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WHO faulted for Ebola failures, Obama taps czar
LONDON — The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America’s frenzied response to the epidemic. The stepped-up scrutiny of the inter...
By Maria Cheng and Adam Geller The Associated Press FULL STORY
San Francisco police warn of scam
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco police are warning members of the Chinese community about a scam that cost one woman $120,000 in cash and jewelry. Police say the victim was approached this month by three Cantonese-speaking suspects, one of whom was acting as a doctor. The suspect said the victim wa...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
GOP candidate adds another $1 million of own money
SACRAMENTO — Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari is contributing another $1 million of his own money to his campaign for California governor. The Republican candidate reported the contribution late Friday, bringing his personal contributions to more than $3 million for the primary and gen...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Constitution takes trip before three-year restoration
BOSTON — Old Ironsides took one last trip around Boston Harbor on Friday ahead of a major, multi-year restoration project, firing its cannons while the Dropkick Murphys punk band and a Boston Pops quintet entertained hundreds of special guests and dignitaries on board. The USS Constitution, the w...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Gay marriage becomes legal in Arizona
PHOENIX — Gay marriage has become legal in Arizona after the state’s conservative attorney general said Friday that he wouldn’t challenge a federal court decision that cleared the way for same-sex unions in the state. The announcement prompted gay couples in Phoenix to immediately begin lini...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to immediate cease-fire
ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria’s government said Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, but many people expressed doubts Friday about a development that could end an insurgency that has killed thousands and left hundreds of thousands homeless in Africa’s most popu...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Iraq imposes curfew in Ramadi, fearing militants
BAGHDAD — Iraq imposed a curfew in the western city of Ramadi on Friday amid fears that the Islamic State group was looking to advance on the strategically important city as attacks in Baghdad killed 28 people, officials said. The curfew, which began before dawn, is part of an effort to limit m...
By Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Sameer N. Yacoub The Associated Press FULL STORY
Former Iraqi pilots train IS fighters on MiG jets
BEIRUT — The Islamic State group is test flying, with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots, several fighter jets captured earlier from air bases belonging to the Syrian military, a Syrian activist group said Friday. The report by the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights could n...
By Diaa Hadid The Associated Press FULL STORY
Hagel seeks info on Iraq chemical weapons exposure
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked his military chiefs and service-branch secretaries to look into questions about the medical care and treatment of about 20 service members who were exposed to chemical weapons during the Iraq war, a senior defense official said Friday. The offi...
By Lolita C. Baldor The Associated Press FULL STORY

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