BostonGlobe.com Headlines - October 8, 2014 October 09, 2014 Here are highlights from today's Globe: Political talk adds to Ebola apprehension: The rhetoric spreading fears about an American outbreak comes just weeks before the midterm elections. Noah Bierman reports from Washington. Ebola weighs on Rhode Island's Liberians: In the vibrant Liberian community, one of the nation’s largest, the Ebola epidemic has spurred charity, grief, and fear. Health reporter Felice J. Freyer details. US intensifies Afghan airstrikes as drawdown nears: As the US and its allies began launching airstrikes against ISIS in August, another — less public — air war was also heating up. Bryan Bender reports from Washington. Gubernatorial rivals spar over child agency, health care: The gubernatorial front-runners argued over the state’s troubled child protection system and spiraling health care costs. Political reporter Michael Levenson reports. Environmentalists recall changes in Baker's position on climate change: Attendees at a 2010 meeting say Charlie Baker said he believed climate change was not the result of human causes. Environmental reporter David Abel details. Apple orchards report harvest down this fall: After a bumper crop in 2013, many apple orchards across the region are having an off year and will end the picking season earlier than usual. Business columnist Shirley Leung details. High-tech tool to help make case for Boston Olympics: An elaborate 3-D computer model will be used to show residents how potential Olympic venues will, or will not, affect their lives. Mrak Arsenault reports. How does George H.W. Bush take his coffee?: The former president shares his coffee drinking habits for national political reporter Matt Viser's Double Shot feature.