• 80 people feared exposed to Dallas Ebola patient

    Health officials: Lapse in diagnosis, quarantine should be a lesson in what not to do in future.

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  • U.S. citizen joins Syria Kurds in fight against Islamic State

    By Tom Perry and Fiona Ortiz BEIRUT/CHICAGO (Reuters) - A U.S. citizen has joined Kurdish forces fighting against Islamic State militants in northern Syria, a spokesman for the main Kurdish armed group in the country said on Thursday. The Kurdish official said that Jordan Matson had joined the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), who are mainly battling advances by Islamic State close to Syria's borders with Turkey and Iraq. "Yes it is true," YPG spokesman Redur Xelil said in an online message. "He is fighting in the Jazaa area. ...

    Reuters15 mins ago
  • How Kentucky's struggling miners view most expensive Senate race

    Once the linchpin of Kentucky's economy, the coal industry has deteriorated beyond recognition. While the miners of Clay County feel the pinch, the 2014 Senate race over Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's seat has emerged as a $100 million contest, the most expensive Senate race in American history.

  • HK police warn protesters not to charge buildings

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader didn't resign by Thursday.

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  • Matt Bai: Who says Jeb can't survive the primaries?

    So I've been catching up on all the latest accumulation of Washington wisdom and totally get why no one other than Rand Paul, Ted Cruz or the reincarnated Pat Buchanan can possibly win the Republican nomination in 2016. But, what about Jeb Bush? Or Chris Christie?

  • Why did ER send Ebola patient home?

    A Texas hospital initially released him even though he said he had been in West Africa.

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  • History fight coming to a head in suburban Denver

    DENVER (AP) — A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in suburban Denver on Thursday, with students and teachers expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote.

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  • Using 'contact tracing' to halt Ebola spread

    CDC tries to determine if U.S. Ebola patient exposed others in Dallas area.

  • W.H. fence-jumping suspect pleads not guilty

    A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife.

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  • The reporter behind Secret Service chief's ouster

    Behind the shocking revelations of incompetence and unprofessionalism that rocked the Secret Service this week is a longtime reporter who's been diligently uncovering the agency's secrets for years.

  • Mexico catches drug lord in tourist haunt

    Mexico City (AFP) - Soldiers captured one of Mexico's most-wanted drug barons in a restaurant in a colonial town popular with American tourists and retirees.

    AFP
  • U.S. Secret Service director resigns

    The recent break-in at the White House created insurmountable heat for Julia Pierson.

  • Texas Ebola patient had contact with kids

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry says school-aged children are being monitored for symptoms.

    AFP
  • Prosecutor to seek death penalty in beheading

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor said Wednesday he will seek the execution of a man accused of beheading a co-worker in a fit of rage after being suspended from his job at a food processing plant.

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  • Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance. The Dallas Ebola case, involving a man who flew back to the United States last month from Liberia, has prompted national concern over the potential for a wider spread of the deadly virus from West Africa, where at least 3,338 people have died in the worst outbreak on record. U.S. ...

    Reuters
  • Supreme Court takes no immediate action on gay marriage cases

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday took no action over whether it plans to take up the question of whether states can ban gay marriage. The seven different cases pending before the court were not mentioned in a list of new cases the court agreed to hear on Thursday ahead of its new term, which starts on Monday. The move does not necessarily mean the court will decline to hear the cases during the new term. It often takes more time to consider particularly noteworthy or complicated cases before deciding whether to take them up. ...

    Reuters19 mins ago
  • Prosecutor investigates grand jury in Ferguson shooting: NY Times

    (Reuters) - The St. Louis County prosecutor is investigating the grand jury that is considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager has ignited weeks of protests, the New York Times reported. The investigation was set off by a message posted on Twitter, in which the poster claimed to have a friend on the grand jury and said there was not enough evidence for an arrest, the Times reported on Tuesday. The grand jury is considering whether to indict officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9. ...

    Reuters
  • Texas girl kidnapped 12 years ago at age 4 found alive in Mexico

    An Austin, Texas, girl abducted 12 years ago has been found in Mexico, law enforcement officials say.

  • US, India to Team Up on Mars Exploration

    India's recent Mars success appears to have turned some heads. NASA and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will investigate ways to collaborate on future missions to Mars, officials said Tuesday (Sept. 30). The announcement comes just one week after India put its first-ever Mars probe in orbit around the Red Planet, becoming just the fourth entity — after the United States, the Soviet Union and the European Space Agency — to do so. NASA and ISRO also signed an agreement Tuesday that lays out their respective roles on the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) mission, which is scheduled to launch to Earth orbit in 2020 to study the consequences of climate change on a fine scale.

    SPACE.com
  • UN loses first staffer to virus outbreak

    "Probable Ebola" strikes member of international organization in Liberia.

    Associated Press