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BALTIMORE (AP) — The indefinite suspension of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is being appealed by the NFL players' union. Elevator video captures Rice knocking out his then-fiancee. The union says it's filing the appeal "to protect the due process rights of all NFL players." Rice was originally suspended for two games. The indefinite suspension came after the release of the videotape.

ATLANTA (AP) — It's being called the largest international response in the history of the Centers for Disease Control. President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 military personnel to West Africa to do battle with the Ebola outbreak that has killed at least 2,400 people. The personnel will help building treatment clinics and instruct health responders. Obama says the epidemic threatens global security.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An official says South Korean border guards have arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into rival North Korea. The government official says the man was arrested on Tuesday night at a river near the Korean Demilitarized Zone. Yonhap news agency says the man told investigators that he tried to go to North Korea to meet leader Kim Jong Un.

BEDFORD, VA. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say investigators are searching near Lynchburg, Virginia, in connection with the unsolved 1975 abduction of two young sisters from Maryland. Ten-year-old Katherine Lyon and 12-year-old Sheila Lyon were from Wheaton, Maryland, a Washington suburb. The area being searched is near Taylor Mountain in Virginia's Bedford County.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baseball fans in Baltimore and Washington are celebrating championships this evening, as both the Orioles and Nationals clinched their divisions. The Orioles thumped the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 to wrap up the American League East in front of their home fans. The Nationals were on the road in Atlanta, but popped champagne in the locker room after beating the Braves, 3-0, to win the National League East.

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