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U-Md. Plays Role in Ebola Vaccine Test in Africa

Forty years of vaccine research in far-flung places helped a University of Maryland professor land an important role in the fight against Ebola.


The logo of Spanish transport company Swiftair is seen on the company headquarters in Madrid on July 24, 2014 following the disappearance of an Air Algerie MD-83 operated aircracaft over Africa and leased by Swiftair. (credit: JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: Algerian Official Confirms Air Algerie Flight Carrying 116 People Crashed

An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday.


A general view shows an oil installation on the outskirts of In Amenas, deep in the Sahara near the Libyan border, on January 18, 2013. Islamist hostage-takers at a nearby gas field in the area, more than 1,300 kms southeast of the capital Algiers, demanded a prisoner swap and an end to the French military campaign in Mali, a report said, while 30 foreigners were reported still missing in the worst international hostage drama for years. (Credit: FAROUK BATICHE/AFP/Getty Images)

State Department: 1 American Dead in Algerian Standoff

One American worker at a natural gas complex in Algeria has been found dead, U.S. officials said Friday as the Obama administration sought to secure the release of Americans still being held by militants on the third day of the hostage standoff in the Sahara.