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Dallas Emergency Management specialist Bridgette Smith, front, and Greg Guthrie, rear, manage their stations as they work with other branches of city government in the Office of Emergency Management, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Dallas. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has activated a city emergency management center after a patient was confirmed with the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Hospital sent Ebola patient home

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DALLAS — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed. The decision by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to … 0

Parents fear Ebola, remove kids from schools

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DALLAS — At L.L. Hotchkiss Elementary School, parents rushed to pull their children out of school after they received calls a student who may have had contact with the patient diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus. “I’m scared,” said Kia Collins, who has four children at the school ages 5-11. “I may keep them home all week.” It was the latest development since … 0

Iraqi Kurds fight Islamic State with aged weapons

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MAHMOUDIYAH, Iraq — The exhausted Kurdish fighters leaned against a pair of antiquated green cannons on a hill overlooking this northern Iraqi village, the ground around them littered with shrapnel from fierce battles with Islamic State militants. One of them, Moustafa Saleh, tapped the cannon with his mud-caked boots. “Russian-made,” he said, with … 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

Sorting out Syria

Sunday, September 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian … 0

Hong Kong cops use tear gas on protesters

Sunday, September 28, 2014

HONG KONG — Pro-democracy demonstrators defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from Hong Kong’s top leader to go home, as the protests over Beijing’s decision to limit political reforms expanded across the city early Monday. Hong Kong’s … 0

Modi tells Madison Square Garden India won’t look back

Sunday, September 28, 2014

NEW YORK — India’s new prime minister, once shunned by Washington, appeared before an enthusiastic crowd in a famed New York sports arena Sunday where he appealed for help from Indian-Americans to help develop his country’s economy, vowing … 0

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Sunday, September 28, 2014

TOKYO — Finally reaching the ash-covered summit of a still-erupting volcano in central Japan, rescue workers made a grim discovery Sunday: 31 apparently dead people, some reportedly buried in knee-deep ash. Four victims were brought down and confirmed … 0

Police focus search for fugitive in Pennsylvania

Sunday, September 28, 2014

PRICE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The manhunt for Eric Frein appears to have narrowed to a wooded area bordering a state forest, where residents have once again been advised to stay home as troopers patrol on foot and helicopters circle overhead. Police presence that intensified Saturday afternoon escalated Sunday … 0

GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

Sunday, September 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority on Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic White House? Congress’ persistent gridlock is due largely, but not entirely, to the current … 0

Madoff son was under scrutiny until day he died

Sunday, September 28, 2014

NEW YORK — Bernard Madoff’s last surviving son was under investigation for possible involvement in his father’s multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme until the day he died from cancer earlier this month, but scrutiny over his $16 million estate lives … 0

Out of the Ordinary

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Cops: Man fired into neighbor’s home to unload gun MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Police in Pennsylvania say a man accused of shooting a bullet through a neighbor’s window told a judge he fired the gun because it was the only way he knew how to unload it. Middletown Detective … 0

Muslims rally against extremism

Friday, September 26, 2014

PARIS — In tweets, in street gatherings and in open letters, moderate Muslims around the world are insisting that Islamic State extremists don’t speak for their religion. Many are also frustrated that anyone might think they do, and … 0