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Florida dad fights wife, courts to keep daughter from alleged abuser

A Florida father is nearly out of options in his desperate effort to protect his 8-year-old daughter from her 17-year-old half-brother, who he claims to have witnessed sexually assaulting her — yet who still regularly visits the girl in their mother's home.<p>"It was the most horrific thing I had ever …

Woman shot at Chicago Nordstrom store dies: police | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Nordstrom worker shot by her former boyfriend in a Chicago store died on Saturday, police sources said.<p>The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim as Nadia Ezaldein, 22, of Hialeah, Florida. The man, identified as Marcus Dee, 31, shot himself and was …

WHO reports sharp rise in Ebola deaths

The death toll from the worst Ebola outbreak on record has reached nearly 7,000 in West Africa, according to the World Health Organisation.<p>The toll of 6,928 dead showed a leap of just over 1,200 since the WHO released its previous report on Wednesday, according to a Reuters news agency report.<p>The …

Ebola death toll nears 7,000 as Sierra Leone struggles to contain disease

Ebola has sickened more than 16,000 people, of whom nearly 7,000 have died, according to figures released by the World Health Organization on Friday.<p>In the other hard-hit countries, Liberia and Guinea, WHO says infection rates are stabilizing or declining, but in Sierra Leone, they're soaring. The …

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson resigns

City officials in Ferguson, Mo. were due Sunday to address the resignation of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown in a confrontation in August that fueled protests in the St. Louis suburb and around the nation.<p>Stephanie Karr, Ferguson city attorney, told the …

US boy missing for four years found alive hidden behind fake wall

Unnamed 13-year-old in Atlanta was able to phone his mother and tell her he was behind a false wall at his father's house<p>A 13-year-old boy reported missing by his mother four years ago was found hidden behind a false wall in his father's home.<p>After a tip-off police raided a detached suburban house …