• Hospital: American video journalist free of Ebola

    American video journalist Ashoka Mukpo will be released from the hospital soon, officials say.

    Associated Press16 mins ago
  • Eric Frein sightings: How 'wilderness ninja' has outfoxed 1,000 cops

    Two fresh sightings of alleged sniper Eric Frein has resulted in more closed public schools in northern Pennsylvania.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Ebola nurse's status upgraded to good from fair

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The medical status of nurse Nina Pham, who contracted Ebola when she helped treat the first patient to be diagnosed with the disease on U.S. soil, was upgraded to good from fair on Tuesday, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced. Pham was admitted to the NIH Clinical Center Special Clinical Studies Unit in Bethesda, Maryland, on Oct. 16. (Reporting by Sharon Begley)

    Reuters
  • U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports

    By Jeffrey Dastin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening for the virus. The restrictions on passengers whose trips originated in Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea were announced by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and were set to go into effect on Wednesday. The precautions stop well short of the travel ban sought by some U.S. ...

    Reuters25 mins ago
  • Three Denver girls reportedly en route to Turkey detained, sent home

    By Aruna Viswanatha and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday. Voice of America reported earlier this week that one of the girls told German authorities they were en route to Turkey, which has been considered a principal transit route for foreigners looking to fight with Islamic militants in Syria. U.S. officials declined to say if they suspected a link between the girls and militants in the region. ...

    Reuters
  • North Korea unexpectedly frees American Jeffrey Fowle

    By Roberta Rampton and Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained by the country, and he is being flown home to his family in Ohio, the White house said on Tuesday. Spokesman Josh Earnest said the United States welcomed the move, but pressed Pyongyang to free the two remaining Americans. "While this is a positive decision ... ...

    Reuters
  • NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

    NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.

    Associated Press
  • Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

    Everyone coming to the U.S. from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease.

    Associated Press
  • Doctor gets emotional recounting Ebola patient's final days

    Dallas doctor Gary Weinstein describes Texas Health Presbyterian's efforts to care for Thomas Eric Duncan, the country's first Ebola patient.

  • Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again

    In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq’s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad.

    Reuters
  • North Korea's big move on captured American

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.

    Associated Press
  • Man to Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'

    A funny thing happened when the President went to the voting booth.

  • Stone in Jerusalem may answer ancient mystery

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment.

    Associated Press
  • Islamic Front propaganda video as good as martial arts movie

    The Islamic Front, an alliance of militant groups in Syria, released a video on October 20, described as showing “special operations” unit training camp. The unit, dubbed War Lions, are filmed undergoing vigorous exercises. A fighter being interviewed in 1’00" says that main reason they come to the training camp is to defeat militias from different countries that have recently entered Syria. The video states that a number of unit leaders were killed in battle in Aleppo. Credit: YouTube/Islamic Front

  • 6,000-year-old temple discovered with altars for sacrifices

    A 6,000-year-old temple holding humanlike figurines and sacrificed animal remains has been discovered within a massive prehistoric settlement in Ukraine. It was a "two-story building made of wood and clay surrounded by a galleried courtyard," the upper floor divided into five rooms, write archaeologists Nataliya Burdo and Mykhailo Videiko in a copy of a presentation they gave recently at the European Association of Archaeologists' annual meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. A platform on the upper floor contains "numerous burnt bones of lamb, associated with sacrifice," write Burdo and Videiko, of the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The floors and walls of all five rooms on the upper floor were "decorated by red paint, which created [a] ceremonial atmosphere." [See Photos of the Prehistoric Temple & Animal Remains]

    LiveScience.com
  • Hottest year on record?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.

    Associated Press
  • Americans more worried about economy than Ebola: Poll

    Virus made Gallup poll's top 10 concerns, but remained behind economy, dissatisfaction with government, jobs, healthcare, immigration.

    Reuters
  • Soldier run over in Quebec parking lot by suspected jihadi has died

    Ottawa (AFP) - Canada was faced with the spectre of Islamist violence Tuesday after a soldier run over by a suspected jihadist died in hospital, as its warplanes headed to bomb Islamic State militants in Iraq.

    AFP37 mins ago
  • Purple Heart medal, lost 20 years, finds way home

    MANLIUS, N.Y. (AP) — A Purple Heart medal posthumously awarded to a New York soldier killed in Vietnam is being returned to his family about two decades after it was found on a school playground.

    Associated Press
  • Snowplow driver drunk in plane collision that killed oil CEO

    Moscow (AFP) - Russian investigators on Tuesday accused senior airport officials of criminal negligence over a plane crash at a Moscow airport that killed the head of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, whose private jet hit a snowplough on takeoff.

    AFP