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Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new treatment protocols

Health care worker receives protocol on the proper removal of personal protection equipment from CDC instructors in preparation for the response to the current Ebola outbreak, during a CDC safety training course in Anniston, AlabamaBy Anna Driver and Lisa Marie Garza 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. The new guidelines from the U.S. ...



Special Report: U.S. visa program for crime victims is hit-or-miss prospect

Crime victim AND U visa applicant Reyes is pictured at at his home in AlbuquerqueIt was the week of Chinese New Year, and Jian Zhen Huang was climbing her sister?s doorstep in Brooklyn with cups and other supplies for the celebration inside. Oakland, California, has less than 5 percent of New York?s population, yet law enforcement there verified 2,992 immigrants during the same period - more than twice as many.



Schools closed after second sighting of Pennsylvania sniper

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald EAST STROUDSBURG Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania school district closed on Tuesday after another possible sighting of Eric Frein, the sniper accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another, near a post office close to the fugitive's former high school, officials said. The reported sighting on Monday afternoon of Frein, who is on the FBI's Most Wanted list for the Sept. 12 ambush, is the second since Friday in the same area of the Pocono Mountains, roughly 100 miles (160 km) north of Philadelphia. ...



Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

FILE - This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo released by Starpix shows designer Oscar de la Renta, right, and model Karlie Kloss backstage before the presentation of the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 collection sponsored by Revlon at Fashion Week in New York. The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, file)NEW YORK (AP) ? At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs.



U.S. national security prosecutors shift focus from spies to cyber

The Department of Justice logo is seen on the podium during a news conference on the Gozi Virus in New YorkBy Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions. The revamp, led by Assistant Attorney General John Carlin, also marks a recognition that national security threats have broadened and become more technologically savvy since the 9/11 attacks against the United States. ...



Governor signing law in response to Abu-Jamal talk

PHILADELPHIA (AP) ? Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is preparing to sign legislation prompted by a college address given by Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence for the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer.


Indiana police charge suspect who may have killed for decades

Darren Deon Vann is seen in an undated picture from the Hammond Police Department in Hammond, IndianaBy Mary Wisniewski HAMMOND Ind. (Reuters) - A convicted sex offender suspected of murdering at least seven women and leaving the bodies in abandoned houses in northwest Indiana may be a serial killer who has killed others in the state as far back as 20 years ago, local police said on Monday. Darren Vann, 43, of Gary, Indiana, was charged in Lake County with one of the seven murders, according to online court records. He was being held in custody, said John Doughty, police chief of the neighboring city of Hammond. ...



Zoo boosts security after Tasmanian devil's death

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) ? The killing of a rare Tasmanian devil on loan from Australia has prompted beefed-up security at a New Mexico zoo and a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.


Ohio teen collapses at haunted house, dies

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) ? A 16-year-old girl collapsed at a haunted house attraction in southwest Ohio and died of a heart abnormality.


Wyoming prepares to legalize same-sex marriage

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) ? Wyoming stood poised Tuesday to become the latest state to allow gay marriage, bringing the national wave of expanded rights for same-sex couples to a state where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard still influences national perceptions.