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8 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.S. Ebola Patient Identified as Liberian National

The patient with Ebola in Dallas was identified Wednesday as Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian by nationality, according to an acquaintance of the sick man and a Liberian government official.

11 minutes ago // CBS

world Pregnant Kate cancels another public appearance

Palace says the duchess, still suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, is "hugely disappointed" to have missed another planned engagement

11 minutes ago // CBS

world Duchess Kate cancels another appearance due to pregnancy sickness

Palace says the duchess, still suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, is "hugely disappointed" to have missed another planned engagement

12 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Window washers rescued; stranded for hours on Irvine high-rise

Two window washers stuck for hours near the top of a 19-story Irvine high-rise have been pulled to safety by members of a search-and-rescue team.

12 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world In Hong Kong protests, both sides are wondering how this will end

HONG KONG As many thousands of Hong Kong residents kept up their occupation of the streets Wednesday night, leaders on both sides began strategizing with an eye toward the endgame. The pro-democracy protesters said they wouldnt leave, and some of their leade

12 minutes ago // Reuters

world U.S. cautions Israel about settlement plans in East Jerusalem

WASHINGTON Reuters - The United States expressed concern on Wednesday about reports that Israel had moved forward plans for settlements in East Jerusalem, warning the move would call into question Israel's commitment to peace with the Palestinians.

16 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Cuba says it's likely to increase money supply

HAVANA The planned elimination of Cuba's unusual dual-currency system will likely mean printing more of the single currency that remains, the country's central bank chief said in a report published Wednesday.Elimination of the double currency was announced last year, although no date has been set for the monetary unification.

16 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world When babies eat first gluten doesn't change chance of celiac disease, study says

Parents with celiac disease often jump through hoops over breastfeeding and when to give children their first bread or other food containing gluten, but a study published Wednesday suggests it doesnt matter much in terms of whether the child will develop celiac disease.

16 minutes ago // Time

world Hong Kong Stands Up

Why the territorys fight for democracy is a challenge for China

17 minutes ago // Reuters

world At least 10 killed in shelling of school and mini-van in Ukraine

DONETSK Ukraine Reuters - At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a public transit mini-van in a nearby street in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, underscoring the fragility of a ceasefire between separatists and government forces.

17 minutes ago // New York Times

world Sinosphere Blog: Q. and A.: Scott Moore on Moving Chinas Water from South to North

Scott Moore, an expert on Chinas water policies, discusses why the Chinese government has committed so much money and effort to the South-North Water Diversion Project, which will carry water from the Yangtze River and its tributaries and channel it to northern China, where water shortages are worsening.

17 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world For NFL to change, it's up to us to confront the sport's moral hazards

In August I pledged in these pages to stop following football because of my misgivings about the games corruptions. Almost immediately, those corruptions exploded into public view as never before. Disturbing images and descriptions of off-the-field violence committed by star players,...

17 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Sabrina Allen, Texas girl kidnapped 12 years ago, found in Mexico

Sabrina Allen, a Texas girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her mother more than a decade ago, was found safe in Mexico on Tuesday, ending a 12-year manhunt that was marked by several near misses, authorities said on Wednesday.

17 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Relief pitchers may become a factor for Dodgers to advance in playoffs

Brian Wilson in the eighth inning, Kenley Jansen in the ninth.

18 minutes ago // BBC

world Ebola: 'Five S Leone cases per hour'

Save the Children says healthcare demands are far outstripping supply in Sierra Leone and warns that the Ebola outbreak there is getting worse.

19 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Genes reveal answers to monarch butterfly migration mystery

A variation in a single gene may explain why some monarch butterfly populations developed a marathoners efficient physique, while some muscled up and settled down, according to a new study.

19 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world US Secret Service director resigns

Resignation of Julia Pierson comes after a series of security lapses involving the protection of the American president.

21 minutes ago // Reuters

world Israel's Netanyahu to Obama: Don't allow Iran deal that leaves it at nuclear threshold

WASHINGTON Reuters - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bluntly told U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday that he must make sure that any final nuclear deal with Iran does not leave it at the threshold" of being able to develop nuclear weapons.

