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  • A nation is dying; where is the world?

    In late September, Sierra Leone embarked on a three-day national shutdown for an Ebola house-to-house sensitization, deploying thousands of government staff, NGO workers and volunteers in an attempt to identify Ebola infections and educate a frightened...
  • Anguish from the front lines of the Ebola epidemic

    The Rev. Father Peter Konteh lives next door to death. From the yard of his house in Freetown, the Catholic priest watches a procession of corpses arrive at King Tom Cemetery, one of the largest in Sierra Leone. "On a day when the government reported...
  • Anne Arundel County health briefs

    Baby sitter training course Safe Sitter teaches pre-teens how to nurture and guide young children while in their care. Sponsored by Baltimore Washington Medical Center, the program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, in the medical...
  • Hurricane Ana weakens, moves west of Hawaii

    Heavy rains continued to blanket much of Hawaii on Sunday as Hurricane Ana weakened and headed away from the state, with flash-flood advisories remaining in place for several communities. Forecasters at the National Weather Service listed the storm as a...
  • 10 displaced in Eastport apartment fire

    10 displaced in Eastport apartment fire
    An Eastport apartment fire displaced 10 people and sent another to the hospital early Saturday morning. The Annapolis Fire Department rescued three people from the balcony of a third-story apartment at the 1200 block of Madison Street about 2:48 a.m.,...
  • Ana becomes hurricane off coast of Hawaii; expected to miss Big Island

    Ana becomes hurricane off coast of Hawaii; expected to miss Big Island
    The storm dubbed Ana is spinning off the coast of Hawaii and has officially been designated a hurricane, according to the National Weather Service. Ana is 230 miles south of Hilo, with sustained winds of nearly 75 miles per hour and stronger gusts,...
  • 1918 influenza epidemic struck hard, fast

     1918 influenza epidemic struck hard, fast
    The photos showed a nurse, a hospital worker and a street sweeper wearing face masks. The story reported how a rapidly spreading disease was overtaxing the city's and nation's hospitals, doctors and nurses. Published in the Tribune 96 years ago this...
  • Loma Prieta quake memories endure of love lost, and love rediscovered

    SAN JOSE, Calif. After the earth lurched and jolted the Bay Area 25 years ago Friday, Lauren Anderson waited on her living room couch overnight in the Santa Cruz Mountains, hoping her husband was just delayed like everyone else in San Francisco and...
  • Wizards' Beal staying positive about wrist injury

    Wizards' Beal staying positive about wrist injury
    NBA Wizards' Beal staying positive about wrist injury Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal spoke publicly about his fractured wrist for the first time Tuesday, a few hours before the team announced that it had exercised the fourth-year...
  • Bruce Rauner is far from 'out of touch'

    A campaign ad sponsored by the Democratic Party was recently aired on television. The message was that Bruce Rauner, Republican candidate for governor of Illinois, is so rich that he is “out of touch” with the citizens of Illinois. But does...
  • "The Broadway Boys" opens Live at Lynn Theatre Series

    "The Broadway Boys" opens Live at Lynn Theatre Series
    Sure, they’re show tunes. But they’ve been remixed. That’s the way it is with “The Broadway Boys,” which opens Libby Dodson’s Live at Lynn Theatre Series Saturday, Oct. 18, and Sunday, Oct. 19, at Lynn University in...