Two passenger planes were safely escorted by fighter jets to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International airport Saturday afternoon, following bomb threats posted online. Continue reading
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration suspended a program on Saturday that allows its safety inspectors to skip security checkpoints while on the job, following the arrest of an FAA agent earlier in the week who was caught allegedly carrying a firearm in his bag.
The 33-year-old American doctor Kent Brantley was infected with the Ebola virus while working in a hospital in Liberia, but has reportedly made a full recovery. Standing alongside the medical team that treated him in Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital, Brantley recalled the month-long battle for his life. Judy Woodruff has the story. Continue reading
Two Americans infected with the Ebola virus and being treated in Atlanta have received an experimental drug, Z-Mapp, that had not previously been tested on humans and is in extremely limited supply. The WHO announced the latest numbers in rising death toll from the outbreak and said it is convening a medical panel to consider the ethics of making the drug more widely available. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading
In our news wrap Thursday, Republicans in the House voted in California Rep. Kevin McCarthy to be the next majority leader, filling a void left by Rep. Eric Cantor. Also, as many as 75 government scientists at a Centers for Disease Control lab in Atlanta may have been exposed to live anthrax bacteria. Continue reading
In our news wrap Tuesday, a package handler opened fire at a FedEx sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before taking his own life. Police said the man had explosives, but did not use them. Also, for the third day in a row, violent weather wrought death and destruction in some southern states. Tornadoes have killed at least 33 people since Sunday. Continue reading
A winter storm that brought freezing temperatures and dumped a few inches of snow had a major impact on some southern states. In Atlanta, thousands of people were stranded trying to get home, including one woman who gave birth on an interstate and hundreds of children who spent the night on school buses. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
Spelman College, a historically black liberal arts college for women in Atlanta, has garnered attention for dropping intercollegiate sports and refocusing towards science, technology, engineering and math. Gwen Ifill talks to President Beverly Daniel Tatum, who was honored with an award by the Carnegie Corporation. Continue reading