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WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is set to run out of money at midnight. But the Obama administration and House Republicans joined forces today in a furious attempt to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill. Democrats are upset because the bill would roll back bank regulations put in place after the 2008 economic meltdown. If the measure fails to pass tonight, a bill providing a 48-hour extension in existing funding is ready.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is proving to be quite a challenge. The U.N. Ebola chief says it'll take several more months before the virus is brought under control. It's clear the U.N.'s goal of isolating 100 percent of Ebola cases by Jan. 1 won't be met. More than 18,100 people have been infected and more than 6,500 have died from Ebola in the past year.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to spur action at the slow-moving U.N. climate talks in Peru. During a speech today in Lima, he told nations to stop bickering over who is to blame for global warming He said neglecting to seize the moment and forge an effective plan to fight climate change would be judged a "massive, collective moral failure of historical consequences."
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's a weather mess in California. A powerful storm is moving down the West Coast, bringing strong gales and much-needed rain and snow. But it's causing some big headaches. There are widespread blackouts in Northern California The storm has also flooded freeways, toppled trees and kept thousands of people home from work and school.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL is facing an unusual outbreak of the mumps. So far, about a dozen players on four teams have been diagnosed with the illness. The virus, which usually strikes children, is very infectious and close quarters can lead to multiple victims. It can occasionally cause complications, but most victims recover quickly.
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