New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, third from right, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, second from right, lead a news conference at Bellevue Hospital to talk about a physician who tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday.

New York doctor diagnosed with Ebola as three quarantined; CDC 'go' team on site

The emergency medicine doctor at Columbia University-New York Presbyterian Hospital was working in Guinea with Doctors Without Borders.

about 4 hours ago

New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

U.S. teens are both victims and perpetrators in pervasively abusive dating practices, says new federal survey.

about 11 hours ago

WHO: Five more Ebola vaccines to be tested in March

The agency warned it's not clear whether any of them will work against the deadly virus that has already killed more than 4,800 people.

about 1 hour ago

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight Ebola

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Paul Allen pledges $100 million to Ebola flight.

about 11 hours ago

 Members of the Secret Service Counter Assault team are seen on the rooftop of the White House on Thursday in Washington.

Dad: White House jumper has 'mental health' issues

White House fence-jumper had paranoid delusions and was arrested before at the executive mansion.

about 11 hours ago

 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, right, and his Democratic Senate opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, rehearsed with host Bill Goodman before their appearance on "Kentucky Tonight" television broadcast live from KET studios Oct. 13 in Lexington, Ky.

Analysis: GOP hopes Obama is key to Senate control

To hold their Senate majority, Democrats attack Republicans on diverse issues, but the GOP has just one counter-punch: blame President

about 11 hours ago

Nation briefs: Thorpe’s remains to stay put

Plus: Benefits for ex-Nazis; border deaths decline; transgender bias ruled; smoking ban at Reynolds; air bag recall pushed;

about 11 hours ago

 Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence Wednesday night.

Maryland man charged after jumping White House fence

Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Md., was unarmed when he was arrested on the White House grounds and facing Secret Service dogs.

1 day ago

 New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, third from right, and New York Gov. Andrew Coumo, second from right, lead a news conference at Bellevue Hospital to discuss Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday.

New York physician tests positive for Ebola

A physician with Doctors without Borders who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola.

about 11 hours ago

U.S. sets monitoring for travelers from Africa

CDC to require arrivals from West African nations with Ebola to report temperatures and any other potential symptoms daily for three weeks.

1 day ago

Evidence supports account by cop in Ferguson shooting

The autopsy of a black teen’s body and grand jury testimony given by black witnesses reportedly back the white officer.

1 day ago

Teen girls were lured to join Islamic State, school official says

U.S. officials are trying to determine how the girls made it to Europe without anyone knowing before being sent home.

1 day ago

GOP to benefit from election law changes

New voter-identification and similar laws passed by Republican-led legislatures seen as helping the party win in the mid-terms.

1 day ago

Don’t say ‘Navy SEALs’ at the federal silencer trial

Participants further cloaked an already mysterious case involving the purchase of hundreds of unmarked rifle silencers for the military.

1 day ago

 This undated photo provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows a crash test of a 2002 Honda CR-V, one of the models subject to a recall to repair faulty air bags.

Agency faces criticism for website snafu on air-bag defect recalls

A former NHTSA administrator who now advocates for consumer safety calls the snafu “It’s a royal embarrassment.”

about 23 hours ago

National briefs: Seniors to get $20 average rise in benefits

Plus: Slaying suspect clams up; WWII wrecks found off U.S.; "Breaking Bad" toys; investment scammer.

1 day ago

Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

It's the third year in a row the increase will be less than 2 percent.

2 days ago

 In this 2008 file photo, former Blackwater Worldwide security guards, Paul Slough, right and Nick Slatten leave federal court in Salt Lake City. A jury Wednesday returned guilty verdicts for Mr. Slough, Mr. Slatten and two other former Blackwater guards charged in Iraq shootings.

Jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings

The men claimed self-defense, but prosecutors argued they had shown “grave indifference” to the carnage their actions would cause.

1 day ago

N. Korea sets 1 American free

U.S officials declined to give details on the release of American detainee Jeffrey Fowle.

2 days ago

 Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipment Oct. 16 during a training class at the Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Monday, for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients.

U.S. expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

Obama administration implements new screening process for travelers arriving to the U.S from West Africa.

2 days ago

 Barbara Smith, a registered nurse with Mount Sinai Health Systems, demonstrates the proper technique for donning protective gear during an Ebola educational session for health care workers Tuesday at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

Updated Ebola guidelines in effect in Pittsburgh region

Allegheny Health Network surgeon says CDC is ‘catching up.’

2 days ago

Air bag warning leaves drivers seeking answers

Automakers struggle to stock parts necessary to replace faulty parts.

2 days ago

 “Breaking Bad” action figures have sparked a petition by critics, who say the toys’ dark nature isn’t appropriate for youthful Toys R Us customers.

Toys R Us won’t discard ‘Breaking Bad’ action figures

A Florida mother launches petition to get the retailer to pull TV-inspired drug lord characters.

