"To my daughter Leonora without whose never failing sympathy and encouragement this book would have been completed in half the time."
—P. G. Wodehouse
- Hospital Official: Ebola Patient's Travel Not Relayed To Doctors Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:05:06 -0400
- A nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital learned that the man had flown to the U.S. from Liberia, but that information was not communicated to doctors making the diagnosis, the official says.
- Is That A Lark I Hear? A Nightingale? Surprise! It's A Bat Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:42:00 -0400
- There are animals famous for their songs. Whales sing. Birds sing. We humans have Aretha, Elvis, Ray Charles, Pavarotti. But bats — who knew?
- The Message On Ebola: Don't Panic Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:31:00 -0400
- Following the first confirmed case of an Ebola patient diagnosed with the disease after reaching U.S. soil, the Centers for Disease Control and the news media caution against an overreaction.
- Sen. Warren: We Need Regulators Who 'Work For The American People' Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:03:00 -0400
- Elizabeth Warren tells NPR that newly released recordings of conversations by Federal Reserve officials show that the same kind of cozy relationships that led to the 2008 meltdown have continued.
- Secret Talks And Back Channels Pervaded U.S. Relationship With Cuba Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:03:00 -0400
- The new book Back Channel to Cuba reveals how U.S. presidents, from Kennedy on, have held secret talks with Havana, even though the public stance was silence toward Cuba.
- Goodbye To All That: Farewells In Sports Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:47:00 -0400
- In honor of Derek Jeter's last game, commentator Frank Deford recalls other sports' so-long-see-you-laters.
- Details Emerge Of Security Breach During Obama's CDC Visit Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:41:00 -0400
- On Tuesday, The Washington Times reported that a security contractor with a gun and prior assault convictions was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a trip to Atlanta.
- Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S. Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:39:00 -0400
- Applying to the program for immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children provides a work permit and prevents deportation, but costs $465. Mexico is helping some of its citizens with that cost.
- Where Activists See Gray, Albuquerque Police See Black And White Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:48:00 -0400
- If a suspect threatens officers, police say, they have a right to defend themselves. But a Justice Department report said police in Albuquerque have used force unnecessarily; two ex-officers agree.
- First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Dallas Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:42:00 -0400
- A man who flew to the U.S. from Liberia has tested positive for Ebola. He was not sick on the plane, but developed symptoms later. He is currently in isolation at a hospital in Dallas.
- New York Boosts Pay For Thousands With Hourly Wage Hike Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:31:00 -0400
- Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday that raises the hourly rate from under $11.90 to $13.13 an hour for thousands of fast-food and retail workers.
- BRAIN Initiative Bets on Wearable Scanners, Laser-Controlled Cells Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:06:09 -0400
- A wearable PET scanner and lasers that could control individual brain circuits are among the projects funded by a $46 million federal effort to accelerate research on the human brain.
- EBay Spins Off PayPal Into Fast-Changing World Of Mobile Payments Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:01:09 -0400
- Commerce and payments are splitting up. Ebay is breaking away from PayPal and its payments operation will turn into a separate, publicly traded company.
- Federal Judges Sends Wyo. Wolves Back To Endangered Species List Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:08:12 -0400
- Just two years after the Obama administration removed federal protections for wolves in the state of Wyoming, a federal judge has reinstated them, saying that the state's plan for managing the species was inadequate and largely unenforceable.
- Secret Service Director Admits Mistakes In White House Breaches Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:08:12 -0400
- Congress called an unusual recess hearing to grill the Secret Service about the White House fence jumper.