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U.S. pledges 3,000 troops to fight Ebola; experts say more needed

Health workers bring woman suspected of having contracted Ebola virus to an ambulance in front of a crowd in MonroviaBy James Harding Giahyue and Jeff Mason MONROVIA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has pledged to send 3,000 troops West Africa, using its military muscle to battle the biggest ever outbreak of Ebola by building treatment clinics and training health workers to halt the spread of the deadly virus. President Barack Obama is expected to outline the action later on Tuesday, his second announcement of a major military operation in two weeks after his declaration that Washington would bomb Islamic State fighters in the Middle East. The U.S. ...

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:13:27 -0400
Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

DENVER (AP) The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings are suing four online retailers they say sold ammunition, tear gas and equipment used in the attack.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:08:24 -0400
British Museum features 'golden age' of Ming China

In this Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 photo, a metal with enamels jar is seen at an exhibition entitled 'Ming 50 years that changed China' in British Museum in central London. Between AD 1400 and 1450, China was a global superpower run by one family  the Ming dynasty  who established Beijing as the capital and built the Forbidden City. The exhibition, running from Sept. 18, 2014 to Jan 5, 2015, will feature a range of these spectacular objects  including exquisite porcelain, gold, jewellery, furniture, paintings, sculptures and textiles  from museums across China and the rest of the world.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)LONDON (AP) Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time and that's just the vases. London's British Museum will open a major new exhibition on Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:06:08 -0400
U.N. chief urges nations to 'act decisively' on Islamic State

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged countries that are capable to take decisive action against Islamic State militants, who have taken over large swaths of Iraq and Syria. "I ... urge the international community, and those with the means, to act decisively and after sober reflection," Ban told reporters on the subject of Islamic State. "It is critical to keep at the forefront the protection of civilians." (Reporting by Louis Charbonneau)

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:01:48 -0400
Egypt says restoration of oldest pyramid on track

Building materials gather dust at the foot of the Djoser Pyramid in Saqqara, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. The restoration of the 4,600-year old pyramid has prompted controversy between the Ministry of Antiquities, activists and archaeologists including the new brick work at the base of the pyramid. (AP Photo/Samuel McNeil)SAQQARA, Egypt (AP) Egypt's antiquities minister has brought journalists inside a 4,600-year old pyramid to reject recent accusations of mismanagement at the site as false and "without evidence."

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:59:16 -0400
Transgender teenager in confinement case escapes

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A troubled transgender girl whose imprisonment in Connecticut without criminal charges raised an outcry among her advocates escaped from custody Tuesday, state officials said.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:58:09 -0400
Liverpool back as Champions League kicks off

Liverpool's players stretch during a training session in Liverpool, north-west England, on September 15, 2014, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League first-leg match against Ludogorets RazgradParis (AFP) - Liverpool's return to Champions League action for the first time in five years and Real Madrid's shaky start to the season dominate the start of the new battle for the elite European title on Tuesday.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:54:50 -0400
Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea and then spreading to another country and then two more nations with authorities being alternately alarmed or confident.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:51:09 -0400
OECD unveils proposals to curb corporate tax avoidance

A zoomed image of a computer screen showing the Amazon logo is seen in ViennaBy Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - New international tax rules proposed on Tuesday could eliminate structures that have allowed companies such as Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc to shave billions of dollars off their tax bills. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announced a series of measures that, if implemented by members, could stop companies from employing many commonly-used practices to shift profits into tax havens. ...

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:50:10 -0400
Judge changes but won't lift Ga. man's banishment

ATLANTA (AP) A Georgia man who was banned from most of the state for firing at a house is being allowed to live with his mother, but he can't leave the county.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:48:44 -0400
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