Raising the minimum wage continues to be one of the Democrats' top economic priorities, insisting that a higher minimum wage is critical to helping lift the working poor out of poverty. Some members of Congress put their money where their mouth is.
The two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus "have shown a slight improvement in the past 24 hours," according to Samaritan's Purse, an international evangelical Christian humanitarian agency.
Cancer is plaguing a growing number of first responders and rescuers who worked at ground zero after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. These are cancers the federal government says are thought to be directly related to that effort -- cancers like leukemia, myeloma, thyroid and prostate cancers.