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U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors

Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipmentBy Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials unveiled new measures on Wednesday to carry out Ebola monitoring on anyone entering the country from the three nations at the center of a West African epidemic, increasing precautions to stop the spread of the virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that beginning Monday, travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be directed to check in with health officials every day and report their temperatures and any Ebola symptoms for 21 days, the period of incubation for the virus. ...



Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot: report

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video released by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Wilson has told authorities that Michael Brown reached for the gun during a scuffle, the Times reported in a story posted on its website Friday night Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - A government autopsy of the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he suffered a gunshot to the hand from close range, according to a copy of the autopsy published by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The autopsy results could buttress claims by supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson that the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, was justified. ...



U.S. jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings

File photo of Blackwater Worldwide guards Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard leaving federal courthouse after being arraigned on manslaughter charges in WashingtonBy Aruna Viswanatha and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a sweeping victory for the U.S. government, a federal jury on Wednesday found four former Blackwater guards guilty on nearly every count they faced in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle. Jurors found three of the ex-guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges, and a fourth guilty of murder. The verdict comes more than seven years after the shooting incident that outraged Iraqis and inflamed anti-American sentiment around the world. ...



Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

This undated handout image provided by Michael Skrepnick, Dinosaurs in Art, Nature Publishing Group, shows a Deinocheirus. Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found two large powerful arm bones of a new dinosaur species in Mongolia and figured it was a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new descriptions for the dinosaur: ?goofy? and ?weird.? The dinosaur probably lumbered along like a cross between TV dinosaur Barney and Jar Jar Binks of Star Wars fame: 16-feet tall, 36-foot long, 7-tons with a duckbill on its head and a hump-like sail on its back. Throw in those killer claws, tufts of feathers here and there, and no teeth _ and try not to snicker. And if that?s not enough, it ate like a giant vacuum cleaner. (AP Photo/Michael Skrepnick, Dinosaurs in Art, Nature Publishing Group)WASHINGTON (AP) ? Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.



AP NewsBreak: Prisons agree to end race policy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence.


NY governor hopefuls debate economy, leadership

New York State Gubernatorial Candidate Republican candidate Rob Astorino, left, listens to the response of Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo, about fracking during a debate Wednesday, Oct., 22, 2014, in Buffalo , N.Y. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) ? New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger traded insults and clashed over the economy and corruption during the only scheduled debate of the governor's race.



Family: Doctors don't detect Ebola in nurse's body

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention couldn't detect Ebola in Amber Vinson as of Tuesday evening, her family said in a statement released through a media consultant. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? Doctors no longer detect Ebola in a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed with the virus, her family said Wednesday.



AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

In this Oct. 8, 2014, photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference following a meeting of NFL owners and executives in New York. A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.



GOP Sen. Collins, Democrat Bellows debate in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) ? Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday touted her willingness to work to bring both political parties together while Democratic challenger Shenna Bellows argued that sending her back to Washington could lead to a GOP majority in the Senate and even more partisan gridlock.


Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

This undated photo provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows a crash test of a 2003 Toyota Corolla, one of the models subject to a recall to repair faulty air bags. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is warning 7.8 million car owners that inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed. (AP Photo/Insurance Institute for Highway Safety)DETROIT (AP) ? The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.