U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors
By Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials unveiled new measures on Wednesday to carry out Ebola monitoring on anyone entering the country from the three nations at the center of a West African epidemic, increasing precautions to stop the spread of the virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that beginning Monday, travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be directed to check in with health officials every day and report their temperatures and any Ebola symptoms for 21 days, the period of incubation for the virus. ...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:21:50 -0400
Exclusive: U.S. plans to plug coal royalty loophole padding export profits
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is drafting rules designed to close an accounting loophole that in recent years has helped coal companies boost export profits and likely cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, people familiar with the plan said. American taxpayers by law are due a 12.5 percent royalty on the sales of millions of tons of coal pulled each year from federal land that mining companies lease. ...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:21:27 -0400
Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot: report
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. ...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:00:26 -0400
Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.5 million in TV ads
The Koch brothers-backed super PAC is adding to its TV spending over the final two weeks leading up to the midterm elections, dropping an additional $6.5 million into six competitive U.S. Senate races. The ads will link Democratic candidates to President Obama.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:02:29 -0400
Senator blasts DEA for fake Facebook profile
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is calling on the Justice Department to condemn the actions of a DEA agent who created a fake Facebook profile using a real woman's name and photos without her consent.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:36:48 -0400
Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings
WASHINGTON (AP) Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:25:21 -0400
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