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Ebola Outbreak in West Africa Is Worst Ever

Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia have reported hundreds of cases since March this year and more than 1,000 deaths.


Islamic State Obliterating Cultural Landmarks in Mosul

Residents of Mosul have watched helplessly as extremists ruling the northern Iraqi city blew up some of their most beloved landmarks and shrines to impose a stark vision of Islam.


Eid al-Fitr Celebrations Mark End of Ramadan

Millions of Muslims across the world celebrated the first day of the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday on Monday to observe the end of the monthlong fast of Ramadan.


FAA Proposes to Fine Southwest Airlines $12 Million

The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.


Massive Jobs Fair for Returning Veterans

The problem of helping veterans enter a civilian workplace will only grow as more veterans than ever leave the Armed Services as part of the military drawdown.


Vancrest Assisted Living Project to Add 20 Jobs

Vancrest Health Care Centers broke ground on a $2 million project that will add 25 assisted living apartments to its facility in Urbana, Ohio.


Lightning Kills Man at Beach, Injures 12 Others

A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.


Shania Twain's Vegas residency ending after 110 shows

After two years and 110 shows, country musician Shania Twain is ending her residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.


'Guardians of the Galaxy ' Sequel Slated for 2017

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy hasn't even hit theaters yet and already the movie's sequel has been announced.


Obama: Offshore 'Tax Inversions' Are Unpatriotic

President Barack Obama says a loophole that lets companies dodge U.S. taxes by moving their headquarters overseas is unpatriotic.


Promises of Easier Nuclear Construction Fall Short

The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money. So far, it's not working.


Amazon Hiring on Calif.'s Central Coast

Amazon, the global online retailing giant, is growing its workforce in the pleasant coastal college town of San Luis Obispo, Calif.


Prison Workers Wanted

Although renovations at the Thomson, Ill., Correctional Center havent' begun yet, a few high-level management positions have already been filled.


Argentina, Creditors Remain Deadlocked

Argentina will default for the second time in 13 years if it's unable to reach a deal with the U.S. hedge funds before July 30.


CalPERS Still Profiting From Tainted Investments

A bribery scandal has been one of the darkest chapters in CalPERS history. It's also been rather profitable.


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