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Obama's Coalition To Fight ISIS Is Not Going Well

THESE are early days, but the campaign that Barack Obama announced almost exactly a month ago to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State is not going well. In both Syria and Iraq, IS is scoring victories against the West and its Sunni Arab allies.<p>The coalition's strategy is beset by …

Ebola Protocol Was Likely Breached In Texas, Medical Officials Say

The Texas health care worker who contracted Ebola after providing care for an infected patient likely breached safety protocols, health officials said Sunday.<p>"Certainly there has to have been an inadvertent, innocent breach of the protocol of taking care of the patient within the personal …

Ebola: How it spreads

Here are some facts about how Ebola spreads:<p>WHEN IS EBOLA CONTAGIOUS?<p>Only when someone is showing symptoms, which can start with vague symptoms including a fever, flu-like body aches and abdominal pain, and then vomiting and diarrhea.<p>HOW DOES EBOLA SPREAD?<p>Through close contact with a symptomatic …

5 Ways U.S. Hospitals Need to Get Ready For Ebola

A health care worker who had “extensive” contact with Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan has been infected with Ebola.<p>“We don’t know what …

Second U.S. Ebola Case Confirmed; Caregiver Remains in Isolation

A test on Sunday confirmed that a Texas health care worker who cared for Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan at a Dallas hospital is positive for the virus, apparently as a result of a “breach of protocol” for treating the disease.<p>A statement issued Sunday evening by the federal Centers for …

Texas health care worker tests positive for Ebola

DALLAS — A health care worker who cared for the Ebola patient who died last week tested positive for the deadly virus, sending health officials scrambling Sunday to find the "breach in protocol" that resulted in her infection.<p>The woman was among caregivers for Thomas Eric Duncan, who died Wednesday …

Health Worker in Texas Tests Positive for Ebola

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Kurds struggle to defend besieged Syrian town from ISIS

Kurdish militiamen are putting up a fierce fight to defend a Syrian town near the border with Turkey but are struggling to repel the Islamic State group, which is advancing and pushing in from two sides, Syrian activists and Kurdish officials said Saturday.<p>The battle for Kobani is still raging …

US-led coalition intensifies airstrikes against ISIS in Kobani

The U.S.-led coalition targeting Islamic State militants ramped up airstrikes Thursday in the Syrian and Turkish border town of Kobani as the militant group reportedly sent reinforcements into intensified fighting against Kurdish forces.<p>The fight for the town situated near the Turkish frontier has …

ISIS bearing down on Baghdad even as world watches Kobani siege

Waves of U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State fighters appear to have done little to stem the terrorist army’s advance in Syria, and now the militants are close to overrunning key positions on the outskirts of Baghdad.<p>With the world’s eyes on the terrorist army’s siege of the Syrian border …

Welcome to Islamic State TV: US officials battle to counter ‘slick’ ISIS media arm

While U.S. fighter jets wage a battle against the Islamic State from the air, the terror network with aims of establishing its own caliphate is waging a battle for followers -- over the airwaves.<p>America’s point person for countering Islamic State, or ISIS, propaganda said this week that the …

Texas hospital could face probe over handling of Ebola patient as records released

The Dallas hospital where the first Ebola patient in the United States spent his final days could be investigated by the state's health department after records show that his temperature reached 103 degrees when he first arrived at the hospital, only to be sent home with a prescription for …

Video Depicts ISIS Execution of British Aid Worker, Threatens American

<b>Updated Saturday, Oct. 4</b><p>A video released Friday by the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) appears to show the execution of …

Israeli Prime Minister: ISIS and Nuclear Iran Are 'Twin Challenges'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed support for President Barack Obama’s goal of defeating ISIS but said curbing Iran’s nuclear …

American ISIS Hostage: 'I'm Pretty Scared to Die'

An Army Ranger-turned-aid worker held hostage by ISIS militants in Syria admitted to his parents he was “pretty scared to die” but also urged them to …

ISIS Has Entered the Key Syrian Border Town of Kobani

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) entered Kobani on the Syria-Turkey border Monday, after intense street fighting with Kurdish …

Liberia Burns its Bodies as Ebola Fears Run Rampant

In the dusty shopfront of one of downtown Monrovia’s more desolate side streets, Sam Agyra flips through a fly-specked photo album showing off his …

Spain's Ebola Case Exposes Gap in Disease Defenses

When two Spanish missionaries working in Sierra Leone contracted Ebola and were evacuated to Madrid’s Carlos III hospital, city officials and the …

Madrid to Kill Dog of Spanish Nurse Infected With Ebola

Madrid’s regional government said it would kill the pet dog of a Spanish nursing assistant who became infected with Ebola — overcoming the family’s …

U.S. Air Strikes Can't Stop ISIS in the Fight for Kobani

By sunset today, the black flag of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was flying on the edge of Kobani, a strategically important …

U.S. Says Syria Still Has Several Chemical-Weapons Facilities

The U.S. envoy to the U.N. Samantha Power took to Twitter on Tuesday, claiming Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government has at least four …

Spanish Ebola Nurse Reported Symptoms 3 Times Before Isolation

A Spanish nurse who contracted Ebola in Madrid this week told health authorities at least three times she had a fever before she was finally placed …

Halting Flights to Ebola Regions Could Threaten Relief Efforts, Experts Warn

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Turkey Catches Fire as ISIS Burns Kobani

Tension over a peace process that has yet to deliver results, fear of a possible bloodbath in a besieged Kurdish enclave in Syria’s north, and …

General Who Championed Air Power Challenges Pentagon on ISIS

Once a United States military effort bogs down, as is now happening in the battle for the Syrian border town of Kobani, two things happen: Pentagon …

CDC Director Compares Ebola Outbreak to AIDS Epidemic

The head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Thursday that the world must act to prevent the current Ebola outbreak from …

The Economic Costs of Ebola Are Rising Too

A few days ago I was about to board a flight from Beijing to Moscow and I called my mother in New Jersey to tell her I was going on the road. “Be …

Crisis in Syrian City Exposes Fissure in Obama's Anti-ISIS Coalition

A United Nations official warned Friday of a coming massacre in a Syrian town along the Turkish border as the slowly unfolding tragedy there exposed …