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Malaria, Ebola Present Double Threat to West African Nations

There’s a double whammy facing residents in West Africa; not only are they experiencing the worst Ebola outbreak on record, but they also are dealing with the rainy season and the resulting malaria. The most severe outbreak of Ebola is in Sierra Leone, but malaria-stricken natives are frightened of hospitals because of the Ebola outbreak. Aug 7, 2014 7:51 AM PT

Report: CA Schools Program Encourages Kids to Do Community Service after Graduation

CBS Sacramento reports that California students are going to become more enlightened about their civic duty, if California teachers have their way. A newly-crafted curriculum will be implemented to focus on political issues, candidates running for office, field trips to the state capitol in Sacramento, and other urban problems, including congestion. There will apparently be some guidance urging students to become more involved in civic affairs after they graduate high school. Aug 6, 2014 10:08 AM PT

Caltrans Faces Probe into Cover-Up of Bay Bridge Defects

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Caltrans is under siege because of accusations that the agency displayed a lack of transparency and "gagged and banished" engineers who warned of construction problems on the new Bay Bridge eastern section. Aug 6, 2014 6:54 AM PT

WSJ Poll: 76% of Americans Think Their Children's Lives Will Be Worse

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll reveals that an all-time record of 76% of Americans do not believe their children’s lives will be better than their own. Almost as many respondents, 71%, believe the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction, as compared to 63% only one month ago; 60% believe that direction is plunging downward. Aug 5, 2014 6:25 PM PT

Closing In? A-Rod Associate Tony Bosch Surrenders to DEA

Anthony Bosch, the former Alex Rodriguez associate who founded Biogenesis, surrendered to the DEA on Tuesday after making a deal to plead guilty to conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids between October 2008 and December 2012. Aug 5, 2014 10:28 AM PT

Redskins Owner Buys 'Keep the Name' T-Shirts from Stunned Vendors

Sean Labar, 26, and Shelby Myers, 24, who have been selling “Keep-the Name” T-Shirts in Richmond, Virginia, had the biggest supporter of keeping the "Redskins" name stop at their corner to buy T-shirts this weekend: Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. Aug 4, 2014 2:13 PM PT

High-Speed Rail to Go Ahead Without More Funds from Feds

LOS ANGELES -- The battle for California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown’s “bullet train” is heating up. Brown, undeterred by the possibility of the U.S. House of Representatives blocking federal funding for Brown’s $68 billion bullet train, told the Wall Street Journal last week that he’s still determined to see the train built. Aug 4, 2014 11:16 AM PT

Eric Garner's Death Ruled a Homicide

The death of Eric Garner, 43, who died in police custody on Staten Island on July 17, has been ruled a homicide by the city’s medical examiner. The examiner said a chokehold that compressed Garner’s neck and chest while he was lying on the ground was the cause of death. Aug 4, 2014 8:37 AM PT

Uganda Strikes Down Anti-Gay Law

An anti-homosexuality law in Uganda has been struck down by the nation’s constitutional court. The law had instituted penalties for gay relationships that included sentences as long as life in prison for "aggravated homosexuality" and jail sentences of seven years for "aiding and abetting homosexuality." Aug 3, 2014 4:57 PM PT

Bryan Singer Accuser Served with Malicious Prosecution Lawsuit--in Casino Men's Room

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Michael Egan, who filed sex abuse lawsuits against X-Men director Bryan Singer and three others last April, had been evading being served a copy of a lawsuit against him for malicious prosecution, and was finally found in a men’s room of a Las Vegas casino. Egan and Jeff Herman, his attorney, were named in the lawsuit brought by former TV executive Garth Ancier, one of the defendants in Egan’s sex abuse lawsuit. Aug 3, 2014 10:28 AM PT

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