By Julie Steenhuysen ATLANTA (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has introduced camera monitoring of workers in its highest-level biosafety laboratories as it seeks to restore public faith in its procedures after a series of mishaps, agency officials tell Reuters. The mishaps have raised major questions over safety practices at more than 1,000 laboratory and support facilities that make up the CDC, whose role is to monitor and prevent outbreaks of disease. The move to monitor workers will allow lab directors and senior scientists to ensure they have followed safety protocols exactly, Leslie Dauphin, interim director of laboratory safety, told Reuters in an interview. "That is what the camera system helps with." The agency is expected to release details within a week of its own investigation into the Ebola mishap.
Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on. "We officially declare Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 an accident ... and that all 239 of the passengers and crew onboard MH370 are presumed to have lost their lives," Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) director-general Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said in a statement. The announcement is in accordance with standards of annexes 12 and 13 in the International Civil Aviation, said Azharuddin. It will allow families of the passengers to obtain assistance through compensation, he said.
Two people are facing charges after a Wednesday night shooting in Chico.
California Highway Patrol officers are investigating a fatal crash in Tehama County that happened Wednesday night.
Authorities are cracking down on college campus rapes. Shasta College explained their efforts.
Redding police said crime along the Sacramento River Trail has increased due to the growing transient population in Redding.
The Denver Broncos have hired Wade Phillips to be their defensive coordinator league sources told ESPN's Ed Werder on Wednesday.
Serena Williams weathered a barrage of big serves and heavy groundstrokes early, and needed nine match points before beating Madison Keys 7-6 (5), 6-2 to set up an Australian Open final against second-seeded Maria Sharapova.
Millsaps leads Hawks to 17th straight win, 113-102 over Nets
Kyrie Irving scored a career-high 55 points, breaking the arena record while LeBron James watched from the bench and leading the Cavaliers to their eighth straight win, 99-94 over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.