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Ebola burial team attacked...California wildfire still moving...Polly Bergen dies at 84

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 20, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.



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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Health workers have come under attack in Sierra Leone. Police say a group of youth attacked a team trying to bury the bodies of five Ebola victims east of the capital. A witness told state television the burial team had to abandon the bodies in the street and flee. But police say the burial was completed after reinforcements arrived. Sierra Leone is in the middle of an unprecedented three-day lockdown intended to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is preparing to repatriate a priest who has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus after working in Sierra Leone. Brother Manuel Garcia Viejo is the medical director at a hospital in the West African country. He is the second Spanish missionary to catch Ebola. Another priest was flown back to Spain from Liberia in August. He was treated with the experimental Ebola medicine ZMapp but died.

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — The massive wildfire burning about 60 miles east of Sacramento California has grown another six square miles. Fire officials say the King Fire has scorched 126 square miles in all. They say several structures have been lost, but they do not know exactly how many. Nearly 5,000 firefighters are battling the blaze, which is 10 percent contained.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky firefighter injured in an "ice bucket challenge" last month has died. Tony Grider was on a fire truck's ladder when it got too close to a power line after dumping water on Campbellsville University's marching band in the charity stunt. The 41-year-old was shocked along with a second firefighter, who was released from the hospital earlier this week.

NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen has died. Bergen played the terrorized wife in the original "Cape Fear" and the first woman president in "Kisses for My President." More recently, she played Felicity Huffman's mother on "Desperate Housewives" and the past mistress of Tony Soprano's late father on "The Sopranos." Her publicist says Bergen died today at her Connecticut home after battling emphysema and other ailments. She was 84.

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