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NYC Trying To Revive Soda Ban

Posted On October 16, 2014

(New York, NY) -- There are reports high level meetings are underway between the administratio of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the soda industry to bring back the ban on sugary drinks. The "Wall Street Journal" reports the American Beverage Association, the group behind the lawsuit that derailed the Bloomberg ban, is…

WH: Chance Of Plane Passengers Getting Sick “Very Low”

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the Texas nurse who became infected with Ebola should not have been allowed to board a commercial airliner.   Earnest added the CDC is contacting all passengers who were on the plane with the infected nurse, but the chance of any of them becoming infected is…

House Hearing Probes Ebola Crisis

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Lawmakers are digging deeper into the Ebola crisis. Terry Moore reports.   Play Clip

U.S. Ebola Cases May Exceed Two Dozen by November

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Boston, MA) -- There could be two-dozen Ebola cases in the U.S. by November. Researchers at Northeastern University add that's a worst-case scenario, and the actual number will probably be much lower and confined to a few airline passengers who arrive in the country already infected without showing symptoms. The prediction comes from a computer…

Top TX Ebola Hospital Official To Apologize To Congress

Posted On October 16, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- A top official at the Dallas hospital where two nurses have been diagnosed with the Ebola virus is going to apologize to Congress. A transcript of testimony by Dr. Daniel Varga says Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas failed in their initial treatment of Thomas Duncan last month. Varga also says the highly…