2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Midday Glance: Gold companies
Shares of some top gold companies are down at 1 p.m.: Barrick Gold Corp. fell $.38 or 3.0 percent, to $12.45. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell $.11 or 3.0 percent, to $3.50. GoldCorp. fell $2.16 or 10.0 percent, ...
- Why do some survive Ebola? Sierra Leone study offers clues
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - An analysis of the first Ebola cases in Sierra Leone helps draw a clearer picture of why some people survive the disease, while others do not, including their age and the pace at which the virus replicates within their body. The study published Wednesday is based on data gathered from 106 patients diagnosed with Ebola at the Kenema Government Hospital in Sierra Leone from May 25 to July 18. Some of the data on this group was incinerated because of fears that the nurses' station where the records were kept became contaminated. ...
- Maine governor vows to use full extent of authority on Ebola nurse
(Reuters) - Maine Governor Paul LePage vowed on Thursday to use the full extent of his authority in response to a nurse who has treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, after she left her home in Maine and took a bicycle ride despite a quarantine order. LePage said his office had been in talks overnight Wednesday to work out a deal for how Kaci Hickox, who has tested negative for Ebola, will spend the remaining time until Nov. 10, the period that the state has ordered her to remain at home as she waits out the virus's maximum 21-day incubation period. ...
- Why Baltimore Is Hesitant to Open a 100-Year-Old Time Capsule
- Miley & Rihanna Stun With Racy Red Carpet Looks!
- FBI under fire for fake news site to nab suspect
The FBI has come under fire from media organizations following disclosures that it created a fake news website to track down a suspect in a bomb threat case. Documents revealed the FBI created a fake Associated Press news article that appeared to be in the Seattle Times, to trick the suspect to install malware that would reveal his location. The incident dates back to 2007, but the documents surfaced this week after a security research for the American Civil Liberties Union tweeted a link to the case file on Monday. "The FBI impersonating the press is just as irresponsible as the CIA running fake immunization programs.
- Skinnier seats on more crowded planes
- Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset