Posts by Dylan Stableford
- Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News23 hrs ago
Why don't all health care workers who treat Ebola patients in West Africa quarantine themselves when they return to the United States?
That's what some Americans are wondering after officials revealed that Craig Spencer — the 33-year-old New York City doctor diagnosed with Ebola on Thursday — rode the subway, visited a Brooklyn bowling alley and took a cab to his Harlem apartment on Wednesday night, hours before he was hospitalized.
Spencer, who was working with Doctors Without Borders treating Ebola patients in Guinea, returned to New York on Oct. 17 and had been monitoring himself for Ebola symptoms since his return.
New York City officials urged the public to remain calm after a doctor who recently returned from West Africa became the first person in the city to test positive for Ebola.
"We want to state at the outset there is no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed," Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference on Thursday night at Bellevue Hospital Center, where Dr. Craig Spencer is being treated.
But the image of two NYPD officers disposing protective masks and gloves into a garbage can on the sidewalk near Spencer's apartment has caused some concerns, at least online.
In a video published by the Daily Mail and broadcast on CNN, the unidentified officers can be seen discarding a mask, gloves and yellow police tape in the garbage can in Harlem, where the 33-year-old doctor lives. Earlier, police sealed off the entire block in front of Spencer's building on West 147th Street.
A spokesman for the NYPD told Yahoo News that the officers never entered the building.
A doctor who recently returned to the United States from West Africa was rushed to a hospital in New York City on Thursday and is being tested for Ebola, hospital officials said.
The 33-year-old man — who had a fever and was experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms — was transported from his Harlem apartment by emergency workers in hazmat gear to Bellevue Hospital Center, which this week was designated by health officials to be used "for the isolation, identification and treatment of potential Ebola patients."
Preliminary test results are expected later Thursday.
It began as a "Zoolander" spoof, but the New York couple who launched a Tumblr that showed their dog dressed in preppy clothes say it's become a big business for their fur-covered menswear model.
According to Yena Kim and David Fung, Bodhi — their 5-year-old shiba inu — earns "ruffly" $15,000 a month.
“When we first dressed him up for fun [in spring 2013], he started posing for us, and doing like Blue Steel and Magnum,” said Fung, a 29-year-old graphic designer, referring to modeling poses from the film. “We originally posted his photo to Facebook as a gag,” Fung told Fast Company.
A day after his controversial comments about AIDS were obliterated by Anderson Cooper, televangelist Pat Robertson called gay rights activists “terrorists."
On his Christian Broadcasting Network show on Wednesday, Robertson blasted Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who is gay, for issuing subpoenas to five prominent pastors who had opposed a new anti-discrimination law.
Video recorded on a dashboard camera outside the Canadian parliament on Wednesday appears to show suspected gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau moments before the shootings began.
The footage, recorded at 9:51 a.m., shows a man, believed to be Zehaf-Bibeau, getting into a car parked across the street from Parliament Hill. Zehaf-Bibeau, a 32-year-old from Quebec, stormed parliament and opened fire before being fatally wounded by sergeant-at-arms Kevin Vickers before he could reach the caucus rooms.
Dramatic footage of the gunfire at Centre Hill was captured on amateur video.
Earlier, Zehaf-Bibeau killed a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.
The soldier was later identified as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, a 25-year-old with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Video from the scene showed emergency responders performing CPR on Cirillo and loading him into an ambulance.
According to the Globe and Mail, Zehaf-Bibeau was "recently designated a 'high-risk traveler'" by the Canadian government, which pulled his passport.
The gunman who fatally shot a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, then stormed the Canadian parliament and opened fire before being shot and killed by the sergeant-at-arms was identified as 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.
Here's what we know about the gunman so far:
• He was a Quebec native. Zehaf-Bibeau was born in 1982; he is the son of Bulgasem Zehaf, a Quebec businessman, and Susan Bibeau, the deputy chairperson of a division of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board. He was raised in the Montreal area. At some point, his parents divorced.
• He had a 'good upbringing.' "I know that [his] mother was very caring and a very involved parent." Janice Parnell, a former neighbor, told CTV. "Actually both parents seem to have been. The boy seemed to have had a very good upbringing. He had a good home base. He was involved in community things."
• His mother is shocked and distraught. "I'm crying for victims, not for my son," Susan Bibeau told The Associated Press. "Can you ever explain something like this?"
The head of Ottawa's parliamentary security is being hailed as a hero after he reportedly shot and killed a suspected male gunman who was trying to enter the caucus rooms.
Kevin Vickers, Parliament Hill's sergeant-at-arms and former member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, shot and killed the suspect, Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino told the Toronto Sun.
"All the details are not in, but the sergeant-at-arms, a former Mountie, is the one that engaged the gunman, or one of them at least, and stopped this," Fantino said. "He did a great job and, from what I know, shot the gunman and he is now deceased."
- Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News3 days ago
Bentley, the dog owned by Ebola-infected Texas nurse Nina Pham, has tested negative for Ebola, Dallas officials said Wednesday.
Sana Syed, public information officer for the city of Dallas, said the year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel will be tested again before the end of his 21-day quarantine period.
Last week, Bentley was removed from the 26-year-old nurse's Dallas apartment and placed under quarantine.
On Monday, Bentley was transitioned into a special kennel for the proper collection of his urine and feces. He was later 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
"This is the least invasive and safest way to conduct the testing process for Bentley," the city of Dallas said in a news release. "Bentley will be monitored for a full 21-day period, similar to people exposed to the Ebola virus."
- Dylan Stableford at Yahoo News3 days ago
Arizona Sen. John McCain is expecting a low voter turnout in next month's midterm elections because he says voters are skeptical of both the Obama administration and the Republican Party.
“What I’m hearing from my pollster friends is that people don’t like Republicans and they don’t like Obama," McCain said in an interview on Pivot's "TakePart Live," a show co-hosted by his daughter, Meghan McCain. "And they're very, very turned off. And I’m afraid we are going to see a very low voter turnout in this election, and that’s not healthy for, obviously, any of us.”
According to the latest Gallup poll, just 40 percent of Americans approve of the job President Obama is doing, while 54 percent disapprove. And just 14 percent approve of the way Congress is handling its job.