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Obama opposes travel ban to stop Ebola from spreading

 President Barack Obama said Thursday that he opposes issuing a travel ban to stop Ebola from spreading from West Africa into the United States, e

Biden's son discharged from Navy after testing positive for cocaine

 The Navy Reserve discharged Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter this year after he tested positive for cocaine, U.S.

First on CNN: Obama will name Ron Klain as Ebola Czar

President Barack Obama will appoint Ron Klain his "Ebola czar," knowledgeable sources tell CNN.

Train collision injures 44 on fall foliage ride in northwest Arkansas

 A scenic fall tour turned into a nightmare ride for passengers in northwest Arkansas on Thursday after a freight train and a passenger train coll

Germ-zapping robot Gigi sets its sights on Ebola

 Gigi the robot looks like a skinny, harmless cousin of R2-D2, but the machine is a cold-blooded killer for hire, a germ zapper that could become

MMA fighter War Machine attempts suicide in jail, report says

 Mixed martial arts fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver, who is accused of beating up his ex-girlfriend, tried to kill himself in a Las Vegas jail, autho

From a bridal shop to an Ebola ward: Who is Amber Vinson?

 Over the weekend, Amber Vinson was in Ohio to plan her wedding. Today, the 29-year-old nurse is hospitalized in Atlanta, fighting the Ebola virus. What a difference a few days can make.

Medical examiner releases Joan Rivers' cause of death

 Comedian Joan Rivers died of "therapeutic complications" during a procedure to evaluate her "voice changes" and stomach reflux, the New York medical examiner said Thursday.

Video: FL governor stalls debate over opponent's fan

 Florida Gov. Rick Scott refused to go onstage for the first seven minutes of a debate Wednesday night, because his opponent had a fan. No, not a rowdy supporter in the audience. An actual electric fan.

How to reduce the risk factors for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness month. Often referred to as SIDS, this condition is the leading cause of death among infants between one month and one year of age.