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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:03
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea and then spreading to another country and then two more nations with authorities being alternately alarmed or confident.
Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa
A zoomed image of a computer screen showing the Amazon logo is seen in ViennaBy Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - New international tax rules proposed on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced a series of measures that, if implemented by members, could stop companies from employing many commonly-used practices to shift profits into tax havens. ...
OECD unveils proposals to curb corporate tax avoidance
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man who was banned from most of the state for firing at a house is being allowed to live with his mother, but he can't leave the county.
Judge changes but won't lift Ga. man's banishment
This photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Cpl. Byron Dickson. Dickson was killed by a gunman as he left the police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pa. State police spokesman Trooper Tom Kelly said investigators hope to soon interview Trooper Alex Douglass, who was injured in the attack, to get additional information on the ambush. (AP Photo/Pennsylvania State Police)Pennsylvania State Police have identified a suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.
Official: Suspect identified in police ambush
ATLANTA (AP) — UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 workers to help deliver packages during the busy holiday season — an increase from last year, when the company was caught unprepared for a boom in online shopping.
UPS expects to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers
FILE - This April 25, 2014 file photo shows singer Rihanna watching Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors in New York. CBS said Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna's voice out of its Thursday night NFL telecasts _ after the singer issued a profane tweet about it. A portion of Jay-Z's "Run This Town" featuring Rihanna was cut out of last Thursday's game because the network was covering the controversy over Rice's assault of his then-fiancee. CBS had planned to use the song Thursday and for the rest of the season, but Rihanna tweeted her objections. CBS issued a statement saying that it was "moving in a different direction" with different theme music. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL.
CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio school bus driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl during an evacuation drill outside a charter school.
Ohio school bus driver killed during safety drill
The United States has already spent billions of dollars training and equipping Iraqi security forcesWashington (AFP) - The United States plans to strike the Islamic State group in its Syrian strongholds and could send military advisors into combat alongside Iraqi troops, American commanders said Tuesday.
US says 'close combat advisors' could battle jihadists
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, center, walks with members of his staff and legal team into the Kansas Judicial Center to file documents in a legal dispute before the state Supreme Court over the Democratic nominee's attempt to get off the ballot in the U.S. Senate race, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. With Kobach are, to his left, special projects coordinator Jameson Beckner and attorney Bradley Scholzman and, to his right, attorney Thomas Knutzen. (AP Photo/John Hanna)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Several Kansas Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism Tuesday of a Republican official's decision to keep the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate on the ballot against his wishes as they reviewed a legal dispute that could affect the national fight for control of the Senate.
Kansas judges question why Democrat kept on ballot
Health workers in protective gear move the body of a person that they suspect dyed form the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could end up costing nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could cost nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola
Atlanta Braves Justin Upton (8) doubles to bring in Andrelton Simmons (19) in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves new suburban stadium already has a name — SunTrust Park.
Braves' new stadium has a name _ SunTrust Park
By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is not preparing to unleash a "shock and awe" campaign of overwhelming airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State fighters and instead envisions a more modest, longer-term campaign, Pentagon officials told Congress on Tuesday. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the military's current plan would be outlined to President Barack Obama on Wednesday by the U.S. military's Central Command and envisioned striking the group's safe havens to knock out infrastructure, logistics and command capabilities. General Martin Dempsey, the top U.S. ...
U.S. says won't unleash 'shock and awe' air campaign in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged countries that are capable to take decisive action against Islamic State militants, who have taken over large swaths of Iraq and Syria. "I ... urge the international community, and those with the means, to act decisively and after sober reflection," Ban told reporters on the subject of Islamic State. "It is critical to keep at the forefront the protection of civilians." (Reporting by Louis Charbonneau)
U.N. chief urges nations to 'act decisively' on Islamic State
FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, Iraqi lawmakers attend a session to approve the new government in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's parliament rejected defense and interior nominees on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, leaving the crucial ministerial posts unfilled as a U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic extremists who have seized a third of the country. The two powerful security portfolios have long been a source of tension among Iraq's feuding political factions, and the failure to agree on the nominees marked the latest in a series of delays in forming a unified government that can confront the Islamic State extremist group. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim, File)BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic State extremists who have seized a third of the country.
Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees
Palestinians laborers work at a construction site in the Jewish West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, near Jerusalem. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians. The new figures drew criticism from the Palestinians, who seek the West Bank as part of a future state. The Palestinians and most of the international community consider Israeli construction there to be illegal or illegitimate. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians.
West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth
Business
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:05
World News
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:27
World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Hagel and Dempsey testify at a hearing about the IS on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is not preparing to unleash a "shock and awe" campaign of overwhelming airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State fighters and instead envisions a more modest, longer-term campaign, Pentagon officials told Congress on Tuesday. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the military's current plan would be outlined to President Barack Obama on Wednesday by the U.S. military's Central Command and envisioned striking the group's safe havens to knock out infrastructure, logistics and command capabilities. General Martin Dempsey, the top U.S. ...
U.S. says won't unleash 'shock and awe' air campaign in Syria
Union flag fairy lights are pictured outside a cottage supporting the "No" campaign on North Uist in the Outer HebridesBy Guy Faulconbridge and Alistair Smout EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain promised to guarantee Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots greater control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the United Kingdom before Thursday's vote on independence. With polls showing the decision on the fate of the United Kingdom is too close to call, welfare spending and the future of the revered National Health System have formed a central part of nationalist Alex Salmond's case for secession. ...
Ahead of independence vote, Britain pledges state funding to Scotland
Ukraine's President Poroshenko clasps hands with Prime Minister Yatseniuk after a ratification of a landmark association agreement with the European Union during a parliament session in KievBy Richard Balmforth and Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine ratified a sweeping agreement with the European Union on Tuesday - an issue at the heart of the Russia-West crisis over its future - and sought to blunt the independence drive of Russian-backed separatists by offering them temporary and limited self-rule. ...
Ukraine ratifies EU deal, offers special status to rebels
Health workers bring woman suspected of having contracted Ebola virus to an ambulance in front of a crowd in MonroviaBy James Harding Giahyue and Jeff Mason MONROVIA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has pledged to send 3,000 troops West Africa, using its military muscle to battle the biggest ever outbreak of Ebola by building treatment clinics and training health workers to halt the spread of the deadly virus. President Barack Obama is expected to outline the action later on Tuesday, his second announcement of a major military operation in two weeks after his declaration that Washington would bomb Islamic State fighters in the Middle East. The U.S. ...
U.S. pledges 3,000 troops to fight Ebola; experts say more needed
Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa provinceBy Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State has gone underground in its Syrian stronghold since President Barack Obama authorized U.S. air strikes on the group in Syria, disappearing from the streets, redeploying weapons and fighters, and cutting down its media exposure. In the city of Raqqa, 450 km (280 miles) northeast of Damascus, residents say Islamic State has been moving equipment every day since Obama signaled on Sept. 11 that air attacks on its forces could be expanded from Iraq to Syria. ...
Islamic State goes underground in Syrian stronghold
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls attends the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in ParisBy Emile Picy PARIS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Manuel Valls vowed to preserve France's social model while pushing pro-business reforms ahead of a parliament confidence vote on Tuesday in which left-wingers have threatened to abstain in protest. The centrist leader is tipped to win parliament backing for his new government, reshuffled after he and President Francois Hollande purged it of rebel ministers last month. But it remains to be seen if he will emerge with enough authority to revamp the euro zone's second largest economy and cut its public deficit. ...
Valls vows to preserve French social model before vote
BrusselsBRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychological condition was incurable, an official said Tuesday.
Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia
A pair of Saltire's fly above a Yes sign in Eyemouth, Scotland, Tueday, Sept. 16, 2014. The two sides in Scotland's independence debate are scrambling to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation. Anti-independence campaigners are pushing home their message that a "No" vote doesn't mean the status quo. The three main British political parties are promising Scotland greater powers, including tax-raising authority, if it remains part of the United Kingdom. The Yes campaign says the promises are vague and reveal the No side's desperation, with polls suggesting the outcome will be close. Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said "the only way to guarantee the real powers we need in Scotland is to vote Yes." (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — The two sides in Scotland's independence debate scrambled Tuesday to convert undecided voters, with just two days to go until a referendum on separation.
Sides in Scottish referendum make final push
In this Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 photo, a metal with enamels jar is seen at an exhibition entitled 'Ming 50 years that changed China' in British Museum in central London. Between AD 1400 and 1450, China was a global superpower run by one family – the Ming dynasty – who established Beijing as the capital and built the Forbidden City. The exhibition, running from Sept. 18, 2014 to Jan 5, 2015, will feature a range of these spectacular objects – including exquisite porcelain, gold, jewellery, furniture, paintings, sculptures and textiles – from museums across China and the rest of the world.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)LONDON (AP) — Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time — and that's just the vases. London's British Museum will open a major new exhibition on Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century.
British Museum features 'golden age' of Ming China
The benchmark FTSE 100 index slipped 0.18 percent Tuesday to end at 6,792.24 pointsLondon (AFP) - London's leading share index lost ground on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to a policy meeting of the US Federal Reserve and the looming Scottish independence referendum.
London's FTSE ends lower before Fed meet, Scots vote
'Referendum cupcakes' are pictured in a bakery in Edinburgh on September 16, 2014, ahead of the referendum on Scotland's independenceLondon (AFP) - Buoyed by a late surge in support in the opinion polls, Scotland's "Yes" campaign appears to have the edge in the online battle for votes, figures released by Facebook on Tuesday showed.
Scotland's 'Yes' campaign winning Facebook battle
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Thousands of Fijians are awaiting their first chance to vote in eight years Wednesday in an election that promises to finally restore democracy to the South Pacific nation of 900,000. Yet plenty of questions remain about how far military ruler Voreqe Bainimarama has tilted the outcome in his favor. Bainimarama is running as a candidate and polls indicate his party is by far the most popular of the seven contesting the election.
Top Asian News at 5:00 p.m. GMT
By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged countries with the capacity to do so to take decisive action against Islamic State militants, who have taken over large swaths of Iraq and Syria. "I ... urge the international community, and those with the means, to act decisively and after sober reflection," Ban told reporters Tuesday. "It is critical to keep at the forefront the protection of civilians." Ban didn't say what steps he hoped U.N. member states would take, but praised recent U.S. ...
