PRES OBAMA IS WARNING AGAINST RESTRICTIVE MEASURES THAT COULD DISCOURAGE HEALTH WORKERS FROM VOLUNTEERING TO FIGHT EBOLA IN WEST AFRICA *

OBAMA CALLING HEALTH WORKERS BATTLING THE DEADLY VIRUS "AMERICAN HEROES" AND SAYING THEY SHOULD BE TREATED WITH RESPECT AND DIGNITY WHEN THEY RETURN TO AMERICA *

STATEMENT COMING AMID DEBATES OVER HOW RETURNING HEALTH WORKERS SHOULD BE MONITORED *

LAST WEEK, NY, NJ AND IL INSTITUTED A 21-DAY MANDATORY QUARANTINE FOR HEALTH WORKERS RETURNING FROM EBOLA-STRICKEN AREAS OF WEST AFRICA *

PROPONENTS OF THE POLICY SAY IT'S IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY, BUT HEALTH EXPERTS HAVE CRITICIZED IT AS UNNECESSARY *

DIRECTOR OF U.N. HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS WARNING SYRIA'S REFUGEE PROBLEM HAS ITS NEIGHBORS AT THEIR "BREAKING POINT" *

DIRECTOR JOHN GING'S STATEMENT COMING ONE DAY AFTER TURKEY AND JORDAN ANNOUNCED THEY'RE STRUGGLING TO MAINTAIN RESOURCES AND POLITICAL STABILITY AMID THE INFLUX OF SYRIAN REFUGEES *

HE ESTIMATES ABOUT 3.3 MIL PEOPLE HAVE FLED SYRIA DUE TO THE CIVIL WAR AND ISIS VIOLENCE *

GING IS ASKING THE INTL COMMUNITY FOR MORE FUNDING TO ADDRESS THE CRISIS, SAYING A $3.7 BIL APPEAL IS STILL HALF FUNDED *

PRES OBAMA SET TO ANNOUNCE A NEW COLLEGE LOAN RULE TODAY THAT COULD CAUSE MANY FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES TO LOSE ACCESS TO FEDERAL STUDENT-AID PROGRAMS *

THE GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT RULE WILL REQUIRE COLLEGES SHOW A GRADUATE'S ANNUAL LOAN PAYMENT DOESN'T EXCEED 20% OF HIS OR HER DISCRETIONARY INCOME OR 8% OF TOTAL EARNINGS *

THE EDUCATION DEPT ESTIMATES 1,400 COLLEGES WON'T MAKE THE CUT *

POLICY IS DESIGNED TO PREVENT COLLEGE GRADUATES FROM STRUGGLING WITH STUDENT DEBT *

ME STATE OFFICIALS SEEKING A COURT ORDER REQUIRING A NURSE WHO TREATED EBOLA PATIENTS IN WEST AFRICA TO REMAIN QUARANTINED IN HER HOME *

KACI HICKOX SAYS SHE'S FIGHTING THE STATE'S 21-DAY QUARANTINE PROTOCOL AND REPORTEDLY LEFT HER HOUSE ON WED TO SPEAK WITH REPORTERS *

SHE'S SHOWN NO SYMPTOMS OF THE VIRUS AND TESTED NEGATIVE IN A PRELIM EVALUATION *

HICKOX WAS THE FIRST PERSON FORCED INTO NJ'S MANDATORY QUARANTINE AFTER ARRIVING AT NEWARK INTL AIRPORT LAST WEEK FROM SIERRA LEONE *

LAVA FLOW FROM KILAUEA VOLCANO APPROACHING THE MAIN ROAD OF RURAL HAWAII TOWN *

THE LAVA IS ABOUT 225 YARDS FROM THE CENTER OF PAHOA VILLAGE ON THE BIG ISLAND *

MANY PAHOA RESIDENTS HAVE ALREADY EVACUATED *

AT LEAST 50 STRUCTURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE TORCHED BY THE LAVA, WHICH IS MOVING AT A RATE OF ABOUT 11 YARDS PER HOUR *

THE FIRST TEN AMONG A GROUP OF 150 IRAQI KURDISH TROOPS HAVE CROSSED INTO SYRIA TO SUPPORT SYRIAN KURDS FIGHTING ISIS IN KOBANI *

THE STRATEGIC BORDER TOWN HAS BEEN UNDER ATTACK BY ISIS SINCE MID-SEPT *

U.S.-LED AIRSTRIKES NEAR KOBANI HAVE REPORTEDLY SLOWED ISIS'S ADVANCES *

ACTIVISTS SAY MORE THAN 800 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN THE VIOLENCE *