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Why Ebola Is Such A Uniquely Terrible Virus

In its struggle to beat back the virus, your immune system's reaction ravages the rest of your body, leaving your blood vessels weak and leaky.<p>Soon, blood and plasma start pushing through, sometimes coming out of your pores and every orifice.<p>But long before the body begins to fail — around the time …

Disease

Perry cuts short Europe trip amid Ebola scare

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is cutting short an economic development trip through Europe to return home as officials in his state work to stop the spread of Ebola.<p>He'd originally been scheduled to return Sunday, but Perry spokesman Felix Browne told CNN the three-term Republican governor will now fly …

More Than 350,000 Customers Have Asked AT&T for a Refund After Bogus Charges

Hundreds of thousands of AT&T customers have requested refunds for bogus cell phone charges since the telco reached a settlement with the Federal …

Kent State Relatives of Ebola Nurse Told to Stay Away

The Ebola-infected nurse who flew from Dallas to Ohio has three relatives who work at Kent State University but did not visit the campus during her visit, officials said Wednesday. A university spokesman said no one from the school had been quarantined but the relatives are being asked to stay off …

After A Month Of Silence, We Finally Know What Happened To Emory's 3rd Ebola Patient

When Dr. Kent Brantly and another American healthcare worker, Nancy Writebol, contracted Ebola in Liberia and were evacuated to Emory University Hospital for treatment, Americans watched closely and celebrated their eventual release.<p>But when a third Ebola patient — a World Health Organization …

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Texas College Rejects Nigerian Applicants, Cites Ebola Cases

At least two students from Nigeria who applied to a Texas college were told they wouldn't be admitted because of Ebola.<p>Kamorudeen Abidogun, a Texas man originally from Nigeria, said he received two letters from Navarro College, a two-year community college with a campus about 58 miles from Dallas. …

White House Says We Shouldn't Be 'Pointing Fingers' On Ebola

"What's evident I think of this president's leadership style is that he's focused on solving problems — that pointing fingers of blame will not be constructive here," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during a media briefing. "That's why the president's focused on results and that's why …

The White House

Spanish woman would treat Ebola victims again

The Spanish nurse's assistant who contracted Ebola after treating a patient with the deadly virus is feeling a little better and says she would treat Ebola patients again if she is cured, a family friend and spokeswoman said Wednesday.<p>Teresa Romero Ramos is being treated at the Carlos III Hospital …

Zoe Saldana Is Expecting Twin Boys!

Zoe Saldana’s family is about to grow by two! The gorgeous actress and her husband, Marco Perego, are expecting twin boys, <i>People</i> reports.<p>Although the …

Beyoncé Serves up a Lesson in Mismatched Prints

There are few looks that <b>Beyoncé</b> hasn’t experimented with, but spotted out earlier today in London, the pop superstar cut a lean figure in mismatched prints—a top by Generation Love and skirt by CFDA/<i>Vogue</i> Fashion Fund finalist <b>Tanya Taylor.</b> The magic trick to Queen Bey’s styling? She kept the …

Tyron Smith heads for MRI after ankle trouble in practice

Getty Images<p>Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith became the first offensive lineman in many moons to win a conference offensive player of the week when he …

Kansas City Chiefs vs San Diego Chargers: Breaking Down San Diego's Game Plan

The San Diego Chargers face the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7, a game they cannot take lightly after nearly falling to the winless Oakland Raiders. Two keys to the game, one on each side of the ball, will determine San Diego’s fate.<p>The Chargers (5-1) have been taking care of business throughout the …

Cowboys Run of Success Could Make Maligned Jerry Jones League's Top Executive

IRVING, Texas—As the NFL is coming to terms with the Dallas Cowboys' surprising 5-1 start and new-found status as a legitimate Super Bowl contender, you might as well start wrapping your mind around something else.<p>It’s something possibly bolder and even more shocking. Consider owner/general manager …

NFL picks, Week 7: Broncos expected to roll over 49ers

Can the Cowboys continue their surge with a victory over the Giants? Will the Raiders or Jaguars ever get a win? SB Nation's expert panel weighs in with their picks for Week 7.<p>We are more than one-third of the way through the NFL season, yet it feels like we haven't learned anything since Week 1. …

Garrett: Joseph Randle to be fined

IRVING, Texas -- Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said backup running back Joseph Randle will be fined significantly for being arrested for …

Bengals Player Fined $25,000 For Dirty Ankle Twists After Tackles

After several complaints that Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was twisting players' ankles after they were already tackled during the Panthers-Bengals tie on Sunday, the league is fining Burfict $25,000.<p>Panthers tight end Greg Olsen first went public with Burfict's actions on Sunday, claiming …

Football (U.S.)

WHO: Ebola spread in Western Pacific would have 'huge consequences' | DW | 15.10.2014

The region comprises thirty-seven countries and areas including, Australia, China, New Zealand, parts of Southeast Asia and the Pacific island …

Here's What We Should Learn From Nigeria's Incredible Effort To Shut Down Ebola

Americans need only look to Nigeria to calm their fears about an Ebola outbreak in the US.<p>Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, can provide a "hopeful roadmap to overall containment," NBC News noted in a recent report.<p>Nigeria is much closer to the epicenter of the outbreak than the US is, …

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Isil carried out massacres and mass sexual enslavement of Yazidis, UN confirms

Up to 5,000 Yazidis men shot in cold blood and 5-7,000 women held by Isil, researchers say<p>Thousands of men from the colourful but besieged Yazidi minority in Iraq were murdered in cold blood in scenes reminiscent of the Bosnian Srebrenica massacre when Islamic State jihadists swept through in …

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Donate $25 Million To Fight Ebola

Facebook founder <b>Mark Zuckerberg</b> (pictured right) and his wife <b>Priscilla</b> <b>Chan</b> (pictured) announced Tuesday that they are donating $25 million to the …