U.N. chief urges nations to 'act decisively' on Islamic State
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 file photo, Britain's Chris Hoy celebrates winning the gold medal in the track cycling men's keirin event, during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Hoy’s future status, as well as that of Scottish Olympic athletes, rests on the result of next week’s independence referendum in Scotland. Polls suggest the two sides are running neck-and-neck, presenting a real possibility that Scotland could break away after 307 years as part of the United Kingdom. Scottish athletes currently compete for Britain _ Team GB _ in the Olympics. Fifty-five Scottish athletes were part of the British team at the 2012 London Games, about 10 percent of the total. Scots shared in 13 out of a total of 65 British medals, including seven gold. Andy Murray won the tennisgold and Chris Hoy won two golds in track cycling. The others came in team events in canoeing, rowing and equestrian, with Scots competing alongside English athletes. Hoy is Britain’s most decorated Olympian with six career golds from four games. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, file)PARIS (AP) — After 26 years guiding Manchester United, Alex Ferguson knows better than most that one should always think very, very carefully before breaking up a winning team. Perhaps that helps explain why he donated money to the campaign urging voters in his native Scotland to say "No" to independence in the historic ballot this week.
Column: Without Scotland, not so great Britain
Building materials gather dust at the foot of the Djoser Pyramid in Saqqara, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The restoration of the 4,600-year old pyramid has prompted controversy between the Ministry of Antiquities, activists and archaeologists including the new brick work at the base of the pyramid. (AP Photo/Samuel McNeil)SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's antiquities minister has brought journalists inside a 4,600-year old pyramid to reject recent accusations of mismanagement at the site as false and "without evidence."
Egypt says restoration of oldest pyramid on track
Technology
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:05
Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
The logos of Jazztel and Orange are pictured in MadridBy Leila Abboud and Julien Toyer PARIS/MADRID (Reuters) - Orange has offered buy Spanish telecoms operator Jazztel for around 3.4 billion euros (4.40 billion US dollar), a deal that could help the French company jump ahead of rival Vodafone in the country's mobile market. Orange's offer for Jazztel is at 13 euros per share in cash, valuing it at 3.4 billion euros. The French company will pay for the acquisition with hybrid bonds and a capital increase of up to 2 billion euros. Jazztel Chairman Leopoldo Fernandez Pujals has agreed to sell his 14.5 percent stake. ...
Orange offers to buy Spain's Jazztel for 3.4 billion euros
An employee is seen behind a glass wall with the logo of Alibaba at the company's headquarters on the outskirts of Hangzhou, Zhejiang provinceNEW YORK (Reuters) - Alibaba Group's options will be listed on International Securities Exchange Holdings' options exchanges on Sept. 29 pending the company's public sale of shares this week, ISE said on Tuesday. The Chinese e-commerce company is expected to sell shares to the public later in the week. International Securities Exchange Holdings operates two options exchanges, ISE and ISE Gemini, which cleared about 14 percent of equity and index options contracts in August. ...
Alibaba options to be listed on ISE on Sept. 29 pending IPO
By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - A tiny Montreal company is turning to crowdfunding in hopes of moving its virtual reality headset from a working prototype to a mass produced rival to products from Facebook, Samsung and Sony. Vrvana Inc aims to raise C$350,000 ($318,000) via website Kickstarter to make the first 1,000 units of its Totem headset, it said ahead of the month-long campaign's launch on Tuesday. The seven-person team hopes game developers will snap up the C$400-and-up product early to create the ecosystem needed to ensure success. ...
Montreal startup taps crowdfunding for virtual reality headset
Apple logo is pictured inside the newly opened Omotesando Apple store at a shopping district in TokyoBy Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out a jury order requiring Apple Inc to pay VirnetX Holding Corp $368.2 million in damages for infringing four patents concerning technology for providing security over the Internet. Shares of VirnetX plunged as much as 59.8 percent after the decision by the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington. The company and its lawyer did not immediately respond to requests for comment. ...
U.S. court throws out VirnetX $368 million patent award vs. Apple
The sign at the IBM facility near Boulder, Colorado is seen with the Boulder Flatiron mountains in the backgroundBy Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp is rolling out a cognitive tool powered by its Watson supercomputer that uses companies' internal data to answer questions about performance and efficiency, and predict outcomes. IBM said the tool - the latest in a series of Watson products unveiled by IBM - will make more widely available data analytics capabilities long reserved for research scientists. The move is part of IBM's effort to shift resources away from a slumping hardware sector into more profitable fields like cloud computing and analytics. ...
IBM launches Watson tool for business clients
An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi signBy Eric Auchard and Harro Ten Wolde FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A Frankfurt judge granted a reprieve to Uber, the online transportation service, setting aside a temporary injunction issued two weeks ago against the Silicon Valley company from operating a novel car-sharing service across Germany. Frankfurt Regional Court Judge Frowin Kurth said on Tuesday that the issues in the case brought against Uber by German taxi operator group Taxi Deutschland deserved a fuller airing in court, but lacked the urgency for a temporary injunction. ...
German judge lifts temporary ban on Uber ride-sharing
Shazam now lets you buy or stream tagged music via Google Play
Shazam now lets you buy or stream tagged music via Google Play
Microsoft backs Android Wear and iOS 8 with new OneNote appsGoogle’s range of smartwatches have only been available for a few months, but that’s not stopping Microsoft from throwing its support behind Android Wear. A new Android version of Microsoft’s popular OneNote application is being released today with Android Wear support. Initiating the "OK Google, take a note" voice command will trigger OneNote to listen and take notes accordingly.
Microsoft backs Android Wear and iOS 8 with new OneNote apps
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.
NASA announcing commercial crew winners
Canon's G7x is yet another great compact camera optionLook around the Photokina show floor this week and you'll find a deluge of attractively designed and extremely compact cameras that nevertheless have the power to deliver great image quality. Bigger sensors are fitting into ever-smaller bodies and Canon's G7x is a great example of this trend. It's the storied Japanese company's first 1-inch sensor, fitting within the dimensions of a camera intentionally designed to be pocket-friendly.
Canon's G7x is yet another great compact camera option
The Relonch Camera snaps onto an iPhone to let people take more dramatic photos than the phone can on its own, the startup says.A startup debuts a camera that fits snugly onto an iPhone for a different style of picture. It's costly, but Relonch says the effect isn't possible with the iPhone's own camera.>
Relonch plans $500 accessory camera for punchy iPhone portraits
​Internet's security bug tracker faces its 'Y2K' momentFrom critical exploits to the tiniest bug, all security holes receive a tracking number through the US government. The system is being revamped to handle the ever-growing number of bugs, but the cure could create problems of its own.>
​Internet's security bug tracker faces its 'Y2K' moment
LG renews deal with Immersion on touch-feedback techImmersion's TouchSense "haptic" technology allows users to experience a sense of touch when playing games or typing on a flat touchscreen.>
LG renews deal with Immersion on touch-feedback tech
Microsoft OneNote comes to Android Wear, gets updated for iOS 8 and WP8
Microsoft OneNote comes to Android Wear, gets updated for iOS 8 and WP8
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.
APNewsBreak: Web filter lifts block on gay sites
Politics
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:05
Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
Rebel fighters make improvised mortar shells inside a weapons factory in IdlibBy Emily Stephenson and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress appeared poised on Tuesday to quickly approve President Barack Obama's plan to arm and train Syrian rebels, a major part of the effort he announced this week to fight Islamic State militants. The House of Representatives began debating an amendment to a stopgap funding bill that would authorize support for the moderate rebels, who are fighting both the Islamic State and the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. ...
U.S. Congress poised to approve aid to moderate Syrian rebels
Nine-day-old chicks gather at a Foster Farms chicken ranch near TurlockBy Brian Grow and P.J. Huffstutter (Reuters) - Two U.S. lawmakers are calling for action to rein in antibiotic use in livestock in response to a Reuters investigation showing how top U.S. poultry firms have been administering drugs to their flocks. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, (D-NY), said she plans to introduce new legislation authorizing the Food and Drug Administration to collect data on “farm-level antibiotic use.” The pledge was part of a letter Gillibrand sent Tuesday to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. ...
U.S. lawmakers want to curb antibiotic use on farms
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The state of Virginia sued units of Barclays Plc, Citigroup Inc, and 11 other banks, accusing them of defrauding the state's retirement fund by selling it shoddy mortgage bonds, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said on Tuesday. The lawsuit seeks $1.15 billion in damages from the banks, who allegedly misled the Virginia Retirement System about the quality of loans in the investments purchased between 2004 and 2010. (Reporting by Aruna Viswanatha; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
Virginia sues 13 banks for $1 billion over alleged mortgage bond fraud
CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR ROWLAND MAKES RESIGNATION SPEECH.By Richard Weizel NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - The first defense witness in the trial of former Connecticut Governor John Rowland testified on Monday that Rowland performed legitimate consulting services for a nursing home company, countering prosecutors who say he worked under a phony contract in violation of federal campaign laws. Rowland attended numerous meetings with top executives of Apple Healthcare in 2011 and 2012, and offered “helpful advice” to the company, its chief operating officer Brian Bedard said on Monday. Earlier on Monday, after nearly two weeks of testimony in U.S. ...
Connecticut ex-governor opens defense in campaign law trial
Former Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, the author of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law, speaks to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, after the court's hearing on Arizona's "show me your papers" immigration law. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)Former Arizona Sen. Russell Pearce has resigned as vice chairman of the state's Republican Party over controversial comments he made about birth control.
Vice chairman of Arizona Republican Party resigns over birth control comments
Benghazi on the Record - Asked and AnsweredOn the eve of the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s first open hearing, the panel’s Democrats on Tuesday will unveil a website dismissing some recurring Republican questions about the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack as “asked and answered.”
Democrats take aim at ‘asked and answered’ Benghazi questions
Jon Stewart ripped the Obama administration for its "chaotic and confused" war on the Islamic State.
Jon Stewart rips Obama's 'chaotic and confused' war on the Islamic State
Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for MarriageStarting in 2012, the leader of the most prominent American anti-gay marriage organization unexpectedly began adding a ton of stamps to his passport.
America's gay rights battle goes global
Bill Clinton is still the dominant personality, the superior politician and the better-known of the two. Here’s betting that between now and the Democratic national convention in the summer of 2016, if Hillary runs for president, there won’t be a ton of campaign events featuring her and her husband.
Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa, and Bill Clinton almost steals the show
Vietnam Vet Who Risked Life to Save Comrades, Evaded Tiger Awarded Medal of HonorSgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins, Now 80, Was One of Two Vietnam Vets Awarded Nation's Highest Military Honor
Vietnam Vet Who Risked Life to Save Comrades, Evaded Tiger Awarded Medal of Honor
James Foley's parents recall son's 'big heart'Before Beheading of James Foley, Officials Said Paying Ransom Would Be Supporting Terrorism
'So Little Compassion': James Foley's Parents Say Officials Threatened Family Over Ransom
When Boots on the Ground Aren't 'Boots on the Ground' in Iraq1,600 Advisors, Support Personnel, Elite Commandoes in Iraq, But White House Says No 'Combat Role'
When Boots on the Ground Aren't 'Boots on the Ground' in Iraq
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, center, walks with members of his staff and legal team into the Kansas Judicial Center to file documents in a legal dispute before the state Supreme Court over the Democratic nominee's attempt to get off the ballot in the U.S. Senate race, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. With Kobach are, to his left, special projects coordinator Jameson Beckner and attorney Bradley Scholzman and, to his right, attorney Thomas Knutzen. (AP Photo/John Hanna)TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Several Kansas Supreme Court justices expressed skepticism Tuesday of a Republican official's decision to keep the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate on the ballot against his wishes as they reviewed a legal dispute that could affect the national fight for control of the Senate.
Kansas judges question why Democrat kept on ballot
WASHINGTON (AP) — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administration has become "science deniers," failing to do enough to harness the nation's energy potential.
Jindal: Obama hasn't done enough to harness energy
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the first in a series of high-profile Capitol Hill hearings that will measure the president's ability to rally congressional support for President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Obama last week outlined his military plan to destroy the extremists, authorizing U.S. airstrikes inside Syria, stepping up attacks in Iraq and deploying additional American troops, with more than 1,000 now advising and assisting Iraqi security forces to counter the terrorism threat. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday he would recommend that the United States consider deploying ground forces to Iraq if President Barack Obama's expanded air campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails.
Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible
Sports
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:05
Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
A St. Andrews souvenir golf ball is seen on a golf course in LondonBy Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - It is a simple yes or no vote but Thursday's ballot could end two-and-half centuries of division in Scotland. So, will women be allowed to become members of the Royal and Ancient golf club? True, it is probably not as pressing an issue as the future of the United Kingdom, also to be decided on Thursday via the referendum on Scottish independence, but in golfing and equality circles it marks something of a landmark. ...
R&A set to allow women members after 260 years
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson pictured on the sidelines in St. Louis, Missouri on September 7, 2014Minneapolis (AFP) - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, reinstated on Monday by the NFL team, declared he was not a child abuser despite charges of injuring his four-year-old son with blows from a switch.
Reinstated NFL star Peterson says 'I'm not a child abuser'
NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota VikingsBy Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - Adrian Peterson, a marquee National Football League running back facing charges of child abuse for injuries he caused when disciplining his son, was reinstated by the Minnesota Vikings on Monday. Peterson was held out of the Vikings' game on Sunday, a 30-7 loss to the New England Patriots, following his indictment last week in Texas for negligent injury to his 4-year-old son, the latest domestic violence case to rock the NFL. ...
NFL's Vikings reinstate Peterson after child abuse charge
NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Indianapolis Colts(Reuters) - The Philadelphia Eagles rallied for a second successive week to record a 30-27 victory with a Cody Parkey field goal as time expired to beat the Indianapolis Colts on Monday. The Eagles trailed 20-6 in the third quarter and were down 27-20 late in the fourth before Parkey's 36-yard field goal as time expired. Philadelphia enjoyed a similar fightback last week when they overcame a 17-point halftime deficit to beat Jacksonville. ...
Foles rallies Eagles to beat Colts in Indianapolis
MLB: Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies(Reuters) - Philadelphia Phillies' closer Jonathan Papelbon has been suspended seven games and fined an undisclosed amount for making an obscene gesture and bumping an umpire, Major League Baseball said on Monday. The incidents occurred on Sunday as Papelbon allowed four runs in the ninth inning and was booed off the field. Papelbon came back on the field to argue and made contact with the umpire. The Phillies apologized for Papelbon's behavior, while the pitcher issued his own statement acknowledging his regrets but insisting his gesture was not meant in the way it was received.
Papelbon suspended for gesture, bumping umpire
Cody Parkey of the Philadelphia Eagles kicks a game winning field goal against the Indianapolis Colts during their game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on September 15, 2014Indianapolis (AFP) - Cody Parkey drilled a 36-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Philadelphia Eagles to a 30-27 come-from-behind NFL victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
Eagles rally for win over Colts
Jonathan Papelbon of the Philadelphia Phillies argues with umpire Joe West after Papelbon was ejected from the game after making an obscene gesture, at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 14, 2014New York (AFP) - Philadelphia Phillies closing pitcher Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games by Major League Baseball for "inappropriate behavior" in Sunday's game against the Miami Marlins.
Phillies' Papelbon suspended seven games for lewd gesture
Quarterback Robert Griffin III of the Washington Redskins is carted off the field after being injured during their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, on September 14, 2014Ashburn (United States) (AFP) - The Washington Redskins placed Robert Griffin on the injured list after the star quarterback suffered a dislocated ankle over the weekend, coach Jay Gruden said on Monday.
Washington Redskins' Griffin suffers dislocated ankle
Charles Tillman of the Chicago Bears tackles Allen Hurns of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second quarter of a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 14, 2014 in Chicago, IllinoisChicago (AFP) - Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman is out for the remainder of the National Football League season after rupturing his right triceps.
Bears' Tillman to miss rest of season
Masahiro Tanaka of the New York Yankees pitches in a simulated game on September 15, 2014 at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, FloridaMasahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings in an instructional game for the New York Yankees on Monday at the team's Florida pre-season training facility.
Tanaka tosses five scoreless rehab innings
NCAA Football: Penn State at RutgersBy Daniel Kelley (Reuters) - Rutgers football fans who wore T-shirts that read "Ped State" to a weekend game with Pennsylvania State University were "classless," the New Jersey school said on Monday, apologizing for the taunting reference to a former Penn State coach's child sex abuse convictions. “I would like to apologize ... to the Penn State University fans, as well as Rutgers fans that were subjected to this classless display that does not represent the ethos of our university, athletic department or fan base,” Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann said in a statement. ...
Rutgers apologizes for taunting T-shirts at Penn State game
PGA: US PGA Championship-Second Round(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has yet to swing a golf club since missing the cut at last month's PGA Championship but said on Monday his recovery from a back injury was progressing well and that he anticipated a full playing schedule next year. Woods, speaking during a news conference for the Dec. 4-7 Hero World Challenge in Orlando, an event he hosts and where the former world number one is scheduled to make his return, said his focus until now had been solely on regaining his strength. "I haven't swung a golf club yet," said Woods. ...
Tiger expects 'very full' schedule next season
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on prior to the start of the first round of the 2014 Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014New York (AFP) - Embattled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Monday that the league was hiring three domestic violence experts as senior advisors and creating a new vice president of social responsibility post.
Domestic violence experts hired as NFL advisors
NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Washington Redskins(Reuters) - Tests on the injured ankle of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III showed no fracture but there is no timetable for his return to action, coach Jay Gruden said Monday. Griffin, who missed time due to various injuries during his record-setting rookie season of 2012, dislocated his left ankle during the first quarter of Washington's 41-10 home win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Back-up Kirk Cousins took over under center and threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns as Washington improved to 1-1 on the season.
Tests on Redskins QB Griffin III show no ankle fracture
US golfer Tiger Woods fetches a golf ball during his practice at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda on June 24, 2014Washington (AFP) - Tiger Woods, his 39th birthday looming in December, laughed off 20-something Rory McIlroy's recent estimation that the 14-time major winner and compatriot Phil Mickelson are in the back nine of their careers.
Woods takes McIlroy age comments in stride
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NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary about Edward Snowden is a late addition to the New York Film Festival.
Snowden documentary to premiere at NY festival
FILE - This April 25, 2014 file photo shows singer Rihanna watching Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series between the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors in New York. CBS said Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 it was permanently editing a song featuring Rihanna's voice out of its Thursday night NFL telecasts _ after the singer issued a profane tweet about it. A portion of Jay-Z's "Run This Town" featuring Rihanna was cut out of last Thursday's game because the network was covering the controversy over Rice's assault of his then-fiancee. CBS had planned to use the song Thursday and for the rest of the season, but Rihanna tweeted her objections. CBS issued a statement saying that it was "moving in a different direction" with different theme music. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL.
CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2014 file photo, actress and singer Angela Lansbury is photographed on stage at the Gielgud Theatre in central London, as she returns to the West End this spring for the first time in nearly 40 years, with the play, "Blithe Spirit," by Noel Coward. Producers said Tuesday, Sept. 16, that the TV legend and five-time Tony Award winner will reprise her role as Madame Arcati and lead a cast of “Blithe Spirit” on a tour that will take it from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. The tour plays Los Angeles Dec. 9-Jan. 18, plays San Francisco from Jan. 20-Feb. 1, Toronto from Feb. 10-March 15 and Washington, D.C., from March 17-29 at the National Theatre. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Angela Lansbury is returning to a winning stage role and taking it on the road.
Angela Lansbury reprising 'Blithe Spirit' on tour
Visitors wear Japanese electronics giant Sony's new head mount display (HMD) 'HMZ-T3' to play videogames at the Tokyo Game Show in Chiba, in suburban Tokyo on September 19, 2013Tokyo (AFP) - The staggering $2.5 billion that Microsoft has just shelled out for Minecraft and its quirky graphics will be foremost in developers' minds at the Tokyo Game Show this week, where simple yet immersive games are expected to figure heavily.
Tokyo Game Show: On the hunt for the next Minecraft
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the National Public Radio show "Science Friday" and host Ira Flatow have settled civil claims that they misused money from a nearly $1 million federal grant aimed at boosting the show's reach to younger listeners.
Flatow, 'Science Friday' settle claims over grant
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2009 file photo, singer Whitney Houston performs at the Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills, Calif. A CD/DVD featuring Whitney Houston’s first public performance and her last one in 2012 will be released on Nov. 11, 2014. “Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances” is the late singer’s first live album. Her mentor, Clive Davis, said the album will showcase the best-selling singer’s legacy. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, file)NEW YORK (AP) — A CD/DVD featuring Whitney Houston's first public performance — and one of her last in 2009— will be released Nov. 10.
Live Whitney Houston CD/DVD to be released Nov. 10
FILE - In this May 14, 2014 file photo, TV personality Joan Rivers attends A Celebration of Barbara Walters in New York. Jerry Seinfeld says that Joan Rivers was to join him for an episode of his digital series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," until he got a call saying she had to postpone because she was undergoing a medical procedure. Rivers went into cardiac arrest following a throat procedure on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 4. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Seinfeld says that Joan Rivers was to join him for an episode of his digital series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," until he got a call saying she had to postpone because she was undergoing a medical procedure.
