Palantir was cofounded by one of the Valley's most powerful, and most colorful, VCs, Peter Thiel. With Thiel's backing, Palantir has raised nearly $2 billion in investment. As of late last year, investors
As he stood inside Reno's First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Nicholas Martin-Kearney relived his wedding day. His hands were shaking following the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision to
Ray Cole, 69,had been sentenced to four months in jail after Moroccan police found images of a homosexual nature on his mobile phone A British man jailed for "homosexual acts" while on holiday in Morocco
Officials in Idaho and Nevada have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop same-sex marriage in those states, at least temporarily, by barring implementation of a federal appeals court ruling issued Tuesday.
Thomas Eric Duncan, the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola outside Africa, died on Wednesday, the Texas hospital that was treating him announced. “It is with profound sadness and heartfelt disappointment
The fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa has arrived in the US for treatment. A private plane carrying Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman for NBC News who contracted Ebola in Liberia, landed
A nurse being treated for the deadly Ebola virus in Spain has been transferred from one Madrid hospital to another. Spain’s health minister announced that the case was the first known transmission of current
Some workers at the hospital where a nurse is being treated for Ebola are concerned about Spanish efforts to control the spread of the deadly virus. Her infection shows the danger health care workers not
In what is being described as the first case of Ebola contamination in Europe, a Spanish nurse has tested positive. The woman, a nursing auxiliary, worked at the hospital in Madrid where two Ebola patients
The UN has warned that thousands of children are at risk from the disruption caused to health services by the Ebola epidemic. UNICEF, the United Nations’ Children Fund, says that medics in Western Africa
Opponents of gay marriage in the US have been struck a blow by the Supreme Court. Judges have rejected appeals against same-sex weddings in five states: Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana.
As talk of the Ebola virus increases, it is inevitable that people start to worry about possible contact with those returning from countries affected. Some parents at a school near Paris have taken their
House Republicans, who defended in court the Defense of Marriage Act only to see it struck down by the Supreme Court last month, have now decided not to try to defend a similar law that denies veterans'
World MOSCOW -- A new law banning "homosexual propaganda" in Russia is raising concerns about the state of human rights in a country already notorious for silencing dissent. The legislation is vague but
Spain's health minister confirmed that a nurse who treated two Ebola victims has tested positive for the disease. She is the first person to contract Ebola outside of West Africa. Transcript RACHEL MARTIN,
Public hospitals in New York City are concerned enough about Ebola that they've secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how good the triage staff is at identifying
World MADRID — Four people, including the nurse who tested for Ebola on Monday, were hospitalized and being monitored over suspicion of potential contagion of the deadly disease, Spain's health authorities
Icelanders love keeping track of how they're related, which has made them "the world champions of human genetics.” A commercial for an Icelandic phone company from a few years ago depicted a couple waking
Staff at the hospital where she worked —the Carlos III hospital — told Spanish newspaper El País that the protective suits they were given to wear did not meet World Health Organization (WHO) standards.
The parents of an NBC cameraman who contracted Ebola while working in Liberia say he 'looks strong' and his symptoms have not advanced further. Ashoka Mukpo, 33, is unsure how he caught the disease, according
Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA Liberian nurses escort a suspected Ebola patient into a treatment centre in Monrovia. 276 image/jpeg http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/9/25/1411651522090/c90afe25-d712-4f7f-b26f-ec20cb370419-460x276.jpeg
US retail giant Wal-Mart has said it will end health insurance coverage for some of its part-time workers, citing rising healthcare costs. About 30,000 Wal-Mart employees who work fewer than 30 hours week
Scientists racing to develop something that will stop the largest Ebola epidemic in history are trying a variety of experimental drugs on patients. Without a cure, the disease has killed at least 3,431
The American mission in Liberia will take 4,000 troops, cost $750 million, and could last more than a year. The U.S. military campaign to help eradicate Ebola from West Africa sounds anything but surgical.
Nurse with first infection outside of Africa, husband and two others in isolation to prevent spread. Spain has quarantined a total of four people in an attempt to prevent the spread of Ebola after a nurse
Health professionals in Madrid have blamed substandard equipment and a failure to follow protocol for the first case of Ebola to be contracted outside west Africa. Health authorities announced on Monday