The Brief

A girl suspected of having Ebola lies on a sidewalk, where her aunt left her after she was unable to get help, in Monrovia, Liberia, Aug. 31, 2014.
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U.S. Gears Up for Ebola Fight

On Tuesday, President Obama will announce more efforts by the U.S. to lead a global battle against the spread of the deadly virus. Obama has called America's response to the disease a "national security priority," with top officials leading the government's efforts

Stethoscope in doctor's pocket

Threat of Overdiagnosis Grows

Two new studies published highlight the global problem with overdiagnosis — and overtreatment — in both breast cancer and heart disease

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Peterson: I'm No Child Abuser

NFL star Adrian Peterson said he was sorry for hurting his four-year-old son, following an indictment on child injury charges, but denied he was an abuser

Pills Prescription

Stopping America's Hidden Overdose Crisis

“Doctor-shopping” by patients addicted to opioids is one of the primary reasons that fatal overdoses of prescription drugs are on the rise — nearly 17,000 from pain medications in 2011 — but patchwork laws make them tough to stop

John Kerry

Kerry Enlists Saudi King in War of Ideas Against ISIS

U.S. Secretary of State tells TIME about the importance of enlisting help of regional allies like Saudi Arabia to dissuade would-be jihadists from joining the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, saying “We are fighting an ideology, not a regime”

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GM Lawyer Increases Death Toll From Recalled Cars

A lawyer for the automaker has raised the number of eligible compensation claims for deaths related to defective ignition switches from 13 to 19; GM has received 125 death claims so far, and it is not known how many of those claims might be found eligible

An Air France Airbus A330 aircraft takes off at Charles-de-Gaulle airport

Massive Flight Cancellations as Air France Pilots Go on Strike

A weeklong workers' strike that began on Monday has caused Air France to cancel over half of its flights, as pilots protest the airline's cost-cutting plan to move much of its operations in Europe to a cheaper subsidiary and base some flights out of foreign countries


U.S. Launches First Offensive Strike Against ISIS

The U.S. launched its first airstrike under its expanded mission to "degrade and ultimately destroy" Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria; previous strikes had been limited in scope to humanitarian efforts and protecting American personnel and facilities

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Kanye West Hits Back Over Wheelchair Gaffe in Rant

The American rapper opposed criticism of his stopping a Sydney concert to castigate two audience members for not dancing, not realizing they were disabled, saying: “It makes you just want to reflect on what are the things that are, uh, a little bit more sensationalized”

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British Politicians Make Final Push to Save Union

Prime Minister David Cameron implored Scottish voters not to let their dissatisfaction with his government lead them to opt out of the United Kingdom in the Sept. 18 referendum: "If you don't like me — I won't be here forever"

David Tovar

Walmart Spokesman Quits Over Résumé

David Tovar, vice president of communications, will resign after it was found he represented himself as a University of Delaware graduate; Tovar has not spoken publicly about the allegations but a Walmart statement acknowledges he has "decided to leave" at month's end

Alan Moore

New Alan Moore Comics Coming in December

The force behind Watchmen and V for Vendetta has a six-issue project in the works — a spinoff of Garth Ennis' sci-fi-horror series Crossed, which takes place approximately 100 years after the outbreak of a plague that reduces humanity to its most evil thoughts