A Spanish priest who was infected with Ebola in Liberia died this morning. The Carlos III hospital in Madrid confirmed Miguel Pajares' death Tuesday. The World Health Organization says it believes the virus has infected 1,848 people and killed 1,013, making this the deadliest ebola outbreak in history. The desperation has pushed Liberia's government to ask for scarce quantities of an untested drug from a U.S.-based company. The food and drug administration approved liberia's request for access to z-mapp, and sample doses of the medicine will be sent to liberia this week to treat doctors who have contracted the virus.
A humanitarian crisis in Northern Iraq, as residents flee the ISIS offensive along the Sinjar mountain. Thousands of people have fled across the Iraqi Kurdish border into Syria and then crossing back into safer areas of Iraq. Women, men, children and the elderly carrying only the clothes on their backs, traveling hours to take refuge along the river banks. Central command says US forces "successfully" conducted an airstrike on Tuesday against an ISIS mortar position North of Sinjar, and the US could be sending as many as 75 more military advisers to Iraq.
Federal civil rights investigators and the FBI have opened investigations into the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was killed Saturday. Ferguson police will not release the name of the officer who shot him because of threats made to another officer who was falsely accused on social media of being the shooter, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said today. Michael Brown's parents rejected suggestions by police the teenager went after the officer's gun before being fatally shot.
An autopsy on actor Robin Williams was completed earlier today. The famed comedian was suffering from severe depression and medical examiners say he died of asphyxia due to hanging. Mary Moloney has the latest on the investigation and a look back at the life of the cherished actor. For more on this, click on the video on this page.
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