Seinfeld says Rivers was to be in series
FILE - In this Saturday June 30, 2007 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sits with Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond during the ceremonial opening of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish estate at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence _ and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well. Should the Yes campaign succeed on Thursday Sept. 18, 2014, the signs are that the queen would remain the head of state of an independent Scotland _ much in the same way she is the monarch of 15 countries from Jamaica to Canada to the Solomon Islands, regions known as “Commonwealth Realms.” (AP Photo/Andrew Milligan, Pool, File)LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence — and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well.
Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?
This CD cover image released by Shanachie Records shows "From Sassy to Divine: Sarah Vaughan Project," by Ann Hampton Callaway. (AP Photo/Shanachie)Ann Hampton Callaway, "From Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project" (Shanachie)
Review: Callaway pays tribute to Sarah Vaughan
FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2011 file photo, country singer Tim McGraw arrives at the 45th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn. The duet on his new album, “Sundown Heaven Town,” out on Sept. 16, 2014 marks his 50th top 10 entry into Billboard’s Hot Country chart and further emphasizes how important family is to McGraw, both his own kinfolk and his ever growing musical family. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tim McGraw has a reputation for picking the right songs over the course of his 20-year career, although he says he had some help on his latest hit.
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill score another hit together
This CD cover image released by Sony Masterworks shows "Magic," by Sergio Mendes. (AP Photo/Sony Masterworks)Sergio Mendes, "Magic" (Okeh)
Review: Mendes spreads joy of Brazil's music
NEW YORK (AP) — Two former U.S. poets laureate, Louise Glueck and Mark Strand, have made the longlist for the National Book Awards.
Poetry longlist announced for National Book Awards
"Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century" (NewSouth Books), edited by Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis
Review: 'Voices' draws attention to black poets
FILE - In this undated photo, the statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln are shown at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Theodore Roosevelt and two more Roosevelts who occupied the White House, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his first lady, Eleanor, are the subjects of a new Ken Burns documentary for public television, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” (AP Photo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Burns' new documentary about the Roosevelts — presidents Theodore and Franklin, and Franklin's wife Eleanor — is bound to stir interest in some of the places connected to them. Here's a look at some major Roosevelt sites, including birthplaces, family homes, vacation retreats and national parks and monuments from Maine to North Dakota.
The Roosevelt trail, from Maine to North Dakota
VIENNA (AP) — The Vienna State Opera has lost its second star conductor in less than two weeks.
2nd conductor resigns from Vienna State Opera
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This is an undated handout photos issued by England's Hampshire Police on Monday Sept. 1, 2014, of Brett King and Naghemeh King, the parents of Ashya King, who have legal proceedings against them continuing in Spain after they took the five-year-old brain cancer patient out of hospital without doctors' consent. Critically-ill 5-year-old boy Ashya King driven to Spain by his parents is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday Aug. 31 2014. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Hampshire Police)SOTO DEL REAL, Spain (AP) — Spanish officials have ordered the immediate release of a detained British couple who were wanted by police in the United Kingdom after they took their critically ill child for treatment abroad without doctors' consent.
Spanish judge orders release of ill boy's parents
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea and then spreading to another country and then two more nations with authorities being alternately alarmed or confident.
Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa
Health workers in protective gear move the body of a person that they suspect dyed form the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could end up costing nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)GENEVA (AP) — The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could cost nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.
UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola
Nine-day-old chicks gather at a Foster Farms chicken ranch near TurlockBy Brian Grow and P.J. Huffstutter (Reuters) - Two U.S. lawmakers are calling for action to rein in antibiotic use in livestock in response to a Reuters investigation showing how top U.S. poultry firms have been administering drugs to their flocks. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, (D-NY), said she plans to introduce new legislation authorizing the Food and Drug Administration to collect data on “farm-level antibiotic use.” The pledge was part of a letter Gillibrand sent Tuesday to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. ...
U.S. lawmakers want to curb antibiotic use on farms
Deaths from prescription drugs quadrupled From 1999 to 2011, the CDC found.
Prescription Drug Deaths Keep Rising: CDC
Health workers bring woman suspected of having contracted Ebola virus to an ambulance in front of a crowd in MonroviaBy James Harding Giahyue and Tom Miles MONROVIA/GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has pledged to send 3,000 troops West Africa, using its military muscle to battle the biggest ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, with an unprecedented mission to build treatment clinics and train health workers. President Barack Obama is expected to outline the action later on Tuesday, his second announcement of a major military operation in two weeks after his declaration that Washington would bomb Islamic State fighters in the Middle East. The U.S. ...
U.S. pledges 3,000 troops to fight Ebola; experts say more needed
LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental Northwest Biotherapeutics  drug for brain tumors is the first medicine to have been selected for fast-track designation under a new early access scheme in Britain. The U.S. firm's cell therapy DCVax-L has been awarded "promising innovative medicine" status, which is the first step in the scheme that allows access to novel drugs months or even years before they are officially licensed for sale, the department of health said on Tuesday. The initiative, which has similarities with a U.S. ...
Northwest Bio drug gets first slot under UK early access scheme
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at Nordea Concert Hall in Tallinn, Estonia. The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic.
US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola
By Isla Binnie ROME (Reuters) - The number of hungry people in the world has fallen sharply over the past decade but 805 million, or one in nine of the global population, still do not have enough to eat, three U.N. food and agriculture agencies said on Tuesday. The number of chronically undernourished people dropped by more than 100 million, equivalent to a country the size of the Philippines, according to a report by the United Nations food agency (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and World Food Programme (WFP). ...
World hunger easing but 1 in 9 people undernourished: food agencies
Health workers spray bleach solution on a woman suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus in MonroviaBy Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States announced on Tuesday it will send 3,000 troops to help tackle the Ebola outbreak as part of a ramped-up plan, including a major deployment in Liberia, the country where the epidemic is spiralling fastest out of control. The U.S. response to the crisis, to be formally unveiled later by President Barack Obama, includes plans to build 17 treatment centers, train thousands of healthcare workers and establish a military control center for coordination, U.S. officials told reporters. ...
Obama to deploy 3,000 troops as Ebola crisis worsens
Volunteers raise awareness of the symptoms of Ebola at a school in Abidjan, on September 15, 2014Geneva (AFP) - Nearly $1.0 billion dollars is needed to fight the Ebola outbreak raging in west Africa, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning that 20,000 could be infected by year end.
Ebola fight will cost $1.0bn, 20,000 cases on horizon: UN
4 Warning Signs That You're Burning the Candle at Both EndsHave you ever thought you can do it all -- like build Rome in a day? I thought I could. I was like the Energizer Bunny, just going and going and going. At the time I was working in the corporate world at a multinational company. I got caught up in the awe of and not just having one role or two roles, but rather three roles all at the same time....
4 Warning Signs That You're Burning the Candle at Both Ends
The headquarters of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is shown in Silver Spring near WashingtonBy Natalie Grover (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an oral therapy to treat opioid-induced constipation developed by Nektar Therapeutics and AstraZeneca Plc. The decision opens the door for peripherally acting mu opioid receptor antagonists, which have been linked with cardiovascular risk in the past. This class of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) drugs are designed to fight the effects of opioid painkillers on the gut without compromising centrally mediated pain relief. ...
FDA approves AstraZeneca, Nektar constipation drug
BrusselsBRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychological condition was incurable, an official said Tuesday.
Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia
New treatments use patients' DNA to fight cancer.
Man Survives Rare Cancer Thanks to New 'Targeted' Therapy
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Handout shows an injured Florida bonneted bat recuperating at Zoo MiamiBy Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Shortly after dusk, three researchers squat on the lawn of a vacant, million-dollar home in a posh Miami suburb, pointing ultrasonic microphones at the darkened mansion. They're part of the Miami Bat Squad, listening to track down the home of the rare Florida bonneted bat - a critically endangered species that has turned up at a nearby golf course. Scientists know little about the brown, snout-nosed creature, which emits unusual audible noises as it flies and whose population is believed to number only a few hundred. ...
Miami Bat Squad tracks rare species to golf course roost
Artist rendering of Rosetta, the European Space Agency's cometary probe with NASA contributionsBy Victoria Bryan and Tim Hepher BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - A team of scientists identified on Monday the point on the surface of a comet, known as "Site J," where they aim to land a probe in what would be a historic breakthrough for their decade-long project. The probe or lander will be dispatched from the Rosetta spacecraft, which was launched by the European Space Agency (ESA) in 2004 and has been tracking comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on its trip around the sun. ...
Rosetta team picks spot for historic comet landing
A NASA artist's concept of a broken-up asteroidBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - NASA won't meet a congressionally ordered goal to find 90 percent of nearby and potentially dangerous asteroids larger than 460 feet (140 meters) in diameter, the agency’s Inspector General said on Monday. The shortfall comes despite a 10-fold increase in NASA’s annual budget over the past five years – from $4 million in 2009 to $40 million in 2014 - to track and assess potentially dangerous asteroids and comets. So-called “Near-Earth Objects,” or NEOs, fly within about 28 million miles (45 million km) of Earth. ...
NASA's hunt for dangerous asteroids falls short, report shows
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Although it's far from the sort of brain transplant beloved by science fiction enthusiasts, scientists have taken one step in that direction: they have spliced a key human brain gene into mice. In the first study designed to assess how partially 'humanizing' brains of a different species affects key cognitive functions, scientists reported on Monday that mice carrying a human gene associated with language learned new ways to find food in mazes faster than normal mice. ...
Mice given human brain gene learned tasks faster : study
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A blazing meteor lit up the night sky like fireworks across a dozen eastern U.S. states and prompted almost 160 sighting reports, the American Meteor Society said on Monday. The meteor entered the Earth's atmosphere over central Pennsylvania late on Sunday and wowed observers from Virginia to Massachusetts in a "random fireball event," society spokesman Mike Hankey said. Most of those who reported the fireball on the American Meteor Society website said it began as a brilliant white color and then turned yellow, green and orange. ...
Fireball lights up night sky over eastern U.S
Could Ebola Become Airborne?The Ebola virus is currently causing a devastating and unprecedented outbreak in West Africa, but could the virus create a doomsday scenario by turning airborne? Last week, Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, published an op-ed in The New York Times in which he argued that the ability of Ebola to become airborne is a real risk that virologists don't like to talk about publicly. Although it's theoretically possible that Ebola could become airborne, "it's pretty unlikely," said Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious-disease physician at the University of Pittsburgh. The Ebola virus does mutate, or change its genetic material,, fairly frequently, but this does not necessarily mean it can become airborne, Adalja said.
Could Ebola Become Airborne?
