It's the afternoon of Wednesday, October 14 and these are the top stories you need to know right now on AOL.com.
1. Brothel owner Dennis Hof on Lamar Odom: 'He was in bad shape'
The owner of the Nevada brothel where Lamar Odom was found unconscious said today the former NBA star "looked terrible" when they found him and first responders "thought he might not make it."
2. US El Niño forecast: California, East to bear brunt of impacts this winter
Scientists say this year's El Nino could be one of the worst in 50 years, with California and the East Coast getting the hardest hit.
3. Dole recalls spinach because of possible salmonella contamination
Produce company Dole recalled bagged spinach being sold in 13 states this week because they may be tainted with salmonella.
4. Condition of hospitalized Ebola nurse in UK worsens
A London nurse is now critically ill after suffering complications from Ebola following a trip to Sierra Leone last year, hospital officials said in a statement today.
5. Exploited children recovered in nationwide sex trafficking sting
The FBI announced it completed one of the most successful human trafficking busts in the U.S. after it arrested 12 people and rescued 19 underage victims in Detroit.
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