23 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Are thermal scanners effective Ebola prevention tools or just a placebo?

Devices meant to detect high body temperatures as a clue for infectious diseases may prove more reassuring than effectiveFirst Ebola case in the US: what we know so farEbola patient was sent home for two days, officials admit

23 minutes ago // Reuters

world Two Algerians investigated over Frenchman's kidnapping: sources

ALGIERS Reuters - Two Algerians who accompanied Frenchman Herve Gourdel just before militants kidnapped and beheaded him are under house arrest while a judge investigates whether they were involved in the abduction, two security sources said on Wednesday.

26 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Researchers see 35,000 walruses on Alaska shore -- and no sea ice

An estimated 35,000 walruses packed a stretch of Alaskan shoreline late last month, a phenomenon that's being chalked up to diminishing sea ice and alarmingly warm ocean temperatures.

27 minutes ago // ABC

world Watch: Day in Pictures: 10/1/14

Images from across the globe: Hong Kong Rallies for Democracy, Netanyahu Visits the Oval Office, Breast Cancer Awareness Month Begins

30 minutes ago // New York Times

world France Produces a No Austerity Budget, Defying E.U. Rules

The plan defers bringing the budget deficit within a European threshold until 2017, as Paris said that a more rapid shift would harm the economy.

31 minutes ago // CBS

world U.S. Navy searching for missing crew member in Persian Gulf

2 crewmen bailed out of a Marine Corps aircraft when it lost power on takeoff from the USS Makin Island

31 minutes ago // ABC

world Missing Girl Found in Mexico 12 Years Later

Sabrina Allen was 4 when she disappeared following a visit with her mother.

31 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Nazi Hunter Urges Germany to Probe Death Squads

The Simon Wiesenthal Center said it sent a list of 80 former members of Nazi death squads to the German government, urging authorities to prosecute those still alive as the country intensifies efforts to bring aging war criminals to justice.

34 minutes ago // NPR

world Obamacare's First Year: How'd It Go?

It has been a year since Obamacare launched with a difficult start. Now, supporters are confident about the program's future. But critics say it's too early to gauge its success.

35 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Nicholas Carpou tapped as Universal's head of domestic distribution

Nicholas Carpou has been named the next president of domestic distribution at Universal Pictures.

36 minutes ago // BBC

world Florida music row killer guilty

Michael Dunn is found guilty in the fatal shooting of Jordan Davis, a teenager shot during a row over loud music at a petrol station in Florida.

37 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Children killed in Homs double blast

Attack outside primary school in central Syrian city kills at least 45 people, including 41 children.

37 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Tony Bennett-Lady Gaga's 'Cheek to Cheek' reaches No. 1

Pop odd couple Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have taken the Great American Songbook back to the top of the pop charts with their duet album Cheek to Cheek. The week's top album also means Bennett bests his own record as the oldest artist to reach the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200...

37 minutes ago // VOA

world Rebuilding of Mogadishu Airport, Seaport Underway

With an improvement in security, the Somali government is taking advantage of relative calm and rebuilding the countrys major source of revenues - namely the airport and seaport. Abdulaziz Billow reports on how the new transit hubs will rank globally - with major assistance from Turkey.

38 minutes ago // The Independent

world Sabrina Allen disappearance: US girl who went missing at age of four is found in Mexico

A girl who went missing from her home in Texas 12 years ago at the age of four has been found in Mexico.

39 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Murder charges for Mexican soldiers raise more questions

The decision to charge three soldiers with murder in the June 30 killings of 22 suspected gang members was greeted with skepticism Wednesday by a public that has seen few human rights cases resolved.

43 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Search underway for Marine who bailed out of Osprey in Persian Gulf

A search is underway in the Persian Gulf for a Marine who was forced to bail out of an MV-22 Osprey that was in danger of crashing, the Department of Defense said Wednesday.

43 minutes ago // New York Times

world Rocket Attacks on School and Bus in Ukraine Kill 9

Witnesses said that a biology teacher, a parent, and a rebel fighter were killed in one attack in Donetsk, which took place on the first day of school.