First Dallas nurse with Ebola in fair condition

The first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital has been sitting up and eating and has her iPad after being moved to a specialized isolation unit near Washington, officials said on Friday.

Ebola-stricken nurse arrives at hospital outside Washington
Ebola-stricken nurse arrives at hospital outside Washington

A nurse infected in Texas with Ebola arrived late Thursday for treatment at the National Institutes of Health outside Washington, one of the nation`s premier medical facilities.

Diane Kruger signs two indie films
Diane Kruger signs two indie films

Actress Diane Kruger has signed on for two independent films.

Michael Phelps arrested on drunken driving charge
Michael Phelps arrested on drunken driving charge

Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps was arrested Tuesday in his home state of Maryland for driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding, police said.

Maryland trooper suspended after accused of being naked in bar

A Maryland State Police trooper has been put on administrative suspension after sheriff`s deputies responded to a call reporting a naked man drinking at a bar in a barbecue restaurant, authorities said on Wednesday.

Rose wins playoff for sixth PGA Tour win

Justin Rose emerged last man standing to win the $6.5 million Quicken Loans National at the first extra hole in a playoff at Congressional Country Club in Maryland on Sunday.

Australia`s Goss shares four-way lead at Congressional

Australian Oliver Goss surged into a four-way tie for the lead after the second round of the Quicken Loans National in Maryland on Friday.

Nobel Peace Prize auctioned for $1.16 mn in Maryland

A 1936 Nobel Peace Prize discovered at a South American pawn shop has been sold at auction in Baltimore for USD 1.16 million.

Police identify gunman in Maryland mall shooting, motive unclear

A gunman who opened fire in a shopping mall near Washington, killing two people before taking his own life, was a 19-year-old armed with a shotgun and crude homemade explosives, police said today.

Indian-American charged with murder of school friend

A 24-year-old Indian-American has been charged with the murder of his high school friend in the US state of Maryland after a night of drinking and birthday celebration turned into a tragic jealous rage.

US police foil new `Joker` attack

Maryland police have arrested a suspect who threatened to carry out a shooting at his workplace.

Over half a million still without power in US

More than 580,000 homes and businesses in the American capital and 11 states are still without electricity.

US storm: Six dead, millions left without power

The storms swept across West Virginia, Virginia, Washington and Maryland, with wind speeds of up to 120 km per hour.

G8 summit opens in US

The two-day summit groups together leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia and the US.

US man injured in gun accident gets new face

Richard Lee Norris of Hillsville is recovering well after last week`s surgery, beginning to feel his face and already brushing his teeth and shaving.

Gay marriage vetoed in New Jersey, advances in Maryland

Republican Governor Chris Christie on Friday vetoed a bill to make New Jersey the latest US state to legalise gay marriage.

Five US urban counties lead terror hot spots list

Nearly a third of all terrorist attacks on American soil from 1970 to 2008 occurred in just five metropolitan US counties.