After 77 years of searching, researchers announced they are one big step closer to knowing where aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart and her plane ended up. An aluminum fragment found in 1991 on a remote, uninhabited coral atoll in the Pacific island nation of Kiribati appears to be from her lost aircraft.
Passengers who arrive in California from an Ebola-stricken West African country and have had contact with an infected patient will face a 21-day quarantine, state health officials said Wednesday.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved a recommendation by military leaders that all U.S. troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa be kept in supervised isolation for 21 days. Continue reading
We’ve heard about robots and air-conditioned spacesuits as some potential tools to help in Ebola prevention efforts. Here are five ordinary things that are helping today. Continue reading
In cities across the north of Iraq, thousands of displaced families who have fled the Islamic State don’t have even the walls of a tent. Special correspondent Jane Arraf reports from Iraq, where the approaching winter could be as deadly as the fighting, and aid agencies aren’t able to help. Continue reading
Freelance British photojournalist, John Cantlie — abducted in 2012 along with U.S. journalist James Foley — appears in the Islamic State’s latest video as a foreign correspondent reporting from the Syrian town of Kobani, the New York Times reported. Continue reading
Earlier today, Tunisia’s moderate Islamist Ennahda party conceded defeat to the main secular opposition in the country’s parliamentary elections.
Although final results of the vote, held Sunday, are not expected until later this week, Ennadha has acknowledged that it is unlikely to retain control of the 217-member assembly. Continue reading
In our news wrap Monday, American and British troops were airlifted from a major military base in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, closing the facility after 13 years of use. Also, a suicide bombing in central Iraq killed at least 24 people, a day after government troops and Shiite militias recaptured a key town from the Islamic State. Continue reading