(by Greg Land, Atlanta’s Daily Report) – The parents of a teenager who created a Facebook page purporting to show a classmate making profane and racist comments can be held liable for defamation because they allowed the page to remain online for nearly a year after it was discovered, Georgia appeals judges have ruled.
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(from Associated Press) – Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau and Senegal, all of which share borders with at least one of the three most affected countries, have closed those borders.
(ABC News) – Since his recovery and release from Emory University Hospital on Aug. 21, Dr. Kent Brantly has donated his plasma to Samaritan’s Purse colleague Dr. Rick Sacra and freelance cameraman Ashoka Mukpo, both of whom were receiving treatment for Ebola at Nebraska Medical Center. Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted the virus while treating Thomas Eric Duncan, received a blood donation of some kind from Brantly, according to health officials.
(by Azeen Ghorayshi, The Guardian) – The man had been using the technology for around 18 hours a day – removing it only to sleep and shower – and complained of feeling irritable and argumentative without the device.
(by Ashley Fantz and Holly Yan, CNN) – A day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a Texas health care worker tested positive for Ebola, health officials are still trying to figure out how exactly she caught it.
Monday, October 13th is Columbus Day. Traditionally observed on the second Monday in October, Columbus Day commemorates the landing of Columbus in the “New World” (on a small island off Florida) on October 12, 1492.
(The Salt Lake Tribune) AP, Stockholm — Two Americans and a German scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for finding ways to make microscopes more powerful than previously thought possible, allowing scientists to see how diseases develop inside the tiniest cells.
(by Ken Belson, NY Times) – The National Football League, which for years disputed evidence that its players had a high rate of severe brain damage, has stated in federal court documents that it expects nearly a third of retired players to develop long-term cognitive problems and that the conditions are likely to emerge at “notably younger ages” than in the general population.
(by Jake Miller, CBS News) – Despite concern about a domestic Ebola outbreak after the first diagnosis of the virus in the United States this week, senior officials with President Obama’s administration on Friday brushed aside a proposed ban on air travel to and from West African countries affected by the virus, arguing the move would be counterproductive.
(USA Today) WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration cracked open the door on September 25 to commercial drones in the continental USA by allowing six movie companies to fly remote aircraft for films and television shows.