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  • Somber Christmas, gatherings banned in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

    Sierra Leoneans observed a somber Christmas in their homes on Thursday, after the government banned traditionally boisterous holiday celebrations to prevent the spread of deadly Ebola in the worst-hit country. Small groups of Christians in formal...
  • FDA to ease longtime ban on blood donations from gay men

    FDA to ease longtime ban on blood donations from gay men
    For the first time since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, gay and bisexual men will be permitted to donate blood under rules set for release next year by the Food and Drug Administration. Officials at the federal agency said Tuesday that they...
  • U.S. South menaced by storms as Mississippi cleans up from tornadoes

    Severe thunderstorms menaced the U.S. Southeast on Wednesday, with a small tornado and flooding reported in parts of North Carolina, while emergency workers in Mississippi surveyed damage from tornadoes that killed at least four people and injured 20. As...
  • 12/22: People on move

    12/22: People on move
    Boards of directors Laura M. Walda, attorney with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed P.A., was appointed to the board of Commercial Real Estate Women Orlando. Construction Michael Burgess was appointed project manager for the southeast...
  • 2 residents jump to escape burning home on Balboa Peninsula

    Two residents jumped from the second floor of a Newport Beach home Tuesday morning to escape a two-alarm blaze that tore through a two-story duplex, fire officials said. Units from the Newport Beach Fire Department responded about 4:15 a.m. to the 300...
  • Lauderdale Lakes kitchen fire displaces five

    Lauderdale Lakes kitchen fire displaces five
    One woman and four children were displaced Monday after their mobile home caught fire in Lauderdale Lakes. A neighbor saw smoke pouring out of the home in the 3200 block of Northwest 34th Court around noon and called 911, said Broward Sheriff Fire...
  • Lehigh Valley health events include Via Marathon, Run for the Red Marathon registration

    VIA MARATHON 1 Register now for the annual Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon, which will be Sept. 13, and you'll save yourself some money. Fee to register is $95 through Jan. 8. The last day to register will be Aug. 9 or when the marathon is...
  • Diplomatic, and familial, ties to Cuba

    Diplomatic, and familial, ties to Cuba
    There would be roast pork, black beans and rice, yucca and flan at Eva Queral Fiastro's annual holiday dinner for her large Cuban-American family this weekend, as always. But this year, there will be an even bigger helping of news to digest: President...
  • Dozens reported killed in Nigeria bus station bomb blast

    KANO, Nigeria Dozens of people were feared to have died in north-eastern Nigeria after an explosion ripped through a crowded bus station Monday. The blast occurred in the town of Gombe, where a bombing attributed to the radical Islamist group Boko...
  • 6 units damaged in apartment fire near UCLA; 1 hospitalized

    6 units damaged in apartment fire near UCLA; 1 hospitalized
    Six units were damaged and one person was hospitalized Saturday after a fire broke out at a five-story apartment building near UCLA, officials said. The blaze began just before 8:30 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Wilshire Manor Apartments, a 46-unit...
  • Santa helps war widow and her family

     
    Los Angeles Times reporter Tom Bridger, as Santa Claus, pays unexpected visit to family of Mrs. Pauline Barrow and her seven children to deliver food, presents and a Christmas tree....