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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mass ascension of hundreds of hot air balloons above Albuquerque went off without a hitch Saturday morning. Pilots began launching shortly after 7 a.m. at the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The majority of balloons appeared to be...
DALLAS (AP) — His week began thousands of miles away with a frantic bid to save a life. It was Monday, Sept. 15, and Ebola, a terrifying disease, was ravaging West Africa, filling morgues and hospitals to capacity. In Monrovia, Liberia, the virus was about to claim one more...
IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A pair of deadly nighttime crashes only hours apart in Southern California each claimed five lives, including a carload of amusement park goers who were burned beyond recognition, officials said Saturday. Shortly before 9 p.m. Friday, three vehicles...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered to witness the beatification of a New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease. Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich (dem-JAN'-oh-vich) is being beatified Saturday during a Mass, led by Cardinal Angelo Amato at the...
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a medical helicopter has crashed a few blocks away from a North Texas hospital where it was headed, killing a patient it was transporting and seriously injuring the pilot and two medical personnel who were onboard. The Air Evac...
NEW YORK (AP) — As same-sex marriage cases cascade through the federal courts, Republican politicians find themselves awkwardly split into three camps. There's a small but growing number who favor legalizing gay marriage, a hard-core faction that continues to denounce it, and a...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease will be a step closer to sainthood with her beatification. A beatification Mass for Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, who died in 1927 at age 26, will be led Saturday by Cardinal Angelo Amato at the...
DALLAS (AP) — After days of scrutiny about their treatment, a family that was living in the Texas apartment where an Ebola patient was staying when he got sick was moved to a private residence in a gated community. Meanwhile, a hazardous-materials crew on Friday decontaminated...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Peter Kassig first visited Beirut on a college spring break trip. What the former Army Ranger from Indiana saw there prompted him to return, the next time as a medical assistant and humanitarian worker hoping to offer blankets, food and medical care to...