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WHO: Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international health emergency

Global health experts on Friday declared the Ebola epidemic ravaging West Africa an international health emergency that requires a coordinated global approach.<p>Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone are battling the Ebola virus, which has also spread to Nigeria. The virus has killed 961 people from the …

How We Should Remember John F. Kennedy

To honor his memory, it's important to place him in his era of bold optimism and hard realism—and alongside other great leaders of that era.<p>President John F. Kennedy once described himself as an “idealist without illusions.” Now in my 88th year as one of the dwindling number of surviving members of …

The Path to Better Photography

Ed Verosky is a professional photographer and author based in New York. In this article, Ed presents his recommended path to learning photography. If …

How to Travel the World for Free

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>We know, we know. You can't actually travel the world without paying for something along the way. But we've got a few ideas to help cut down on costs and ensure you'll have a more authentic adventure.<p><b>Barter your time and hard</b> …

80 Empowered Women Go Bare-Breasted in New York

While portrait photographer Jordan Matter may best be known for his uplifting series <i>Dancers Among Us</i>, a collection of photographs of dancers leaping on city streets, it's his portraits of over 80 bare-breasted women that will have you talking today. Over the course of six years, Matter asked women …

Self-Acceptance

18-Foot Oarfish Livens Up A 'Leisurely Snorkel' In California

A snorkeler off the coast of California found more than she bargained for on the ocean floor Sunday, when she saw the large eyes of an 18-foot fish staring back at her. It turned out to be a dead oarfish, a mysterious creature known to live in waters thousands of feet deep.<p>The discovery at the …

Whistleblower gets record $14 million payout from SEC

Regulators said Tuesday they had given a record $14 million reward to a whistleblower whose information led to an enforcement action by the Securities and Exchange Commission that recovered “substantial investor funds.”<p>The SEC did not identify the case or the company that was sanctioned because the …

The World’s First 3-D Scanner For iPad Is Blowing Up On Kickstarter

If you need more convincing than the extensive testimonials in the Structure’s Kickstarter video, consider its crowdfunding progress: Since launching …

Crowd Funding

How to Create Reflections in Photoshop

Great reflections can really make an image. The problem is, that like buses, there is never one when you need one. Of course these days it is …

Uncertain path forward after Obama makes his case

President Barack Obama took his case for military action in Syria to a skeptical American public Tuesday evening, asserting the need to keep pressure on the regime of Bashar Assad even as he asked Congress to delay a vote on the matter while his administration pursues a diplomatic path.<p>"Our ideals …

Physical money costs Americans more than $200 billion each year, so why bother?

For a case study of doing business in cash, look no further than America’s fledgling marijuana industry, which typically can’t access the official financial system. Conflicts between federal and state law over the legality of the marijuana trade are minefields for any bank holding money for a …

Cannabis Industry

Voyager probe 'leaves Solar System'

<b>The Voyager-1 spacecraft has become the first manmade object to leave the Solar System.</b><p>Scientists say the probe's instruments indicate it has moved beyond the bubble of hot gas from our Sun and is now moving in the space between the stars.<p>Launched in 1977, Voyager was sent initially to study the …

Astronomy

A Map Of America's Future: Where Growth Will Be Over The Next Decade

The world’s biggest and most dynamic economy derives its strength and resilience from its geographic diversity. Economically, at least, America is not a single country. It is a collection of seven nations and three quasi-independent city-states, each with its own tastes, proclivities, resources and …

Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria

WASHINGTON — The<p>Senatetook a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war.<p>President Obama, who announced Saturday that he would …

Middle East

Liberal groups hit Obama on Syria

Barack Obama has a problem on the left.<p>As the White House seeks to marshal bipartisan support for military intervention in Syria, leading members of the coalition of anti-war groups that advocated for pullback from Iraq and Afghanistan have finally weighed in against the president.<p>On Wednesday, two …

Muslim Brotherhood Newspaper 'Freedom And Justice' Targeted During Egypt's Military Crackdown

By Maggie Fick<p>CAIRO, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Whenever Muslim Brotherhood journalist Islam Tawfiq files a story about the group's struggle for survival for its newspaper Freedom and Justice, he fears his Internet address will tip off state security agents to his whereabouts.<p>Thousands of Brotherhood …

Syrian Electronic Army Denies Being Attacked By Anonymous

After a series of digital attacks on news organizations by the Syrian Electronic Army hacker group, members of hacktivist collective Anonymous may have struck back by swiping SEA data and publishing personal information of purported SEA members. But the SEA, which supports Syrian President Bashar …

Pressure mounts as Obama tries to gather support for strikes - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> while critics tend to be more vocal than supporters in this, and we just saw some of that, all of this is adding pressure on the president to take his case directly to the american people , even as he takes the case to the world stage. tonight he's in sweden where he said today it wasn't just …

Chuck Todd

Report: Syrian Hospitals Flooded With Thousands Suffering From Chemical Attack Symptoms

Doctors Without Borders, or Médecins Sans Frontières, has been collaborating with medical providers inside Syria since 2012, and provided drugs, medical equipment, and other support. According to a press release, three hospitals in Damascus reported receiving approximately 3,600 patients, 355 of …

Found! 3 super-Earth planets that could support alien life

The habitable zone of a nearby star is filled to the brim with planets that could support alien life, scientists announced Tuesday.<p>An international team of scientists found three potentially habitable planets around the star Gliese 667C, a star 22 light-years from Earth that is orbited by at least …