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Stunning Night Sky Photos by Stargazers for September 2014

Milky Way Over San Pedro de Atacama<p>Credit: William Praniski<p>The summer night sky can be a wonderland for amateur astronomers and seasoned …

Astronomy

As Gas Prices Drop, Hybrid Sales Shift Into Low Gear

The recent drop in gas prices may be good for consumers, but it's not such good news for hybrid car sales.<p>Even before gas prices started to slide, hybrid sales were falling — all while sales of trucks, SUVs and luxury sedans have been on the rise.<p>That relationship between gas prices and sales is …

Canada commits $30-million more to fight against Ebola

As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to worsen, the federal government is doubling its financial commitment to help get the situation under control.<p>Federal Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced Friday that the government will contribute an additional $30-million in aid that will go …

Here's Who's Blaming Who for Ebola

<b>Correction appended at 8:35 p.m. ET</b><p>The Ebola crisis in Texas has resulted in the death of one patient, the infection of two health care workers, and …

Disease

Chobani Founder Hamdi Ulukaya: 'Elevate Yourself' Above Common Sense | Inc.com

How did Hamdi Ulukaya go from being the owner of a decrepit yogurt plant in upstate New York to the CEO of billion-dollar behemoth Chobani?<p>Here's a hint: Sometimes, Ulukaya said, common sense is no help. "You have to find a way to elevate yourself to be above common sense," he said, speaking to an …

Common Sense

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 an important weapon in the fight against Ebola.<p>After being wheeled into patient rooms at St. Joseph Hospital, humans clear out, and Gigi begins popping …

Drifting Russian fuel ship is towed away from Canada coast

<b>Canadian coast guards have attached a tow line to a Russian container ship drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia.</b><p>The Simushir cargo ship is carrying hundreds of tons of fuel, prompting fears it could run aground and cause a spill along the pristine coast.<p>A Canadian ship is now …

Haida Gwaii

US economy rebounds after GDP growth revised up

GDP grew at 4.2% for the second quarter, topping initial estimate and beating forecasts, Commerce Department confirms<p>The US economy rebounded more strongly than first believed in the second quarter, the Commerce Department announced Thursday.<p>Gross domestic product – the broadest measure of the …

Jets land wideout Percy Harvin

The Seattle Seahawks have traded wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets.<p>Seattle will receive a conditional draft pick in 2015, which will be …

Football (U.S.)