Ben Bradlee, Top "Washington Post" Editor During Watergate, Dies At 93
Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Ben Bradlee, the legendary executive editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate era, has died, the newspaper reported on its website Tuesday night. He was 93.
A native of Boston, Bradlee began his career at the age of 20 in a grand fashion. He graduated from Harvard, got married to his first wife, Jean Saltonstall, and joined the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific.
He went on to work for Newsweek, first in postwar Paris and then in Washington D.C., where he counted then-Senator John...
Three American Girls En Route to Syria Tracked Down by FBI
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The FBI has tracked down three American teenage girls in Germany as they were en route to Syria to join militant groups, a law enforcement official told ABC News Tuesday.
The girls, who are from the Denver area, were trying "to fulfill what they believe is some vision that has been put out on a slick media campaign" by radical groups in Syria, including ISIS, the official said.
This is part of a worrisome trend of "disaffected youth" who are being radicalized, the official said, pointing to the wider phenomenon of...
Dallas Ebola Nurse Nina Pham Upgraded to Good Condition
The Pham Family(BETHESDA, Md.) -- Nina Pham, the first nurse who contracted Ebola while treating Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, was upgraded from fair condition to good condition on Tuesday.
Pham was transferred to the National Institute of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda on Oct. 16. Prior to departing the Dallas hosital, Pham had been listed in good condition, but was downgraded upon arrival in Maryland. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH's Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, declined to say why she was listed in fair condition following the...