Fire crews from four cities battled a boat fire at the Boardwalk Marina at the Kemah Boardwalk on Thursday.
Fire crews from four cities battled a boat fire at the Boardwalk Marina at the Kemah Boardwalk on Thursday.
The Flagship Hotel may be long gone, but the city isn’t done paying costs associated with it.
This is the football preview of the week featuring the following schools. Santa Fe at Texas City, Fort Bend Marshall at Ball High, Clear Lake at Friendswood, Clear Falls at Clear Springs and Hitchcock at Hempstead
Many runners will agree that the perfect finish to a weekend run is a hearty breakfast. Friendswood’s Flapjack Fun Run, scheduled for Saturday, combines a shady, tree-lined course with a post-race pancake breakfast.
When Sen. Larry Taylor questioned Judge Susan Criss’ judicial integrity (“Faircloth a trustworthy candidate,” The Daily News, Oct. 26), he was merely parroting the spin his bosses, the insurance industry, have furnished him.
Darts — bars to polling locations ... wow (“Political darts thrown over GOP polling activity, offends local Democrats,” The Daily News, Oct. 28). Is it because the GOP doesn’t plan or doesn’t think ... we accept their apologies, but we understand the other party’s dismay.
If you love airplanes, complete with daredevils performing acrobatic tricks, you’re in luck this weekend.
Island East-End Theatre Co. will present the “The Rocky Horror Show,” cult musical at 8 p.m. today, with performances continuing through Nov. 29 at 2317 Mechanic St.
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student protest leaders are considering visiting Beijing while it hosts a major Asian summit next week to press their demands for greater democratic reforms.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A $500 million lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corp. alleges the company falsely claimed its surgical gowns protected against Ebola and other infectious diseases.
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away if they have been to certain African countries or have had contact with an Ebola patient in the last 21 days.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's disease detectives were off and running the moment the call came in from a doctor who suspected he had Ebola.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The quarantine of a nurse in Maine who recently returned from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa has touched off a battle between the authority of states to confine people to protect public health and the right of Americans to move about freely.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A terminally ill woman who expects to take her own life under Oregon's assisted-suicide law says she is feeling well enough to possibly postpone the day she had planned to die.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Baby-food maker Gerber is being accused by the government of claiming falsely that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront "the greatest public health crisis ever."
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Nurse defies state's forced quarantine, goes for bike ride with her boyfriend in Maine.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is lauding the British newspaper The Guardian for its work to raise awareness about female genital mutilation.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Spanish flu pandemic a century ago prompted the last large-scale quarantines in this country. Now the Ebola outbreak is raising new questions about whether ordering quarantines is an effective way to fight deadly disease in the U.S.
UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Mike Knutson taught himself to play the harmonica as a child, and the 96-year-old sang with his family for most of his life. Even now, as he suffers from dementia, music is an important part of his life thanks to a study looking at the impact of a nationwide music program aimed at helping dementia patients.
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa vowed on Wednesday to end her voluntary quarantine, even going so far as to step out of her home and shake a reporter's hand, signaling a showdown with state police monitoring her and state officials seeking to legally enforce her confinement.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines — longer than required for many civilian health care workers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing to confront Ebola at its West African source, President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States was not immune to the disease but cautioned against discouraging American health care workers with restrictive measures that confine them upon their return from the afflicted region. "We can't hermetically seal ourselves off," he declared.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A psychologist who stars on a reality TV show testified at a murder trial that a California man accused of killing an animal control officer had a hoarding disorder and could have reacted violently to anyone trying to take away his many animals.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a genuine trend, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, but the epidemic is far from over.
The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network.
Who survives Ebola and why? Health workers treating patients in Sierra Leone, including some who died doing that work, have published the most detailed report yet on medical aspects of the epidemic. The research suggests young people are less likely to perish, fever is the most common symptom when victims first seek care, and early help is crucial.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators have approved the first vaccine to block a strain of bacteria that has caused sometimes deadly outbreaks of meningitis in college dormitories.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean municipality planted the country's first medical marijuana on Wednesday as part of a pilot program aimed to help ease the pain of cancer patients.
Here's a look at the status of marijuana laws in some countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The nation's preparedness effort to fight outbreaks of Ebola and other infectious diseases has been under-funded and lacking in political will and commitment.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's sole abortion provider stopped providing medication abortions Wednesday in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that blocked the use of pregnancy-terminating drugs, though surgical abortions were still being provided, the clinic's director said.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who plans to take her life under Oregon's death-with-dignity law has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list: She visited the Grand Canyon.
