Ebola crisis turns a corner as US issues new treatment protocols

Reuters - DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected.

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Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at age 82

Fox News - FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2011 file photo, designer Oscar de la Renta attends the Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2012 fashion show during Fashion Week in New York. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff, File). Oscar de la Renta, the fashion designer whose red carpet ...

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Apple's iPhone sales beat Street but iPad volumes slide

Reuters - SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 percent jump in iPhone sales, and the strongest growth in Mac computer shipments in years helped the company surpass Wall Street's targets.

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Liberia president says Ebola has brought country to 'a standstill'

Fox News - Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf attends the opening ceremony of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union summit in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 30, 2014. The new president of Madagascar called on Thursday for an international ...

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Stop the Ebola bungling! To show seriousness, ban travel

New York Post - Destroying confidence: CDC chief Dr. Tom Frieden, here testifying before Congress last week, has made repeated, serious mistakes. Photo: startraksphoto.com. The Ebola outbreak has provoked serious national and global fears, as the World Health ...

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Liberia president says Ebola has brought country to 'a standstill'

Fox News - Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf attends the opening ceremony of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union summit in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 30, 2014. The new president of Madagascar called on Thursday for an international ...

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American stocks end higher

Independent Online - New York - US stocks ended higher on Monday on investor hopes for a strong earnings season, but IBM's disappointing results limited gains. Earnings reports from Halliburton, Gannett Company, and others, helped ease the worries over global growth and ...

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World Series: Can Giants contend with Royals speed?

San Jose Mercury News - KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As far as rallying cries go, this one isn't exactly poignant or even grammatically correct. But it's instructive. "That's what speed do," is a go-to phrase for the Kansas City Royals, one coined by reserve outfielder Jarrod Dyson. It's a baseline ...

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Hong Kong Shares Rise With Aussie, Copper After China GDP

Bloomberg - Asian stocks retreated after the regional benchmark gauge surged the most in two years yesterday, while U.S. Treasuries advanced with the yen. The Australian (GACGB10) dollar and copper climbed as China reported growth and industrial production figures ...

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Companies in Africa Are Fighting Ebola Travel Ban

Businessweek - Some of the biggest companies doing business in West Africa oppose a ban on travel to the U.S. from the countries hit hardest by Ebola, something a growing list of U.S. lawmakers are seeking. “The restrictions are potentially damaging to the aid effort and ...

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Worst Ebola outbreak on record tests global response

Reuters - (Reuters) - Global health authorities are struggling to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The virus has killed more than 4,500 people. Here is a timeline of the outbreak: March 22: Guinea confirms a previously ...

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Canadian Pacific ends railroad merger talks with CSX

Financial Times - Canadian Pacific on Monday said exploratory talks with CSX about the two railroads merging had ended. CP said a combination with CSX, the main railroad in the eastern part of the US, could have improved customer service and alleviated congestion in ...

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State considers permit to allow Nanakuli residential property for aerial fireworks ...

Hawaii News Now - Experts are keeping a close eye on the June 27th lava flow and its impact in Puna. For now, it is still not an immediate threat to residential areas.More >>. Experts are keeping a close eye on the June 27th lava flow and its impact in Puna. For now, it is still not ...

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'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' actor Nicholas Brendon arrested in Idaho amid comic ...

Minneapolis Star Tribune - BOISE, Idaho — An actor best known for his role in the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is apologizing for actions that led to his arrest in a hotel lobby in southwest Idaho. Nicholas Brendon, who played Xander Harris on the hit show that ran from ...

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Toyota Warns Against Using Front Seats Amid Air-Bag Probe

Businessweek - Worldwide, about 2.27 million Toyota vehicles had been affected by the recalls, the company said in June. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg. Toyota Motor Corp. (TM:US) advised U.S. owners of its cars to keep passengers out of front seats until dealers ...

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Islamic State: Turkey to let Iraq Kurds join Kobane fight

BBC News - Turkey is to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobane, in what is being seen as a policy reversal. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said talks on the subject were continuing. Tens of thousands of ...

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Mountain Lion Crosses Extremely Dangerous Freeway to Mate in Los Angeles

Design & Trend - (Photo : Commons) A mountain lion was observed crossing two extremely busy freeways to make it to Griffith Park in Los Angeles in order to mate. A mountain lion was observed crossing two extremely busy freeways to make it to Griffith Park in Los Angeles in ...

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The most controversial celebrity Halloween costumes

New Zealand Herald - Aubrey O'Day, Julianne Hough and Deryck Whibley have all worn inappropriate Halloween costumes. Photos / Instagram, Twitter. Halloween is coming up and more Kiwis than ever will be trick or treating this year. As far as costumes go, Twitter and other ...

