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    Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

    Police officers stand guard outside after Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams entered The Gutter bowling alley Friday in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood. Craig Spencer, a Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, visited the bowling alley and later tested positive for the disease. He is being treated at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.

    Oct 25, 2014 8:46 AM

    Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn’t know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.


    WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

    A billboard reading ‘Stop Ebola’ on the Masiaka Highway, forming part of a trans-West African highway, which links all West African States, on the outskirts of the capital city of Conakry, Guinea. Despite stringent infection-control measures, the risk of Ebola’s spread cannot be entirely eliminated, Doctors Without Borders said Friday after one of its doctors caught the dreaded disease while working in Guinea and went to New York City.

    Oct 25, 2014 8:45 AM

    More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread. Of those cases, 4,922 people have died. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest ever outbreak of the disease with a rapidly rising death toll in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.


    Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response

    President Barack Obama meets Friday with Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Oct 25, 2014 8:47 AM

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science — not fear — as it responds to Ebola.In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he was proud to give Texas nurse Nina Pham a hug in the Oval Office after she was cured of Ebola. He says the other nurse who contracted Ebola is also improving.


    Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

    An elite unit of women Kurdish Peshmerga fighters trains in Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles northeast of Baghdad, Iraq. Among the Kurdish fighters defending the Syrian town of Kobani against the IS are thousands of women. In April, Kurdish fighters created all-female combat units that have grown to include more than 10,000 women who played a major role in battles against IS, said Nasser Haj Mansour, a defense official in Syria’s Kurdish region.

    Oct 25, 2014 8:47 AM

    Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group. It's an unusual phenomenon in the Muslim world in which warfare is often associated with manhood. In April, Kurdish fighters created all-female combat units that have grown to include more than 10,000 women.


    California sheriffs deputies shot, 1 dies

    Sacramento County Sheriff’s Detective Christie Lynn, right, tightens the protective vest of deputy Sgt. Donna Cox as they prepare to aid in the search of an assailant, in Auburn, Calif., who shot three sheriff’s deputies in two Northern California Counties, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Deputies were searching a canyon in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Auburn for an armed man suspected in the shooting of a Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputy and two Placer County Deputies and a bystander in an attempt to carjack a vehicle.

    Oct 24, 2014 7:06 PM

    A suspect was arrested Friday afternoon after two Northern California sheriff’s deputies were killed during a series of shootings that spanned about six hours and 30 miles across two Northern California counties. A third deputy and a bystander were also shot during the spree.


    Student opens fire in Washington school cafeteria

    A young woman cries as she waits Friday at a church where students were taken to be reunited with parents following a shooting at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash.

    Oct 24, 2014 4:32 PM

    A student opened fire Friday in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle, killing at least one person and shooting several others in the head, officials said. The gunman also died in the attack. Students in the cafeteria said the gunman stared at the students as he shot them. They described a chaotic scene at Marysville Pilchuck High School, as panicked students ran for safety.

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