HBO to Offer Stand-Alone Streaming

(CNN) — HBO will be offering a stand-alone streaming service starting in 2015. Customers are currently able to watch HBO shows through the HBO GO app, but the app is only available to users who already pay for HBO through a cable or satellite television service. The new streaming service will allow users to watch … Continue reading »

New Ebola Case Diagnosed in Texas

WASHINGTON (CNN) — A second health care worker has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, and CDC officials say she was on a plane the day before she started showing symptoms. Amber Vinson, 29, treated Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas and then contracted the Ebola virus. “This is a heroic person, … Continue reading »

Pets Cannot Transmit Ebola – For Now

(CNN) — Some people are asking if pets can get and pass on the Ebola virus. A Denver Veterinarian, Kevin Fitzgerald, said dog owners shouldn’t get nervous. “Do they transmit it? At least at this time the best evidence we have is dogs don’t transmit it to people.” He recommends making sure that pet owners … Continue reading »

ISIS Forces Still In Kobani

(CNN) — Kurdish fighters in the Syrian city of Kobani said they’re holding ISIS militants back for now. The city was bombarded once again by U.S. led coalition warplanes. While Kurdish fighters try to prevent ISIS from taking over the City’s border crossing into Turkey. They say if that happens, then the battle for Kobani … Continue reading »

Experimental Ebola Vaccine In Tests

(CNN) — An experimental Ebola vaccine from Canada is starting clinical trials on humans in the United States. The vaccine is being tested on healthy individuals today to see how well it works, what the side effects might be and what the proper dosage is. Studies in primates show this vaccine works both to prevent … Continue reading »

Vatican Re-Thinks Meaning of Family

(CNN) — A report released Monday showed the Vatican may be softening its stance towards gays and divorced catholics. A meeting held with the Pope and nearly 200 Bishops, Cardinals and Priests sought to change some of the language used for the meaning of family. The new language said gays have quote: ” Gifts and … Continue reading »

Texas Hospital Confirms 2nd Ebola Case

CNN (Oct. 12, 2014) — A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola after a preliminary test, the hospital said in a statement. Confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., Thomas Eric Duncan, … Continue reading »

New Airport Screenings for Ebola

(CNN) — Enhanced screening for Ebola began today at New York’s JFK Airport. The additional protection includes checking passengers for symptoms, asking them questions about their travel history, and taking their temperatures with non-contact infrared thermometers. This is in addition to screenings passengers receive before board flights headed to the U.S. The goal is to … Continue reading »

Ferguson Justice March in St. Louis

(CNN) — In Saint Louis, Missouri, protesters are gathering all weekend to demand justice for Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot to death by white police officer Darren Wilson. Activists have accused the police force in Ferguson of racial profiling. Protesters want Officer Darren Wilson arrested. Protesters also want the St. Louis County Prosecutor … Continue reading »

Ebola Airport Screenings to Begin

(CNN) — Airports are taking the threat of Ebola very seriously, even though some people are not. Passengers on a U.S. Airways flight from Philadelphia to the Dominican Republic broke out their cell phones, as four people in Hazmat suits removed another passenger. They say his joke about having Ebola didn’t go over so well. … Continue reading »

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