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Italy's First Ebola Patient Arrives in Rome


iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) -- Italy's first Ebola patient arrived in Rome on Tuesday after contracting the virus in Sierra Leone. The 50-year-old doctor got the virus while working at a clinic run in the African country by the non-profit organization Emergency. The doctor was flown to Rome in a sealed unit aboard a military plane. Italian authorities say he doesn't have a fever yet. So far, 5,500 people, mostly in West Africa, have died from Ebola this year.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){va

Thanksgiving in Space: NASA Reveals What's on Astronauts' Menu


NASA TV(NEW YORK) -- These explorers may be from several different countries but on Thanksgiving, the six astronauts at the International Space Station will sit down for an out-of-this-world feast.The group, which includes two Americans, will be treated to all of the Thanksgiving staples, with a few necessary tweaks for their home orbiting 260 miles above Earth.While Americans back on Earth deep fry or wait for their birds to roast in the oven, the astronauts will be treated to a main course of

British Govt. Fighting to Stop Prince Charles' Secret Letters from Publication


Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images(LONDON) -- When Prince Charles made rare public comments to criticize the lack of Shakespeare teaching in state school curricula, the British government was not too happy.Now, it appears Prince Charles subsequently sent a letter to Britain's education minister of the time to apologize for not giving prior notice of his views and also to detail his perspectives on education policy, according to an ongoing case involving the government and a British journalist who

UN Kicks Off Campaign to Stop Violence Against Women


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A 16-day United Nations campaign to stop violence against women kicked off on Tuesday and is using the hashtags #16Days and #OrangeUrHood.It's Intl Day to End Violence against Women! Join #16Days of Activism & #orangeurhood http://t.co/rU6c4uHJVm pic.twitter.com/MdIolWBEmE— United Nations (@UN) November 25, 2014On Monday night, the Empire State Building and U.N. headquarters in New York shined in orange light.The sun has set & @EmpireStateBl

Pope Calls Europe 'Elderly and Haggard,' Calls on EU to Keep 'Democracy Alive'


neneos/iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(STRASBOURG, France) -- Pope Francis addressed the European Union on Tuesday morning, urging the leaders of nations representing "more than 500 million citizens" to "[keep] democracy alive."Calling Europe "elderly and haggard...less and less a protagonist in a world which frequently regards it with aloofness, mistrust and even, at times, suspicion," Pope Francis aimed "to offer a message of hope and encouragement to all the citizens of Europe." Francis touched o

US Judge Sentences One of 'El Chapo's' Alleged Leaders for Drug Smuggling


iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) --  Captured Mexican drug lord "El Chapo" remains in custody in Mexico, but one of his friends, and alleged high-ranking leaders, has been sentenced in federal court in Chicago.  Federal prosecutors believe Alfredo Vasquez-Hernandez was a high-ranking member of the infamous Mexican Sinaloa cartel, helping his boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman smuggle drugs into the U.S. from Mexico.In a plea deal, Vasquez-Hernandez admitted to smuggling 276 kilograms of cocaine

Republicans Could Complicate Iran Extension


Architect of the Capitol(VIENNA) -- Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that he was confident President Obama and he could convince a skeptical Congress that an additional seven months of nuclear negotiations with Iran could lead to a deal they could support, but that confidence may be challenged by Congress.“We have earned the benefit of the doubt,” Kerry said at a press conference in Vienna, Austria, just before getting on a plane back to Washington.But back home on Cap

Two ISAF Troops Killed in Enemy Attack in Afghanistan


U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Derec Pierson/Released(KABUL, Afghanistan) -- Two service members of the International Security Assistance Force were killed in eastern Afghanistan on Monday.ISAF said in a statement that the troops "died as a result of an enemy attack."Per ISAF policy, the identification of both service members has been deferred to national authorities.No other details were provided.Follow @ABCNewsRadio !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){j

US Military Conducts 24 Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq


Stocktrek/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) -- The U.S. military continued its attack against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) targets in Iraq and Syria over the weekend, launching 24 more airstrikes on Nov. 21-24.According to U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), seven of the strikes were in Syria, near Kobani. They destroyed three fighting positions and two staging areas, damaged another staging area and suppressed four fighting positions. Two more airstrikes in Syria hit a headquarters building near Ar

How Chuck Hagel's Resignation Might Affect ISIS Fight


Department of Defense/Glenn Fawcett(WASHINGTON) -- Chuck Hagel’s departure as Defense Secretary will probably have a minimal impact on the administration’s three-part strategy to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria that is expected to take years.Hagel had raised questions about the strategy’s lack of focus on the Syrian regime of Bashar al Assad, but not about the president’s decision that American troops sent to Iraq will not serve as combat troops.Online supporters of the Isla

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