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Death Cuts Short The Life Of An Alzheimer's Research Volunteer

Justin McCowan wanted to help find a cure for Alzheimer's because it's more common in people like him who have Down syndrome. He died in his sleep last week at age 40.

Ebola's Toll: Farmers Aren't Farming, Traders Aren't Trading

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were just starting to see economic progress after years of conflict. The blow of Ebola, says the World Bank, could be "catastrophic."

Massive Volcanic Eruption Is Making Iceland Grow

The eruption has been going for weeks. So far it hasn't been catastrophic, but it has been creating new ground.

In California, Less Water Means More West Nile Virus

You'd think that mosquitoes wouldn't like drought, but that's not what's happening in California, where stagnant water breeds more mosquitoes. Cases of West Nile virus have doubled since last year.

As Run-Ins Rise, Police Take Crash Courses On Handling Mentally Ill

As the availability of mental health services has declined, many police departments have trained Crisis Intervention Teams to respond to people with mental illness.

Avoid The Rush! Some ERs Are Taking Appointments

Nobody looks forward to sitting in the waiting room. So some hospitals are trying to improve customer satisfaction by offering online appointments. The pitch: "Wait for the ER from home."

French Citizen Is Kidnapped In Algeria By Islamist Splinter Group

The man was captured just hours after the Islamic State called on its followers to launch attacks against French citizens.

U.S., Allies Hit Islamic State Targets In Syria, Pentagon Says

The Pentagon said it had used fighter, bomber and Tomahawk missiles during the mission launched on Monday.

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