Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector

Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible. The company is working on technology that combines disease-detecting nanoparticles, which would enter a patient's bloodstream via a swallowed pill, with a wrist-worn sensor. The idea is to identify slight changes in the person's biochemistry that could act as an early warning system.  






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German Typhoons have intercepted 7 Russian Air Force combat planes over the Baltic Sea

According to the Latvian military, on Oct. 28, the German Air Force Eurofighter jets on QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) at Amari, Estonia, to provide NATO Baltic Air Policing were scrambled to intercept seven Russian Air Force planes flying in international airspace over the Baltic Sea. The German interceptors identified the Russian planes as a large package, made of attack planes and escort






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State Department plans to bring foreign Ebola patients to U.S.

The State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment, according to an internal department document that argued the only way to get other countries to send medical teams to West Africa is to promise that the U.S. will be the world’s medical backstop. The document has been shared with Congress, where lawmakers already are nervous about the administration’s handling of the Ebola outbreak.  






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NY woman beheaded in what horrified witnesses first thought a Halloween prank

A man beheaded a woman in her Long Island, N.Y., apartment late Tuesday and then dragged the body and head out onto a street, where onlookers initially thought they were witnessing a macabre Halloween prank, police and witnesses said.  






Read More: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/10/29/police-say-ny-man-beheads-woman-before-jumping-in-front-train/






Mali becomes sixth West African nation hit by Ebola

Mali confirmed its first case of Ebola on Thursday, becoming the sixth West African country to be touched by the worst outbreak on record of the hemorrhagic fever, which has killed nearly 4,900 people. 






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First Case of Ebola in New York City Confirmed

A New York doctor living in Harlem was diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday, after having returned last week from Guinea where he is thought to have treated patients suffering from the epidemic with Doctors Without Borders.






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Feds probe Maryland air crash that killed 3

Federal investigators were at the scene Friday of a collision between an airplane and a helicopter near a Maryland airport that killed three men but spared two others in the plane, who deployed a parachute to slow the aircraft’s descent.




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The World's Wealthiest Terrorists

The Islamic State makes about $1 million a day from sales of oil it has seized at war. It has generated $20 million this year alone in ransom. And it has taken untold sums of additional cash at gunpoint in the Syrian and Iraqi towns it controls, and through donations it solicits from sympathizers through social media.






Read More: http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/10/isis-oil-money-ransom-smuggling/381862/







Hatchet-Wielding Man Who Attacked Cops 'Just an Angry Guy'

A hatchet-wielding man who attacked two police officers in New York City before he was shot to death was likely “just an angry guy” and was not connected to any terrorist organizations, a police source told ABC News.







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Doctor in New York City Is Sick With Ebola

A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea became the first person in the city to test positive for the virus Thursday, setting off a search for anyone who might have come into contact with him.






Read More: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/nyregion/craig-spencer-is-tested-for-ebola-virus-at-bellevue-hospital-in-new-york-city.html?_r=0







Utah Supreme Court clears way for adoption by partners of same-sex spouses

The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partners' children, state officials said. 







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Scientists convert human skin cells directly into brain cells

By exposing skin cells to a particular combination of cell programming molecules, scientists managed to convert them into brain cells that behave like native cells. The study is unusual because, unlike many cell conversion techniques, the cells did not return to a stem cell stage first - they converted directly into brain cells - thus avoiding the risk of producing many other types of cells.  





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Bomb blast kills five at bus station in north Nigeria, police say

A bomb exploded at a bus station in northern Nigeria’s Bauchi state late on Wednesday, killing at least five people and wounding 12, police said. The blast, which struck the town of Azare, is likely to be blamed on Islamist Boko Haram militants, casting further doubt on government reports that it had reached a temporary ceasefire with the rebels in order to secure the release of more than 200 schoolgirls they are holding hostage.  






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Global Surge Of Great Earthquakes From 2004-2014

The past ten years have been a remarkable time for great earthquakes with 18 quakes of Mw8.0 or greater since December 2004, which is a rate of more than twice that seen from 1900 to mid-2004. “What we've seen is that we can have multiple faults activated,” said Lay. “We've seen it off Sumatra and off Japan. Once earthquakes get going they can activate faulting in areas that were thought not physically feasible.”  






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With 12 Days to Go, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Wants Republican Leaders to Oppose Religious Liberty

Georgia’s Republicans need every vote they can muster, but conservatives need some immediate assurances the GOP will support religious liberty protections in return for a vote. As you know, the federal government has a Religious Freedom Restoration Act. It is that very act that saved Hobby Lobby from being forced to pay for abortions. It was that very act that saved Catholic charities from having to violate their religious faith in the name of Obamacare.  






Read More: http://www.redstate.com/2014/10/23/with-12-days-to-go-the-georgia-chamber-of-commerce-wants-republican-leaders-to-oppose-religious-liberty/







SUNSET SOLAR ECLIPSE--TODAY!

On Thursday, Oct. 23rd, the Moon will pass in front of the sun, off center, producing a partial solar eclipse visible from almost all of North America. 






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WHO: Ebola Responsible for More Than 4,800 Deaths

Ebola is now believed to have killed more than 4,800 people globally and that the spread of the lethal virus remains “persistent and widespread” in West Africa. In a new update issued on Wednesday, WHO said there have been 9,936 probable, suspected and confirmed cases of Ebola, mostly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. It said transmission remains “intense” in the capital cities and that cases continue to be under reported.  






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Researchers Expect Over 20 US Ebola Cases In Weeks, "You Don't Want To Know Worst Case"

"We have a worst-case scenario, and you don't even want to know," warns Alessandro Vespignani, a researcher creating simulations of infectious disease outbreaks, but there could be as many as two dozen people in the U.S. infected with Ebola by the end of the month. The projections only run through October because it’s too difficult to model what will occur if the pace of the outbreak changes but, as Bloomberg reports, Vespignani warns if the outbreak becomes more widespread in other regions, it "would be like a bad science fiction movie."  







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Ebola crisis: Alert in US expands to Ohio

Health officials in the US believe a nurse infected with Ebola may have been sick and contagious for four days - and took two flights - before diagnosis. They believe Amber Vinson may have become ill as early as last Friday, when she flew from Dallas to Ohio. Disease control specialists are being sent to Ohio to help monitor people she came into contact with there. 






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Airlines on edge after Ebola nurse's flight

Planes grounded, passengers probed but no West Africa ban. In the wake of a Dallas nurse infected with the Ebola virus traveling on an airliner that subsequently made five trips, airlines worldwide are reacting with extreme caution to any sign of the disease. 






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Vatican Document Stirring Controversy Over ‘Welcoming and Accepting’ Practicing Homosexuals‏

Controversy is stirring over a document released by a meeting of international bishops of the Roman Catholic religion who are spending two weeks at the Vatican to discuss marriage and family issues. While the document may undergo further adjustments in its language surrounding issues such as homosexuality, cohabitation and divorce, the first proposed version asserts that Roman Catholics should welcome and accept those practicing homosexuality.






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Britain may use mediaeval treason law to tackle Islamist fighters

any British citizen who had sworn personal allegiance to the so-called Islamic State could have committed an offence under the Treason Act of 1351, which was passed during the reign of English King Edward III.  






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Polar vortex could return to parts of US this winter, according to forecasters

The polar vortex that brought even the Niagara Falls to a halt in the US last winter could make a return in the coming months. Forecasters at AccuWeather.com predicted another harsh season for north-eastern states with more ice, snow and arctic winds causing below-freezing temperatures.  






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Hurricane Gonzalo sets its sights on Bermuda, gusts top 130 mph

The eye of the powerful Category 3 storm with its 130 mph winds and higher gusts is expected to pass near the British territory Friday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. "Bermuda we are prepared," said island Premier Michael Dunkley. "Well rehearsed plans for most contingencies are enacted, and as we hope for the best, we are prepared for the worst." 






