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"The November Man" stars Pierce Brosnan (above) as Peter Devereaux, who left the spy life after a mission had gone bad. Several years later, Devereaux is called back into action after his trainee, played by Luke Bracey (below), gets into trouble. (Photographs by Relativity Media via Associated Press)

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The November Man’

“The November Man” is a movie made for forgetting. Plodding, bland, and listless, it’s the kind of movie you flip by at midnight on cable four years after its theatrical release and wonder: Did I see that? What was it about? How does it end? And then you fall asleep.

This photo taken on July 20, 2014, shows a motorcycle rider on a backcountry road heading to Graham, about 45 miles northeast of Idaho City, Idaho. Getting to Graham means going through a long gravel road and over an 8,300-foot pass before descending into the headwaters of the North Fork of the Boise River.  (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Roger Phillips)  LOCAL TELEVISION OUT (KTVB 7); MANDATORY CREDIT

Higher Ground: Prayer policy

- The Washington Times

The town at the center of a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that endorsed prayers before government meetings has adopted new guidelines that have some worried that nonreligious groups will be limited in their participation.

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Miley Cyrus' date turns self in, posts bail

- Associated Press

The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night.

Dr. Robert Palinkas, director of the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois, poses in an exam room in Urbana, Ill., Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Extra health checks are part of protocols campuses throughout the United States have in place as they prepare for as many as 10,000 students from Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where more than 1,000 people have died in the worst Ebola outbreak in history. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

- Associated Press

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

Actor arrested with Jackie Chan's son released

Associated Press

A Taiwanese actor arrested on drug charges along with the son of Hong Kong film star Jackie Chan was released Friday after two weeks in detention, amid a broad anti-drug crackdown in China's capital that has ensnared several celebrities.

EXCHANGE: Decatur bench presser tops 500 pounds

- Associated Press

When Sylvester Stallone's character is asked to explain his battle philosophy in "Rambo: First Blood Part II," he replies: "To survive a war, you gotta become war."

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

- Associated Press

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for containing the virus, and scientists are fast-tracking efforts to find a treatment or vaccine.

Russian doctor Valentine Safronov stands inside a mobile medical lab donated by the Russian government to assist with the Ebola out-brake in Conakry, Guinea, Tuesday, Aug.  26, 2014.  The Ebola virus may have the "upper hand" in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa but experts can stop the virus' spread, a top American health official said at the start of his visit to the hardest-hit countries. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)

Despite Ebola fears, games ordered to go ahead

- Associated Press

Despite a deadly Ebola outbreak in a fifth country, the Confederation of African Football said Thursday that qualifiers for the continent's top tournament will go ahead as planned next month, sweeping aside protests from a number of fearful teams.

Buy a mere ticket? How quaint. Be a team 'member'

- Associated Press

The change made by the Kansas City Chiefs a few years ago was subtle - one word, really - yet it ushered a pronounced change in the way the franchise viewed its most important fans.

Judge: rule Friday if no abortion law agreement

- Associated Press

A federal judge on Thursday asked lawyers battling over Louisiana's new, restrictive abortion law for an agreement that apparently could let clinics stay open - at least for a while - after the law takes effect Sept. 1.

These undated photos provided by the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office shows Jonathan Conklin, left, and Charles Sanford. Conklin and Sanford were arrested Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in the fatal shooting of Mary Whitaker, an orchestra musician, during a robbery in her western New York home on Aug. 20, authorities said. (AP Photo/Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office)

Suspects in New York violinist's death held

- Associated Press

Two homeless men accused of killing a concert violinist during a robbery in her rural home were ordered held without bail Thursday after a prosecutor detailed how the 61-year-old musician was shot twice and stabbed after opening her door to let them use her phone.