Ebola Industry Leaders Meet To Discuss Vaccine Trials

By Newsroom America Staff at 11:44 am Eastern

The World Health Organization (WHO) has convened a meeting with top Government officials from Ebola-affected countries, regulatory agencies, vaccine manufacturers and funding agencies to discuss and agree how best to best fast-track testing and the deployment of vaccines in sufficient numbers to halt the spread of the deadly virus.

Police Confirm Human Remains Are Those Of Missing Student Hannah Graham

1:26 am Eastern | U.S. News

The Albemarle County Police Department has confirmed human remains discovered on Saturday October 18th are those of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.read more »


Ukraine Risks Becoming 'protracted' Conflict,

10:38 am Eastern | World

The simmering conflict in Ukraine continues to take lives and exacerbate already precarious humanitarian conditions in the country’s Eastern regions, two senior United Nations officials told the Security Council, as they warned that the situation risks turning into a “protracted low-intensity conflict.”read more »


Credit Card Hacker Sentenced To Eleven Years In Prison

8:32 am Eastern | U.S. News

Sergei Nicolaevich Tšurikov has been sentenced to eleven years in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and computer intrusion for his involvement in an elaborate scheme which stole over $9.4 million from a credit card processor.read more »


Two Dead And Four Injured Following School Shooting In Washington State

24 Oct 16:43 | U.S. News

Two people are dead and four injured following a shooting in the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state, police said.read more »


Dallas Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Declared Virus Free

24 Oct 15:33 | U.S. News

The National Institutes of Health said Nina Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with catching Ebola in the U.S. after caring for an infected patient in Dallas, has been declared “virus free.”read more »


Startups Should Seek Quality Not Quantity In Partnerships, Study finds

24 Oct 16:29 | Business

Startups with a small number of carefully chosen alliances will reap the most benefits, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.read more »


Georgia Residents Charged For Their Roles In Subjecting Hispanics To Traffic Stop Extortion

24 Oct 15:56 | U.S. News

Miguel Angel Reyes and Gloria Gallego have been charged with conspiring with former Lowndes County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Stacks to use Stacks’ law enforcement authority to violate Hispanic motorists' civil rights, as well as with actually carrying out the scheme. read more »


Primary Focus Of Ebola Response "Must Be To Halt Spread In West Africa"

24 Oct 10:37 | World

World Health Organization (WHO) experts said the primary emphasis to combat the unfolding Ebola epidemic must continue to be on stopping the transmission of the virus within Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three hardest-hit countries.read more »


Raj Rajaratnam Settles Insider Trading Case With SEC

24 Oct 09:56 | Business

The Securities and Exchange says former hedge fund manager Rajarengan “Rengan” Rajaratnam has agreed to pay more than $840,000 and accept securities industry bars in order to settle the agency’s insider trading case against him.read more »


Mortgage Rates Move Up Slightly

24 Oct 08:48 | Business

Mortgage rates rebounded slightly after last week's sharp drop, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rising to 4.05 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »


Right To Online Privacy At Risk As Governments Engage In Mass Surveillance: Expert

24 Oct 07:40 | World

States must be transparent about the nature of their electronic mass surveillance programmes, an independent counter-terrorism expert said as he warned about the impact such measures might have on individuals’ right to privacy.read more »


New York City Reports Positive Test For Ebola

23 Oct 23:26 | U.S. News

A hospitalized medical aid worker who volunteered in Guinea, one of the three West African nations experiencing an Ebola epidemic, and since returned to the United States has tested positive for Ebola according to the New York City Health Department laboratory.read more »


Owners Of Safari Company Indicted For Illegal Rhino Hunts

23 Oct 15:34 | U.S. News

The owners of Out of Africa Adventurous Safaris have been charged with conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts in South Africa in order to defraud American hunters, money laundering and secretly trafficking in rhino horns.read more »


