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Highland Park mayor declares state of emergency behind heavy rainfall in SE Michigan

In an official city bulletin Highland Park Mayor DeAndre Windom declared a disaster as of 12 p.m. Aug. 12 due to the recent heavy rainfall that has engulfed the city, county and entire southeastern Michigan. Windom says the extreme flooding on residential and commercial streets has created dangerous conditions that require additional resources. ...

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Africa: Obama ignores African journalists at summit in U.S.

After a statement on the success of the summit, Obama took questions from a pre-selected list of journalists, of which only one was from Africa. White House press members dominated the question and answer session, focusing on local policy issues, such as immigration, and the crisis in the Middle East and Ukraine. The press core was given front row seats to the conference while African journalists scrabbled ...

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With over 1,000 infected, can the Ebola virus be stopped?

(GIN) — As an Ebola epidemic sweeps relentlessly across West African borders, with the death toll topping 600, some are now asking if the virus can be stopped. The Ebola outbreak started in Guinea and spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. It has been called the deadliest in recorded history, with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the World Health Organization declaring the situation out of control.  The skyro ...

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