By Kylie MacLellan and Alistair Smout LONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour party could be almost wiped out in Scotland at a UK-wide election next year, a poll showed on Thursday, raising questions about its ability to defeat Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives. The poll, by Ipsos MORI, showed Labour could lose 90 percent of its MPs in Scotland with just 23 percent of voters planning to back the left-leaning party, which has been hurt by the rising popularity of the Scottish National Party (SNP). The SNP led a failed bid to secure Scottish independence in a referendum last month, but has since bounced back and its ratings remain high. If Labour's support in Scotland did collapse in a May UK-wide election, the party's chances of unseating Cameron in what is shaping up to be one of the closest electoral contests in modern British history would be badly weakened.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while the crisis in Sierra Leone is going to get worse, the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history.