Beth Strassner

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WHO: Ebola Cases Exceed 10,000 Worldwide

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak has exceeded 10,000, with 4,922 deaths recorded as of October 23, according to a World Health Organization …

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When parents kill: FBI data reveal disturbing patterns

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. — Kristi Hooper called her husband's cellphone on a mild January morning eager to hear her 3-year-old twins squeal with laughter as they gave her a rundown of their morning with their dad.<p>It was the Saturday morning routine that she and the girls, Caroline and Madison, and her …

Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the …

White House questions new Ebola rules, nurse plans to sue

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House has told states that have imposed mandatory quarantines for some travelers from Ebola-hit West Africa that the policy could impede the fight against the disease, while the first health worker isolated under the rules plans to sue.<p>Kaci Hickox, a nurse …

Uruguay's presidential election headed for runoff - exit polls

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Exit polls showed Uruguay’s ruling leftist coalition candidate Tabare Vazquez with a strong lead in the country’s presidential election on Sunday but falling short of a 50 percent majority required to win outright in the first round.<p>One poll by Consultora Factum showed the …

Washington school shooting coincides with ballot initiatives on guns

As a security detail blocked off Marysville-Pilchuck High School, where police on Saturday were investigating the state's latest deadly school shooting, Washington voters were weighing the merits of two opposing gun measures on the November ballot.<p>Gun control advocates are calling the election "the …

Scary stuff: Halloween hazards are not just for kids

Halloween is supposed to be a little scary. But if you are worrying about your kids receiving poisoned candy from strangers — something never actually documented in the USA — you probably are worrying about the wrong thing. (Although a razor blade was found a Snickers in Ohio on Thursday.)<p>You also …

Mali rushes to track Ebola after toddler dies

KAYES, Mali (AP) — After 2-year-old Fanta Kone's father died in southern Guinea, the toddler's grandmother took her from the forested hills where the …

Search for accused cop killer in Pennsylvania reportedly turns up more blood

Police reportedly are planning to examine blood found near a chicken coop Saturday to see if it belongs to a man who is suspected of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks and has eluded capture for more than six weeks.<p>The owner of the property in Barrett Township, where the blood was …

Pentagon builds units to transport Ebola patients

As more U.S. troops head to West Africa, the Pentagon is developing portable isolation units that can carry up to 12 Ebola patients for transport on military planes.<p>The Pentagon says it does not expect it will need the units for 3,000 U.S. troops heading to the region to combat the virus because …

Florida to monitor health of travelers from Ebola-hit countries

(Reuters) - Florida will require 21-day health monitoring of people returning to the state from Ebola-affected countries in Africa, Governor Rick Scott said, even though the state has no airports authorized to receive travelers from the three nations.<p>Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott, talks …

3 fight for lives after Washington school shooting

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Sunday night, raising the number of fatalities …

Hanged Iranian woman's final emotional message to her mother

Reyhaneh Jabbari, 26, has reportedly left a message to her mother telling her she loved her and asking for her organs to be donated, before she was executed in Iran<p>The <b>Iranian woman executed for murdering her alleged rapist</b> has reportedly left a heartbreaking message for her mother.<p>Reyhaneh Jabbari, …

US sceptical about Afghan war - poll

<b>Americans are sharply divided as to the value of the nation's intervention in Afghanistan, a new BBC poll suggests.</b><p>Fewer than half of respondents said the the conflict was worthwhile for the US.<p>Two-thirds of participants were sceptical that US involvement left the Afghan government able to defend …

Ebola outbreak: US advises against quarantine

<b>US medics returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa will be actively monitored but not placed in quarantine under new US health rules.</b><p>The federal guidelines came after a nurse was put in isolation in a tent in New Jersey, a decision condemned by UN Secretary-General Ban …

Essential Oils – For Swollen Feet

I am getting to that age now where swollen feet are becoming something I need to worry about.<p>My poor mother has feet the size of melons yet she is …

Fruit Cup Jack-o-Lantern Treats

Shares 0<p>These adorable jack-o-lantern fruit cups are a fun alternative to candy this Halloween. These are perfect for classroom parties or to keep on …

Tutorial: NFL clear vinyl tote

Tutorial: NFL clear vinyl tote<p>Like many sports organizations, the NFL has rules about the kinds of bags you can bring into their games. The NFL …

Winner: Art Without Waste 500 Upcycled and Earth-Friendly Designs

Congrats go out to Jersey Girl Designz of Jackson NJ. She is the winner of the new book Art Without Waste 500 Upcycled & Earth-Friendly Designs by …

Flashback: Paper Scrap Picture Frame

<b>By Tiffany Threadgould</b><p>Here’s a great recycling project to subscribe to – transform a few pages from an old magazine into a brand new picture frame. It takes some fancy folding work, but once you have the hang of it, you’ll have a new frame in no time!<p>Once you’ve tried your hand at magazine pages, …

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