Liberia reopens slum barricaded due to Ebola

SFGate - MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Crowds are cheering and celebrating in the streets after Liberian authorities reopened a slum where tens of thousands of people were barricaded amid the country's Ebola outbreak. Information Minister Lewis Brown says lifting the ...

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Quarantine for Ebola Lifted in Liberia Slum

New York Times - MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberia's government announced Friday night that it would lift an Ebola quarantine on a large slum here in the capital, 10 days after attempts to cordon off the neighborhood from the rest of the city sparked deadly clashes and fueled ...

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Ukraine, Iraq, Gaza and Ebola on European Council agenda today

Irish Examiner - The Taoiseach Enda Kenny is in Brussels today for a special meeting of the European Council to discuss international developments in Ukraine, Iraq and Gaza. The election of the next president of the European Council will also take place today, to replace ...

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S&P 500 closes at record high, up for 4th week

USA TODAY - Stocks rose Friday as the S&P 500 closed at another record high and had its best August since 2000. The Dow and S&P have posted gains for four weeks in a row. Trading was light ahead of the Labor Day holiday weekend and gains were kept in check as ...

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Study finds experimental drug shows promise in fighting Ebola

Boston Globe - A new study provides strong evidence that the experimental drug given to two American aid workers stricken with Ebola in Africa really works and could make a difference in the current outbreak if more of it could be produced. In the study, all 18 monkeys ...

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S&P 500 closes August at record high despite rising Ukraine, overseas concerns

WallStreet OTC - The US stocks closed August at a strong note on Friday (August 29), with the S&P 500 setting a new record by posting a modest gain on closing day of the month amid the rising crisis in Ukraine and overseas concerns helped extend a rally. The broad-market ...

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Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa is an 'emotional wreck' as she waits for news

Daily Mail - Joan Rivers' daughter is an 'emotional wreck' as she waits for news about her mother after the acerbic comedienne was placed in a medically-induced coma on Thursday. Melissa Rivers, dashed from LA to New York and arrived at the hospital at 8pm and ...

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Venus Williams loses to Sara Errani at US Open

Baltimore Sun - Venus Williams was eliminated Friday in the U.S. Open women's singles, in a three-set match that was strange and compelling. The winner was Sara Errani of Italy, a feisty, small doubles player who turned out to be just feisty enough in her 6-0, 0-6, 7-6 (5) ...

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Angelina Jolie's Ex-GF, Jenny Shimizu, Gets Engaged

Chinatopix - Actress Angelina Jolie once said that she would have married her former girlfriend, model-actress Jenny Shimizu, if hadn't instead tied the knot with her first husband, "Elementary" actor Jonny Lee Miller. Although Jolie and Shimizu weren't fated to wed, the ...

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Wall Street Tilts to the Upside Amid Consumer Data

Fox Business - U.S. stocks edged up Friday, with the S&P 500 eyeing its best August performance in 14 years. Investors are awaiting readings on Chicago-area business conditions and consumer sentiment, both due shortly after the opening bell. Ahead of the bell, the ...

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Project Wing is Google's drone-based goods delivery system

BetaNews - Drones tend to be associated with surveillance and crowd control, but Google is the latest firm to express an interest in using the unmanned machines as a delivery service. Facebook has previously talked about using drones to "deliver the internet to ...

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Sumlin's QB puts on show in first A&M start

Houston Chronicle - COLUMBIA, S.C. - Kevin Sumlin helped coach Drew Brees and Sam Bradford as an assistant at Purdue and Oklahoma, and Case Keenum and Johnny Manziel set records at Houston and Texas A&M with Sumlin as a coach. But all four marquee quarterbacks ...

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Fiat clears major hurdle for merger with Chrysler

Detroit Free Press - Fiat's merger creating a single, global automaker, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has cleared its biggest remaining hurdle. The Italian automaker said Friday that shareholders asking for cash rather than shares in the new combined company will not exceed a ...

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Washington state to suspend wolf hunt this weekend

Chron.com - SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife will suspend its hunt for three more members of the Huckleberry wolf pack over the Labor Day weekend, and whether it will resume is unclear in a state where the animals are ...

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Consumer spending dips 0.1 percent - Longview News

Journal - WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending fell in July, with a drop in auto purchases accounting for most of the weakness. Income growth also slowed. Consumer spending edged down 0.1 percent last month after a 0.4 percent increase in June, the ...

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Papua New Guinea's Tavurvur Volcano Erupts

ABC News - Papua New Guinea's Tavurvur volcano spewed smoke and ash into the air today, with residents in the South Pacific nation evacuated and flights disrupted. Communities near the volcano were evacuated, while residents of the town of Rabaul were advised to ...

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At Democratic fundraiser in Newport, Obama calls for a better Congress

The Providence Journal - 8.29.2014 President Obama greeted onlookers after arriving at T.F. Green Airport Friday evening on his way to a Democratic fundraiser in Newport. The Providence Journal/Steve Szydlowski. 1, of, 20, Next Image. By Tom Mooney. Tom Mooney The ...

