New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has backed off some of his quarantine restrictions for doctors and others who may have been exposed to Ebola. The state will also reimburse quarantined individuals for lost pay if their jobs don't (and why would they if they know NY's gonna?). The White House criticized Cuomo's restrictions, as well as those of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, as too restrictive.
- The Bush clan is preparing for Jeb Bush to run for president.
- Uber unexpectedly launched UberX in Philadelphia this weekend; the city responded by seizing at least five cars after having parking authority employees call in rides.
- Staffers at NYC TV are complaining that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is treating the government-owned channel like his own personal campaign media arm.
- Police in Canada say the Ottawa gunman was motivated by ideology and politics to commit a terrorist act; his mother wrote an open letter over the weekend blaming mental illness and insisting her son wanted to go to Saudi Arabia to study Islam not Syria to fight with rebels.
- Voters in Brazil re-elected Dilma Rousseff president by the narrowest margin in three decades.
Offbeat options for waiting out the apocalypse.
A new study in Lancet Infectious Diseases makes a somewhat lower estimate
Early and wide testing helps curtail the epidemic while casting light on the prevalence and lethality of the virus.
Rules designed to keep alcohol safe for children are slowing down production of a product that’s in short supply.
Students who would have graduated this spring can start practicing medicine immediately.