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 »

New Ebola Case Diagnosed in Texas

WASHINGTON (CNN) — A second health care worker has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, and CDC officials say she was on a plane the day before she started showing symptoms. Amber Vinson, 29, treated Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas and then contracted the Ebola virus. “This is a heroic person, … Continue reading »

HBO to Offer Stand-Alone Streaming

(CNN) — HBO will be offering a stand-alone streaming service starting in 2015. Customers are currently able to watch HBO shows through the HBO GO app, but the app is only available to users who already pay for HBO through a cable or satellite television service. The new streaming service will allow users to watch … Continue reading »

Ebola Patient Gets Transfusion

DALLAS (CNN) — The first person to contract Ebola in the United States is now getting help from the first person to bring it here. The news photographer who contracted Ebola in West Africa described “dark and profoundly frightening moments,” on a Facebook post Monday that he will never know he contracted the virus. “I … Continue reading »

Chrysler Recalls SUV with Airbag Problem

(CNN) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling 184,000 SUVs for an airbag problem. The models affected are the 2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee. The company said a potential short circuit could prevent the airbags from deploying. Fiat Chrysler said it is unaware of any injuries or accidents tied to the problem. Click here for … Continue reading »

Officials Investigate Ebola Protocol

(CNN) — Health officials are looking into what procedures were or were not followed after a health care worker in Texas contracted Ebola caring for an infected patient. “We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control,” said Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to Frieden, the … Continue reading »

Alaska Same-Sex Marriage Ban Overturned

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Another legal victory for marriage equality advocates–this one in Alaska. A federal judge overturned the state’s same-sex marriage ban, the oldest in the nation. Judge Timothy Burgess released his ruling on Sunday. He found Alaska’s 16-year-old ban violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. Alaska became the first state to … Continue reading »

Patient Showing Ebola-like Symptoms

BRAINTREE, Ma. — A hazmat team and emergency crews are on the scene at a medical facility near Boston, where doctors assessed a patient with Ebola-like symptoms Sunday. The facility says the patient had been to Liberia and was complaining of a headache and muscle aches. The patient has been removed from the building and … Continue reading »

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