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Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 12:45 PM

No Strollers, No Kids in Dining Room: NorCal Restaurant Sparks Social Firestorm With Sign

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 9:39 AM

Son of U.S. Ebola Patient: Mom Is "Fighting Through It"

The son of a North Carolina missionary who has been diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia said she continues to improve. Nancy Writebol, a missionary from Charlotte working in West Africa to help fight Ebola, was diagnosed with the virus on July 25. More than 1,200 people in three countries have been affected by the disease. "She's stable,'' her son, Jeremy Writebol, said on the "Today" show Wednesday. "As dad put it, she's fighting through it." Writebol's husband, David, also has been working in Liberia alongside his wife with the aid group Serving in Mission, which maintains a hospital that has been treating Ebola patients. Read »
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Cop Shot in NY Gun Battle With Fugitive to Be Released From Hospital

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Body of Stowaway Discovered in U.S. Military Cargo Plane

The body of a young stowaway was discovered near the wheel well of a US Military cargo plane that landed in Germany, the U.S. Department of Defense said Tuesday, NBC News reported. The African boy was between the ages of 12 to 15 and snuck onboard a C130 plane from Africa to Germany that made many stops along the way, according to the Pentagon. During a routine inspection of the rear wheel well, the ground crew discovered the boy's body. Questions are being raised about sufficient security for military planes, especially when it comes to preventing terrorist stowaways. Read »
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Teen Accused in Fatal School Stabbing Appears in Court

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Man Stole Grandma's Car, Sold it for $150 in Heroin, Cash: Cops

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Crews Make Gains on 2 Calif. Wildfires

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 8:30 AM

"Nobody Can Prove" Russian Link to Ukraine Rebels: Diplomat

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Funeral Set for Caseworker Shot by Patient at Pa. Health Facility

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 7:40 AM

Man Discovers Dad's Killer Coaching Youth Baseball

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 6:14 AM

Feds Probing Possible Flaw in GM Airbags

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 1:52 PM

UCLA Becomes “Sink” for Massive Flooding After Water Main Break

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 7:42 AM

"We Need More": Fight Against Ebola Is Thin on Ground

The biggest outbreak of Ebola in history is affecting over 1,200 people and continues to spread with no end in sight. The disease recently killed an American doctor and a hygienist colleague working for charities, as well as Dr. Sheik Umar Khan, the doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is not treating patients, but offering advice, and the World Health Organization, forced to slash budgets, deployed over 120 people. The rest is being covered by nonprofits, and the affected countries' health departments, which are not equipped to stop the outbreak from spreading. Read »
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Israel Declares 4-Hour "Humanitarian Window" in Gaza

Israel's military has declared a four-hour “humanitarian window” in parts of the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, NBC News reported. It would apply from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. local time (8 a.m. to 12 a.m. ET), the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement. "The humanitarian window will not apply to the areas in which IDF soldiers are currently operating," IDF said in a statement. "Residents must not return to areas that have previously been asked to evacuate." A spokesman for Hamas rejected Israel's announcement just minutes after it was issued, saying the declaration was worthless because it excluded areas on the border with Israel. Read »
Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 at 9:38 AM

UCLA Students Deal With "Knee-Deep" Water on Campus