When two U.S. aid workers sick with Ebola arrive in Atlanta from Africa, they will be whisked into one of the most sophisticated hospital isolation units in the country. One of the Americans is due to arrive at the unit at Emory University Hospital on Saturday. Both worked in a Liberian hospital that treated Ebola patients until they too were diagnosed with the disease. It will be the first time anyone infected with Ebola is brought into the country.
Conservative MP Eve Adams, who has been in a contentious nomination battle in the new Toronto-area riding of Oakville North-Burlington, says she is dropping out for health reasons. Adams says in an emailed statement that she suffered a concussion last February and has not fully recovered. Adams in turn has accused rival Natalia Lishchyna of improperly using data research firms to phone members at home. Adams fiance, Dimitri Soudas, had to resign as executive director of the Conservative party when it was perceived he was using his position to help Adams.
By John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell on Friday and recorded its biggest weekly decline since early May, rattled by uncertainty about U.S. Federal Reserve's interest-rate stance and by fears that Argentina's debt default might signal broader instability. Global markets have tumbled since the default by Argentina earlier this week, with geopolitical tensions exacerbating the negative sentiment. Data on Friday showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs than expected in July and the unemployment rate edged up. This is it,” said Marcus Xu, portfolio manager and president at M.Y. Capital Management Corp in Vancouver.
By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - Auto sales in Canada in July rose to a record high for the month, up 11.3 percent from a year earlier, an industry analyst said on Friday, with strong truck sales pushing both Chrysler [CHRY.UL] and Ford Motor Co to record performances. Overall, automakers sold 176,995 vehicles in July, Dennis DesRosiers of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, said in a report. Meanwhile, Scotiabank analyst Carlos Gomes wrote in a note that sales are set to hit a record of 1.77 million vehicles this year. Gomes said volumes are being lifted by "the best vehicle affordability in decades, low interest rates and improving consumer confidence, especially in Western Canada, where the labor market is healthiest." General Motors Co said its July sales jumped 25 percent from a year earlier to 23,973 vehicles.
By Tim Hepher PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus's summer sales campaign with the new A330neo airliner has triggered warnings of potential oversupply in the wide-body market and of a bruising price battle as the older-generation model undercuts rival Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. Two weeks after Airbus announced a revamp of its A330 at the Farnborough Airshow, the battle for wide-body sales is heating up as Delta Air Lines seeks to renew part of its fleet. The aerospace industry is focusing on squeezing the maximum life out of existing products following some expensive upsets, including delays and technical problems on the 787 and Airbus's A380 superjumbo. Airbus has upgraded the A330, and Boeing has updated its larger 777, even as both companies pour billions into developing next-generation models such as the 787 and the forthcoming A350.
By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe touted the success of his economic policies on a visit to Brazil on Friday and said it was time for the two nations to expand their trade and investment partnership. On the first visit to Brazil in a decade by a Japanese prime minister, Japanese banks extended $700 million in loans to boost Brazilian soy and corn exports to Japan and help finance oil platform construction for Brazil's growing offshore oil industry. Abe told Brazilian business leaders that Japan has closed a 15-year deflation cycle since his stimulus policies began to kick in and there is great potential to expand trade and investment with Latin America's biggest economy. "With Japan growing again, we can grow with other nations," he said in comments to executives translated by an interpreter.
Two American tourists charged with "anti-state" crimes in North Korea said Friday they expect to be tried soon and pleaded for help from the U.S. government to secure their release from what they say could be long prison terms. In their first appearance since being detained more than three months ago, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle told a local AP Television News crew that they were in good health and were being treated well. Fowle said he fears his situation will get much worse once he goes on trial. North Korea says the two committed hostile acts which violated their status as tourists.
After "Scott Pilgrim" drew scores of comic book fans with its magic-realist take on young adulthood — complete with evil ex-boyfriends and video game-inspired fight scenes — creator Bryan Lee O'Malley turned his unique gaze to a later chapter in life. At the self-reflective age just before 30, she is older than the 23-year-old hero of "Scott Pilgrim" and more consumed by regret. "I think it's natural as you get to the end of your twenties to start thinking about what you could have done differently — whether they went well or whether they went terribly," said O'Malley in a phone interview. I had a movie made (2010's "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World") and all that stuff.
Robert Kennedy Jr. and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" actress Cheryl Hines are planning to tie the knot in a wedding at the Kennedy compound in Massachusetts. Kennedy's cousin Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman, says the wedding is planned for Saturday afternoon at Ethel Kennedy's home in Hyannis Port on Cape Cod. The 60-year-old Robert Kennedy is an environmental lawyer and activist who lives in New York. He is son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy and the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.
