- The U.S. Senate is seeking to place major limits on NSA surveillance.
- House Speaker John Boehner has flatly refused to bring impeachment charges against President Barack Obama. "We have no plans to impeach the president. We have no future plans," Boehner declared.
- The U.S. has struck a $700 million dollar deal to sell 5,000 Hellfire missiles to Iraq.
- A hospital in Germany has agreed to accept an Ebola patient from West Africa after receiving a special request to do so from the World Health Organization. To date, the current Ebola outbreak has killed more than 670 people.
- "Israel killed at least 19 Palestinians sheltering in a school in Gaza's biggest refugee camp on Wednesday, a U.N. official said, as Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal to try to halt more than three weeks of fighting."
- The general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that the McDonald's Corporation may be held jointly liable in labor complaints made against its franchise operators. "This decision will have huge implications," labor lawyer Paul Millus told The Wall Street Journal. "It could make it possible for franchise workers to overcome the obstacle that the bargaining unit is limited to workers in single stores, making it much easier to unionize."