'Global Selfie' Project Will Beam Earthling Message to SpaceA new project aims to send a special message from Earth — a type of global "selfie" — into space, by uploading it to a spacecraft traveling through the cosmos on its way to Pluto. Led by Hawaii-based artist Jon Lomberg, the so-called One Earth project aims to beam pictures, sounds and other data representing the planet's inhabitants to NASA's New Horizons spacecraft. Famed astronomers Carl Sagan and Frank Drake first had the idea of sending a message from Earth to space in the form of a plaque on NASA's Pioneer spacecraft. In fact, scientists reported last year that the Voyager 1 spacecraft may have exited the solar system into interstellar space.
'Global Selfie' Project Will Beam Earthling Message to Space
3rd Room of Ancient Greek Tomb RevealedArchaeologists say they've had a peek inside another room in a monumental ancient tomb in Greek Macedonia that is believed to date back to the era of Alexander the Great. The ongoing excavations at the Kasta Hill burial mound in Amphipolis — about 65 miles (104 kilometers) east of Thessaloniki — have generated excitement and speculation over what (and whom) archaeologists might find inside. In August, archaeologists revealed two broken sphinxes at the entrance to the burial complex. The archaeologists, led by Katerina Peristeri, have said they believe the tomb dates back to the late fourth century B.C. and has the characteristics of a work by Dinocrates, Alexander the Great's chief architect.
3rd Room of Ancient Greek Tomb Revealed
NASA to Make Major Private Space Taxi Announcement Today: Watch LiveNASA will make a major announcement on the future of U.S. Space agency officials will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT), and could unveil the selection of one or more private space taxis by aerospace companies to move forward on the path toward providing astronaut transportation services to International Space Station for NASA.  You can watch NASA's commercial crew announcement live on Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV. According to a NASA statement, today's announcement will discuss "the return of human spaceflight launches to the United States.
NASA to Make Major Private Space Taxi Announcement Today: Watch Live
Life-Hunting Mars Mission Idea Makes Progress, But Needs CashA concept mission that would fire scientific missiles at Mars to search for signs of subsurface life is making technical strides, team members say, but it still needs quite a bit of financial help to get off the ground. New computer modeling work suggests that the proposed ExoLance mission's arrow-like "penetrators" could indeed reach at least 3.3 feet (1 meter) beneath the Martian surface, a depth at which microbial life may be able to survive on the Red Planet, researchers said. "We are encouraged by these preliminary results that the fundamental concept of the ExoLance design can be made to work," Joe Cassady, executive director for space at California-based firm Aerojet Rocketdyne, which performed the simulations, said in a statement. ExoLance is being developed by Explore Mars, Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to help get people to the Red Planet within the next 20 years.
Life-Hunting Mars Mission Idea Makes Progress, But Needs Cash
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the National Public Radio show "Science Friday" and host Ira Flatow have settled civil claims that they misused money from a nearly $1 million federal grant aimed at boosting the show's reach to younger listeners.
Flatow, 'Science Friday' settle claims over grant
colossal squidWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.
Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show
Saturn's Weird Fast-Changing Ring Baffles ScientistsOne of Saturn's iconic rings looks much different today than it did just a few decades ago, and scientists aren't sure why. NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft spotted many bright clumps in Saturn's F ring when they flew by the gas giant in the early 1980s. "Saturn's F ring looks fundamentally different from the time of Voyager to the Cassini era," study lead author Robert French, of the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute in Mountain View, California, said in a statement. French and his team have a hypothesis that could explain what's going on, and it's tied to the number of Saturn "moonlets" found near the F ring over the decades.
Saturn's Weird Fast-Changing Ring Baffles Scientists
NASA Defends Science Plan for Mars Rover CuriosityNASA is staunchly defending the science plans for its flagship Mars rover Curiosity in the wake of a recent senior-level review that at times harshly criticized the mission's science operations. Curiosity had been driving toward the mountain since it landed on Mars in 2012. NASA officials lauded the success so far of Curiosity's $2.5 billion mission. Jim Green, NASA's director of planetary science, was quick to point out Curiosity's early success, citing the rover's discovery that Mars was once a habitable world in the ancient past — a key mission goal.
NASA Defends Science Plan for Mars Rover Curiosity
Strong Solar Flares This Week a Rare Double Whammy, Scientists SayTwo powerful solar storms arriving at Earth today have captured the public's attention for their potential to spark amazing auroras, but scientists say there's another reason to watch. The solar double whammy is actually somewhat rare.
Strong Solar Flares This Week a Rare Double Whammy, Scientists Say
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The US has so far launched dozens of air strikes to halt the Islamic State offensive in northern IraqTargets will be precise, on jihadist strongholds, logistics, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told lawmakers.
No 'shock and awe' in Syria strikes
Massive horse masticates micro-donut with gustoWhile it is likely not a typical daily snack for horses, the mini doughnut has managed to find a way into the heart of this particular one. Watch Teake the horse move from tentative sniffing of the snack to quickly gobbling it up, clearly relishing every moment of his treat. Credit: YouTube/ShaneFirth
Massive horse masticates micro-donut with gusto
Former Arizona State Sen. Russell Pearce, the author of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law, speaks to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, after the court's hearing on Arizona's "show me your papers" immigration law. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)Former Arizona Sen. Russell Pearce has resigned as vice chairman of the state's Republican Party over controversial comments he made about birth control.
Arizona GOP party chairman resigns after birth control comments
Brawl Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Over Flight MH-17 VoteKIEV (Reuters) - Dozens of angry protesters near the Ukrainian parliament seized a prominent opposition deputy on Tuesday and dumped him in a trash container, accusing him of failing to back laws to end the turbulence in the country. The incident involved Vitaly Zhuravsky, a former member of ousted President Viktor Yanukovich's party. It was unclear why Zhuravsky drew the ire of the protesters, but the incident occurred before a parliamentary session at which lawmakers ratified an agreement with the European Union and backed laws to provide separatist-held regions with a special status. ...
Protesters trash Ukranian lawmaker, literally
NASA to Make Major Private Space Taxi Announcement Today: Watch LiveNASA will make a major announcement on the future of U.S. Space agency officials will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT), and could unveil the selection of one or more private space taxis by aerospace companies to move forward on the path toward providing astronaut transportation services to International Space Station for NASA.  You can watch NASA's commercial crew announcement live on Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV. According to a NASA statement, today's announcement will discuss "the return of human spaceflight launches to the United States.
NASA may reveal 'space taxi' company pick for ISS missions today
Probably as close to Komodo dragon as you want to be in wildThe Indonesian island of Komodo is home to a carnivorous giant lizard that dominates the local ecosystem, and a group of visitors were recently lucky enough to capture it on film. The Komodo dragon can grow up to 10 feet in length and although they have a poisonous bite with enough venom to kill a person within hours , attacks on humans are rare. In this video, English teacher Jonathan Hawkins marvels at the size of the animal, comparing it to a dinosaur. Credit: YouTube/Jonathan Hawkins
Probably as close to Komodo dragon as you want to be in wild
In this Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, photo, Merrillville Patrolman Nickolaus Schultz's Police car sits in front of the Merrillville Municipal Complex with the front window blacked out to honor Officer Schultz's life in Merrillville, Ind. Schultz, a northwestern Indiana police officer, was fatally shot in the line of duty and died Sunday. (AP Photo/The Times, Jeff Dildine) MANDATORY CREDIT; CHICAGO LOCALS OUT; GARY OUTBy Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY Mo. (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating allegations of excessive force by a Missouri police officer during a traffic stop that left a teenage motorist in critical condition, authorities said on Monday. The FBI said in a statement that it is investigating whether police officer Tim Runnels overstepped his authority and violated the civil rights of Bryce Masters when he pulled over the 17-year-old and used a stun gun on him on Sunday in Independence, Missouri, a Kansas City suburb. ...
Excessive police force allegations in Mo. as teen seriously injured
Are government benefits fueling US poverty?WASHINGTON (AP) — The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.
For first time in 8 years, US poverty rate drops
A US soldier stands guard at the site of a suicide attack in the Afghan capital Kabul on September 16, 2014Taliban suicide attack Tuesday targeted NATO convoy in Kabul near the US embassy: sources.
Two Americans killed in Kabul suicide bombing
colossal squidWELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface.
Release the kraken! Check out this defrosted giant squid
a reputed member of the Los Solidos street gangHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and '90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Latin Kings wore black and gold.
To avoid detection, gangs tone down colors, tattoos
Ukrainian servicemen sit atop of an armoured personnel carrier during a patrol in Donetsk region, on September 15, 2014Ukraine moves to turn the page on the bloodiest chapter of its post-Soviet history.
Ukraine ratifies landmark EU pact, offers rebels self-rule
Islamic fighters from the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra FrontTwo al Qaeda branches urged warring militant factions in Iraq and Syria to stop fighting each other and unite against a U.S.-led alliance.
Al-Qaida call to unite Islamic fronts
Health staff, wearing Personal Protective Equipment, work inside the high-risk area at Elwa hospital in Monrovia, on September 7, 2014President Obama is set to announce a major effort to "turn the tide" against the epidemic.
3,000 U.S. troops to join Ebola fight
In this July 28, 2014 file photo, black smoke billows over the skyline as a fire at the oil depot for the airport rages out of control after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, in Tripoli, Libya. In September, 2014, as Libya crumbles into a failed state, a unique geography is emerging. The recently elected parliament is relegated to a remote eastern city in a sort of internal exile, along with the forces that support it. In the capital, Islamist-allied militias have set up their own government after capturing not only Tripoli but also Libya’s second-largest city, Benghazi. All around the country, cities, towns and tribes are now choosing sides, raising fears of outright civil war. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ben Khalifa, File)On the eve of the House Select Committee on Benghazi’s first open hearing, the panel’s Democrats on Tuesday will unveil a website dismissing some recurring Republican questions about the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack as “asked and answered.”
Democrats take aim at 'asked and answered' Benghazi questions
ABC World News
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:27
ABC News: International
Here's what the British will likely miss the most if it loses Scotland.
8 Things Britain Will Lose If Scotland Gains Independence
Tropical Storm Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California peninsula after battering Los Cabos
Weakening Odile Pushes up Mexico's Baja California
With 48 hours to go, sides scramble to convert swing voters in Scottish independence vote
Sides in Scottish Referendum Make Final Push
Egypt rejects accusations of mismanagement in restoration of oldest pyramid
Egypt Says Restoration of Oldest Pyramid on Track
China's president wins Sri Lankan backing for new maritime 'Silk Road'
Sri Lanka Backs China's Maritime 'Silk Road' Plan
AP Exclusive: West Bank settler group boasts robust population growth
West Bank Settler Group Boasts Rapid Growth
Iraqi lawmakers reject prime minister's picks to lead defense and interior ministries
Iraq Parliament Rejects Interior, Defense Nominees
Opposition legislator: at least 53 Turkish families joined IS in past week
Legislator: 53 Turkish Families Joined IS
Brazilian archbishop robbed by 3 gunmen, escapes injury
Brazilian Archbishop Robbed at Gunpoint in Rio
A top Syrian official has written a letter to U.S. congressional leaders warning them to not trust moderate rebels, saying they may sell their weapons to ISIS. He repeats claim that moderate rebels sold U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff to the ISIS.
