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In 2013, Sierra Leone and Liberia ranked second and sixth among countries with the highest GDP growth in the world. But this year, growth has stopped because of the deadly Ebola virus.
October 08, 2014
As relatives grieve, public health officials are setting in place a plan to safely care for the remains of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. Cremation or burial are both acceptable, the CDC says.
October 08, 2014
The story of Excalibur, whose Spanish owner has Ebola, raises many questions. Can dogs catch the virus? How would we know if they did? Could they infect humans? We asked a specialist for answers.
October 08, 2014
Passengers arriving from some countries in West Africa will have their temperatures taken upon arrival.
October 08, 2014
Figures found on the walls of a prehistoric cave in Indonesia are at least 35,400 years old or more, scientists say. That might mean the earliest art developed independently in different regions.
October 08, 2014
Thomas Eric Duncan was the first person diagnosed with the virus in the U.S. He died Wednesday morning at the Dallas hospital where he was receiving treatment in critical condition.
October 08, 2014
The total lunar eclipse today that could be seen over North America and across the Asia-Pacific region, had the added feature of a reddish hue caused by sunlight filtered through Earth's atmosphere.
October 08, 2014
The 33-year-old man who contracted Ebola in Liberia and later traveled to Dallas was the first person to be diagnosed with the virus in the U.S.
October 08, 2014
The pet belongs to the Spanish nurse who contracted the virus. Authorities are afraid he might have been infected and announced plans to put him down. Dog lovers are begging for a reprieve.
October 08, 2014
A federal appeals court had struck down bans on same-sex marriage in the two states. Officials in Idaho appealed to the Supreme Court following the decision.
October 08, 2014
A Spanish-language newspaper reports that Teresa Romero Ramos told authorities on three separate occasions that she had a fever before she was quarantined.
October 08, 2014
At least a dozen demonstrators were killed in clashes with Turkish police. Kurdish protests demanding help for the city besieged by ISIS militants also took place across Europe.
October 08, 2014
Two Americans and a German get the prestigious prize for pushing back the limits of what had long been thought an insurmountable barrier to viewing individual molecules.
October 08, 2014
Eric Betzig, Stefan W Hell and William E. Moerner win the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. They won for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.
October 08, 2014
The U.S. will soon set up screening procedures, according to the CDC. But one expert questions the usefulness of screens. And history backs him up.
October 08, 2014
After years of planning, Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope broke ground Tuesday. But a group interrupted the ceremony, angry about the telescope's location on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians.
October 08, 2014
New menu items introduced by chain restaurants in 2013 contained 60 fewer calories, on average, than items on the menu in 2012. And that could be enough to make an impact on the obesity epidemic.
October 08, 2014
There are no known cases of Ebola in Connecticut. But a leading Hartford hospital is already updating its infection controls to stop the virus before it gets a foothold.
October 08, 2014
Young people showed major interest in voting in 2004 and 2008. Since then, their numbers have fallen off as the political system has become gridlocked.
October 08, 2014
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the LA Dodgers 3-2 Tuesday. The San Francisco Giants defeated the Washington Nations 3-1. The Cardinals and Giants will meet in the National League Championship Series.
October 07, 2014

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