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First Ebola case diagnosed in U.S., CDC says

Texas Presbyterian Hospital Dallas Ebola (Jason Sickles, Yahoo News0Texas man just back from West Africa confirmed as first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.


U.S. loosens civilian death policy in IS fight

Residents inspect damaged buildingsExclusive: New standards in Iraq, Syria follow reports of Idlib missile strike casualties.


Police in manhunt for ambush suspect find pipe bombs

A U.S. Marshal patrols along Mill Creek near Clarks Road in Barrett Township, Pa., Monday, Sept 29, 2014, as the search for Eric Frein continues since the Pennsylvania State Police shooting at Blooming Grover Sept 12. Frein is a suspect in an ambush that killed a Pennsylvania State Police officer and critically wounded another. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, MIchael J. Mullen)State police searching for a man accused of killing a state trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt.


Tsarnaev sister appears in court for alleged bomb threat

FILE- In this Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Ailina Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, departs district court in Boston's South Boston neighborhood. Tsarnaeva has been arrested in New York City for allegedly threatening to bomb a Harlem woman. Police say that she is charged with aggravated harassment for threatening the woman over the phone on Monday, Aug. 25. She was issued an appearance ticket and is due back in court on Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister's latest brush with the law puts a family caught up in the mystery over the 2013 attacks back in the spotlight.


Louisville high school placed on lockdown

Members of the Louisville SWAT team prepare to enter Fern Creek High School to do a sweep Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Ky. One child was injured and a high school was evacuated after a report of weapons seen on the campus in Louisville, police said Tuesday. Spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says the child sustained non-life threatening injuries and that a parent was with the child. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)One student injured, school evacuated after reports of weapon on campus: police.


1 student injured, 2nd in custody at N.C. high school

1 student shot, 2nd in custody at NC high schoolA shooting at a North Carolina high school early Tuesday left one male student wounded and another in custody, officials say.


25 killed in Baghdad car bomb, mortar attacks

Security forces inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in the town of Ashar, in the Basra region, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Officials say a wave of bombings targeted commercial areas across Iraq, killing and wounding dozens of people. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jourani)BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 35 people were killed in a wave of car bomb and mortar attacks in mainly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, Iraqi police and medical sources said. It was one of the most violent days the capital has witnessed since U.S.-led forces began bombing Islamic State insurgents in Iraq last month. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks but Islamic State, ultra-radical Sunni Muslim militants who seized swathes of northern Iraq in June, claimed several suicide bombings in the capital earlier this year. ...


Police officer kills man through car door in his driveway

In this Feb. 18, 2013 photo released by the Columbia County (Ga.) Sheriff`s Office, Earnest Satterwhite poses for a booking bug. Satterwhite spent some of the last moments of his life fleeing from officers that wanted to pull the 68-year-old man over on suspicion of drunken driving. Seconds after he pulled into a driveway off a dirt road in Edgefield County, an officer opened fired, leaving him one of 75 people in South Carolina killed by an officer since 2010. (AP Photo/Columbia County (Ga.) Sheriff`s Office)Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with a habit of ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over — an act of defiance that ultimately got him killed.


U.K. launches first airstrikes on IS in Iraq

A Royal Air Force Tornado GR4 fighter jet prepares to land at the Akrotiri British airbase in Cyprus, after returning from a mission over Iraq on September 27, 2014British tornado jets destroyed IS heavy weapons post, machine gun-mounted vehicle: report.


No more 'paper or plastic': California becomes 1st state to ban plastic bags

California becomes first state to ban plastic bagsGov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways. A national coalition ...


Hong Kong protesters won't stop rallies

Pro-democracy demonstrators let an ambulance go through as the protestors gather for the third night in Hong Kong on September 30, 2014Numbers swell for a third night before national holiday expected to put campaign for free elections into overdrive.


