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Sierra Leone bans Christmas parties amid Ebola
Sierra Leone bans Christmas parties amid Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Alice Marke and her family aren’t celebrating Christmas the way they used to: The deadly Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone means no festive parties at the beach, no carolers singing at night.

Authorities this...

IS captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria
IS captures Jordanian pilot after warplane crashes in Syria

AMMAN, Jordan — Islamic State group militants on Wednesday captured a Jordanian pilot after his warplane crashed in Syria while conducting airstrikes, and a Jordanian official said it was believed to have been shot down by the extremists....

Officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson
Officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson

BERKELEY, Mo. — The mayor of the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley called for calm Wednesday after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him, touching off renewed protests that have lingered since...

Sierra Leone bans Christmas parties amid Ebola
Sierra Leone bans Christmas parties amid Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Alice Marke and her family aren’t celebrating Christmas the way they used to: The deadly Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone means no festive parties at the beach, no carolers singing at night.

Authorities this...

Some theaters to get ‘The Interview’
Some theaters to get ‘The Interview’

Following hack, Sony announced limited release of comedy Thursday

Park Place to show “The Interview” beginning Jan. 2
Park Place to show “The Interview” beginning Jan. 2

At least one local theater company will show the Sony Pictures film “The Interview” beginning next week after the studio agreed Tuesday to give the movie a limited theatrical release.

Park Place Stadium Cinemas in Charleston and...

At least 60 journalists killed this year

NEW YORK — At least 60 journalists around the world were killed in 2014 while on the job or because of their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday, making the past three years the deadliest for journalists since the...

Family has high hopes for case review

Victim’s brother seeks more objective investigation into fatal shooting

N.Y. official admits to tax evasion

Rep. Michael Grimm apologizes for

actions, plans to keep his seat

Faith-based institutes ponder benefits

Church-affiliated companies face health care decision for gay spouses

Memorials held for victims
Memorials held for victims

Family, friends,

several surviving hostages lay flowers to honor two killed

Global arms treaty takes effect

US signs but does not ratify landmark contract regulating weaponry deals

Diamond donation trend expands

BOSTON — What started with a widow quietly dropping her wedding rings into a Salvation Army donation kettle has spawned spontaneous acts of jewelry generosity this holiday season.

Boston’s feel-good Christmas story took a new twist ...

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