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US to Assign 3,000 From US Military to Fight Ebola

By Jim Kuhnhenn | Sep 16
The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems.

Gillian Anderson

Catch 'Streetcar' Tonight at a Theater Near You

By EDGE | Sep 16
The acclaimed London production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" starring Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster screens in theaters tonight across America, including Brookline's Coolidge Corner, with a repeat on October 2.

Fire as it approaches the shore of Bass Lake, Calif.

Racing Wildfire Engulfs Homes in California Town

By Jeff Barnard | Sep 16
This scenic town of nearly 3,000 near the base of Mount Shasta in the Cascade Mountains was under siege from a 350-acre blaze.

Pope Francis, top center beneath a baldachin, weds twenty couples in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican.

Pope to Focus on Grandparents After Newlyweds

By Nicole Winfield | Sep 16
First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents.

Slightly Conflicting Account of Palin Brawl Emerges

By EDGE | Sep 16
An unnamed source close to the Palin family gave their account of the September 6 'brawl heard 'round the world' involving Alaska's former first family.

Web Filter Lifts Block on Gay Sites

By Martha Mendoza | Sep 16
A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.

Four Seasons Launches Culinary Road Trip

By EDGE | Sep 16
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts hits the road as it launches its second Food Truck tour, making stops in nine cities as it travels down the Eastern Seaboard of the US.

New Look: Fall/Winter 2014

Sep 16
New Look's latest fall/winter collection has a nautical flair, incorporating comfort and resiliency for the cold season ahead.

The Compass Symbolizes Staying the Course

By EDGE | Sep 16
When mariners navigated their way through uncharted waters armed only with the stars at night, a compass to pointed North to guide them. This symbol, representing guidance and direction, makes a great wedding gift.

Stocks Decline Amid Interest Rate Worries

By Steve Rothwell | Sep 16
The prospect of rising interest rates sent the stock market to its first weekly loss since early August. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 11.91 points, or 0.6 percent, to end at 1,985.54 on Friday. The index was down 1.1 percent for the week.