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Bermuda: Two Tropical Cyclones In Less Than A Week? How Rare Is That?

Why So Many Storms? Back-to-back tropical cyclones may pass very near or over Bermuda in less than a week's time. Think about that for a moment. Two or more tropical storm or hurricane strikes in one location during any single season is quite unusual outside of western Pacific hot spots such as the northern Philippines, southeast China, Japan or Guam  






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GREEN COMET APPROACHES RED PLANET

On Sunday, Oct. 19th, Comet Siding Spring will pass ridiculously close to Mars--only 140,000 km away. An international fleet of Mars orbiters and rovers will observe the encounter from close range.  






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U.S. Army warns of potential 'airborne' Ebola

While Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization officials continue to insist Ebola cannot be transmitted by air from one person to another, an Army manual clearly warns the virus could be an airborne threat in certain circumstances. On page 177 of the handbook, in a chapter discussing “Viral Hemorrhagic Fever” (VHF), a category of viruses that includes Ebola, USAMRID says: “In several instances, secondary infections among contacts and medical personnel without direct body fluid exposure have been documented. These instances have prompted concern of a rare phenomenon of aerosol transmission of infection.”






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Radiation levels at Fukushima rise to record highs after typhoon

The amount of radioactive water near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has risen to record levels after a typhoon passed through Japan last week, state media outlet NHK reported on Wednesday. Specifically, levels of the radioactive isotope cesium are now at 251,000 becquerels per liter, three times higher than previously-recorded levels. Cesium, which is highly soluble and can spread easily, is known to be capable of causing cancer.  





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Sen. Ron Johnson: Public Needs to Know How Workers Got Ebola

The Obama administration and Centers for Disease Control officials need to be square with the American public about how two Dallas healthcare workers treating a West African Ebola patient contracted the virus, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson said Wednesday on "America’s Forum" on Newsmax TV. "We still don't understand if there was a breakdown in protocols," Johnson said.  




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Ebola threatens chocolate

Ebola is threatening much of the world’s chocolate supply. Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer of cacao, the raw ingredient in M&M’s, Butterfingers and Snickers Bars, has shut down its borders with Liberia and Guinea, putting a major crimp on the workforce needed to pick the beans that end up in chocolate bars and other treats just as the harvest season begins.






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Clashes at Jerusalem holy site as Palestinians locked in mosque after police intervene

Israeli police clashed with young Palestinian protesters on Monday demonstrating against Jews visiting the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third holiest site, a spokeswoman said. The clash after morning prayers came as demonstrators protested Orthodox Jews going to the esplanade, which is holy to both Islam and Judaism. 






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Authorities Begin to Scramble as New Case of Ebola Surfaces

The missteps in Dallas’s handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based on generic recommendations for everything from measles to floods, to hurricanes and dirty bombs.  






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Shemitah's first 2 weeks bring ominous signs

Blood moons, plummeting stock markets and a growing Ebola pandemic dominated the headlines this past week. If that’s not enough cause for concern, there’s an army of Islamic terrorists bearing down on the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. Without a doubt, the Shemitah year, which kicked off on Sept. 25, has begun with a blast of bad news.






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Hurricane Fay Expected to Fade, but Gonzalo Strengthens

Tropical Storm Fay attained hurricane status on Sunday after battering Bermuda, but was downgraded late Sunday back to a tropical storm, and forecasters predicted more weakening and little threat to the U.S. The news was not as good on the second major weather system advancing from the Atlantic, as the National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane alert for Tropical Storm Gonzalo, which was gaining strength east of the Leeward Islands.  






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CDC head criticized for blaming 'protocol breach' as nurse gets Ebola

Some healthcare experts are bristling at the assertion by a top U.S. health official that a “protocol breach” caused a Dallas nurse to be infected with Ebola while caring for a dying patient, saying the case instead shows how far the nation’s hospitals are from adequately training staff to deal with the deadly virus.  





