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ISIS Nears Takeover Of Key Syrian City

Posted On October 08, 2014

(Undated) -- ISIS forces are on the verge of taking over the northern Syrian city of Kobani. Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby says they've been conducting airstrikes around Kobani.   Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey told ABC News yesterday that ISIS fighters have moved into the city near the Turkish border and he…

Lenexa Organization Plans Ebola Unit

Posted On October 08, 2014

(Lenexa, KS) -- A Kansas-based medical relief organization is planning to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Heart to Heart International announced yesterday it would open a 70-bed treatment unit for Ebola patients in Liberia. Officials say the unit will cost about one-million dollars per month to run, and plans call for it…

Ebola Survivor Donates Blood To Stricken Photographer

Posted On October 08, 2014

(Omaha, NE) -- The first American Ebola patient treated in this country is donating blood to a news photographer fighting the deadly virus. NBC News reports Doctor Kent Brantly is donating plasma to the news organization's freelancer Ashoka Mukpo who contracted Ebola in Liberia. Brantly also contracted Ebola in Liberia and was flown back to…

Panetta: We Are At War With ISIS

Posted On October 08, 2014

(Undated) -- Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says President Obama understands ISIS is a real threat to the U.S.   Panetta says the President was in favor of keeping troops in Iraq. He says former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and President Obama didn't come to an agreement about keeping troops in Iraq, but also…

Sarah Brightman Next Space Tourist

Posted On October 08, 2014

(Moscow) -- British singer Sarah Brightman will begin training in January of 2015 to visit the International Space Station. According to Russian media reports, U.S.-based Space Adventures is arranging the trip, estimated to cost 52-million dollars. Anya Ardayeva reports from Moscow.   Play Clip