A man washes his hands in a attempt to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. The World Health Organization has begun an emergency meeting on the Ebola crisis, and said at least 932 deaths in four African countries are blamed on the virus, with many hundreds more being treated in quarantine conditions. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)

US ramping up Ebola response

The new U.S. muscle comes after appeals from the region and from aid organizations for a heightened U.S. role in combatting the outbreak bla…

People salvage the useful remains from houses destroyed by Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hundreds for impoverished housed were destroyed in the Unidad Real land invasion and other equally poor neighborhoods. Mexico’s Interior Ministry declared a state of natural disaster for affected areas in the state of Baja California Sur. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Hurricane Odile ruins vacation plans

Across the region, people hunkered inside overnight to ride out the storm. In one hotel, guests moved from a makeshift shelter into crowded …