Arsenal in 15th straight Champions knockout round

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, center, is challenged by Ludogorets' Cosmin Moti during the Champions League Group B soccer match between Ludogorets and Liverpool at Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia, Bulgaria, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)Arsenal reached the knockout stage of the Champions League for the 15th straight season with a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night, and Liverpool put itself in position to advance if it wins at home over Basel next month.



Ebola vaccine seems safe in first-stage testing

FILE - This handout file photo taken Sept. 2, 2014, provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows a 39-year-old woman, the first participant enrolled in VRC 207, receiving a dose of the investigational NIAID/GSK Ebola vaccine at the National Institute of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md. The experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday. The vaccine is designed to spur the immune system’s production of anti-Ebola antibodies, and people developed them within four weeks of getting the shots at the National Institutes of Health. Half of the test group received a higher-dose shot, and those people produced more antibodies, said the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. (AP Photo/NIAID, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.



Colorado mastodon bones show ancient warmer Earth

In this Nov. 25, 2014 photo, paleontology student Hillary McLean pieces back together the tusk of an ancient mastodon, part of an extensive discovery unearthed from Snowmass, Colo., inside a workroom at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains provides a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today, scientists say. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today.



A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the future

Protesters demonstrate on the steps of the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Since a grand jury's decision was announced Monday night, Nov. 24, not to indict a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, protesters in cities throughout the country have rallied behind the refrain "hands up, don't shoot," and drawn attention to other police killings. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ferguson business owners and residents boarded up windows and cleared debris Wednesday after two nights of unrest — the second far less violent than the first — over a grand jury's decision not to indict a police officer in Michael Brown's death, even as protesters continued to hold scattered demonstrations in the area.



US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

FILE - This Nov. 19, 2014, file photo shows EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy speaking to the Center for American Progress’ Second Annual Policy Conference in Washington. The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign promises while setting up a fresh confrontation with Republicans and the energy industry. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left environmental and public health groups wanting more.





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