• Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Virus-Free, NIH Says

    Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Virus-Free, NIH Says

    (BETHESDA, Md.) — After weeks in isolation, Dallas nurse Nina Pham has been declared Ebola-free, according to the National Institutes of Health. Pham, 26, contracted Ebola from Liberian national Thomas Duncan, who flew to the United States in September and was diagnosed with Ebola at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Pham, a nurse there, cared for Duncan when he was especially contagious. He died on Oct. 8, and she tested positive for the deadly virus on Oct. 11. It was the first Ebola transmission on American soil. Pham’s colleague, nurse Amber Vinson, 29, tested positive for the virus on… Read more

  • Retracing the Steps of Craig Spencer, Doctor Who Tested Positive for Ebola

    Retracing the Steps of Craig Spencer, Doctor Who Tested Positive for Ebola

    (NEW YORK) — Officials are retracing the steps of a doctor who tested positive for Ebola on Thursday, with the doctor in isolation at a New York City hospital and three others under quarantine, city and state officials said. Dr. Craig Allen Spencer, 33, was placed in isolation at Bellevue Hospital on Thursday after reporting a 100.3 fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. He had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea — one of the West African countries battling an outbreak of the deadly virus — for Doctors Without Borders, officials said. Spencer left Guinea on Oct. 14 and traveled through Brussels,… Read more

  • Hatchet-Wielding Man Who Attacked Cops 'Just an Angry Guy'

    Hatchet-Wielding Man Who Attacked Cops 'Just an Angry Guy'

    (NEW YORK) — A hatchet-wielding man who attacked two police officers in New York City before he was shot to death was likely “just an angry guy” and was not connected to any terrorist organizations, a police source told ABC News. The attack happened at 2 p.m. Thursday, at the intersection of Jamaica Avenue and 162nd Street in the city’s borough of Queens. Surveillance video released by police shows the man — later identified as Zale Thompson, 32 — wearing a heavy green jacket, raising the 18 ½ inch hatchet, prepared to strike as he walked down the sidewalk. The… Read more

  • Red Hot Lava Flow Edging Toward Hawaiian Town

    Red Hot Lava Flow Edging Toward Hawaiian Town

    (PAHOA, Hawaii) — A lava flow threatening homes and a town on the Big Island of Hawaii has gained speed in recent days, advancing more than five football fields in just the last 48 hours. Hawaii civil defense authorities and scientists are closely monitoring the lava’s progress, which is steadily encroaching on the small town of Pahoa and several Big Island subdivisions. The flow is now less than a mile from Pahoa, Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said Thursday. Oliveira said changes in topography may help slow or change the path of the red-hot lava flow, which emerged from the… Read more

  • US Taking a Tougher Stance Against Animal Cruelty

    US Taking a Tougher Stance Against Animal Cruelty

    (WASHINGTON) — People who hate animal cruelty should be happy about an important change in federal law that will go into effect next year. Beginning in 2015, the FBI will consider animal cruelty as a crime against society, falling into the same category as homicide, kidnapping, burglary and arson. Animal cruelty crimes will also be included in the Uniform Crime Report — National Incident Based Reporting System. The change should help law enforcement authorities get a better handle on understanding the motivation behind these crimes as well as stopping future ones from occurring. Animal cruelty crimes will be reported to… Read more

  • Murder Suspect Back in Custody After Accidental Release

    Murder Suspect Back in Custody After Accidental Release

    (BALTIMORE) — A murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Baltimore detention center is back in custody, authorities said. Baltimore police captured Rodriguez Purnell about 6 p.m. He was accidentally allowed to walk free from the Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center on Friday, police said. Purnell, 30, has been in and out of jail for drugs and robbery over the years. He was recently incarcerated on a first-degree murder charge, accused of fatally shooting T.J. Rheubottom, 27, last year. Purnell was in custody waiting to be retried for Rheubottom’s murder after his first trial ended in a hung… Read more

  • Jodi Arias Trial Hit With Another Juror Issue

    Jodi Arias Trial Hit With Another Juror Issue

    (NEW YORK) — The Jodi Arias trial ended early on Thursday because of a “juror issue,” the latest incident in the four-day-old trial involving jurors. The jury is not expected to return to court until Monday. The court did not make clear what the issue was. But so far, the panel has already lost two alternates. The judge ordered a group of 19 jurors to sit through what is expected to be a two-month trial that will determine whether Arias should be condemned to death for the 2008 murder of her boyfriend Travis Alexander. Arias, 34, was convicted last year… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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