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

    10/20/2014 5:33:20 PM PDT · by bgill · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | Lauren F. Friedman
    A patient who was transported to Emory University Hospital on Sept. 9 with Ebola virus disease was discharged from the hospital on Oct. 19, 2014. In coordination with the CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health, the patient was determined to be free of virus and to pose no public health threat. The patient has asked to remain anonymous and left the hospital for an undisclosed location. He will make a statement at a later date.
  • Plans in place to make new hospital primary Ebola facility (TX)

    10/19/2014 8:38:25 PM PDT · by bgill · 27 replies
    wfaa ^ | Oct. 19, 2014 | David Schechter
    <p>To pick up the load, he says Parkland Hospital will now stand up a Go Team, including 50 medical specialists who can assist at any local hospital.</p> <p>There are also plans to identify a new hospital as the primary Ebola facility as soon as tomorrow. Back at Presbyterian, the health care workers enter another week of closely monitoring their temperatures for any signs of fever -- a symptom of Ebola.</p>
  • Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

    10/19/2014 12:14:07 PM PDT · by bgill · 70 replies
    yahoo via AP ^ | Oct. 19, 2014 | Emily Schmall
    Troh plans to partially recover financially with a book written about her life, from growing up in Liberia, meeting Duncan in a refugee camp in Ivory Coast, Duncan's years-long quest to come to America to be reunited with his girlfriend and their 19-year-old son, and his death in an isolation ward. "It will be a love story," she said.
  • Second Ebola nurse, Amber Vinson, 'felt funny' while in Ohio, CDC says

    10/17/2014 11:30:50 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    yahoo ^ | Oct. 17, 2014 | Dylan Stableford
    A Texas nurse who has Ebola indicated she "felt funny" and spent extra time resting during a visit to Ohio in the days before she was diagnosed in Dallas, a CDC official said Friday... "I would never have known that she was ill," Younker said. "There was no coughing, sneezing — nothing like that."... Dr. Chris Braden of the CDC told reporters. "But some more information that’s come through recently, we can’t rule out that she might have had the start of her illness Friday.
  • Breaking News: Patient with Ebola-Like Symptoms at BSA Hospital

    10/15/2014 4:42:53 PM PDT · by bgill · 34 replies
    KFDA CBS Channel 10 ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 | KFDA
    Amarillo TX- A patient showing Ebola like symptoms is currently in isolation at Baptist Saint Anthony's Hospital. The patient went to BSA Hospital at around 4:00 PM today. While he was there, he went through screening and the patient says he had been in contact with someone who had recently traveled to Africa. A healthcare worker is also in isolation.
  • Nurses' union slams Texas hospital for lack of Ebola protocol

    10/15/2014 7:36:17 AM PDT · by bgill · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 | Catherine E. Shoichet
    On the day that Duncan was admitted to the hospital with possible Ebola symptoms, he was "left for several hours, not in isolation, in an area where other patients were present," ... After expressing concerns that their necks were exposed even as they wore protective gear, the nurses were told to wrap their necks with medical tape, the union says... "There was no one to pick up hazardous waste as it piled to the ceiling," Burger said.
  • WHO: 10,000 new Ebola cases per week could be seen

    10/14/2014 5:52:07 AM PDT · by bgill · 55 replies
    AP via yahoo ^ | Oct. 14, 2014 | AP
    A World Health Organization official says there could be up to 10,000 new cases of Ebola per week within two months.
  • Judge blocks disposal of Ebola victim’s burned belongings in Louisiana

    10/13/2014 8:05:09 PM PDT · by bgill · 49 replies
    Dallas Morning News via LATimes ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Kurtis Lee
    District Judge Bob Downing issued the injunction Monday afternoon after state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell requested a temporary order to keep the incinerated items out of Louisiana. In a statement late Sunday, Caldwell cited reports that “six truckloads” of items from the Texas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying were set to be dumped at a Louisiana landfill after being burned at a Veolia Environmental Services plant in Port Arthur, Texas. Duncan fell ill with Ebola in Texas and died Wednesday.
  • BLOG: Updates on Ebola (Dallas WFAA, A Gannett Company)

