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Roughly half-dozen seriously injured after Indiana tour bus crash

(Reuters) - Roughly a half-dozen people were seriously injured after a double-decker tour bus heading from Atlanta to Chicago crashed outside of Indianapolis early on Tuesday morning, state police said. Indiana State Police SergeantShow More Summary

North Korean leader reappears publicly with cane

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After vanishing from the public eye for nearly six weeks, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back, ending rumors that he was gravely ill, deposed or worse.

Doctor gives blood for Ebola-infected Dallas nurse

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas nurse who caught Ebola while treating a Liberian patient who died of the disease has received a plasma transfusion donated by a doctor who beat the virus.

Powerful earthquake strikes off El Salvador, one dead

By Nelson Renteria SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck late on Monday off the coast of El Salvador and Nicaragua and was felt across Central America, killing at least one person, but there were no immediate reports of major damage. Show More Summary

Two killed as storms move across southern United States

BIRMINGHAM Al (Reuters) - Two people were killed and at least four were injured on Monday as a strong storm swept across several southern U.S. states, officials said. A 75-year-old woman was killed about 45 miles (72 km) outside Birmingham, Alabama, when high wind brought a tree down on her trailer, said Walker County coroner J.C. Show More Summary

Alaska gay couples apply for marriage licenses after judge drops ban

By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska officials began accepting marriage license applications from gay couples on Monday, even as the state sought to appeal a weekend ruling by a federal judge that struck down the state ban's on same-sex nuptials. Show More Summary

U.S. needs to rethink Ebola infection controls, says CDC chief

By Lisa Maria Garza and Terry Wade DALLAS (Reuters) - Medical experts need to rethink how highly infectious diseases are handled in the United States, a U.S. health official said on Monday, after a Dallas nurse contracted Ebola despite wearing protective gear while caring for a dying Liberian patient. Show More Summary

Ebola survivor donates plasma to sick Dallas nurse

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas nurse who has Ebola has been given plasma to fight the virus taken from the blood of a doctor who beat the disease.

State media: N. Korea leader Kim appears in public with walking stick

By Tony Munroe and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, using a cane for support, visited a housing development, state media reported on Tuesday, ending a lengthy absence from public view that had fueled speculation over his health and grip on power in the secretive country. Show More Summary

Iran's president says nuclear deal with West 'certain'

Hassan Rouhani says he believes it could be achieved by a November 24 deadline.

N. Korea's Kim reappears after extended absence

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un has made his first public appearance in more than a month, with state media on Tuesday reporting a visit to a new housing complex in Pyongyang.

Push for legal pot reaches new terrain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates for racial justice are pushing to legalize marijuana in the nation's capital.

U.S. Army says it faces huge equipment, training risks with budget cuts

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army warned on Monday that mandatory budget cuts due to resume in fiscal 2016 would be devastating to a service that is already facing huge risks as it tries to keep forces ready for battle, replace aging equipment and respond to crises around the world. Show More Summary

Storms Vongfong, Hudhud hammer Japan, India; mass evacuations

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Rescue workers and soldiers cleared uprooted trees and electrical poles blocking roads in eastern India on Monday after a tropical cyclone killed at least 24 people and demolished tens of thousands of mud hut...

3-state storm leaves one dead, four hurt; tornadoes expected

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A powerful storm system swept across Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma, killing at least one person and injuring four others, emergency officials said, as millions of people were in the path of hurricane-force winds and possible tornadoes later Monday.

Speculation continues: Where is N. Korea's Kim?

Leader of the secretive country is nowhere to be seen. But no real signs of a coup, or death, have appeared.

Death of British Internet 'troll' prompts debate on worldwide issue

London (AFP) - The death of a British woman accused of a vicious campaign of online abuse against the parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann has ignited debate over the growing scourge of Internet "trolls".

Watching U.S. health care workers for Ebola

After one infected caring for patient in U.S. hospital despite protective gear, monitoring intensifies.

Frenchman Jean Tirole wins Nobel economics prize

French economist Jean Tirole won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for research on market power and regulation that has helped policy-makers understand how to deal with industries dominated by a few...

In Iowa, Ready for Hillary builds a list and hopes for the best

The business of building a list of Hillary Clinton supporters is only the first step to avoiding the mistakes of 2008.

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