Bullying In Schools Is Still Prevalent, National Report Says

23 Oct 17:11 | SciTech

Despite a dramatic increase in public awareness and anti-bullying legislation nationwide, the prevalence of bullying is still one of the most pressing issues facing our nation’s youth, according to a new reportread more »


Some Online Shoppers Pay More Than Others

23 Oct 16:02 | Business

Personalized Internet content such as Google search results can be a disadvantage to online shoppers when e-commerce websites manipulate search results or customize prices without the user's knowledge, and which in some cases leads to some online shoppers paying more than others for the same thing.read more »


Far Greater Effort Needed To Eradicate Extreme Poverty In World's Poorest Nations

23 Oct 15:50 | World

The world’s 48 most vulnerable nations continue to make in-roads into poverty reduction, but a far greater effort is needed if these countries are to eradicate extreme poverty by 2020, according to a new report.read more »


Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Increases Ebola Commitment To $100M

23 Oct 15:26 | U.S. News

Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has increased his commitment to Tackle Ebola to at least $100 million and called on the global community to join the cause. read more »


Hollywood Man Sent To Prison For Stealing More Than 5,000 Identities

23 Oct 09:21 | U.S. News

Richard Anthony Siler, 50, of Hollywood, has been sentenced to twelve years in prison for stealing more than 5,000 identities.read more »


Growing Use Of Drones In Law Enforcement May Violate Human Rights, Says Expert

23 Oct 08:32 | World

The increasing use of armed drones within domestic law enforcement risks depersonalizing the use of force and infringing upon the rights of individual citizens, an independent human rights expert has warned.read more »


Four Former Blackwater Employees Found Guilty Over Fatal 2007 Shootings At Nisur Square

23 Oct 07:14 | U.S. News

Four former security guards for Blackwater USA have been found guilty of charges stemming from the Sept. 16, 2007, shooting at Nisur Square in Baghdad, Iraq, that resulted in the killing of 14 unarmed civilians and the wounding of numerous others.read more »


Google's New Email Application 'Inbox' Acts Like A Personal Assistant

23 Oct 04:05 | SciTech

Google has released a new email application called 'Inbox' which appears to take email to the next level in that it is starting to behave like a proactive personal assistant. read more »


Ottawa Police Say No Further Threat Following Shooting And Safety Perimeter Lifted

23 Oct 01:49 | World

The ongoing police investigation into the shootings in downtown Ottawa has determined that there no longer exists a threat to public safety and the safety perimeter has now been lifted. read more »


Two Dead Following Shootings In Ottawa

22 Oct 15:07 | World

A Canadian soldier and suspected shooter have died following incidents at the National War Memorial and on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. read more »


Visitors To U.S. From Ebola Countries To Be Actively Monitored

22 Oct 14:52 | U.S. News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that public health authorities will begin active Ebola monitoring of travelers whose travel originates in Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea. read more »


Global Surge Of Great Earthquakes From 2004-2014

22 Oct 13:14 | SciTech

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. read more »


What Do Americans Fear Most?

22 Oct 12:13 | U.S. News

Chapman University has initiated the first comprehensive nationwide study on what strikes fear in Americans, and according to its poll the number one fear in America today is walking alone at night.read more »


Study Finds Alpine Goats Appear To Be Shrinking, Blames Climate Change

22 Oct 11:34 | SciTech

Alpine goats appear to be shrinking in size as they react to changes in climate, according to new research from Durham University.read more »


Study Finds Playing Violent Games In 3-D Leads To Higher Anger Levels

22 Oct 10:27 | Entertainment

Researchers at Ohio State University have found that people who played violent video games in 3-D showed more evidence of anger afterward than did people who played using traditional 2-D systems.read more »


Level of Oversight To Be Increased At Connecticut Nuclear Power Station

22 Oct 09:02 | U.S. News

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will increase its level of oversight at the Millstone Unit 3 nuclear power generation site in Connecticut following the finalization of a low to moderate safety significance inspection finding.read more »


