By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press
October 19, 2014 8:39 p.m.
JOHANNESBURG — In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned from Zambia, an African nation far from the area hit by the disease. In Geneva, a top U.N. official warned against anti-African discrimination fueled by fears of Ebola. The disease has ravaged a small part of Africa, but the international image of the whole continent is increasingly under siege, reinforcing some old stereotypes.
By BROCK VERGAKIS, Associated Press
October 19, 2014 6:52 p.m.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — After finding remains that could be University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities interviewed nearby residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence.
By DAVID RISING, RANDY HERSCHAFT and RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press
October 19, 2014 6:50 p.m.
OSIJEK, Croatia — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found.
By SAMEER N. YACOUB, Associated Press
October 19, 2014 6:49 p.m.
BAGHDAD — Iraqi authorities have executed at least 60 people so far in 2014, a United Nations report said Sunday, expressing concern that "irreversible miscarriages of justice" were taking place in some death penalty cases.
By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
October 19, 2014 6:48 p.m.
MURSITPINAR, Turkey — Each day, Mohammed Jemmo ventures to a barren, wind-swept hilltop overlooking his embattled hometown where two of his sons and a daughter are fighting with the Kurdish militia resisting an offensive by Islamist extremists.
By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press
October 19, 2014 6:28 p.m.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops debating family issues that drew parallels to the tumultuous reforms of the Second Vatican Council that Paul oversaw and implemented.
By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press
October 19, 2014 3:12 p.m.
KATMANDU, Nepal — Nepalese officials closed a section of a popular Himalayan trekking route Sunday after rescuers, overwhelmed with last week's snowstorms that killed at least 38 people, had to save new hikers who set out after the blizzards on the same deadly trails.
By MIKE STOBBE, Associated Press
October 19, 2014 2:57 p.m.
ATLANTA — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.
By JILL CRAIG, Associated Press
October 19, 2014 2:49 p.m.
GALVESTON, Texas — A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker who was being monitored for Ebola returned to port Sunday after an eventful seven-day trip in which passengers had their vacations briefly disrupted with an infectious disease scare.
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, Associated Press
October 19, 2014 6 a.m.
Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big. Many people, governments and agencies share the blame for failing to contain Ebola when it emerged in West Africa.