By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Edouard Manet's 1881 celebrated portrait "Le Printemps," which has been owned by the same family for a century, will be auctioned for the first time this year and could fetch up to $35 million, Christie's auction house said on Friday. The rare profile painting of the young Parisian actress Jeanne Demarsy, one of Manet's most famous works, will be among the highlights of Christie's Impressionist and Modern Art sale in New York on November 5. If sold for $35 million, the high pre-sale estimate, "Le Printemps" would surpass the record $33.2 million paid for Manet's "Self Portrait with a Palette" in London four years ago. Adrien Meyer, international director at Christie's, said the painting is one of the last museum-quality works by Manet to come to auction.
(Reuters) - Spaniard Sergio Garcia birdied the final seven holes to match the course record and storm to a three-stroke lead after the second round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio on Friday. The British Open runner-up put on a clinic on the greens, one-putting the final 11 holes for an astonishing nine-under-par 61 on the demanding Firestone Country Club course. He tied the course record set by compatriot Jose Maria Olazabal in 1990, and his back nine of 27 beat the old record by two strokes. Englishman Justin Rose (67) was in second place on eight-under, followed by Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy (64) and Australian Marc Leishman (69) on seven-under, with defending champion Tiger Woods 10 shots adrift.
(Reuters) - Indiana Pacers All Star forward Paul George suffered an ugly horror leg injury while playing in a Team USA practice game at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas on Friday. The 24-year-old landed awkwardly on his right leg after contesting a layup attempt by James Harden of the Houston Rockets early in the fourth quarter. Several players, including Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose, were visibly upset as George received medical treatment before being taken off the court on a stretcher.
(Reuters) - Top seed Serena Williams came from a set down to book her place in the Stanford Classic semi-finals with a hard-earned 2-6 6-3 7-5 win against fifth-seeded Serb Ana Ivanovic on Friday. Serena, whose sister Venus was beaten in three sets by Germany's Andrea Petkovic earlier in the day, initially struggled on a fast playing surface but gradually found her range to seal victory in just under two hours.
The B.C. Lions welcomed a dose of confidence from a 25-24 win over the Calgary Stampeders on Friday. A week ago, the Lions felt rather demoralized. Trailing Calgary by 11 points at the half Friday, the Lions offence came to life. Andrew Harris rushed for a four-yard touchdown and Ernest Jackson scored on a 65-yard catch in the fourth quarter to claw out the victory.
Ariana Grande is the new princess of pop, topping the charts with her addictive single "Problem," impressing critics with her thick, gliding vocal range and maintaining an image that her young Nickelodeon fans can vibe with, signature ponytail and all. Her sophomore album, "My Everything," arrives Aug. 25 at midnight, moments after the MTV Video Music Awards, where Grande is nominated for three moonmen.
Chris Colfer's time on "Glee" is coming to an end, but the actor/bestselling author appears to have a possible future on the big screen with his popular book series, "The Land of Stories." The 24-year-old visited Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday and told Billy Bush and guest co-host Jack Osbourne that his series could make its way to theaters. "When I first started the series, I was completely against doing a movie and how movies are seen as conclusions to book series.
Nicola Peltz is smokin’ hot and social media is going crazy over the 19-year-old "Transformers: Age of Extinction" star. Celebrity hair stylist Adir Abergel created a graphic off-the-shoulder style for Nicola, which was inspired by the lines and movement of the dress. Adir accentuated the look with a deep-sided part perfectly in balance with the architecture of the dress.
Drew Barrymore's half-sister, Jessica Barrymore, has been found dead near San Diego. According to San Diego's KNSD and 10 News, she was found in her car early Tuesday morning in National City, near San Diego. 10 News reported that Jessica Barrymore's car was blocking a woman's driveway and when the woman attempted to speak with her Barrymore, she was unresponsive. According to an eyewitness, Jessica Barrymore's car was seen parked in the spot where she was found six hours prior to being found dead.
How does the sequel to SyFy's instant campy classic "Sharknado" meet the unexpected success of last summer's original? By sticking to the formula, says Ian Ziering, who stars in the film as Fin Shepard. "We didn't set the bar too high in the first one," the former "Beverly Hills, 90210" actor said in a phone interview from New York. "Sharknado 2: The Second One," set to premiere Wednesday on Space, moves the action from Los Angeles to New York, where a tornado full of bloodthirsty sharks touches down on the city.