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NY doctor has Ebola

Oct 24, 2014 / 9:00 am

A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began. Mayor Bill de Blasio...

A royal tweet

Oct 24, 2014 / 6:12 am

The Queen has sent her first tweet — and she's signed it "Elizabeth R." The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery in central London's Science Museum on Friday. The Queen removed a glove to type on a touchscreen tablet, writing...

Officer shot from behind 6 times

Oct 24, 2014 / 12:00 am

An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by an off-duty St. Louis police officer was shot eight times, including six times from behind, said a forensic pathologist who performed an independent autopsy Thursday. Dr. Cyril Wecht, who has investigated the deaths of John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley...

Tornado rips thru Washington

Oct 23, 2014 / 9:37 pm

A rare tornado ripped roofs off buildings, uprooted trees and shattered windows Thursday afternoon in the southwest Washington city of Longview, but there were no reports of injuries. A National Weather Service storm survey team from nearby Portland, Oregon, estimated the EF1 tornado carved a...

3 dead after plane hits chopper

Oct 23, 2014 / 9:33 pm

An airplane and a helicopter collided in midair near a Maryland airport before crashing into trees Thursday, killing three men in the helicopter but sparing two in the plane who deployed a parachute to slow the aircraft's descent before it hit the trees. The Cirrus SR22 plane was heading to...

New York doctor has Ebola

Oct 23, 2014 / 7:20 pm

New York officials say that a doctor who recently returned from West Africa has Ebola. He is the first case in city. More to come.

Mayor chosen by coin toss

Oct 23, 2014 / 6:55 am

A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box. Wilber Medina was chosen mayor of Pillpinto near the tourist centre of Cusco Wednesday after he and his rival each garnered 236 votes in municipal elections this...

American fans sing O'Canada

Oct 22, 2014 / 7:35 pm

After a tragic day in Ottawa, the NHL, the Pittsburgh Penguins and all their fans proved that they are about more than just hockey. The Penguins played the Canadian national anthem prior to their game against the Philadelphia Flyers Wednesday night. The lyrics to "O Canada" were...

Journalist recovers from Ebola

Oct 22, 2014 / 8:07 am

A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday, the fifth patient transported from West Africa to recover at a U.S. hospital, as President Barack Obama brought together top aides and his new Ebola "czar" to co-ordinate a national response to the deadly...

Chem. weapons dump studied

Oct 21, 2014 / 9:36 pm

University of Hawaii scientists plan to embark on a final expedition to deep waters off Oahu to study how chemical weapons dumped in the ocean decades ago are affecting seawater, marine life and sediment. The research vessel Kilo Moana will leave port Wednesday, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser...

Wyoming legalizes gay marriage

Oct 21, 2014 / 9:32 pm

Same-sex marriage has arrived in Wyoming, the conservative western mountain state where the 1998 beating death of a gay student helped spark the movement that has culminated in a broad expansion of gay rights around America. Gay couples began to apply for marriage licenses Tuesday, shortly after...

'Breaking Bad' dolls pulled

Oct 21, 2014 / 7:29 pm

Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns...

Nobel winner gets Liberty medal

Oct 21, 2014 / 7:25 pm

A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls' education has been honoured with the Liberty Medal. Malala Yousafzai accepted the medal, which is given annually at the National Constitution Center to someone who strives to secure freedom for people around...

US man released in N. Korea

Oct 21, 2014 / 7:23 pm

North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are still being held. There was no immediate explanation for the...

Surfer fights off shark

Oct 21, 2014 / 7:09 am

A surfer holding his 8-year-old son says he punched and smacked a shark with his board to stop an attack off Maui. Kaleo Roberson tells the Maui News that he was surfing Saturday with 20 others — including his twin 8-year-old sons and a 6-year-old son — off Maalaea when a 12- to...

HIV scare for porn industry

Oct 21, 2014 / 6:42 am

A California-based trade group for the adult film industry has lifted a moratorium on production spurred by a feared HIV exposure on an out-of-state film set. The Free Speech Coalition ended the five-day production hold Monday, saying in a statement that testing has been completed and "the...

Oscar de la Renta, dead at 82

Oct 21, 2014 / 5:53 am

At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs. At the end of the show, the legendary...

Oscar Pistorius gets 5 years

Oct 21, 2014 / 5:33 am

Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A South African judge cited the "gross negligence" the Olympic runner showed when he shot Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet cubicle door...

Hope for Kidnapped schoolgirls

Oct 20, 2014 / 11:01 am

There is cautious optimism in Nigeria Monday over local reports that the more than 200 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls may soon be released soon as part of a cease-fire agreement with the country's Islamic rebels, Boko Haram. However, Nigeria's federal government has not yet provided...

Seven women found dead

Oct 20, 2014 / 9:00 am

The bodies of seven women have now been found in Indiana after a man confessed to killing one woman who was found strangled at a motel and led investigators to at least three other bodies, authorities said Monday. The coroner's office said three of the bodies were found Sunday night at two...

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