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Oklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty

a shared story    12 minutes ago
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty. 



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Senegal closes border as UN warns on Ebola flare-up

a shared story    1 hour 12 minutes ago
Senegal has become the latest country to seal its border with a west African neighbour to ward off the deadly Ebola virus, as the new UN pointman on the epidemic said preparations must be made for a possible flare-up of the disease. Senegal's decision to close...(more) 



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National Guard begins pullout from riot-weary Ferguson, Missouri

a shared story    2 hours 12 minutes ago
By Scott Malone and Edward McAllister FERGUSON Mo. (Reuters) - Missouri's governor ordered the withdrawal of National Guard troops from the riot-weary town of Ferguson on Thursday as tensions eased after nearly two weeks of racially charged protests over the fatal shooting of a black teenager....(more) 



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How a bad boss can make a whole team mean: Researchers say abusive leaders can 'infect' others

a shared story    2 hours 12 minutes ago
Michigan researchers say verbal mistreatment and demeaning emails are 'toxic' and can spread through the workplace. 



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US judge rules against Florida gay marriage ban

a shared story    3 hours 12 minutes ago
A US federal judge struck down a Florida ban on gay marriage Thursday, but stayed the ruling pending further appeals. US District Judge Robert Hinkle, in the Florida state capital of Tallahassee, said that the ban against same-sex marriages approved in a 2008 referendum was unconstitutional....(more) 



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Stench of decay turns coral away

a shared story    3 hours 12 minutes ago
Marine biologists find that baby coral and fish can smell the difference between good and bad reefs. 



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Slain journalist's employer publishes email to family from Islamic State

a shared story    4 hours 12 minutes ago
The online news publication that employed slain U.S. Boston-based GlobalPost said on Thursday the Foley family had agreed to release the email that it received from Islamic State a week before the video of his execution was released on Tuesday. We believe the text offers insight...(more) 



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4 firefighters injured in ice bucket challenge mishap

a shared story    5 hours 12 minutes ago
Four firefighters were injured — two seriously — when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge, police said Thursday. 



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Palestinian MP to challenge Israel deportation order

a shared story    6 hours 12 minutes ago
A Palestinian lawmaker said on Thursday she would challenge a deportation order from the Israeli military authorities who have ordered her out of Ramallah. Khalida Jarrar, a senior member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, said Israeli soldiers stormed her home at dawn...(more) 



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A Hundred Years Old Today, the Panama Canal Is About to Get a Lot Bigger

a shared story    6 hours 12 minutes ago
To accommodate today's oceangoing behemoths, the canal is getting a $6 billion makeover. 



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Sneak Attack: Android Apps Can Ambush Each Other

a shared story    7 hours 12 minutes ago
Modern operating systems "sandbox" apps so that they can't affect each other — in theory. In this way, the researchers were able to steal login credentials from the Gmail app, a Social Security number from the H&R Block app, a credit-card number from the NewEgg app...(more) 



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Cured Ebola Patient: 'God Saved My Life'

a shared story    7 hours 12 minutes ago
Dr. Kent Brantly, an American doctor who contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa, is cured of the disease and was released today from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. 



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