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    ___ Market jolt is reality check for investors Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors. A violent lurch lower nine days ago knocked the Standard & Poor's 500 index down as much as 7.4 percent ...

  • U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola criticizes her treatment
    U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola criticizes her treatment

    The first person quarantined under strict new rules in the New York City area for people with a high risk of Ebola tested negative, New Jersey officials said on Saturday, as President Barack Obama said the response to domestic cases of the deadly disease needs to be based on "facts, not fear." Under the new policy, anyone arriving at the two international airports serving New York City after having contact with Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea must submit to a mandatory 21-day quarantine. The requirement exceeds current federal ...

  • US officials: Israel defense chief denied meetings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Still miffed over negative comments that Israel's defense minister made about Secretary of State John Kerry's Mideast peace efforts and nuclear negotiations with Iran, the Obama administration this week refused his requests to meet several top national security aides, U.S. officials said Friday.

  • Quarantined for helping Ebola patients, US nurse slams rules
    Quarantined for helping Ebola patients, US nurse slams rules

    An American nurse on Saturday published a scathing account of her treatment after being put in isolation in the United States following a stint caring for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone. Kaci Hickox was the first person to enter mandatory 21-day quarantine for medics returning to parts of the United States who may have had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa. The new rules took effect in New York and New Jersey on Friday, the same day Hickox returned. She landed in New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport after working with Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone, hit hard by the hemorrhagic fever.

  • Grateful for US strikes, Syrian Kurds name baby 'Obama'
    Grateful for US strikes, Syrian Kurds name baby 'Obama'

    Sultan Muslim, a Syrian Kurd, had no doubt what to name her seventh child when he was born, safely in Turkey, after a harrowing month-long flight from her home in Kobane: Obama. I will never change this name," the shy 35-year-old said in a refugee camp in Suruc, just inside Turkey. The family started their exodus almost a month ago, following some 200,000 Kurds who have already entered Turkey to escape the IS onslaught on Kobane.

  • No regrets for Sharapova after meltdown ends her season

    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova's final match of the year was a bittersweet moment for the Russian ace. She beat Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5 6-7(4) 6-2 in an enthralling match at the WTA Finals that encapsulated the best and worst of her game. Her worst came in the second set when she threw away her last chance of winning the tournament and finishing the year ranked number one in the world, a feat that has eluded her throughout her illustrious career. ...

  • 3 ways to boost your Social Security benefits
    3 ways to boost your Social Security benefits

    There are ways to boost your Social Security benefits - even after you've started collecting. Jean Setzfand of AARP answers three questions she is asked most often by people planning for their retirement.

  • The iPhone 6 Plus might have a serious software problem you should know about
    The iPhone 6 Plus might have a serious software problem you should know about

    Even though the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch was a great success for the company, with 2014 iPhones registering record sales according to Apple, several issues have stained Apple’s iPhone 6 launch, including iOS 8 software problems and the #Bendgate mess, to name just a few. More recently, it was discovered that the iPhone 6’s plastic antenna covers also come with one unexpected flaw. Now, AppleInsider points us to a growing thread on Apple’s support forum that details a potential software issue affecting iPhone 6 Plus handsets. FROM EARLIER: A new iPhone 6 problem arises: Dye from jeans is ruining the iPhone’s plastic strips The thread in questions has over 9,200 views and more than 60 responses, and it details constant

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