A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital said the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation and that the hospital is following Centers for Disease Control [...]

Thousands of protesters have thronged the streets of Hong Kong, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government that has called the demonstrations illegal, and vowed to press ahead with their biggest protest so far. As Hong Kong observed National Day on Wednesday, marking the 65th anniversary of the founding of communist China, protesters continued to occupy [...]

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Environmental groups are expressing outrage and vowing resistance following the federal approval of a controversial liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Calvert County, Maryland. The Cove Point liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal, proposed by energy company Dominion, would be the nation’s first such terminal on the East Coast. There are three existing LNG [...]

Hong Kong leader refuses to meet protesters

September 30, 2014

Hong Kong’s leader has refused to meet pro-democracy demonstrators by their midnight deadline, despite threats to expand the protests that have clogged the streets for five days. Protesters counted down to midnight on Tuesday and cheered as the deadline passed, but took no immediate action. Hong Kong’s chief executive Leung Chun-ying’s rejection of the student [...]

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ISIL under heavy assault by Kurds in Iraq

September 30, 2014

Kurdish peshmerga forces backed by US and British air attacks have pushed into territory held by ISIL in Iraq, recapturing several towns and villages that had recently fallen to the group. The peshmerga began their assault on early on Tuesday in the village of Basheer, which ISIL captured in June and has used as a [...]

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9 weather disasters that climate change made even worse

September 30, 2014

1. Deluge in U.S. It was a rainy, rainy spring in the Midwest, where torrential downpours did more than just end the region’s drought. The warmer, moister air created by climate change increased the likelihood of extreme rain storms and flooding in places like Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan — but turns out to [...]

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Report: White House intruder made it farther into building than previously reported

September 30, 2014

Omar Gonzalez, who jumped the White House fence, successfully evaded Secret Service agents, and made it inside the building, ventured “much farther into the building than previously known,” a new Washington Post report states. Gonzalez, who had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car at the time of the Sept. 19 incident, “overpower[ed] [...]

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