Health workers carry the body of an Ebola victim for burial at a cemetery in Freetown, Sierra Leone, December 17, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Can the blood of Ebola survivors create a cure?

CHICAGO - A Vanderbilt University researcher wants to study the blood of U.S. Ebola survivors, hoping to use the proteins that helped them overcome the deadly virus in new, potent drugs.  Full Article 

U.S. existing home sales hit six-month low in November 10:02am EST

WASHINGTON - U.S. home resales tumbled to a six-month low in November after two straight months of strong increases, underscoring the uneven nature of the housing market recovery.

Donna Salvaggio (L) and a woman who gave her name as Reverend Jordan hug at a makeshift memorial at the site where two police officers were shot in the head in the Brooklyn borough of New York, December 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

NYC police slaying puts pressure on mayor

NEW YORK - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career after a gunman killed two police officers in an attack intended to avenge recent police killings of unarmed black men.   Full Article | Video 

Security guards stand behind bicycle rails at the entrance of United Artists theater during premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles, California December 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Kevork Djansezian

No proof North Korea hacked Sony: China

BEIJING/WASHINGTON - China said there was no proof that North Korea was responsible for the hacking of Sony Pictures, as the United States has said.  Full Article 

Flooding in January 2013 prompted the government to push forward with a multibillion plan to build a giant new seawall and other defenses against rising waters as the city continues to sink. REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni

In Jakarta, that sinking feeling is all too real

In the Indonesian capital, subsiding land leaves the government no option but to spend tens of billions of dollars on reinforcing its ramshackle defenses.  Full Coverage | Video 

A rose which was thrown into the waters of the Andaman Sea to mark the one-year Indian Ocean tsunami anniversary lies near foot prints in Khao Lak, located in Thailand's Phang Nga province, nearly 110 km (68 miles) north of the resort island of Phuket in this December 26, 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/Files

Ten years on, tsunami warning system falters

BANGKOK - In April 2012, Indonesia's Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster.  Full Article 

Airbus's company logo is pictured at the Airbus headquarters in Toulouse, December 4, 2014.  REUTERS/ Regis Duvignau

The inside story of the new Airbus A350 jet

PARIS - Ten years ago, the boss of Qatar Airways, who takes his first new A350 jet this week, warned Airbus it was flying off course.  Full Article 

An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign in Frankfurt, September 15, 2014.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Uber faces legal scrutiny in Taiwan and China

TAIPEI/SHANGHAI - Uber Technologies is under fire in Taiwan and the Chinese mainland mega city Chongqing over concerns that the company and its drivers are not appropriately licensed, adding to a string of official complaints aimed at the start-up.  Full Article 

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New Yorkers honor slain police officers

New Yorkers hold a candlelight vigil in honor of two police officers who were shot to death as they sat in a patrol car in broad daylight. Vanessa Johnston reports.