Tuesday October 21, 2014

Archive for the ‘Tabloid’ Category

U.S. humanitarian aid going to ISIS

While U.S. warplanes strike at militants of ISIS in both Syria and Iraq, truckloads of U.S. and Western aid has been flowing into territory controlled by the jihadists, assisting them to build their terror-inspiring “Caliphate.” The food and medical equipment is meant for hungry Syrians displaced from their hometowns – not terrorists.  More…

Starbucks employees get new tattoo policy

Famed coffee purveyor Starbucks is making a few changes to its employee policies, one of which allows workers to have visible tattoos.  More…

Ohio bridal store closes after Ebola patient’s visit

An Ohio bridal store closed Thursday after Ebola patient Amber Vinson visited the shop this weekend as she visited with seven friends to look at bridesmaid dresses. The CDC assured the owner that Vinson was not contagious at the time of her visit, but county health officials suggested she should disinfect the store.  More…

Hospital worker who handled Ebola samples is on cruise ship

A Dallas health care worker who handled clinical specimens from an Ebola-infected patient is on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. She is now quarantined on the ship and being monitored for signs of infection, the State Department said. The unidentified female worker departed on a cruise ship from Galveston, Texas, Oct. 12 and was out of the country before being notified of active monitoring required by the CDC.  More…

Vice President Biden’s youngest son discharged from Navy Reserves after testing positive for cocaine

Vice President Biden’s youngest son was discharged from the Navy Reserves this year after testing positive for cocaine, according to a report Thursday. Hunter Biden, 44, a lawyer who works for an investment company, failed the drug test after he reported to a Norfolk, Va., reserve unit.  More…

Man attacks tour bus passengers with a box cutter

Police said a man was attacking passengers on board a tour bus with a box cutter on Tuesday night, allegedly stabbing another man, a woman and himself.  More…

Nurse with Ebola called CDC before boarding flight

In the case of Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who flew commercially as she was becoming ill with Ebola, one health official said "somebody dropped the ball." The CDC said that Vinson called the agency several times before flying, saying that she had a fever with a temperature of 99.5 degrees. But because her fever wasn’t 100.4 degrees or higher, she didn’t officially fall into the group of “high risk” and was allowed to fly.  More…

Florida home built on the wrong lot

A dream beach house in Florida has turned into a nightmare for a Missouri couple after the $680,000, five-bedroom home was built on the wrong lot. Six months after the custom house was built the owner learned it’s on the wrong lot in the gated community.  More…

CDC says second nurse with Ebola flew from Cleveland to Dallas the day before she reported symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says this morning that Amber Joy Vinson, the second Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Dallas to contract Ebola, traveled by air on Monday, the day before her diagnosis. The CDC says she flew Frontier Airlines Flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth. “Customers who may have traveled on the flight should contact the CDC.”  More…

Barber suspected of slicing customer’s neck

Authorities say an Imperial Beach barber in southern California has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after repeatedly slicing the neck of a man he was shaving with a straight razor.  More…

NBC’s medical correspondent ‘violated Ebola quarantine’

An NBC News crew was ordered under mandatory quarantine for possible Ebola infection after the network’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman was spotted on a food run to a New Jersey restaurant, according to a report.  More…

Ebola is ‘most severe health emergency in modern times’

The Ebola outbreak is the “most severe acute health emergency in modern times,” the World Health Organisation said today. The agency’s director-general Margaret Chan said the epidemic had proved "the world is ill-prepared to respond to any severe, sustained, and threatening public health emergency".  More…