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September 26, 2014 7:30 AM EDT

How the World Botched Ebola

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that cases of Ebola could pass the 1 million mark by January if trends continue. From a slow response to a lack of approved drugs, here are five mistakes that allowed things to spiral out of control

Obama Mulls Holder Successor

The White House is working with a list of potential successors to outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder, Democratic sources familiar with the matter said

Behind the Newest Terror Threat

The name Khorasan, a reference used by U.S. officials, sheds light on the grandiose, even apocalyptic vision that drives many Sunni radicals

Jeter Hits Walk-Off Single in Final Yankee Stadium At-Bat

Derek Jeter capped his Yankee Stadium farewell with a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, the latest — and perhaps last — storybook moment in his charmed and illustrious career, to give New York a 6-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles

Police, Protestors Scuffle After Ferguson Apology

Police and protestors clashed briefly in Ferguson, Mo., just hours after the St. Louis suburb’s police chief issued an apology to the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by a white police officer last month

Ray Rice Video Was Sent to NFL in April, Official Says

The video of Ray Rice punching his fiancée inside an elevator was sent to NFL headquarters to the attention of league security chief Jeffrey Miller in April, a law-enforcement official says. The NFL has denied seeing the footage until TMZ Sports released it

San Francisco and L.A. Threaten Ride-Share Crackdown

District attorneys for the California cities are threatening legal action against the ride-share companies, which they say are in violation of California law and represent “a continuing threat to consumers and the public,” unless large structural changes are made

Clippers’ New Microsoft-Linked Owner May Ban iPads

One of Steve Ballmer’s first acts as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers might be to do away with the team’s iPads. The former Microsoft CEO revealed that the fate of the Apple devices used by the team’s staff was one of the first things head coach Doc Rivers brought up

A Lot of Our Water Is Older Than the Sun

Up to about half of the water on our planet is older than the sun, according to a paper published Thursday in the journal Science. Researchers say the fact that Earth’s water is so old bodes well for our hunt for wet environments, and for life, elsewhere in the universe

British Magnate Gives His Staff Unlimited Vacation

The chairman and founder of the Virgin Group Richard Branson said his personal staff of 170 can “take off whenever they want for as long as they want,” no approval necessary, as long as they feel 100% “comfortable” their absence won’t “damage the business”

Most Excellent! Bill & Ted 3 Is Probably Happening

Actor and director Alex Winter, the renowned Bill of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, said in an interview that he will co-star with Keanu Reeves for the follow-up, which fans have been awaiting for 23 years since 1991’s Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey was released

North Korean Leader’s Absence Fuels Speculation

What has happened to Kim Jong Un? That’s the question everyone seems to be asking, amid various rumors following the North Korean dictator’s three-week absence from the public eye. The 31-year-old was last seen alongside his wife at a concert in Pyongyang on Sept. 3

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