Archive for August 24th, 2014

Ebola outbreak reportedly spreads to Central Africa

US & World | | August 24 2014, 5:27 PM

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

US & World | | August 24 2014, 5:01 PM

The U.S. Geological Survey says a large 7-magnitude earthquake has struck central Peru. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Oscar-winning 'Gandhi' director Richard Attenborough dies

Arts & Entertainment | | August 24 2014, 4:38 PM

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.

3 dead in San Fernando Valley-area shootings within 1 hour

Crime & Justice | | August 24 2014, 2:38 PM

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

US & World | | August 24 2014, 2:16 PM

Peter Theo Curtis, who was abducted near the Syria-Turkey border in Oct. 2012, has been quietly handed over to a U.N. representative.

Napa Earthquake: Injury tally climbs to 120; 6 critically injured

Environment & Science | | August 24 2014, 1:53 PM

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.

If Salt-N-Pepa told you to brush your teeth, you'd surely listen

Arts & Entertainment | | August 24 2014, 11:06 AM

Music has a long history of delivering public health messages, with Ebola the latest topic. But do people really pay attention to the lyrics?

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

Crime & Justice | | August 24 2014, 10:38 AM

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.

Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight, among injured in shooting at West Hollywood nightclub

Crime & Justice | | August 24 2014, 10:20 AM

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.

Washington largely ignores a fiery bicentennial

Represent! | | August 24 2014, 6:00 AM

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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