    10/13/2014 5:00:28 PM PDT · by bgill · 51 replies
    WFAA, A Gannett Company ^ | Oct. 13, 2014 | Gannett
    <p>Gannett doesn't allow their articles to be posted to FR.</p>
  • Liberia health workers' strike on Monday could hurt Ebola efforts

    10/12/2014 4:37:45 PM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 12, 2014 | James Harding Giahyue
    Thousands of Liberian healthcare workers are set to begin an indefinite strike at midnight on Monday which could undermine the country's effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus and leave several hundred patients without care. Health workers in the West African nation threatened to abandon hundreds of patients in Ebola treatment units, clinics and hospitals if demands for better incentives, working conditions and protective equipment were not met.
  • Could Ebola Affect Chocolate Supplies?

    10/11/2014 12:47:00 PM PDT · by bgill · 37 replies
    Newsplex ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | CBS MoneyWatch
    West Africa produces nearly three-quarters of the world's cocoa -- with the nations of Ivory Coast and Ghana responsible for 60 percent of that supply. And while Ebola has not yet appeared in those two nations, their proximity to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone -- the current epicenters of the Ebola outbreak -- have led to concerns that any continued spread of the disease could also cause a major disruption in cocoa production, and another spike in world cocoa prices.
  • Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev allegedly knew of brother's role in 2011 murders

    10/11/2014 12:30:23 PM PDT · by bgill · 10 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Oct. 11, 2014 | Holly Bailey
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s attorneys, who appear to be crafting a defense based around casting the older brother as a bullying mastermind of the Boston operation, renewed their push for evidence on Friday arguing the government had previously said the case was “might be relevant if Dzhokhar were aware of it.” They then pointed to a letter they received from prosecutors on Aug. 15, 2014, saying the government had a witness prepared to testify that “Dzhokhar had such an awareness.” The developments come just days before both sides are scheduled to release their initial list of witnesses in the bombings trial, which...
  • Creepy burglar lurks as people sleep, apologizing before leaving

    10/09/2014 10:30:29 AM PDT · by bgill · 12 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 9, 2014 | Susan Tran, WHDH
    A creepy crime in one Boston suburb has police unsettled: a burglar who breaks in while people inside are sleeping — and then waits for them to wake up. He’s a creepy burglar accused of breaking into homes in the middle of the night. Police say he ends up in peoples’ bedrooms — lurking and watching — until the person wakes up. Then, police say he apologizes before taking off.
  • NYC man cleared after being hospitalized for symptoms of Ebola

    10/08/2014 4:37:47 PM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | Kirstan Conley
    A Harlem man showing Ebola-like symptoms was taken to Bellevue Hospital on Wednesday, sources told The Post. The 31-year-old, who had recently visited Nigeria, was later cleared by doctors after a battery of tests, sources said.
  • Plane Lands at MAF, Paramedics Discussing Ebola Symptoms (Texas)

    10/08/2014 1:31:38 PM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    CBS7 ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | staff
    "At this point we are considering it not to be Ebola but we never want to rule anything completely out. It's highly unlikely that it is Ebola," Bustilloz said. The female passenger travelled from Istanbul Turkey through London to Dallas Fort Worth where 2791 departed to Midland. The 69 passengers are all being tracked and were told to look out for symptoms although they were released.
  • Decontamination Complete

    10/07/2014 9:33:16 AM PDT · by bgill · 43 replies
    WBAP ^ | Oct. 7, 2014 | AP
    About 140 barrels were filled with items taken from the unit at the Ivy apartments on Fair Oaks. Most of the material will be destroyed.
  • Jesse Jackson in Dallas to address Ebola scare

    10/07/2014 8:18:17 AM PDT · by bgill · 37 replies
    WFAA ^ | Oct. 7, 2014 | Jenny Doren
    While Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan remains in critical condition, Civil Rights Activist Rev. Jesse Jackson has arrived in Texas to address the virus scare and "seek the best humanitarian relief." Jackson, whose plane landed around 8:45 a.m., is expected to meet with pastors and community leaders in Oak Cliff at 11 a.m. In the afternoon he will meet with Duncan's doctors and then his family members.
  • Ebola patient in Dallas struggling to survive, says CDC head

