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Virus poses particular danger to kids with asthma; cases in 12 states

A rare virus that threatens respiratory systems has sickened hundreds children in Kansas City, Mo., and and Chicago and could be responsible for far more cases in about a dozen states, national health officials said Monday.<p>The virus, known as Enterovirus D68, is a rare form of the virus normally …

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CNN poll finds majority of Americans alarmed by ISIS

Americans are increasingly concerned that ISIS represents a direct terror threat, fearful that ISIS agents are living in the United States, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll. Most now support military action against the terrorist group.<p>Seven in 10 Americans believe ISIS has the …

Virus hitting the U.S. could be 'tip of iceberg,' CDC official says

A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals throughout the Midwest and beyond, health officials say.<p>The unusually high number of hospitalizations reported could be "just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases," said Mark Pallansch, a virologist and director of the …

Seattle woman says drone seemed to be spying on her

A Seattle woman claimed an unmanned drone seemed to be acting like a peeping Tom outside her window Sunday, and now police are wondering if the drone's pilots broke any laws.<p>The woman noticed an unmanned aerial drone floating outside her downtown apartment window Sunday morning, according to a …

College employees need more sexual assault training, audit finds

Four California public universities do not do an adequate job of training employees who can respond to initial allegations of sexual harassment and violence, according to a state report released Tuesday.<p>Auditors examined policies and practices at UC Berkeley, UCLA, Cal State Chico and San Diego …