Remains Belong to Missing UVA Student

(CNN) — Human remains discovered last weekend in Albemarle County, Virginia, belong to University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities said Friday. Graham, 18, went missing before dawn on September 13 after being last spotted on several surveillance cameras in Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall area. The remains were discovered last Saturday on an abandoned property eight … Continue reading »

New York Responds to Doctor with Ebola

NEW YORK, NY (CNN) — New York City’s health commissioner has confirmed that Dr. Craig Spencer has tested positive for Ebola. Spencer recently spent time in West Africa, considered Ground Zero for the Ebola outbreak. The 33-year-old was recently treating patients in Guinea. On Thursday, he began feeling fever, nausea, pain and fatigue — all … Continue reading »

Major Donations to Help Ebola Fight

SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. – Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said he is pledging $100 million dollars to battle the Ebola virus. The announcement comes as a New York City doctor is in isolation after testing positive for the virus. According to Allen, the money will be used to train doctors in Massachusetts, and to build special … Continue reading »

NYC Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola

(CNN) — A ‘Doctors Without Borders’ physician in New York has tested positive for Ebola. 33-year-old Craig Spencer returned from West Africa about 10 days ago and started feeling sick Wednesday night. Thursday morning, he was taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan for testing. On Thursday, officials went door-to-door in spencer’s neighborhood, talking to neighbors … Continue reading »

Canada IDs suspected shooter

(CNN) — [Breaking news update, posted at 8:15 p.m. ET] “This week’s events are a grim reminder that Canada is not immune to the types of terrorist attacks we have seen elsewhere around the world,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper said late Wednesday. “Let there be no misunderstanding: We will not be intimidated. Canada will never … Continue reading »

Social Security COLA to Go Up in 2015

UNITED STATES – Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase 1.7 percent in 2015, the Social Security Administration announced today. The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will start with benefits that more than 58 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2015. Increased payments to more … Continue reading »

Duncan’s Relatives Out of Quarantine

(CNN) — Relatives of Thomas Eric Duncan are free to move about their Texas community now that their quarantine has ended. Family members drove away without answering questions on Monday. Duncan’s fiancee, her children and other relatives were put in a mandatory isolation for 21 days after he was diagnosed with Ebola. Duncan died in … Continue reading »

Bodies of 7 women found in Indiana

(CNN) — An Indiana man told police he “messed up” by killing a woman in Hammond, then came clean, leading them to several more bodies in nearby Gary, Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said Monday. Doughty stopped short of calling Darren Deon Vann a suspected serial killer, but left the possibility open if police are … Continue reading »

Obamacare here to stay

Washington (CNN) — A repeal of President Barack Obama’s signature health care law is “not gonna happen” even if the GOP takes the Senate, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said. The Republican governor’s comments, in an interview with The Associated Press published Monday, are a major departure from the rest of his party — and stunning … Continue reading »

Would a Travel Ban Stop Ebola?

By Tom Foreman (CNN) — With the fear of Ebola spreading, should federal officials ban travel to the U.S. from the nations hit hardest by the Ebola virus? Well, it’s complicated…and not just if you’re holding a boarding pass. The first key question: can a travel ban even be implemented? Legally, of course, the United … Continue reading »

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