    10/05/2014 3:35:39 PM PDT · by bgill · 107 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | Oct. 5, 2014 | Lisa Maria Garza
    When asked on Sunday if the United States should suspend flights to and from affected countries or impose a visa ban on travelers from those countries, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said "absolutely not." "When you start closing off countries like that, there is a real danger of making things worse," Fauci said on "Fox News Sunday." "You can cause unrest in the country," he said. "It’s conceivable that governments could fall if you just isolate them completely."
  • Health officials: 'Extremely unlikely' Kansas City patient has Ebola

    10/05/2014 9:26:44 AM PDT · by bgill · 20 replies
    KCTV5 ^ | Oct. 5, 2014 | Chris Oberholtz
    The Kansas City Health Department said they are monitoring and keeping a close eye on a patient who may have contracted a contagious virus. Spokesman Jeff Hershberger said it is extremely unlikely that this person has Ebola because of their travel history and lack of symptoms. It is unknown at this time what the patient is suffering from or if anyone else is sick.
  • Vomiting passenger cleared of Ebola after CDC investigation at Newark Airport

    10/04/2014 11:24:42 AM PDT · by bgill · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Oct. 4, 2014 | Nichole Hensley
    Two passengers — a father and daughter — believed to be from Libera were removed from the flight of 255 passengers from Belgium after exhibiting signs of the deadly Ebola virus during the seven hour flight, WNYW-TV reported. The remaining passengers were under quarantine on the Boeing 777 at Gate B54 after landing at about noon, according to FlightAware’s activity log, while waiting for a team of Center for Disease Control officials to examine the sick traveler.
  • Family That Hosted Ebola Patient Confined to Home

    10/03/2014 6:50:27 AM PDT · by bgill · 31 replies
    ABC ^ | Oct. 3, 2012 | Nomaan Merchant, AP
    This Oct. 2, 2014 photo shows a copy of a passenger health screening form filled out by Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, which was obtained by the Associated Press from the Liberia Airport Authority. Liberia plans to prosecute Duncan, who brought Ebola into the U.S., alleging that he lied on a health questionnaire about not having any contact with an infected person, authorities said Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.
  • Man tells of Dallas Ebola patient’s decline

    10/03/2014 6:37:53 AM PDT · by bgill · 71 replies
    FOX ^ | Oct. 3, 2014 | Wall Street Journal
    Joe Joe Jallah said he met the man diagnosed with Ebola, Thomas Eric Duncan, last week when visiting Jallah’s former wife, Louise Troh, the same woman Duncan had come to see in the U.S... Jallah left to go to work, but returned the next day after his daughter, who lives with Troh, called, sounding frantic, saying that Duncan was still ill.
  • Hawaii Department of Health rules out Ebola in Honolulu patient

    10/02/2014 8:05:59 PM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    khon2.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | Kristine Uyeno
    The Hawaii Department of Health has ruled out Ebola in a Honolulu patient. The patient was in isolation and undergoing testing at Queen’s Medical Center.
  • Richardson students removed from class after contact with Ebola patient

    10/02/2014 3:45:33 PM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    WFAA ^ | Oct. 2, 2014 | WFAA staff
    Three siblings were taken out of class at Richardson's Wallace Elementary School and evaluated after Dallas County Health and Human Services told the school they came into contact with a man who has Ebola.
  • Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister appears in court for alleged bomb threat

    09/30/2014 10:37:20 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Sept. 30, 2014 | Holly Bailey
    It was an altercation that likely would have been buried in the reams of other ugly domestic disputes in New York. Except the accused was Ailina Tsarnaeva, the 24-year-old sister of alleged Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. And, according to police, she allegedly threatened the other woman by telling her, “I have people. I know people that can put a bomb where you live.”
  • US doctor exposed to Ebola virus admitted to NIH (a 5th one)

