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  • World Health Organization launching $100 million plan to combat Ebola

    World Health Organization launching $100 million plan to combat Ebola
    The World Health Organization is launching a $100 million response plan to combat an "unprecendented" outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has killed 729 people out of 1,323 infected since February, the agency said on Thursday. WHO Director-General ...
  • U.S. embassies in West Africa to stay open despite Ebola warning

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta on Thursday warned Americans to avoid nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone because of the deadly Ebola outbreak ravaging the West African nations. But American embassies in those countries...
  • Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe

    Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe
    MOUNT DORA — Making life better for people in developing countries was at the core of Thomas Luche's lengthy career as a diplomatic official. Luche's career with the U.S. Agency for International Development led him to far-flung locales...
  • Infected Ebola relief worker due to arrive in U.S. today

    Two American aid workers, both seriously ill after being infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, will be flown to the United States and treated in isolation at an Atlanta hospital, officials said on Friday. A plane equipped to transport Dr. Kent...
  • Tom Wolf pulls gubernatorial ad with Western Pennsylvania lawyer who starred in torture film

    Tom Wolf pulls gubernatorial ad with Western Pennsylvania lawyer who starred in torture film
    PITTSBURGH — Democrat Tom Wolf's staff pulled a campaign ad after learning that an actor who touted Wolf's stint in the Peace Corps appeared in a film depicting the torture of four women. The folksy ad, "Jeeps," featured attorney and actor Alan...
  • UC campuses dominate top of Washington Monthly rankings

    UC campuses dominate top of Washington Monthly rankings
    Four UC campuses -- San Diego, Riverside, Berkeley and Los Angeles -- placed in top spots in annual “socially conscious” rankings of national universities being released Monday by Washington Monthly magazine. For the fifth year in a row, the...
  • Will Americans eat bugs?

     Will Americans eat bugs?
    If you're trying to lose weight, the latest food trend may be just what you need to really slim down. You can eat all you want. You just may not want to eat much, if any. That's because your meals will include an unconventional ingredient: bugs, in...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: A company works against America's image

    A painted glass sign inscribed “The Buck Stops Here” sat on Harry Truman's desk during his presidency. The expression originated from poker in which a buckhorn-handled knife was used to indicate the person whose turn it was to deal. If the...
  • 'Alex & Ali': Love, revolution and the cost of a reunion

    'Alex & Ali': Love, revolution and the cost of a reunion
    In an old snapshot from the 1970s, a man with blond hair and a goatee stands squinting into the sun, wearing a denim jacket over a T-shirt. There is an irrepressible smile on his face. This is Alex, an American Peace Corps volunteer who lived in Iran from...
  • Good riddance, Jeter [Commentary]

    Good riddance, Jeter [Commentary]
    My favorite Orioles-Yankees game of the last 15 years took place during the 2012 American League Division Series. On a chilly October night at Camden Yards, the Orioles beat the Yanks 3-2 to tie the series at one game apiece. Yankee fans often...
  • Traffic, noise part of the program for 'Star-Spangled 200' neighbors

    Traffic, noise part of the program for 'Star-Spangled 200' neighbors
    While hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Baltimore this weekend to see the ships, fireworks and cannon fire of the "Star-Spangled Spectacular," Jessica Damen is staying home. The festivities are happening outside Damen's door,...