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U.S. diplomat travels to West Africa as Ebola quarantine moves take hold

By Jonathan Allen By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – As the U.S. Continue reading

Nurse criticizes Ebola quarantine, raising concern

By VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa criticized the way her case has been handled, raising concerns from humanitarian and human rights groups over unclear policies for the newly launched quarantine program. Continue reading

Giants surge past Royals 11-4 to tie Series 2-all

By RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Down three runs and in danger of getting pushed to the World Series brink, Pablo Sandoval and the San Francisco Giants raised up some Panda-monium. Sandoval’s single set up the tying run in the fifth inning and the 2012 Series MVP followed with a go-ahead, two-run single in the sixth that sent the Giants surging past the Kansas City Royals 11-4 Saturday night at pulsating AT&T Park. Hunter Pence, eyes ablaze, had three hits, three RBIs and a nifty sliding catch in the ninth inning, and Joe Panik hit a two-run double in a four-run seventh. Continue reading

U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola calls treatment ‘frenzy of disorganization’

By Jonathan Allen By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, called her treatment a “frenzy of disorganization.” Kaci Hickox, who arrived at Newark airport in New Jersey on Friday, described hours of questioning by officials in protective gear and what she said was a mis-diagnosis of fever, followed by a transfer to a hospital isolation tent. Not long after Hickox’s criticisms were made public, it was announced that the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is traveling to Guinea on Sunday Continue reading

U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola calls treatment ‘frenzy of disorganization’

By Jonathan Allen By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) – Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse returning from Sierra Leone, called her treatment a “frenzy of disorganization.” Kaci Hickox, who arrived at Newark airport in New Jersey on Friday, described hours of questioning by officials in protective gear and what she said was a mis-diagnosis of fever, followed by a transfer to a hospital isolation tent. Not long after Hickox’s criticisms were made public, it was announced that the U.S Continue reading

Suspect in two California deputy deaths charged with murder, carjacking

(Reuters) – A Utah man was charged with carrying out a crime spree in Sacramento that killed two California sheriff’s deputies and wounded a third, law enforcement officials said on Saturday. Continue reading

No. 24 LSU upends No.3 Mississippi, 10-7

By BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Bo Wallace’s pass was intercepted by Ronald Martin in the final seconds, and No. 3 Mississippi lost for the first time this season, 10-7 to 24th-ranked LSU on Saturday night Continue reading

No. 24 LSU upends No.3 Mississippi, 10-7

By BRETT MARTEL, AP Sports Writer BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Bo Wallace’s pass was intercepted by Ronald Martin in the final seconds, and No. 3 Mississippi lost for the first time this season, 10-7 to 24th-ranked LSU on Saturday night Continue reading

Dalai Lama visits Alabama church at center of civil rights movement

By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) – The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, visited one of America’s sacred sanctuaries on Saturday, touring the church where four African-American girls were killed in a 1963 bombing that galvanized the civil rights movement. Continue reading

Hockey returns to Ottawa with emotional ceremony

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Players on opposing teams stood shoulder-to-shoulder in a circle at center ice as hockey made a stirring return to Ottawa on Saturday night. Fans, many wearing red and waving Canadian flags, paid their respects to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent as part of a poignant ceremony prior to the Senators’ game against the New Jersey Devils. Continue reading