October 24, 2014

American Jeffrey Fowle Released From North Korea and Flies Home on US Jet

Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, was abruptly allowed to leave today on a U.S. government jet. Fowle, 56, of Miamisburg, Ohio, had been awaiting trial on charges of leaving a Bible at a nightclub in the northern port city of Chongjin last May. Proseletyzing is illegal in North Korea. […]

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Killing Girlfriend

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Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison for girlfriend’s killing

October 21, 2014: Oscar Pistorius arrives in court in Pretoria, South Africa. (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, Pool) A South African judge sentenced former Olympic and Paralymic sprinter Oscar Pistorius to a maximum of five years in prison Tuesday for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend last February, though lawyers on both sides of the case later […]

Oscar de la Renta, Who Clothed Stars and Became One, Dies at 82

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Indiana police ID suspect in murder of at least 7 women

Police in northwest Indiana identified the suspected serial killer believed to have murdered seven women over an unknown time period, and warned at a news conference that the body count could rise. The man accused of killing a woman Friday at a Hammond, Ind., Motel 6, and then leading authorities to a string of dead […]

Middle East Updates / Turkey facilitating transfer of Iraqi Kurdish fighters to …

Haaretz’s latest Middle East analyses and opinions: Brazen Hezbollah could trigger third Lebanon war (Amos Harel), Israeli citizens fighting for Islamic State: a small, yet worrying trend (Jack Khoury) SUBSCRIBE TO HAARETZ See Sunday’s Middle East Updates Latest updates: 1:00 P.M. U.S. launches new air strikes on Islamic State positions in Kobani following overnight airdrops […]

US airdrops arms, medicine to Kurdish militia on Syrian border

The U.S. military said late Sunday it used cargo planes to drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish militia forces in the Syrian border town of Kobani to help them in their fight against Islamic State militants, who have been trying to overrun the town for weeks. The aircraft delivered arms and supplies to […]

In the Clear: Contacts of Ebola Patient Thomas Eric Duncan Near Milestone

Four dozen people who had contact with the original Ebola patient in Dallas will complete a three-week watch period on Monday with no sign any of them has contracted the virus — a watershed in the fight to contain the disease in the United States. “We are looking forward to Monday morning, when (the) first […]

CEO of Dallas hospital’s parent company apologizes for Ebola response

The CEO of the parent company of the Dallas hospital where two nurses have contracted Ebola from a patient who died there earlier this month has apologized for some aspects of the hospital’s response to the deadly virus.  Texas Health Resources CEO Barclay Berdan issued the apology in the form of a full-page letter published […]

Hannah Graham search halted in Virginia after human remains found

Human remains were found on Saturday in the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, but the remains have not been identified, police said. A Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office team combing an abandoned property on Old Lynchburg Road in southern Albemarle County found the remains Saturday morning and afterward police called Graham’s parents […]