Turkey’s prime minister said that 49 hostages who were seized by Islamic militants in Iraq have been freed and safely returned to Turkey, ending Turkey’s most serious hostage crisis. http://www.npr.org/2014/09/20/350034952 … paign=news
The 42-year-old got past the front doors Friday night before the Secret Service arrested him. President Obama and his family weren’t home at the time. http://www.npr.org/2014/09/19/350004379 … paign=news
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They were traveling to raise awareness about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Instead, it seems, they encountered violence.
Eight people on an Ebola team were killed in southeastern Guinea, near the country’s border with Liberia, a government spokesman said in a statement Thursday. Among them were health care workers and local journalists.
Residents in the small town of Womey threw stones at the Guinea Ebola team when they arrived earlier this week, forcing them to flee, spokesman Albert Damantang Camara said. Some members of the group were able to safely reach the nearby town of Nzerekore, he said, while nine others went to find refuge around Womey.
Only one of the nine was found alive, hiding near the town.
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission received hundreds of negative comments about the proposal. Staff of the commissioners deciding on the new regulations have advised against it. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 … paign=news
Waters rose as high as two and three stories in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. People were trapped. They needed supplies, and #jkfloodrelief came to the rescue. http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2 … paign=news
Pabst Brewing Co., with its famous Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz labels, is being acquired by Russian brewer Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 … paign=news
Health leaders now say the Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. That means, if nothing changes in the next few weeks, we could see at least 60,000 Ebola cases by the end of 2014. http://www.npr.org/blogs/goatsandsoda/2 … paign=news
An NFL star’s arrest on child abuse charges has reignited a national debate about parents using corporal punishment. But how people feel about this issue is tied to some very personal questions. http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/201 … paign=news
The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to the British political establishment. Scots voted 55 percent to 45 percent against independence. http://www.npr.org/2014/09/19/349736652 … paign=news
The measure, approved in rare bipartisan fashion by both chambers, is now headed to President Obama’s desk. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/201 … paign=news