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10 workers evacuated

to U.S. amid Ebola scare

Ten health-care workers with a Boston-based nonprofit organization responding to Sierra Leone's Ebola outbreak are to be evacuated to the United States after a colleague was infected with the deadly disease.

Partners in Health said Saturday that the 10, the largest group to be evacuated to the United States over possible Ebola exposure, would travel on noncommercial aircraft and be isolated in Ebola treatment facilities.

Four of the 10 health-care workers arrived at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, spokesman Taylor Wilson said Sunday. None of them were sick, but if they do develop Ebola they will be treated in the hospital's biocontainment unit. The others will be monitored at hospitals with experience treating the disease in Atlanta and in Bethesda, Md. - AP

Thrill-seeking at 100

Celebrating her 100th birthday with a parachute jump is not enough for Georgina Harwood. She plans to make her centenary even more exciting by doing a shark cage dive on Monday. Her birthday skydive was a tandem jump in which she was in harness with another person. The jump - her third; the first was when she was 92 - took place Saturday north of Cape Town. - AP

Bus crash toll put at 54

The Brazilian government raised the death toll of a bus accident to 54 while police continued their search for victims Sunday. The dead include at least eight young children, three adolescents, 24 women, and 14 men, the government of Santa Catarina state said in a statement earlier Sunday when the death was 49. The bus plunged 1,300 feet down a mountain Saturday. The cause of the accident is under investigation. - AP