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~ Top 10 National News Stories ~





Doctors without Borders physician tested for Ebola virus in NYC

(CNN) -- A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned from West Africa is at a New York hospital for isolation and testing for the Ebola virus, Authorities said. (Full Story)

Latest White House fence jumper has mental problems, dad says

Bel Air, Maryland (CNN) -- A man who jumped the White House fence Wednesday night suffers from mental health problems, and has been arrested in a previous White House security breach, according to his father. (Full Story)

Researchers retract study supporting diet pills promoted by Dr. Oz

(CNN) -- Dr. Mehmet Oz has been under fire recently for promoting weight loss products on TV's "The Dr. Oz Show" that aren't backed by a lot of scientific evidence. Now a study supporting one of those products, diet pills made with green coffee bean extract, has been withdrawn by its lead researchers. (Full Story)

Suburban Detroit family awakens to firebombed home

(CNN) -- Linda Bazzi awoke in the middle of the night and found her two-story home unusually warm. (Full Story)

UNC athletes report finds 18 years of academic fraud to keep athletes playing

Chapel Hill, North Carolina (CNN) -- For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday. (Full Story)

Toys R Us puts 'Breaking Bad' figures on 'sabbatical'

(CNN) -- "Breaking Bad's" drug-dealing chemistry teacher Walter White will have to stop making the sale at Toys R Us. (Full Story)

Oklahoma cold cases solved: DNA tests show remains are six missing people

(CNN) -- A decades-old mystery that captivated Oklahoma has been solved after officials confirmed the identities of two groups of people -- some of them teens -- who went missing in 1969 and 1970. (Full Story)

Ferguson on edge waiting for grand jury decision on officer's shooting

Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- There is never a day where at least one person isn't outside the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department sitting or standing near an anemic tree, the only place for a bit of shade. (Full Story)

Coaches sidelined over New Jersey locker room sex scandal

(CNN) -- A sexual harassment scandal in a football locker room has led a New Jersey high school to suspend the team's head coach and four of his assistants. (Full Story)

'Django Unchained; actress, boyfriend charged with lewd conduct

(CNN) -- "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend have been charged with one count each of lewd conduct, a spokesman said Tuesday. (Full Story)



~ Top 5 World News Stories ~


Sources: Ottawa gunman had ties to jihadists

(CNN) -- The Ottawa gunman had "connections" to jihadists in Canada who shared a radical Islamist ideology, including at least one who went overseas to fight in Syria, multiple U.S. sources told CNN on Thursday. (Full Story)

Uguala, Mexico, ex-mayor sought in mass disappearance

(CNN) -- A former mayor is a "probable" suspect in the disappearance of 43 students who were kidnapped last month from Iguala, a small city in Guerrero state, Mexican authorities said. (Full Story)

Snowplow driver held in Moscow in death of plane crash victim, Total oil company CEO

(CNN) -- A snowplow driver who's been blamed by Russian authorities for a plane crash that killed the chief executive of the oil company Total has been sent to pretrial detention, his lawyer said Thursday. (Full Story)

45,000 year old leg bone yields oldest human genome

(CNN) -- DNA from a 45,000-year-old leg bone is giving scientists a better idea of when modern humans first started mating with Neanderthals. (Full Story)