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Medical examiner releases Joan Rivers' cause of death

Comedian Joan Rivers died of "therapeutic complications" during a procedure to evaluate her "voice changes" and stomach reflux, the New York medical examiner said Thursday.

82-year-old Ohio man faces brutal attackers in court

Walking with a cane, a black eye, a broken nose and gash on his head, 82-year-old Elmon "Elmo" Booth led the way into a Middletown, Ohio courtroom Wednesday afternoon. About two dozen friends followed Booth in support.

Houston pastors outraged after city attorney demands notes on church sermons

The attorney for the city of Houston wants to know what several pastors have said to members of their congregations in regard to the city's controversial Equal Rights Ordinance.

Ebola infected nurse Nina Pham to be moved to Maryland

According to NBC, a federal official said the first nurse infected with Ebola will be moved to the National Institutes of Health facility in Bethesda, Maryland.

2 TX students on board flight with Ebola patient won't attend school for 21 days

Two Texas students will be kept home from school for the next three weeks after traveling on the same commercial flight as Ebola patient Amber Vinson.

More airports checking passengers for fevers as part of new Ebola screenings

Four more airports start temperature checks Thursday as part of new Ebola screenings. Meanwhile, Congress will hold a hearing to determine whether the Centers for Disease Control is doing enough to stop the deadly virus.

Liberian restaurant in MN sees steep sales decline amid Ebola fears

Mama Ti's restaurant in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota built its reputation on Liberian home cooking.

Toyota recalls 1.67M vehicles world wide due to brake defect

Toyota Motor Company announced a recall of approximately 1.67 million vehicles world wide on October 15, 2014.

HBO to offer stand-alone streaming service

While continuing to seek subscribers from cable and satellite, HBO will start to sell its service separately via the Internet next year.

2nd U.S. health worker with Ebola flew the day before symptoms

The second Dallas health care worker who was found to have the Ebola virus should not have boarded a commercial jet Monday, health officials say.

3 El Paso football players overcome deafening disability

High school football is a long standing tradition in Texas.

Poll: growing number of Americans feel ground troops will be necessary to fight ISIS

A new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll shows 41% of Americans now think we need U.S. troops on the ground to defeat ISIS. Defense ministers meeting with President Obama this week agree defeating the Islamic State won't be easy.

Second health care worker tests positive for Ebola

A second health care worker has tested positive for Ebola at the Texas hospital that treated victim Thomas Eric Duncan.

Mysterious Air Force space plane to soon land in California

The U.S. Air Force's mysterious unmanned space plane, the X-37B, is about to come back to Earth after nearly two years in orbit on a mission the military won't tell us much about.

Study: legalizing same-sex marriage would bring about $28.3 million to LA's economy

Legalizing same-sex marriage in Louisiana would bring about $28.3 million in spending to the state’s economy, according to a new study from the UCLA