    09/28/2014 4:45:08 PM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Sept. 28, 2014 | AP
    An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation's capital. The patient, who was not identified, arrived at NIH's Clinical Center about 4 p.m., NIH said in a statement on its website.
  • Fired Muslim who beheaded female colleague after losing his job in argument over stoning women

    09/27/2014 2:34:20 PM PDT · by bgill · 72 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept. 27, 2014 | Lydia Warren et al
    The Muslim convert who allegedly beheaded a female co-worker was arguing with his colleagues about whether it is acceptable to stone women to death the day he launched his attack, it has been claimed. Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, was trying to convince workers that Islam teaches that the punishment is acceptable on Thursday, shortly before he was fired from his job at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma, according to local media.
  • 'We are in your cities': Alleged ISIS terrorists threaten U.S. via Twitter; FBI orders police to be

    08/23/2014 4:16:04 PM PDT · by bgill · 43 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | August 23, 2014 | Meg Wagner
    Title shortened to fit. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin Friday urging all local officials to be on the lookout for possible ISIS threats and homegrown terror. The bulletin said there are currently no "specific, credible threats against the Homeland," but still warned law enforcement officials to be on high alert, especially after the terrorist group beheaded kidnapped American journalist James Foley earlier this week, ABC News reported.
  • Rick Perry - live stream

    08/19/2014 3:18:38 PM PDT · by bgill · 13 replies
    Live stream after turning himself in.
  • Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power for carrying out threat to veto prosecutors' funds

    08/15/2014 3:57:33 PM PDT · by bgill · 256 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | August 15, 2014 | WILL WEISSERT
    The Republican governor is accused of abusing his official powers by publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit at the Travis County District Attorney's office. He was indicted by an Austin grand jury Friday.
  • San Marcos Downsizing Trash Carts

    08/01/2014 7:30:38 AM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    keye ^ | July 31, 2014 | Bettie Cross
    The City of San Marcos is downsizing. It's reducing the size of its trash carts by 30 gallons to cut back on the amount of garbage being dumped at landfills... San Marcos customers will be put to the test October 1.That's when the older trash carts will be replaced by the new smaller ones. Customers who want to keep the bigger carts will have to pay at least $3 more a month.
  • Body of child found in wheel well of US military plane

    07/29/2014 4:28:40 PM PDT · by bgill · 33 replies
    ABC via kvue ^ | July 29, 2014 | ABC
    The body of a male adolescent was found Sunday night in the wheel-well of a U.S. Air Force C-130 at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany after the plane had arrived from a flight that originated in Mali... The aircraft had made one other stop in Africa and another in Sigonella, Italy, before arriving at Ramstein, Kirby said. It's unclear whether this child was a stowaway or where the child had boarded the plane.
  • Local Church Sends Carloads Of Donations (TX)

    07/27/2014 3:41:47 PM PDT · by bgill · 12 replies
    keyetv.com ^ | July 27, 2014 | keyetv.com
    Dozens of volunteers packed up several cars filled with everything from food and diapers to clothing. With thousands of children at the border, Reverend Lisa Saunders says these items are in short supply.
  • Intelligence expert: Arrests of 2 terror suspects no coincidence (TX)

    06/19/2014 4:32:28 PM PDT · by bgill · 2 replies
    KVUE ^ | June 19, 2014 | Shelton Green
    University of Texas at Austin student Rahatul Kahn and Michael Wolfe, both 23, were arrested Wednesday by the Central Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force. Kahn was arrested at his parents' Round Rock home. Wolfe was arrested at a Houston airport with his family. Authorities said Wolfe tried to board a plane to Canada with his family.
  • Burnet County (TX) couple (whole family) unhurt in tornado: ‘I felt the house being lifted’

    06/13/2014 6:33:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 15 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | June 13, 2014 | Claire Osborn
    While he and his sister, 13-year-old Elizabeth, huddled in the bathtub, his parents — Trent Ashworth and Stacie Ashworth — clung to the side of the tub with the mattress thrown over them. The house started to shake and the lights went out, said Elizabeth Ashworth. “I felt the house being lifted,” she said. Everyone in the bathroom was praying by this time.
  • Painful and rapid spread of new virus in Caribbean

