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Mott Hall High School student Brian Binion, right, and fellow students read flyers about Ebola risk, near the apartment building of Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer, in New York,  Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Spencer remained in stable condition while isolated in a hospital, talking by cellphone to his family and assisting disease detectives who are accounting for his every movement since arriving in New York from Guinea via Europe on Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

Friday, October 24, 2014

NEW YORK — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in West Africa. The New Jersey Department of Health says a woman who … 0

Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

Friday, October 24, 2014

ROSWELL, N.M. — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space. Eustace’s supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team, which … 0

Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai

Friday, October 24, 2014

EL-ARISH, Egypt — A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. Officials … 0

Lawmaker demands probe of Nazi benefit payments

Monday, October 20, 2014

WASHINGTON — A senior House Democrat demanded Monday that the Obama administration investigate the payment of millions of dollars in Social Security benefits to suspected Nazi war criminals and former SS guards. Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York … 0

Islamic State group may have warplanes

Friday, October 17, 2014

BAGHDAD — Syrian activists say the Islamic State militant group has captured some MiG fighter jets and is test-flying the warplanes in Syria with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots. Friday’s account by the Britain-based Syrian … 0

Report: WHO botched Ebola response

Friday, October 17, 2014

LONDON — The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America’s frenzied response … 0

Ebola vaccine will take longer than hoped

Friday, October 17, 2014

GENEVA — The Ebola crisis took new twists Friday, with another somber update from the World Health Organization on the outbreak in West Africa and a bleak warning from a major drug manufacturer that a safe vaccine likely won’t be ready before the current epidemic has passed. Dr. … 0

Palestinians want Israel pullout vote this year

Friday, October 17, 2014

UNITED NATIONS — The Palestinian U.N. ambassador said Friday his government wants the U.N. Security Council to vote on a resolution before the end of the year that would set November 2016 as the deadline for Israeli troops to withdraw from all Palestinian territories. Riyad Mansour said Friday … 0

Spin Meter: Shaky claims on Ebola budgets

Friday, October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — Budgets for the agencies responsible for fighting Ebola have lost ground in recent years, sparking a partisan blame game in Washington over who’s at fault. The truth is all of the parties share responsibility. Republicans claim credit for boosting the budget of the Centers for Disease … 0

Yellen: Greatly concerned by widening inequality

Friday, October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America’s longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at stake. The growing gap between the rich … 0

Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to cease-fire

Friday, October 17, 2014

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria’s government said Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, but many people expressed doubts Friday about a development that could end an insurgency that has killed thousands and left hundreds … 0

Judge voids casino union contract

Friday, October 17, 2014

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort may survive after all, but it’s likely to do so with angry employees. A federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware on Friday voided the struggling casino’s contract with its union workers, giving owner Trump Entertainment Resorts a big part … 0

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Friday, October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ∎ ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; to Judge Clay Jenkins, top administrator for Dallas County, Texas; Cardinal … 0