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Kraft recalls some American Singles cheese

Philly.com - NORTHFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Kraft voluntarily recalled 7,691 cases of its American Singles cheese product Friday because an ingredient was stored improperly by a supplier. The food maker said that, while unlikely, the product may spoil prematurely or cause a ...

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Iceland's volcano ash alert lifted

BBC News - An eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano that briefly threatened flights has ended, local officials say. The fissure eruption at the Holuhraun lava field north of the Vatnajokull glacier stopped at 04:00 GMT on Friday. Before lifting air travel curbs, the ...

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Travel ban to Ebola affected countries, UK officials say

BBC News - The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office says all travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia should be avoided - unless essential, due to the Ebola outbreak. British Airways has suspended flights to Sierra Leone and Liberia and other airlines are taking ...

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Judge Rejects Texas Stricture on Abortions

New York Times - Whole Woman's Health in McAllen, Tex., has not been able to perform abortions since October. Credit Jennifer Whitney for The New York Times. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story. Continue reading the main story Share This ...

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Nintendo Debuts 'New' 3DS, 3DS XL

PC Magazine - The updated consoles feature a new joystick, two additional shoulder buttons, and some internal changes. 0shares. New Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL · VIEW ALL PHOTOS IN GALLERY. Nintendo used today's Nintendo Direct for Japan to unveil some major ...

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Kenny Football: Hill Surpasses Manziel's Mark

Black Press USA - Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill (7) runs as South Carolina linebacker Sharrod Golightly (9) defends during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt). PETE IACOBELLI ...

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Oklahoma State football: Three factors that could lead to a Cowboy upset against ...

NewsOK.com - With kickoff at AT&T stadium less than 24 hours away, the focus has changed to the ultimate unknown.Can the Cowboys dethrone the Seminoles? by Kyle Fredrickson Published: August 29, 2014. Advertisement ...

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Palmer Opens With a 63 to Lead Deutsche Bank

ABC News - Ryan Palmer would not have guessed this would be his lowest round of the year, at least not the way it started. He pulled his tee shot left into a hazard. After a penalty drop, he went just over the green some 40 feet from the flag, and still had 4 feet left just to ...

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Say hello to Sparky: Building site of massive galaxy construction

Tech Times - A young massive star factory called GOODS-N-774 is forming stars at a furious rate, and could provide astronomers with a look at how giant galaxies formed in the earliest days of galactic births. (Photo : NASA and ESA ). Sparky, also called GOODS-N-774, ...

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SEC says Vandy can't wear 'Anchor Down' jerseys

MiamiHerald.com - NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Southeastern Conference says miscommunication led to Vanderbilt wearing jerseys that violated NCAA uniform regulations and that the Commodores have agreed not to wear the "Anchor Down" slogan again. The SEC issued a ...

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Raiders' rookie QB Derek Carr's strong start could take him far

SFGate - There is a very good chance that Matt Schaub's sore elbow won't be getting any better this week. Rookie Derek Carr led the Raiders on four straight touchdown drives to open the game Thursday night, a 41-31 win over the Seahawks at O.co Coliseum.

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Avago price targets raised on strong results

Boston Globe - Continue reading below. Wall Street analysts raised their price targets for Avago Technologies, which surged following a better-than-expected profit report. No less than 10 analysts raised their price targets, according to FactSet. Avago reported third-quarter ...

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Google Nexus 5: A rough comparision of Technical ...

StreetWise Tech - Retaining your smart-device up so far is constantly a vital role evaluate these intelligent gadgets in cam, specifications, prices, battery and screen and when possessing one, now we go over. An avid smart device consumer should restart there phone one or ...

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Former Fresno resident charged with infecting another person with HIV

Fresno Bee - A former Fresno resident is accused of intentionally infecting a San Diego man with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Thomas Miguel Guerra, 29, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in San Diego Superior Court on an amended complaint that he violated a ...

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'Porn filming moratorium' lifted in L. A post HIV case being proved 'false'

Business Standard - The advocacy group for the adult film industry has lifted the porn filming moratorium in Los Angeles area as a porn performer's HIV test proved to be a false positive. According to the Free Speech Coalition's statement, the porn performer's private and ...

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US STOCKS-Wall St loses ground on Ukraine worry; data curbs losses

Reuters - ... * Russian troops in Ukraine spur concern. * U.S. GDP revised higher in Q2, jobless claims fall. * Banks in focus after reports of cyber attacks. * Indexes down: Dow 0.25 pct, S&P 0.17, Nasdaq 0.26 pct (Adds background on Ukraine, economic data, updates ...