    05/22/2014 3:34:16 PM PDT · by bgill · 28 replies
    AP via Yahoo.com ^ | May 22, 2014 | EZEQUIEL ABIU LOPEZ
    Outbreaks of the virus have long made people miserable in Africa and Asia. But it is new to the Caribbean, with the first locally transmitted case documented in December in French St. Martin, likely brought in by an infected air traveler. Health officials are now working feverishly to educate the public about the illness, knock down the mosquito population, and deal with an onslaught of cases.
  • UFO Spotters Are Very Excited About This Suspicious NASA Photo from Mars

    04/08/2014 11:07:51 AM PDT · by bgill · 55 replies
    The Wire ^ | April 8, 2014 | Abby Ohlheiser
    An image transmitted from Mars to Earth by NASA's Curiosity rover has some alien enthusiasts seeing the (artificial) light about the possibility of life on Mars... The Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Justin Maki explained what NASA thinks is behind the mysterious light. "We think it's either a vent-hole light leak or a glinty rock,"
  • White House losing pastry chef Bill Yosses in June

    03/19/2014 8:45:34 AM PDT · by bgill · 24 replies
    AP via Quincy Herald-Whig ^ | Mar 18, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    The executive pastry chef has given notice that he's leaving the White House in June after more than seven years of dessert-making. He plans to move to New York to teach about eating healthier, and join his husband... Yosses has said he was dubbed "The Crust Master" by President Barack Obama, who had a weakness for just about any fruit pie the chef turned out. Last Thanksgiving, for example, the Obama family and guests had their choice of six varieties of Yosses' pies - huckleberry, pecan, chocolate cream, sweet potato, banana cream or coconut cream. At Christmas, the roughly 300-pound...
  • Affidavit: Women were waterboarded, beaten in home (TX)

    03/13/2014 1:47:26 PM PDT · by bgill · 5 replies
    KXAN ^ | March 13, 2014 | Chris Sadeghi
    “We could tell there were some horrific assaults going on in that house,” said Chief Paul Nelson. An arrest warrant provided new details about the alleged torture of two women that included waterboarding, two-hour long beatings, and forced sex. One of the women, 29-year-old Rebecca Schaller, was found dead inside the home on January 28. When officers responded to the home at 715 Pierce, they said none of the eight adults or six children at the home seemed concerned Rebecca was lying dead on a bedroom couch.
  • Police: 3 Arrested For Burnet Kidnapping That Lasted 1 Year (TX)

    03/12/2014 7:10:43 PM PDT · by bgill · 6 replies
    KEYE ^ | March 12, 2014 | Rachel Kent
    Burnet police say after a two-month investigation they've arrested three people involved in the year-long kidnapping of an adult woman. Police say Charlotte Elaine Arms (pictured left), 45, Thomas Allon Simon (pictured right), 31, and Walker Wayne Shapland, 24, have been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a family member, both first degree felonies, and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury on a family member, a second degree felony. And more sick gory details at http://kxan.com/2014/03/12/affidavit-women-were-waterboarded-sexually-assaulted-in-home/ - According to the sister’s statement to police, Arms and Shapland would abuse the two sisters, using...
  • What's up with yahoo.com's two women gender signs?

    03/08/2014 4:42:38 AM PST · by bgill · 34 replies
    March 8, 2014 | vanity
    All I can figure is the two o's at yahoo.com's homepage is supporting lesbians.
  • Every single satellite orbiting Earth, in a single image

    03/07/2014 1:33:33 PM PST · by bgill · 39 replies
    BGR via yahoo ^ | March 6, 2014 | Zach Epstein
    Cell phones and in-dash navigation systems rely on GPS satellites, Dish and DirecTV obviously use satellite feeds, and satellite communications systems offered by the likes of Inmarsat and Iridium continue to proliferate across various industries. Just how crowded is it getting up there above the Earth’s atmosphere?
  • Nepal to force Everest climbers to collect rubbish

    03/03/2014 7:17:57 AM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    Relaxnews ^ | March 3, 2014 | unknown
    "The government has decided in order to clean up Mount Everest, each member of an expedition must bring back at least eight kilos of garbage, apart from their own trash," he said... Decades of mountaineering have taken a toll on the peak, which is strewn with rubbish from past expeditions, including oxygen cylinders, human waste and even climbers' bodies, which do not decompose in the extreme cold.
  • Woman receives FedEx box of strangers' sensitive documents

    02/28/2014 4:30:04 PM PST · by bgill · 5 replies
    the sideshow ^ | Feb. 28, 2014 | Mike Krumboltz
    A woman says she got a box of papers [medical records] she should not have gotten. The company on the return label says it didn't send the documents. The shipping company says they do what the label says. Still, somebody must have sent the box. But who? And why?
  • Man arrested for DWI after testing negative on breath, blood tests

    02/25/2014 6:53:55 AM PST · by bgill · 39 replies
    KVUE.com ^ | Feb. 24, 2014 | TONY PLOHETSKI
    One man endured a night in jail and a criminal case hanging over his head for year, only to have prosecutors say they don’t think he was even guilty of a crime... A voluntary breath test showed he hadn't had too much to drink. He blew a 0.00 on the breath test. "I told them I would take a blood sample as well, just to prove that I didn't have anything in my system," Davis said. That test looked for seven types of drugs in his system, and Davis tested negative for all of them.
  • Hot Pockets recalled on meat 'unfit' for humans

    02/19/2014 6:14:32 PM PST · by bgill · 58 replies
    cnbc via yahoo ^ | Feb. 19, 2014 | Katie Little
    Nestlé (Swiss Exchange: NESN-CH) announced Tuesday that it was voluntarily recalling two of the snack products following a widespread meat recall. The move affects its Philly Steak and Cheese Hot Pockets in three sizes and its Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese flavor in the two-pack box. In total, about 238,000 cases of Hot Pockets were recalled, NBC News reported.
  • Republican draws fire for campaigning with Ted Nugent

    02/18/2014 3:44:35 PM PST · by bgill · 53 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | Feb. 18, 2014 | AFP
    A Republican hopeful for Texas governor drew harsh criticism for hitting the campaign trail Tuesday with Ted Nugent, the controversial rocker who recently described President Barack Obama as a "subhuman mongrel." Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott appeared at two campaign stops with the outspoken gun-loving musician-turned-commentator on the first day of early primary voting in the traditionally Republican state where he faces a surprisingly tough challenge by a rising-star Democrat.
  • Intruder scared away by Big Mouth Billy Bass

    02/07/2014 6:36:48 AM PST · by bgill · 7 replies
    StarTribune ^ | Feb. 4, 2014 | Pam Louwagie
    The crime scene of a break-in at a Rochester's Hooked on Fishing shop showed evidence that a burglar got scared off by a motion-activated, singing bass, authorities said.
  • Pa. vendor confirms link to Target data probe

    02/07/2014 6:28:09 AM PST · by bgill · 3 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 7, 2014 | AP
    A western Pennsylvania heating and refrigeration contractor said it was the victim of a "sophisticated cyberattack operation" that is being investigated by the Secret Service and possibly linked to the data breach that enabled hackers to access millions of credit card numbers belonging to Target store customers. Fazio Mechanical Services Inc., of Sharpsburg, issued the statement after Internet security bloggers identified it as the third-party vendor through which hackers accessed Target's customer information. Target had previously told reporters the store believed hackers accessed 40 million of its customers' card numbers through a vendor's system.
  • Recalled rice sickens 50 Houston area students (TX)

    02/07/2014 6:18:56 AM PST · by bgill · 21 replies
    kvue.com ^ | Feb. 7, 2014 | Drew Karedes
    A total of 50 students at Wolman, Morton Ranch and Kilpatrick Elementary schools had an allergic reaction to something in the Uncle Ben’s Mexican infused rice, according to Katy ISD. Their symptoms included shortness of breath, an itchy rash and a warm sensation without fever. About 50 students got sick, according to Katy ISD, and a few were sent home.