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Northampton author's novel tells of '80s Nicaragua

- Associated Press

When two American journalists were beheaded in the last several weeks by Islamic State militants, Joe Gannon was saddened and horrified. But in another sense, he wasn't that surprised, knowing full well the dangers that foreign correspondents can face in a war zone.

Members of the Brooklyn Borough President's office hand out fliers detailing the risks of Ebola outside The Gutter bowling alley, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the Williamsburg neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Since there's no specific treatment, care is focused on easing symptoms to give the body enough time to fight off an infection. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

- Associated Press

Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.

In this Oct. 15, 2014 photo Matthew Johnfroe, 5, draws a picture in his home in Lenoir, N.C.  Last year his family learned that Matthew suffers from type 4 Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a disorder that makes the tissues in his small body thin, meaning even a small scrape requires two or more adhesive bandages. A fall or bump could rupture anything in Matthew's body, such as his arteries or any of his organs, said his mother, Stachia Hagaman.  (AP Photo/The News-Topic, Lex Menz)

5-year-old NC boy avoids bumps due to illness

- Associated Press

Matthew Johnfroe, 5, sat in the living room floor with a blue marker scribbling away at a piece of paper. He drew two curlicues meant to be wheels, a box with the number 16 on it, and a figure with a circle for a torso and squares for arms and legs walking out of the box.

NY, New Jersey issue stronger Ebola quarantine

Associated Press

The governors of New Jersey and New York have issued a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa.

People walk past The Meatball Shop, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York. Dr. Craig Spencer, who has been diagnosed with Ebola, recently ate at the restaurant, which was temporarily closed Friday as a precaution. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Timeline for New York doctor who has Ebola

Associated Press

A look at the recent activities of Dr. Craig Spencer, a New York City physician who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and this week became the fourth person to test positive for the virus in the United States:

Boise tech mentor shows others the way

- Associated Press

Faisal Shah's recent meeting with four of his newest business partners was different in a few ways from the thousands of other business sit-downs he's shared over the years.

Korean food: Chicago, Mississippi, New Orleans

- Associated Press

Sophie Lee says a plan has guided her life - it just wasn't one that Lee, now manager and co-owner of Three Muses and the new Korean restaurant Seoul Shack, could always recognize.

DJ nears 50 years of spinning Jewish platters

- Associated Press

He isn't a turbocharged, larger-than-life character, like Jerry Blavat. Nor is he a benign presence still embracing the peace-and-love ethos of the 1960s, like Pierre Robert. Or an agent provocateur, nonchalantly hurling verbal Molotov cocktails, on the order of Angelo Cataldi or Howard Eskin.

Anderson woman finds long-hidden art talent

- Associated Press

When Dana Evans was a teen, she would lay out on the lawn of her parents' front yard and spend hours sketching their red-brick, ranch-style home.

Journey into the home and mind of Ernest Gaines

- Associated Press

Along the False River near New Roads, northwest of Baton Rouge, the sun beats down on blue water and sugarcane fields surrounding a house in a hamlet called Oscar.

Cattle in Weld benefit from healthier pastures

- Associated Press

Budding plant growth across northeastern Colorado's Pawnee National Grassland serves as visual evidence of recovery and relief brought by greater rainfall this year.