WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said he was considering appointing an Ebola "czar" to coordinate the fight against the virus in the United States, but he remained opposed to a ban on travel from West Africa.
DENVER (Reuters) - The two almost identical gummy bears sitting side by side, coated in sugar and tinged with the same red hue, may end up in a trick-or-treat bag, but only one is plain candy. The other is loaded with marijuana.
BOSTON (Reuters) - Attorneys for a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with lying to investigators are due back in court on Friday to continue their defense that the 21-year-old man was too high on marijuana to remember his actions.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The son of Vice President Joe Biden was discharged from the U.S. Navy reserve earlier this year after testing positive for cocaine, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
(Reuters) - A Texas health worker who may have had contact with specimens from the first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has been isolated on a cruise ship, but is showing no symptoms of the disease, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top 113 earners among staff at the Federal Reserve's Washington headquarters make an average of $246,506 per year, excluding bonuses and other benefits - more than Fed Chair Janet Yellen and nearly double the normal top government rate.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is expanding its online grocery delivery program to Brooklyn's well-heeled Park Slope neighborhood on Friday, giving the No. 1 U.S. online retailer a foothold in one of the wealthiest and densest markets in the United States.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City police persuaded a man perched on the ledge of a building near Times Square to step back, after his threat to jump led to traffic being closed for nearly two hours on Thursday afternoon, officials said.
HAMILTON Bermuda (Reuters) - Hurricane Gonzalo barreled toward Bermuda on Friday, expected to bring damaging winds and dangerous storm surge as one of the strongest storms to threaten the Atlantic island, forecasters said.