Obama to send 3,000 from military to help fight Ebola in W. Africa

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa’s Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.

Manhunt for escaped convict who killed 3 Ohio students


Nineteen-year-old T.J. Lane escaped along with two other inmates from a prison in Lima, about 80 miles south of Toledo, and one of the inmates was captured, Lima police Sgt. Andy Green said. A search was underway in woods and a residential area near the prison, Green said, and the two escapees are considered dangerous.

Changes surround 9/11 anniversary commemoration


As the nation pauses Thursday to mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack, little about the annual ceremony at ground zero has changed. But so much around it has.

Dr. Rory Childers, U. of C. heart expert who treated Brendan Behan, dead at 83


Dr. Rory Childers was an expert on heart disease who helped set the standards for interpreting electrocardiograms that guided first-responders on life-saving action. A University of Chicago professor for half a century, Dr. Childers, 83, died Aug. 27 after a heart attack while vacationing in East Hampton, New York.

Police arrest protesters aiming to block I-70 near Ferguson


Groups of protesters were gathering in the middle of a road near interstate on-ramps, not far from where Michael Brown was gunned down Aug. 9. They were hoping to block access to the highway at the height of rush-hour traffic. After being warned to stay out of the street, some refused, and an Associated Press reporter saw at least 12 cuffed by police.

Police say drunk Vermont woman had child drive car

A Vermont woman has been arrested after police say she had a child drive her car while she was drunk.

Others pitch in to finish deceased Scout’s project

About 70 people worked this weekend to help finish an Eagle Scout project left incomplete after a Pittsburgh area teen died during football practice.