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49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick Fined $10,000 For Wearing Beats Headphones

Well that didn't take long.<p>High-end headphone-maker Bose signed a sponsorship deal with the National Football League, which bars players from wearing any non-Bose headphones during televised broadcasts. And the first person penalized from this new rule is San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin …

Spanish Ebola patient's condition worsens, doctor says

A nurse's assistant in Spain -- the first person to contract Ebola outside Africa -- has taken a turn for the worse.<p>Dr. Yolanda Fuentes, who works at Madrid's Carlos III hospital, said Thursday that Teresa Romero Ramos' condition had worsened but declined to give further details.<p>Romero became sick …

Ebola: Spanish doctor says protective suit 'too short'

Three more health workers quarantined in Spain as doctor says his protective suit left bare skin exposed and the health of infected Spanish nurse worsens<p>The health of a Spanish nurse with Ebola worsened on Thursday as one of the doctors who initially treated her at a local hospital said the …

Spanish Ebola patient’s condition worsens as seven people are quarantined

The condition of Teresa Romero Ramos – the Spanish nurse who is the first known person to contract Ebola outside west Africa – has worsened, according to relatives.<p>On Thursday afternoon, her brother José Ramón Romero told reporters at the Carlos III hospital that her state had deteriorated and she …

Hospital Releases Details Surrounding Dallas Ebola Patient's Death

The hospital that cared for Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died on Wednesday morning at 7:51 a.m. CT, has revealed specific details surrounding his death and treatment options.<p>Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said that Duncan's heart stopped on Wednesday morning. Duncan had, …

Ebola crisis: 'British man dies of disease in Macedonia'

A British man suspected of having Ebola has died in Macedonia, and a second man is believe to be fighting the disease, officials have said.<p>A British man has died in Macedonia of suspected Ebola, Macedonian officials have said.<p>A second Briton had also shown symptoms of the virus, the official, who …

Quarantined family of Ebola victim in US left to mourn in isolation

It had been planned as a vigil, but the service quickly turned into a memorial once the news broke that Ebola had killed Eric Duncan, the virus’s first victim in the US.<p>Before his condition worsened and he died in a Dallas hospital at 7.51am local time on Wednesday, eight days after his diagnosis …

Ebola Dog Excalibur: Police and Protesters Clash in Madrid as Nurse's Pet is Euthanised

Protesters chanting "Assassins!" scuffled with police as authorities removed Excalibur, a dog owned by the Spanish nursing assistant who has …

Ebola challenge 'biggest since Aids'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1114000/1114791_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534399702_b3594a931c178f327c57f0237fcd3291<p><b>The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is unlike anything since the emergence of HIV/Aids, top US medical official Thomas Frieden has said.</b><p>A fast global …

Texas Ebola cases expose troubling contrasts and spark fears of race divide

Frisco, a prosperous and bland modern suburb 25 miles north of downtown Dallas, is normally chiefly known as the home of Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas and the RoughRiders minor league baseball team.<p>But for a time on Wednesday it was the epicentre of the rolling-news universe, as events at an …

The IMF Says The World's In A Mess - But Not Africa

The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook makes sobering reading for most of the world. Headlines have focused on the IMF’s warning that the world economy may never return to the pace of expansion it enjoyed before the global financial crisis; in the meantime, it has cut its global growth forecasts …

Ebola Patient Duncan Got 'High Level' of Care, Hospital Says

Health news<p>Thomas Eric Duncan, who died from Ebola Wednesday, got the best care possible, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said Thursday.<p>In its most complete statement yet, the hospital addresses a series of criticisms about Duncan’s care, including questions about experimental treatments.<p>“Mr. …

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WATCH: Hazmat Crew Boards Plane After Man Falsely Claims to Have Ebola

Passengers onboard US Airways Flight 845 from Philadelphia had a bit of a scare Wednesday after a passenger exclaimed midflight that he had been …

General: Expect 'Mass Migration' to U.S. if Ebola Comes to Central America

The Pentagon’s top commander in South America has warned that if Ebola surfaces in Central America or the Caribbean, there will be a stampede of …

Medical examiner: St. Louis officer shot teen 7-8 times - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Vonderrit Deondre Myers, a teenager who died in a police shooting, was struck by seven or eight bullets, St. Louis city Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Graham said Thursday night.<p>"All but one gunshot wound were to the lower extremities," Graham said. "The one fatal wound was to the …

Still no show: North Korea's Kim misses Party birthday

BEIJING — The wait continues — and the speculation mounts — after North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un failed to show up Friday for a key political anniversary in Pyongyang.<p>Kim has not been seen in public since Sept. 3, sparking rumors of a serious illness or even a coup in the highly secretive state …

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un 'has illness'

<b>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has an unspecified medical problem, state media report, after he failed to appear at a key political event.</b><p>A report on state television said on Thursday that Mr Kim, 31, was in an "uncomfortable physical condition" but gave no details.<p>Earlier, the leader was absent …

UK to introduce Ebola screening as death of Briton reported in Macedonia

Travellers arriving at Heathrow and Gatwick from west Africa are to be screened for symptoms of Ebola, Downing Street announced on Thursday night after a day of confusion over the government’s response to the virus that has claimed more than 3,800 lives.<p>People travelling from the worst-affected …

Did One Liberian Prostitute Give Ebola to Eight Soldiers?

The never-ending story of the 2014 Ebola outbreak took several new turns Monday.<p>A nurse in Spain contracted Ebola after caring for a known case; the …

The Dog is Dead—And We’ll Never Know if He Had Ebola

ROME, Italy — Excalibur, the mixed breed mutt belonging to Teresa Romero Ramos, the Spanish nurse infected with the deadly Ebola virus, is …

Ebola: More fears, more measures after first patient diagnosed in the U.S. dies

As the death of the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. sparks more fears, airports are beefing up screening for people from affected nations.<p>With developments pouring in from all corners of the world, here's what you need to know to quickly get caught up on the latest:<p><b>WEST AFRICA</b><p><b>No</b> …

What to Expect From Tesla's 'Unveil the D' Event

Elon Musk is planning a huge Tesla unveiling tonight that will draw dozens of celebrities and coverage by hundreds of media outlets.<p>The billionaire …

Ebola: How it spreads

Here are some facts about how Ebola spreads:<p>WHEN IS EBOLA CONTAGIOUS?<p>Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms …

Health Official: Ebola Could Become The Next AIDS

Madrid (AFP) - A top US health official urged swift action Thursday to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from becoming the next AIDS epidemic, while a Spanish nurse was at "serious risk" of dying.<p>Teresa Romero, 44, is "very ill and her life is at serious risk as a consequence of the virus," Madrid's …

Ebola is 'entrenched and accelerating' in West Africa

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1114000/1114791_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534570155_9fca13091b60e020f4bbe1aa2ce75201<p><b>The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Ebola is now entrenched in the capital cities of all three worst-affected countries and is</b> …