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    Talk Back: Ebola outbreak
    Was President Obama right to send U.S. troops and resources to Africa to battle the Ebola outbreak?

    (Tell us why or why not?)
    ( Photo: Merrick Morton )
    Review: 'Gone Girl' leaps successfully from page to screen

    Anchored by blistering performances from Rosamund Pike as a beautiful wife who goes missing and Ben Affleck as her prime-suspect husband, 'Gone Girl' is as mesmerizing to watch as the book was to read.  
    (Ben Margot / AP)
    Raiders' new coach Sparano: 'They've forgotten how to win'

    Tony Sparano was introduced as the Raiders' 20th head coach, less than 24 hours after Dennis Allen got fired. 
    Wild card round: Crazy, exciting, totally unfair

    Angels' Mike Scioscia, three other managers including former A's skipper Tony La Russa, spearheaded Major League Baseball's one-game, all-or-nothing wild-card round.  
    (Doug Duran/Bay Area News Group)
    'Yarn-bombing' artists hit a number of Bay Area cities with unexpected and whimsical knitted creations

    A growing number of Bay Area cities from Oakland and Berkeley, San Jose to San Mateo are seeing the sometimes odd and mysterious appearance of knitted creations on their streets -- and sometimes sponsoring more organized "yarn bombing events" -- that add a little bit of color, whimsy or even make a social or political statement by covering everything from bike racks, benches, fire hydrants, trees and statues.  


    (Manu Fernandez/AP)
    EBay to spin off PayPal business in 2015

    EBay said on Tuesday it will spin off PayPal into a separate, publicly traded company, more than a decade after acquiring the lucrative online payments business.