November 13, 2014 8:14 AM EST

Spaceship Makes Historic Touchdown on Comet

The European Space Agency’s Philae lander made an unprecedented touchdown on the surface of a comet after a suspense-packed, seven-hour descent on Wednesday, marking the high point of a $1.3 billion, 10-year mission

5,000 Dead from Ebola

More than 5,000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization said, a macabre milestone that coincides with the disease’s return to Mali and an acceleration of its spread in Sierra Leone

Spotify Pays Taylor Swift $500K

The CEO of her record label exclusively told TIME how much Spotify has paid the artist amid an increasingly heated disagreement

Man Arraigned in Hot-Car Death

A Connecticut man whose 15-month-old son died of hyperthermia after being left in a hot car was arraigned on homicide charges

Workers Rescued From Scaffold at 1 World Trade Center

Two window washers were rescued from a scaffold whose cable snapped high above the ground outside 1 World Trade Center in New York City. Rescue workers were able to save them shortly after cutting through glass windows

Turkish Youths Attack American Sailors

A group of Turkish youngsters assaulted three American naval officers in Istanbul on, calling them “murderers and killers” and demanding they leave the country. They belong to a nationalist group called the Turkish Youth Union

There’s Going to Be a Duck Dynasty Musical

The reality stars have commissioned a team of Broadway producers to adapt their tale for the stage. The theatrical rendition of the Robertsons’ life will not actually appear on Broadway but will debut in Las Vegas

Lava Advances on Hawaii Town

The lava flow threatening the Hawaii town of Pahoa continued to advance, devouring its first house and setting an asphalt road on fire. Hawaii Civil Defense officials are currently monitoring three breakouts from the main lava stream

FIFA Clears Russia and Qatar to Host World Cup

A FIFA judge has cleared Russia and Qatar of corruption in their winning bids for the next two World Cups. German judge Joachim Eckert formally closed FIFA’s probe into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests

Arkansas Governor to Pardon Son

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe plans to pardon his own son for a drug crime committed more than decade ago, after his son wrote a letter pleading “Mr. Governor” for “a second chance at life”

Monsanto Reaches $2.4M Settlement With Farmers

Monsanto agreed to pay almost $2.4 million to settle a lawsuit filed by U.S. wheat farmers, after a genetically modified strain of the grain was found in an Oregon field and spooked importers of American wheat

Tribes to Receive Bison Held by Ted Turner

A group of Yellowstone National Park bison is due to finally arrive at a permanent home on a northeastern Montana American Indian reservation on Thursday, almost a decade after they were captured and spared from slaughter

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