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Companies in Africa Are Fighting Ebola Travel Ban

Businessweek - Some of the biggest companies doing business in West Africa oppose a ban on travel to the U.S. from the countries hit hardest by Ebola, something a growing list of U.S. lawmakers are seeking. “The restrictions are potentially damaging to the aid effort and ...

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'Klinghoffer' Protests Heat Up Ahead of Met Opera Opening

Wall Street Journal - John Adams' opera 'The Death of Klinghoffer' has drawn protests ahead of its opening Oct. 20 at the Metropolitan Opera. This is the Met's trailer for the work. Photo: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera. By. Jennifer Maloney. Jennifer Maloney. The Wall Street ...

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WTI Trades Near Four-Day High on U.S. Fuel Supply; Brent Steady

Bloomberg - West Texas Intermediate traded near the highest level in four days amid speculation motor-fuel inventories shrank in the U.S., the world's biggest oil consumer. Brent was steady in London. Futures were little changed in New York from the close of Oct. 17.

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Are Americans overreacting to Ebola?

CBS46 News Atlanta - No one is debating that the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is an epidemic. But some health experts – and even President Barack Obama – say that what's happening here in the United States is unnecessary paranoia. "We're a nation of more than 300 ...

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The Truth Hidden by IBM's Buybacks

New York Times - Photo. Virginia Rometty, IBM's chief, has followed a plan set by her predecessor, inflating IBM's earnings per share with stock buybacks and large dividends.Credit Yoan Valat/European Pressphoto Agency ...

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Adam Hadwin has best round; Ben Martin takes Las Vegas Shriners

Vancouver Sun - LAS VEGAS - Adam Hadwin seems to be making a seamless transition from the Web.com Tour to the PGA Tour. The 26-year-old Abbotsford pro fired the day's best round, an eight-under par 63, to finish tied for 10th place at the $6.2-million Shriners Hospitals ...

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Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter: Why that's bad news for Hillary Clinton 2016 (+ ...

Christian Science Monitor - Monica Lewinsky has re-entered public life, again. Why the former White House intern's return could pose a problem for Hillary Clinton in 2016. By Husna Haq, Correspondent October 20, 2014. close. Monica Lewinsky joined Twitter and is campaigning ...

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NFL Week 7 Observations: Bengals searching for answers following shutout

CBSSports.com - The Bengals' offense has been knocked flat, hitting bottom with a shutout loss at Indianapolis. (USATSI). Remember when the Cincinnati Bengals were the darlings of the NFL? Wasn't all that long ago, was it? I can recall looking at their roster and watching ...

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Microsoft May Unveil Fitness Band in Time for Holidays

Tom's Guide - It may seem that all the most anticipated products of the year have already been announced, but 2014 is far from over. Microsoft is reportedly working on a fitness wearable that will be announced in the coming weeks and could be available for sale this ...

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Japan leads Asia stocks higher after US rebound

Businessweek - Asian stock markets rose Monday, led by a 3 percent surge in Japan, as nerves about the outlook for the world economy steadied after big gains on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 soared 3.3 percent to 15,018.55, helped in part by exporter ...

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Bryan Cranston Responds to Mom's Petition Against 'Breaking Bad' Dolls With ...

AceShowbiz - 'I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest,' the Emmy-winning actor tweets in response to a Florida mom's outcry over 'Breaking Bad' action figures. Tweet. Bryan Cranston. See larger image. Photo credit: Nikki Nelson/WENN.

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What you need to know before you vote

KXRM - COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- This is the first general election where all Colorado voters can mail in their ballots. Voters received their ballots last week in the mail and could start casting their votes last week by mail. However, 11 additional polling places ...

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New Chase format created a lot of anxiety, numbers-crunching at Talladega - Florida Times

Union - Brynn Anderson Associated Press Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning the Sprint Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday. Racing Coverage. See the most recent auto racing coverage · Subscribe to our auto racing RSS · See our RSS ...

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Borders and budgets could lay Europe low

Financial Times - Speaking on television earlier this year, Manuel Valls, the French prime minister, declared that his government's budget would not be written to “satisfy Brussels”, adding – “We are a great nation . . . France is a sovereign country.” I winced when I heard that.

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Microsoft Expands Its Hyperscale Cloud Footprint

eWeek - The software giant bets big on enterprise cloud computing with more data centers, larger virtual machine sizes and a new integrated hardware solution. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of the company's Cloud and ...

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Taylor Swift Releases Latest Single "Welcome to New York"—and Fans Are ...

E! Online - Taylor Swift is the gift that keeps on giving. As fans anxiously await the drop of her upcoming album 1989 (which hits stores Oct. 27 in case you somehow haven't gotten that date fixed into your brain yet), the crooner has continuously given her admirers bits ...

