10 Biggest Myths About the Flu  

Time By : Esther Crain

Every flu season—which starts in October and peaks in January and February in the U.S.—as many as 20% of Americans get sick with a virus that can cause serious, even lethal complications (not to mention the general awfulness of a fever, chills, congestion, and body aches).

So how come there are still so many myths and rumors about the flu? - Full Article

Boko Haram Said to Abduct More Women in Nigeria  

NY Times By : Staff Reporting

Scores of young women have been kidnapped in new abductions by Islamist militants in Nigeria, according to local journalists, a Roman Catholic bishop and news reports, indicating that Boko Haram’s campaign of violence is continuing despite official reports of a cease-fire with the group.

The kidnappings took place Saturday in a mountain village near the border with Cameroon... - Full Article

Craig Spencer in contact with four people after exhibiting symptoms  

CNN By : Staff Reporting

A doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for Ebola -- the first case of the deadly virus in New York City.

Here is a timeline of Craig Spencer's movements since he got back from the West African nation: Spencer came back to the United States last week after treating Ebola patients in Guinea - Full Article

Ottawa shooting suspects mom: I cry for the victims, not my son  

CBS News By : Staff Reporting

The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son.

In a brief and tear-filled telephone interview with The Associated Press Thursday, Susan Bibeau said she did not know what to say to those hurt in the attack. - Full Article

Washington Post: Evidence supports Officer's account of shooting in Ferguson  

Washington Post By : Kimberly Kindy and Sari Horwitz

Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown fought for control of the officer’s gun, and Wilson fatally shot the unarmed teenager after he moved toward the officer as they faced off in the street, according to interviews, news accounts and the full report of the St. Louis County autopsy of Brown’s body.

Because Wilson is white and Brown was black, the case has ignited intense debate over how police interact with African American men. - Full Article

New Jersey Police Seize 633 Packages Of Heroin Stamped Ebola  

Business Insider By : Staff Reporting

Toms River Police in New Jersey arrested a man for possession of 633 wax folds of heroin that were stamped "Ebola" and packaged for selling, NJ.com reports.

The arrest came as a result of a search warrant in an ongoing drug investigation at a local motel. - Full Article

How deep-rooted are jihadists in Canada  

Dawn.com By : Staff Reporting

The attacker, Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, was a “high risk” suspect whose passport had been confiscated. He was also a Canadian convert to Islam.

Only this week, a newly converted Canadian Muslim killed a soldier in Quebec and hurt another. Canada's growing problem with extremism is now going to dominate the country's domestic and foreign policies. - Full Article

White House fence jumper quickly detained by Secret Service  

CNN By : Staff Reporting

A man jumped over the White House fence on Wednesday night, but this time, the man barely made it onto the lawn before being taken down by a K-9 and quickly detained by Secret Service agents.

"Dog got him," a Secret Service spokesman said. - Full Article

Chaos in Canada: Gunfire erupts at Parliament  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

A Canadian soldier was shot and killed Wednesday while standing guard at a war memorial in the nation's capital in Ottawa, and a gunman was killed after racing inside Parliament.

Canada's Prime Minister, in an evening address to his nation, described the "dispicable acts" as terrorism. - Full Article

American Veterans Fighting ISIS in Syria  

Mashable By : Emily Feldman

Turkey—Jordan Matson, a U.S. military veteran who quit his job to fight the Islamic State, was wounded in battle shortly after getting to Syria.

But rather than discourage other Americans from coming to the front lines, the 28-year-old from Wisconsin instead turned to Facebook, becoming an intermediary between Kurdish forces and Americans eager to join the battle against jihadi militants. - Full Article

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