WHITE HOUSE CONSIDERING OPTIONS FOR BRINGING BACK TWO AMERICAN AID WORKERS SICK WITH THE EBOLA VIRUS IN THE WEST AFRICAN COUNTRY OF LIBERIA *

FOX NEWS HAS CONFIRMED THAT A MEDEVAC PLANE OUTFITTED WITH THE CDC'S AEROMEDICAL BIOLOGICAL CONTAINMENT SYSTEM IS CURRENTLY HEADED FOR LIBERIA *

OFFICIALS AT ATLANTA'S EMORY UNIV HOSPITAL SAY THEY EXPECT ONE OF THE AMERICAN EBOLA PATIENTS TO BE TRANSFERRED THERE "WITHIN THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS" *

ONE OF THE SICK AMERICANS IS A DOCTOR FROM TEXAS, WHILE THE OTHER IS A NORTH CAROLINA-BASED CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY *

SERIES OF GAS EXPLOSIONS KILLS AT LEAST 24 PEOPLE AND INJURES NEARLY 270 OTHERS THURS IN KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN *

FIREFIGHTERS WERE INVESTIGATING REPORTS OF A GAS LEAK WHEN THE EXPLOSIONS OCCURRED, ACCORDING TO TAIWANESE MEDIA *

TAIWANESE AUTHORITIES SAY THERE WERE AT LEAST FIVE SEPARATE EXPLOSIONS *

U.S. HEALTH OFFICIALS WARNING AMERICANS NOT TO TRAVEL TO WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES OF GUINEA, LIBERIA AND SIERRA LEONE BECAUSE OF EBOLA OUTBREAK *

CURRENT EBOLA OUTBREAK IS THE LARGEST SINCE THE VIRUS FIRST EMERGED IN AFRICA NEARLY 400 YEARS AGO *

THE VIRUS HAS KILLED MORE THAN 700 PEOPLE ACROSS WEST AFRICA, ACCORDING TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORG *

DEATH TOLL FROM MASSIVE MUDSLIDE IN WESTERN INDIA RISES TO 51 *

RESCUERS ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR ABOUT 100 MISSING PEOPLE WHO ARE PRESUMED DEAD *

THE WED MORNING MUDSLIDE BURIED THE VILLAGE OF MALIN, ABOUT 135 MI EAST OF MUMBAI *

COLORADO WILL BEGIN ISSUING DRIVER'S LICENSES AND ID CARDS TO IMMIGRANTS TODAY REGARDLESS OF THEIR LEGAL STATUS *

ABOUT 9,500 PEOPLE ARE ALREADY SIGNED UP TO RECEIVE ID DOCS OVER THE NEXT 90 DAYS *

THE ID CARDS CANNOT BE USED FOR VOTING OR TO RECEIVE FED BENEFITS *

CO IS ONE OF EIGHT STATES TO PASS LAWS ALLOWING LICENSES FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS *

RESIDENTS NEAR CA'S YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK WILL BE ALLOWED TO RETURN HOME TODAY NOW THAT A WILDFIRE IN THE AREA IS 58 PERCENT CONTAINED *

THE BLAZE HAS CONSUMED MORE THAN 6-SQ MIL AND FORCED PPL FROM 50 HOMES *

MEANWHILE, FIREFIGHTERS IN CA'S SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST ARE BATTLING ANOTHER WILDFIRE THAT'S THREATENING A POPULAR RECREATION SPOT *

THAT FIRE IS 15 PERCENT CONTAINED *

GAZA OFFICIALS SAY ISRAELI SHELLING KILLS AT LEAST 27 PALESTINIANS FRI, SHORTLY AFTER THE START OF A 72-HOUR CEASE-FIRE *

BOTH ISRAEL AND HAMAS AGREED TO THE TRUCE, DURING WHICH NEGOTIATIONS ARE TO BE HELD IN CAIRO, EGYPT, IN AN ATTEMPT TO DEVELOP A LONG-TERM TRUCE *

OFFICIALS ALSO SAY ISRAEL CONDUCTED AIRSTRIKES HOURS AHEAD OF THE CEASE-FIRE, KILLING 17 PALESTINIANS AND 5 ISRAELI SOLDIERS *

UKRAINIAN AUTHORITIES SAY PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS AMBUSHED AND KILLED AT LEAST 10 GOVT TROOPS TODAY NEAR THE MALAYSIA AIRLINE CRASH SITE *

THE ATTACK HAPPENED IN THE TOWN OF SHAKHTARSK IN EASTERN UKRAINE, WHERE FIGHTING HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SEVERAL DAYS *

INTERNATIONAL INSPECTORS INVESTIGATING THE MH17 CRASH WILL STILL HEAD TO THE SITE TODAY *

PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS ARE SUSPECTED OF SHOOTING DOWN THE PLANE, KILLING ALL 298 PPL ON BOARD *

NEW AP-GFK POLL REPORTS 60 PERCENT OF AMERICANS DISAPPROVE OF PRES OBAMA'S HANDLING OF THE ISRAEL-HAMAS CONFLICT *

SIMILAR RESPONSES WERE REPORTED ABOUT OBAMA'S HANDLING OF THE CONFLICTS IN AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ AND UKRAINE *

HOUSE REPUBLICANS PLAN TO MEET TODAY TO DISCUSS A BILL THAT WOULD DEAL WITH THE SURGE OF UNACCOMPANIED MIGRANT CHILDREN AT U.S-MEXICO BORDER *

HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER (R-OH) DELAYED THE HOUSE'S RECESS YESTERDAY WHEN GOP LEADERS FAILED TO SECURE ENOUGH VOTES TO PASS A $659 MIL LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS THE CRISIS *

HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE ALSO TRYING TO PASS A BILL THAT WOULD MAKE IT EASIER TO DEPORT THESE UNACCOMPANIED MINORS *

TROPICAL STORM BERTHA APPROACHING THE CARIBBEAN, PACKING WINDS NEAR 45 MPH *

TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR PUERTO RICO, U.S., THE BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS AND OTHER NEARBY ISLANDS *

THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IN MIAMI SAYS BERTHA, THE SECOND NAMED STORM OF HURRICANE SEASON, IS NOT EXPECTED TO CHANGE IN STRENGTH OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS *

UGANDAN COURT DECLARES ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL *

UNDER THE LAW, THOSE CONVICTED OF ENGAGING IN GAY SEX COULD HAVE FACED LIFE SENTENCES *

THE COURT SAYS THE LAW WAS ILLEGALLY PASSED DUE TO A LACK OF QUORUM AND THEREFORE ILLEGITIMATE *

MORE THAN 100 PALESTINIANS WERE ALSO WOUNDED IN AN ISRAELI SHELLING NEAR THE TOWN OF RAFAH *

ISRAELI MILITARY CLAIMS HAMAS HAS FIRED EIGHT ROCKETS AND MORTARS AT ISRAEL SINCE THE START OF THE CEASE-FIRE *