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Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola

After rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama is back in the coalition-building business — this time to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Obama is working the phones with world leaders, appealing to them via videoconference and publicly jawboning with ...

WWII ships found deep in 'Graveyard of the Atlantic'

Oct 22, 2014

WWII ships found deep in 'Graveyard of the Atlantic'

Two sunken ships from World War II — a German U-boat and an American merchant vessel — have been found deep in the ocean off the coast of North Carolina, officials said Tuesday. The ships clashed in the Battle of the Atlantic in 1942 ...

Oct 22, 2014

U.S. tightens Ebola checks; Rwanda to scrutinize Americans

Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation’s defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports. The move responds to pressure from some Congress ...

Oct 22, 2014

U.N. torture investigator wants to visit Guantanamo

The United Nations’ investigator on torture said Tuesday he had asked the U.S. military to allow him to interview inmates as a condition for a visit to the Guantanamo prison. U.N. special rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez said he was invited in 2012 to ...

Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies

Oct 22, 2014

Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies

Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died. Wertheimer, who was 85, died of natural causes at his New York apartment, said Chris Murray, who owns Washington, D.C’s Govinda Gallery, which counts Wertheimer among ...

Oct 22, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish fighters poised to deploy in hours for Kobani battle

Iraqi Kurdish fighters will be deployed to Kobani within hours to bolster the town’s defenders in their battle against Islamic State, a senior Iraqi Kurdish official with knowledge of the operation said. The reinforcements will remain under the command of the Kurdish Regional Government ...

Oct 22, 2014

Syria air force strikes 200 times in 36 hours, monitor says

The Syrian air force carried out more than 200 airstrikes around the country in the past 36 hours, a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday, a rapid increase in government raids as U.S.-led forces bomb Islamist insurgents elsewhere. The intensified strikes by President ...

Dead infants found in Winnipeg storage locker, police report

Oct 22, 2014

Dead infants found in Winnipeg storage locker, police report

The remains of as many as four infants were found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monday after U-Haul International Inc. employees made “a disturbing discovery.” Police were called to a storage-locker facility on McPhillips St. in the northwest of the city of ...

American Fowle released from North Korea: State Department

Oct 22, 2014

American Fowle released from North Korea: State Department

American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes ...