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U.S. doctor stricken with Ebola said to be improving

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The second American aid worker who contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa is expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday in serious condition, while a New York hospital is testing a man with symptoms of the deadly disease.<p>Emory University Hospital after an ambulance carrying …

150-pound tortoise found by police, reunited with family

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of this article misconstrued the meaning of the police department's quote involving the penal code.</i><p>A giant tortoise spotted wandering — albeit slowly — around California on Saturday has been reunited with its family, the Alhambra Police Department …

Associated Press News

Ebola risk unheeded as Guinea's villagers keep on eating fruit bats

Medical teams struggling to curb Ebola in west Africa have been discouraging bush meat consumption, believed to have caused the outbreak, but some rural communities dependent on the meat for protein are determined to continue their traditional hunting practices.<p>While meat from wild animals such as …

Dr. Kent Brantly, American With Ebola, Got Experimental Serum, Group Says

Dr. Kent Brantly, one of the two Americans who contracted Ebola in Liberia, received a dose of an experimental serum before he was flown to the United States for treatment, an aid organization that he works with said Sunday.<p>The aid organization, a Christian group called Samaritan’s Purse, said it …

Disease

China earthquake: Troops join search in Yunnan province

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1098000/1098516_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527274221_4cd83a6dbc45c7981cfed816180ad249<p><b>China has deployed 2,500 soldiers to the south-western province of Yunnan to help search for survivors after an earthquake killed at least 398 …

Natural Disasters

Israel resumes airstrikes as cease-fire ends

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Israeli military says it has resumed its attacks on the Gaza Strip, ending a self-declared, seven-hour cease-fire that was in effect for much of the day.<p>The Israeli military announced it resumed its attacks Monday night.<p>Israel said it declared the cease-fire to allow …