Here’s what I’m reading up on this morning:
- A nurse in Spain contracts Ebola.
- Meanwhile, hospitals in the U.S. continue to prepare to treat the virus, as the Obama administration increases airport screenings for travelers from Ebola-stricken countries. (I wonder if that now means Spain, too).
- Islamic State is on the verge of taking a key city on the border of Syria and Turkey.
- Morocco considers legalizing the cultivation of marijuana for medical and industrial use.
- A federal judge rules that police in Ferguson violated the constitution when they ordered protestors to remain in constant motion instead of standing still.
- The Supreme Court declines to hear any gay marriage case this term.
- Seattle’s City Council passes a resolution declaring that Columbus Day will now be Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
- Facebook’s contract bus drivers seek to unionize for better pay and working conditions.
- Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura are awarded the Nobel for physics for inventing efficient blue-light diodes, which enable energy-saving light sources.