Mount Holyoke College President and medical ethicist Lynn Pasquerella.
The almanac predicts a "super-cold" winter in two-thirds of the country.
A U.S. doctor who contracted Ebola has recovered after being treated with an experimental drug.
Earlier this summer the military attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages held in Syria.
Small crowds staged peaceful protests late on Wednesday, the calmest night since riots erupted over a racially-charged killing.