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Texas dept.: 2nd person tests positive for Ebola

DALLAS (AP) — A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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Shire: AbbVie should proceed with $55B acquisition

The drugmaker Shire wants AbbVie to stick with its roughly $55 billion acquisition bid, and it is reminding its U.S. counterpart of the hefty breakup fee it will receive if things don't work out.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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With their mark on Earth, humans may name era, too

WASHINGTON (AP) — People are changing Earth so much, warming and polluting it, that many scientists are turning to a new way to describe the time we live in. They're calling it the Anthropocene — the age of humans.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Dallas nurse with Ebola says she's 'doing well'

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas nurse who became infected with Ebola while treating the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. said Tuesday that she was "doing well," while the World Health Organization projected that West Africa could see up to 10,000 new infections a week within two months.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Hong Kong protesters barricade tunnel near govt HQ

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy activists clashed with police and barricaded a tunnel near Hong Kong's government headquarters late Tuesday, expanding their protest zone again after being cleared out of some other streets in the latest escalation of tensions in a weekslong political crisis.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Spiders force family from of upscale Missouri home

WELDON SPRING, Mo. (AP) — A family was driven from their suburban St. Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Parrot missing for years returns speaking Spanish

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A pet parrot that spoke with a British accent when it disappeared from its home four years ago has been reunited with its owner — and the bird now speaks Spanish.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Jurors find deputies used excessive force in death

DENVER (AP) — A federal court jury on Tuesday found five Denver sheriff's deputies used excessive force against a homeless street preacher who died in 2010.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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