WHO Prepares For Arrival Of Trial Ebola Vaccines

22 Oct 07:52 | World

The World Health Organization has announced the expected delivery of Ebola candidate vaccines as the agency continues to ramp up efforts to quell the spread of the deadly virus.read more »


Convoy Crosses Battle Lines To Reach Children Fleeing Besieged Kobane

21 Oct 17:12 | World

Trucks carrying lifesaving supplies for Syrian children have managed to cross over the battle line in Aleppo for the first time in months, a spokesperson for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said, in what was described as a “small but significant breakthrough” in the agency’s efforts to help children displaced by the fighting in Kobane.read more »


Innovative Response by Firestone Health Officials May Have Limited Ebola Spread In Liberia

21 Oct 16:19 | World

Innovative measures have limited the spread of Ebola in a part of Liberia where Firestone Liberia Inc. had established an effective health care infrastructure, according to the CDC.read more »


FTC Staff Warns Plastic Waste Bag Marketers That "Oxodegradable" Claims May Be Deceptive

21 Oct 15:26 | U.S. News

Staff of the Federal Trade Commission has sent letters warning 15 marketers of “oxodegradable” plastic waste bags that their oxodegradable, oxo biodegradable, or biodegradable claims may be deceptive.read more »


North Korea Releases American Arrested For Leaving Bible In Hotel Room

21 Oct 14:10 | U.S. News

The State Department has confirmed that Jeffrey Fowle has been allowed to depart North Korea and is on his way home to re-join his family.read more »


Hacker Attacks On Media Websites Endanger Media Freedom: OSCE

21 Oct 13:37 | World

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović has called on authorities in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia to investigate all hacker attacks on media websites as they represent a clear danger to media freedom.read more »


Ebola No Longer 'Localized Emergency'

21 Oct 13:11 | World

Ebola is no longer a localized public health emergency, top UN officials told regional leaders gathered in Cuba to discuss ways to resolve the emergency and halt spread of the virus to regional States.read more »


City-Backed Water Shut-Offs In Detroit 'Contrary To Human Rights'

21 Oct 10:06 | U.S. News

The city of Detroit must restore access to water for its citizens who remain unable to pay their bills, two United Nations experts have urged, adding that a failure to do so would be a violation of the most basic human rights of those residents.read more »


President of Houston Hospital And Others Convicted in $158 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

21 Oct 09:30 | U.S. News

A federal jury in Houston has convicted the president of Riverside General Hospital, his son, and two others for their participation in a $158 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false claims for mental health treatment. read more »


Coal Dust Sampling Results Show Mines Are Complying With New Dust Rule

21 Oct 08:55 | U.S. News

Despite concerns voiced by the mining industry that it would have trouble meeting the requirements of the rule to reduce respirable coal mine dust, approximately 99 percent of the 7,456 valid respirable dust samples collected during the first two months under the new rule met compliance levelsread more »


Community, Religious Leaders 'Must Condemn ISIL Atrocities'

21 Oct 02:36 | World

Civilians continue to suffer atrocities and “dramatic” human rights violations at the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), warned United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Mr. Ivan Simonovic, as he concluded his week-long mission to Iraq.read more »


Massive Debris Pile Reveals Risk Of Huge Tsunamis In Hawaii

20 Oct 15:15 | SciTech

A mass of marine debris discovered in a giant sinkhole in the Hawaiian islands provides evidence that at least one mammoth tsunami, larger than any in Hawaii’s recorded history, has struck the islands, and that a similar disaster could happen again, new research finds.read more »


Scientists Create Possible Precursor To Life

20 Oct 16:15 | SciTech

How did life originate? And can scientists create life? These questions not only occupy the minds of scientists interested in the origin of life, but also researchers working with technology of the future. read more »


Study Examines Why Your Brain Makes You Reach For Junk Food

20 Oct 15:55 | SciTech

Choosing what you eat is not simply a matter of taste, according to scientists, who found as you glance over a menu or peruse the shelves in a supermarket your brain is making decisions based more on a food’s caloric content.read more »


