Obama Presses Leaders to Speed Ebola Response  

NY Times By : Staff Reporting

President Obama on Tuesday challenged world powers to accelerate the global response to the Ebola outbreak that is ravaging West Africa, warning that unless health care workers, medical equipment and treatment centers were swiftly deployed, the disease could take hundreds of thousands of lives.

“This epidemic is going to get worse before it gets better..." - Full Article


Obama to Get Briefing on Military Plan against Islamic State  

VOA By : Staff Reporting

President Barack Obama is due to get a briefing Wednesday on "operational details" of a military campaign to combat Islamic State militants.

The president will meet with General Lloyd Austin, the head of U.S. Central Command, to discuss the ongoing effort to build an international coalition to meet his stated goal of degrading and destroying the Islamic State group that has taken over parts of Iraq and Syria. - Full Article


Obama to announce expanded plan to fight Ebola  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

President Obama on Tuesday will announce an expansion of a $763 million U.S. plan to help West Africa nations fight the spread of the Ebola virus, officials said Monday night.

Adding to an existing project, the project calls for more doctors and health care providers; more portable hospitals laboratories, and medical supplies; and increased training for first responders and other medical officials. - Full Article


Oscar Pistorius trial: Why culpable homicide, not murder  

BBC By : Staff Reporting

The state argued that Mr Pistorius had had an argument with Ms Steenkamp, after which he deliberately shot her dead.

The judge ruled this had not been proved, as there was only circumstantial evidence of an argument - uncorroborated witnesses' statements. - Full Article


Scott Brown Tries to Win Over Female Voters by Giving Them Plaques  

New York Magazine By : Margaret Hartmann

Former Massachusetts senator and current New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown has a problem: If he doesn't start attracting more female voters, he's going to become the first man to lose two Senate races to two women.

Democrat Jeanne Shaheen, the state's former governor and current senator, has a 14-point lead among women, according to a recent poll, despite the fact that Brown can wear the heck out of a sweater. - Full Article


Law Enforcement Official Sent Copy of Ray Rice Tape to NFL Executive in April  

ABC News By : Staff Reporting

If the AP Source is correct Roger Goodell should be fired for incompetence, but it won't come on the heels of Terry O'Neill demanding it. The issue of sweeping domestic violence under the rug predates Goodell by a long shot. There's too much hypocrisy at many many levels here

AP Source: Law enforcement official sent copy of Ray Rice tape to NFL executive in April.


Congress probes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Ray Rice case  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

Twelve House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Democrats sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Wednesday demanding "the highest level of transparency" concerning how the league investigated the Ray Rice domestic violence incident.

Goodell made clear in interviews Tuesday night with USA TODAY Sports and CBS that he does not feel his job is in jeopardy. - Full Article


France Ready to Participate in Iraq Airstrikes  

Time By : Staff Reporting

France’s foreign minister said Wednesday his country is ready to take part in airstrikes against extremist fighters in Iraq if needed.

Laurent Fabius called for international mobilization against “this transnational danger that could reach all the way to our soil.” - Full Article


Obama says he has the authority he needs for strikes  

USA Today By : Staff Reporting

President Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday that he "has the authority he needs" to take action against the jihadist group known as the Islamic State, the White House said.

Obama, who addresses the nation Wednesday night, outlined a plan that includes continued U.S. air strikes, counter-terrorism actions, aid from other nations, and military training and assistance to moderates in Iraq and Syria... - Full Article


Chinese Supersonic Sub Could Get From China to California in 2 Hours  

Mashable By : Stan Schroeder

Shanghai to San Francisco is a trek that takes nearly 12 hours by plane. Imagine that transatlantic trip taking just two hours.

The feat could be achieved with a new supersonic submarine, but this one doesn’t look like your typical sub.

It more closely resembles a torpedo; its unusual shape helps... - Full Article


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