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(Atlanta, GA) -- Some encouraging news about an American doctor infected with Ebola. A U.S. health official said Sunday Dr. Kent Brantly's condition is improving. Brantly contracted the deadly virus while working with an aid group in Liberia and was flown to Atlanta Saturday on...
(Toledo, OH) -- It still isn't safe to drink the water in Toledo, Ohio. Mayor D. Michael Collins said early today that tests by the state and the federal Environmental Protection Agency show high levels of toxins in two of the city's neighborhoods. Collins says he'll keep the...
(Pretoria) -- Attorneys for South African track star Oscar Pistorius will file their closing arguments today. The Paralympic and Olympic sprinter admits shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a closed bathroom door at his Pretoria home. But the double-amputee athlete...
(Miami, FL) -- Tropical Storm Bertha could become a hurricane today. The National Hurricane Center clocked Bertha's maximum sustained winds at 70 miles per hour as the storm pushed past the northern end of the Bahamas early this morning. Forecasters say the storm will pass...
(Undated) -- A doctor with Atlanta's Emory University Hospital says the American doctor infected with Ebola is improving because he's being treated at one of the most advanced medical isolation facilities in the world. Doctor Kent Brantly contracted the deadly virus while...
(Undated) -- Insurgents with the militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria now control the biggest hydroelectric dam on Iraq's Tigris River. ISIS forces fought for 24 hours before defeating Kurdish troops defending the dam about 30 miles north of Mosul . Military analysts...
(Undated) -- Researchers hope a simple blood test will help save American soldiers from committing suicide. The test will check the level of a gene that suppresses so-called stress hormones. Tests have shown that people who committed suicide had lower levels of the gene...
(Undated) -- A U.S. aid worker stricken with Ebola should be on her way back from Africa later today. Nancy Writebol contracted the virus while working to decontaminate people entering and leaving an Ebola isolation facility in Liberia. The 59-year-old mother of two grown sons...
(Undated) -- An Israeli ceasefire is reportedly in place in Gaza. The seven-hour humanitarian ceasefire went into effect at 3 a.m. Eastern time. Palestinians accused Israel of bombing a refugee camp after the ceasefire began. Israeli forces hit more than 20 targets in Gaza...