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U.S. Government Says 7.8 Million Vehicles Have Faulty Airbags



DETROIT — The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected.

The government’s auto safety agency is now warning 7.8 million car owners that inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed. The original warning Monday covered 4.7 million vehicles.

Jim Carrey Gets Spooky in New Halloween ‘SNL’ Promo



Jim Carrey is hosting Saturday Night Live for the third time pm Saturday. He previously took over Studio 8H in 1996 and 2011.

In the ’80s, Carrey auditioned for the late night show and was rejected twice, a decision that NBC executives are probably still face-palming over. His promos with Aidy Bryant have all the makings of a solid, crazy Halloween episode, featuring Iggy Azalea as the musical guest.

Red Cross: Ebola Could Be Contained Within 6 Months



BEIJING — A top Red Cross official said Wednesday that he is confident the Ebola epidemic that has killed thousands of people in West Africa can be contained within four to six months.

Elhadj As Sy, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, told a news conference in Beijing that the time frame is possible if there is “good isolation, good treatment of the cases which are confirmed,” and “safe burials” of those who die from the disease.


Teddy the Dog Desperately Tries to Retrieve Ball From Evil Chair



Poor Teddy. At least you can still get by on your looks.

Teddy — who is “not the brightest dog in the world,” according to his owner — tries to retrieve his precious ball from between the spokes on the back of a kitchen chair. For a gleaming moment, he barely figures out how to go around to the front, but he sadly still ends up defeated by his wooden foe.

It’s okay, pup. You’ll get it one day.

70% of People Worldwide Pronounce ‘GIF’ With a Hard ‘G’



You can’t imagine how painful it was to write this headline. For those of us who are correct human beings, our brain juices boil to hear that hard “G.” And don’t throw Obama in our faces; he’s not the inventor of the GIF, after all.

Regardless of what’s right, 70% of the world pronounces it “ghif.”

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A Taste of Home: Agriculture Programs Help Refugees Adjust



Bitter melon was for sale at the Ohio City Farm in Cleveland for the first time this year. There was a woman from Burma, a trainee at the The Refugee Response’s Refugee Empowerment Agricultural Program, on hand to give shoppers suggestions for preparing the pungent cousin of squash and cucumbers. (Chopped and sauteed with onion, she advised.) But for the immigrant and refugee shoppers at the farm, cooking bitter melon and foods such as okra, mustard greens, long beans and red roselle is…

Are You For or Against the Pumpkin Spice Latte?



The Pumpkin Spice Latte, otherwise known as the “PSL,” is one of the most controversial drinks of all time. Debates rage on through coffee shops as to whether it’s a fun seasonal treat or, frankly, a fad that needs to go away.

So which side are you on?

We hit the streets of the Big Apple to find out where people stand on this topic

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Death of the Wallet? An Exploration of Mobile Payments



While today’s Apple Pay launch is exciting for iPhone owners, it must be reiterated that Apple is neither the first, nor the only player in the mobile payments space. Many technology companies and payment startups have played in the space for years, forcing changes in consumer behaviors and helping people warm up to storing their precious credit card information on a phone. Read more…

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Nepal Ends Blizzard Rescue Efforts as Death Toll Nears 40



Nepal wrapped up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to have been stranded on a trekking route by a series of deadly blizzards are now safe.

At least 39 people, including trekkers from Canada, India, Israel, Slovakia, Poland and Japan, died in the blizzards and avalanches that swept the Himalayas last week, battering the popular Annapurna trekking circuit. Nepalese officials said they rescued 407 people, 226 of them foreigners.

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How to Watch the Partial Solar Eclipse on Thursday



Millions of people across North America could have a chance to observe a partial solar eclipse next week, weather permitting.

Although the Oct. 23 partial solar eclipse may not be as spectacular as a total eclipse, it is still a beautiful and interesting event to witness. The sight of the moon gradually moving across the face of the sun fills most people with awe.

The best views of the eclipse will be in the north, in Alaska…