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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

Holder to resign

Friday, September 26, 2014

WASHINGTON — Eric Holder, America’s first black attorney general and an unflinching champion of civil rights in enforcing the nation’s laws, announced his resignation Thursday after leading the Justice Department since the first days of President Barack Obama’s … 0

US: Immigrant families fail to report to agents

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of young families caught crossing the border illegally earlier this year subsequently failed to meet with federal immigration agents, as they were instructed, the Homeland Security Department has acknowledged privately. An official with … 0

Lights, camera, drones

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — The government granted six movie and television production companies permission to use drones for filming, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday. Dozens of other … 0

Ferguson chief apologizes in video to Brown family

Thursday, September 25, 2014

ST. LOUIS — The Missouri police chief whose officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old last month released a video Thursday apologizing to the family and the community, acknowledging that Michael Brown’s body remained in the street for too … 0

‘Why did you shoot me?’

Thursday, September 25, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina state trooper’s dashboard video shows an unarmed driver being shot just seconds after he was stopped for a seatbelt offense — and the trooper, who was fired last week, has now been … 0

Obama urges world to do more to tackle Ebola

Thursday, September 25, 2014

UNITED NATIONS — President Barack Obama, in a sober assessment of international efforts to stem a deadly Ebola outbreak, warned a high-level United Nations gathering Thursday that there is a “significant gap” between what’s been offered so far … 0

For Turkish Kurds, the enemy of their enemy is still their enemy

Thursday, September 25, 2014

SURUC, Turkey — Turkey and its Kurdish population — for decades in conflict — suddenly find themselves facing a common enemy in the Islamic State group. So it may reasonable to expect prospects for long elusive peace between … 0

FBI chief: Apple, Google phone encryption is perilous

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — The FBI director on Thursday criticized the decision by Apple and Google to encrypt smartphones data so it can be inaccessible to law enforcement, even with a court order. James Comey told reporters at FBI headquarters that U.S. officials are in talks with the two companies, … 0

Making amends

Thursday, September 25, 2014

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation is poised to receive $554 million from the federal government over allegations of mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind for an American Indian tribe. Much of the … 0

US may have identified man in beheading videos

Thursday, September 25, 2014

WASHINGTON — The FBI director says the U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker. FBI Director James Comey told reporters at … 0