EBOLA OUTBREAK IN AFRICA SPREADS TO SENEGAL, THE FIFTH WEST AFRICAN NATION TO BE HIT *

HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY A MAN INFECTED WITH EBOLA TRAVELED TO SENEGAL, AND SOUGHT TREATMENT THIS WEEK AT A HOSPITAL IN THE COUNTRY'S CAPITAL *

AT LEAST 3,000 PEOPLE HAVE CONTRACTED THE DISEASE *

UK PM DAVID CAMERON SAYS HE'LL INTRODUCE NEW LAWS TO COMBAT TERROR SUSPECTS *

HE'S PLEDGING TO SEIZE PASSPORTS TO FIGHT WHAT HE DESCRIBES AS AN EXTREMIST THREAT MORE DANGEROUS THAN ANY PREVIOUSLY SEEN *

REMARKS COME JUST AFTER AUTHORITIES RAISED THE TERROR THREAT LEVEL TO SEVERE, THE SECOND HIGHEST LEVEL *

DECISION WAS RELATED TO DEVELOPMENTS IN IRAQ AND SYRIA, BUT THERE WAS NO INFORMATION TO SUGGEST AN ATTACK WAS IMMINENT *

PALESTINIAN PRES MAHMOUD ABBAS ACCUSING HAMAS OF NEEDLESSLY EXTENDING FIGHTING IN THE GAZA STRIP, CAUSING A HIGH DEATH TOLL *

ABBAS: "IT WAS POSSIBLE FOR US TO AVOID ALL OF THAT, 2,000 MARTYRS, 10,000 INJURED, 50,000 HOUSES (DAMAGED OR DESTROYED)" *

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH PALESTINE TV, ABBAS IS QUESTIONING THE FUTURE OF A UNITY GOVT THAT WAS BACKED BY HAMAS EARLIER THIS YEAR *

U.S. DELIVERS FIRST SHIPMENT OF WEAPONS TO LEBANON TO HELP BOLSTER ITS MILITARY AGAINST ISLAMIC MILITANTS *

OFFICIAL SAYS THEY'RE IN RESPONSE TO A REQUEST FROM THE LEBANESE ARMED FORCES FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE AFTER ISLAMIC MILITANTS OVERRAN A LEBANESE TOWN NEAR THE SYRIAN BORDER, KILLING AND KIDNAPPING SOLDIERS *

SINCE 2006, THE U.S. HAS GIVEN LEBANON MORE THAN $1 BIL IN MILITARY ASSISTANCE *

RESCUERS TRYING TO REACH AT LEAST 25 MINERS TRAPPED AFTER A LANDSLIDE AT A GOLDMINE IN NICARAGUA *

THE MINE LOST CONTACT LAST NIGHT WITH THE WORKERS, BELIEVED TO BE ABOUT 50 FT UNDERGROUND *

OFFICIALS ASSUMING ALL THE MINERS ARE ALIVE *

PRO-RUSSIA SEPARATISTS IN UKRAINE IN FIRM CONTROL OF STRATEGIC COASTAL TOWN OF NOVOAZOVSK *

IT COMES A DAY AFTER UKRAINE SAID TANKS AND ARMORED VEHICLES HAD INVADED FROM RUSSIA *

REPORTERS SEEING AT LEAST A HALF-DOZEN TANKS IN THE TOWN, BEARING THE FLAGS OF A WOULD-BE STATE PROCLAIMED BY REBELS IN TWO EASTERN UKRAINE REGIONS *

MEANWHILE, THE WHITE HOUSE DOES NOT EXPECT THE U.S. TO RAISE ITS TERRORISM THREAT WARNING LEVEL *

U.S. CONSUMER SENTIMENT TICKS UP IN AUG, DRIVEN BY GREATER OPTIMISM ABOUT JOBS, RISING INCOMES AND INCREASING WEALTH *

INCREASE LARGELY OCCURRED AMONG HIGHER-INCOME GROUPS, NEARLY 60% OF WHOM SAY THEY ARE FINANCIALLY BETTER OFF THIS MONTH *

CONSUMERS HAVE SENT MIXED SIGNALS IN RECENT MONTHS *

PROSECUTORS MAKE CLOSING ARGUMENTS IN CORRUPTION TRIAL OF FORMER VA GOV BOB MCDONNELL (R) AND HIS WIFE, MAUREEN *

PROSECUTORS ASKED THE PANEL TO THINK ABOUT WHY THE MCDONNELLS ACCEPTED MORE THAN $165,000 IN GIFTS AND LOANS FROM A VA BUSINESSMAN, SAYING THERE WAS A "CORRUPT UNDERSTANDING" *

THE MCDONNELLS ARE CHARGED IN A 14-COUNT INDICTMENT AND COULD FACE DECADES IN PRISON IF CONVICTED *

PILOT KILLED IN THE CRASH OF AN F-15 JET IN REMOTE VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS IDENTIFIED AS LT. COL. MORRIS FONTENOT JR. *

OFFICIALS WITH THE MASSACHUSETTS AIR NATL GUARD SAY FONTENOT WAS INSPECTOR GEN FOR THE 104TH FIGHTER WING AND HAD MORE THAN 2,300 FLIGHT HRS OF EXPERIENCE *

HE WAS FLYING THE PLANE TO NEW ORLEANS FOR A RADAR SYSTEM UPGRADE WHEN HE CRASHED WEDNESDAY IN WESTERN VA *

OFFICIALS SAY HE REPORTED AN IN-FLIGHT EMERGENCY BEFORE LOSING RADIO CONTACT *

THE CAUSE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION *