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This Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 photo shows medical personnel in protective suits standing by an ambulance, at the Sunan International Airport, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea would seem like the last place on Earth that has anything to worry about from Ebola. But it's virtually gone on DefCon 1 over what it sees as a looming invasion from the outside world that threatens to infiltrate its borders and relentlessly attack its people unless dramatic measures are taken immediately. It has banned tourists, put business groups on hold and is looking even more suspiciously than usual at every foreign face coming across its borders. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)Foreigners will be isolated for 21 days over fears of the spread of the virus.


2014-10-30 07:48:33 -0600

Menino smiles at the Boston College Chief Executives' Club of Boston luncheonBOSTON (Reuters) - Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, has died at age 71 from cancer, a former spokesman said on Thursday. Menino ran New England's largest city for two decades before he stepped down in early 2014 at the end of his fifth term, saying he could no longer keep up the intense schedule. "I am truly sad to learn of the death of Mayor Thomas M. Menino," said spokesman is John Guilfoil. ...


2014-10-30 09:48:10 -0600

A man boards a Beechcraft King Air 350ER during the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition in Sao PauloWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane that reported losing engine power has crashed into a building at a Kansas airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city.


2014-10-30 10:03:49 -0600