W. Africa Ebola outbreak tops 700 deaths

Social Commentator Alfred Sirleaf, gives comment on current events in Liberia including the deadly Ebola virus by speaking and writhing them down on a blackboard in Monrovia, Liberia, Thursday, July 31, 2014. The worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 deaths in West Africa as the World Health Organization on Thursday announced dozens of new fatalities. (AP Photo/Jonathan Paye-Layleh)FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease.

Welcome aboard: Obama lavishes praise on Castro

President Barack Obama listens as he is introduced by new Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the Housing and Urban Development Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — There were all the trappings of a campaign endorsement rally: the cheering crowds, the American flags, and the sitting president heaping praise on a fellow Democrat. All that was missing was the campaign.

Ginsburg: High court won't 'duck' gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the Supreme Court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court.
Lynch ends holdout, arrives at Seahawks camp

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch has joined Seattle Seahawks training camp after missing the first week.
Tesla posts $61.9 million loss as second-quarter sales climb

The dashboard of a Tesla Model S is shown at a Tesla Motors dealership at Corte Madera Village, an outdoor retail mall, in Corte MaderaBy Paul Lienert and Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc, the California-based maker of luxury electric cars, said Thursday it lost $61.9 million, or 50 cents a share, in the second quarter, as revenue nearly doubled to $769.3 million. The automaker has been spending heavily to update and expand its Fremont assembly plant, which builds the $70,000-plus Model S sedan, and eliminate production bottlenecks.

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