Posts by Dylan Stableford
- Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News8 hrs ago
A New Hampshire town is reeling after an autopsy confirmed the first homicide in its 250-year history.
The New Hampshire attorney general's office announced Monday the conclusion reached by a medical examiner that 52-year-old Mary Lucas died in her home after her boyfriend, 51-year-old Michael Porter, strangled her. Porter was found dead in a truck about a mile away with what police said was a single self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Local historian Matthew Thomas told Seacoastonline.com that it was the first murder in the history of the sleepy, 4,400-person town located about 50 miles north of Boston.
“This is a sad day in Fremont history. We were the last town in Rockingham County to not have a murder," Thomas said. "It showed what a tight-knit community we were. It was a good town to grow up in, and it still is.”
- Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News8 hrs ago
Bentley, the dog owned by Ebola-infected Texas nurse Nina Pham, is being periodically tested for Ebola, and results are expected back within a week, Sana Syed, public information officer for the city of Dallas, told Yahoo News Tuesday.
Bentley, Pham's year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel, was removed from the 26-year-old nurse's Dallas apartment last week and placed under a 21-day quarantine.
Syed said Bentley was transitioned into a special kennel for the proper collection of his urine and feces on Monday, and was returned to his quarantined kennel.
Bentley provided a sample quickly. Pics show vet cleaning up - he was hoping for food! Hope to have results in a wk. pic.twitter.com/LlzbU4Fh9m
- Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News11 hrs ago
A dog who miraculously survived falling from a 150-foot cliff in Oregon is home recovering after emergency surgeries that were paid for, in part, by some two-legged strangers.
Late last week, Mark Winans' roommate was on an afternoon hike with Kenny, Winans' 2-year-old Husky-shepherd mix, in the Columbia River Gorge when the dog broke free from his leash chasing a squirrel and fell from the cliff, landing in a shallow creek. The roommate, who was not named, scrambled down the trail to find a cell signal to call police.
Volunteers from the Oregon Humane Society were called in and had to hike two hours up the 3.3-mile trail to reach the injured pup. Jennifer Stangel, one of the 10 responding rescuers from OHS, made a daring midnight rescue, rappelling down the cliff to lift Kenny to safety.
Bryan Cranston responds to Florida mom's campaign to ban 'Breaking Bad' action figures from Toys R UsDylan Stableford at Yahoo News14 hrs ago
Bryan Cranston has responded to the campaign launched by a Florida mom to stop Toys R Us from carrying "Breaking Bad" action figures.
"I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest," Cranston, who starred as chemistry teacher-turned-crystal meth dealer on the AMC hit television series, wrote on Twitter.
"Florida mom petitions against Toys 'R Us over Breaking Bad action figures." I'm so mad, I'm burning my Florida Mom action figure in protest
Last week, Susan Schrivjer launched a Change.org petition to ban the action figures from the store. It gathered more than 6,800 signatures and attention from scores of media outlets.
Schrivjer told the "Today" show she was "shocked and appalled" to discover the retailer would carry the action figures, which come with accessories including a gun, tray of crystal meth, hazmat suit and a duffel bag filled with cash from sales of the drug.
- Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News16 hrs ago
A day after the World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola, the doctor who treated the country's first case of the deadly virus and later died from the disease herself is being hailed as a hero for helping stop the outbreak.
Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, a doctor at First Consultant Hospital, oversaw treatment of Patrick Sawyer, Nigeria's Ebola patient zero, when he arrived sick in Lagos, Nigeria's former capital and Africa's largest city, on a flight from Liberia in July.
Adadevoh fought to isolate Sawyer, a top official in the Liberian Ministry of Finance who did not take kindly to isolation and lied about his symptoms, officials said.
"Immediately, he was very aggressive," Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri, the hospital's director, told the BBC. "He was more intent on leaving the hospital than anything else. He was screaming. He pulled his intravenous [tubes] and spilled the blood everywhere."
Twenty-five years after being separated at birth in South Korea, twins Samantha Futerman and Anaïs Bordier were reunited the way most 20-somethings reconnect with distant friends and family members: through Facebook.
Their story is the subject of a new book, “Separated @ Birth: A True Love Story of Twin Sisters Reunited,” and a documentary, "Twinsters," that was funded by the pair through Kickstarter.
Bordier, who was adopted and raised as an only child in Paris and Belgium, was studying in London when a friend stumbled upon a photo online of Futerman, an American actress who looked exactly like her.
“I didn’t think she could be my twin," Bordier told the New York Post. "But the resemblance was so strong that I thought she might be related to me to a lesser degree — like my cousin or something.”
Bordier's curiosity was further piqued when she discovered they shared the same birthday.
More than 30,000 people took part in Sunday's Beijing Marathon, according to its organizers. But with some runners wearing protective masks and race officials handing out 140,000 sponges “to clean skin that has been exposed to smog," backlash has been growing over the decision to hold the event in the toxic haze.
According to the South China Morning Post, Beijing’s Air Quality Index — which measures micrograms per cubic meter of fine particulate matter — topped 400 on Sunday, well above the 300 "hazardous" threshold officials say poses a health risk and usually indicates people should "avoid prolonged or heavy exertion."
“They are trading their lives for the run,” one user wrote on Weibo, China's largest social media platform, according to the paper.
An outgoing Tennessee state senator is not going away quietly.
Jim Summerville, a 66-year-old Republican from Dickson, was arrested twice over the weekend over incidents involving his neighbor, police said.
On Friday, police said, Summerville was arrested and charged with stalking neighbor Cecilia Donaven. He was later released on bail.
Summerville, whose term in the Tennessee Senate is up later this year, was arrested again Saturday on assault charges after allegedly leaving jail and threatening Donaven. This time he was released on $10,000 bond on the condition he would stay away from Donaven.
Donaven told WSMV-TV that Summerville has repeatedly harassed her, thrown toilet paper at her home and shined flashlights in her windows and at people coming in and out of her house.
"Every minute I'm in this house, he's watching me," Donaven said. "Every minute, he wants to see what I'm doing."
Shortly after joining Twitter, Monica Lewinsky received a standing ovation on Monday, vowing to put an end to cyberbullying.
In what was billed as her first-ever public address, the former White House intern — whose relationship with President Bill Clinton led to his impeachment — told attendees of Forbes' inaugural "Under 30" summit that she was "the first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet" as a result of the 1998 sex scandal.
“I was Patient Zero,” Lewinsky, now 41, said, according to Forbes. “There was no Facebook, Twitter or Instagram back then. But there were gossip, news and entertainment websites replete with comment sections and emails which could be forwarded. Of course, it was all done on the excruciatingly slow dial up. Yet around the world this story went. A viral phenomenon that, you could argue, was the first moment of truly ‘social media.'”
The family of Ebola-infected Dallas nurse Amber Vinson is defending her from critics who say she was careless in traveling to Ohio knowing she might have been potentially exposed to the deadly virus — and traveling back after developing symptoms.
Vinson, 29, is one of two Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital nurses to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian man who later died from the disease. Vinson and 26-year-old Nina Pham, the other nurse who contracted Ebola, were among 77 hospital workers who treated Duncan before his death.
"We are troubled by some of the negative public comments and media coverage that mischaracterize Amber and her actions," her family said in a statement on Sunday. "To be clear, in no way was Amber careless prior to or after her exposure to Mr. Thomas Eric Duncan. She has not and would not knowingly expose herself or anyone else."
On Monday, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Vinson shouldn't have been allowed to fly.
"It was a mistake and we apologize," Jenkins said.