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  • Ebola cases prompt mini-quarantine in Sierra Leone capital

    Sierra Leone imposed a quarantine in a fishing district of the capital city, Freetown, after at least five new Ebola cases were confirmed there, an official said Saturday. The measure, imposed Friday, affects the coastal district of Aberdeen, which...
  • Md. woman delivers babies at 56, but dies days later

    Md. woman delivers babies at 56, but dies days later
    Lisa Swinton McLaughlin was an overachiever: a trained lawyer and doctor and a high-ranking American Red Cross executive who traveled the country educating people about sickle cell disease. Yet for all of her success, what she wanted most in life eluded...
  • Myanmar puts army in charge in troubled Kokang region

    Myanmar granted its military unprecedented powers to deal with fighting between ethnic minority rebels and government troops in the Kokang region, after week-long clashes left dozens of soldiers dead and sent tens of thousands of refugees fleeing to...
  • No pipe bombs found in Rosemead apartment fire

    No pipe bombs found in Rosemead apartment fire
    Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire Tuesday that destroyed three apartments at a multi-unit complex in Rosemead, authorities said. Witnesses reported hearing an explosion about 4 p.m. before the blaze erupted in the 4200 block of...
  • Snow day on the Peninsula showcases neighborly deeds

    Snow day on the Peninsula showcases neighborly deeds
    Sometimes a big storm uncovers unexpected networks of neighborliness, as along the 200 block of LaSalle Avenue in Hampton on Tuesday. Jeff Liscomb lives around the corner. He makes a living hanging gutters but knew that wasn't going to happen after...
  • Norfolk home catches fire after occupant tries to thaw pipes with heater

    Norfolk home catches fire after occupant tries to thaw pipes with heater
    A fire at a Norfolk home started after a man tried to thaw frozen pipes with a kerosene heater, a spokesman said. Just after 4:05 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters were called to the 1500 block of Vine Street, where they saw flames coming from the exterior...
  • Bob Simon dies at 73; '60 Minutes' correspondent for CBS

    Bob Simon dies at 73; '60 Minutes' correspondent for CBS
    When veteran CBS correspondent Bob Simon and his three-member crew disappeared at the start of the Persian Gulf War in 1991, the network tried frantically to locate them — but prepared a video obituary, just in case. "No one who knew Bob Simon...
  • Datebook

    Sunday, Feb. 15 Concert Jazz on Sunday presents Quartet 122 at 3 p.m. at the Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane in Brooklyn Park. Admission is $10-$15. Information: 410-636-6597 or chesapeakearts.org. Musical theater The Performing Arts...
  • Burst water pipe, morning fire displaces 2 families on the Southside

    Burst water pipe, morning fire displaces 2 families on the Southside
    Two families were displaced from their homes and assisted by the Red Cross Tuesday morning, according to a news release. A morning fire forced three adults and two children out of their home in the 4000 block of Hamilton Street in Chesapeake.  A burst...
  • Red Cross announces blood drive cancellations for Tuesday; urges donors to reschedule

    Red Cross announces blood drive cancellations for Tuesday; urges donors to reschedule
    - Due to recent severe winter weather, the following American Red Cross blood drive is canceled: - Feb. 17, 2015 from 12pm to 4pm at The Powhatan Grille, 3601 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg; - Feb. 17, 2015 from 1:15pm to 4:15pm at Riverside...
  • Palm Beach County Calendar

      Feb. 18 at 7 p.m. POSH Palm Beach 2015 Gala Dinner Lighthouse Guild International This dinner dance will honor Darlene Jordan and Cathy Luccio and kick off the “POSH Palm Beach Sale” to take place Feb. 17-19 at The Pavilion in West...