1. EBOLA IN THE U.S.
A possible second case of Ebola has been identified in Texas: a patient who had been in close contact with the first U.S.-diagnosed patient while both were still in Liberia, where they contracted the disease. DAILY NEWS
2. SECRET SERVICE
The director of the Secret Service, Julia Pierson, has resigned in the wake of several security lapses surrounding the President and White House. Pierson, a 30-year veteran, was supposed to help repair the agency’s reputation after the prostitution scandal. NY TIMES
3. MIDDLE EAST
The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for Israelis to withdraw from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem. They’re also asking for $4 billion to rebuild Gaza. ASSOCIATED PRESS
7-Eleven is teaming up with P90X fitness program creator Tony Horton to launch a line of affordable, healthy food and pressed juices at its convenience stores. Look for spicy quinoa, kale juice and a grilled chicken sandwich with blueberry mustard. LA TIMES
5. STOCK MARKET
The Dow plunged 238 points on Wednesday. October has a “spooky” reputation on WallStreet, known for huge market swings including the 1929 crash, Black Monday in 1987, and the tipping point in the 2008 financial crisis. CNBC
Earth’s wildlife has dropped by half since 1970, according to a new report from WWF and other agencies. The decline can be seen in river and oceans and on land, and is the result of human activities like fishing, hunting and habitat destruction. WALL STREET JOURNAL
7. JETER: WHAT’S NEXT
Derek Jeter has started a new website: The Players’ Tribune. The site aims to connect athletes and fans and to “provide unique insight into the daily sports conversation and to publish first-person stories directly from athletes.” SEE WEBSITE
LeBron James has produced two television shows that will debut this month, one on Disney HD and one on Starz. Both sports-related shows are inspired by James’ personal experiences. HNGN
LeBron is taking his talents to the Magic Kingdom.
The new American Horror Story: Freak Show trailer is out, featuring scenes from the FX hit’s new season. Worth it just for Sarah Paulson’s portrayal of conjoined twins. Check out the trailer in all its freaky glory: WATCH
… Beyonce and Jay Z with David Beckham at a soccer game in Paris. SEE PIC
Beyonce: I can’t get this program to fit in my purse.
Beckham: Bend it, Bey. Bend it like… like me.
11. OTHER SHTUFF
NYC’s taxi drivers have put out their own calendar, featuring drivers posing in or near their cabs throughout the city. A portion of sales to go charity. SEE CALENDAR
Is there a secret code in the medallion numbers? Because some of us would like to be able to flag these cabs.
@AaronFullerton: Someone in LA could email you a script, and it would still be shorter than an email describing where to park when you visit them.
And that’s what you ‘Need 2 Know’ on Thursday, October 2, 2014…