The Note
Oct 27, 2014 1:27pm

Chris Christie Hasn’t Tweeted About Anything Besides Ebola Since Thursday

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been tweeting up a storm and, since Thursday, he’s tweeted about nothing but Ebola. He’s used his account to promote the state’s mandatory quarantines for health workers returning from West Africa — and made his case for New Jersey’s… Read More »

By Jonah Lustig

Nation
Oct 27, 2014 1:12pm

Colorado Man Vanishes at Stadium During Broncos Game

Paul Kitterman told his friend Tia Bakke that the experience  of being at his first ever Denver Broncos game in person  with his son was “awesome” — and that was the last she heard of him. The 53-year-old from Kremmling, Colorado, seemingly vanished into the… Read More »

The Note
Oct 27, 2014 1:00pm

See 4-Year-Old Girl Break Down When She Can’t Meet George Washington

We’ve seen the viral videos of the 3-year-old girl who cried because she loved Justin Bieber and the little girl who was tired of “Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney” in 2012. Now there’s a similar meltdown, this time over George Washington. Four-year-old Ava Lane of… Read More »

Celebrities
Oct 27, 2014 12:53pm

Julianne Moore Finally in a Movie Her Kids Can See

Julianne Moore doesn’t usually make films her children can see. But she pursued her latest role as Alma Coin, president of the rebellious District 13, in parts 1 and 2 of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay,” after ripping through her son’s copy of the trilogy a… Read More »

Celebrities
Oct 27, 2014 11:54am

How Mindy Kaling Responded to Being Mistaken for Malala Yousafzai

Though she now stars in her own successful series, “The Mindy Project,” Mindy Kaling still seems surprised by her own celebrity. So when she was mistaken for someone else recently, the comedian was far from offended. According to a New York Times profile, Kaling was… Read More »

By John Kapetaneas

Economy
Oct 27, 2014 9:23am

US Gas Prices at Cheapest Level in 4 Years

Morning Money Memo… Gasoline prices continue to plummet across the United States, with the average price hovering around $3.04 nationwide, down $.18 in the past 2 weeks. Gas prices are now at their lowest level in four years, sparked chiefly by the rapid decline in… Read More »

The Note
Oct 27, 2014 8:35am

How Low They Can Go

By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES WITH CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS VIRTUALLY UPON US, public disapproval of the Democrats in Congress has hit a new high in ABC News-Washington Post polls dating back 20 years. And disapproval of their Republican counterparts — while not a record — is… Read More »

Nation
Oct 26, 2014 8:53pm

Lava Advance Into Small Hawaii Town ‘Inevitable’

Hawaii emergency officials acknowledged today that the steady advance of red-hot lava into the small town of Pahoa appears “inevitable.” The lava is now just a few hundred yards away from homes, close enough that residents can now see the reddish glow of molten lava… Read More »

By Geetika Rudra

Nation
Oct 26, 2014 5:17pm

Lake Tahoe Hikers Taking Too Many Dangerous Bear Selfies

When park rangers tell hikers to leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures, they probably aren’t talking about selfies. At least that’s what visitors to Taylor Creek in South Lake Tahoe, California, are learning. Park officials say that too many people are trying… Read More »

The Note
Oct 26, 2014 2:03pm

Bill Clinton: Gender and Racial Politics ‘Greatest Threat’ to Country’s Future‏

WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton warned Saturday night that despite great gains for the gay and transgender community, the lines of gender and race in politics could still cast a shadow in the years ahead. Clinton was the keynote speaker at the Human Rights… Read More »