Sep 29, 2018

Congo's Ebola outbreak has "very high" risk of spreading

Health workers carry out the body of a patient in Congo with unconfirmed Ebola virus. Photo: John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images.

The World Health Organization classified Ebola's spread from Democratic Republic of the Congo "very high," Saturday as two confirmed cased were discovered near Uganda's border, the Associated Press reports.

Why it matters: The outbreak in northeastern Congo is far more threatening than one earlier reported in August due to the largely dense urban population and rebel threat. As of Friday, 124 Ebola cases were confirmed with 71 deaths. Go deeper: WHO warns renewed violence in Congo endangers Ebola efforts

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Teenager killed after shots fired at protesters in Detroit

Detroit police during protests on Friday night. Photo: Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images

A 19-year-old man was killed on Friday night after shots were fired into a crowd of demonstrators in downtown Detroit who were protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, per AP.

Details: The teenager was injured when shots were fired from an SUV about 11:30 p.m. and later died in hospital, reports MDN reports, which noted police were still looking for a suspect.

Go deeper: In photos: Protesters clash with police nationwide over George Floyd

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In photos: Protesters clash with police nationwide over George Floyd

Police officers grapple with protesters in Atlanta. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray as the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd spread nationwide on Friday evening.

The big picture: Police responded in force in cities ranging from Atlanta to Des Moines, Houston to Detroit, Milwaukee to D.C. and Denver to Louisville. In Los Angeles, police declared a stretch of downtown off limits, with Oakland issuing a similar warning.

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Supreme Court sides with California on coronavirus worship service rules

The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the court's liberal justices, to reject a challenge to California's pandemic restrictions on worship services.

Why it matters: This is a setback for those seeking to speed the reopening of houses of worship, including President Trump.