WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ WBRZ National News National News en-us Copyright 2014, WBRZ. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:10:05 GMT Synapse CMS 10 WBRZ http://www.wbrz.com/ 144 25 NYC doctor has Ebola http://www.wbrz.com/news/nyc-doctor-has-ebola/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/nyc-doctor-has-ebola/ National News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 6:13:22 PM Trey Schmaltz NYC doctor has Ebola

NEW YORK- A new case of the Ebola virus has been confirmed in a patient who recently returned to the city following a stint with Doctors Without Borders.

The tests confirmed the doctor was sick with the illness Thursday. He had recently returned from work in West Africa.

The man went to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital with 103-degree fever and diarrhea. Bellevue is a designated Ebola center.

Thursday night, health officials cordoned off the doctor's apartment in Harlem. The city's disease detectives have been tracing his contacts to identify anyone who may be at risk.

The 33-year-old doctor is one of three people who are now being treated for Ebola in the United States.  Five people have recovered and one person has died.

Two healthy people in Louisiana are being monitored for any symptoms of Ebola after they returned from Africa.  Health leaders in Louisiana said it is unlikely they are infected with the virus.  There have been no cases of Ebola in Louisiana.
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Classic cars for sale http://www.wbrz.com/news/classic-cars-for-sale/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/classic-cars-for-sale/ National News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 5:42:12 PM Michael Marsh Classic cars for sale

DEARBORN, MICHIGAN- A family is selling more than a 120 classic cars that were in their late grandfather's collection and if you're in the market, Dearborn, Michigan is the place to look.

Blake Weldon says his grandfather died last year doing what he loved, working on his cars. Weldon says he went out in the "exact way he wanted to."

The collection was built over half a century and Weldon says he grandfather's favorite was the 1988 Oldsmobile Rocket.


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Dallas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola http://www.wbrz.com/news/dallas-man-s-halloween-decor-inspired-by-ebola/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/dallas-man-s-halloween-decor-inspired-by-ebola/ National News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 3:58:19 PM Jamie Strangle Dallas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola

UNIVERSITY PARK, TX - A Dallas-area man has taken inspiration from the fear of Ebola for the Halloween decorations at his townhouse.

James Faulk stacked up barrels marked "biohazard," surrounded his yard in University Park, with yellow caution tape and crossed his door and windows with white tape marked "quarantine," re-enacting a scene that's played out at three Dallas apartments.

Faulk said Wednesday that "it's all in good fun," though he expects some people will give him some grief.

Speaking to reporters, Faulk wore a protective suit with the label "CDC Trainee" and a face shield. He gripped a clipboard and red plastic bag marked "biohazard."

A man from West Africa died of Ebola earlier this month in Dallas and two nurses who treated him have been hospitalized after being diagnosed.

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Official: 3 dead, 2 hurt in Maryland midair crash http://www.wbrz.com/news/official-3-dead-2-hurt-in-maryland-midair-crash/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/official-3-dead-2-hurt-in-maryland-midair-crash/ National News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 2:34:45 PM APNewsNow Official: 3 dead, 2 hurt in Maryland midair crash

FREDERICK, MD - A fire department official says three people were killed and two others were injured when an airplane and a helicopter collided in midair at Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland.

Capt. Kevin Fox of Frederick County Fire and Rescue says the collision occurred at 3:40 p.m.

He says it's not clear how the collision occurred or which victims were aboard which aircraft.

The injured victims were taken to a trauma center in Hagerstown. Fox did not know the extent of their injuries.

Aerial footage from WJZ-TV in Baltimore showed an airplane that had crashed into a stand of trees.

The airport opened in 1948. It has two runways.

Image: @NewsChopperBrad via Twitter


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White House fence jumper held without bond http://www.wbrz.com/news/white-house-fence-jumper-held-without-bond/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/white-house-fence-jumper-held-without-bond/ National News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:31:34 PM Pete Yost White House fence jumper held without bond

WASHINGTON - The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge.

Dominic Adesanya resisted being taken away and started talking as two court officers removed him from the courtroom.