Syrian Warns US that 'Moderate' Rebels May Sell Weapons
Ukraine parliament ratifies landmark EU deal, allows greater autonomy for rebellious east
Ukraine Legislators Ratify Landmark EU Deal
After four exciting days, the international sporting event goes out on a high with Harry praising the competitors.
Watch: Prince Harry Honors Competitors at the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony
Prime Minister David Cameron makes plea for Scottish voters to remain part of the United Kingdom.
Watch: British Prime Minister to Scots: 'A Vote for No Means Real Change'
Taliban claims responsibility for attack near U.S. Embassy in Kabul.
Watch: Foreign Troops Killed in Afghanistan Attack
Prince Harry took to the court on Friday to compete in a wheelchair rugby exhibition match before 6,000 screaming fans.
Watch: Prince Harry Plays Wheelchair Rugby at the Invictus Games
ABC U.S. News
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:27
ABC News: U.S.
Wildfire races through Northern California town, damaging 100 homes, forcing 1,500 to flee
Racing Wildfire Engulfs Homes in California Town
Theater shooting victim's parents sue online retailers over ammunition, gear used in attack
Theater Shooting Victim's Parents Sue Ammo Seller
Trump Plaza closes its doors, becomes 4th Atlantic City casino to close this year
New Jersey Loses 4th Casino as Trump Plaza Closes
San Francisco looks to hang badges of shame on buildings that don't comply with quake code
San Francisco Trying Shaming for Quake Safety
Police to resume search for University of Virginia student missing since weekend
Police Resume Search for Missing Virginia Student
Transgender teenage girl at center of contentious confinement case escapes in Connecticut
Transgender Teenager in Confinement Case Escapes
Woman accused of trying to kill children by forcing them to drink bleach enters insanity plea
Woman Who Made Kids Drink Bleach Pleads Insanity
Judge won't lift Georgia man's banishment but adjusts it to allow him to live with his family
Judge Changes but Won't Lift Ga. Man's Banishment
Law enforcement official: Pennsylvania State Police have identified suspect in barracks ambush
Official: Suspect Identified in Police Ambush
Downed wires suspend Amtrak service between Washington, DC, and Philadelphia
Downed Wires Suspend DC-to-Philly Amtrak Service
Virginia police say no foul play is suspected in the disappearance of Hannah Elizabeth Graham.
Watch: UVA Student Missing After 'Drinking Quite a Bit'
Hundreds evacuated as wildfires rage in California, a mental evaluation ordered for second "Slender Man" stabbing suspect, and Prince Harry celebrates his 30th birthday.
Watch: Hurricane Odile Slams Mexico; Adrian Peterson Reinstated by Vikings
Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Army Spc. Donald P. Sloat are honored for their heroic actions.
Watch: President Obama Awards the Medal of Honor to 2 Vietnam Veterans
The starting bid for the Arizona woman's eyeglasses worn during her 2013 trial is $500.
Watch: Convicted Killer Jodi Arias' Eyewear Is Up for Auction
US Embassy urges Americans to shelter in place in wake of terror plot.
Watch: Americans in Uganda Warned of Terror Plot
ABC Politics
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:27
ABC News: Politics
Are Clintonisms the new Bidenisms? In a free-flowing speech at the 37th annual Harkin Steak Fry over the weekend, former president Bill Clinton talked about everything from his evolving sense of style to Woodstock to his grandfather???s cows.?? ???I wanted to be here to honor...
Bill Clinton Unplugged: Former President Goes Off-The-Cuff In Iowa
Hillary Clinton wasn???t the only person to draw a large and boisterous crowd in Iowa over the weekend. In a cramped church basement a few miles from downtown, a crowd of more than 400 sweltered through a 90-minute discussion Sunday night with Sen. Bernie Sanders, the self-described ???democratic socialist??? independent senator from Vermont who???s openly considering a run for president as a Democrat.
Weekend at Bernie's: As Hillary Serves Steaks, Liberals Crave Red Meat in Iowa
A verbal skirmish over the role of Iran and Syria in defeating ISIS.
US Having Hard Time Drawing Line Between 'Communicating' And 'Coordinating' With Iran
The nation's top military officer opened the door slightly today to the possibility of American troops accompanying Iraqi forces on the battlefield against ISIS if needed.
US Troops Could Fight ISIS in Iraq, General Tells Senate
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES?? WHAT THE PRESIDENT WILL SAY: President Obama??plans to unveil today an expanded U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst outbreak of the disease in history, according to ABC???s MARY BRUCE and DEAN SCHABNER. Obama, who has...
Declaring War On Ebola
Rep. John Kline isn't about to let the TV host push him around.
Minnesota Congressman Targeted by Bill Maher Goes on the Attack
Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins endured 38 hours of relentless attacks, killed an estimated 175 enemy fighters, sustained 18 different wounds and evaded a tiger on the loose in the jungles of Vietnam in 1966. Today, nearly half a century later, he was awarded the nation???s highest military honor by President Obama.
Vietnam Vet Who Risked Life, Evaded Tiger Awarded Medal of Honor
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) ?? NOTABLES?? IF AND WHEN HILLARY CLINTON RUNS FOR PRESIDENT AGAIN, history will record that her campaign began in all but name with a swarm of young and ???ready??? activists, stage-managed banter about grilled hunks of Iowa meat, and a concession...
Is Iowa Ready For Hillary?
"They're like Energizer Bunnies," the former president says.
Bill Clinton Is a Big Fan of Ready for Hillary
If and when Hillary Clinton runs for president again, history will record that her campaign began in all but name with a swarm of young and "ready" activists, stage-managed banter about grilled hunks of Iowa meat, and a concession that she's "thinking about" what she referred to only as "that other thing."
'I'm Baa-aack!': Clinton Gives 2016 an Unofficial Start
Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Watch: US Troops Could Fight ISIS in Iraq, General Says
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel goes before the Senate Armed Services Committee to make the case for training and arming Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS.
Watch: Making the Case Against ISIS
Is he an asset or liability for Hillary Clinton in 2016 - or a bit of both?
Watch: Bill Clinton Unplugged: The Former President Goes Off-The-Cuff In Iowa
On Sunday, Hillary Clinton made her first visit to Iowa in nearly seven years to attend Sen. Tom Harkin's 37th and final Steak Fry.
Watch: Hillary Clinton Hints at 2016 Run at Iowa Steak Fry
Bill Clinton tells ABC's Jonathan Karl he is big fan of the super PAC urging his wife to run for president.
Watch: Bill Clinton: Ready for Hillary is 'Amazing'
MONEYScope
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:27
ABC News: Money
Spending the afternoon making short funny Vine videos with friends may seem like a total slacker thing to do, but for a select few, it???s a pathway to fame and fortune.
How These Vine Stars Make Big Money Off 6-Second Videos
The number of people who died related to GM's failed ignition switch and are eligible for compensation from the car company is higher than GM's initial estimate and will likely increase further, according to the administrators handling the submission process.
Why Deaths From GM Ignition Switch Defect Exceed Estimate
The next time you see an ad to refinance your mortgage for ???Free??? or with ???No closing costs,??? run the other way.
There's No Such Thing as Free Mortgage Refinancing
UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal employees for holiday season
UPS Expects to Hire up to 95,000 Seasonal Workers
US stocks inch higher in midday trading as Federal Reserve starts 2-day meeting
US Stocks Inch Higher at Midday as Fed Meets
ABC News Fixer doggedly keeps on the case until documents delivered.
I Paid, But Can???t Get No Mortgage Satisfaction
Stocks turn higher at midday as two-day Federal Reserve meeting starts; energy stocks lead
US Stocks Turn Higher at Midday
Ikea recalls Gunggung fabric swing, citing risk suspension fitting could break, causing a fall
Ikea Recalls Swing Because of Breakage Risk
General Motors to hire 750 workers at Missouri plant; expects strong sales of new small trucks
GM to Add 750 Workers to Build Small Pickup Trucks
If Scots vote for independence from the United Kingdom Thursday, the monarchy would lose not only the land of Scotch but about 5.3 million Scottish people
The 'British Empire' at Its Peak Compared to the UK Today
US CEO optimism falls in 3rd quarter as chief executives see less hiring, investment
US CEOs Less Optimistic About Hiring, Spending
Radio station operator Clear Channel renamed iHeartMedia
Clear Channel Renamed iHeartMedia
A risky bet on Alibaba? China's economic growth has left most stock investors behind
Alibaba Risk: China's Rise Leaves out Investors
The struggling retailer posts a $573 million loss; borrows $400M in cash from its own CEO, Edward Lampert.
Watch: Sears Gets Loan From Its Own CEO
A report saying the electric car company's stock might be overvalued caused a sell-off.
Watch: Tesla Investors Hit the Brakes
SciTech
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:27
ABC News: Technology
The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus are bigger than their predecessors in more ways than one.
Why the iPhone 6 Could Be Apple's Biggest Success Ever
How do Apple and Samsung's new releases compare?
Compare Samsung and Apple's Latest Products
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) introduced its latest tech products.
Apple Introduces 'One More Thing': Apple Watch
Flatow, NPR show 'Science Friday' settle claims of misusing federal grant money
Flatow, 'Science Friday' Settle Claims Over Grant
NASA announcing winning companies to carry astronauts to space station, at least 3 competing
NASA Announcing Commercial Crew Winners
California issues 1st permits to test self-driving cars; Google has 25, VW and Mercedes 2 each
Self-Driving Cars Now Need a Permit in California
APNewBreak: Major Web content filter lifts block on gay advocacy websites
APNewsBreak: Web Filter Lifts Block on Gay Sites
NASA will announce today whether Boeing, Space X or Sierra Nevada will build the taxi to replace the space shuttle.
