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  • Evidence suggests Ebola toll vastly underestimated: WHO

    Evidence suggests Ebola toll vastly underestimated: WHO
    Staff with the World Health Organisation battling an Ebola outbreak in West Africa see evidence the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimates the scale of the outbreak, the U.N. agency said on its website on Thursday. The death toll from...
  • Prepare for a long war against the Islamic State

    The hawks (including me) were wrong about a lot, but some got one thing right. It's going to be a long war. In the early days after 9/11 there was a lot of talk about a "clash of civilizations" and a long "existential struggle" facing the West. I once...
  • Spanish priest becomes first Ebola patient to die in Europe

    MONROVIA, Liberia A Spanish priest who contracted Ebola in Liberia has died in a Madrid hospital, medical sources said on Tuesday, as the outbreak spreads through West Africa. Miguel Pajares, 75, was the first Ebola patient to die in Europe. He had...
  • Shoddy U.S. roads and bridges take a toll on the economy

    Shoddy U.S. roads and bridges take a toll on the economy
    It was a beautiful May afternoon when Donnel Gomes took his week-old silver Mercedes for a spin into the city. He turned onto Broad Street, a main thoroughfare downtown, and … kaboom! The car fell into a huge pothole, blowing its right tire,...
  • Republican plays the race card with his 'War on whites'

    Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., claims that liberals are waging a "war on whites." If so, Barack Obama must be at war with himself. That's how goofy Brooks' logic sounds. But he's not nuts. It is an old reflex, when cornered in politics, to lash back with the...
  • Iraq: The U.S. broke it, so the U.S. owns it

    To the editor: This is the culmination of Colin Powell's admonishment regarding Iraq that "if you break it, you own it." Ultimately, U.S. forces left Iraq in a power vacuum with an unpopular authoritarian government and a country in disarray. ("Obama...
  • Protests again roil Ferguson, Mo., over Michael Brown shooting

    Protests racked this St. Louis suburb for a fifth straight night Wednesday as anger flared anew over the police killing of an unarmed young black man. Armored personnel carriers and officers wearing body armor and carrying assault rifles greeted...
  • Robin Williams: The comic's TV legacy from 'Mork' to present day

    Robin Williams: The comic's TV legacy from 'Mork' to present day
    Robin Williams, who was found dead on Monday in a suspected suicide, was discovered by much of America on TV through his attention-grabbing guest appearances as the alien Mork on the hit sitcom "Happy Days." He returned to TV again for his last major role...
  • U.S. put more scrutiny on arms transfers to Israel during Gaza crisis

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration, which urged Israel do more to prevent civilian casualties in its conflict with Hamas militants, placed U.S. arms shipments to Israel under greater scrutiny during the Gaza crisis, the U.S. State...
  • U.S., allies rush heavy weapons to Kurds to fight militants in Iraq

    The United States and its allies have begun rushing antitank weapons, other arms and ammunition to Kurdish fighters battling heavily armed Islamic militants in northern Iraq, another step in America’s rapidly deepening reengagement in the country....
  • Obama speaks to presidents of Liberia, Sierre Leone about Ebola

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke about the Ebola virus outbreak with the presidents of Liberia and Sierra Leone on Thursday, the White House said. Obama held separate calls with Liberia's Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Sierra Leone's...