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Katie’s FYIOctober 25, 2014Katie Couric

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Friday, October 24, 2014

It may not be the kind of news you want to hear in the morning but Ebola is now in NYC. A doctor who had been treating Ebola patients in Guinea has been diagnosed with the disease and is now in isolation. Where did he go and what does this mean?… Last week, we were told the 200+ kidnapped girls in Nigeria were being released, instead the terrorist group Boko Haram reportedly kidnapped about 60 more - what happened?… It kills one woman every minute. In our most recent interview, Barbra Streisand reveals this lady killer… Pump it up! Music might be the key to getting through that grueling work out! These stories and more in today’s FYI.

AFTER 1ST EBOLA CASE IN NYC, 3 OTHERS QUARANTINED

"A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents not to be alarmed by the doctor's diagnosis Thursday, even as they described him riding the subway, taking a cab and bowling since returning to New York from Guinea a week ago. De Blasio said all city officials followed "clear and strong" protocols in their handling and treatment of him…"


CANADIANS SEEK TO UNDERSTAND PARLIAMENT SHOOTING

"Government leaders gathered in a show of resolution a day after a deadly attack on Canada's Parliament, as authorities and everyday Canadians sifted through confounding shards of the gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power… A day after the 32-year-old Canadian launched what the prime minister called a terrorist attack, a top police official said Thursday that Zehaf-Bibeau - whose father was from Libya - may have lashed out in frustration over delays in getting his passport…"


NORTH CAROLINA RELEASES WAINSTEIN REPORT ON ACADEMIC SCANDAL

"The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill released the report on its latest investigation into alleged academic fraud on Wednesday. The report details how a lack of oversight allowed Department of African and Afro-American Studies administrator Deborah Crowder and former chairman Julius Nyang’oro to create so-called “paper classes.” In these classes, students received high grades with “little regard” for the quality of their work…"


BOKO HARAM SAID TO ABDUCT MORE WOMEN IN NIGERIA

"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, a Boko Haram stronghold, said Bishop Stephen Mamza, who is from the area but now officiates in the state capital, Yola…"


MAN ATTACKS NEW YORK POLICE OFFICERS WITH A HATCHET

"A man charged at four New York police officers with a metal hatchet Thursday, hitting two of them at a time of high alert for authorities concerned they might be targeted in the United States and Canada. The suspect was hiding behind a bus shelter as if he was waiting to attack the officers, according to a law enforcement official, who said it almost appeared as if he was stalking them. The officers were posing for a photo when the man pounced, police Commissioner Bill Bratton said. He struck one officer in the right arm and another in the head, according to the commissioner. The two officers who weren't hit then shot at and killed the attacker..."


TURKISH PRESIDENT: 200 IRAQI PESHMERGA WILL JOIN SYRIAN KURDS' FIGHT FOR KOBANI

"A deal has been reached for 200 Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces to pass through Turkey to help Syrian Kurdish fighters in the besieged town of Kobani, just over the border in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday. The Syrian Kurdish fighters had originally declined the deployment of Peshmerga troops, but Erdogan told reporters in Riga, Latvia, that he'd learned Wednesday that an agreement for the reinforcement force had been reached…"


PROTESTERS IN HONG KONG TO VOTE ON GOVERNMENT PROPOSALS

"Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong say they will hold a straw poll on government proposals they had rejected earlier in the week as the campaign in the Chinese-controlled city entered the fifth week on Friday. With crowds likely to swell at the weekend, student leaders late on Thursday announced a plan for an electronic poll of protesters on reform proposals tabled by senior city government officials in talks on Tuesday that failed to break the deadlock…"


JIHADIST CAPTIVE FACES TERROR CHARGES IN U.S.

"A former Russian soldier who switched sides during the Soviet war in Afghanistan, stayed behind and later fought American troops will be flown to the United States to face terrorism charges, a federal official said Thursday. The transfer resolves a matter that has bedeviled the American government for years as officials debated what to do with their unusual prisoner…"


LEWINSKY MISTREATED BY AUTHORITIES IN INVESTIGATION OF CLINTON, REPORT SAYS

"Lewinsky, now 41, has long felt that she was mistreated by authorities in the 12-hour marathon session, which began as an ambush at the food court at the Pentagon City mall and then moved to a hotel room at the mall’s adjoining Ritz-Carlton hotel. As it turns out, so did government lawyers who conducted a comprehensive review of the incident in 2000, two years after the encounter. Their findings are contained in a report — recently obtained by The Washington Post — that key players had long believed was under court-ordered seal…"


UNABLE TO OVERCOME ONGOING BACK ISSUES, STEVE NASH TO MISS 2014-15 SEASON

"The latest and perhaps last setback of Steve Nash's disappointing tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers has come. Nash has been ruled out for the 2014-15 NBA season due to recurring nerve damage in his back, according to league sources. The Lakers later confirmed the news. Nash, 40, had said he expects this 19th NBA season to be his final one. But he has not announced his retirement…"


#ICYMI (AND YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT)

YAHOO NEWSMAKERS

Streisand Reveals Mystery Lady killer

"You may have seen the ads proclaiming “I kill one woman every minute” and the teasers saying things like "I don't care about your hair color. I don't care about the color of your skin. I'll take you all." Now, in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Barbra Streisand has revealed the identity of this mysterious, number one ladykiller: heart disease."


LIVING WITH NEIL THE LION

"This is what happens when a lion becomes part of the household. These pictures show Tippi Hedren — star of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds — with her husband, Noel Marshall, and her daughter, actress Melanie Griffith, and their lion, Neil. Melanie is Tippi's daughter from her first marriage to Peter Griffith. At the time these pictures were taken, Melanie was 19..."


NEBRASKA SCHOOL DISTRICT LETS STUDENTS POSE WITH FIREARMS IN SCHOOL PHOTOS

"A Nebraska school district established a policy to allow high school seniors to pose with their favorite props — including firearms — in yearbook photos, as long as the images are “tasteful and appropriate.” The Broken Bow school board in central Nebraska voted unanimously this week to approve the policy at parents’ request, superintendent Mark Sievering told the Omaha World-Herald. Administrators want to give students the opportunity to illustrate their interests..."


HOW MUSIC CAN BOOST A HIGH-INTENSITY WORKOUT

"Intense, highly demanding exercise has many health benefits and one signal drawback. It can be physically unpleasant, which deters many people from beginning or sticking with an intense exercise program. An encouraging new study, however, suggests that listening to music makes strenuous workouts feel easier and may nudge people into pushing themselves harder than they had thought possible..."


BRAD PITT SQUIRMS THROUGH 'BETWEEN TWO FERNS WITH ZACH GALIFIANAKIS' INTERVIEW

"“Between Two Ferns” host Zach Galifianakis has gone from interviewing the most powerful man in the world to the sexiest. In the latest episode of his “Funny or Die” mock talk show, the scruffy comic landed Brad Pitt, putting the “Fury” star under fire with a constant salvo of hilariously dumb questions. “I'm just saying I interviewed the President last time and now I have to go back to interviewing dumb actors,” grumbled Galifianakis at the beginning of the five-minute, 39 second video..."


FUN FOOTNOTE

WEEKEND JUMPSTART

German Guy Is The Tony Hawk Of Wheelbarrows

"This is in no way the new extreme sport. But we're more than happy to watch this guy have the time of his life flipping around a gold-plated wheelbarrow."




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