October 21, 2014

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Clinics say not best place to check for Ebola

William Gluckman, president of FastER Urgent Care, poses for The Associated Press in his facility in Morris Plains, N.J. Word that a second Dallas nurse caught the Ebola disease from a patient has put the spotlight on weak spots in the U.S. health care system. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

When a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who had entered the apartment of the first patient to die from Ebola in the U.S. started feeling ill himself, he didn’t rush to the nearest hospital. He chose an urgent care clinic. So did a man who recently traveled to West Africa and was complaining of flu-like symptoms, prompting the Read More…

Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

Jakob Denzinger looks from his apartment window in Osijek, eastern Croatia. Denzinger is among dozens of death camp guards and suspected Nazi war criminals who collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments despite being forced out of the U.S.  (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream. His plastics company in the Rust Belt town of Akron, Ohio, thrived. By the late 1980s, he had acquired the trappings of success: a Cadillac DeVille and a Lincoln Town Car, a lakefront home, investments in oil and real estate. Then the Nazi hunters Read More…

Family: Infected nurse who was in Ohio would not disregard protocol

A Tallmadge auxiliary police officer keeps watch on a home Thursday where Amber Joy Vinson stayed over the weekend before flying home to Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The family of a Dallas nurse who tested positive for the Ebola virus after flying to Cleveland and returning home said Sunday that she wouldn’t knowingly expose herself or anyone else to it. It said in a statement issued through a Washington, D.C.-based spokesman that suggestions nurse Amber Vinson ignored medical or government Read More…

Record-setting DeMarco Murray, Cowboys top Giants 31-21

Dallas Cowboys' Dez Bryant (88) and DeMarco Murray (29) celebrate Murray's touchdown run against the New York Giants during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — DeMarco Murray’s workload is a frequently asked question during the week for the Dallas Cowboys. There is no doubt about the answer when the game is on the line. The NFL’s leading rusher is going to get the ball. Murray had already become the first running back in league history to start Read More…

116 being monitored in Ohio for Ebola virus

AKRON — A total of 116 people are being monitored for Ebola symptoms in Ohio following the visit from a Dallas nurse who treated the first patient to die of the virus in the United States and later tested positive herself, health officials said Saturday. None of those being monitored is sick, officials stressed. Dr. Read More…

No. 13 Ohio State 56, Rutgers 17: Barrett leads explosive offensive performance

Ohio State wide receiver Evan Spencer catches a touchdown against Rutgers during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

COLUMBUS — Ohio State is on an historic roll and quarterback J.T. Barrett is leading the way. The freshman completed his first nine passes, ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns and threw for three more scores to lead the 13th-ranked Buckeyes past Rutgers 56-17 on Saturday. It marked the first time Ohio State has Read More…

Search expands for contacts in Ohio Ebola investigation

Police keep watch on a home Thursday in Tallmadge, where Amber Joy Vinson stayed over the weekend before flying home to Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health officials expanded their search for people who may have had contact with a Texas nurse diagnosed with Ebola to include another planeload of passengers and shoppers at an Ohio bridal store. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday broadened its search to identify those who may have been Read More…

10 Things to Know, Friday, Oct. 17

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. What Obama says about Ebola restrictions  The president says imposing a travel ban from disease-ravaged West Africa, as Republicans have demanded, would be counterproductive. 2. Why Kobani is key to fight against IS  Robert Ford, the former Read More…

Ishikawa’s 3-run HR sends Giants to World Series

San Francisco Giants pinch-runner Joaquin Arias celebrates as he scores the first of three runs on a walk-off three-run home run by Travis Ishikawa in the bottom of the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of baseball's NL Championship Series, Thursday. The Giants won 6-3, and advanced to the World Series. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After three years away with four different teams, Travis Ishikawa landed himself a second chance with San Francisco right where he so wanted to be. And with one sweet swing, he sent the Giants back to the World Series. It was the Shot That Shook the Bay. For all the questions about San Read More…

Feds: Don’t expect winter to be polar vortex redux

In this Dec. 10, 2013 file photo, snow falls as people begin to arrive to the Capitol Building in Washington. Federal forecasters don’t expect this winter to be a chilly sequel to last year’s dreaded polar vortex and California’s rain-blocking weather system. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — If you thought last winter was a horror show, with cold blasts from thepolar vortex and a lack of California rain, here’s some good news: No sequel is expected this year, federal forecasters say. Mike Halpert of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that the upcoming winter looks pretty average in general. Read More…