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Woman dies on Honolulu-departing flight
East All-Star Terrence Ross of the Toronto Raptors competes in the slam dunk contest during the NBA basketball All-Star weekend in Houston, Texas, February 16, 2013.
Toronto Raptors guard Terrence Ross was crowned 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk champion .
Federal authorities say a dog attack killed a two-week old Hawaiian monk seal pup and injured four other seals on Kauai.
As government officials took fresh measures Wednesday to contain the spiraling Ebola outbreak, humanitarian agencies working in west Africa stepped up their efforts to protect their own people and sounded the alarm about the severity of the crisis.