Amber Vinson, the second Dallas nurse to become infected with Ebola, was given the green light to board an airplane by the CDC despite the fact that she was running a low-grade fever at the time. "Vinson was not told that she could not fly," a government spokesperson admitted.
- In response to the Amber Vinson fiasco, the CDC may soon have the names of health care workers who treat Ebola patients added to the government's no-fly list.
- Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, told CNN, "I don't see" ISIS gaining control of Baghdad. "I'm confident we can assist the Iraqis to keep Baghdad from falling."
- "On Wednesday night, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) refused (for a short time) to take the debate stage with former governor Charlie Crist (D), reportedly because Crist had a fan—something he often uses during public appearances—at his feet."
- The California Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal filed by opponents of Gov. Jerry Brown's high-speed rail project.
- Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-ying says his government is prepared to meet with student protesters.