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Top Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola

In this 2014 photo provided by the Samaritan's Purse aid organization, Dr. Kent Brantly, left, treats an Ebola patient at the Samaritan's Purse Ebola Case Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia. On Saturday, July 26, 2014, the North Carolina-based aid organization said Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia. (AP Photo/Samaritan's Purse)Authorities say the top doctor treating Ebola in Sierra Leone has died from the disease.


07/29/2014 02:04:50pm
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Ga. school system sued in Kendrick Johnson's gym mat death

Jacquelyn Johnson, center left, wipes a tear while speaking with her husband Kenneth, right, at a "Who Killed K.J." rally in memory of their son, Kendrick Johnson, the south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up wrestling mat in his school, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Atlanta. Benjamin Crump, rear left, and fellow lawyers for the parents of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson are calling on the governor to order a coroner's inquest. The body of Johnson was found Jan. 11, and sheriff's investigators concluded that he died in a freak accident. Johnson's parents insist someone must have killed him. (AP Photo/David Goldman)The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at school filed a wrongful death lawsuit against local school administrators Monday.


07/29/2014 11:46:29am
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Dozens dead in China attacks; Muslim leader calls for restraint

XinjiangBy Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police shot dead dozens of knife-wielding attackers on Monday morning after they staged assaults on two towns in the western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency said on Tuesday. A gang armed with knives had first attacked a police station and government offices in the town of Elixku, in Shache county, it said, quoting local police. The dead and injured include not just Uighurs but members of China's majority Han Chinese population, the report said. The U.S.-based Rebiya Kadeer, president of the exiled World Uyghur Congress, called for restraint, saying in a statement that she was worried "China will use this incident to step up repression, causing more people to lose their freedom." The attack took place at the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which officials had tried to get Muslims in Xinjiang to ignore, in an indication of what rights groups say is discrimination targeting the Uighurs.


07/29/2014 02:05:14pm
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Dems cash in on impeachment chatter

Speaker of the House John Boehner of Ohio, flanked by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., left, and incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, following a Republican strategy session. Boehner discussed various topics including that he dismisses suggestions that Republicans are planning to impeach President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Democrats have raised $7.6M since an anti-Obama lawsuit was announced in June.


07/29/2014 01:27:09pm
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Rat rampage at Paris' Louvre garden scares les touristes

A rat runs next to a Maillol Statue in The Tuileries gardens of the Louvre Muesum in Paris, France, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Rats have been on the rampage on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)PARIS (AP) — Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp onto the grass in broad daylight, defying sanitation workers and scaring tourists visiting the site.


07/29/2014 11:51:24am
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Cease-fire elusive as Gaza burns

A building within the port of Gaza is seen on fire after several strikes early on July 29, 2014Israel bombardment leaves scores dead on day 22 of conflict; Palestinian leaders say day-long truce on table.


07/29/2014 02:06:21pm
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White House: Delay climate change action, pay $150B a year

Delaying efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could cost the US $150 billion per year, the White House warnsDelaying efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could cost the US $150 billion per year, the White House warned Tuesday in a report on the economic consequences of inaction on climate change. "Although delaying action can reduce costs in the short run, on net, delaying action to limit the effects of climate change is costly," the report said. "A delay that results in warming of 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels, instead of 2 degrees, could increase economic damages by approximately 0.9 percent of global output," the report said. "These costs are not one-time, but are rather incurred year after year because of the permanent damage caused by increased climate change resulting from the delay," the report said.


07/29/2014 11:33:23am
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NCAA settles concussion lawsuit by creating $70 million fund

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2004 file photo, Bloomington High School running back Adrian Arrington tries to clear a pile of Providence Catholic defenders during the Class 6A championship football game in Champaign, Ill. Arrington, who later went on to play at Eastern Illinois in Charleston, is the lead plaintiff in a class-action head injury lawsuit working its way through federal court in Chicago. The NCAA and the plaintiffs announced a settlement on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/ Stephen Haas, File)CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports, The Associated Press has learned.


07/29/2014 09:12:16am
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Girl, 9, injured by plane that crashed on beach, has died

Inside the Frantic Moments After Florida Beach Plane CrashSARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Florida say a 9-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane that crash-landed on the beach where she was walking with her father.


07/29/2014 02:16:47pm
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Parents of slain Israeli teen speak out

Yahoo News Exclusive Interview with the Parents of Israeli Teen Gil-Ad ShaerThe parents of one of three teens murdered last month speak exclusively to Yahoo News.


07/28/2014 08:54:19pm
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Erase Strokes From Your Golf Game -- No Pencil Required


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Boomers Find Reason to Celebrate With Vacations


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Let's face it. For many people, getting older has less to do with chasing the almighty dollar, and more to do with enjoying special moments with friends and family. Highlighting this point is new research by AARP showing that many of America'

Stay Cool With a Ceiling Fan as Stylish as It Is Functional


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - No longer do you have to choose between comfort and design. Once thought of as purely utilitarian, today's ceiling fans offer sophisticated styling, designer finishes and glamorous accents. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA)

Shave Strokes off Your Golf Game -- Without the Eraser


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - "To shave strokes from your golf game, the only equipment you need is a good eraser." Although this phrase is uttered jokingly by many golfers, recreational golfers who've reached their plateau have had very few other options, until now. "I

Pop the Champagne Diamond for Your Seasonal Fashion Transition


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Are you still trying to find the perfect accessory to your summer-to-fall-transition fashion staples? The answer may be as simple as adding the color of one gemstone: champagne diamonds from Rio Tinto's Argyle Mine in Australia. "What we are