Arizona school board votes to remove pages from biology textbook

An Arizona school board has voted to remove information about contraception methods from a biology textbook after a conservative majority decided it fell afoul of a state law that says materials should give a preference to childbirth or adoption over abortion. The members of the Gilbert Public Schools board, which covers at least 38 schools […]

US commando who killed Bin Laden to reveal identity

The US Navy Seal commando who fired the shots which killed Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden is to reveal his identity in a Fox News television documentary next month, the network announced Wednesday. “The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden” will air in two segments November 11-12, with the commando recounting his role in the […]

Obama defends U.S. Ebola guidelines, backs American volunteers in Africa

As the second of two nurses infected while treating an Ebola patient left an Atlanta hospital, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said policies adopted in the United States should not discourage Americans willing to fight West Africa’s outbreak. Obama weighed in for the first time since states including New York and New Jersey imposed automatic […]

Officer Darren Wilson missing his court dates

Darren Wilson, the police officer accused of shooting Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, this summer, has been extremely elusive. His name was not released by the police department for some time, and the delay allowed him to seemingly wipe every trace of himself from social media and his home. Wilson is looking to avoid the […]

Latinos say cash goes missing in Arizona arrests

Armando Gutierrez was headed to Las Vegas with cash from his 2011 tax refund when he and his friends were pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy. Deputy Charley Armendariz found that the driver and another passenger had a small amount of pot and spotted nearly $5,000 in the glove box. He seized the money and […]

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 […]

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 […]


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