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  1. Texas Ebola monitoring now beyond initial contactsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 min ago | WMC-TV Memphis

    Graphic shows timeline of Dallas patient, Q&A and comparison of global outbreaks.; 3c x 5 inches; 146 mm x 127 mm; . Law enforcement vehicles are parked in front of building six of The Ivy Apartments complex, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Dallas.


  2. Japan police: Volcanic rocks killed most victimsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 min ago | Washington Examiner

    Rescuers conduct a search operation near the peak of ash-covered Mount Ontake in central Japan, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Saturday's eruption on Mount Ontake was the worst fatal eruption in postwar history in Japan.


  3. GW Bush says Jeb 'wants to be president' but 'I don't think he...Read the original story w/Photo

    5 min ago | Daily Mail

    U.S. Ebola patient helped carry convulsing pregnant woman who later died of the virus days before he flew to Texas.


  4. POPCORN: "This is Where I Leave You"Read the original story

    6 min ago | Williston Observer

    Tolstoy begins his "Anna Karenina" with, "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." Thus, consciously or not, director Shawn Levy's "This is Where I Leave You" finds occasion to seriocomically affirm the maxim via a soap-opera-ish examination of the Altman family following the death of its patriarch.


  5. Saudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajjRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | Daily Journal

    Saudi Arabia sought to assure the public that the kingdom was Ebola-free as an estimated 2 million Muslims streamed into a sprawling tent city near Mecca on Thursday for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage. Ebola is believed to have sickened more than 7,100 people in West Africa and killed more than 3,300, according to the World Health Organization.


  6. Red Flag warning issued for Southern California valleys, forests, mountainsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 min ago | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

    A red flag warning denoting a high risk of wildfire was in effect in the Southland's valleys, forests and mountains today as a new heat wave gripped the region, prompting precautionary firefighter deployments in Los Angeles and the Angeles National Forest. The warning for the mountains and valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura counties went into force late Wednesday night in some areas and was taking effect at 6 a.m. today in others, issued by the National Weather Service in response to gusty Santa Ana winds and exceedingly low humidity.


  7. At least 80 people exposed to US Ebola patientRead the original story

    9 min ago | Buenos Aires Herald

    As many as 80 people had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, a significant jump from the 18 cited earlier, NBC News reported today. Health officials said four members of the man's family had been ordered to stay home as a precautionary measure and urged hospitals across the country to heed the lessons from Dallas, where a hospital initially sent the patient home, possibly exposing more people to the deadly virus.


  8. Japan Braces For 300-Mile-Wide TyphoonRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | Sky News

    Phanfone could bring devastating winds, huge waves and landslides to a nation already hit by several natural disasters in 2014. Japan is set to be battered by 150mph winds amid growing fears a super typhoon could trigger deadly landslides and flash floods.


  9. Texas Ebola monitoring now beyond initial contacts 2 minutesRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | Ashland Times-Gazette

    About 80 people are now being monitored for symptoms of Ebola in Texas, a Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman said Thursday. The people being monitored are the 12 to 18 people who first came into contact with the infected man -- which federal health officials have said include three members of the ambulance crew that took the infected man to the hospital, as well as a handful of schoolchildren -- as well as others those initial people had contact with, spokeswoman Erikka Neroes said.


  10. Padre Dam to study feasibility of expanding water recyclingRead the original story

    10 min ago | CE News

    Padre Dam Municipal Water District's Board of Directors approved an interagency agreement with Helix Water District, City of El Cajon and the County of San Diego to study the feasibility of developing an expanded East County Advanced Water Purification Program. The study will be conducted by Padre Dam with assistance from Kennedy/Jenks Consultants.


  11. Britain's biggest benefits families in Channel 5's Benefits House: Me and My 26 KidsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | Mail on Sunday

    U.S. Ebola patient helped carry convulsing pregnant woman who later died of the virus days before he flew to Texas.


  12. Movie Review: "Gone Girl"Read the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | WWWQ-FM Atlanta

    Based on the best-selling novel of the same name and adapted for the big screen by the novel's author, Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as Nick and Amy Dunne, a fantastic-looking couple who met and fell for each other in New York City. Nick, as Amy writes in her diaries, was the man of her dreams.


  13. LMN 10-2-14 US Ebola madness Day 2Read the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago |

    Since the Ebola epidemic began, I'm getting fewer emails from Nigerian Princes wanting to use my account to funnel money out of the country. Weird.


  14. Dallas ER sent Ebola-infected patient homeRead the original story w/Photo

    18 min ago | Bioscience Technology

    A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials at the hospital are considering if they would have acted differently had the entire medical staff been aware. The decision by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to release the patient, who had recently arrived from Liberia, could have put others at risk of exposure to Ebola before the man went back to the ER a couple of days later when his condition worsened.


  15. Emirates president says Ebola hits Asian demand for Africa flightsRead the original story

    21 min ago | Thanh Nein News

    An Airbus A380-800 aircraft displaying Emirates airline livery stands at the Airbus Group NV plant in Hamburg, Germany, on Sept. 25, 2014.


  16. Assam Flood Toll Rises to 44, Nearly Four Lakh AffectedRead the original story w/Photo

    21 min ago | Outlook

    The flood situation in Assam remained serious with report of one more death today, taking the toll to 44 so far and affecting nearly four lakh people in the state. According to the daily flood report by Assam State Disaster Management Authority , one body was recovered in Morigaon district.


  17. Thai scientists discover antibody to cure EbolaRead the original story

    21 min ago |

    Thai scientists Thursday announced the discovery of a new antibody against the Ebola virus and claimed that it is "more effective" than those that now exist. However, the new cure is still awaiting animal and human trials.


  18. Security Adviser Rice's Meeting With Chinese FM WangRead the original story

    23 min ago | WireNews+Co

    National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met today with Foreign Minister Wang Yi of China at the White House. Ambassador Rice underscored the U.S. interest in closer coordination and cooperation between the U.S. and China on regional and global issues, including Afghanistan, global health security, the Middle East, and the risks posed by North Korea's nuclear program.


  19. F1 Japanese Grand Prix: Typhoon Phanfone threatens Sunday's race at SuzukaRead the original story w/Photo

    23 min ago | The Independent

    Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg's championship battle threatens to be derailed by powerful typhoon forming over the Pacific Ocean Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix could be hit by Typhoon Phanfone, with drivers already expressing serious concern that the forecast could have a serious impact on not just the race but the championship battle between Mercedes team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.


  20. Search resumes for victims of Japan volcano eruptionRead the original story

    23 min ago |

    Rescue teams Thursday resumed the search for victims of the eruption of Mount Ontake volcano in the Nagano region in central Japan, amid uncertainty over the fate of an undetermined number of missing hikers. The search by police, firemen and military teams was hampered by low visibility and the risk of toxic gases and a new eruption.