Scientists report two life-saving treatments for Ebola
| Scientists report two life-saving treatments for Ebola
On Monday morning, Director Anthony Fauci of the United States National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), announced a trial of four possible Ebola drugs was stopped early because two of them had already shown considerable progress in treating the disease and saving the lives of those infected. Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a hemorrhagic fever with a high mortality rate and spreads via human-to-human contact.
Puerto Rico Supreme Court removes Governor Pierluisi; Wanda Vázquez becomes governor
| Puerto Rico Supreme Court removes Governor Pierluisi; Wanda Vázquez becomes governor
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico issued a ruling finding in favor of a lawsuit filed by the Puerto Rico Senate on Sunday against Pedro Pierluisi over his claim to the governorship. Following the ruling, Secretary of Justice Wanda Vázquez Garced was sworn in as Puerto Rico's governor in the Supreme Court.
Gunman opens fire in El Paso, Texas superstore; more than 20 dead
| Gunman opens fire in El Paso, Texas superstore; more than 20 dead
On Saturday morning, a gunman shot shoppers at a Walmart store in the U.S. border city of El Paso, Texas, with the death toll rising to 22 people on Monday, reported officials, with 25 others injured. Police said the suspected gunman surrendered himself to police after being confronted by officers.
Wikinews attends Texas Haunters Convention
| Wikinews attends Texas Haunters Convention
Wikinews attended the Texas Haunters Convention on the last weekend of July in Mesquite, Texas, at the Mesquite Convention Center. Halloween-themed, the event was focused on equipment, techniques, props and costumes used in haunted attractions and home haunts.
French inventor Franky Zapata successfully crosses English Channel on jet-powered hoverboard
| French inventor Franky Zapata successfully crosses English Channel on jet-powered hoverboard
This Sunday, French inventor Franky Zapata successfully crossed the English Channel on a jet-powered freeflight flying device propelled by turbines and attached to his feet, called Flyboard Air.
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