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Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Dr. Fauci: Mandatory Ebola Quarantines May Go Too Far

The Director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, warned Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" against "draconian" policies for health care workers returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa, suggesting that mandatory quarantines may go too far. "I don't want to be directly criticizing the decision that was made but we have to be careful that there aren't unintended consequences," Dr. Anthony Fauci said of the 21-day mandatory quarantines instituted at airports in New York and New Jersey. "The best way to stop this epidemic is to help the people in West Africa." Fauci said that direct monitoring of those who may have been exposed to Ebola is a practical way of minimizing risk. Read »
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Poll: Republican Advantage Solidifies

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Wash. School Shooting: What We Know

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 at 8:06 AM

"We Need Peace": Ukraine Votes for New Parliament

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 at 2:24 PM

U.S. Marines End Operations in Afghanistan

The last U.S. Marines unit and final British combat troops in Afghanistan officially handed their operations over to the Afghan military, Reuters reported. The American and British flags were lowered for the final time at the regional headquarters of the international military, 13 years after the toppling of the Taliban’s radical Islamist regime launched America's longest war. The American troops' handed over control at Camp Leatherneck and British troops transferred duties at Camp Bastionat -- both at an undisclosed time. The most recent official estimate of combined international troops at the base was 4,500 – and those last few will be gone soon, officials said. Read »
Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Haphazard? U.S. Envoy Questions New Ebola Policies

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations arrived in Guinea Sunday on the first leg of her trip to Ebola-stricken West Africa, aimed at mobilizing more international effort for combating the virus, NBC News reported. Ambassador Samantha Power's trip comes after New York and New Jersey imposed new quarantine rules for medical workers returning from Africa after a doctor in New York who treated Ebola patients in Guinea had tested positive for the virus. Power expressed concern that the new quarantine policies were “haphazard and not well thought out," telling NBC News there is a chance the new regulations could set back the fight against the virus in hard-hit places. Read »
Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 at 6:47 AM

Hawaii Officials Warn of Possible Lava Evacuation

Several dozen residents near an active lava flow were warned by Hawaii authorities of a possible evacuation on Saturday, The Associated Press reported. Lava of some 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit crossed a road on the edge of Pahoa, the largest town in the mostly rural region on the Big Island of Hawaii, at 3:50 a.m. It's not clear when it might reach the village road as the flow has been advancing erratically, said Matt Patrick, a geologist with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. The director of civil defense for Hawaii County said the county will issue a mandatory evacuation order if the flow begins advancing at such a rate that it would be difficult for people to move out of the way with little notice, Read »
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 9:24 PM

Why the Flu Is a Much Bigger Threat to Americans Than Ebola

While Ebola is grabbing all the headlines, health care workers in the U.S. are worried about a much bigger and deadlier threat: the flu. Unlike Ebola, the flu could kill tens of thousands of people in the U.S. this year, doctors say. "Americans are far more likely to get the flu this year than they are to get Ebola, and actually, are far more likely to die from the flu this year than to die from Ebola," said Dr. Scott Wilber, of Summa Akron City Hospital in Ohio. Read »
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 10:14 PM

"It Will Take Time": School Struggles to Heal After Shooting

As one of five students shot in a deadly rampage at a Washington state high school showed signs of improvement, questions still remained as to why a popular freshman at the school shot two of his cousins and three girls, NBC News reported. Dozens of people attended a small vigil at a church Saturday, the second held since football player Jaylen Fryberg opened fire in the cafeteria of Marysville Pilchuck High School on Friday, killing one girl and wounding four before killing himself. Nate Hatch, 14, regained consciousness overnight but wasn't able to speak because he is intubated, his family said. The other three students were still in critical condition. Read »
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 5:39 PM

Iran Hangs Woman For Killing Alleged Rapist

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Wash. Shooting: First-Year Teacher Intercepted Gunman

A teacher on the job for only a few months played a big role in stopping the student gunman at a Washington state high school on Friday, witnesses and officials said, NBC News reported. Megan Silberberger, a social studies teacher, stepped in to halt shooter Jaylen Ray Fryberg when he opened fired in the Marysville Pilchuck High School cafeteria, said Randy Davis, the president of the Marysville Education Association. Four students were severely injured, and one was killed before Fryberg shot himself, according to police. Erick Cervantes, a student who witnessed the violence, said a teacher came through the cafeteria door and tried to swat the gun away from Fryberg before he aimed it at her. "She moved his hand, the weapon, and he shot himself," Cervantes said. Read »
Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Ottawa's Parliament Hill Reopens to Public After Deadly Shooting

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Feds to Recognize Gay Marriage in 6 More States

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Al Qaeda Commander Tweets Support for ISIS Hostage

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 at 1:06 PM

Love at First "Like": Couple Who Met on Instagram Getting Married

It was love at first post for Bethanny and Cody, who met by following each other on Instagram. After documenting this first date on social media and then sharing thousands more photos documenting their relationship, the couple is set to tie the knot. "It's us being ourselves and I guess people like that authenticity about it," Cody told NBC's "Today" show. Professional photographers by trade, they've been instagraming their relationship since their first date on a Washington beach two years ago. Read »

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