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Earthquakes near Iceland volcano cause eruption concerns

Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days.<p>Iceland's Civil Protection Department says 300-500 people, mostly visitors, have been evacuated from the highlands north of the Vatnajokull …

Docs Declare Ebola Patients Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol No Risk to Public

Declaring his cure a miracle, a doctor infected with the Ebola virus while working to save patients in West Africa walked out of an Atlanta hospital on Thursday. Hospital officials said they released a colleague quietly on Tuesday at her request.<p>"Today is a miraculous day. I am thrilled to be …

Two U.S. Ebola patients have recovered, both discharged from Atlanta hospital

Family Dollar rejects bid from Dollar General

Family Dollar has rejected a nearly $10 billion buyout bid from Dollar General, saying it's sticking with an agreement to merge with Dollar Tree for less money.<p>Family Dollar (FDO) said in a statement that its board rejected the Dollar General bid "on the basis of antitrust regulatory …

Florida same-sex marriage ban ruled unconstitutional in federal court

A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples.<p>US district Judge Robert L Hinkle ruled that the ban added to Florida’s constitution by voters in 2008 violates the 14th Amendment’s …

Terror group that beheaded James Foley is holding up to 20 western hostages

Fears grow that the jihadists who killed James Foley may murder more hostages they are holding<p>Up to 20 Western hostages are being held by the jihadi group that beheaded James Foley, it has emerged.<p>As well as the journalist Steven Sotloff, who was threatened with beheading by the same man who …

9-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot In Chicago Yard

A distraught family is looking for answers after a 9-year-old boy was fatally shot in the back yard of a Chicago apartment building Wednesday afternoon.<p>Antonio Smith was shot multiple times about 4 p.m. Wednesday behind a building a few blocks from his home in the city's Grand Crossing …

Federal judge strikes down Florida's gay marriage ban, stays ruling

TAMPA Fla. (Reuters) - A federal judge in north Florida on Thursday struck down the state’s gay marriage ban as unconstitutional, but stayed the ruling, leaving same-sex couples still unable to marry in the state.<p>U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle of Florida’s Northern District in Tallahassee is …

What Cured Ebola Patients Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol?

The two American Ebola patients, medical missionaries Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, have walked out of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta infection-free.<p>They were the first human beings to receive an experimental drug called ZMapp. But they are not the first people to have recovered from …

Slain journalist's employer publishes email to family from Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The online news publication that employed slain U.S. journalist James Foley has published the full text of the email to his family from his Islamist militant captors in which they said they would execute him in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes.<p>A sign outside a shop remembers …