Mandatory quarantines ordered by some US states for doctors and nurses returning from West Africa's Ebola outbreak are creating a "chilling effect" on aid work there, the humanitarian aid group Doctors Without Borders said on Thursday.
Tim Cook's declaration Thursday that "I'm proud to be gay" made him the first publicly gay chief executive of a Fortune 500 company. But Cook isn't just any chief executive. And Apple isn't any company. It's one of the most profitable companies in the Fortune 500 and ranks No. 1 on the magazine's annual ranking of the most admired companies.
National Guard troops arrived in a Hawaii town threatened by a slow-moving river of molten lava on Thursday, and were greeted with cheers by residents of the Big Island community where they are to provide security as the volcanic flow advances.
Fourteen people were killed in a machete attack by Ugandan rebels in the Beni region in the restive eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where nearly 100 civilians have already perished, a non-governmental group said Thursday.
The United States needs to expand a limited advise-and-assist mission in Iraq into embattled Anbar province, where some Iraqi forces are isolated and in defensive positions against Islamic State, the top US military officer said on Thursday.
Friday October 31, 2014, Cape Canaveral Florida
Heeding a lesson from history, designers of a new generation of US rockets will include escape systems to give crew members a fighting chance of surviving launch accidents such as the one that felled an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket on Tuesday.
An Ohio man detained in North Korea for nearly half a year got his job back with a city agency, but on condition he not travel again to a country where he could be easily detained, his attorney said on Thursday.