By TIME Staff
October 14, 2014

The Ebola Brain Drain

Health care workers fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa are facing hard choices, with doctors and nurses cut down by disease and fear, and those who remain or might still travel there are worried about the prospect of falling prey to the virus themselves

No Vatican Shift on Homosexuality

Despite its inclusive tone, a Vatican document on the Catholic Church’s stance toward homosexuality is a long way from actual policy change

Kim Jong Un Reappears in Public

The North Korean leader reportedly made his first public appearance in six weeks, ending rumors that he was gravely ill or deposed

Severe Weather Rips Through South, Killing at Least 2

A violent storm system wielding tornadoes, high winds, lightning, hail and rain walloped the South and Midwest on Monday, killing at least two people. The devastation stretched from Texas to Alabama, leaving a path of torched homes, uprooted trees and downed power lines

Parents Deeply Concerned About Injuries in Youth Sports

A national poll recently released by the espnW: Women + Sports Summit finds two-thirds of parents think there is “too much emphasis on winning over having fun,” and 87% acknowledged they were worried about the risk of injury in sports

Hong Kong Protesters Lose Ground as Police Clear Barricades

Authorities reopened two major roads Tuesday after a clinical dismantling of barricades that were painstakingly reinforced a day earlier, leaving the main protest site intact but dealing a blow to the pro-democracy protesters who have occupied parts of the city for two weeks

McConnell Slams Opponent for Staying Mum on Obama Vote

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky blasts his Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes, in a new ad released Monday, for declining to acknowledge whether she voted for President Obama in 2008 or 2012

180,000 Flee Western Iraq as ISIS Inches Closer to Baghdad

Iraqi security forces evacuated another military base in restive Anbar province on Monday in the face of an offensive by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria. The jihadist group has largely consolidated control over western Iraq as terrified civilians flee its advance

Sick Joke? Los Angeles Bus Passenger Yells ‘I Have Ebola!’

Authorities are investigating what is being treated as a possible terrorist threat after a masked rider on a local bus yelled: “Don’t mess with me, I have Ebola!” Out of caution, the bus driver was quarantined and the vehicle was pulled from service

Cornel West Arrested as Protests Continue in Ferguson

The well-known author and activist was arrested Monday in Ferguson, Mo., amid continued demonstrations that demanded justice for Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August

Iran’s President Is ‘Certain’ of Nuclear Deal With West

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took to the nation’s airwaves Monday night to proclaim that an elusive nuclear deal with the West would be signed before a late November deadline expired, saying, “the two sides will certainly reach a win-win agreement”

Ben Affleck and Matt Damon Are Developing a Spy Thriller

The longtime friends and Good Will Hunting collaborators are working with cable network Syfy to develop Incorporated, a spy thriller about a man trying to stand up to a futuristic world where big corporations rule. Ted Humphrey will be the show runner

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