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Oct. 29, 2014 @ 01:21 PM

Appeals court in Va. reviewing NC abortion law

North Carolina's solicitor general on Wednesday urged a federal appeals court to revive a state law that would require abortion providers to show and describe an ultrasound of the fetus to the pregnant woman, even if the patient refuses to look or listen.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 01:15 PM

AP IMPACT: US health care unprepared for Ebola

The U.S. health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system, according to an Associated Press review of readiness at hospitals and other components of the emergency medical network.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 01:10 PM

10 dead, over 250 missing in Sri Lanka mudslide

A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and leaving more than 250 missing, an official said.


Oct. 29, 2014 @ 01:05 PM

Syrian rebels enter Kurdish town from Turkey

For the first time since the Islamic State group launched an offensive on the Syrian border town of Kobani last month, a small group of Syrian rebels on Wednesday entered the embattled town from Turkey in a push to help Kurdish fighters there battle the militants, activists and Kurdish officials said.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 03:41 PM

Pedestrian struck, killed by NC Highway Patrol car

The N.C. Highway Patrol says a teenager was killed when he was struck by a patrol cruiser while trying to cross a highway in Fayetteville.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 03:40 PM

Sheriff: 2 shot outside NC courthouse, 2 sought

A manhunt is on for two suspects in the shooting of two men outside a North Carolina courthouse Tuesday, authorities said.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 03:33 PM

India slides, US gains in gender equality ranking

Indian women still face some of the world's worst inequality in access to health care, education and work, despite years of rapid economic growth, according to a survey of 142 nations released Tuesday.


Oct. 28, 2014 @ 03:31 PM

Top UN Ebola official: New cases poorly tracked

Authorities are having trouble figuring out how many more people are getting Ebola in Liberia and Sierra Leone and where the hot spots are in those countries, harming efforts to get control of the raging, deadly outbreak, the U.N.'s top Ebola official in West Africa said Tuesday.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 05:01 PM

WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.


Oct. 25, 2014 @ 03:55 PM

US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states

The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.