Rain Expected for the Next Several Days, 2nd Case of Ebola in US, How Babies Communicate

Rain expected over the next several days. (Source: WOIO)
Rain expected over the next several days. (Source: WOIO)
Moisture-laden southerly winds will take the credit for a mercurial rise in temperatures today, as well as the blame for wet weather.  Look for highs in the low to mid 70s as we celebrate Columbus Day.  More rain is on tap tonight in the form of scattered showers as lows dip only into the mid 60s.  We'll continue to make up on October's rainfall deficit on a wet and windy Tuesday with highs again in the mid 70s. Heavy rain, storms and wind will accompany a strong cold front late Tuesday and into Wednesday.

(RNN) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the second Ebola infection in the U.S. on Sunday. It's the first known case contracted in the U.S. During a news conference on Sunday, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Friedman said a breach in protocol resulted in the second Ebola infection. "The CDC will investigate how this happened," Friedman said. The preliminary test was performed by the state public health laboratory in Austin, TX, and the CDC conducted a confirmation test. A female healthcare worker tested positive for Ebola after having "extensive contact" with Ebola patient Thomas Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has tested positive, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported early Sunday.

(KSNT/CNN) – University of Kansas researchers are working to unlock the key to child language development. Erin Jorgensen's baby daughter Ellie is at the KU Baby Lab and she's there to play with toys. "It's exciting for her to be a part of something that can benefit others in the future," Jorgensen said. KU Baby Lab researcher Brenda Salley observes Ellie. "We're really interested in how babies are communicating before they have words," Salley said. By observing how babies pay attention to toys, Brenda can learn how children communicate and develop language. "Babies will do things like they'll look at the toy and they'll look back at us to say, 'Wow! That was really cool.'" Salley said. "And they can't say that with words so they do that with their eye contact, with their gestures." Salley has babies watch movie clips to test their attention span, tracking their eyes and heart rate. "Heart rate slows down when we're in very focused attention, so we can know if babies are really paying attention and learning from what we're showing them on a screen," Salley said.

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 Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager