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  • As Ebola virus spreads in West Africa, some blame health workers

    As Ebola virus spreads in West Africa, some blame health workers
    The Ebola virus would be terrifying no matter where it struck: It’s a disease with no cure that causes headaches and fever, severe diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding and has been known to kill up to 90% of its victims. But in a corner of West Africa,...
  • 1 dog, 3 cats die in Hampton house fire

    1 dog, 3 cats die in Hampton house fire
    One dog and three cats died in a Hampton house fire that displaced a family Thursday, a fire department spokesman said.  The fire was in the first block of Old Meribeth Road, Hampton Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Jeffrey Pereira said. Firefighters...
  • Pines church organizes Unleashed Mission Camp

    About 160 teens recently took a week out of their summer break to make a difference in the community. During West Pines Community Church's Unleashed Mission Camp, middle and high school students worked on a series of projects. Each of the five days saw...
  • Judge stands firm on order to release information to alleged USS Cole plotter's lawyers

    A military judge isn't backing down from his order to the U.S. government to provide defense lawyers with details of the accused USS Cole bomber's odyssey through the CIA's secret prisons, but he may let prosecutors shield identities of some agents,...
  • It's hurricane season. Is your emergency kit ready?

    It's hurricane season. Is your emergency kit ready?
    If you moved to South Florida after Hurricane Wilma in 2005 and are wondering what the big deal is about storm season, a free Hurricane Expo in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday will help get you motivated to prepare. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at...
  • Kenyan president blames 'local political networks' for deadly attacks

    When President Uhuru Kenyatta blamed "local political networks" on Tuesday for extremist attacks on several coastal villages, Kenyans were left wondering whom to believe: their president or the Somali terrorist group that claimed responsibility. The...
  • Wildfire in Sequoia National Forest grows to 2,200 acres

    A wildfire burning in the Sequoia National Forest in Kern County is expected to expand deeper into the woods Monday, its flames fueled by wind and unseasonably dry conifer trees and grass, officials said. The Shirley fire, which has burned at least 2,...
  • Militants kill dozens in hours-long siege on Kenyan town

    A crowd of people gathered to watch a World Cup soccer match were among the targets of militants during a deadly five-hour siege on a small town on Kenya’s coast. Meshack Kimani said he was watching the game in a video hall in the town of...
  • Kenya town attacked during World Cup screening, 50 killed

    Kenya town attacked during World Cup screening, 50 killed
    Somali-linked Islamists have killed at least 50 people in a Kenyan coastal town, executing men in front of their families and killing others who had gathered to watch World Cup soccer on television. The al Shabaab group said on Monday that its commandos...
  • More teen boys working as babysitters

    More teen boys working as babysitters
    More teen boys are earning extra cash as baby sitters these days, according to the American Red Cross, which offers classes for sitters throughout the U.S. "This year, 9.3 percent of our enrolled students are boys, which is up from 8.7 percent from...
  • Wildfire in Sequoia National Forest now threatens 1,000 homes

    A growing wildfire burning in the Sequoia National Forest now threatens 1,000 homes, power lines and communication facilities in the area, officials said Monday. The Shirley fire, which is only 10% contained, has burned at least 2,200 acres in the...