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Posted: 10/25/2014 - The difference between life and death for a troubled soul who jumps over the tall yellow bridge that spans Tampa Bay can rest in the hands of a group of students on the Eckerd College Search and Rescue Team.

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  • Nurse criticizes Ebola quarantine, raising concern
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa criticized the way her case has been handled, raising concerns from humanitarian and human rights groups over unclear policies for the newly launched quarantine program....
  • Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm
    SINGAPORE (AP) -- The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city....
  • Suspect in killing of deputies was twice deported
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice to Mexico and had a drug conviction, federal authorities said....
  • NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?
    CLIVE, Iowa (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, returning to Iowa to headline one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar, criticized President Barack Obama in a fiery speech Saturday night that sounded like the early makings of a presidential pitch....
  • Ukraine votes to overhaul parliament
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych....
  • Tribe reels from Washington state school shooting
    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) -- The Tulalip Indian Reservation sits on the Puget Sound on Washington's scenic northwest coast, a small community where everyone is "related in one shape or form."...
  • Nurse criticizes Ebola quarantine, raising concern
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa criticized the way her case has been handled, raising concerns from humanitarian and human rights groups over unclear policies for the newly launched quarantine program....
  • Suspect in killing of deputies was twice deported
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A man suspected of killing two deputies during a shooting rampage in Northern California was deported twice to Mexico and had a drug conviction, federal authorities said....
  • US journalist says body was 'at war' with Ebola
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Ashoka Mukpo knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full protective suits and hoods....
  • Ebola: NY had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start....
  • Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarm
    SINGAPORE (AP) -- The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city....
  • Brazil votes for next leader after bitter campaign
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- President Dilma Rousseff is counting on Brazilians' gratefulness for a decade of progress to overcome concerns about a sluggish economy as the leftist leader seeks re-election on Sunday after a bitter, unpredictable campaign....
  • Ukraine votes to overhaul parliament
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych....
  • Tunisians vote in historic elections
    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisians were lining up to vote early in the morning to choose their first five-year parliament since they overthrew their dictator in the 2011 revolution that kicked off the Arab Spring....
  • US: Power to visit Ebola-ravaged West Africa
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S....
  • NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly 9,000 unpaid interns stand to benefit from a $6.4 million settlement with NBCUniversal over back wages....
  • Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' invest-and-expand strategy flooded into the stock as the company revolutionized shopping, upended the book industry and took on the cloud - even though its vast range of initiatives ate up all the company's profits....
  • Cloud business lifts Microsoft's quarterly results
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Microsoft's quarterly profit and revenue sailed past expectations Thursday, as CEO Satya Nadella's push to embrace cloud computing and diversify into mobile devices helped lift sales by 25 percent....
  • Google exec sets records with leap from near-space
    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) -- Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space....
  • GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then shifting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both....
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