Here’s what I’m reading up on today:
- Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., is in critical condition. Meanwhile, Dallas officials are also considering charging him with a crime. A Nebraska hospital prepares for the arrival of another Ebola patient, Ashoka Mukpo, coming home to the U.S. for treatment.
- The parents of another ISIS hostage from the U.S. who may be beheaded release a statement and photos.
- The Nobel prizes in science kick off this week; the prize in medicine goes to three who located the brain’s internal GPS. The prize in physics will be announced Tuesday and the prize in chemistry on Wednesday.
- Some protesters against protestors in Hong Kong are sexually assaulting women.
- The Supreme Court opens a new term today and the SCOTUSblog has the best round-up for what to expect.
- Hewlett-Packard will soon become two companies; one will focus on computers and printers, the other on tech services.
- Facebook may soon introduce a payment service similar to PayPal.
- 89-year-old B.B. King cancels his tour after being diagnosed with dehydration and exhaustion.
- Could these gorgeous yet scary-looking cloud waves be a new addition to the International Cloud Atlas?