Liberia to Prosecute US Ebola Patient Thomas Eric Duncan for Lying on Health Form

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Liberia to Prosecute Thomas Eric Duncan, US Ebola Victim, for Lying on Health Form

Liberian officials say they will prosecute Thomas Eric Duncan, the man diagnosed with Ebola in the Dallas, for lying on his health forms.

CNN: Days before he became the first person diagnosed with Ebola on American soil, Thomas Eric Duncan answered “no” to questions about whether he had cared for a patient with the deadly virus.

Before leaving Liberia, Duncan also answered no to a question about whether he had touched the body of someone who died in an area affected by the disease, said Binyah Kesselly, board chairman of the Liberia Airport Authority.

Witnesses say Duncan had been helping Ebola patients in Liberia. Liberian community leader Tugbeh Chieh Tugbeh said Duncan was caring for an Ebola-infected patient at a residence in Paynesville City, just outside Monrovia.

More from KHOU:

Family members of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan were ordered Wednesday night to stay home or face criminal charges. Four to five people, who are not showing symptoms of the deadly disease at this time, were put under the quarantine by Texas health officials.

The group is not allowed to have any contact with outsiders for 21 days – the incubation period for ebola.

The “control order” — delivered in writing Wednesday night – was given after health officials learned the family members had left their home.

“We have tried and true protocols to protect the public and stop the spread of this disease,” Texas Health Commissioner Dr. David Lakey said. “This order gives us the ability to monitor the situation in the most meticulous way.”

Family: Jason Forbes Dies on Floor of Jamaican Hospital After Workers Ignore Cries for Help

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Family:  Jason Forbes Dies on Floor of Jamaican Hospital After Workers Ignore Cries for Help

HORROR:  The family of Jason Forbes are blaming his untimely death of the floor of the Spanish Town Hospital Tuesday night, on the hospital’s negligence.

Here’s more from the Jamaica Observer:

JASON Forbes seemingly foresaw his death while lying on the floor of the Spanish Town Hospital Tuesday night, complaining about a pain in his stomach and pleading for assistance from health care workers.

When his name was eventually called on Wednesday morning and a security guard lifted him from the floor onto a wheelchair, he was dead.

“Mi belly ah hurt mi, unnu help mi nuh, unnu a guh mek mi dead,” Forbes, the father of a 13-year-old daughter, pleaded on Tuesday night, according to his sister Carmen Gunn.

His 76-year-old mother, who spent the night at the Spanish Town Hospital with Forbes waiting for him to be attended to, also tried to get some assistance for him, but was repeatedly told to sit down.

Gunn told the Jamaica Observer yesterday that, after getting to the hospital, some time after 7:00 pm, her mother was told to get Forbes registered, which she did. Gunn said that after her mother registered Forbes they sent her back out with him.

This is the latest controversy to engulf the island. This comes months after Mario Deane died after being beaten by inmates while in custody at a police station in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

CDC Confirms Ebola in Dallas Patient, 1st Case Diagnosed in U.S.

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CDC Confirms Ebola Patient in Dallas

The Centers for Disease Control confirmed the first Ebola case diagnosed in the Dallas. It is the first case of the deadly virus that has been diagnosed in the U.S.

The patient came from Liberia and is visiting family in the U.S. The individual was not placed in isolation over a four-day period before he or she was placed in isolation on Sept. 28.  The concern for many is that this person should have been placed in isolation to avoid any issues of infecting others he or she came in contact with.

CBS DFW:  CDC Director Thomas Frieden related the information that the individual who tested positive had traveled to Liberia. The person left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20 with no virus symptoms. Frieden said it was four or five days later that the patient, who is believed to be male, began developing symptoms and was ultimately admitted to Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Sunday, September 28.

“We received in our laboratory today specimens from the individual, tested them and they tested positive for Ebola. The State of Texas also operates a laboratory that found the same results,” Frieden said. After the confirmation statement Frieden went on to stress that the testing for Ebola is very accurate, saying that it’s a PCR test of blood.

