SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan's schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87.
NEW YORK -- As the largest U.S. city grapples with its first case of Ebola, doctors, nurses, and Health Department officials have leapt to the forefront of a massive response effort.
But there's another, unlikely crew of professionals fighting the virus: The cleaners.
Health experts and officials are still confident that an Ebola outbreak here in America is highly unlikely, considering you must come into contact with a sick person's bodily fluids in order to be infected.
NEW YORK (AP) — Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day.
Climate change polluters don't have a lot to work with this election season. Since the vast majority of American voters have repeatedly said they support limiting the carbon pollution from power plants, fossil fuel companies and their allies are left trying to make even the weakest numbers sound good.
WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan duo of Senate heavyweights is set to unveil an unusual bill that would give lawmakers an incentive to fund biomedical research and, potentially, add billions to that mission.
Hong Kong is part of China, but enjoys a charmed existence. Administered separately from the rest of the People's Republic of China, the territory respects civil liberties while hosting the world's freest economy.
National Public Radio is down to just one environment reporter, and he's only covering the beat part time, InsideClimate News reported Friday.
As of early 2014, NPR had three reporters and an editor on the environment beat.
In recognition that he has become politically vulnerable in his race against Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) over the state's lack of Medicaid expansion, Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis is now singing a distinctly different tune on the issue and saying expansion under the Affordable Care Act could be feasible.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say someone drove across the Oklahoma Capitol lawn and knocked over a Ten Commandments monument that a group has been suing to have removed, smashing it to pieces.
WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress took the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to task at a hearing on Ebola Friday, hammering the agency over how it has handled the virus's presence in the United States.
When officials suspected Dr. Craig Spencer might have Ebola, they sent two ambulances to his Harlem apartment to transport him to Bellevue Hospital, The New York Times reported.
Fully covered, specially trained EMS crew members brought Spencer from his apartment to an ambulance, and when the ride was over, they were cut out of their suits and the ambulance was immediately decontaminated.
Strippers in Washington have no problem exposing their bodies, but they've gotten touchy about covering up their names and addresses.
It's in response to Pierce County's David Van Vleet who filed court papers to get the personal information that's on their state entertainer licenses.
NEW YORK -- As news of the city's first confirmed Ebola case spreads through the city, New Yorkers -- even those riding the same subway lines the patient traveled on -- are remaining markedly calm.
The municipal authorities in Moscow this week denied the right to free assembly to a group of Russian ultranationalists who organize the annual (deep) soul-searching extravaganza known as "The Russian March.