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Stepped Up Ebola Screening At Airports Starts Today

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Newark, NJ) -- Stepped up Ebola screening starts today at several of the nation's busiest airports. The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention says trained staff will question passengers arriving from West Africa, look for signs of illness and take their temperature. The screening will be taking place at Chicago O'Hare, Dulles, Newark Liberty and…

Lawmakers Look At Govt Response To Ebola Crisis

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Two of the nation's top health officials testify today in a House hearing on the government's response to the Ebola crisis. The midday hearing will feature testimony from CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden and Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Institutes of Health. The hearing comes a day after a second Dallas…

Massive Food Waste Getting Attention On World Food Day

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Undated) -- Food waste is a massive problem here in the U.S. and around the world. Elizabeth Royte , the author of a National Geographic feature story on the subject, says the problem is bad here.   But around the world, food waste is even worse with two-and-one-half-trillion-pounds-a-year, or enough to feed three-billion people all…

White House Shifts To Crisis Mode On Ebola, 2nd Nurse Diagnosed

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Undated) -- The White House is shifting into crisis mode after a second Dallas nurse was diagnosed with Ebola. National Correspondent Joe Gomez says the White House is doing damage control.   President Obama has canceled two days of political events as Republicans and some Democrats call for him to take various steps which the…

Millions Participating In Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills Today

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Undated) -- Millions of people in states across the country are taking time today to practice what to do during an earthquake. Today is the annual Great Shakeout, when emergency management agencies coordinate earthquake drills so people will be better prepared in case the real thing hits their community. The event started in California but…