St. Louis suburb smolders after racially charged riots

FERGUSON, Mo. — The St. Louis area braced for another day of protests on Tuesday after a grand jury cleared a white police officer in the fa ... »

Havel’s commitment to freedom honored at Capitol

WASHINGTON — A bust of Vaclav Havel, playwright, dissident and first president of the Czech Republic, was unveiled amid grand pageantry and h ... »

Europe makes space history as Philae probe lands on comet

BERLIN/FRANKFURT — The European Space Agency (ESA) landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a ... »

For these oil and gas bets, the odds favor the house

By Emily Flitter, Reuters

NEW YORK — Atlas Energy LP has a deal for investors eager to get in on the U.S. energy boom: Contribute at ... »

New York Ebola patient Spencer leaves hospital after 20 days

MANHATTAN — Craig Spencer, the New York City doctor who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Guinea, was declared free of the virus a ... »

VA Secretary says U.S. Veterans Affairs will seek more healthcare funds

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Veterans Affairs Department will seek further budget increases to deal with medical appointment backlogs and the mount ... »

Judge eases restrictions on Maine nurse who treated Ebola patients

FORT KENT, Maine — A Maine judge on Friday imposed limited restrictions on an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone and ... »

Quarantined nurse in New Jersey can go home

NEW YORK — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone was being allowed to go to her home state of Maine after New Jersey forced her ... »

Soldier, gunman dead after shooting near Canada's parliament

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren, Reutesr

OTTAWA — A gunman shot and fatally wounded a soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday and then e ... »

Obama names former adviser to coordinate U.S. Ebola response

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has asked former White House adviser Ron Klain to coordinate U.S. efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak, ... »

Pakistani teen, Indian activist win Nobel Peace Prize

By Balazs Koranyi, Alister Doyle and Gwladys Fouche, Reuters

OSLO — Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot in the head by t ... »

Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan dies at Dallas hospital

DALLAS — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas on Wednesday announced that Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who w ... »

Senator says U.S. to require tougher Ebola screening at airports

WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials are preparing to require tougher Ebola screening at American airports this week to keep the deadly virus ... »

Up to 100 possibly exposed to U.S. Ebola patient; four isolated

DALLAS — Up to 100 people may have had direct or indirect contact with the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, and four ... »

Reports: Armed man with criminal record rode elevator with Obama in Atlanta

WASHINGTON — A security contractor with a gun and three prior convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President ... »

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