Maine nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says she will not be bullied

(Reuters) – Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court. The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. states are struggling to protect against the virus without resorting to overzealous and useless precautions or violating civil rights. Hickox, 33, tested negative for Ebola after returning from treating patients in […]

Israel Introduces 2014 HLS Conference and Exhibition

The Israel Homeland Security 2014 conference and exhibition was introduced in Manila in a networking event last October 23 at the Tower Club in Makati City. In his keynote message, Israeli Ambassador Ephraim Ben Matityau invited the guests to visit Israel for a “technological pilgrimage” to attend the HLS conference. Israel’s Economic and Trade Office in Manila is now planning a Philippine delegation to travel to Israel and visit ISRAEL HLS 2014 on November 9 […]

U.S. CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

(Reuters) – Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), called for voluntary home quarantine for people at the highest risk for Ebola infection but said most medical workers returning from the […]

Washington school shooting suspect left unhappy tweets

BY BILL RIGBY (Reuters) – A high school student believed to have shot to death a classmate and wounded four others on Friday at his campus north of Seattle was a popular homecoming prince but appeared on social media as a heart broken and sometimes angry adolescent. Police offered no motive for why Jaylen Fryberg, a freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, walked into his school cafeteria and shot his fellow students. Rebecca Cooley, the […]

Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

(Reuters) – Authorities in Washington state worked on Saturday to find out what led a popular high school student to open fire on a group of classmates seated at a cafeteria table, killing one and wounding four others, including a pair of his cousins, before killing himself. The Friday incident at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the city of Marysville, north of Seattle, sent students fleeing from the building and sheltering under desks in the latest […]

Protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government proposals

(Reuters) – Hong Kong protesters plan to hold a straw poll on government proposals they rejected earlier in the week as their street campaign pushing for democracy for the Chinese-controlled city entered its fifth week on Friday. With crowds likely to swell at the weekend, student leaders late on Thursday announced a plan for an electronic poll of protesters on reform proposals tabled by senior city government officials in talks on Tuesday that failed to […]

Putin accuses United States of damaging world order

(Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a “unilateral diktat” on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West. In a 40-minute diatribe against the West that was reminiscent of the Cold War and underlined the depth of the rift between Moscow and the West, Putin also denied trying to rebuild the Soviet empire at the expense […]

Gunman acted alone

According to security officials, the gunman who attacked the Canadian parliament acted alone and is not connected with the attack in Quebec.