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British Airways stopping flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone

British Airways is temporarily stopping flights to and from Sierra Leone and Liberia until August 31, 2014 due to the "deteriorating public health situation" in both countries.

Make your vacation affordable, plan now

It may be too late to grab your dream travel this summer but if seeing the world is a priority, you can find ways to make that happen next year. Travel blogger, Erin Hurson says true travelers make that dream vacation a financial necessity.

Scrabble dictionary adds 5,000 new words including 'selfie' and 'hashtag'

Hashtag triple word score. For the first time in nearly a decade, Scrabble players are going to have some new words on their boards.

Officials: Israel, Palestinian factions accept 72-hour cease-fire in Gaza

GAZA CITY (CNN) -- Will it, or won't it, hold? That's the question following word late Monday that Israel and Palestinian factions, including Hamas, agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire proposed by Egypt.

NY patient being tested for Ebola, recently returned from West Africa

New York health officials said they will not know for at least a day whether a man tested for Ebola actually has the virus. They said he went to the Mt. Sinai Hospital Monday morning with high fever and a stomach illness.

With Congress divided, Obama to go his own way on immigration

  With Congress mired in dysfunction over immigration, President Barack Obama says he'll do what he can to sidestep the legislative logjam.

Anne Frank's final entry

On Friday, August 4, 1944 -- a beautiful summer morning, not unlike the one on which I am writing this now -- a car pulled up in front of a spice warehouse at 263 Prinsengracht in Amsterdam.

Woman seen walking naked man on leash

A couple in West Virginia could face charges after taking their sex games out of their bedroom and onto the street, Mary Robb Jackson has the details.

Low-speed chase ends with police nabbing tortoise

"Slow and steady wins the race" may be the moral of a children's tale, but the adage didn't hold up over the weekend in the case of Clark the tortoise vs. California police.

Mudslides trap Southern California town, stranding thousands

Torrential rain and rapid mudslides have shut down a Southern California town, stranding thousands of people and trapping 500 children and adults at a church camp.

Water in Toledo, Ohio, remains undrinkable pending more tests

Residents of Ohio's fourth-largest city will have to wait a little longer to use their tap water.

McDonald's begins its China comeback

McDonald's is starting to come back in China.

Barcelona to host world's first sports theme park

Fitness isn't usually a requirement for theme parks -- standing in lines, climbing into rides and screaming in abject terror require only basic levels of stamina.

Poll: Only 3% of voters think Congress is very productive

Democrats are fond of labeling the 113th Congress "the least productive Congress in modern history." And according to a new poll, a strong majority Americans agree with them.

U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico expected in court

A U.S. Marine, held in a Mexican prison for more than three months, has another court appearance today. Andrew Tahmooressi was detained by Mexican officials in March when he crossed the border with weapons in his vehicle.