The Pulse: UK Raises Threat Level to Severe

Published 08/30 2014 10:47PM

Updated 08/30 2014 11:53PM

Number 5:
Comedy legend, Joan Rivers remains in serious condition tonight after apparently suffering cardiac arrest earlier this week.
Her daughter, Melissa Rivers, issued a statement Friday, saying quote
"My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world. Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible.."
Rivers remains hospitalized at Mount Sinai in New York City.

Number 4:
With the job market arguably getting stronger, many companies are trying to retain the best talent, which may mean there may be some extra money out there for some employees.
The catch? The survey says you have to be a superstar on the job.
A new survey from Aon Hewitt shows companies are now devoting 12.7-percent of payroll to performance-based pay. In other words, bonuses, and that's a record high level.

Number 3:
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,500 people, including more than a hundred health care workers.
Now, one CDC staffer was recently flown home to the states after coming in close proximity with an infected worker.
The good news is that the staffer is reportedly healthy and not showing signs of ebola but they will be monitored for 21 days before released home.

Number 2:
The threat from ISIS is now considered so great that the UK has raised its threat level to severe.
With the announcement, the US secretary of homeland security revealed the US considers the threat serious as well, taking a number of steps to "enhance" aviation security overseas.
Which includes tracking foreign fighters who travel in and out of Syria and taking extra security precautions on flights from overseas into the U.S.

Number 1:
British Prime Minister David Cameron said his country faces a "greater and deeper" terror threat now than ever before," raising the threat level to the second highest level.
This is raising questions in the U.S. to whether our threat level should be raised.
For now, U.S. plans no changes. The Department of Homeland Security says it's "unaware of any specific, credible threat," from ISIS.
Some analysts say however this is not the time to sit around and wait for what may be an inevitable attack.


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