Space Race: NASA to Announce Which Company Wins Space Taxi Contract
Kremlin-friendly oligarch pays $1.5 billion for full control of popular social media network
Oligarch Buys Russia's Most Popular Social Media
US researchers explore historic shipwrecks near San Francisco, where 300-plus vessels sank
Exploring 'Graveyard of Ships' Near San Francisco
Kraken good show: New Zealand researchers' exam of rarely seen colossal squid draws 142K views
Scientists' Colossal Squid Exam a Kraken Good Show
Lava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands flee amid fears of violent burst
Lava Flows From Philippine Volcano, Thousands Flee
Philippines' Mayon Volcano showing signs of unrest; experts say eruption possible in weeks
Philippines Warns of Possible Volcanic Eruption
If your head is still spinning from the Apple event on Tuesday, you're not the only one.
Apple iPhone 6, Watch and Wallet: All Your Questions Answered
A Chinese city has created a smartphone lane for pedestrians where they can tweet, text and surf the internet without having to worry about where they're walking.
Stay in Your Lane: Sidewalk Opens for Smartphone Addicts
Health
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:27
ABC News: Health
U.S. troops will offer support rather than health care to Ebola patients in West Africa.
How the US Military Will Combat Ebola in Africa
New treatments use patients' DNA to fight cancer.
Man Survives Rare Cancer Thanks to New 'Targeted' Therapy
President Obama plans to unveil today an expanded the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst outbreak of the disease in history.
US to Send 3,000 to Africa to Fight Ebola Virus
The respiratory virus that???s been sweeping the nation and sending asthmatic children to the hospital may have only been officially reported in 97 children, but experts say that???s just the tip of the iceberg.
Rare Enterovirus Infections Likely Just Tip of Iceberg
Deaths from prescription drugs quadrupled From 1999 to 2011, the CDC found.
Prescription Drug Deaths Keep Rising: CDC
Fitness expert Scott Cole took a deep dive into yoga at a friend???s private California home last year to produce these gorgeous photos.
Check Out These Amazing Sink-or-Swami Underwater Yoga Photos
Enterovirus D68, the respiratory illness suspected of hospitalizing hundreds of children across the nation, has now spread to the Northeast and is likely to hit the whole country.
Kids' Respiratory Virus Spreads to the Northeast
Learn about the latest American Ebola patients as the death toll swells.
What You Need to Know About the Ebola Outbreak
Denver school for asthmatic children says 20 percent of student body had enterovirus.
Enterovirus Hits Special School for Kids With Asthma
By Dr. Natasha Bhuyan Despite warnings from public health experts that overprescribing antibiotics could lead to difficult-to-treat ???superbugs,??? doctors are prescribing antibiotics to children about twice as often as they are actually needed, a new study found. Researchers at Seattle Children???s Hospital examined past studies...
Despite Warnings, Antibiotics Still Overprescribed in Kids
Almost everything is for sale on the internet auction site eBay, sometimes including powerful and potentially dangerous prescription drugs.
Woman's Bid to End Prescription Drug Sales on eBay
Dr. Kent Brantly gave multiple blood donations to the improving patient.
Ebola Patient Gets Serum From Recovered Victim to Fight Virus
Two children contracted e. Coli at a gathering on Labor Day weekend.
Girl Dies From E. Coli as Friend Battles Same Bug
After battling blood cancer for 10 years, Stacy Erholtz has no signs of the disease, thanks to an experimental treatment that used an engineered version of the measles virus.
Cancer Survivor Saved by Measles Virus Raises Funds for Expanded Trial
FDA approves weight-loss drug Contrave, third in string of approvals of obesity treatments
FDA Approves Weight-Loss Drug Contrave
Entertainment
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:27
ABC News: Entertainment
Thirteen celebs hit the dance floor in ???Dancing With the Stars??? season 19 premiere.
Who Is No. 1 In ???Dancing??? Premiere?
The star posted photos in a revealing black ensemble.
Jessica Simpson Appears Thinner Than Ever for Hubby's Birthday
"She is the sweetest, cutest, most precious little lamb," Minaj said.
Nicki Minaj Gushes Over Beyonce and Jay Z's Daughter, Blue Ivy
Jerry Seinfeld was planning a special project with Joan Rivers.
Jerry Seinfeld Posts 'Heartbreaking' Text About Joan Rivers
Wait till you see Charlotte Rae, Mindy Cohn, Lisa Whelchel and Nancy McKeon now!
'Facts of Life' Cast Reunites After 25 Years
Rosie O'Donnell is back hosting "The View" after more than seven years since she left the show following the 2007 season. On Monday's season premiere, O'Donnell was all jokes with the rest of the panel -- Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace -- and even kidding with the crowd between commercial breaks. You could just see the excitement on the actress and host's face during the show. O'Donnell, 52, is also 50 plus pounds lighter and a happily married woman. O'Donnell tied the knot for the second time to Michelle Rounds in 2012 and recently adopted a baby girl Dakota, in addition to her other beloved children from her first marriage.
Rosie O'Donnell Reveals the Downsides of Her 50-Pound Weight Loss
The legend talks about teaming up with superstar singers for her new album.
Barbra Streisand Talks the Downside of Fame and Being 'Mad' for Beyonc??
Mindy Kaling is now single and dating.
Mindy Kaling Talks About Her Split from 'Office' Co-Star B.J. Novak
Thirteen celebrities will put on their dancing shoes Monday night, when ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" begins its 19th season.
What to Expect From the 'Dancing with the Stars' Premiere
The parents of three recently celebrated their ninth anniversary.
Jennifer Garner on Her 'Mindful' Marriage to Ben Affleck
Find out who is putting the most pressure on the actress to have a second child.
Tiffani Thiessen Is 'Definitely Trying' to Get Pregnant
"The View" kicked off a new season today with a whole new panel joining veteran host Whoopi Goldberg. The legendary actress, 58, was joined by Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace, and a lot of the talk on Monday's premiere was about O'Donnell's return and how great she looks, but ladies noticed that someone else looked amazing too -- Whoopi!
'View' Co-Host Whoopi Goldberg Shares Why She Lost 35 Pounds
"I realized I was gay in fall 2012, one of my first days on the set," she wrote.
'Orange Is the New Black' Writer Files for Divorce, Dating a Star From the Show
"I love you," they tell each other. "We love Paris," they say.
Beyonce, Jay Z Wrap Up Tour With Teary Love-Fest
Taylor Swift really appreciates her fans.
Why Taylor Swift Invited Frat Boys to Her Concert
Travel
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:27
ABC News: Travel
If a visit to the museum is in a visitor's plans, what's the best way to see it? How much time does a person need to see it in its entirety?
How Best to Tour the 9/11 Memorial Museum
Artist brings beloved poodle to exhibitions around the world.
Photos: Tiny Poodle Travels Big Time
Most carriers frown upon in-air beauty treatments, and will tell you.
Why Nail Polish and Airplanes Don't Mix
Hit the highway for these spectacularly unusual destinations.
Quirky Roadside Attractions Worth Pulling Over For
The hotel offers a special package this fall that includes dinner for 10 and a stay in the suite.
Photos: Hotel Suite of the Week: Presidential Suite at Boston's Fairmont Copley Plaza
Famous cities around the world appear to look like toy towns.
Photos: Bird's-Eye View of Famous Cities
An upstate New York hotel promises lovely weekends away this fall, complete with quickie divorce packages for those looking for a life change along with the seasonal one.
Divorce Hotel: Check in Married, Check Out Single
Thinking of downsizing from your McMansion? Those over-the-top mega homes are so pre-2008. Now, tiny houses are all the rage. If you're thinking about getting in on the movement but aren't sure if miniature is made for you, why not try out a tiny rental home?
10 Teeny Tiny Houses Available for Rent
The strangest hotels around the world.
Photos: Cool Crane Hotel Offers Swaying Views of Amsterdam
The best family beaches according to FamilyVacationCritic.com
Photos: Where to Hit the Beach This Summer
For millions of Americans, vacation means quality time with their family and, of course, their pets. AAA and pet-friendly hotel chain Best Western teamed up for a photo contest of the best shots of traveling pets.
Photos: Pets on Vacation
These new thrill rides are worth the trip ??? and the scream.
Photos: 2013's Coolest New Coasters
Rarely seen photos of the development of the iconic ride.
Photos: Disney Celebrates 50 Years of 'It's a Small World'
Orient-Express Hotels is re-branding its trains, hotels and travel experiences.
Photos: Luxury Train Travel From Bygone Era Gets a Boost
PARENTS MAGAZINE NAMES 10 BEST CARIBBEAN DESTINATIONS FOR FAMILIES IN 2014
Photos: 10 Best Caribbean Islands for Families
Relationships
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:27
GMA
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:27
ABC News: GMA
For the rich, vacations with one travel company can now be booked complete with social media assistants. This person not only takes the photos, but makes sure you and your travel party appear in the most flattering angles and light. They make sure your moments are captured at the most spectacular spots your vacation destination has to offer. And then they post your photos to Instagram, Facebook and wherever else you like so you don't miss a moment.
Vacations Now Come With 24/7 Social Media Assistants
The suspect was driving with two young kids in his car
Hero Officer Blocks Speeding Car
Over 88,000 people have signed an online petition to stop a satanic black mass from happening in Oklahoma City later this month.
Thousands Sign Online Petition to Stop ???Black Mass???
Amelia, a Brittany Spaniel, is 5-years-old
Who's the Best Dog In the World?
If Scots vote for independence from the United Kingdom Thursday, the monarchy would lose not only the land of Scotch but about 5.3 million Scottish people
The 'British Empire' at Its Peak Compared to the UK Today
Wait till you see Charlotte Rae, Mindy Cohn, Lisa Whelchel and Nancy McKeon now!
'Facts of Life' Cast Reunites After 25 Years
Jerry Seinfeld was planning a special project with Joan Rivers.
Jerry Seinfeld Posts 'Heartbreaking' Text About Joan Rivers
New treatments use patients' DNA to fight cancer.
Man Survives Rare Cancer Thanks to New 'Targeted' Therapy
Joey Trevino was on a fishing trip when his boat sank ??? and he drifted away.
During Man's 30 Hours Adrift, a Porpoise Gave Him Purpose
Police in Charlottesville, Va. are pouring over cell phone records, trying to find a University of Virginia student who vanished during a night of partying with friends.
Cellphone Could Hold Clues in UVA Student's Disappearance
Amelia the dog answers the question with her paw.
Watch: Who's the Best Dog In the World?
Mackenzie Bart, who wowed in Miss America's talent competition with her friend Roxy, helps Ginger Zee with the forecast.
Watch: Miss Ohio Brings Ventriloquist Act to 'GMA' Weather
A Michigan funeral home is offering drive-thru viewing for friends and family of the dearly departed.
Watch: Funeral Home Lets You Mourn in Your Car
A study in "Psychological Science" links sleep deprivation to false memories.
Watch: Too Little Sleep May Cause False Memory
Lara Spencer reports the latest news in the "GMA" Pop News Heat Index.
