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White House seeking to reverse New York, New Jersey's Ebola quarantine orders: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is pressuring the governors of New York and New Jersey to reverse their orders imposing a quarantine on all medical workers returning from West Africa who had contacts with Ebola patients, the New York Times reported on Sunday. Show More Summary

Thirty adolescents abducted in northeast Nigeria: local chief

Around 30 adolescents -- some of them girls aged as young as 11 -- have been abducted in northeast Nigeria over the weekend by suspected Boko Haram rebels, a local village chief said.

George P. Bush says dad 'moving forward' on 2016

Jeb Bush is "moving forward" on a potential 2016 White House run and it appears more likely he'll enter the Republican race. That's the opinion of his son, who's running for office in Texas.

U.N. climate change draft sees risks of irreversible damage

Climate change may have "serious, pervasive and irreversible" impacts on human society and nature, according to a draft U.N. report due for approval this week.

Fauci: Quarantine can have unintended consequences

Mandatory 21-day quarantines on health care workers returning from Ebola-ravaged West Africa can have the unintended consequence of discouraging them from volunteering, a top federal health official said.

U.S. envoy Power arrives in West Africa

By Michelle Nichols CONAKRY (Reuters) - The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, arrived in Guinea's capital Conakry on Sunday to see first hand how the global response is failing to stop the deadly spread of Ebola in West Africa. Show More Summary

Waiting on Jeb: Will another Bush run for the White House in 2016?

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Jeb Bush's flirtation with a possible run for the White House in 2016 has been so low key that some in his party aren't convinced he's prepared to take on the challenge.     The former...Show More Summary

Steenkamp was about to leave Pistorius, says mother

The mother of Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend believes that her daughter was about to leave the disgraced athlete when he shot her dead in what a South African judge ruled to be culpable homicide. June Steenkamp -- mother of 29-year-old...Show More Summary

U.S. envoy arrives in West Africa to see how world is failing in Ebola fight

By Michelle Nichols CONAKRY (Reuters) - The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, arrived in Guinea's capital Conakry on Sunday on a mission to see first hand how the global response is failing to stop the deadly spread of Ebola in West Africa. Show More Summary

25 eurozone banks fail ECB financial health check 

Twenty-five eurozone banks out of a total 130 failed a crunch new financial health check by the European Central Bank, data showed on Sunday. The banks showed a combined capital shortfall of 25 billion euros (about $31 billion), according to the ECB audit or Asset Quality Review, which also showed that the book value of banks' assets needed to be adjusted by 48 billion euros.

Search for answers after Washington state school rampage

By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Members of the Tulalip Tribes community in Washington state say they are trying to comprehend how a life-long friendship among sports-loving cousins ended with one of them gunning down the other two, along with three female friends, in their high school cafeteria. Show More Summary

U.S. diplomat travels to West Africa as Ebola quarantine moves take hold

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations embarked on a trip to West Africa, new rules in three U.S. states mandating quarantine for health workers returning from the Ebola-stricken region drew criticism, even as some U.S. Show More Summary

Ukraine votes to overhaul parliament

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament, overhauling a legislature tainted by its association with ousted President Viktor Yanukovych.

NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?

CLIVE, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, returning to Iowa to headline one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar, criticized President Barack Obama in a fiery speech Saturday night that sounded like the early makings of a presidential pitch.

U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola calls treatment 'frenzy of disorganization'

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules,...Show More Summary

Suspect in two California deputy deaths charged with murder, carjacking

(Reuters) - A Utah man was charged with carrying out a crime spree in Sacramento that killed two California sheriff's deputies and wounded a third, law enforcement officials said on Saturday. A fourth victim, a motorist who was shot in the head, remained hospitalized Saturday, officials said. Show More Summary

Dalai Lama visits Alabama church at center of civil rights movement

By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - The Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet, visited one of America’s sacred sanctuaries on Saturday, touring the church where four African-American girls were killed in a 1963 bombing that galvanized the civil rights movement. Show More Summary

Washington state teen shooter's family living in 'nightmare'

By Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Relatives of a Washington state teen accused of a high school shooting rampage said on Saturday that they were living in a "nightmare" and struggling to understand why the boy targeted his two cousins and several friends before killing himself. Show More Summary

U.S. envoy travels to Ebola-stricken West Africa

By Michelle Nichols WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is traveling to Guinea on Sunday and will also visit Liberia and Sierra Leone, making the trip despite calls by some U.S. lawmakers for a travel ban on the three West African countries worst-affected by Ebola. Show More Summary

Complex probe follows killing of deputies

Authorities search for answers after an attack leaves two California officers dead.

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