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New Jersey boy's death is 1st linked directly to enterovirus: CNN

(Reuters) - A New Jersey boy who went to bed last month in seemingly good health and died in his sleep is the first fatality linked directly to a strain of enterovirus that has infected more than 500 people, a local medical official said on Sunday.<p>The 4-year-old boy, identified as Eli Waller of …

Hikers killed by Japanese volcano left poignant pictures of final moments

More than 50 people died when Mount Ontake, a popular hiking destination in central Japan, erupted without warning on 27 September in the country’s deadliest volcanic eruption since World War II.<p>Most were between 30 and 59 years old, and lived within a few hours’ drive or train ride from the …

'They came back with white masks': CDC responds to sick passenger on flight

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Saturday quarantined an international flight in New Jersey after a passenger became ill on the plane, authorities said.<p>United Airlines Flight 998 from Brussels, Belgium, touched down at Newark Liberty International Airport at 12:15 p.m.<p>CDC …

15 people, many teenagers, wounded in Miami nightclub shooting

Fifteen people, many of them teenagers and some as young as 11, were shot early Sunday morning at a Miami nightclub, Miami-Dade police reported.<p>Police spokeswoman Frederica Burden said the victims ranged in age from 11 to 25 and were taken to area hospitals.<p>Several victims were released from …

Patient exposed to Ebola to be treated at Maryland clinic

The National Institutes of Health announced Saturday it expects to admit a patient exposed to the<p>Ebola virusin the "coming days."<p>The patient is an American doctor who was exposed to the virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone, according to a statement from the NIH.<p>Health officials did not release …

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Suspect arrested in connection with disappearance of Arkansas real estate agent

Authorities have arrested a man wanted in connection with the disappearance of an Arkansas real estate agent, who was last seen Thursday after going to show a home.<p>The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office said Little Rock police arrested 33-year-old Aaron Michael Lewis on Monday morning. Lewis was named …

At least 36 presumed dead as recovery of bodies halted at Japanese volcano

Five more bodies were found near the summit of a Japanese volcano on Monday, bringing the total presumed dead to 36, police said, as toxic gases and ash from the still-erupting mountain forced rescue workers to halt efforts to recover the victims.<p>Eight more bodies were airlifted off Mount Ontake …

On Japan's Mt. Ontake volcano, a perfect day turns deadly for hikers

It was a perfect fall weekend, with sunny skies and the prospect of colorful autumn foliage. Hundreds of people flocked to Mt. Ontake in central Japan, planning to hike to its volcanic summit.<p>At 11:52 a.m. Saturday, authorities said, Mt. Ontake erupted without warning, spewing smoke and ash and, …

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Volcano Rescue on Japan's Mt. Ontake Halted Due to Toxic Gases

TOKYO — The death toll after volcano erupted in Japan rose to at least 36 on Monday after rescuers found five more bodies on the ash-covered mountain, police said. The discovery came just before the 540 emergency service personnel were forced to abandon 10,062-foot Mt. Ontake because of the high …

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Arrest made after Arkansas real estate agent vanishes on job

A manhunt for a 33-year-old sought in the disappearance of an Arkansas real estate agent ended with his arrest Monday, police say.<p>The Little Rock Police Department arrested Arron Lewis, of Jacksonville, Arkansas, after an arrest warrant issued Sunday said he was charged with kidnapping. The warrant …

Virginia police say missing student case linked to 2009 disappearance

Police say the investigation into the case of a missing University of Virginia student has turned up a lead in the 2009 disappearance and death of another young woman.<p>Virginia state police said in a written statement Monday that the arrest of 32-year-old Jesse Matthew Jr provided a forensic link …

Japanese volcano: eruption among world's deadliest in 20 years

Death toll from Mount Ontake eruption in Japan rises to 36, putting it among the deadliest volcanic eruptions<p>Five more bodies were found near the summit of a Japanese volcano on Monday, bringing the total presumed dead to 36, police said.<p>The death toll puts the eruption among the deadliest of the …

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