40% of Web Users Have Been Harassed

(CNN) — New research is giving a detailed look at abusive behavior on the Web. Seventy-three percent of adult Internet users have witnessed someone be harassed online, and 40 percent have personally experienced it. That’s according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. The group used responses from more than 2,800 Web users. … Continue reading »

Social Security Benefits to Increase

(CNN) — Social Security checks will go up by 1.7 percent next year. That equals about $22 more each month, according to the Social Security Administration. In 2015, the average retired worker will receive $15,936 a year. The modest increase is tied to the latest consumer price index, the government’s main inflation measure. It showed … Continue reading »

Cars Recalled Due to Exploding Airbags

(CNN) — Officials are trying to spread the word about dangerous airbags in recalled cars. Federal safety regulators and Toyota Motor want car owners with airbags that might explode to bring them in. Almost eight million cars have the problem airbags, which were manufactured by Japanese parts maker Takata. The Orlando Sentinel reports police are … Continue reading »

Ebola: Researchers Race to Find a Cure

(CNN) — In Professor Erica Ollmann Saphire’s lab, the race is on to outwit Ebola. “We now need to do in weeks and months what it used to take us years to do,” Saphire said. That’s because time is running out. There are 4,500 dead worldwide and eight recent cases on U.S. soil. At her … Continue reading »

43 Duncan Contacts Ebola Free

DALLAS COUNTY, Texas — The first wave of people who had contact with Texas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan are out of isolation and symptom-free. The group reached the 21-day incubation period at midnight. Texas officials announced 43 people can resume normal life. Another five will be cleared soon. “Of the original 48 contacts, 43 … Continue reading »

Mother Wants ‘Breaking Bad’ Toys Removed

(CNN) — “Breaking Bad’s” Walter White may have cleverly dodged authorities during his career as a drug kingpin, but his action figure hasn’t dodged the wrath of a Florida mother. Susan Schrivjer, a mother from Fort Myers, launched a petition in early October to have White — and other “Breaking Bad” action figures — removed … Continue reading »

3 Now in Quarantine in Ohio

CLEVELAND, Oh. — In Ohio, some 29 people who came into contact with Amber Vinson between October 10th and 13th are being monitored. Three were in quarantine as of Sunday, up from one Saturday. One is the nurse’s stepfather. Amber Vinson was transferred to Emory University Hospital’s isolation unit in Atlanta for treatment. According to … Continue reading »

Ebola-linked Cruise Passenger Cleared

GALVESTON, Tex. (CNN) — A cruise ship plowed through the waters of a Texas port on Sunday with precious cargo on board — the end of a small Ebola scare. A passenger had been loosely linked to the only patient to die from the disease in the United States, but health authorities cleared her after … Continue reading »

Starbucks to Offer Pre-Orders

(CNN) — Starbucks has unveiled a new service for customers who don’t want to wait in line. The Starbucks app will now allow users to order drinks from their phone, and skip the line at the store. This is part of Starbucks’ plan to expand sales over mobile devices, which already accounts for about 14 … Continue reading »

Texas Lab Supervisor Isolated on Cruise

(CNN) — A Dallas health worker is under voluntary quarantine on board a carnival cruise ship in the Caribbean. The U.S. State Department says the person may have handled lab specimens from Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died. Officials say the person has no signs of Ebola. The Carnival cruise line released a statement … Continue reading »

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