Ebola death toll rises; Spain to treat priest

(CNN) — Health officials in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday reported deaths of citizens they suspect were infected with Ebola, and Spain said it will accept a patient from the West African outbreak, adding to concerns about the spread of the deadly virus. Nigeria reported that a nurse died after treating someone believed to have […]

Missing Person: Ohio Teen Could be in Rockland County

Missing Person: Ohio Teen Could be in Rockland County

BY BILL DEMAREST SPRING VALLEY – Police in Columbus, Ohio, believe a 15-year-old girl who is missing could possibly be in Rockland County. Sarah Curtis is a runaway from Columbus and the New York State Mission Persons Clearinghouse reports the teen could possibly be in the Spring Valley area. She has been missing since April […]

Shells Hit UN School in Gaza, Kill 15

Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school Wednesday sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said. The relentless bombardment also killed 27 Palestinians elsewhere in the coastal territory Wednesday, further dimming […]

Israel strikes symbols of Hamas’ control in Gaza, shuts down power plant

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel stepped up its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group’s control in Gaza and firing tank shells that shut down the area’s only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the fighting so far. Flares turned the sky over Gaza City orange overnight and […]

Netanyahu slams UN cease-fire plan for not addressing Israel security

Despite a United Nations call for an immediate cease-fire Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave no indication of a halt in fighting, saying in a nationally televised address that Israeli forces will act “aggressively” and must be prepared for a “prolonged campaign.” Speaking to his nation Monday night, Netanyahu said Israel intends to dismantle […]

Solar flare nearly destroyed Earth 2 years ago: NASA

Two years ago, we were all going about our daily business, blissfully unaware that our planet almost plunged into global catastrophe. A recent revelation by NASA explains how on July 23, 2012, Earth had a near miss with a solar flare, or coronal mass ejection (CME), from the most powerful storm on the sun in […]