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Ukraine conflict, disappointing earnings reports weigh on stocks - Tribune

Review - Stocks ended slightly lower on Thursday, marking their first loss in a week of record highs. The escalating conflict in Ukraine, disappointing retail earnings and profit outlooks combined to weigh down the market, eclipsing some good news on the economy and ...

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Big Brother recap: King of Hearts

Entertainment Weekly - Team America dissolves after the heart of the game gets ripped out. Plus, genuine emotion! Ep. 29 | Aired Aug 28, 2014. Marc Snetiker on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:12PM. ICE ICE BABY A carefree Caleb strikes a happy facial expression as some dude tries to put ...

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3 cat 6 - Best Features and Specs Comparison

The Fuse Joplin - LG G3 cat 6 and the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are two amazing smartphones bundled with outstanding features. Both are providing great functions and it is hard to choose which one is the best. Here is a short comparison between the two devices ...

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McDonald's Says Russian Agency Is Inspecting 100 Restaurants

Bloomberg - McDonald's Corp. (MCD), facing mounting scrutiny from Russia's consumer-safety agency, said more than 100 of its restaurants are now being inspected in the country following the forced closing of 12 locations. McDonald's temporarily shut four restaurants in ...

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The real ALS challenge

Times of India - How well do you know the disease that celebs are willing to catch a cold to beat? Abhishek Bachchan has taken it. The dishy Sidharth Malhotra has taken it. Heck, even British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has taken it. Over the last few weeks one celebrity ...

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Tesla Expanding China Power Network

Wall Street Journal - The move sent Tesla's shares to a record high on Friday. The stock rose as high as $272 during the day before finishing up 2% at $269.70 in 4 p.m. trading. As part of the agreement, Tesla will build 400 charging outlets at China Unicom retail stores in 120 ...

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Manatee Could Lose Endangered Status after Federal Review

Auto World News - A Florida manatee with its back covered in barnacles rises to the surface for air in the waters of Manatee Park in Fort Myers, Fl., on Dec. 27, 2013. (Photo : Reuters). The manatee could be bumped from the endangered species list for the first time since it was ...

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Apple may change how you pay for pizza

MarketWatch - NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Apple is reportedly working with Dutch chipmaker NXP to add secure, short-range wireless technology into future iPhones. This means the tech darling, known for shaking up entire sectors, is gearing up to change how you pay ...

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Baseball: Angels earn key victory in shutout

Coos Bay World - ANAHEIM, Calif. — Jered Weaver outpitched Jon Lester, Albert Pujols hit his 516th career homer and the Los Angeles Angels beat Oakland 4-0 Friday night, extending their AL West lead over the A's to three games. A night after the Angels edged the Athletics ...

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11 of 24 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua

USA TODAY - BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) — The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine in northern Nicaragua have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more, officials said. The men walked out of the mine on their own ...

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Eight things you need to know from Thursday's CFB games

NFL.com - Sophomore Kenny Hill was named the Aggies' successor to Johnny Manziel just a week ago, but looked like a three-year veteran in thrashing South Carolina on the road Thursday night, 52-28. He threw for 511 yards, breaking Manziel's school record in his ...

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Study Provides Insights into the Disappearance of Paleo-Eskimo, Dorset ... - Dumb

Out - For a long time researchers have investigated the disappearance of the Dorset people, a group of Paleo-Eskimos, residing in parts of Canada and Siberia, with a lineage tracing 5,000 years who died out suddenly over a period of decades, 700 years ago.

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No. 18 Arizona State runs away in win over Weber State

USA TODAY - TEMPE, Ariz. -- Let's face it: Waiting your turn is not popular in sports. Not at the college level. Not when it's easier to transfer and start over. No. 18 Arizona State flexed its star power in Thursday night's 45-14 season-opening win over lower-division Weber ...

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Wanda Group Joins Forces with Baidu and Tencent to Establish World's Biggest ...

MarketWatch - SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wanda Group, Baidu and Tencent announced today at a signing ceremony held in Shenzhen, that they will establish the "Wanda E-commerce Company", a Hong Kong registered joint venture. The JV will ...

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Tiny Mites On Your Face Act As Moisturizers

Chinatopix - (Photo : Yourwildlife.org) This is what the face mites look like as presented under a microscope. share on facebook. share on twitter. Before you all get paranoid, you need to read the whole story to understand what these mites are and what they can do to your ...

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Retailer Results and Russia Send Markets Down, Barely

New York Times - Financial markets ended slightly lower Thursday, for their first loss in a week of nominal highs. The escalating conflict in Ukraine, along with disappointing earnings and profit outlooks from retailers, combined to weigh down the market, eclipsing some good ...

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Journal Retracts Paper that Questioned CDC Autism Study

TIME - Earlier in August, the journal Translational Neurodegeneration, an open access, peer-reviewed journal, published a re-analysis of a 2004 paper published in Pediatrics that looked at MMR vaccines and autism. The re-analysis of the data, by biochemical ...

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