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Parents of slain US aid worker ‘heartbroken’

November 17, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

In this undated photo provided by the Kassig family, Peter Kassig, is shown with his maternal grandparents. His grandfather, a co-founder of Christians for Peace and Justice in the Middle East, was an advocate for Palestinians in their struggle for a homeland. The Islamic State group released a graphic video on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, [&hellip...

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Surgeon with Ebola arrives in US for treatment

November 16, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

An ambulance carrying Dr. Martin Salia, a surgeon working in Sierra Leone who had been diagnosed with Ebola, drives to the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Dr. Salia is the third Ebola patient at the Omaha hospital and the 10th...

4 workers die after chemical leak at Texas plant

November 16, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

Aaron Woods, a spokesman for DuPont said that four DuPont employees got killed after being exposed to a gas early Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in LaPorte, Texas. The reasons for the incident are still under investigation. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Marie D. De...

US cities brace for protests off Ferguson decision

November 16, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Brown family is Michael Brown, 18, who was shot and killed in a confrontation with a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2014. Police departments across the country are bracing for large...

A look at Ebola treatment in the US by numbers

November 16, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

FILE- This 2013 file photo provided by United Brethren in Christ, shows Dr. Martin Salia. Salia who was diagnosed with Ebola on Monday, landed at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Neb., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2014, and was being transported to the Nebraska Medical...

150 years on, Sherman’s March to Sea still vivid

November 16, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

This 1865 stereograph provided by the Library of Congress shows abandoned artillery and chevaux-de-frise on parapet of Fort Sumter, S.C. On Nov. 16, 1864, Gen. William T. Sherman watched his army pull out of Atlanta, and marched with 62,000 veteran troops to...

Navy SEAL who shot bin Laden was at war for years

November 15, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

Retired Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill, 38, who says he shot and killed Osama bin Laden, poses for a portrait in Washington, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. The former Navy SEAL says he was inspired to go public about his role after meeting with the families of people...

Civil rights figure: US divided by race again

November 15, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

Charles Burks, the last living federal marshal who walked Ruby Bridges to school, speaks during in interview with the Associated Press in New Orleans, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. On Nov. 14, 1960, Bridges, then 6 years old, became the first black student to attend...

Jane Byrne, Chicago’s 1st female mayor, dies

November 15, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Dec. 10, 1979 file photo, Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne attends a dinner in Chicago, for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, right, as Ethel Kennedy, left, enter with the mayor. Byrne, Chicago’s first and only female mayor, has died at the age of...

AP source: Doctor with Ebola coming to US for care

November 13, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this Oct. 28, 2006, file photo, a mock patient is wheeled in an isolation pod during a drill at the Nebraska biocontainment unit in the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. A federal government source said Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014, a surgeon...