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This is the craziest hole-in-one you'll ever see

Australian Richard Green has had a solid career, racking up three European Tour wins and finishing T-4 at the 2007 British Open. But forget all about those other accomplishments. Green is now the guy who hit this amazing/ridiculous/lucky shot:<p>An ace on a par 4 is rare enough, but banking one out of …

Cuomo issues state-wide ban on fracking in New York

New York state will ban hydraulic fracturing after a long-awaited report concluded that the oil and gas extraction method poses health risks, …

Experts: Virgin Galactic crash will change the face of space tourism

The crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo during a test flight over the Mojave desert last week will have a profound impact on the space tourism industry, according to space experts, thrusting safety firmly into the spotlight.<p>John Logsdon, professor emeritus of political science and international …

Iraq Plans ISIS Counter-Offensive With U.S. Help

Iraq is training 20,000 soldiers for a spring counter-offensive against the militant group that has taken over large swaths of the country, according …

Syria

Russia recognizes Ukraine separatists, provoking new sanctions threat

Russia's Foreign Ministry announced Monday that it will "respect the will" of separatist voters in eastern Ukraine who elected leaders for their proclaimed independent republics in defiance of international warnings that their actions were illegal.<p>Moscow's swift show of support for the separatists …

Burkina army told to hand over power

<b>The African Union (AU) has given Burkina Faso's military a two-week deadline to hand power to a civilian ruler or face sanctions.</b><p>The AU said the army had acted unconstitutionally when it took over after President Blaise Compaore was forced to resign on Friday.<p>The military said a civilian-led …

This Is Where Ebola First Struck in 1976 and What Happened

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Disease

This Map Will Show You Every Ebola Outbreak in History

In 1996, hunters in Gabon fell ill with Ebola after they ate a dead chimpanzee infected with the virus. Of the 31 cases, 23 people died from the …

Disease

How bad can Ebola epidemic get?

Scientists try to predict number of US Ebola cases, but what is the worst-case scenario?<p>Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say Americans should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year's end as infected people arrive here from West Africa.<p>But how many cases?<p>No one …

You're Probably Not Going To Get Ebola From A Sneeze

WASHINGTON -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would like you to know that you can't get the Ebola virus from a sneeze.<p>Some people have seized on info that had been posted to the agency's website as evidence that it's possible for Ebola to be sneezed from one person to another. Since …

Ebola Crisis: How Americans Can Help

The Ebola death toll has topped 4,500, and it’s still getting worse, the World Health Organization says. The lion’s share of the work in Liberia, the hardest-hit country, and much of West Africa has been done by missionaries and groups like Medecins Sans Frontieres — and doctors for some of those …

Nose Spray Ebola Vaccine Protects Monkeys

A needle-free Ebola vaccine protects monkeys 100 percent of the time from the virus, even a year after they’ve been vaccinated, researchers reported Monday.<p>The vaccine uses a common cold virus genetically engineered to carry a tiny piece of Ebola DNA. Sprayed up the nose, it saved all nine monkeys …

U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients, Maine reach deal on monitoring

BRUNSWICK Maine/WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - The state of Maine and a nurse who had treated victims of the Ebola virus in West Africa reached a settlement deal on Monday, allowing her to travel freely in public but requiring her to monitor her health closely and report any symptoms.<p>Nurse Kaci …

Two Killed as Explosion Collapses Building in Paris Suburb

A child and an 80-year-old woman were killed Sunday morning when a four-story building in a Paris suburb collapsed following an explosion, French authorities said. Ten people were pulled from the rubble, including four who were seriously wounded. Rescue teams were still looking for more …

Obama: Iraq forces retake Mosul Dam from militants

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq's largest dam from Islamic militants Monday following dozens of U.S. airstrikes, President …