HAVANA (AP) — U.S. and Cuban health officials sat together in Havana on Wednesday to discuss Latin America's response to Ebola, the most concrete sign so far of the nations' desire to cooperate against the epidemic despite decades of tense relations.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Two former heads of NATO on Wednesday urged the Western defense alliance to join the fight against Ebola in West Africa.
ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Yaa Kyerewaa cuts a lonely figure beside a pile of animal parts: the jaws of a giant rodent, the hooves of wild pigs, snails. This bush meat was once considered a delicacy and fetched premium prices. But Ebola has frightened away customers and Kyerewaa hasn't sold anything in days.
LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Kathy and Mark Michaels huddled in the attic of their Long Beach home as Superstorm Sandy turned streets into canals, ripped apart the iconic boardwalk and snapped electrical lines. As blue police lights flashed in the howling wind, the acrid stench of burning buildings wafted through the air.
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Health officials said Tuesday they're prepared to legally enforce the state's "voluntary" quarantine on health care workers who've treated Ebola patients.
ATLANTA (AP) — A nurse who fueled Ebola fears by flying to Cleveland after being infected by her dying patient was released Tuesday from a hospital isolation unit, where doctors defended her as a courageous front-line caregiver.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicaid chiefs from red and blue states are urging Congress to stem the cost of revolutionary new drugs for hepatitis C, cancer, and other diseases.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's commander in the fight against Ebola was expected to operate below the public radar. But did that mean invisible?
NEW YORK (AP) — Two ambitious governors — one Republican, one Democrat — known for their no-nonsense, take-charge style in a calamity have set off a furor with their aggressive handling of the Ebola crisis, and how it plays out could shape their political futures.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the United States can't be seen as shying away from battle against Ebola and must support health care workers who are returning from the front lines in Africa.
LONDON (AP) — In the Guinean village where the current West African Ebola outbreak began, 14 graves mark the spot where the lethal virus began to spiral out of control.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Sacramento obstetrician is getting a late thank you from a baby he delivered 45 years ago.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Authorities are having trouble figuring out how many more people are getting Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone and where the hot spots are in those countries, harming efforts to get control of the raging, deadly outbreak, the U.N.'s top Ebola official in West Africa said Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) — A Dallas nurse who flew from Texas to Ohio and back before being diagnosed with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Tuesday after tests showed she's virus-free, a hospital spokeswoman said.
ATLANTA (AP) — An Emory University Hospital spokeswoman says a Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola will be released Tuesday.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A nurse who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients and was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital over the weekend was returning home to Maine on Monday as her lawyer criticized the state's policies that had the woman fighting to be released from an isolation tent.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday recommended new restrictions for people at highest risk for coming down with the Ebola virus and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk, but some state governors and even the Army are carving their own paths.
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Army two-star general and 11 of his staff are being isolated at the base in Italy upon returning from serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Health care workers who go to West Africa to fight Ebola must be welcomed home and nothing should be done to impede fighting the disease "at its source," the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — A city councilman on Monday said he will hold an oversight hearing this year to examine health care services at Rikers Island and other city jails, where documents obtained by The Associated Press raised troubling questions about quality and timeliness of care in more than a dozen inmate deaths since 2009.
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials are recommending that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola avoid commercial travel or attending large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms.
PARIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say they're investigating after finding a 19-year-old mentally challenged man locked in a caged bed in Michigan.
While the federal government is trying to enforce a strategy for properly handling Ebola, some state governors and Army officials are imposing quarantines of the sort that the White House has opposed and that scientists call an ill-conceived overreaction.
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's fertility rate, which has been falling since at least 1980, has risen dramatically in the last six years, according to the results of a new survey released Monday to The Associated Press.
MADRID (AP) — The husband of a Spanish nursing assistant who beat Ebola says he feels bitter that authorities killed their pet dog Excalibur, which he says the couple looked upon as "the son we never had."
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's newly appointed Ebola coordinator on Monday said fresh EU funds should be used to finance a vast increase in health staff and hospital beds to treat patients in West Africa.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the situation for returning health workers from Ebola-affected countries is proving difficult and that the stigma against them should end.
NEW YORK (AP) — The gulf between politicians and scientists over Ebola widened on Sunday as the nation's top infectious-disease expert warned that the mandatory, 21-day quarantining of medical workers returning from West Africa is unnecessary and could discourage volunteers from traveling to the danger zone.
CHICAGO (AP) — As more states legalize medical marijuana, there's one stage in the process nobody wants to talk about: the part where people still have to break the law.
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has loosened restrictions for the mandatory, 21-day quarantining of medical workers returning from West Africa that he and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ordered Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Sunday it has conveyed its concerns to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo about those states' mandatory Ebola quarantines.
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