The United States needs to do more to help control West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak to stop it becoming a global crisis that could one day threaten Americans, President Barack Obama said in an interview. Obama told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the outbreak, which has killed 2,100 people in African five countries, was unlikely to spread to the United States in the short term. "If we don't make that effort now, and this spreads not just through Africa but other parts of the world, there's the prospect then that the virus mutates. "If we do that, then it's still going to be months before this problem is controllable in Africa," he said.
ATLANTA (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and a team of guests on Saturday completed the first stop of an eight-city U.S. tour of "Oprah's The Life You Want Weekend," rocking an Atlanta arena where thousands danced, applauded and sought inspiration for transforming their lives.
By Stephen Addison LONDON (Reuters) - Supporters of Scottish independence from Britain have taken their first opinion poll lead since the referendum campaign began, indicating a real possibility that they might win, according to a YouGov survey for the Sunday Times newspaper. With less than two weeks to go before the Sept. 18 vote, the poll put the "Yes" to independence campaign on 51 percent against "no" camp on 49 percent, overturning a 22-point lead for the unionist campaign in just a month, the Sunday Times said. With those groups included, secessionists would be on 47 percent and those championing the United Kingdom would be on 45 percent, it added. It said that the poll, conducted after pro-independence leader Alex Salmond was widely judged to have won the second of two televised debates, amounts to a statistical dead heat at the moment.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Health care and the partial government shutdown underscored the first debate Saturday between U.S. Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, who are deadlocked in a pivotal Colorado contest that could determine control of the Senate.
NEW YORK (AP) — Joseph Altuzarra moved easily through pink seersucker gingham tailored for adult women into open leather lattice in vests and dresses, ending his New York Fashion Week show with breezy deconstructed gowns that included one glistening in gold.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia visited Saturday with two of his family members at the Nebraska hospital where he's receiving treatment, a spokesman said.