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Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Tom Frieden speaks during a news conference after confirming that a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, announced Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Atlanta. The person, an adult who was not publicly identified, developed symptoms days after returning to Texas from Liberia and showed no symptoms on the plane, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

CDC confirms 1st case of Ebola in US

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

DALLAS — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas — a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa. The unidentified man was critically ill and has been in isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital since Sunday, federal health officials said. … 0

Hong Kong chief says voting beats watching TV

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s embattled leader attended a flag-raising ceremony today to mark China’s National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing’s authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997. Hong Kong … 0

Judge won’t give Wyoming control of wolves

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A federal judge on Tuesday denied requests from the state of Wyoming, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service and pro-hunting groups to change last week’s decision that reinstated federal protections for wolves in the state. The decision by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson in Washington, D.C., leaves Wyoming and the Fish and Wildlife Service with the choice of either … 0

Iceland announces men-only UN meeting on women

Monday, September 29, 2014

UNITED NATIONS — Iceland is announcing a U.N. conference on women and gender equality — and only men and boys are invited. The country’s foreign affairs minister told the U.N. General Assembly of world leaders on Monday that … 0

Netanyahu slams Islamic extremists, UN rights council

Monday, September 29, 2014

UNITED NATIONS — In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are “branches of the same poisonous tree,” both bent on world domination … 0

Info? It will cost you

Monday, September 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — Officials in Ferguson, Mo., are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees’ salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old … 0

Caught in the act?

Monday, September 29, 2014

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio — A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object — a gun? … 0

Grand jury gets 2nd case on Ferguson officer

Monday, September 29, 2014

CLAYTON, Mo. — A St. Louis County grand jury will review another case involving the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old. A Circuit Court judge approved the request by county prosecutors Monday in a case involving a drug suspect arrested in February 2013 by officer … 0

US adviser: Afghanistan to sign troop deal Tuesday

Monday, September 29, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan — A senior adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama said Monday that Afghanistan will sign a deal Tuesday to allow American soldiers to remain in the country past the end of the year. John Podesta, speaking … 0

ATM fees keep climbing, survey says

Monday, September 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES — The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year. The average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed to a new high of $4.35 per transaction, according to a survey released Monday by Bankrate.com. … 0

Fed report: IRS bungles hunt for unpaid taxes

Monday, September 29, 2014

WASHINGTON — The IRS failed to take all required steps for collecting unpaid taxes from people it can’t locate in over half the cases that investigators studied, potentially costing the government a pile of lost revenue, according to a federal report released Monday. The study does not estimate … 0

Cops link 2nd case to missing Va. student arrest

Monday, September 29, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — A forensic clue uncovered in the investigation of a missing University of Virginia student has led investigators to believe they have “a significant break” in the unsolved death of another young woman who had vanished … 0

Wildlife populations down drastically

Monday, September 29, 2014

GENEVA — Populations of about 3,000 species of wildlife around the world have plummeted far worse than previously thought, according to a new study by one of the world’s biggest environmental groups. The study from the Swiss-based WWF largely blamed human threats to nature for a 52-percent decline … 0