Official: NYPD chokehold killed man NBC New York: A New York City medical examiner has ruled the death of Eric Garner, 43, a homicide, saying a chokehold while in police custody killed him. The examiner said Garner’s asthma, obesity and hypertensive cardiovascular disease were contributing factors.
Judge: Girl in ‘Slenderman’ stabbing case mentally unfit for trial Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: A judge ruled Friday that Morgan Geyser, one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate over obsessions with the fictional character Slenderman, is not competent to stand trial.
University: Atlanta hospital to treat Ebola patient Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Emory University Hospital in Atlanta is expected to receive a patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus within the next several days, the university announced.
JUST IN: U.S. and U.N. officials say Israel and Hamas have agreed to an unconditional 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire.
Gas explosions hit Taiwan city, causing fatalities BBC News, AP: At least 15 are dead and 228 injured after a series of explosions in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
WHO: Ebola virus death toll now at 729 AFP: 57 more deaths from the Ebola epidemic in west Africa have pushed the overall death toll from the outbreak to 729, according to the World Health Organization.
Netanyahu: Israel will destroy Hamas’ tunnels no matter what Reuters: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would not accept any ceasefire that stopped Israel from completing the destruction of militants’ infiltration tunnels.
NYT: American suicide bomber returned home before Syria attack The New York Times reports that a Florida man who launched a suicide bombing in northern Syria had returned to the U.S.
US House authorizes GOP-lead lawsuit against Obama NBC News: The U.S. House voted on Wednesday to authorize a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for his use of executive actions.
England’s historic Eastbourne Pier badly damaged in fire Guardian: The Eastbourne Pier, a Victorian-era attraction in East Sussex, England, went up in flames on Wednesday after a fire started in the arcade on the pier.
Aid group evacuates workers from West Africa amid Ebola outbreak ABC News: An American aid group has begun evacuating nonessential personnel from West Africa after two of its workers contracted the deadly Ebola virus.
Israeli airstrike topples minaret of Gaza mosque NBC News: Israeli aircraft struck dozens of Gaza sites on Wednesday, including five mosques it said were being used by militants, while several other areas came under tank fire.
NBC: Allison Williams to play Peter Pan in live production Allison Williams, a star of the hit HBO show “Girls,” will play the titular role in NBC’s upcoming live broadcast production of “Peter Pan,” the network confirmed on Wednesday.
Officials: Dozens trapped after landslide hits village in India AP: A landslide hit a village in western India following torrential rains Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and raising fears that more than 150 people could be trapped.
Water main break floods UCLA campus, nearby streets Los Angeles Times: A massive water line main break near the UCLA campus sent a 30-foot geyser into the air and flooded nearby streets and the campus on Tuesday afternoon.
Netflix, AT&T sign interconnection deal Washington Post: AT&T is the latest company to sign a deal with Netflix to ensure streaming videos get to consumers with lagging or delay.
ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith for 1 week CNNMoney: ESPN announced commentator Stephen A. Smith will be suspended for one week in the wake of his remarks about domestic abuse.
US, EU announce new sanctions against Russia USA TODAY: President Obama announced Tuesday that the European Union will join with the US in a new round of sanctions against Russia.
New York Times: The NCAA has reached a settlement with former college athletes who brought a class-action lawsuit against the organization regarding its head injury policies.
Gaza Strip’s only power plant knocked out by Israeli shelling Reuters: Israeli tank fire hit the fuel depot of the Gaza Strip’s only power plant on Tuesday, witnesses said, cutting electricity to Gaza City and many other parts of the Palestinian enclave of 1.8 million people.