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Gay marriage developments across the nation

>>Associated Press   It’s been more than a week since a flurry of gay marriage developments began with the Supreme Court’s denial of appeals from five states, allowing for expansion of marriage rights. Shortly afterward, a federal court in the West struck down bans in Idaho and Nevada. Recent developments on same-sex marriage around the […]

You probably don’t have Ebola, so calm down

Oh, America, you’re so charming. Never mind the almost 4500 people who have died of Ebola in West Africa. No one gives a damn about them, but don’t bring it here, no way. Ebola hemorrhagic fever has recently found a home in the land of the free. One man died and two nurses contracted the disease. […]

Features

Lady Govs soccer falls to Jacksonville State

>>Andy Franklin, Staff Writer   The Lady Govs looked to open their senior weekend with a victory over Ohio Valley Conference foe Jacksonville State at Morgan Brothers Field, but could not hold on through the second half as the Lady Govs fell to #3 JSU 5-0. The Lady Govs accumulated eight shots in the first half, but […]

New US Ebola case a nurse who treated man in Texas

>>Associated Press DALLAS — The second health care worker diagnosed with Ebola in Texas is a 29-year-old nurse who treated a Liberian man in the days before he died of the disease in a Dallas hospital. Medical records provided to The Associated Press by Thomas Eric Duncan’s family show Amber Joy Vinson inserted catheters, drew […]

Sports

Monday Blog: ‘A special night for a lot of people’

One win may not seem like a big deal, but for Austin Peay Football, a victory goes a long way. “It was a special night for a lot of people,” head coach Kirby Cannon said, reflecting on his first victory. One of those individuals is Cannon himself, who went through a treacherous season a year […]

APSU Football knocks off Racers to end losing streak

Rejoice, Austin Peay. The nation’s longest losing streak is over. Coming into Saturday, it had been 700 days since Governors Football experienced the thrill of victory. Eighteen games resulted in 18 losses, but head coach Kirby Cannon maintained a high confidence level. The community, University, and most importantly, the players, trusted the process, and it […]

Perspectives

White House threatens to ban selfies with Obama

>> Chelsea Leonard The Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz lucked up with taking what may be the last presidential selfie with Obama. Ortiz snapped the shot while he visited the White House with the 2013 World Series winners. Unknown to the president, Ortiz has an endorsement deal with Samsung, the company that sponsors the phone […]

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Royals edge Orioles 2-1 to take 3-0 lead in ALCS

>>Associated Press   KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Mike Moustakas had his eye on the ball from the moment it left Adam Jones’s bat, tracking it against the bright lights of Kauffman Stadium. When it settled into his glove and he tumbled into a dugout suite, a dozen fans were waiting to pick him right back up. […]

Too soon? How about not at all for Ebola Halloween

LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press NEW YORK  — No holiday screams pop culture controversy quite like Halloween. So what’s the costume flap of the year? It might just be Ebola, as in Ebola zombies, bloody Ebola patients and faux protective gear. Twitter and other social media were abuzz leading into the holiday with talk of hazmat […]

CDC says it missed opportunities to contain Ebola

EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas — In the days after the first diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S., the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was resolute in his confidence about hospitals’ ability to manage the virus. “Essentially any hospital in the country can take care […]

Bomb threat call near campus

>>Staff Report On Wednesday, Oct. 8, at approximately 11:15 a.m., the Clarksville Police Department responded to a bomb threat call to the Montgomery County Courthouse in downtown Clarksville, less than a mile away from APSU. The threat was made by an anonymous call to 911. The CPD, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Clarksville Fire and […]