An appeals panel in Florida has upheld a deportation order against a former defense minister of El Salvador, who is alleged to have presided over human rights violations in that country, including the murders of four American churchwomen in 1980. Gen. Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova was allowed to retire in the U.S. in 1989. Now, a little known unit of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is trying to expel him as well as others charged with human rights abuses.

The status of a patient with Ebola who was recently admitted to a specialized federal facility in Bethesda, Md., has changed from serious to critical condition. The American health care worker, whose identity hasn't been publicly released, was taken to the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health last week.

The patient being cared for in Bethesda contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone, where the aid worker had been with the group Partners in Health. The person was flown back to the U.S. Thursday, aboard a private jet.

Durst Waives Extradition, Will Return To California

Mar 16, 2015
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NEW ORLEANS  — Wealthy eccentric Robert Durst waived extradition Monday and will return to Los Angeles to face a murder charge in the 15-year-old death of a writer and friend who acted as his spokeswoman.

Durst, who was acquitted of one murder and long suspected in two others over three decades in three states, muttered that he “killed them all, of course” in the finale of a six-part documentary that authorities hope will finally lead to a conviction.

Durst, 71, appeared before a judge in New Orleans on Monday after FBI agents arrested him before HBO’s broadcast of Sunday's final episode. He had been laying low in a Marriott hotel to avoid the growing attention at his Houston home, his lawyer said. He shuffled into the courtroom with his hands shackled at his waist, wearing sandals and an orange jumpsuit.

Ryan E. Poppe

LINCOLN, N.H. — Ahead of his expected presidential campaign, Sen. Ted Cruz is banking on his hopes that rural New Hampshire voters and his home state of Texas share a similarly dour view of government.

He is promising to abolish the Internal Revenue Service and scrap the Education Department. He vows to curtail federal regulators, likening to locusts that deserve to be killed. And his standard campaign-style speech includes a zinger about the Second Amendment.

Blue Bell Ice Cream Announces First Ever Recall After 3 Die In Kansas

Mar 13, 2015

DALLAS — The deaths of three people who developed a food borne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products has prompted the Texas icon’s first product recall in its 108-year history.