As far as the medical condition of the infected patient, Frieden did say that he “is critically ill at this point.”

 

REPORT: US General Killed in Afghanistan ID’d as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene

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REPORT: US General Killed in Afghanistan ID’d as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene


#BREAKING:  Officer killed in Afghanistan identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene. He is the most senior American military personnel killed since the Afghanistan war began, the New York Times reports. He is a 34-year veteran of the military. This is a significant event in the military.

Maj. Gen. Harold Greene was the deputy commanding general of the command in charge of training and development of the Afghan National Security Forces.

Greene was killed during an insider attack on Tuesday, when a gunman in Afghan military uniform opened fire at a gathering of U.S. and Afghan military leaders. Several others were wounded in the shooting.

3 Shot at Wellness Center at Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby PA

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3 Shot at Wellness Center at Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby PA

BREAKING:  Three people shot at a wellness center on the campus of Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., Delaware County, Pa., authorities said.

MyFoxPhilly reports the Delaware County, Pa., district attorney said one female employee shot and killed in the Mercy-Fitzgerald Hospital wellness center shooting and a doctor suffered a graze wound. The suspect, identified as Richard Plotts, was wounded and is in police custody.

The shooting occurred on the third floor of the Sister Marie Lenahan Wellness Center. A female caseworker on the psychiatric ward was killed. The wounded doctor, who had a gun of his own, returned fire, critically injuring Richard Plotts, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan told WTXF-TV.

Meriam Ibrahim, Spared Death Sentence for Apostasy, Meets Pope After Arrival in Italy

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Meriam Ibrahim, Spared Death Sentence for Apostasy, Meets Pope After Arrival in Italy


Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy, is finally free. She flew out of Sudan on an Italian government plane with deputy foreign minister, Lapo Pistelli, who flew to there to get her and her family late on Wednesday. She was released after intense negotiations with the Italian government. Pope Francis had also gotten involved in her case.

Meriam Ibrahim is bound for the U.S. along with her husband Daniel Wani and their two kids. They met with Pope Francis on Thursday after arriving in Rome. They thanked him for his support and he thanked her for staying true to her Christian faith despite the threat of execution if she did not renounce the only faith she knew.

Federal Appeals Court Panel Deals Major Blow to Obamacare on Tax Subsidies

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Federal Appeals Court Panel Deals Major Blow to Obamacare on Tax Subsidies (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

More trouble for President Obama’s signature health care reform legislation, the Affordable Care Act. A federal appeals court panel dealt a major blow to Obamacare on Tuesday, ruling that the tax subsidies that are central to the law may not be provided in at least half of the states, the Washington Post reports. The provision helped millions to purchase health insurance on federal health care exchanges.

Federal Appeals Court Panel Deals Blow to Obamacare

Meriam Ibrahim, Sentenced to Death for Marrying Christian, Freed from Jail

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Meriam Ibrahim Charged with Apostasy for Marrying Christian Man, Freed from Prison

BREAKING:  Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for marrying a Christian man, Daniel Wani, freed from prison. This comes after a Sudanese appeals court ordered her release.

Meriam Ibrahim was sentenced to 100 lashes for adultery and death by hanging for apostasy after refusing to renounce her Christian faith.

The Guardian reports, “The appeal court ordered the release of Meriam Yahya [Ibrahim] and the cancellation of the [previous] court ruling,” Sudan’s SUNA news agency said on Monday.

I hope the U.S. government will grant Meriam Ibrahim and her kids visa as soon as possible to they can join her husband in the U.S.

“I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” Author Maya Angelou Dead at Age 86

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“I Know Why the Caged Birds Sing” Writer Maya Angelou Dead at Age 86

#RIP:  “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” Writer Maya Angelou dead at age 86. My heart is broken right now. I loved everything about Maya Angelou. She triumphed over adversity and rose like a phoenix from the ashes. We have lost a true giant.

Dr. Angelou, a renowned poet, novelist and actress, died at her home in Winston-Salem, NC, her literary agent, Helen Brann.

A professor, singer and dancer, Angelou’s work spans several professions. In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded her with the Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor.

She spent her early years studying dance and drama in San Francisco, but dropped out at age 14, instead becoming the city’s first African-American female cable car conductor.

Angelou later returned to high school to finish her diploma and gave birth a few weeks after graduation. While the 17-year-old single mother waited tables to support her son, she acquired a passion for music and dance, and toured Europe in the mid-1950s in the opera production “Porgy and Bess.” In 1957, she recorded her first album, “Calypso Lady.”

In 1958, Angelou become a part of the Harlem Writers Guild in New York and also played a queen in “The Blacks,” an off-Broadway production by French dramatist Jean Genet.

Affectionately referred to as Dr. Angelou, the professor never went to college. She has more than 30 honorary degrees and taught American studies for years at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.

“I created myself,” she has said. “I have taught myself so much.”

Angelou was born April 4, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri. She grew up between St. Louis and the then-racially-segregated town of Stamps, Arkansas.

The famous poet got into writing after a childhood tragedy that stunned her into silence for years. When she was 7, her mother’s boyfriend raped her. He was later beaten to death by a mob after she testified against him.

“My 7-and-a-half-year-old logic deduced that my voice had killed him, so I stopped speaking for almost six years,” she said.

From the silence, a louder voice was born. Source: CNN

President Obama’s Statement on the Passing of Maya Angelou:

When her friend Nelson Mandela passed away last year, Maya Angelou wrote that “No sun outlasts its sunset, but will rise again, and bring the dawn.”

Today, Michelle and I join millions around the world in remembering one of the brightest lights of our time – a brilliant writer, a fierce friend, and a truly phenomenal woman.  Over the course of her remarkable life, Maya was many things – an author, poet, civil rights activist, playwright, actress, director, composer, singer and dancer.  But above all, she was a storyteller – and her greatest stories were true.  A childhood of suffering and abuse actually drove her to stop speaking – but the voice she found helped generations of Americans find their rainbow amidst the clouds, and inspired the rest of us to be our best selves.  In fact, she inspired my own mother to name my sister Maya.

Like so many others, Michelle and I will always cherish the time we were privileged to spend with Maya.  With a kind word and a strong embrace, she had the ability to remind us that we are all God’s children; that we all have something to offer.  And while Maya’s day may be done, we take comfort in knowing that her song will continue, “flung up to heaven” – and we celebrate the dawn that Maya Angelou helped bring.

Maya Angelou at Bill Clinton’s inauguration reciting “On the Pulse of the Morning:”

#HotAirBalloon Crash: Univ. of Richmond Basketball Coach Ginny Doyle Confirmed Dead

 

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#HotAirBalloon Crash: Univ. of Richmond Basketball Staffers Ginny Doyle & Natalie Lewis Confirmed Dead (Credit: Instagram)

#HotAirBalloon Crash: Two women’s basketball officials from the University of Richmond were among three people killed after the hot air balloon they were traveling in hit some power lines, erupted in fire and crashed. A relative confirmed that one of the passengers was associate head coach Ginny Doyle, 44. The body of the pilot, who has been identified as retired U.S. Army officer Daniel Kirk, was also found.

The Washington Post reports Natalie Lewis, the director of basketball operations at the University of Richmond, was also one of the passengers riding in the balloon, ex-wife of Spiders head coach Michael Shaefer who said he participated in the outing to support his girlfriend. Lewis was an organizer of the Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival.

No official identification of the two women killed have been disclosed, pending notification to the next of kin. Investigators are looking for the body of a third passenger, thought to be that of Natalie Lewis.

 #HotAirBalloon Crash: Univ. of Richmond Basketball Coach Ginny Doyle Confirmed Dead