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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.

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.

Executive who spearheaded digital strategy to leave NPR

Kinsey Wilson, who has been a driving force behind NPR’s digital strategy for the past six years, will leave the network, NPR CEO Jarl Mohn … more

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.

U.N. Report Details Possible War Crimes By Islamic State Militants

U.N. Report Details Possible War Crimes By Islamic State MilitantsA United Nations report out today lists what it describes as a "staggering array" of possible war crimes and crimes against humanity by the self-declared Islamic State in Iraq

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Gay-Marriage Cases … For Now

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Gay-Marriage Cases … For NowThere was no word today from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether it would tackle the issue of gay marriage. The justices issued a list of cases they will hear in the new term, which begins on Monday, but same-sex marriage was notably absent.