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  • Nation and world news briefs for Aug. 12

    NATION Actor and comedian Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself after first apparently trying to slash one of his wrists, authorities said Tuesday. Marin County sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd said Williams hanged himself with a belt in his...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION LOS ANGELES Though Robin Williams quit cocaine and alcohol unassisted in 1982, he looked to rehab for help years later Robin Williams' public life had a quiet personal current running through it for decades: his struggles with cocaine and alcohol...
  • 2 Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug

    2 Liberian doctors to get experimental Ebola drug
    Liberia said on Tuesday it would treat two infected doctors with the scarce experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, the first Africans to receive the treatment, while authorities in Spain said a 75-year-old priest had died of the disease. The death toll from the...
  • American stricken with deadly Ebola virus lands in U.S.

    ATLANTA - The first of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus while in Liberia landed in the United States on Saturday, en route to an Atlanta hospital for treatment. A chartered medical aircraft carrying Dr. Kent Brantly touched...
  • Ebola's reach is felt in New York's Little Liberia community

    Ebola's reach is felt in New York's Little Liberia community
    It used to be the civil war back home that worried Oretha Bestman-Yates, who came to the United States in 1987 from the West African nation of Liberia. Now it is Ebola, a threat quieter than the automatic weapons that once rattled her homeland, but...
  • Ebola is outstripping control efforts, top WHO official warns

    Fears rose Friday that the Ebola virus may have spread as Nigerian authorities said they have quarantined two people who may have the disease and have another 69 under observation. With fears the disease may get a toehold in Nigeria’s most...
  • American physician with Ebola virus arrives in Atlanta for treatment

    An American physician who fell ill with the deadly Ebola virus while treating others afflicted in West Africa was transferred amid high security Saturday to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, according to the hospital. The gray air ambulance carrying...
  • U.S., foreign health workers to flock to West Africa amid Ebola crisis

    U.S., foreign health workers to flock to West Africa amid Ebola crisis
    With dozens of local doctors and medical staff among the dead, U.S. and foreign experts are preparing to flood into West Africa to help fight the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record. Although two Americans, Dr. Kent Brantly and health worker Nancy...
  • Liberia president apologizes for high toll for Ebola health workers

    Liberia president apologizes for high toll for Ebola health workers
    Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf apologized on Saturday for the high death toll among the country's healthcare workers who have fought an Ebola outbreak, which has killed nearly 1,000 people in three countries. Johnson Sirleaf pledged up to...
  • Nigeria reports two new Ebola infections, quarantines 139

    KANO, Nigeria (dpa) Nigeria recorded two new Ebola infections and quarantined 139 people suspected of being infected with the virus, local newspaper Punch reported Saturday, hours after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a national emergency. The...
  • The Week in Pictures | July 28-Aug. 3, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. This week the eye of the world have been focused on the Middle East, where a truce between Israel and Palestinian militants collapsed within hours Friday after Israel said one of its soldiers...
  • Reader feedback August 9: Civic engagement, Ebola outbreak

    Curtailing public's input The Daily Press shared an editorial on civic engagement at city halls, including the following passage: It was with disappointment we greeted the decision by the Newport News City Council to reduce the time provided to each...