U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he is pleased by Walgreen Co.'s apparent decision to keep its headquarters in Illinois. But the Democrat said pressure should be put on other businesses considering a move overseas to lower their tax burdens.
Until this year, the world had recorded 1,640 deaths from Ebola since the virus was discovered in 1976. Then Ebola appeared in West Africa.
The second American aid worker who was recently diagnosed with Ebola in west Africa has arrived at an Atlanta hospital for treatment.
After nearly a month of fighting, a negotiated, three-day peace has taken hold in Gaza.
Republican Congressman Rodney Davis is defending the immigration bill his party passed in the House last week. The measure kept the chamber in session for an extra day, as Congress started its 5-week recess.
A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Yunnan Province Sunday afternoon, leveling buildings and rippling roads near the city of Zhaotong. News media in China are saying at least 367 people died in the quake, which struck in an area with old and vulnerable buildings.
In an attempt to weigh in on an immigration issue before Congress leaves Washington for a five-week break, the House has voted 223-189 to approve a $694 million emergency funding bill.
President Barack Obama says he is taking the Ebola outbreak in Africa seriously. He says the United States is taking precautions for next week's U.S.- African summit in the nation's capital.
It was negotiated as a three-day humanitarian cease-fire that was to start at 8 a.m. local time today. But just hours in, fighting erupted again in Gaza.
Two new attacks in Gaza have pushed the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting.