First nurse to contract Ebola now free of disease, to be released from hospital


ebolaNina Pham is free of the Ebola virus and scheduled to be released Friday from the National Institute of Health hospital in Bethesda, Md., officials said. Pham, 26, contracted the virus while caring for Thomas Duncan at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. He died of the virus Oct. 8. Pham has been in a biocontainment unit at… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, News | Tags: | No Comments »

Ebola victim’s sister says hospital denied request


ebolaFORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case. They believe that information is being… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 22nd, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, News | Tags: , | No Comments »

Banks Should Defer Bonuses 10 Years: Fed Official


Fed Res official(Reuters) – Banks should defer bonus payments for 10 years and tap the bonus pool to pay any regulatory fines, a top Federal Reserve official said on Monday, taking aim at continued lapses across the industry even after the 2007-9 financial crisis. New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley said banks should move toward paying… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Economy, Federal Reserve Bank, News | Tags: , , | No Comments »

New Commissioner Calls For Transportation Tax, New Tunnel, Expanded Light Rail


Jamie FoxCredit: Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox To new Transportation Commissioner Jamie Fox, the challenge is clear, and so is the solution: After years of “taking a Band-Aid approach to everything,” New Jersey’s transportation system is in crisis. The only way out is to raise taxes to replenish the soon-to-be-empty Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) and… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments »

Quarantine expires Monday for many, but worries remain


ebolaWASHINGTON — The first wave of people, including the fiancee of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, will emerge from a state-ordered, 21-day Ebola quarantine Monday, which should probably spark relief in a region that desperately wants to escape the shadow of the disease. But church officials are considering extra security for Louise Troh and her sons,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Supreme Court allows Texas to require photo IDs for voting

Supreme CourtWASHINGTON — A divided Supreme Court early Saturday morning let a new Texas voter ID law take effect, the latest ruling in a series of decisions on voting laws in the states just weeks before midterm elections. The court’s decision means Texas voters starting Oct. 20 must present one of several forms of photo identification. “We… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News, U.S. Supreme Court | Tags: , , | 12 Comments »

Gov. Christie signs revised N.J. sports betting bill

IMG_9501New Jersey Governor Christie on Friday signed a revised sports betting bill, and Monmouth Park officials almost simultaneously said they would offer betting on National Football League games at the horse track on Oct. 26. “The Governor’s signature on S2460 earlier today is a wire-to-wire winner for horse racing, the gaming industry and the people of… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 18th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Casinos, Horse Racing Industry, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County, Monmouth Park, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Inside the Beltway: Back to normal for White House fundraising

It took the Ebola crisis to dampen White House enthusiasm for relentless fundraising. After a previous week filled with six moneymakers around the nation, President Obama canceled three similar events this week to tend the growing public distress over the disease and its threat. But prudence, perhaps, has ended. Come Sunday, Mr. Obama will whisk off… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care

DALLAS (AP) – A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released late Tuesday by the largest U.S. nurses’ union. Nurses were forced to use medical… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 16th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, News, Obama Administration | Tags: , | 3 Comments »

Texas Nurse’s Ebola Infection Worries NJ Healthcare Workers

ebolaEbola virus. In the wake of a Texas nurse contracting Ebola from a patient, New Jersey hospitals are ramping up drills and training to better prepare their staffs to prevent any spread of the virus in the state. Healthcare workers have expressed concerns about what they should be doing to protect themselves and their patients, and… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: October 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Ebola, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »