A Dallas hospital spokesman says the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States has died. Wendell Watson of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital says Thomas Eric Duncan died this morning.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden has said his organization will soon be implementing new health screening procedures at U.S. airports. It's part of an ongoing effort to control the spread of Ebola.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is warning that the Syrian border town of Kobani is on the verge of being captured by the self-declared Islamic State.
Professor Steven Salaita, whose comments about Israel on Twitter led to the revoking of his appointment at the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus, has reportedly cancelled a speech at the Chicago campus today.
A suburban Chicago man has been charged with trying to travel overseas to support the Islamic State group.
When Thomas Duncan traveled to the United States from Liberia last month, he said on an airport questionnaire that he hadn't had any contact with people infected with Ebola.
Tensions are mounting in Hong Kong. Leaders of pro-democracy protesters are threatening to try to move into government buildings unless the Beijing-backed chief executive steps down.
An academic who lost a University of Illinois job offer because of profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages plans a series of talks at Chicago-area universities.
A team of federal health officials is tracking anyone who had close contact with a man who's now being treated for Ebola in a Dallas hospital.
Police in Hong Kong are softening their tactics against pro-democracy demonstrators. This, after their use of tear gas brought tens of thousands of additional people to the streets.