10 Things That Put The So-Called U.S. Ebola Outbreak In Perspective

Do you find yourself freaking out about Ebola? Are you obsessively watching the news and reading up on statistics about Ebola overseas? Well, Jasmine Sanders just might have the information that will finally put your mind at ease. Click on the audio player to hear ten factoids that will help you put the “outbreak” of Ebola into perspective on “The D.L. Hughley Show.”

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Dr. Ben Carson’s Solution To Stop Ebola

Dr. Ben Carson joined guest hosts Angela Rye and Armstrong Williams on “NewsOne Now” to discuss Ebola‘s arrival in America and shared his views on what needs to be done to stop the spread of the virus.

Carson explained that the deadly virus needs to be contained in Africa and subsequently defeated there. Carson also expressed his views about instituting travel bans from West African countries and why a travel ban is necessary. Listen to Carson, Rye and Williams discuss how the United States should handle and stop Ebola from spreading throughout America.

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Woman Fakes Ebola At Hospital Emergency Room, Lands In Jail

Beryl Rhines (pictured) of Lawton, Okla., is currently behind bars and has been charged with assault and disturbing the peace for showing up at Comanche County Memorial Hospital emergency room claiming to have the deadly Ebola virus, according to ABC 7 News.

Rhines reportedly informed healthcare workers at the hospital that both she and her young son had a fever that they could have contracted from an African foreign exchange student who had been staying at her home.

Once Ebola was mentioned, a team of healthcare specialists were alerted immediately to come and examine Rhines and her son. Upon further examination, a few of the nurses realized that Rhines was extremely intoxicated. According to police, Rhines was erratic and belligerent during the examination process, faking seizures and actually head-butting hospital staff members who had been trying to assist her.

Police were summoned, and after making inquiries at the Lawton Public School system with regards to Rhines' mention of an African exchange student, officials discovered the woman had lied.

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City Stops Paying Legal Fees For Officer Who Killed Unarmed Jonathan Ferrell


The city of Charlotte, North Carolina has stopped paying the civil defense legal fees of Randall ‘Wes' Kerrick, 28, the police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the September 14, 2013 shooting death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell, reports WSOCTV.com.

As previously reported by NewsOne, Ferrell, a former Florida A&M football player who had recently moved to North Carolina to be with his fiancee, Caché Heidel, was in a serious car crash and after kicking out his back window, walked to a nearby cluster of homes and knocked on the first door for help.

A woman answered the door thinking it was her husband and immediately slammed it in Ferrell's face before calling 911.

On the 911 tape released by the city, the woman can be heard sobbing to the dispatcher, begging them to hurry and telling them that her baby was in the house with her.

“He's in his bed. I don't know what to do. I can't believe I opened the door…Please don't let him get my baby,” she cried.

Kerrick was one of the responding officers and as they approached, Ferrell ran towards them for help. One of the officers allegedly tried to stop ...read more

White House Fence Jumper Charged With Assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday.

Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, was in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service for previous outstanding warrants, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said. Adesanya has also been charged with four misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and unlawful entry.

This is not Adesanya's first arrest at the executive mansion. Records show he was also charged with unlawful entry at the White House complex in late July. A court document says he told an officer that a security barrier he jumped over “was easy and that the next fence to the south grounds of the White House would not be a problem as well.”

Adesanya claimed a banking family that he said owned the Federal Reserve Bank was targeting him, and he said he wanted cameras that had been placed in his home removed, according to a court document. After the arrest he was ordered to get outpatient mental health screening and return to court Sept. 9.

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Again? Man Arrested After Jumping White House Fence

WASHINGTON (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man was in the custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.

The incident came about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the same lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion before he was felled in the ceremonial East Room and taken into custody.

That embarrassing Sept. 19 incident preceded the disclosure of other serious Secret Service breaches in security for President Barack Obama and ultimately led to Julia Pierson's resignation as director of the agency after 18 months on the job.

Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said a man he identified as Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, climbed the north fence line at about 7:16 p.m. and was taken into custody immediately by uniformed agents and K-9 teams that constantly patrol the grounds. Adesanya was unarmed at the time of his arrest, Leary said. Charges were pending.

Two dogs were taken to a veterinarian for injuries sustained during the incident, Leary added.

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Dallas Nurse Amber Vinson Free of Ebola, Says Family

There's good news for Amber Vinson, the Dallas nurse who had been diagnosed with Ebola.

Wednesday evening, her family announced that Vinson is apparently free of the deadly Ebola virus.

“We are overjoyed to announce that, as of [Tuesday] evening, officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control are no longer able to detect virus in her body,” read a statement from a family spokesperson.

Meanwhile, Debra Berry, Amber's mother, is in Dallas under a self-imposed quarantine because she had recently spent time with Vinson. However, Berry spoke with her daughter by phone Wednesday evening, according to the statement.

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Questions In The Hanging Death Of Lennon Lacy: Murder Or Suicide?

This past August,West Bladen High School football player, Lennon Lacy was found dead hanging from a swing set in a trailer park just hours before the season's first football game. Local area police ruled his cause of death a suicide, but Lacy's parents don't accept that claim. Lacy's family says his body showed signs of him being beaten.

On Monday, Allen Rogers, attorney for the Lacy family joined guest host Jeff Johnson and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel (Yesha Callahan, Robert Traynham and Hazel Trice Edney) to discuss the details surrounding the Lennon Lacy case. Listen to their entire conversation below.

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How Will Supreme Court’s Ruling On Texas Law Affect Black Voters?

The United States Supreme Court upheld Texas' voter ID law. As a result of the ruling, 600,000 registered voters, mostly Black and Hispanic, may be disenfranchised because they lack the proper form(s) of identification.

“NewsOne Now” guest host Jeff Johnson and the Straight Talk panel (George Curry, Francesca Chambers and Joseph Williams) take a look at the Supreme Courts ruling and the potential impact it will have on the midterm elections which is just two weeks away.

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Adorable Brooklyn Child Brutally Beaten To Death By Stepfather After Soiling Herself


3-year-old Brooklyn tot, Jeida Torres was brutally beaten to death by her mother's boyfriend, Kelsey Smith in Brooklyn after she accidentally went to the bathroom on herself. “She either pooped her pants or peed on herself, and he got agitated,” a source said. According to the responding the police, Torres was clinging to life when they found her bruised, bloody and battered. A neighbor said, “I saw the paramedics run out with little girl wrapped in a blanket. Her hands were just hanging out … just limp.” A 911 caller reported “bloodcurdling screams” coming from the apartment where Torres lived with her mother Kimberly Torres-Smith, Smith and Torres' older brother, Andrew Torres.

After Smith fled the scene, he cut himself in a failed suicide attempt and was found across the Queens border. Smith has a long rap sheet that includes 14 prior arrests and the charges include robbery, larceny and assault. A neighbor, Marilyn Cruz claimed that this tragic beating came after a solid two weeks of fighting in the apartment.

Kimberly arrived at her apartment 30 minutes after the 911 call and told police she left Smith alone with her two kids when she went to work Saturday. Both Kimberly ...read more