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Disease, war, terrorism dim economic prospects in Africa

Disease, war, terrorism dim economic prospects in AfricaThe Ebola virus, terrorist attacks and war are undermining many countries, which means "downside risks have increased" for the global economy.

Some Americans gave more in the recession; the rich did not

Some Americans gave more in the recession; the rich did notDuring the recession, middle-class and poor Americans gave more of their incomes to charity organizations than did the wealthy, according to a new study During the recession, middle-class and poor Americans gave more of their incomes to charity organizations than did the wealthy, according to a new study.

Can hope for Ebola treatment be found in survivors?

Can hope for Ebola treatment be found in survivors?The World Health Organization is considering ways to check Ebola survivors' blood for antibodies that could fight off the deadly virus.

Turkey says Islamic State poised to capture Kobani

Turkey says Islamic State poised to capture KobaniTurkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is warning that Syrian border town of Kobani is on the verge of being captured by the self-declared Islamic State.

‘Blood Moon’ eclipse to be visible throughout U.S.

‘Blood Moon’ eclipse to be visible throughout U.S.If you missed the total eclipse of the moon in April, you might have another chance: Wednesday morning is the second of four lunar eclipses this year and next.

Why Ebola patients are treated in Nebraska

Why Ebola patients are treated in NebraskaFreelance journalist Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted Ebola in Liberia, arrived at the University of Nebraska Medical Center today, becoming the second patient with the deadly disease to be treated there.

Supreme Court won’t hear gay marriage cases

Supreme Court won’t hear gay marriage casesThe Supreme Court's new term will not include any cases that might decide the issue of same-sex marriage in the U.S., a development that comes after many lower and appeals courts have ruled against states' bans on gay marriage.

Australia resumes search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Australia resumes search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370Six months after Malaysia Airlines MH370 disappeared from radar en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, Australia has resumed a search in the Indian Ocean for possible wreckage.

JPMorgan Chase Says Breach Exposed Contact Info Of 76 Million Households

JPMorgan Chase Says Breach Exposed Contact Info Of 76 Million HouseholdsJPMorgan Chase says the contact information for 76 million households and 7 million small businesses was compromised in a data breach.

Hong Kong Leader Says Government Will Meet With Demonstrators

Hong Kong Leader Says Government Will Meet With DemonstratorsHong Kong's leader said today that his government has agreed to hold a dialogue with pro-democracy student activists to discuss reforms, but that such a discussion must take place within the context of Chinese law.