Archive for August 24th, 2014


An Ebola quarantine area in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sunday.

Ebola outbreak reportedly spreads to Central Africa

With two deaths caused by the virus reported by the Democratic Republic of Congo's health ministry, the disease appears to have moved beyond West Africa.

Large earthquake reported in central Peru

The U.S. Geological Survey says a large 7-magnitude earthquake has struck central Peru. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Chelsea v Everton - Premier League
The acclaimed director and actor— perhaps best known for his on-screen role as the mastermind of "Jurassic Park" — had a career that spanned 60 years.
Triple homicide in San Fernando Valley
Three people are dead and two others are injured after three separate shootings within the span of an hour Sunday morning, and the Los Angeles Police Department says the attacks may be related.

Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate frees US journalist held since 2012

Peter Theo Curtis, who was abducted near the Syria-Turkey border in Oct. 2012, has been quietly handed over to a U.N. representative.
6.0 Earthquake Rattles Northern California
Six people are in critical condition after an earthquake struck wine country early Sunday. One-hundred twenty have been treated for injuries, hospital officials say.
Sandra "Pepa" Denton, Deidre "Spinderella" Roper and Cheryl "Salt" James of Salt-N-Pepa at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards.
Music has a long history of delivering public health messages, with Ebola the latest topic. But do people really pay attention to the lyrics?
Police officers and other first responders attend a 2012 autism information training session in Wrentham, Mass. Several cities are working to reduce the risk of miscommunication between police officers and people with autism.

For parents of young black autistic men, extra fear of police

People with autism often have trouble communicating with police, which can be dangerous — and scary for parents who also worry about racial profiling. Now, some cities are trying to mitigate the risk.
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In a statement Sunday, the Los Angeles County sheriff's department said two men and a woman were taken to hospitals and were expected to survive. NBCLA reports one of those injured was rap mogul 'Suge' Knight.


British Burn the Capitol

Washington largely ignores a fiery bicentennial

Back in 1814, American generals dismissed the possibility of a British attack. They were wrong. Sunday marks the 200th anniversary of the burning of Washington.


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