Michael Phelps charged with DUI, speeding in Baltimore


Mitt Romney on 2016: 'We’ll see what happens'

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shakes hands with supporters following a political rally for Republican candidate for Colorado Governor Bob Beauprez, at Heritage High School, in the Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo., Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Romney criticized Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper during a rally in which he cheered on GOP candidates for governor and Congress. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)After months of insisting he was not interested in running for president again, the 2012 Republican nominee now says he's keeping the door open for another run.


CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States

The Centers for Disease Control sign is seen at its main facility in Atlanta(Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the diagnosis. No additional details were immediately available. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas officials said in a statement on Monday that an unnamed patient was being tested for Ebola and had been placed in "strict isolation" due to the patient's symptoms and recent travel history. U.S. ...


U.S. lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over White House breach
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers scolded the head of the U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday over a security breach that allowed a knife-wielding intruder to run deep into the White House and called for a broad, independent probe into the agency's operations. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged the agency charged with protecting the president had failed on Sept. 19 when it allowed a man to jump the fence at the home of the president, burst through the front door and run about 130 feet (40 meters) into the East Room, which is used for events and receptions. ...
Olympic swimming champ Phelps arrested on drunken driving charge

Swimming: USA National Championships-FinalsBy Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested for drunken driving early on Tuesday after speeding and then crossing the double-lane lines inside a Baltimore tunnel, police said. The 18-time Olympic gold medalist later apologized for the incident, saying he was "deeply sorry to everyone I have let down." Police said Phelps, 29, was clocked by radar around 1:40 a.m. traveling 84 miles per hour (135 kph) in a 45-mph (72-kph) zone. He was booked and released. ...


Murder charge in Oklahoma beheading case

FILE - This March 25, 2013, file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Alton Nolen of Moore, Okla. Nolen was charged Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a Vaughan Foods worker, authorities said. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections, File)NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man who had been suspended from his job was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a co-worker, who was attacked from behind as the man sought revenge, a prosecutor said Tuesday.


Man recognized before White House fence jump

Secret Service Director Julia PiersonSecret Service director says at least two of her officers recalled man from prior incident, but didn't raise an alarm.


Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

Wrapped in plastic to shield from pepper spray, a student protester stands behind a makeshift barrier blocking main streets in the central business district of Hong Kong, late Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Pro-democracy protesters expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing's decision to limit democratic reforms in the Asian financial hub. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)Pro-democracy protesters set an Oct. 1 deadline for the government to meet their demands.


NFL player gets penalized after kneeling in Muslim prayer

Husain Abdullah of the Chiefs was flagged 15 yards after kneeling in the end zone in Muslim prayer after scoring a touchdown off an interception of Tom Brady.


New tremors raise concern at Japan's Mount Ontake
KISO, Japan (AP) — Increased seismic activity raised concern Tuesday about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies still near the summit.
Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, a Uniformed Secret Service police officer stands outside the White House in Washington. The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, the Washington Post and New York Times newspapers reported Monday, Sept. 29. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president's life. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency's critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of security before finally being tackled deep inside the White House.


White House intruder got far past front door

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, a Uniformed Secret Service police officer stands outside the White House in Washington. The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, the Washington Post and New York Times newspapers reported Monday, Sept. 29. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president's life. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)New disclosures by the Secret Service came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the agency's director.


NYC police chokehold death goes to grand jury

Thousands Attend Sharpton's Staten Island MarchA grand jury began hearing evidence Monday to determine whether there will be criminal charges in the chokehold death of an unarmed New York City man whose videotaped confrontation with police sparked outrage, union officials said.


Ebola: U.N. opens headquarters in Ghana

A Doctors Without Borders health worker takes off his protective gear under the surveillance of a colleague at a treatment facility for Ebola victims in MonroviaThe U.N. mission to combat Ebola opened its headquarters on Monday in Ghana, where it will coordinate international aid to assist West Africa to combat the accelerating crisis.


