Ebola watch lists in U.S. to shrink, cruise passenger cleared

Some of the dozens of people who are being watched for possible exposure to Ebola in the United States are expected to be cleared on Sunday and Monday, potentially easing concerns about the spread of the disease after two nurses were infected. A Dallas lab worker who spent much of a Caribbean holiday cruise in […]

Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

As her boyfriend Thomas Eric Duncan lay dying of Ebola in a Dallas hospital bed, Louise Troh battled loneliness and fear that she too had contracted the disease while confined to a stranger’s home under armed guard. Troh’s confinement was ending Sunday night, along with several friends, family and others who had contact with Duncan […]

Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official. Shamil Tarpischev was also fined $25,000 for making the comments on Russian television. He also […]

Breaking the taboo: It’s time to talk about mental health

On World Mental Health Day, around the globe many of us, perhaps hundreds of thousands or even millions, will be raising awareness of mental health issues to challenge outdated views, and to put an end to life-limiting, and sometimes life-threatening, stigma and discrimination that’s still attached to having a mental health problem in so many […]

Family of dead Texas Ebola patient grieve in isolation

Thomas Eric Duncan died without his loved ones. Now the family of the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States is grieving alone, some in quarantine and most isolated by social stigma and fear of the virus. Duncan, a Liberian national who was visiting his fiancée in Texas, died in an isolation ward […]

Mexico: 3rd arrest in death of Malcolm X grandson

Police have made a third arrest in last year’s beating death of Malcolm X’s grandson following a dispute over a bar bill, authorities announced Thursday. Mexico City prosecutors said in a statement that suspect Juan Dircio Guzman was detained in the sprawling city of Nezahualcoyotl, on the edge of the capital. He was expected to […]

NFL’s Deal with Bose prohibits players from wearing Beats by Dre headphones

Players such as San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman are out of luck now that the NFL and Bose have struck a deal that limits what players can wear during football-related activities. According to Sporting News’ Jasmine Watkins, the league has agreed to terms with Bose that will prohibit […]

Texas woman sentenced to 60 years in ‘black widow’ murder case

A Texas woman dubbed a “black widow” was sentenced on Tuesday to 60 years in prison after her conviction on murder and evidence tampering in the shooting death of her husband in what prosecutors said was a plot to collect insurance money. Michele Williams, 45, was sentenced to concurrent sentences of 60 years in prison […]

Scores possibly exposed to U.S. Ebola patient; four isolated

More than 80 people had direct or indirect contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, health officials said Thursday, as four members of the patient’s family were quarantined as a precaution. Dallas County officials said 12 to 18 people had direct contact with the Texas […]

Texas girl kidnapped 12 years ago at age 4 found alive in Mexico

An Austin, girl abducted 12 years ago has been found in Mexico, law enforcement officials say. The girl, Sabrina Allen, was located with her mother in a town south of Mexico City by a Texas-based rescue team that included state and federal agents from the FBI, U.S. Marshals office and Mexican police. Officials arrested the […]


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