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U.S. government probes medical devices for possible cyber flaws

Jay Radcliffe displays a Medtronic Corp insulin pump at his home in Meridian, Idaho By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. ...


From Bedouin Israeli doctor to jihadist

This undated photo released by Barzilai Medical Center shows Othman Abu al-Qiyan, an Israeli Bedouin, who was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel who overcome tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern, until he joined Jihadis and found his death in Syria. Several family members said all they knew is that Abu al-Qiyan left for what he said was a vacation in Turkey with a cousin. They said Abu al-Qiyan later called them from Syria, saying he would meet them in paradise. (AP Photo) HURA, Israel (AP) — He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern.


What we don't know about 2014's political rising star

Joni Ernst There are many questions outstanding concerning Iowa GOP Senate candidate Joni Ernst.


APEC finance chiefs meet as global worries persist

The global economic recovery is beset by "downside risks", China's vice-premier told Asia-Pacific finance ministers Wednesday, a day after growth in the world's second-largest economy hit a five-year low.

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Ben Bradlee, a former Washington Post executive editor discusses about the Watergate Hotel burglary and stories for the Post at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda By Bill Trott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ben Bradlee, the hard-driving editor who reigned over the Washington Post with the style of a well-dressed swashbuckler and the profane vocabulary of a dockworker as the newspaper helped topple President Richard Nixon, died on Tuesday aged 93. Bradlee's death at his Washington home of natural causes was announced by the Post, which reported late last month that he had begun hospice care after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years. ...


APEC finance ministers meeting in Beijing amid concerns over regional slowdown

Asia Pacific finance ministers are meeting Wednesday in Beijing to consider coordinated responses amid concerns over a slowdown in the regional economy highlighted by lower Chinese growth figures.

U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

Prescreening is done on a passenger arriving from Sierra Leone at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago By Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus. Restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea were announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and due to go into effect on Wednesday. The precautions stop well short of the travel ban sought by some U.S. lawmakers to prevent more Ebola cases in the United States. ...


Soldier run over in Quebec parking lot by suspected jihadi has died

The assailant, who was fatally shot by police in the incident on Monday, ran over two Canadian soldiers with his car in a Quebec parking lot Ottawa (AFP) - Canada has raised its national "terrorism" alert, officials said, after a soldier run over by a suspected jihadist died in hospital.


APEC finance ministers meeting in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Asia Pacific finance ministers are meeting Wednesday in Beijing to consider coordinated responses amid concerns over a slowdown in the regional economy highlighted by lower Chinese growth figures.

CDC debuts new safety steps in Ebola training for thousands

NYC Health Workers Attend Mass Ebola Training Thousands of New York City health-care workers — from nurses to janitors — learned how to safely put on and take off a full suit of protective equipment to treat a patient with Ebola at an upbeat Centers for Disease Control and Prevention event in Manhattan Tuesday morning.


Indiana man was violent long before 7 killings

Hammond Police Chief John Doughty fields questions at a news conference in Hammond, Ind. regarding the bodies of seven women found over the weekend in nearby Gary, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Police investigating the slayings said it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect, 43-year-old Darren Vann, of Gary, has told them his victims might go back 20 years. (AP Photo/The Times, John J. Watkins) MANDATORY CREDIT; CHICAGO LOCALS OUT; GARY OUT GARY, Ind. (AP) — With hindsight, there were signs years ago of increasing violence against women by Darren Vann, who police said Tuesday has confessed to killing seven women in northwestern Indiana.


Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Ben Bradlee In a charmed life of newspapering, Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.


The Ben Bradlee mystique

FILE - In this June 21, 1971 file photo, Washington Post Executive Director Ben Bradlee and Post Publisher Katharine Graham leave U.S. District Court in Washington. Bradlee died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, according to the Washington Post. (AP Photo, File) The famed Washington Post editor was a one-of-a kind newsman from an age gone by.