Parents charged in Pa. boy’s starvation death

Jarrod Nicholas Tutko, 38, is shown in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters August 4, 2014.Police in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, charged the parents of a 9-year-old autistic boy with homicide on Monday in their son's starvation death in July. Jarrod Tutko Jr. weighed just 16.9 pounds and measured 42 inches tall at the time of his death, Dauphin County District Attorney Edward Marsico and city police said at a news conference. Jarrod N. Tutko Sr., 38, and Kimberly A. Tutko, 39, were arraigned before District Judge Barbara Pianka on criminal homicide charges. They were denied bail. ...


Judge recommends 6 officers be fired for N.Y. jail beating

Rikers Island is seen in this aerial photograph taken in New YorkA New York judge is recommending six correction officers at the city's largest jail be fired for the hog-tying and brutal beating of an inmate who was handcuffed in a segregated mental health unit, according to a ruling released on Monday. Robert Hinton was seriously hurt in the April 3, 2012, incident at the Rikers Island jail complex, where he suffered facial injuries and a back fracture, according to the ruling by Administrative Law Judge Tynia Richard. Hinton was resisting being transferred to a new cell when he was beaten, the ruling said. ...


Britons sign away first-born children for free Wi-Fi

RumplestiltskinLondon (AFP) - Several Britons agreed to give up their eldest child in return for the use of free Wi-Fi, in an experiment to highlight the dangers of public Internet, published on Monday.


Drone captures Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests
A drone operator captured footage of the growing crowd as it swelled beneath the skyscrapers of the city's central business district.
Scores of children at nightclub during shooting that injured 15

The Spot, a club in Miami, Fla.At The Spot, customers can typically buy beer, listen to music and eat fried conch or chicken wings. "Teen nights" at the restaurant and lounge had recently been drawing large crowds, and there were scores of young people there about 1 a.m. Sunday when police said a shooting erupted, wounding 15, including an 11-year-old girl.


5-year-old cancer patient creates inspirational 'commercial' on bravery
"If you have cancer, don't worry," Hannah Higgins says in the two-minute video. "'Cause I am brave, and you can be brave also."
Grand jury to review 2nd case on Ferguson officer who shot teen

Chris Brooks leaves the St. Louis County courthouse on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in Clayton, Mo. Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, received commendations for his actions in a 2013 case involving Brooks. A judge approved a request by county prosecutors Monday for a St. Louis County grand jury to review the Brooks case involving Wilson. Defense attorney Nick Zotos said his client was "roughed up" by Wilson and also questioned whether his actions merited special recognition. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Christian Gooden)CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A drug case involving an arrest made by the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old in a separate incident is on hold while a grand jury reviews the shooting.


Syria backs global fight against Islamic State

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter stands guard on the front line facing Islamic State militant positions near the Rashad Bridge, which connects the provinces of Salah al-Din and Kirkuk, 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)Syria stands with worldwide effort to combat Islamic State: Foreign Minister al-Moualem.


Argentina held in contempt in debt case

Argentina DefaultBy Joseph Ax and Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - Argentina is in contempt of court, a U.S. judge ruled on Monday, the latest step in a years-old case brought by the U.S. hedge funds over defaulted debt. U.S. Judge Thomas Griesa in New York held off on any decision on fines or sanctions against the South American country, which in July fell into its second sovereign default in 12 years and has long been at odds with Griesa's decisions and adopted a law aimed at evading them. ...


Texas doctor sentenced for poisoning lover

Oncologist accused of poisoning lover and coworker's coffeeA cancer researcher has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for poisoning her lover.


Walmart: Morgan crash injuries were from not wearing seat belt

Walmart has delivered its answer to actor Tracy Morgan's lawsuit arising from a six-car accident in June.


Assange appears in U.S. live onstage — as a hologram

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a press conference on August 18, 2014, inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London where he has been holed up for two yearsThe WikiLeaks co-founder's appearance as a 3D, life-size, high-definition projection was produced by Hologram USA, the same company behind the Michael Jackson and Tupac Shakur holograms.


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