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Chiefs win at San Diego for first time since 2007

KCTV Kansas City - A rookie kicker came through for the Chiefs and helped give Kansas City a big win over the Chargers. Quarterback Alex Smith and the Chiefs have made the AFC West a three-team race. Cairo Santos kicked a 48-yard field goal field goal with 21 seconds left ...

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iFixit rips apart Apple's new 5K iMac in latest teardown

TechSpot - The key feature of Apple's new iMac is in the name: the 5K Retina display. Despite the fact that Apple's latest went on sale just days ago, the repair specialists at iFixit couldn't resist the urge to see if the addition of a super high-resolution display would affect its ...

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Ebola's West African victims: Where's the outrage?

Atlanta Journal Constitution - FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2014, file photo, a medical worker sprays people being discharged from the Island Clinic Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File). Sponsored Links. By Elizabeth Hagedorn. Video transcript provided by ...

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NFL Grades Week 7: Are Seahawks in trouble after loss to Rams?

CBSSports.com - The Seahawks are officially on a losing streak. If that sentence looks weird, it's because you haven't read it in over two years. Before Sunday's loss to the Rams and last week's loss to the Cowboys, the last time Seattle lost two games in a row was Week 7 and ...

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Oxfam: Ebola Could Be 'Disaster of Our Generation'

Voice of America - The international aid agency Oxfam is appealing to European Union foreign ministers to do more to fight Ebola; a disease Oxfam said could be the "definitive humanitarian disaster of our generation." The chief of the British charity, Mark Goldring, called for ...

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Halftime outfit change made the difference for Bryant

FOXSports.com - DeMarco Murray chats with Charissa Thompson about the Cowboys' win over the Giants and breaking the NFL record for most consecutive 100+ yard rushing games to start a season. share 0. Tweet 0. 0. FOX Sports Southwest David Helman. Share This ...

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Texas Ebola Watch Ends for 48 Contacts of Thomas Eric Duncan

NBCNews.com - The first wave of people who had contact with the original Dallas Ebola patient were taken off a watch list early Monday, marking a moment of relief for the 48 individuals even as dozens more continue to be monitored by officials. Midnight (1 .am. ET) marked ...

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Green Bay Packers report card Aaron Rodgers peerless in dominant win

FOXSports.com - Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed 19 of 22 passes for 255 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions against the Panthers. FOX Sports Wisconsin Paul Imig. Share This Story. Tweet. Updated OCT 20, 2014 12:52p ET. GREEN BAY, Wis.

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Woman saved from California chimney, then arrested

SFGate - Photo: Ventura County Fire Department, AP In this Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 photo provided by the Ventura County Fire Department, firefighters work to free Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa, 30, from a chimney after she became stuck trying to enter a home in ...

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Dozens Declared Free of Ebola Risk in Texas

New York Times - At Summa Akron City Hospital, Sheri Eichorn, left, and Debbi Anders, both nurses, practiced their response to an Ebola case in Akron, Ohio. Credit Dustin Franz for The New York Times. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story.

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Hiring Improves but no likelihood of a pay rise

Beta Wired - Cash Money Stacks A survey by the National Association for Business Economics revealed that pay increases became rarer in the last quarter. A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics revealed that only 24 percent of companies ...

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iFixit rips apart Apple's new 5K iMac in latest teardown

TechSpot - The key feature of Apple's new iMac is in the name: the 5K Retina display. Despite the fact that Apple's latest went on sale just days ago, the repair specialists at iFixit couldn't resist the urge to see if the addition of a super high-resolution display would affect its ...

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Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?

New Zealand Herald - Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay - the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet. The service, which goes ...

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BREAKING: Two Belmont County Residents Being Watched for Ebola Symptoms

WTRF - COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Two people in Belmont County are being monitored for Ebola-like symptoms, according to the Toledo Blade. This comes as the number of people being monitored for possible Ebola exposure grew from 16 people on Thursday to 87 ...

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The Walking Dead recap: 'Strangers'

Entertainment Weekly - A new person joins the group as they wonder whether to make another camp or keep moving. Ep. 02 | Aired Oct 19, 2014. Kyle Ryan on Oct 19, 2014 at 10:02PM. Gene Page/AMC. Comments +. "I'm going to go back to super disgusting. I mean, super ...

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What President Obama And 2 Million Early Voters Can Tell Us About Election Day

ABC News - President Barack Obama joined almost 2 million voters who have voted before Election Day as he cast his ballot early this morning at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Chicago. “I'm so glad I can early vote. It's so exciting. I love voting,” Obama ...

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