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White House Mum On Hacking Reports

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Presidential spokesman Josh Earnest is not saying much about reports of Russian hackers penetrating an unclassified White House computer network. In a briefing earlier today, Earnest said some recent activity is being investigated. He also spoke broadly about White House cyber security, saying it is constantly reviewed and updated where necessary.

Liberians Pray For Miracle

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Monrovia) -- Liberians are praying for a miracle to help stop the spread of Ebola. Different denominations are coming together in the mostly Christian country to urge Liberians to fast over the next three days, and to pray for salvation from what they consider to be the "curse" of the Ebola epidemic. Liberia has been…

Dozens Of Homes In Path Of Volcano Lava

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Undated) -- Buildings are being destroyed and Hawaiians are evacuating their homes due to lava from a volcano. Dozens of homes in the village of Pahoa lie on the route of the lava flow which has been traveling since June 27th. An observation platform has been created so evacuated residents can see if their properties…

Epidemiologists Group Slams Mandatory Ebola Quarantines

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Undated) -- A national organization of epidemiologists is blasting mandatory quarantines of healthcare workers returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. The Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists in Atlanta says such quarantines aren't based in science and do more harm than good. Dr. Jeff Engel, who heads up the council, predicts mandatory quarantines…

DHS Official Resigns Amid Prostitution Probe

Posted On October 29, 2014

(Undated) -- The federal security official who investigated a prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents is now accused of hiring a prostitute himself. The "New York Times" reports Department of Homeland Security official David Nieland was questioned by law enforcement in Florida when he was spotted entering a hotel well known for hosting prostitutes and…