Tuesday July 29, 2014

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Ebola not distant threat for Liberians in US; outbreak sparks fear, travel cancellations

MINNEAPOLIS - An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is stirring fear in Minnesota, home to thousands of Liberian immigrants....

posted: July 29,2014

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Jury awards ex-Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in defamation suit over sniper memoir

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A jury has awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle....

Death toll climbs higher in eastern Ukraine as government tries to retake rebel strongholds

DONETSK, Ukraine - Shells smashed into a residential neighbourhood of Donetsk on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces intensified their campaign to encircle the rebel stronghold. The shelling killed at least two people, blew gaping holes in an...

Sheriff: 9-year-old US girl who was struck by crashing plane on Florida beach has died

SARASOTA, Fla. - A 9-year-old girl who was struck by a plane that crash-landed on a beach while she vacationed with her family has died from her injuries, law enforcement officials in Florida said Tuesday....

Kerry not worried by criticism in Israel, pledges to continue pursuit of Gaza ceasefire

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday that widespread criticism of his efforts to win a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas do not worry him and said he will continue to work toward that goal because Israeli Prime...

Top Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola as airline halts flights to 2 cities hit by outbreak

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Authorities say the top doctor treating Ebola in Sierra Leone has died from the disease....

Diplomatic sources: European Union adopts tough new economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

BRUSSELS - Frustrated by the apparent ineffectiveness of previous sanctions and outraged by the deaths of 298 people aboard the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over eastern Ukraine, the European Union adopted tough new economic sanctions...

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