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MLB Owners Pick League's COO As New Commissioner

Rob Manfred, a labor lawyer who has worked for the league for 16 years, beat out Red Sox Chairman Tom Werner. Current commissioner Bud Selig says he'll retire in January.

Vigils In Ferguson And Nationwide Stay Calm, But Message Remains

After four nights of tense clashes with police and several high-profile arrests, protests appeared to calm in Ferguson, Mo., on Thursday night, with vigils held in cities nationwide.

A Virtual Outbreak Offers Hints Of Ebola's Future

As the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, it is also unfolding in a virtual sense inside the computers of scientists trying to predict how far the outbreak will spread and when it will end.

Obama: U.S. To End Aid Drops In Iraq, But Airstrikes To Continue

The president says thousands of Yazidis had been rescued from Sinjar mountain in northwestern Iraq, thanks to the targeting of Islamic insurgents who threatened them.

Attorney General Holder: Ferguson Scenes Cannot Continue

Eric Holder said federal investigators have already conducted interviews with eyewitnesses to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb.

Obama Urges Healing, Peace In Ferguson, Mo.

The president said the Department of Justice is investigating the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen in the city but that there's no excuse for violence against the police.

Gaza Students Wonder When Their Schools Will Reopen

Many were damaged in the fighting with Israel and others are still serving as shelters for Gazans who lost their homes. Even before the fighting, kids went to school in shifts owing to overcrowding.

Iraq's Prime Minister Maliki Says He Will Step Down

The longtime leader has bowed to pressure to quit his post and endorse his nominated successor. The White House commended the announcement.

Georgia Police Chief: Fixing Community-Police Relations In Ferguson Starts With Conversation

DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander is heading to Ferguson, Missouri this weekend in an effort to help restore the peace. Riots have erupted in Ferguson following last weekend's fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Alexander heads the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives and also has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology. He’s been in law enforcement for about 37 years and has seen challenging times between the police and the community while growing up and working in Miami’s Dade County.

How A Dissolvable 'Tampon' Could One Day Help Women Stop HIV

Engineers have come up with an experimental technology that could make HIV prevention as easy as using a tampon. It's based on an ultrafine fabric that's thinner than a human hair.