Secret Service Director Pierson Resigns

(CNN) — Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday as Director of the U.S. Secret Service. Jeh Johnson, Director of Homeland Security, released a statement saying Pierson offered her resignation, “And I accepted it.” The move comes after several security breaches involving the White House and the President. Johnson named Joseph Clancy as interim acting Director of the … Continue reading »

Family I.D.’s Texas Ebola Patient

(CNN) — People are learning more about the first Ebola victim diagnosed in the U.S. According to his half-brother, Wilfred Smallwood, the patient is a 42-year old Liberian National named Thomas Duncan. This is Duncan’s first trip to the U.S. He’s here visiting family and friends. Duncan is isolated in serious condition at Texas Health … Continue reading »

First diagnosed case of Ebola in U.S.

(CNN) — [Breaking news alert published at 5:50 p.m. ET] A person traveling from Liberia to the United States has been diagnosed with Ebola, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters Tuesday. The person, whose identity was not released, left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the … Continue reading »

Ebola-Infected Doctor Tests New Vaccine

(CNN) — An American doctor exposed to the Ebola virus is helping test a new vaccine. The doctor arrived at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland on Sunday. The NIH is testing an experimental Ebola vaccine on human volunteers. The drug reported performed well in earlier trials with chimpanzees. The doctor was exposed … Continue reading »

Americans Back Airstrikes on ISIS

(CNN) — In the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Americans support U.S. lead airstrikes, but oppose sending troops on the ground. That’s according to a new CNN/ORC International Poll. The majority, 73 percent of those surveyed, favor the military airstrikes. However, 24 percent oppose an air campaign, and 60 percent are against sending … Continue reading »

Ferguson Officer Shot

(CNN) — A Ferguson, Missouri, police officer was shot Saturday evening. The state emergency agency communications director says the officer’s injury is not life threatening and the shooter is still being sought. Police say the officer was shot in the arm while checking the Ferguson community center. Tensions heated up in the town Thursday after … Continue reading »

Student Protests in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (CNN) — After a day of tense protests in Hong Kong in which at least 34 people were injured, organizers called on tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators in the Chinese territory to head home late Sunday. But as Sunday became early Monday, it appeared many of the protesters were set to continue … Continue reading »

600 Flights Cancelled Saturday

(CNN) — More flight delays and cancellations for thousands of travelers. A fire at a major air traffic control center outside Chicago on Friday triggered a ripple effect of flight cancellations across the country. The FAA is still working to get all planes back in the air. Chicago’s O’Hare Airport canceled more than 600 flights … Continue reading »

Man Beheads Co-Worker in Oklahoma

By Martin Savidge (CNN) — An Oklahoma employee who was just fired storms back into the office and beheads a co-worker. Police say a knife wielding man stormed the offices of Vaughan Foods in Moore on Friday, killing the first person he saw, 54 year old Colleen Hufford, and cutting off her head. According to … Continue reading »

Pro-Democracy Protests in Hong Kong

(CNN) — Pro-democracy activists who forced their way into the east wing forecourt of the central government offices in Hong Kong on Friday. Ignored appeal by authorities to leave the premises, Hong Kong police acted mid-day Saturday and arrested 61 people. According to a police statement: “Police respect the public’s freedoms of expression, speech and … Continue reading »

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