Watch: Michael Strahan Helps Rachael Ray Raise Money for 9 Million Meals
Nightline
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:27
ABC News: Nightline
Spending the afternoon making short funny Vine videos with friends may seem like a total slacker thing to do, but for a select few, it???s a pathway to fame and fortune.
How These Vine Stars Make Big Money Off 6-Second Videos
The pageant interview coach for Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, who was crowned Miss America on Sunday, praised her performance with a red plastic cup, saying it created a successful ???intimate moment??? that connected her to the judges.
Miss America???s Coach Praises Cup Performance
Adrian Peterson said today that he wants the public to "understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child."
Adrian Peterson Sorry for the 'Hurt' He Brought to His Son
Beauty queens aren???t born after all, they???re made, and some of the competition???s winners were made by an Alabama man named Bill Alverson.
Before They Become Miss America, They Talk to This Guy
Summer Hull???s secret is raking up those travel points by using different credit cards for various purchases.
How This Mom Travels the World for Almost Nothing
Sarah Palin and her family were reportedly involved in a brawl at a party in Alaska, an eyewitness tells ABC News.
Sarah Palin's Family Allegedly in Alaska House Party Brawl
In an address to the nation Wednesday, President Obama laid out his most detailed plan yet to "lead a broad coalition" to confront the vexing problem of ISIS, the militant group that executed American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Syria and terrorized civilians in Syria and neighboring Iraq.
Here's Obama's 4-Point Plan to 'Ultimately Destroy' ISIS
The Baltimore Ravens knew shortly after Ray Rice knocked out his wife in a hotel elevator that a surveillance video of the assault existed and that Rice's lawyer had a copy of the video, but never asked to see it, sources told ABC News today.
NFL, Ravens Missed Chances to See Ray Rice Video: Sources
Ryan Campbell was camping when he sleepwalked off a cliff and fell 60 feet. A rhododendrum bush saved his life.
Man Sleepwalks Over Cliff While Camping
Harrowing stories of women who were victims of domestic abuse and stayed in those violent relationships are flooding social media today.
After Ray Rice Video, Women Explain #WhyIStayed
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate ??? the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ??? are expecting their second child, royal officials confirmed today.
Prince William and Wife Kate Expecting Their Second Child
British oddsmakers have already put out predictions about the second Royal Baby just hours after the Queen's staff confirmed that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant once again.
Royal Baby Names Already a Betting Line
Primetime
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:27
ABC News: Primetime
Jaycee Dugard says she doesn't want to live in the past.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Tells Diane Sawyer About Moving On
On her first trip to New York City, Jaycee Dugard attended a star-studded awards ceremony, took in a Broadway play and was awed by the city's skyscrapers. But for her, the most memorable part of the trip was going for pizza. "Just walking down the street. With everybody. It was my favorite moment," Dugard told ABC News' Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview.
Dugard Revels in Being Free in NYC
Abducted by strangers and held captive for 18 years.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard: The Full Interview
Jaycee Dugard revels in saying her name, a name she wasn't allowed to utter or even write for 18 years while she was held captive by Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Dugard chose to tell her story in a new memoir and in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer because she wants to live free of Phillip Garrido's secrets.
Jaycee Dugard: 'Life After Something Tragic'
Handcuffed in the backyard, her attacker, Phillip Garrido, is her only contact.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Dependent on Her Abductor
Phillip Garrido's wife is introduced bearing dolls and chocolate as gifts.
Watch: Introducing Jaycee Dugard to Nancy Garrido
While held captive she gives birth to two girls.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Pregnant at Age 14
Over 18 years, officials fail to detect a crime right under their noses.
Watch: Parole Officers Visit the House 60 Times
Lisa Campbell and Ally Jacobs look into Phillip Garrido's past after public rant
Watch: Unlikely Heroes Start to Investigate Garrido
The system failed despite Garrido being a known sex offender and being monitored
Watch: How Did Phillip Garrido Pull Off This Crime?
Nancy Garrido videotapes a parole officer as he conducts a surprise search.
Watch: Officer's Failed Search Caught on Tape
Adjusting to life after being rescued from the torments of Phillip Garrido.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Recovers With the Love of Family
Jaycee Dugard has powerful memories from the last 20 years, 18 of them spent as a prisoner of kidnappers Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Yet, some of the most overwhelming memories come from her first two years of freedom which she and her children have spent reunited with her mother.
Jaycee Dugard's Triumph Over Kidnapping, Captivity
Authorities visited the home of Phillip Garrido at least 60 times and still somehow missed the hidden compound housing Jaycee Dugard and her two daughters. There were even reports that neighbors and residents alerted authorities to sightings of Dugard and the fact that children were living in tents in the convicted sex offender's backyard. Experts say there are several things you can look for to help a missing or exploited child.
How to Report a Missing Child Sighting
Jaycee Dugard has formed the JAYC Foundation to help families of abduction. Dugard, kidnapped at 11 and held captive for 18 years, has spent her first two years of freedom healing with her family. She now wants to help other families do the same.
Jaycee Dugard's New Foundation Helping Families of Abduction
20/20
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:27
ABC News: 20/20
"I think he had that control over who's in my life and who's not," says Samantha Taylor.
Watch: Why Oscar Pistorius' Ex-Girlfriend Was Afraid of Him
ABC News' "20/20" went undercover to see if mechanics charge customers for unnecessary repairs.
Watch: What Your Auto Mechanic Doesn't Want You to Know
Former cosmetic saleswoman Shaina Azad reveals the hardball tactics she used to sell products.
Watch: How Cosmetic Salespeople Try to Empty Your Wallet
Before you get your next cup of coffee, you might heed this advice from former baristas.
Watch: The Best Way to Get on Your Barista's Good Side
Todd Schneider says the former governor's wife Maureen McDonnell would regularly scream at the staff.
Watch: The Chef Who Saw 'Everything' at Gov. McDonnell's Mansion
The ex-girlfriend of paralympian sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who was convicted today in the shooting death his current girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, says she believes she could have been Pistorius??? victim instead.
Oscar Pistorius' Ex: 'It Could Have Been Me'
A seasoned auto mechanic is warning consumers to be well-versed in how their car works to avoid being ripped off at the auto repair shop.
How Auto Mechanics Can Rip You Off
What should have been an $80 battery replacement almost turned into a $1,000 charge for Marty Guerrero.
Watch: How Woman Won Battle Against Mechanic Who Tried to Dupe Her
The executive chef of disgraced former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell painted the former first lady of Virginia as a madwoman.
Former Chef of Gov. McDonnell Says Wife Was 'Not Balanced'
In a blind coffee taste test by ABC News' "20/20," participants struggle to tell the difference.
Watch: How Hard Is It to Tell Expensive and Cheap Coffee Apart?
To help you get on your barista???s good side and leave with the perfect cup of coffee, former baristas offered these tips.
You???re Ordering Your Coffee Wrong: Baristas Spill the Beans
Which model do you think is wearing the more expensive makeup?
Department Store Vs. Drug Store Makeup: Can You Tell the Difference?
"I was given the privilege of getting to say goodbye," said Deborah Norville.
Joan Rivers' Friend Shares Details of the Comedian's Last Days
Joan Rivers was a remarkable comedian, known for her acerbic wit and blunt honesty.
5 Things You Never Knew About Joan Rivers
See photos of the comedienne throughout her life.
Photos: A Look Back at the Life of Joan Rivers
WNT
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:27
ABC News: World News Tonight
Life jacket keeps 37-year-old Joey Trevino afloat until Coast Guard rappels into a tropical storm to rescue him.
Watch: Watch Amazing Rescue: Fisherman Adrift for More Than 30 Hours After Boat Sinks
Adrian Peterson's lawyer called a new report claiming that the star Minnesota Vikings running back was accused of abusing another of his children "unsubstantiated," and the team said it was aware of the allegation when it reinstated him today after he was benched for one game.
Peterson's Lawyer Calls New Abuse Report 'Unsubstantiated'
The respiratory virus that???s been sweeping the nation and sending asthmatic children to the hospital may have only been officially reported in 97 children, but experts say that???s just the tip of the iceberg.
Rare Enterovirus Infections Likely Just Tip of Iceberg
The nation's top military officer opened the door slightly today to the possibility of American troops accompanying Iraqi forces on the battlefield against ISIS if needed.
US Troops Could Fight ISIS in Iraq, General Tells Senate
Northern California wildfire destroys or damages 100 homes; 1,500 evacuated
Northern California Wildfire Burns 100 Homes
President Obama plans to unveil today an expanded the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst outbreak of the disease in history.
US to Send 3,000 to Africa to Fight Ebola Virus
Hillary Clinton makes a visit to the annual Steak Fry hosted by long-time Sen. Tom Harkin.
Watch: Hillary Clinton Sparking New Speculation About a Potential 2016 Presidential Run
Sunday was a difficult day for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Roger Goodell Criticized on Airplane Banners, TV Broadcasts
British Prime Minister David Cameron said today that the brutal beheading of a British aid worker by the terror group ISIS, which follows the execution of two American journalists, showed exactly why the U.K. needed to work to destroy the organization, "the embodiment of evil."
British PM Says We Must 'Destroy' ISIS After New Beheading
David Muir reveals the stories people have been buzzing about all week.
Watch: Instant Index: Close Call for Hall of Fame Golfer Greg Norman
Another NFL Player Benched Amid Domestic Violence Controversy; Garden Gnome's Mysterious Cross-Country Journey
Full Episode: World News 9/14: Hillary Clinton Sparking New Speculation About a Potential 2016 Presidential Run
Joey Trevino was on a fishing trip when his boat sank ??? and he drifted away.
During Man's 30 Hours Adrift, a Porpoise Gave Him Purpose
Pope Francis will not have additional security when he travels to the predominantly Muslim country of Albania next week, despite reports that the pontiff is a target for ISIS terrorists.
Pope a 'Target' of ISIS, Iraqi Ambassador Tells Vatican
Police in Charlottesville, Va. are pouring over cell phone records, trying to find a University of Virginia student who vanished during a night of partying with friends.
Cellphone Could Hold Clues in UVA Student's Disappearance
Of all the many crises this summer - from ISIS, to Ukraine, Ebola to Libya - who'd have thought jolly old England would be on that list? Technically, it???s the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. But for how much longer? On Thursday, after 307 years, Scotland may vote for independence and with it, potentially change the world order that has lasted since the end of the Second World War. Decisions taken across the highlands and lowlands of Scotland will echo far beyond the shores of a disunited kingdom.
Scotland Vote Raises Specter of 'Ununited' Kingdom

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