US ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola
The U.S. ambassador who just returned from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola said Friday she's self-monitoring for the virus like anyone else. Samantha Power, the envoy to the United Nations, has been openly critical of the quarantine restrictions that some U.S. states have struggled to put in place as fear spreads over the worst outbreak of the disease in history.
Jenna Bush Hager: What My Mom Taught Me About Parenting
Jenna Bush Hager has always gravitated toward kids - she was a teacher before traveling Latin America with Unicef meeting mothers and their children - but the NBC correspondent says everything changed when she had a baby of her own. "Having Mila has really changed everything for me.
US nurses' union to stage strikes, claiming Ebola protections not enough
A digitally colorised scanning electron micrograph depiction shows numerous filamentous Ebola virus particles in green, budding from a chronically infected VERO E6 cell in orange in this undated handout picture from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the United States. A California-based nurses union has threatened to go on strike against what it views as insufficient protection for nurses caring for patients stricken with the deadly Ebola virus.
US economic growth strongest in over a decade
The economy in the U.S. expanded more than forecast in the third quarter, capping its strongest six months in more than a decade, as gains in government spending and a shrinking trade deficit made up for a slowdown in household purchases. Gross domestic product grew at a 3.5 percent annualized rate in the three months ended September after a 4.6 percent gain in the second quarter, Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington.
Crowds descend on Los Angeles as Hello Kitty Con begins
By 10 a.m. Thursday, the line ran from the registration check-in desk at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles down First Street, around the corner, and along for a full block of Alameda Street. Yes, it was opening day of Hello Kitty Con , which is being held through Sunday at the Geffen Contemporary at Museum of Contemporary Art next door to JANM, and the attendees were excited, yet patient, as they knew there would be plenty of super cute to squeal about once they got inside.