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Canada: No Single Syrian Men, Unless They're Gay

Nation puts emphasis on taking women, kids, and families

(Newser) - Canada is expected to roll out a new policy on accepting Syrian refugees Tuesday, and it's got an unusual twist—lone, single males need not apply, unless they happen to be gay. The idea behind the policy is to reduce the risk of extremists slipping into the country by... More »

In 15-Minute Span, 3 Planes Hit by Lasers Near Dallas

Meanwhile, news crew aids arrest of suspect near Brooklyn

(Newser) - Someone is in trouble near Dallas: Police and the FAA are investigating after three planes were reportedly hit by a laser beam while flying into Dallas Love Field between 7:30pm and 7:45pm on Wednesday. An FAA rep says a Southwest Airlines 737, a Virgin America A319, and a... More »

Wife of Murdered Jogger Kills Herself

Dallas woman's husband was stabbed in random attack

(Newser) - Patti Stevens was unable to go on living after the love of her life was killed in a horrific and random murder, police say. The 54-year-old physical therapist was found dead on Sunday in the garage of the Dallas-area home she shared with husband Dave Stevens, who was stabbed to... More »

Tech Glitch Grounds American Airlines Planes

Flights at Chicago, Miami, and Dallas halted for 2 hours

(Newser) - Just a few days ago, American Airlines confessed it had mistakenly allowed an aircraft not certified for long flights over water to make the trip from LA to Hawaii. Today the airline faces another problem: Unexplained technical issues forced it to temporarily ground planes at three of the country's... More »

'Spooky' Quarter-Mile Spider Web Stuns US Suburb

Visitors come to marvel at silky creation

(Newser) - Most people aren't crazy about spiders—but sightseers are finding time to visit an enormous spider web spanning hundreds of feet of trees in a Dallas suburb, WFTV reports. "I've never seen anything like this," a man there with his grandchildren tells WFAA . "I think... More »

Sniper Kills Suspect in Police HQ Attack in Dallas

He is believed to be dead, had blamed cops for losing custody of his son

(Newser) - The chaos in Dallas is over after the city's police headquarters was attacked by a gunman with bombs. A police sniper has indeed killed the suspect inside his van, reports AP . It took a while to confirm because police were cautious about approaching the vehicle. It also appears that... More »

92-Year-Old Adopts 76-Year-Old Daughter

Muriel Clayton raised her cousin Mary Smith after Smith's dad died—now it's official

(Newser) - When Mary Smith was 11, her dad died at the age of 45 of a heart attack. Her mom was receiving help for mental illness, so her older first cousin, Muriel Clayton, who had four young girls of her own, welcomed Smith permanently into her own home after Smith was... More »

'Male Hooters' Opens in Dallas

'Tallywackers' kinda says it all, right?

(Newser) - First, there was Hooters—now there's Tallywackers. Get the idea? An all-male version of the not-named-after-owls restaurant opened in Dallas over the weekend with good-looking guys serving American fare like hot dogs, pizzas, and steaks, KFOR 4 reports. The owner, Rodney Duke, said last month on a morning show... More »

'A Female Shouldn't Be President,' Says Female CEO

Cheryl Rios cites 'hormones,' 'biblical sound reasoning'

(Newser) - Cheryl Rios is the CEO of Dallas-based Go Ape Marketing , but some are saying her views on leadership are as primitive as her company's moniker. Rios recently made it clear on Facebook that she doesn't support Hillary Clinton as president—but it's not just Clinton herself that... More »

Iraqi Refugee in US Killed Photographing His First Snow

Dallas cops not sure newcomer was target

(Newser) - Police don't know yet whether it's a hate crime or a case of tragically bad luck, but an an Iraqi immigrant who moved to Dallas less than a month ago was shot to death this week. The wrenching detail is that the shooting took place after Ahmed Al-Jumaili... More »

4 Quakes Shake Dallas Area

Irving quakes centered near old Texas Stadium site

(Newser) - Nerves were jangled and items were jolted off shelves by four earthquakes in North Texas yesterday, but no major damage was reported. All four quakes were centered in the same location in Irving, Dallas County, where there have been 20 quakes reported since October 2014, NBC reports. The four quakes—... More »

Dallas Nurse Nina Pham Free of Ebola

She is out of the hospital and headed home

(Newser) - A dose of good news on Ebola to counter the bad in New York City : Dallas nurse Nina Pham is free of the virus, reports WUSA-TV . The 29-year-old was released today from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., where she had been in isolation. Pham herself appeared at... More »

Amber Vinson's Family Says She's Free of Ebola

Hospital or CDC has yet to confirm

(Newser) - Amber Vinson's family has what appears to be great news for all those Ohioans who came into contact with the Dallas nurse : She is free of the disease. So says a family statement asserting that "as of yesterday evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for... More »

Dallas Ebola Patient Identified

Nurse diagnosed with the virus is Nina Pham, 26

(Newser) - The Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan has been identified as Nina Pham, 26. A family member revealed the former Texas Christian University student's name to WFAA , as well as a picture. She graduated from the nursing program at TCU in 2010. One person... More »

Louisiana Fights to Keep Dallas Ebola Ashes Out

Attorney general seeking restraining order before incinerated waste is buried

(Newser) - Six truckloads of linens, carpets, bedding, and other materials were taken from the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying, all of it potentially contaminated with the Ebola virus—and it's not clear where it will end up. The material was reportedly brought to Port Arthur, Texas, on... More »

Texas: Ebola Victim Will Be Cremated

Pastor says Thomas Duncan's fiancee in shock

(Newser) - Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Duncan is dead but still highly infectious and will be cremated without an autopsy, according to health officials in Texas. The 42-year-old Liberian national's body will be dealt with under CDC guidelines, wrapped in a plastic shroud with IV lines still in place and put... More »

Dallas Ebola Patient's Bill Jumps $1K Per Hour

City on edge as incubation deadline nears

(Newser) - Ebola doesn't just cause a horrific death: It'll leave you with a massive hospital bill if you survive, reports Bloomberg . Care for Liberian national Thomas Duncan , who is in critical condition at a Dallas hospital, is costing up to $1,000 an hour, and analysts believe the bill... More »

Nurse Treats Missionary, Gets Ebola

Spanish woman is 1st to contract disease outside of Africa

(Newser) - A nurse in Spain has come down with Ebola, making her the first victim of the current outbreak to not contract the disease in Africa, the BBC reports. Health officials say she began feeling sick last week after treating Manuel Viejo, a Spanish priest who got Ebola in Sierra Leone... More »

Pastor: Ebola Victim Wanted to Marry US Girlfriend

But now she's 'overwhelmed' in quarantine with 3 children

(Newser) - The Ebola patient who's in critical condition in Dallas traveled there to marry his longtime girlfriend, who's now in quarantine with three children at an undisclosed location, her church's pastor tells NBC News . The pastor, George Mason, says the church has been trying to help the woman,... More »

Dallas Ebola Patient Now in Critical Condition

Thomas Duncan's health had been stable

(Newser) - The Ebola patient in Dallas is in critical condition, says the hospital that has been treating him. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where Thomas Eric Duncan is being treated, didn't provide any further details about his condition. The hospital previously said Duncan was being kept in isolation and that... More »

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