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    Here are the next steps in the Ebola crisis

    Ebola vaccine testing could start in the next few weeks, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, as health officials scramble to quell the virus that has killed more than 4,500 people. The goal is to launch vaccine trials in West Africa by January, said Dr. Marie Paule Kieny, WHO’s assistant director general for health systems and innovation. It’s not clear when vaccines could be distributed to the masses. That won’t be determined until after the testing results come in. “There […]

  • The 43-year-old Gary, Indiana, man in police custody in connection with the bodies of seven women found in Hammond and Gary has been identified as Darren Vann.

    Suspected Indiana serial killer has NC ties

    INDIANA — A man charged in the death of one woman and suspected of killing six others in Indiana reportedly has ties to North Carolina. The investigation of a man suspected in the deaths of at least seven women in northwest Indiana could expand to other states and stretch back decades, authorities said. Records show he was arrested on unspecified charges while living in Cherry Point, North Carolina, in 1993. Up to this point, Darren Deon Vann has only been […]

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    Thieves break woman’s nose, steal her purse in shocking surveillance video

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A trio of violent thieves allegedly punched a woman in the face so hard they broke her nose outside a Brooklyn liquor store then mugged her, police said Monday. The attack happened about 2:30 a.m. Oct. 2 in front of 680 Franklin Ave. in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, NYPD said. Caught by surveillance cameras, the men approached a 21-year-old woman, pushed her against a wall and punched her in the face multiple times. They threw […]

  • Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is seen at the sentencing hearing for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the high court in Pretoria, Oct. 16.

    Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for Reeva Steenkamp death

    PRETORIA, South Africa — The prosecution had asked for a minimum prison sentence of 10 years for Oscar Pistorius. After the judge’s ruling Tuesday, South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority said it has not yet decided whether to appeal Judge Thokozile Masipa’s verdict that Oscar Pistorius is not guilty of murder. He was sentenced for culpable homicide. From a globally lauded athlete to convicted killer, Oscar Pistorius’ fall from grace culminated Tuesday with a five-year sentence in the shooting death of […]

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    Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

    Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died, close friends of the family and industry colleagues told CNN on Monday. He was 82. Throughout his illustrious career, de la Renta dressed first ladies, movie stars and some of the world’s most famous brides. His creations regularly graced red carpets and his name is one of the best known both in and outside of the industry.

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    Mother wants ‘Breaking Bad’ figures removed from Toys R Us

    “Breaking Bad’s” Walter White may have cleverly dodged authorities during his career as a drug kingpin, but his action figure hasn’t dodged the wrath of a Florida mother. Susan Schrivjer, a mother from Fort Myers, launched a petition in early October to have White — and other “Breaking Bad” action figures — removed from Toys R Us. As of Monday morning, the Change.org request has received more than 2,000 signatures. In the petition, Schrivjer — who wrote the appeal under […]

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    Hannah Graham suspect indicted in 2005 assault

    FAIRFAX, Va. — As investigators are determining whether or a skull and bones discovered behind an abandoned Central Virginia home on Saturday were those of Hannah Graham, the lone suspect in her disappearance was indicted in an assault from almost a decade ago — a case that police say forensically links him to another female college student who vanished from the same area as Graham. Jesse Matthew was indicted by a grand jury in Fairfax, Virginia on Monday for the […]

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    High Point Market brings $5.4 billion into local economy

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — It’s like Fashion Week for the furniture world. Twice a year, anyone who’s anyone in furniture manufacturing and home goods gathers in North Carolina for the High Point Furniture Market. High Point, which has roughly 100,000 residents, nearly doubles in size for two weeks a year. The market hosts 75,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibitors for a week in April and then again in October. It brings $5.4 billion into the local economy — and creates over 20,000 […]

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    Here are 4 factors that may contribute to surviving Ebola virus

    There’s no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients walked away healthy while others in the West died? Dr. Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol and Dr. Rick Sacra all contracted the disease while working in Liberia — and all survived. Spanish nurse’s aide Teresa Romero Ramos got the virus while tending to stricken patients. She too lived. But like the patients above, Thomas Eric Duncan and Spanish priest Miguel Pajares also received treatment in the West. Yet, they died. While […]

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    Toyota to drivers: Replace exploding airbags

    Federal safety regulators and Toyota Motor are stepping up efforts to get car owners to bring in cars whose airbags might explode, sending metal fragments into the driver and other passengers. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that police investigating the death of a woman earlier this month discovered that the “stab-like wounds” in her neck were apparently caused by the exploding airbag. The woman, Hien Tran, died a couple of days after the accident, even though she was wearing a […]

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    Couple unintentionally grows over 1,000 tomatoes

    VERMILLION, Ohio — A Vermilion couple has somehow become master gardeners. Ron and Mandy Mittelstaedt are surprised they are still picking tomatoes this late in October. Ron’s experiment started with planting just eight tomato plants. They thought they’d get a couple hundred tomatoes. Instead, they ended up with a couple thousand. “The experiment has just exploded into results we didn’t expect,” his wife, Mandy, said. While the Big Zack variety did not live up to its name, Ron was totally […]

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    Brother and sister die in shootings blocks away from each other

    ST. LOUIS — A family is reeling from two separate murders. St. Louis Metropolitan Police say 35-year-old Margaree Dixson was shot and killed Saturday night. Her brother, 29-year-old Jermaine Jones, died at an area hospital a few hours later. He was also the victim of gunshots. Dixson’s body was found near the intersection of Lillian and Plover. Officers were called for a shooting at approximately 11:40p.m. Saturday. Police say she was shot in the head, chest, arms and hand. Witnesses […]


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