Clouds and sun
47°
Clouds and sun
Hi 56° | Lo 33°

Nation / World

FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2014, file photo, members of the Department of Defense's Ebola Military Medical Support Team dress with protective gear during training at San Antonio Military Medical Center in San Antonio. Even small clusters of Ebola cases could overwhelm parts of US medical care system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

We aren’t ready

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network. Experts broadly agree that a widespread outbreak across the country is … 0

Rocket explosion setback for commercial space

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA’s strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station. The 140-foot Antares rocket, operated by Orbital Sciences … 0

Pope maps personal (and progressive) policy

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform and the turbulent meeting of bishops on family issues that just ended. Often speaking in his native Spanish, Francis has focused … 0

3 Calif. highway officers suspected of sharing nude photos from phones of arrested women

Sunday, October 26, 2014

MARTINEZ, Calif. — A California Highway Patrol officer suspected of stealing nude and racy photos from the cellphones of women arrested on drunken driving charges sent the pictures to at least two fellow officers in what he called a game, according to court documents. Officer Sean Harrington, 35, … 0

Gunman in Canada attack prepared video of himself

Sunday, October 26, 2014

TORONTO — A gunman who shot and killed a soldier at Canada’s national war memorial and then stormed Parliament before he was gunned down had prepared a video recording of himself that police say shows he was driven … 0

George P. Bush says dad ‘moving forward’ on 2016

Sunday, October 26, 2014

WASHINGTON — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is “moving forward” on a potential 2016 White House run and it appears more likely he will enter the Republican field, according to his son, who’s running for office in Texas. … 0

Suspect in cop killings was deported twice

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The suspect in the shooting deaths of two sheriff’s deputies Friday in Northern California had twice been deported. Authorities said Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamonte, 34, was the gunman. He was booked on charges of murder, attempted murder and carjacking. Authorities said that his weapons included an AR-15-type assault … 0

Cuomo eases New York policy for Ebola quarantine

Sunday, October 26, 2014

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has loosened restrictions for the mandatory, 21-day quarantining of medical workers returning from West Africa that he and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ordered Friday. Cuomo said Sunday night that the health care workers will be quarantined at home and receive twice-daily … 0

Cuba stalemate makes IDing rafters difficult

Sunday, October 26, 2014

MIAMI — The bodies surfaced 20 miles out from a popular South Florida beach: Four men, still youthful. Their remains were badly deteriorated, bitten by sharks, their faces unrecognizable. One had a horseshoe-shaped scar on his head. Two … 0

Number of Islamic extremists growing in Germany

Sunday, October 26, 2014

BERLIN — The number of Islamic extremists in Germany is growing rapidly, the head of the country’s domestic intelligence agency said Saturday. The agency estimates that some 6,300 people in Germany are adherents of an ultraconservative strain of … 0

One less stronghold

Sunday, October 26, 2014

BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government claimed that its troops and Shiite Muslim militias captured a key Islamic State stronghold near Baghdad on Saturday in an operation to boost security for Islamic new year gatherings that apparently was overseen … 0

UK ends combat operations in Afghan province

Sunday, October 26, 2014

LONDON — Britain has ended combat operations in the Helmand province in Afghanistan, defense officials said Sunday. They said U.K. troops have witnessed the lowering of the Union flag for the last time at the Camp Bastion complex … 0

After attacks, Canada balances security, openness

Monday, October 27, 2014

OTTAWA, Ontario — Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument called the Peace Tower. That sensibility has … 0