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American Ebola doc: ‘I am thrilled to be alive’

August 22, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly, left, embraces Dr. Bruce Ribner, medical director of Emory’s Infectious Disease Unit, after being released from Emory University Hospital, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Atlanta. Another American aid worker, Nancy Writebol, who was also infected with the Ebola virus, was released from the hospital Tuesday. (AP Photo/John...

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US housing recovery appears to be back on track

August 22, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this July 30, 2014 file photo, George Limperis, a realtor with Paragon Real Estate Group, walks through the kitchen of a property in the Noe Valley neighborhood in San Francisco. On Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, the National Association of Realtors...

Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

August 22, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, file photo, police wait to advance after tear gas was used to disperse a crowd during a protest for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer on Aug. 9, in Ferguson, Mo. The national legal standards that...

Las Vegas spoils Mo’ne’s night, beats Philly 8-1

August 21, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Philadelphia pitcher Mo’ne Davis stands at first base after being removed as pitcher in the third inning of a United States semi-final baseball game against Las Vegas at the Little League World Series tournament in South Williamsport, Pa., Wednesday,...

US routs Dominicans in exhibition as Rose rests

August 21, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Dominican Republic forward Francisco Garcia, left, and U.S. guard Kyrie Irving chase a loose ball during the first half of an exhibition basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) NEW YORK (AP) —...

Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

August 21, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

In this image photo from video and provided by WLS-TV Chicago, police enter a building Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, in Harvey, Ill., ending a standoff where the last of four hostages were released unharmed and two armed men taken into custody. The standoff began...

GOP’s Senate candidate: Alaska is my home, too

August 21, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan, center, meets with supporters at a private party in Anchorage, Alaska on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Early returns in Tuesday’s primary showed Sullivan with a comfortable lead to be the GOP candidate against...

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

August 21, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

After speaking with U.S. President Barack Obama by phone, John and Diane Foley talk to reporters, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, outside their home in Rochester, N.H. Their son James Foley was abducted in November 2012 while covering the Syrian conflict. Islamic...

Hope, resentment in new charter school landscape

August 20, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

Students wait in line at ReNEW SciTech Academy, a charter school in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans. The vast majority of public school students...

Holder bringing personal perspective to Ferguson

August 20, 2014 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This March 25, 2009 file photo shows Attorney General Eric Holder, left, and Vivian Malone Jones’ children, Michael Anthony and Monica Alicia, right, unveiling a portrait of Jones Malone, first African American to graduate for the...