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The Ebola virus has claimed 2,097 lives out of 3,944 people infected in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health OrganizationLiberia's president praises U.S. troops and treatment centers, but says more is needed.


2014-09-17 13:06:45 -0600

A student looks over at the damage to a lecture hall at the Federal College of Education in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, on September 17, 2014Gunmen stormed a higher education college in northern Nigeria on Wednesday, firing on fleeing students and setting off an explosion in an attack that killed at least 15 people and wounded 35, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack in the region's main city of Kano, but the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, which has repeatedly targeted civilians in the north, is likely to be a prime suspect. A police spokesman added that officers arrived on the scene and killed two of the attackers. ...


2014-09-17 12:38:34 -0600

Mark NewtonFLINT, Mich. (AP) — Police in Flint, Michigan, say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot.


2014-09-17 07:21:09 -0600