A teacher on the job for only a few months played a big role in stopping the student gunman at a Washington state high school on Friday, witnesses and officials said, NBC News reported. Megan Silberberger, a social studies teacher, stepped in to halt shooter Jaylen Ray Fryberg when he opened fired in the Marysville Pilchuck High School cafeteria, said Randy Davis, the president of the Marysville Education Association. Four students were severely injured, and one was killed before Fryberg shot himself, according to police. Erick Cervantes, a student who witnessed the violence, said a teacher came through the cafeteria door and tried to swat the gun away from Fryberg before he aimed it at her. "She moved his hand, the weapon, and he shot himself," Cervantes said.
Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start. The contrast in handling two Ebola diagnoses highlights how differently cities and hospitals prepare for health emergencies. "The lesson I would take from New York is you have to practice," Dr. Amesh Adalja, a representative of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. "Preparedness isn't something you just make a plan for and put it on the shelf."
An al Qaeda commander tweeted his support for Abdul Rahman Kassig, the American captive threatened with beheading by ISIS, NBC News reported. “The doctor who welcomed me in the [the city of Deir Ezzour] hospital and performed a successful operation was Peter,” Abu Omar Aqidi, a local commander with the Al-Nusra Front. “Naturally, I assumed he was a Muslim doctor who had come to Syria,” he wrote in Arabic. Al-Nusra Front and ISIS are classified as terror organizations, although they have diverged in the past. On Friday, Kassig’s mother made another plea to ISIS to get in touch with the family. Kassig, born Peter Kassig, changed his name after converting to Islam.
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Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures while working at a Doctors Without Borders clinic at the...
Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures while working at a Doctors Without Borders clinic at the epicenter of the outbreak in West Africa, colleagues said Saturday, The Associated Press reported. Others who have worked with Spencer described him as the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone.
Three of the students wounded during a school shooting in Marysville, Washington, Friday were in critical condition Saturday, with a fourth in serious condition, hospital officials said. Two female victims — identified as Shaylee Chuckulnaskit and Gia Soriano, both 14 — suffered head wounds when Jaylen Ray Fryberg opened fire in the Marysville Pilchuck High School cafeteria, police and hospital officials said. Fryberg killed a female student, and died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to authorities. The girls’ families are by the patients’ bedsides, and “just grieving," officials at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said. Two male victims, who were identified Saturday as Nate Hatch, 14, and Andrew Fryberg, 15, are being treated at Harborview Medical Center Seattle. The boys were described as cousins of the shooter by Don Hatch, the grandfather of one of the victims.
New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary evaluation. The New Jersey Department of Health...
New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary evaluation. The New Jersey Department of Health says the woman remains in isolation at University Hospital in Newark on Saturday. She is a health care worker who returned from West Africa, where she had contact with Ebola patients. She showed no symptoms of the virus when she arrived Friday. Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday that the federal government will now recognize gay marriage in six new states: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming, NBC...
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Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday that the federal government will now recognize gay marriage in six new states: Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia, and Wyoming, NBC News reported. Saturday's announcement brings the total number of states with federal recognition of same-sex marriage to 32, plus the District of Columbia. Couples married in these states will qualify for a range of federal benefits, including Social Security and veterans' benefits.
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Friday's shooting at a high school cafeteria outside Seattle is at least the 11th planned schooting at a school since the Sandy Hook massacre in December 2012, when Adam Lanza shot and killed 20 first-grade students and six adult staff members at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Here's a look at the other 10 shootings:
"The world was not prepared for an outbreak of Ebola like this nature. We had never seen it before spreading in wide geographical areas, spreading in urban settings, densely populated urban settings."
The parliament building in Canada's capital reopened to visitors on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after shooting dead a soldier at a nearby war memorial,...
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The parliament building in Canada's capital reopened to visitors on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after shooting dead a soldier at a nearby war memorial, Reuters reported. The grounds of the hilltop Gothic building, whose clock tower is a centerpiece of Ottawa’s skyline, attracted scores of visitors, many still stunned by Wednesday'’ attack, in which 24-year-old Corporal Nathan Cirillo, was gunned down by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is asking the public for help in tracing the movements of Zehaf-Bibeau from Oct. 2- 22.
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Two men were arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting a 9-year-old girl who was playing outside her apartment in Anaheim, California, Wednesday in what police believe was a gang-related incident. Ricardo Cruz, 19, of Buena Park and Alfredo Miguel Aquino, 20, of Anaheim, were arrested Friday around 11 p.m. on suspicion of murdering Ximena Meza while shooting at a group of men, according to the Anaheim Police Department.
The latest case of a positive Ebola test in the United States sparked immediate concerns about who may have been exposed and helped shed light on how the potentially deadly virus is, and isn't, spread. Ebola can only be transmitted by infected people who show symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. If an exposed person does not develop symptoms within 21 days of exposure, the person will not become sick with Ebola, according to the CDC. Click to read more information about the spread of Ebola. Read »
The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman with a beauty mark on...
The fumes, reeking of gasoline, poured from the white Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman with a beauty mark on her left cheek reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the ignition. But who was she? How was it that her life had ended here, in the corner of a convenience store parking lot, less than a mile south of Newark Liberty International Airport's runways? Co-workers and friends soon had identified her as Maria Leonor Fernandes, 32 years old and single, who worked minimum wage jobs at three nearby Dunkin' Donuts shops — often grabbing an hour or two of sleep in her car between shifts.
Authorities say a Pennsylvania man provided bad information to police about the suspect accused of killing a state trooper, The Associated Press reported. Michael Abuiso was charged Friday in Monroe County with...
Authorities say a Pennsylvania man provided bad information to police about the suspect accused of killing a state trooper, The Associated Press reported. Michael Abuiso was charged Friday in Monroe County with making false reports and related counts. According to a complaint, Abuiso lied to police by saying suspect Eric Frein asked him in August for a forged identity in order to enter Canada.
A suspect was arrested Friday afternoon after two Northern California sheriff's deputies were killed during a series of shootings that spanned about six hours and 30 miles across two Northern California counties. A third deputy and a bystander were also shot during the spree.