The defendant has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats.

A preliminary hearing and detention hearing have been scheduled for Monday.

Earlier Wednesday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said options are being considered to enhance security at the White House, including more personnel, technology and physical impediments to get in.

He praised the agents' response, saying, "Yesterday's incident underscores the professionalism of the Secret Service."


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Pentagon: Iraq says troops will go on offensive http://www.wbrz.com/news/pentagon-iraq-says-troops-will-go-on-offensive/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/pentagon-iraq-says-troops-will-go-on-offensive/ National News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:25:16 AM Lolita C. Baldor Pentagon: Iraq says troops will go on offensive

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon says Iraq's new defense minister says his troops will go on the offensive against Islamic State militants who have taken over large sections of the country.

Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, says Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi spoke with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel by phone Thursday. He says al-Obeidi told Hagel he has every intention of going after the extremists and he vowed to rebuild the Iraqi military and ensure his troops are well trained and equipped. Kirby says the minister said he will build an inclusive Army that the Iraqi people will trust.

Iraqi troops were overrun by the extremists, and many Iraqi troops dropped their weapons and fled. U.S. officials have blamed the rout on poor leadership and deep sectarian divisions within the government.


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Senators plan bill to block benefits for ex-Nazis http://www.wbrz.com/news/senators-plan-bill-to-block-benefits-for-ex-nazis/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/senators-plan-bill-to-block-benefits-for-ex-nazis/ National News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 9:10:25 AM Richard Lardner Senators plan bill to block benefits for ex-Nazis

WASHINGTON - Two Democratic senators say they will soon introduce legislation that would stop suspected Nazi war criminals from collecting U.S. Social Security benefits.

Senators Chuck Schumer of New York and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania revealed plans for their bill Thursday.

Their announcement comes four days after The Associated Press reported that dozens of Nazi suspects collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments after being forced out of the United States.

The legislation would deny federal public benefits such as Social Security to individuals who participated in the Nazis' persecution of Jews and other civilians during World War II. The bill will be introduced when Congress returns to session in mid-November.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York, has said she will introduce similar legislation in the House.


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US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000 http://www.wbrz.com/news/us-jobless-aid-applications-rise-to-283-000/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/us-jobless-aid-applications-rise-to-283-000/ National News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 5:38:21 AM Christopher S. Rugaber US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam.

The Labor Department says applications rose 17,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 283,000. That is the sixth straight week below 300,000. Applications have fallen 19 percent in the past year.

The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined 3,000 to 281,000, the lowest in 14 years. As a percentage of the working population, applications are near their lowest levels since the early 1970s.

Applications are a proxy for layoffs. Their unusually low level suggests that employers are confident enough to hold onto workers and may step up hiring.


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Accused WH intruder had been arrested there before http://www.wbrz.com/news/accused-wh-intruder-had-been-arrested-there-before/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/accused-wh-intruder-had-been-arrested-there-before/ National News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 4:32:12 AM APNewsNow Accused WH intruder had been arrested there before

WASHINGTON - This isn't the first time the man who was arrested outside the White House yesterday was in that situation.

Records show that Dominic Adesanya was also charged with unlawful entry at the White House complex in late July. A court document says he told an officer that a security barrier he jumped over "was easy," and that the next fence to the south grounds wouldn't be a problem.

He's accused of climbing over a fence and onto the North Lawn last night. He was quickly arrested, after allegedly kicking and punching two Secret Service dogs.

Just three days after the July arrest at the White House, Adesanya was apprehended again for refusing to leave the Treasury building next door to the White House, and swinging his fists at officers.

According to the court document, Adesanya claimed that a banking family that he said owned the Federal Reserve Bank was targeting him, and he said he wanted cameras that have been placed in his home removed.

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Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola http://www.wbrz.com/news/many-doubt-hospitals-can-handle-ebola/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/many-doubt-hospitals-can-handle-ebola/ National News Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:18:51 AM Lauran Neergard Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A new poll finds most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient.

