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  • Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

    NEW YORK — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could ca ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 1:43 pm
  • New Ebola screening at Chicago O'Hare, other airports, Homeland Security orders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • U.S. existing home sales rise in September

    WASHINGTON — U.S. homes sold in September at their fastest clip this year, a sign that the housing market is shaking off a slowdown that began in the ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive

    WASHINGTON — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • World Health Organization: Ebola vaccine trials in West Africa in January

    GENEVA — Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as lo ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Oscar Pistorius gets 5 years for killing girlfriend in South Africa

    PRETORIA, South Africa — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for k ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

    GARY, Ind. – Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe i ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Health officials declare Nigeria Ebola-free

    ABUJA, Nigeria – Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff.Doctors who ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Republican governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away

    WASHINGTON — While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expa ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:38 pm
  • Obama keeps his schedule clear to focus on Ebola

    CHICAGO — Rarely one to leave anything to chance, President Barack Obama is playing it by ear this week as his administration's response to the Ebola ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:10 pm
  • Obama casts his vote early in Chicago for 2014 midterm elections

    CHICAGO — President Barack Obama has cast his vote early for the 2014 midterm elections.Obama voted ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

    DALLAS — About 120 people are now being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people in ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Remains could be missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Police blocked off roads, sifted through leaves and scoured a rural area where they found remains that could be missing Univers ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Urgent-care clinics recommend hospitals for Ebola testing

    When a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who had entered the apartment of the first patient to die from Ebola in the U.S. started feeling ill himself, he ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:53 am
  • UN says Iraq has executed 60 people this year

    BAGHDAD – Iraqi authorities have executed at least 60 people so far in 2014, a United Nations report said Sunday, expressing concern that “irreversibl ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:20 pm
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