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Fears of global Ebola outbreak spread across continents

Fears of a global Ebola outbreak spread yesterday as French officials sealed off a building with 60 people inside, an Australian nurse was tested for the disease and airplane cleaners went on strike in New York. In France, police imposed a lock-down on a social services centre in a town near Paris after four people who arrived from Guinea this month fell ill with headaches and fever.  





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Ebola Virus Outbreak: NYC Hospitals Isolated 27 Patients On Suspicion Of Ebola In Past 2 Months

“In the last two months we’ve had over 25 patients who have been held on suspicion that they had Ebola, but none of them turned out to have it. That’s just in the 11 hospitals that make up the New York City public hospital system, but then there are a lot of other hospitals in New York,”  




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Super Typhoon Vongfong: Japan Braces For Strongest Storm Of The Year As It Moves North

The super typhoon is reportedly following the path of the deadly Typhoon Phanfone, which reportedly claimed the lives of more than nine people in Japan on Monday. Vongfong is reportedly expected to make landfall on Okinawa, an island chain about 1,000 miles southwest of Tokyo, on late Saturday or early Sunday, BBC reported. The typhoon is reportedly carrying winds up to 160 miles per hour.  




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US lifts 40-year arms ban to boost Vietnam sea defense

In a decision likely to anger China, the US is partly lifting a 40-year ban on arms sales to former foe Vietnam to help boost defenses in the tense South China Sea.  






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North Korea prepares launch site for longer-range rockets: report

North Korea, already heavily sanctioned by the United Nations for its missile and nuclear tests, has completed a major overhaul of its rocket launch site, a U.S. think tank said on Thursday, enabling it to fire larger, longer-range rockets.  





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JP Morgan sees 76 million customer accounts hacked

JP Morgan has revealed it suffered a massive cyber attack on 76 million private and seven million business customers in the US. The raid gathered account holders names and addresses but the bank said it did not involve critical information such as account and social security numbers. It said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it had not seen any "unusual customer fraud related to this incident".  






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American cameraman for NBC News diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia

An American freelance television cameraman working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus and will be flown back to the United States for treatment, the network said on Thursday in its own online report.






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Ebola patient’s family quarantined as officials search for possible exposures

The family of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan were legally quarantined Thursday after they did not comply with Dallas health officials requests that they stay home.  






Read More: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/03/ebola-patients-family-quarantined-as-officials-search-for-possible-exposures/?intcmp=latestnews








PRESIDENT EBOLA: In 2010 Obama Administration Scrapped CDC Quarantine Regulations Aimed At Ebola

four years ago, the administration of President Barack Obama moved with virtually no fanfare to abandon a comprehensive set of regulations which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had called essential to preventing international travelers from spreading deadly diseases inside the United States.  






Read More:http://dailycaller.com/2014/10/03/president-ebola-in-2010-obama-administration-scrapped-cdc-quarantine-regulations-aimed-at-ebola/








Gas war escalates as Russia halves Slovakia supplies

Russia has cut gas deliveries to Slovakia by half in a bad sign for EU efforts to broker a deal on Ukraine. Prime minister Robert Fico told press...that the drop came without any warning. He said his national distributor...can still "fulfill its commitments" on “reverse flow” to Ukraine and supply customers in Slovakia and the Czech Republic by buying extra volumes on the spot market. 





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Officials: Second person being monitored for Ebola

Health officials are closely monitoring a possible second Ebola patient who had close contact with the first person to be diagnosed in the U.S., the director of Dallas County's health department said Wednesday. All who have been in close contact with the man officially diagnosed are being monitored as a precaution... 






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Now a patient in Hawaii is in isolation with suspected Ebola

A patient in Honolulu, Hawaii, has been placed in isolation with suspected Ebola, The Department of Health confirmed on Wednesday. Even though the disease is a possibility, the patient has not yet been specifically tested for it, but is displaying some symptoms. The Hawaii Nurses Association said the person is being treated at The Queen’s Medical Center.  






Read More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2777388/Patient-Honolulu-isolation-possible-EBOLA-not-tested-virus.html