THE FIRST PERSON DIAGNOSED WITH EBOLA IN THE U.S. TOLD HEALTH CARE WORKERS HE WAS VISITING FROM LIBERIA WHEN HE FIRST WENT TO THE HOSPITAL, HIS SISTER SAYS *

LIBERIA IS ONE OF THE WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES THAT HAS BEEN HIT HARDEST BY THE EBOLA OUTBREAK *

A DOCTOR AT THE HOSPITAL CONFIRMING A NURSE ASKED THOMAS ERIC DUNCAN ON HIS FIRST VISIT WHETHER HE'D TRAVELED TO AN AREA AFFECTED BY EBOLA *

FED HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE MONITORING 12 TO 18 PEOPLE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO DUNCAN IN THE U.S., INCLUDING FIVE STUDENTS *

A TWEET ABOUT THE GRAND JURY IN THE MICHAEL BROWN HEARING IS SPARKING AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE POST, AP REPORTS *

THE TWITTER POSTER CLAIMS A FRIEND ON THE GRAND JURY TOLD HER THE PANEL HASN'T SEEN ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO FAIRLY PROSECUTE DARREN WILSON *

A COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S SPOX SAYS THERE'S NO EVIDENCE THE TWEET IS CREDIBLE *

WILSON IS THE FERGUSON, MO, OFFICER WHO FATALLY SHOT MICHAEL BROWN FOLLOWING AN ALTERCATION ON AUG 9 *

THE SHOOTING OF THE UNARMED BLACK TEEN SPARKED RACIALLY-CHARGED RIOTS IN FERGUSON AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY, AND FEDERAL AND LOCAL INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE INCIDENT ARE ONGOING *

IRAQ IS CONSIDERING AUSTRALIA'S REQUEST TO LAUNCH AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISIS TARGETS *

IRAQ'S AMBASSADOR TO AUSTRALIA SAYING A DECISION COULD BE MADE TODAY *

AUSTRALIA'S SIX WARPLANES IN THE UAE ARE AWAITING AUTHORIZATION TO BEGIN MILITARY OPS WITH THE U.S.-LED COALITION *

PROSECUTOR SAYS HE PLANS TO SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY FOR THE MAN ACCUSED OF BEHEADING A WOMAN AT A FOOD DIST PLANT IN OKLAHOMA *

30-YR-OLD ALTON NOLEN IS CHARGED WITH FIRST-DEGREE MURDER IN THE DEATH OF 54-YR-OLD COLLEEN HUFFORD *

HE'S BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND AND IS REQUESTING HIS COURT-APPOINTED ATTY BE A MUSLIM *

THE FBI IS INVESTIGATING THE INCIDENT, WHICH FOLLOWED A SERIES OF VIDEOTAPED BEHEADINGS BY ISIS TERRORISTS *

PROSECUTORS SAY NOLEN CARRIED OUT THE ATTACK AS REVENGE FOR A COMPLAINT THAT GOT HIM FIRED *

TURKEY IS CONSIDERING A MOTION THAT WOULD ALLOW IT TO LAUNCH MILITARY OPS AGAINST ISIS IN IRAQ AND SYRIA *

THE TERROR ORG CONTROLS LAND ALONG THE SYRIA-TURKEY BORDER *

TURKEY'S PARLIAMENT PREVIOUSLY APPROVED OPS IN IRAQ AND SYRIA TO ATTACK KURDISH SEPARATISTS AND ADDRESS SYRIAN GOVT THREATS *

IT'S UNCLEAR HOW TURKEY WOULD SUPPORT THE U.S.-LED COALITION AGAINST ISIS *

TROPICAL STORM SIMON FORMS OFF MEXICO'S SOUTHWESTERN COAST *

IT'S PACKING MAX SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 MPH *

FORECASTERS EXPECT THE STORM TO STRENGTHEN OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS *

U.S. NATL HURRICANE CENTER PREDICTS SIMON WILL PRODUCE 3 -5 INCHES OF RAINFALL IN WESTERN MEXICO THROUGH FRI *

WORLD BANK SAYS UKRAINE'S ECONOMY WILL LIKELY SHRINK BY 8% THIS YEAR DUE TO THE CONFLICT IN THE EAST BETWEEN PRO-RUSSIAN REBELS AND UKRAINIAN GOVT TROOPS *

THE BANK HAD PREVIOUSLY EXPECTED UKRAINE'S GDP TO CONTRACT BY 5% IN 2014 *

HONG KONG POLICE WARNING THERE WILL BE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES IF PRO-DEMOCRACY DEMONSTRATORS TRY TO OCCUPY GOVT BUILDINGS *

THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PROTESTERS ARE DEMANDING A FREE ELECTION IN 2017 *

THEY CLAIM THE CURRENT CANDIDATE SCREENING PROCESS UNDERMINES DEMOCRACY *

PROTESTERS ARE ALSO CALLING ON HONG KONG'S TOP OFFICIAL TO RESIGN BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT *

SENIOR KURDISH FIGHTER SAYING ISIS MILITANTS ARE CLOSING IN ON THE SYRIAN TOWN OF KOBANI, WHICH IS LOCATED ALONG THE SYRIA-TURKEY BORDER *

THE AREA HAS BEEN UNDER ATTACK BY THE TERROR ORG FOR WEEKS *

KURDISH FIGHTERS ALSO SAYING ISIS REMAINS STRONG DESPITE OVERNIGHT U.S.-LED AIRSTRIKES *