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Dec 18, 2014

Spy freed by Cuba ID'd key Cuban agents in U.S. government: top intel chief

A Cuban national freed from prison by the Cuban government provided “critical assistance” to United States agencies in exposing Cuban agents who had infiltrated the U.S. government, the U.S. Director of National Intelligence’s office said on Wednesday. The informant, whose identity U.S. officials declined ...

Last of original 'Murrow's Boys' Richard C. Hottelet dies at 97

Dec 18, 2014

Last of original 'Murrow's Boys' Richard C. Hottelet dies at 97

Richard C. Hottelet, the last of the original “Murrow’s Boys,” the pioneering group of wartime journalists hired by CBS radio newsman Edward R. Murrow, has died. He was 97. CBS News spokesman Kevin Tedesco said Wednesday that Hottelet died Tuesday night at his home ...

Dec 18, 2014

14 pharmacy workers arrested over U.S. meningitis outbreak fatal to 64

Two owners and 12 former employees of a U.S. pharmacy were arrested Wednesday in connection with a 2012 outbreak of meningitis that killed 64 people across the country, prosecutors said. Barry Cadden and Gregory Conigliaro owned the New England Compounding Center (NECC), which lost ...

Dec 18, 2014

Historic phone call sealed Cuba deal spurred by pope Francis

President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro sealed their landmark deal Tuesday in an almost hour-long phone call, capping 18 months of secret diplomacy spurred on by a personal appeal from Pope Francis to end Cuba’s isolation. It was the first time leaders ...

Health teams scour Sierra Leone capital in Ebola drive

Dec 18, 2014

Health teams scour Sierra Leone capital in Ebola drive

Health workers in Sierra Leone began combing the streets of Freetown for Ebola patients on Wednesday, moving house-to-house as the government launched a major operation to contain infections in West Africa’s worst-hit country. President Ernest Bai Koroma said on national television that, as part ...

Freed American Gross had long career in foreign aid

Dec 18, 2014

Freed American Gross had long career in foreign aid

Alan Gross, 65, who spent five years in a Cuban prison, has had a long career in foreign aid and international development. He was working in Cuba as a subcontractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development when he was arrested in Havana in ...