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  • Enterovirus 68 Claims First Child Fatality with Death in Rhode Island

    Enterovirus 68 Claims First Child Fatality with Death in Rhode Island

    (PROVIDENCE, R.I.) — The first child infected with enterovirus 68 has died, the Rhode Island Department of Health said Wednesday. The 10-year-old girl from Cumberland, Rhode Island, died last week of a rare combination of bacterial and viral infections, the department said, explaining that she died of Staphylococcus aureus sepsis “associated with” enterovirus 68. “We are all heartbroken to hear about the death of one of Rhode Island’s children,” state Health Department Director Dr. Michael Fine said in a statement. “Many of us will have EV-D68 [enterovirus 68]. Most of us will have very mild symptoms and all but very… Read more

  • CDC: It's 'Not Necessary' to Release Ebola Patient's Flight Information

    CDC: It's 'Not Necessary' to Release Ebola Patient's Flight Information

    (ATLANTA) — The flight information for the Ebola patient diagnosed in Texas will not be released by health officials because “it’s just not necessary,” a spokesperson at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told ABC News. The CDC announced that the man has tested positive for the disease, making him the first person to have discovered he had the virus while on U.S. soil, and they made it clear that he traveled from Liberia to America to visit family in Dallas. “If we need to contact passengers we have a way. We’d call ourselves,” the CDC spokesperson said…. Read more

  • National Nursing Shortage Fueled by Lack of Teachers

    National Nursing Shortage Fueled by Lack of Teachers

    (NEW YORK) — They’re often the first people you see at the doctor’s office, and the first line of defense in any emergency room — but America’s nursing population is shrinking fast. The nursing shortage may not be caused just by lack of interest. In many ways, it’s caused by lack of capacity. Each year, 80,000 applicants are turned away from nursing schools, often because there aren’t enough teachers or resources to accommodate growing student interest. “Suddenly, we turned around and realized we’re not attracting enough nurses to go into teaching,” said Dr. Kimberly S. Glassman, with patient care services… Read more

  • Foster Farms Offers Award for Chickens Killed at California Plant

    Foster Farms Offers Award for Chickens Killed at California Plant

    (CARUTHERS, Calif.) — Foster Farms is offering $5,000 for information about the killing of nearly 1,000 chickens in Caruthers, California. The Fresno Sheriff’s office said in a news release Tuesday that on Sept. 20, suspects used a golf club and “possibly another similar type instrument” to slaughter 920 chickens. Deputy Chris Curtice told the Los Angeles Times “whoever did something like this is pretty sick.” Detectives are looking into a motive. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

  • Paul Curry Convicted in 1994 Nicotine-Poisoning Death of His Wife

    Paul Curry Convicted in 1994 Nicotine-Poisoning Death of His Wife

    (ORANGE COUNTY, Calif.) — Paul Curry was convicted of murder Tuesday in the 1994 nicotine-poisoning death of his wife. Closure into the death of Linda Curry, who was 50 when she died, eluded investigators for years. Jurors in Orange County, Calif. Superior Court reached the verdict after a day of deliberations — guilty of first-degree murder, with special circumstances for poisoning and murder for financial gain. He was also convicted of insurance fraud. Curry stared forward as the verdict was read. Prosecutors argued that Curry, 57, poisoned his wife in order to collect more than $500,000 in insurance money and… Read more

  • Blake Shelton Explains Why He Plants 10 Acres of Watermelon Every Year

    Blake Shelton Explains Why He Plants 10 Acres of Watermelon Every Year

    Blake Shelton plants about 10 acres of watermelon on his Oklahoma property every year, but you won’t find him eating any of them. In fact, Blake hates watermelon. He tells People, “I don’t know why I do it. It’s random and it’s weird. My step-dad likes them, but Miranda doesn’t even really care for them that much.” If Blake’s step-dad wants any watermelon, he’ll have to be quick about harvesting them. Says Blake, “Normally, it never makes it to the point where they even get eaten because deer eat them so fast.” On the music front, Blake’s new album, Bringing… Read more

  • Blake Shelton Is No. 6 on McAfee’s "Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity" List

    Blake Shelton Is No. 6 on McAfee’s "Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity" List

    If you search the name Blake Shelton online, there’s a 18.47 percent chance you’ll click on a page that tests positive for viruses and other malware. That’s according to a new study by the virus fighters at McAfee. The singer and coach on The Voice is ranked sixth on McAfee’s list of the Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrities of 2014. ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is number one. According to McAfee, you have an 19.38 percent chance of landing on a malicious website if you search his name. Carrie Underwood made the top 50.  She’s ranked No. 47. “Most consumers are… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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