 'disincentive' for health workers
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told Yahoo News Friday that blanket restrictions on health care workers returning from West Africa could worsen the Ebola epidemic in the region.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:10:59 -0400
Judge rejects strict limits on nurse who treated Ebola patients
By Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions. Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of Maine's 21-day quarantine became a key battleground for the dispute between officials in some U.S. states who have imposed strict quarantines on health workers returning from three Ebola-ravaged West African countries and the federal government, which opposes such measures. ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:20:06 -0400
Federal charges appear unlikely in Ferguson police shooting: Washington Post
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department officials probably will not bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager set off rioting in August, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The newspaper, citing law enforcement officials, said investigators had all but concluded there was not a sufficiently strong case to prove officer Darren Wilson violated the rights of 18-year-old Michael Brown when he killed him in the St. Louis suburb on Aug. 9. ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:24:27 -0400
Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush denied bail
By Joe McDonald MILFORD Pa. (Reuters) - A bruised and gaunt Eric Frein, captured after a seven-week manhunt and wearing the handcuffs of the Pennsylvania trooper he is accused of killing, was held without bail on Friday after his first court appearance on first-degree murder and other charges. The 31-year-old survivalist, who prosecutors say will face the death penalty if convicted, was caught on Thursday after a methodical seven-week search using a grid system and hundreds of law enforcement officers. A detachment of U.S. ...
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:10:30 -0400
Why judge sided with nurse Kaci Hickox against restrictions
A state judge in Maine has sided with nurse Kaci Hickox and rejected a request by state officials that her movements be restricted out of an abundance of caution over her recent exposure to the Ebola virus while treating patients in West Africa.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:17:02 -0400
State Dept. defends balance of career vs. political posts
Foreign service officers vs. political appointees, round 1 million. The State Department rejects criticism that President Barack Obama's administration has given too many diplomatic jobs to political appointees.
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:37:28 -0400
Obama's 'Mad Men' reference on campaign trail
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men" episode from a bygone era. Citing his own experiences as the son of a single mom and the father of two girls, he declared: "Some of this is personal."
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:58:59 -0400
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