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Obama: More Ebola aid needed...Stocks slump...Arizona scandal fallout



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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama has warned world leaders that there is a "significant gap" between what's been offered so far and what is actually needed to stem the Ebola health crises in West Africa. Leaders of the hardest-hit nations have also appealed to the United Nations for more help. The outbreak has so far killed nearly 3,000 people.

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria have targeted oil installations that the group controls. The strikes aimed to knock out one of the main revenue streams for the militants. The U.S. says they earn up to $2 million a day from black market oil sales. Activists say the airstrikes killed at least 19 people. Family members of militants have been leaving their key stronghold, fearing additional raids.

NEW YORK (AP) — Concerns about slow growth in China and a slump in technology stocks including Apple, have apparently set off a major drop in stock prices. A software issue with Apple phones saw its stock drop nearly 4 percent. The Dow lost 264 points. The Nasdaq, which is dominated by technology companies, dropped 88 points.

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has closed the book on a major investigation of why thousands of abuse and neglect reports weren't investigated for several years. Officials say 6,600 cases have been investigated and nearly 600 children have been removed from caregivers. The state's Child Protective Services department was shut down and replaced with a new agency.

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — No bloodhounds are needed to investigate this possible crime scene. A tractor-trailer in Missoula, Montana, is dripping the rancid juices of thousands of pounds of rotting chicken. The trailer was picked up in Arkansas on August 20 and left by a driver after his requests for more pay was refused. He could face a theft charge.

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