One American released from North Korea, two remain
WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.
Ebola causing spike in demand for hospital gear
BALTIMORE (AP) — Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals, with at least one doubling its staff and still facing a weekslong backlog. Many hospitals say they already have the proper equipment in place but are ordering more supplies to prepare for a possible new case of Ebola.
WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January
GENEVA (AP) — With Ebola raging in West Africa, the World Health Organization is pressing the search for a vaccine and hopes to test two experimental versions as early as January on 20,000 front-line health care workers and others in the hot zone — a bigger rollout than envisioned just a few months ago.
Syria's Assad exploits US war against IS
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government.