WASHINGTON — A bipartisan, $16 billion measure to clean up after a scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs and a second bill to prevent a cutoff in highway funding gained final passage in the Senate and were sent to President Barack Obama for his signature.
As the death toll mounted from the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus, West African leaders quickened the pace of emergency efforts Thursday, authorizing house-to-house searches for infected people and deploying the army to combat the disease.
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BENGHAZI, Libya — Islamic hard-line militias, including the group accused by the United States in a 2012 attack that killed an ambassador and three other Americans, claimed control of Libya's second largest city, Benghazi, after overrunning army barracks and seizing heavy weapons.
CHICAGO — An executive of a technology company, upset that he was being demoted, walked into the CEO's office downtown Thursday morning and shot him twice before turning the gun on himself, police said.