Internet "Sleeps Almost Like A living Creature" Say Researchers

20 Oct 15:40 | SciTech

Researchers studying how big the Internet is have found that it "sleeps," almost like a living creature.read more »


California Woman Charged With Possessing And Using Cell Phone Spyware

20 Oct 14:53 | U.S. News

California woman Kristin Nyunt has been charged with two counts of illegal wiretapping and the possession of illegal interception devices after allegedly secretly installing spyware on a police officers mobile phone. read more »


New Tarantula Species From South America Named After John Lennon

20 Oct 15:47 | Entertainment

A newly described tarantula species from Western Brazilian Amazonia was named Bumba lennoni in honor of John Lennon, a founder member of the legendary band the Beatles. read more »


Court Stops Supplement Marketers From Deceptive Advertising and Illegally Debiting Accounts

20 Oct 14:46 | U.S. News

A U.S. district court has temporarily stopped a group of marketers in Nevada and California from conducting business using “free” trial offers and health claims that the Federal Trade Commission charges are deceptive and illegal to pitch green coffee bean extract and another dietary supplements.read more »


Pentagon Creating Rapid Response Ebola Taskforce For U.S.

19 Oct 14:54 | U.S. News

The Pentagon is creating a 30-person expeditionary medical support team that can provide short-notice Ebola assistance to civilian medical professionals in the United States.read more »


Health Care Worker On Cruise Ship Tests Negative For Ebola

19 Oct 15:20 | U.S. News

The health care worker being monitored for signs of Ebola aboard a Carnival Cruise Lines ship has tested negative for the disease and has been allowed to leave the ship in Texas.read more »


Agreement To Coordinate Ebola Response In West Africa

19 Oct 10:38 | World

The United Nations and Governments of countries at the forefront of efforts to turn back the unfolding Ebola outbreak in West Africa have agreed to ensure that the UN system adopts a coordinated approach to global support being mobilized for national-level crisis response plans.read more »


Birth Season Affects Your Mood In Later Life

19 Oct 08:34 | SciTech

New research shows that the season you are born has a significant impact on your risk of developing mood disorders. read more »


Ebola Survivors Helping With Care In Liberia And Sierra Leone

18 Oct 16:55 | World

Survivors of Ebola who have developed immunity to the virus are being trained to care for children in Liberia and Sierra Leone.read more »


Security Council Urges Greater Measures To Defeat ISIL

18 Oct 16:46 | World

The Security Council has urged the world to step up measures to defeat the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) after the terrorist group carried out a spate of brutal attacks in Baghdad and Anbar over the past few days.read more »


WHO Declares The Ebola Outbreak In Senegal Over

17 Oct 15:35 | World

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared the Ebola outbreak in Senegal over and commends the country on its diligence to end the transmission of the virus.read more »


Texas Gov. Perry Calls For Travel Ban From Ebola Outbreak Countries

17 Oct 15:05 | U.S. News

Citing the need to stop Ebola before it comes to the United States, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has called on President Obama to enact an air travel ban from countries affected by Ebola outbreak.read more »


NASA Begins Sixth Year Of Airborne Antarctic Ice Change Study

17 Oct 15:20 | SciTech

NASA is carrying out its sixth consecutive year of Operation IceBridge research flights over Antarctica to study changes in the continent’s ice sheet, glaciers and sea ice.read more »


Former Dallas Police Department Vice Detective Convicted

17 Oct 15:13 | U.S. News

A detective who worked in the Dallas Police Department’s (DPD) Vice Unit, Jose Luis Bedoy, 40, of Dallas, was convicted yesterday by a federal jury on all four counts of an indictment charging obstruction of official proceedings and obstruction of justice.read more »


Sugared Soda Consumption Associated With Cell Aging

17 Oct 10:22 | SciTech

Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to UC San Francisco researchers who found in a new study that drinking sugary drinks was associated with cell aging.read more »


