Author Archives: Associated Press

  • Liberians in US Worry About Ebola Outbreak

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa may seem like a distant threat to many Americans, but it is stirring fear and leading to canceled travel plans in Minnesota, home to one of the largest communities of Liberian immigrants in the U.S. The potentially Ebola-related death last ...

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  • 2 Arraigned, Denied Bail in Deadly Pa. Carjacking

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men accused of carjacking a woman in north Philadelphia and plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, have been ordered held without bail. Court documents show that 23-year-old Cornelius Crawford and 19-year-old Johnathan Rosa were ...

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  • Judge OKs Record-Setting $2B Sale of Clippers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In the ruling, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided with Sterling’s estranged ...

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  • Liberia President Orders New Anti-Ebola Measures

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia’s president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the measures late Sunday after ...

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  • 2 Questioned in Search for Philly Carjackers

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The manhunt for two suspects in a fatal carjacking is on hold as detectives question two men believed to have information, Philadelphia’s police commissioner said Monday. Police are not calling the two men brought in late Sunday suspects, but expect to announce updates ...

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  • Official: Ebola Kills Senior Doctor in Liberia

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in ...

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  • At 60, Newport Jazz Fest Looks to the Future

    NEW YORK (AP) — Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein is more interested in where jazz is going than in where it’s been as he marks the 60th anniversary of the granddaddy of all outdoor jazz festivals. That’s why the 88-year-old Wein is celebrating the milestone by adding a ...

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  • Ebola Outbreak Spreads to Nigeria

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — An Ebola outbreak that has left more than 660 people dead across West Africa has spread to the continent’s most populous nation after a Liberian man with a high fever vomited aboard an airplane to Nigeria and then died there, officials said Friday. The 40-year-old ...

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  • Philly: Carjacked SUV Hits Crowd, Killing 3 Young Siblings

    (Updated 7/26/2014) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said. Two women, including the mother of the three siblings ...

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