The Associated Press poll also finds that most Americans say the U.S. should be doing more to stop Ebola in West Africa. Health authorities have been clear that until that epidemic ends, travelers could unknowingly carry the virus anywhere.

Nearly a quarter of Americans are very confident the U.S. health care system can prevent Ebola from spreading widely, and 40 percent are moderately confident.

But nearly half don't think their local hospital can safely treat an Ebola case, and 31 percent are only moderately confident that it can.

The poll was conducted Oct. 16-20.


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Bear cub strolls through store http://www.wbrz.com/news/bear-cub-strolls-through-store/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/bear-cub-strolls-through-store/ National News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 5:56:38 PM Michael Marsh Bear cub strolls through store

ASHLAND, OREGON- A bear cub scurried down the isle of a drug store and caught some shoppers by surprise.

Witnesses say the cub showed up on Sunday at a nearby hotel and hopped out of a window and strolled across the street to the drug store. Police arrived and tried to catch the cub with a shopping cart but it kept dashing away.

Customers took pictures and video while this was going on.

The cub was eventually cornered and Oregon wildlife agents are holding it until it can go to a rehabilitation facility, since it had human contact. After rehab, it could be released back into the wild


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Bumming a smoke led to prison http://www.wbrz.com/news/bumming-a-smoke-led-to-prison/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/bumming-a-smoke-led-to-prison/ National News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 5:51:33 PM Michael Marsh Bumming a smoke led to prison

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA-  It's ten years in prison for a bank robber who stopped to bum a smoke as he tried to make his getaway.

A construction worker told police Paul Carman appeared nervous when he threw his shirt into a trash container and asked the worker for a smoke. The worker's description helped police nab Carman last year after he handed a bank teller a note saying, "This is a robbery. No dye packs. No alarms."

A federal judge sentenced Carman but it wasn't the max.

Carman's lawyer argued his client had a life-long problem with drinking and argued for a shorter term.


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Man apprehended after jumping White House fence http://www.wbrz.com/news/man-apprehended-after-jumping-white-house-fence/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/man-apprehended-after-jumping-white-house-fence/ National News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 5:03:20 PM APNewsNow Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

WASHINGTON - The Secret Service has apprehended a man who jumped over the White House fence.

This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion. The fallout from that September incident and other Secret Service breaches in security for the president led Julia Pierson to step down as director of the agency.

Video of the incident Wednesday night taken by TV news cameras shows a man in white shorts just inside the White House fence on Pennsylvania Avenue.

The video shows the man lifting his shirt as if to show agents that he has no weapons. The man is then seen kicking and punching two Secret Service dogs that were released on him.


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Teens' travel renews concerns about terror appeal http://www.wbrz.com/news/teens-travel-renews-concerns-about-terror-appeal/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/teens-travel-renews-concerns-about-terror-appeal/ National News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 5:00:09 PM Sadie Gurman Teens' travel renews concerns about terror appeal

DENVER - School officials say three teenage girls under investigation for possibly trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an online predator who encouraged them to travel to Syria.

U.S. officials on Wednesday were still trying to determine how they made it to Europe unnoticed and whether their case is a sign of terrorism's deepening appeal among youth.

The girls, two sisters ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend, were detained in Germany and sent back to their homes in the Denver area over the weekend.

Tustin Amole, a spokeswoman for the district where they attend high school, says classmates saw the girls chatting on Twitter about their plans. Administrators are being vigilant for signs of similar intentions among other students.


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Family: Doctors don't detect Ebola in nurse's body http://www.wbrz.com/news/family-doctors-don-t-detect-ebola-in-nurse-s-body/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/family-doctors-don-t-detect-ebola-in-nurse-s-body/ National News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 4:33:29 PM APNewsNow Family: Doctors don't detect Ebola in nurse's body

COLUMBUS, OH - The family of a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and was diagnosed with Ebola says doctors no longer detect the virus in her body.

A family statement released Wednesday through a media consultant says officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention couldn't detect Ebola in Amber Vinson as of Tuesday evening. Doctors usually do two tests a day apart before saying they can't detect the virus. It's unclear how many tests Vinson has had.