HHS Advances Development Of Ebola Vaccine

17 Oct 08:41 | U.S. News

The development of a vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease will be accelerated with support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, with studies to prepare a vaccine candidate for clinical trials.read more »


Two Former Rabobank Traders Indicted For Alleged Manipulation Of U.S. Interest Rates

17 Oct 07:57 | Business

Two former Rabobank derivative traders – including the bank’s former Global Head of Liquidity & Finance in London – have been charged for their alleged roles in a scheme to manipulate a benchmark interest rate.read more »


48 Million Americans Below The Poverty Line In 2013

16 Oct 16:28 | U.S. News

The nation's poverty rate was 15.5 percent in 2013, down from 16.0 percent in 2012, according to the supplemental poverty measure released by the U.S. Census Bureau. read more »


Executive Scandal Hurts Job Prospects Even For Entry-Level Employees

16 Oct 14:22 | U.S. News

People who worked for scandal-hit company such as Lehman Brothers or Countrywide Mortgage have tarnished reputations to overcome, with new research finding that moral suspicion from higher-ups' wrongdoing spills down to people lower in an organization, even if they did not work directly under the moral transgressor.read more »


Mortgage Rates Plunge Amid Volatile Markets

16 Oct 14:46 | Business

Mortgage rates fell sharply as global economic worries rattled financial markets, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate plunging to a 17-month low of 4.01 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »


Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand And Venezuela Elected To UN Security Council

16 Oct 14:00 | World

The United Nations General Assembly has elected Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand and Venezuela to serve as non-permanent members on the Security Council for two-year terms beginning on 1 January 2015.read more »


NIH To Admit Texas Nurse Diagnosed With Ebola Virus

16 Oct 13:51 | U.S. News

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center expects to admit the first nurse who contracted the Ebola virus at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital while providing patient care to the index patient who died of Ebola.read more »


Ebola Epidemic 'Will Get Worse' Before It Improves

16 Oct 09:54 | World

The United Nations continues to ramp-up its Ebola response, reaching more than 530,000 people with food assistance in hard-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, and, in the latter country, gathering survivors for a meeting to help deal with the psychological aftermath and stigma they face re-entering their communities.read more »


NASA Study Finds 1934 Had Worst Drought Of Past Thousand Years

16 Oct 08:35 | U.S. News

A new study using a reconstruction of North American drought history over the past 1,000 years found that the drought of 1934 was the driest and most widespread of the past millennium.read more »


Study Questions 21-day Quarantine Period For Ebola

15 Oct 16:38 | SciTech

As medical personnel and public health officials are responding to the first reported cases of Ebola Virus in the United States, many of the safety and treatment procedures for treating the virus and preventing its spread are being reexamined. read more »


Ancient Alien-Like Fossils Confirmed Among Human's Strangest Cousins

15 Oct 15:48 | SciTech

More than 100 years since they were first discovered, some of the world's most bizarre fossils have been identified as distant relatives of humans, according to the work of University of Adelaide researchers.read more »


Second Texas Health Care Worker Tests Positive For Ebola

15 Oct 14:29 | U.S. News

A second health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has tested positive for the disease.read more »


One Million Somalis At Risk Of Starvation

15 Oct 13:30 | World

The United Nations envoy in Somalia warned that despite some political and security gains, the humanitarian situation in the long-troubled country has deteriorated, with more than three million people now in need of assistance, including over one million Somalis who do not have enough to eat. read more »


$45 Million Reward Offered For Information On Al-Qaida Leaders

15 Oct 12:12 | U.S. News

The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program is offering rewards totaling up to $45 million for information leading to the locations of eight key leaders of the Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) terrorist organization. read more »


Google Launches New Email Application Call 'Inbox'

23 Oct 03:58 | SciTech

Google has released a new email application called 'Inbox' which it said was years in the making by the same people who built Gmail, but it’s not Gmail.read more »

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