US health officials announced their estimate after world organizations warned the deadly virus might become a permanent part of west African life.
Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra, both targets of US-led airstrikes in Syria, are holding more than 21 Lebanese police and soldiers. Three have already been killed, and the government is under fire from captives' relatives.
Hamid Karzai used his presidential platform one more time to criticize the United States for wanting war in Afghanistan.
The US-led airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria could invite retaliation and even play into IS hands, warn analysts. Moreover, the opening salvo did not mask the need for boots on the ground.
In recent weeks, citizens in El Salvador and Guatemala have protested efforts by foreign countries and companies to require the nations to abide by international treaties, despite local objections.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on Illinois state lawmakers Tuesday to reduce penalties for marijuana possession, a move that mirrors a national trend toward more-lenient pot laws.
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the federal prison population dropped after decades of increases. Both conservatives and liberals are 'coming together on these issues.'
US airstrikes, and what follows, are unlikely to be sufficient to wipe out IS and may not necessarily do anything to seriously degrade its military position. Moreover, the US is now, effectively, aiding the regime of Bashar Assad in its civil war.
Measuring Congress by the number of days spent in session in Washington misses the point. Members of Congress don't just vote on bills, they also represent their constituents. That means connecting with them at home.
President Obama says that the participation of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain, and Qatar in the Syria strikes 'makes it clear to the world that this is not America’s fight alone,' but the depth of their involvement is not clear.
At the UN climate summit, President Obama announced US plans to help other countries prepare for climate change. The US effort on global resilience may help fight the fatalism on efforts to curb carbon emissions.
An American-brokered deal to resolve the presidential election in Afghanistan aims to create a unity government, one that may bridge ethnic divides and tackle corruption.
You don’t have to believe in the detrimental effects of human industry on the environment to be green today. Reducing dependence -- on big government, big utilities, and big energy -- appeals to rugged individualists as much as to tree-huggers.
This week's round-up of commentary covers South Korean laws that ban kids from playing video games, why hacking isn't a good form of protest, how contraceptives are helping fight poverty, why Yemen must work to keep its educated youth, and how a US–Russian alliance can beat the Islamic State.
Letters to the Editor for September 22, 2014 weekly magazine:Green: Spiritual leaders should call for peace not war.Price: Clicking on sensational pictures shapes our consciousness and our world.
Big-screen TVs are shedding their high prices, and this week's best TV deals are proof. Read on for the best bargains on big-screen TVs from Panasonic, Vizio, RCA, and LG.
Coca Cola, PepsiCo, and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group have pledged to cut the calories consumed from their sugary drink offerings by 20 percent over the next decade. But if falling soda sales and public policy initiatives are any indication, the beverage industry may just be pre-empting soda's inevitable decline.
Cadillac is making some major changes: it will no longer call Detroit home, instead moving to New York City and becoming its own business unit. With the move to the Big Apple, Cadillac hopes to reclaim its place as a pre-eminent luxury brand.
The 2014 Paris Auto show kicks off Oct. 2 and will play host to more than 250 makes from over 18 countries. Here are the highlights you can expect from the Paris Auto Show this year, including new concept, performance, and luxury models.
If you can't quite afford the new iPhone 6 models, the iPhone 5 can be had for a song. The best bargain ever on iPhone 5, plus deals on Nike sneakers, noise-canceling headphones, and more.
At the UN climate change summit in New York Tuesday, President Obama told world leaders the US was beginning to take action to fight climate change, but must do more. Mr. Obama called on the international community to make strong commitments on clean energy ahead of next year's climate talks in Paris.
The 1987 Montreal Protocol, which banned the production of 100 chemicals, is having an impact. Scientists expect full recovery of Earth's ozone layer by midcentury.
A fatal bear attack in New Jersey that killed a hiker over the weekend is being investigated. State and local officials stressed that bear attacks in New Jersey are rare.
At Tuesday's UN Climate Summit in New York, the leaders of two major carbon emitters are taking a rain check. Why it's unfair to interpret their absence as a rejection of efforts to curb global emissions.
At Tuesday's UN climate change summit, President Obama will push world leaders to pledge ambitious emissions targets and environmental protections to combat climate change – even as Republicans and some Democrats in Congress hope to upend his clean energy goals at home.
Apple denies that it will shut down Beats Music. What will Apple do with the fledgling Beats Music streaming service?
A Google Doodle celebrates the first day of autumn. But, wait, wasn't that Monday?
NASA's Maven spacecraft has arrived at Mars. After a 442 million-mile journey, the Maven spacecraft is orbiting Mars to study the planet's upper atmosphere.
China has tightened its censorship of Google products in recent weeks, following a series of terrorist attacks, according to a new report. The censorship has made Google products virtually unusable, frustrating users and causing some international companies to leave China.
Apple sold a record 10 million iPhones in its first weekend. That's 1 million more than the iPhone 5 and 5C, and the new iPhones haven't begun selling in China.
Harvard researchers rocked the science community last March with an apparent discovery of gravitational ripples that gave credence to cosmic inflation theory – a finding that met as much skepticism as enthusiasm. Now, further analysis raises more doubts.
And why do they fall off? It all has to do with conserving water, say scientists.
Scientists long have known that antifreeze proteins help a species of Antarctic fish survive in frigid waters. Now research has found that these proteins also prevent some fish from ever ridding themselves of the ice in their bodies.
Rhinorex condrupus, a 75-million-year-old hadrosaur that roamed what is today Utah, had an exceptionally big schnozzle, paleontologists report.
After a 10-month journey, India's Mangalyaan orbiter is scheduled to start circling Mars following a 24-minute orbital insertion maneuver.
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This creamy homemade tomato soup from Alice Waters is made with no dairy and just a few ingredients. You’ll never want to open another can of tomato soup again.
Stefani joined singers Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Pharrell Williams on the judging panel for the reality singing competition. 'He really has no filter,' Stefani said of her fellow judge Levine.
Kira Kazantsev: After the crowning of Miss America 2015, debate lingers about the contest winner Kira Kazantsev and the organization, which prides itself on being a major scholarship provider.
Thompson and her partner Artem Chigvintsev received the highest score of the night from the judges, while 'Pretty Little Liars' actress Janel Parrish and her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy weren't far behind. The results for this week will be revealed in a new 'Dancing With the Stars' episode on Sept. 23.
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O'Reilly's book 'Killing Patton' hits bookstores today.
King's novel centers on a man who goes back in time to try to stop the Kennedy assassination.
Matt Richtel’s tragic probe of a texting-and-driving case is also an examination of the role technology plays in our lives.
Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.
Critics of the story are saying it's 'in unquestionably bad taste' and 'dangerous.' In the piece, Mantel imagines the assassination of the former prime minister. 'I am concerned with respect. I'm not concerned with taste,' she says..