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Obama, commanders, nations meet on Syria, Iraq fight

Obama, commanders, nations meet on Syria, Iraq fight

President Barack Obama and his military commanders will meet Tuesday with defense chiefs from more than 20 nations participating in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and…

About 70 hospital staff members cared for Ebola victim

About 70 hospital staff members cared for Ebola victim

They drew his blood, put tubes down his throat and wiped up his diarrhea. They analyzed his urine and wiped saliva from his lips, even after he had lost consciousness.…

Gay couples seek marriage licenses in Alaska

Gay couples seek marriage licenses in Alaska

Gay couples began applying for marriage licenses in Anchorage on Monday, 15 years after Alaska helped touch off a national debate with a ban on same-sex unions. “It feels very…

Settlement reached over Minnesota clergy sex abuse

Settlement reached over Minnesota clergy sex abuse

, Victims of clergy sex abuse stood next to Catholic church leaders in Minnesota on Monday to announce a settlement to a novel lawsuit that includes new measures to keep…

So, how does a disease like Ebola really spread?

So, how does a disease like Ebola really spread?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Sunday that a nurse at a Dallas hospital who cared for Thomas Eric Duncan, who died from Ebola last week, was the…

Changes in HeathCare.gov: Good or bad?

Changes in HeathCare.gov:  Good or bad?

HealthCare.gov, the website for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law, has been revamped as its second enrollment season approaches. But things are still complicated, since other major…

Military faces threats from climate change?

Military faces threats from climate change?

Defense officials say a report slated for release Monday will lay out plans for the Pentagon to get a better handle on how climate change will affect the military, and…

Can American hospitals safely treat Ebola?

Can American hospitals safely treat Ebola?

A breach of infection control resulting in a Dallas health worker getting Ebola raises fresh questions about whether hospitals truly can safely take care of people with the deadly virus,…

Alaska’s gay marriage ban is now history

Alaska’s gay marriage ban is now history

The state of Alaska will begin accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples the first thing Monday, after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage — the…

Mechanical problem blamed for fatal hayride crash

Mechanical problem blamed for fatal hayride crash

A mechanical problem caused a Jeep towing a wagon full of passengers to careen down a steep hill and slam into a tree during a Halloween-themed hayride in the woods,…