The statement says Vinson's mother spoke to her Wednesday and Vinson has been approved for transfer from isolation.

Vinson is being treated at Emory, near Atlanta. Emory officials won't comment on her status.

Vinson helped care for a Liberian man with Ebola who died at a Dallas hospital Oct. 8. Another nurse there also became infected.


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Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US http://www.wbrz.com/news/obama-expresses-optimism-about-ebola-in-us/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/obama-expresses-optimism-about-ebola-in-us/ National News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 2:30:11 PM APNewsNow Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says he's cautiously more optimistic about the Ebola situation in the U.S.

Obama notes that relatives of the only person to die of Ebola in the U.S. have been freed from quarantine.

And he notes that two nurses from a Dallas hospital who were infected with Ebola as a result of treating that now-deceased individual seem to be doing better.

Obama also says a declaration by the World Health Organization that Nigeria is free of Ebola shows the outbreak can be stopped when caught early.

The president commented Wednesday after meeting at the White House with Ron Klain, the government's newly appointed Ebola Response Coordinator.


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Pres. Obama condemns Canada shooting, offers help http://www.wbrz.com/news/pres-obama-condemns-canada-shooting-offers-help/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/pres-obama-condemns-canada-shooting-offers-help/ National News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:18:41 PM APNewsNow Pres. Obama condemns Canada shooting, offers help

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has condemned deadly shootings in Canada as "outrageous attacks" and has offered to help the U.S. ally with its response.

The White House says Obama spoke by telephone Wednesday with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the capital of Ottawa, Ontario, was shot and killed Wednesday. Gunfire also erupted inside Parliament and authorities say at least one gunman was killed.

On Monday, authorities say a recent convert to Islam killed one Canadian soldier before being shot to death by police.

Obama also expressed the American people's solidarity with Canada.


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Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California http://www.wbrz.com/news/huge-gold-nugget-going-up-for-sale-in-california/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/huge-gold-nugget-going-up-for-sale-in-california/ National News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:58:54 AM APNewsNow Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California

SAN FRANCISCO - One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale.

Weighing in at more than 6 pounds, the Butte Nugget is expected to carry a price tag of $350,000.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday that the nugget's owner asked dealer Don Kagin to keep his name and the location of the discovery secret.

What's known is that a gold hunter found it in July on public land in the Butte County mountains. David McCarthy, a coin and rare-minerals expert, told the Chronicle that he took a blindfolded ride to the site of the discovery so he would be satisfied the nugget was genuine.

The gold chunk will be unveiled Thursday at the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show.

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9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal http://www.wbrz.com/news/9-unc-employees-fired-or-disciplined-in-scandal/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/9-unc-employees-fired-or-disciplined-in-scandal/ National News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:51:36 AM Aaron Beard 9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - University of North Carolina chancellor Carol Folt says the school has fired or begun disciplinary procedures against nine employees after an investigation of an academic fraud scandal dating back nearly two decades.

Folt took questions from reporters Wednesday after the release of the report by former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein. Folt says four people are being terminated. She wouldn't say who they were.

Wainstein's probe found more than 3,100 students - nearly half of them athletes - enrolled in classes they didn't have to show up for and received artificially inflated grades for research papers. The report called it a "shadow curriculum" that ran from 1993 to 2011 in the former African and Afro-American Studies department.


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Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings http://www.wbrz.com/news/blackwater-guards-found-guilty-in-iraq-shootings/ http://www.wbrz.com/news/blackwater-guards-found-guilty-in-iraq-shootings/ National News Wed, 22 Oct 2014 9:33:01 AM Pete Yost Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

WASHINGTON - A federal jury has returned guilty verdicts for all four former Blackwater security guards charged in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad.

The jury in Washington found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder.

The three other three guards - Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and Dustin Heard - were found guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

The four men were charged with a combined 33 counts in the shootings.

The jury had reached verdicts on only part of the charges, but Judge Royce Lamberth allowed them to announce the verdicts on Wednesday that they had reached.

The jury is expected to continue deliberating on the other counts.


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