California

Iconic Yosemite sites get new names

The National Park Service will change the names of Yosemite National Park sites. The move, officials said, was forced on them by an intellectual property dispute with the park’s departing concessions company. The Ahwahnee hotel will become the Majestic Yosemite Hotel. Curry Village will become Half Dome Village, and the Wawona Hotel will become Big Trees Lodge.

 

Illinois

Video of 2013 police shooting released

Videos of another fatal shooting by a white Chicago police officer of a black teenager were released after a federal judge’s order that blasted the city for abruptly reversing its opposition to making the footage public. Attorneys for Cedrick Chatman’s family said videos of his 2013 shooting contradict police statements that Chatman had pointed a dark object at police, prompting officer Kevin Fry to fire.

 

Virginia

Gitmo detainees transferred to Oman

The U.S. transferred 10 Yemeni detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Oman, the Pentagon said, bringing the military prison’s population below 100 for the first time since just after its opening in 2002. The transfer brings the number of inmates remaining to 93.

 

Michigan

Legionnaires’ cases spike in Flint

State Department of Health and Human Services officials said that the city and the surrounding area have seen a spike in cases of Legionnaires’ disease — a bacterial infection that can be deadly. So far, 87 cases have been diagnosed since June 2014, two months after Flint changed its water source to the Flint River.

 

Switzerland

Deadliest Ebola outbreak is over

The World Health Organization declared in Geneva the end to the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record, which killed and sickened tens of thousands of people in West Africa, even as it cautioned that more flare-ups of the disease were likely.

 

Poland

E.U. considers sanctions over laws

The European Union decided to carry out a preliminary assessment of new laws affecting Poland’s constitutional court and state media. The procedure could lead to suspending Polish voting rights in the 28-nation bloc.

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