Hospital: American video journalist free of Ebola

Cameraman infected with Ebola relieved to be back in U.S. American video journalist Ashoka Mukpo will be released from the hospital soon, officials say.


Very bad news for McDonald's

McDonald’s Begins Online Campaign To Dispel Food Ingredient Rumors The fast food giant posted huge disappointments that should have stockholders reeling.


Exeter Finance Corp. Announces Leadership Transition

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Exeter Finance Corp. today announced that Thomas Anderson, a financial services industry veteran, has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective November 3, 2014. Mark Floyd, who has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2010, will continue to serve on the Board of Directors and work with Mr. Anderson to ensure a smooth transition. Thomas ...

Snowplow driver drunk in plane collision that killed oil CEO

The CEO of French oil giant Total Christophe de Margerie, died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport late Monday when the private jet he was using struck a snowplough on takeoff Moscow (AFP) - Russian investigators on Tuesday accused senior airport officials of criminal negligence over a plane crash at a Moscow airport that killed the head of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, whose private jet hit a snowplough on takeoff.


Ebola nurse's status upgraded to good from fair

Staff members of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital gather outside the emergency room to show support for fellow nurse Nina Pham, in Dallas NEW YORK (Reuters) - The medical status of nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola when she helped treat the first patient to be diagnosed with the disease on U.S. soil, was upgraded to good from fair on Tuesday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced. Pham was admitted to the NIH Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit in Bethesda, Maryland, on Oct. 16. (Reporting by Sharon Begley)


Massive finds off coast of North Carolina

Sonar images of an American merchant tanker the "Bluefields" Washington (AFP) - Two sunken ships from World War II -- a German U-boat and an American merchant vessel -- have been found deep in the ocean off the coast of North Carolina, officials said Tuesday.


Doctor gets emotional recounting Ebola patient's final days

Ebola doctor Gary Weinstein (screen shot) Dallas doctor Gary Weinstein describes Texas Health Presbyterian's efforts to care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the country's first Ebola patient.


Horizon Technology Finance to Announce Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Horizon Technology Finance Corporation , a leading specialty finance company that provides capital in the form of secured loans to venture capital backed companies in the technology, life science, healthcare ...

Pistorius gets sentenced

Oscar Pistorius sits in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius will finally learn his fate when judge Thokozile Masipais is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool) A South African judge sentences the runner for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again

A member of the Iraqi security force searches a man at a checkpoint in Ramadi In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq’s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad.


NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

A pilot climbs from a Canadian Air Force F-18 Hornet at Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.


North Korea's big move on captured American

FILE- In this Sept. 1, 2014, file photo, Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea, speaks to The Associated Press, in Pyongyang, North Korea. Fowle, detained since May and charged with "anti-state" crimes there, has lost his job in Ohio. The city of Moraine, Ohio decision to terminate the 56-year-old's job effective Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, includes severance pay and reinstatement ability. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.


VOLTA FINANCE - ANNUAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTS FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDED 31 JULY 2014

NOT FOR RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES ***** Guernsey , 21 October 2014 - Volta Finance Limited has published its results for the financial year ...

Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

New Ebola Screening Procedures At Dulles Airport Take Effect Everyone coming to the U.S. from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease.


Stone in Jerusalem may answer ancient mystery

A stone bearing an ancient Latin inscription is displayed for the media outside Rockefeller Archaeological Museum in Jerusalem JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment.


Eric Frein sightings: How 'wilderness ninja' has outfoxed 1,000 cops

FBI agents prepare to patrol the woods on Lower Swiftwater Road on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, during a massive manhunt for killer Eric Frein in Swiftwater, Pa. (AP Photo / The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys) Two fresh sightings of alleged sniper Eric Frein has resulted in more closed public schools in northern Pennsylvania.


Purple Heart medal, lost 20 years, finds way home

Purple Heart MANLIUS, N.Y. (AP) — A Purple Heart medal posthumously awarded to a New York soldier killed in Vietnam is being returned to his family about two decades after it was found on a school playground.


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