2 days ago

National briefs: White House jumper ‘not competent’

Plus: Saudi captive to go home; Jury rules against Trinity; Gov. creates commission; Panetta clashes with CIA; 3 Denver girls found

2 days ago

Toyota warns motorists to stay out of front seats as air-bag probe widens

The front-passenger air bag inflators at Toyota, Honda, Nissan, BMW, GM and Mazda are at risk of rupturing, NHTSA said.

2 days ago

 Ben Bradlee, former executive editor of The Washington Post

Obituary: Ben Bradlee / Washington Post editor who directed its Watergate coverage

With full backing from his publisher, Katharine Graham, Mr. Bradlee led The Post into the first rank of American newspapers.

2 days ago

Ebola fears ease on Texas, Nigeria

Forty-three people who had contact with a deceased patient were cleared of risk and health officials declared Nigeria free of the disease.

3 days ago

 Darren Vann

Indiana convicted sex offender may have killed for decades

A convicted sex offender suspected of murdering at least seven women may be a serial killer, police said Monday.

3 days ago

Fannie, Freddie to accept lower down payment mortgages

The move from a 5 percent down payment could increase the ability of creditworthy but cash-strapped consumers to become homeowners.

3 days ago

Officials touting methane cleanup urge quick action

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department are considering a combination of regulations and voluntary programs.

3 days ago

National briefs: Benefits for ex-Nazis opposed

Plus: Rabbinical Council acts; Wyoming gay marriages near; Guardrail maker case

3 days ago

Obama hits midterm election trail

Gubernatorial candidates are eager for the star power he still brings when it comes to firing up the core constituencies in the party.

4 days ago

 Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings speaks today during a news conference about the recent Ebola infections in Dallas. Officials announced that 43 of the first wave of 48 people being monitored for having contact or potential contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, the first Ebola patient in the U.S., are officially off of the list for twice-daily monitoring for Ebola and all remained asymptomatic throughout the process.

Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

A government official said revised guidance instructs health workers treating Ebola patients to wear protective gear "with no skin showing.

4 days ago

 Anthony Fauci, director of The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testifies Thursday on Capitol Hill in Washington, as the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations conducted a hearing to examine the response to the Ebola outbreak and whether America’s hospitals and health care workers are adequately prepared for Ebola patients.

CDC revises protocol for Ebola treatment

And the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.

4 days ago

Power plants seek to extend life of nuclear reactors

Nuclear proponents say that extending plants’ lifetimes is more economical than building new plants. But the idea is striking.

4 days ago

Urban migration of college graduates expanding

When young college graduates decide where to move, they are not just looking at the usual suspects.

4 days ago

National Briefs: Met Opera faces protest for opening

PLUS: Officials observe remains; comet passes Mars; N.H. festival mayhem; man arrested for 3 killings

4 days ago

 Pittsburgh's skyline and bridges often are revered for their beauty. But the Pittsburgh accent? Not so much, according to a contest.

Pittsburgh trumps Scranton for 'America's ugliest accent' title

Pittsburgh finished with 10,404 votes to Scranton's 8,748 to win by a margin of 54 percent in the contest.

4 days ago

Supreme Court allows Texas to use voter ID law

The measures can be used in the November elections.

5 days ago

Obama says sealing off region could worsen Ebola epedemic

He urged Americans not to give into “hysteria” as Republicans question his newly appointed czar.

5 days ago

Two Ohio residents being watched for Ebola

The Putnam County residents were in contact with the Texas nurse being treated for the disease.

5 days ago

Ferguson police officer tells investigators he feared for his life during struggle

The policeman who fatally shot an unarmed teen in a St. Louis suburb in August said he was pinned in his vehicle as they struggled over his

5 days ago

New York's registry of mentally ill people barred from having firearms draws heavy criticism

The database was established after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.

5 days ago

Nation briefs: Social security gets boost

PLUS: Ebola patient’s memorial; Hurricane passes Hawaii; RC endorses HIV pill.

5 days ago

EDMC enrollment, shares fall

The for-profit education company has not seen profits in the last three years.

6 days ago

 Michael Dunn is led away after his sentencing Friday at the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville, Fla. Dunn, convicted of first-degree murder in a retrial in September for fatally shooting 17-year-old Jordan Davis in November 2012 in an argument over loud music outside a Florida convenience store, was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Loud music killing nets life sentence

Fla. man gets life in prison in loud music killing, in a case that to some mirrored the Trayvon Martin case.

6 days ago

Many unable to meet a deductible or the doctor

It’s a trade-off, insurers say, for keeping premiums for the marketplace plans relatively low.

6 days ago

Christie signs law allowing betting on sports in N.J.

But legal challenges could stall the roll-out.

6 days ago

Prison term reductions before California voters

Support for the ballot initiative is uniting billionaires on opposite ends of the political spectrum.

6 days ago

National Briefs: Same-sex marriage bans fall

PLUS: Casino contract voided; prison violence increases; leprosy poses little risk; actress’s body identified

6 days ago


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