AP Investigation: American company bungled Ebola response

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American company that bills itself as a pioneer in tracking emerging epidemics made a series of costly mistakes during the 2014 Ebola outbreak that swept across West Africa — with employees feuding with fellow responders, contributing to misdiagnosed Ebola cases and repeatedly misreading the trajectory of the virus, an Associated Press investigation has found.

  • Written by RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press MARIA CHENG, Associated Press

Celebrities urge world leaders to fight for girls and women

 

NEW YORK (AP) — A number of high-profile entertainers — including Oprah Winfrey, Mary J. Blige, Charlize Theron and Meryl Streep — have signed an open letter calling on world leaders to fight for gender equality across the globe.

  • Written by MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer

Heavy rain leads to evacuations, rescues in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A woman died in Northern California after being trapped in a car that became submerged in floodwater on a section of highway that was closed amid heavy rain, authorities said Sunday.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

North Korea again threatens nuke strikes on US, South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Monday issued its latest belligerent threat, warning of an indiscriminate "pre-emptive nuclear strike of justice" on Washington and Seoul, this time in reaction to the start of huge U.S.-South Korean military drills.

  • Written by FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press

NYC revisits policing tactics that clogged jails, courts

NEW YORK (AP) — The city that pioneered "broken windows" policing is retooling its longtime strategy of trying to reduce serious crime by cracking down on people who commit minor offenses, like public drinking and littering.

  • Written by JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press