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Updates with new quotes and background UN calls Ebola a threat to international peace

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called the Ebola outbreak in Africa “a threat to international peace and security” Thursday and urged the world to provide health experts, field hospitals and medical supplies to combat the rapidly accelerating and deadly virus. A resolution adopted unanimously by the U.N.’s most powerful body at an [...]

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Updates with Mexico Human Rights Commission investigating

ARCELIA, Mexico (AP) — A woman says she saw Mexican soldiers shoot and kill her 15-year-old daughter after a confrontation with a suspected drug gang even though the teenager was lying wounded on the ground. Twenty others also were shot and killed in rural southern Mexico after they surrendered and were disarmed, the mother told [...]

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‘Genius grant’ winner Bechdel has memoir coming

NEW YORK (AP) — MacArthur Foundation “genius” Alison Bechdel is not about to rest. The author and cartoonist has a deal for a graphic memoir, “The Secret to Superhuman Strength.” Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Wednesday that the book is due in 2017 and focuses on the various exercise fads Bechdel has followed. Bechdel, 54, is known for [...]

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Israeli museum unveils ancient Jewish prayer book

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli museum on Thursday unveiled what it says in the oldest known Jewish prayer book in the world, dating back to the 9th century A.D. The prayer book, about 10 centimeters (four inches) long and seven centimeters wide, is written in Hebrew, contains about 50 pages, and is still in its original binding. It [...]

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Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

  DENVER (AP) — The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video gamecompany and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York’s Long Island claimed to have killed his mother [...]

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‘NBA 2K15′ drafts 3-D face mapping for latest game

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — “NBA 2K15″ is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new way to put players in the game. The developers of the interactive basketball franchise are adding the option for gamers to digitally graft lifelike 3-D renditions of their faces onto virtual players in the series’ latest installment, set for [...]

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Nicholas McDonald named Tom Joyner Hercules Scholar

  Nicholas McDonald, a future talk show host, multi-million dollar entrepreneur and preacher, is this week’s Hercules Scholar as announced by Tom Joyner on his Morning Show, Thursday, Sept. 18. You can listen to a repeat of the announcement at http://www.tjms.com/stream/. Nicholas will receive a $1500 scholarship from the Tom Joyner Foundation as part of [...]

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Married couple convicted of health care fraud

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The owner of a health care business and his wife have been convicted of health care fraud. A federal jury convicted W. Wayne Perry and Angela Perry in Norfolk on Tuesday, Sept. 16. According to court records, Wayne Perry was the owner and operator of the Norfolk-based Community Personal Care, which provided home [...]

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Brazil election may change diplomatic direction

  SAO PAULO (AP) — More than a decade of Workers Party rule has seen Brazil prioritize ties with its leftist regional neighbors, from helping muscle socialist Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc to financing a billion-dollar transformation of an industrial port in Cuba. But if President Dilma Rousseff fails to fight off the surging [...]

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Venezuela’s newest shortage: breast implants

  CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job. Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong size or made in China, with less rigorous quality [...]

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Nontraditional students are the new tradition

  By: Stephanie Cousins Traditionally, students that enter college are usually around the age of 18 and are fresh out of high school. Those students are eager to learn and make friends and participate in every social event on campus. They also have the opportunity to stay in the dormitory and survive off meal plans [...]

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