US: Power to visit Ebola-ravaged West Africa

October 26, 2014 5:17 AM

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The United States ambassador to the United Nations is on her way to visit all three of the West African countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak, amid rising calls for travel restrictions back home in the U.S.

Samantha Power will visit Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea "to draw attention to the need for increased support for the international response," said a statement released late Saturday by the U.S. mission. She will be a rare high-profile presence on the ground in a crisis that has struggled at times...

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