Titanic survivor letter sells for nearly $12,000

Jan 24, 2015

Titanic survivor letter sells for nearly $12,000

An indignant letter from a British aristocrat who survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 has sold for $11,875, an auction house in New England said Friday. Lady Lucy Duff-Gordon, a target of public outrage after she fled the doomed ocean liner on ...

U.S. doctor who beat Ebola heading back to Liberia

Jan 13, 2015

U.S. doctor who beat Ebola heading back to Liberia

A U.S. doctor who beat Ebola plans to return to Liberia, where he contracted the deadly virus, in order to help overworked colleagues in the missionary hospital where he has worked for years. Dr. Rick Sacra, 52, said Monday he won’t be working directly ...

Dec 19, 2013

New rules for recognizing victims of A-bomb diseases get poor response

The central government has put in place new standards for recognizing sufferers of atomic bomb-related diseases. Now, hibakusha affected by cardiac infarction, hypothyroidism and chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis no longer have to prove their maladies were induced by radiation exposure when applying to be ...