Nation & world

  1. Peace Corps evacuates over Ebola as 2 isolated


    MONROVIA, Liberia — The largest recorded Ebola outbreak in history has led the U.S. Peace Corps to evacuate hundreds of volunteers from three affected West African countries, and a State Department official said Wednesday two volunteers were under isolation after having contact with a person who later died of the …

  2. British Airways sued in pilot sex abuse case


    NAIROBI, Kenya — A London law firm representing 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania said Wednesday it is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused the girls.

  3. Fighting, mines keep investigators away from Ukraine crash site


    KIEV, Ukraine — An international team of investigators abandoned efforts to reach the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine for a fourth day Wednesday because of heavy fighting, and a Ukrainian official said approaches to the area have been mined.

  4. Colin Powell, ambassadors may not have been told of CIA techniques


    WASHINGTON — A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating among White House staff.

  5. Searching for signs of life


    Torrential rains triggered a landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, killing at least 21 people as it swept away scores of houses and possibly trapped more people under debris, officials said. National rescue personnel worked through the night and rescued seven injured people But rain and …

    An elderly woman cries Wednesday as she searches for surviving family members in the debris of her home, which was destroyed by a landslide in the Indian village of Malin.