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Against Rules, Dallas Worker With Ebola Boarded Plane – New York Times

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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White House scrambles to ease concerns over Ebola, lawmakers demand … – Fox News

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The White House scrambled Wednesday to ease concerns over the spread of Ebola after a second Texas hospital worker tested positive for the virus, as lawmakers showed patience wearing thin with the current response and demanded immediate changes.  One lawmaker, Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., went so far as to call for the resignation of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden.  ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “This Ebola situation is…

Mark Driscoll, top megachurch pastor, resigns – CNN

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

(CNN) — Less than a year ago, Mark Driscoll, an evangelical pastor, was flying high. His hometown Seattle Seahawks were in the Super Bowl, and the brash pastor scored a big, faith-fueled interview with five of the team’s top players, including quarterback Russell Wilson. But in a remarkably fast fall from grace, Driscoll resigned Tuesday as pastor of Mars Hill Church, a congregation he founded 18 years ago and turned…

Wild ride for investors ends with stocks plunging on added worries – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wall Street took investors on a wild ride Wednesday, seesawing dramatically before closing the trading day with a 173-point loss for the benchmark Dow Jones industrial average. Weak retail sales and other negative economic reports, together with a slowing world economy, sent the Dow plunging as much as 460 points in mid-session trading. It recovered much of the loss, fell again, then rallied. John Lonski, chief capital markets economist for…

Utah lawmaker says feminist video game critic was ‘overreacting’ – Salt Lake Tribune

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

While video gamers and conspiracy theorists reacted predictably to a feminist video-game critic’s decision to cancel her speech at Utah State University, state lawmakers defended the law that would have allowed guns throughout her audience. Anita Sarkeesian called off a speech scheduled for Wednesday…

Obama Cancels Trip To Hold Cabinet Meeting On Ebola – Huffington Post

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is cancelling political travel to meet with his Cabinet on the Ebola outbreak. The White House says Obama is calling off a planned trip to New Jersey and Connecticut and instead will convene Cabinet officials coordinating the government’s Ebola response at the White House. The change comes as a second health worker in Dallas who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in…

Second Texas nurse with Ebola had traveled by plane – Reuters

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DALLAS (Reuters) – A second Texas nurse who tested positive for Ebola after caring for a patient with the virus had traveled by jetliner a day before she reported symptoms, U.S. and airline officials said on Wednesday. The worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas had taken a Frontier Airlines flight from Cleveland, Ohio to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Monday, the officials said. The woman, identified to Reuters…

Anita Sarkeesian, Video Game Critic, Cancels Speech After Threats of Massacre – New York Times

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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HBO to Start Stand-Alone Streaming Service in Bid for a New Generation of … – New York Times

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Amid Ebola Fear, West Africans in US Try to Help – KSTP.com

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Created: 10/15/2014 5:31 AM KSTP.com When a friend called Togar Johnson from a bus stop last month to ask for a lift, Johnson made what he considered a difficult but prudent decision: He said no.      The friend had recently returned to the United States from Ebola-ravaged Liberia, and Johnson believed contact with him was just…

Ebola Test Is Positive in Second Texas Health Worker – New York Times

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Supreme Court Stops Parts Of Texas Abortion Law – Huffington Post

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abortions in America’s second most-populous state. In an unsigned order, the justices sided with abortion rights advocates and health care providers in suspending an Oct. 2 ruling by a panel of the New Orleans-based U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that Texas could immediately…

‘Gamergate’: Feminist video game critic Anita Sarkeesian cancels Utah lecture … – Washington Post

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Anita Sarkeesian at the Rusty Quarters Retro Arcade and Museum in Minneapolis in 2013. (Alex Lazara/Courtesy of Feminist Frequency) Feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian was forced to cancel a talk that would have taken place tonight at Utah State University after the university received a terror threat from someone claiming they would commit “the deadliest school shooting in American history” if Sarkeesian gave her lecture. The threat, e-mailed to Utah…

Iraq Chemical Weapons Harmed U.S. Troops – Daily Beast

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

From 2004 to 2011, U.S. and American-trained Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam Hussein’s rule, The New York Times reports. In all, American troops secretly reported finding roughly 5,000 chemical warheads, shells, or aviation bombs, according to dozens of participants, Iraqi and American officials, and heavily redacted documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act….

Republicans Hold Advantage as Midterms Near – Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Republicans remain in a favorable position heading into the midterm election, but the outlook is unsettled amid unusually low voter interest, high dissatisfaction with leaders in Washington and a reordering of issues on voters’ minds, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds. Voters’ excitement about the campaign hasn’t increased as Election Day approaches, defying the trend in recent years. The share of voters who see the country on the…

Supreme Court Allows Texas Abortion Clinics to Stay Open – New York Times

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Airlines Fly Away From Ebola, Leaving Aid Workers Stranded – Businessweek

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The three West African nations hit hardest by the Ebola pandemic have seen a dramatic reduction in airline service, and it’s not simply because travelers don’t want to go. There’s one group of travelers—medical aid workers—who urgently want to reach the affected countries to help patients and disrupt transmission of the virus. British Airways stopped flying to Sierra Leone and Liberia back in August, and the carrier recently extended that…

Nurses at Dallas hospital describe poor safety measures with Ebola victim – Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nurses at a Texas hospital where a Liberian man died of Ebola described a confused and chaotic response to his arrival in the emergency room, alleging in a statement Tuesday that he languished for hours in a room with other patients and that hospital authorities resisted isolating him. In addition, they said, the nurses tending him had flimsy protective gear and no proper training from hospital administrators in handling such…

Hong Kong tension rises with police beating of protester – Reuters

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong authorities said on Wednesday police involved in the beating of a pro-democracy protester would be removed from their positions after footage of the overnight incident went viral, sparking outrage from some lawmakers and the public. Police said they arrested 45 protesters in the early hours, using pepper spray on those who resisted, as they cleared a main road in the Chinese-controlled city that had…

Obama: No ‘Quick Fixes’ Battling IS Militants – Voice of America

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WHITE HOUSE— U.S. President Barack Obama says he is “deeply concerned” about Kobani, the key Syrian city that Kurdish fighters are struggling to keep from falling into Islamic State hands. Meeting with more than 20 foreign military chiefs at a U.S. air base outside Washington Tuesday, where they discussed the fight against the militants, Obama said the crisis in Kobani underscores the threat Islamic State poses to…