National and World

Dead Heart Transplanted in Successful Australian Surgery

October 24, 2014 1:10 pm

In a world first, Australian surgeons have successfully transplanted “dead” hearts into patients at Sydney’s St Vincent’s hospital. The procedure, using hearts that had stopped beating, has been described as a “paradigm shift” that will herald a major increase in the pool of hearts available for transplantation. It’s predicted the breakthrough will save the lives […]

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Queen Elizabeth Sends First Tweet

October 24, 2014 12:51 pm

London, England — On a trip to London’s science museum today, Queen Elizabeth II sent her first official tweet. The occasion was witnessed by 600 guests celebrating the history of communications technology, and the many millions of Twitter users. While the British Monarchy has been active on Twitter for some time now, the Queen has […]

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Two Dead 6 Injured in Washington State School Shooting

October 24, 2014 12:36 pm

Marysville, WA –Two people are dead and at least six injured Friday morning in a school shooting in a city 35 miles north of Seattle, according to local reports. Police responded at about 10:45 local time Friday to Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash., where a gunman believed to be a student opened fire […]

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New Video Released of Canadian Parliment Attack

October 23, 2014 10:37 pm

Canadian police have released new videos showing the moments before the deadly attack on the country’s parliament in Ottawa, saying that the slain suspect likely acted alone. Authorities also said on Thursday that they believe 32-year old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was planning to travel to Syria. The grainy surveillance camera video showed a man rushing out […]

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New Case of Ebola Reported in New York

October 23, 2014 10:11 pm

A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus, becoming the first diagnosed case in the city, authorities said late Thursday. The doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, 33, came back from treating Ebola patients in Guinea October 17 and developed a fever, nausea, […]

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Canadian Parliment Attack

October 22, 2014 10:35 pm

A man was apprehended after he scaled a White House fence Wednesday night, the latest security breach at a time when the Secret Service faces increased scrutiny over its ability to protect the president and his residence. The man, identified by authorities late Wednesday as Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Md., was caught on […]

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Canadian Parliament Attacked: One Soldier Dead

October 22, 2014 10:02 am

Ottawa, Canada – Multiple gunmen stormed the Canadian Parliament complex Wednesday, shooting at least one soldier and spraying as many as 30 shots inside the government building in Ottawa and leaving the nation’s capital on virtual lockdown just two days after a terror attack in Quebec, officials said. WATCH LIVE COVERAGE The shots rang out […]

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New Development In Ebola Threat

October 16, 2014 10:13 pm

Nina Pham, the first of two nurses to contract Ebola in the United States, joked with her physician before beginning her trip to the National Institutes of Health clinical center in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Gary Weinstein recorded his conversation with Pham, 26, before she left Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas today. It was her […]

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New Developments In Texas Ebola Outbreak

October 15, 2014 10:13 pm

The second nurse who has been diagnosed with Ebola told the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention she had a slightly elevated temperature prior to flying to Dallas from Cleveland, Ohio, but wasn’t “told she couldn’t fly” since she didn’t meet the threshold for a fever, a CDC official told ABC News. Amber Vinson, […]

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Facebook Founder Zuckerberg Buys $100 Million Hawaiian Property

October 15, 2014 10:16 am

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has purchased two massive, adjacent chunks of land on Kauai’s North Shore in an effort to create a secluded 700-acre sanctuary for his family, sources have confirmed to Forbes. All told, the 30-year-old billionaire has spent in excess of $100 million to acquire the land, and he hasn’t even built a house […]

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