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 A police car drives past the entrance to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday. A patient in the hospital has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation.

Officials: Man in Dallas with Ebola initially sent home with antibiotics

The man, whose name wasn’t released, is the first case of the deadly viral infection to be diagnosed outside of Africa.

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Central Pennsylvania man among Carnegie Heroes

The commission said Andrew Calvin Zimmer, 50, of Emporium, Cameron County, saved a disabled woman from burning in a house fire there in

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1st case of Ebola found in U.S.

First case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States is found in Dallas in man who flew in from Liberia.

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 Secret Service director Julia Pierson prepares to testify Tuesday to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the White House perimeter breach

Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach

Secret Service director admits failures during intense House questioning.

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 Alton Nolen

Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading; no extremist links found

An Oklahoma man was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the beheading of a co-worker.

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California becomes 1st state to ban plastic bags

California enacts 1st U.S. statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores and pharmacies.

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National briefs: Holder asks tech firms for access

Plus: Teacher faces charges;  U.S. oil heads to S. Korea; Firing for pot  in court; Calif. over fire budget; Disabled vet memorial to open.

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 Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the fence on the north side of the White House last week. The Secret Service has boosted security outside the White House following a security breach in which an intruder with a knife scaled the White House fence, dashed across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents managed to stop him.

Secret Service director takes onus for White House security breach

Lawmakers will question the Secret Service director following revelations a White House intruder got further inside than previously thought.

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 Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland.

Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge in Baltimore

Maryland Transportation Authority Police said Michael Phelps was going 84 mph in a 45-mph zone.

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Insiders detail deep intrusion at White House

White House intruder ran through much of the main floor, overpower one Secret Service officer.

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1st reports of Islamic State generated little interest

The Islamic State threat and Iraqi troops’ deteriorating effectiveness eluded not only the intelligence community, but also the White House.

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Netanyahu reiterates Iran danger amid hostile Islamic State, Hamas

Israeli leader Benjaimin Netanyahu aligns the Palestinian Hamas movement with Islamic State militants.

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California enacts sex consent for campuses

The  legislation directs colleges that receive state financial-aid money to make students responsible for getting affirmative consent.

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Supreme Court blocks order to restore Ohio early voting

Supreme Court, on 5-4 ideological split, blocked appeals court ruling that maintained Ohio’s seven days of early voting.

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CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the diagnosis.

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 Cy Thao was the first Hmong-American to serve in Minnesota’s Legislature. He is also a noted artist who painted a history of his ethnic group on 50 canvases.

Pittsburgh’s New Immigrants: Hmong artist paints his people’s history

A politician, painter and businessman, Hmong American Cy Thao has accomplished many firsts in Minnesota.

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 Planned Parenthood lead clinician Katherine Schott holds a copper-based ParaGard IUD, left, and a hormone-releasing Mirena IUD.

Pediatrics group says IUDs teens’ best birth control choice

Most women and girls still use inexpensive birth control pills, but the group’s statement might trigger a shift.

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 The Rev. Letha Wilson-Barnard, vicar of Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in St. Paul, Minn., leads worship there this summer in a service that mixes the English and Hmong languages.

Hmong worshippers revitalize congregation

A displaced group of Hmong Christians has found a new home in Holy Apostles Episcopal Church.

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 Dennis McCormack, of Rockaway, N.J., checks the departure board only to find out that his flight to Newark, N.J., has been canceled at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Friday after a fire at a suburban air traffic control facility sent delays and cancellations rippling through the U.S.

FAA: Two weeks to reopen sabotaged Chicago-area air traffic control center

The FAA said Sunday it hopes to return the facility to full service by Oct. 13.

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 India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York, during his visit to the United States.

India expats rally to cheer new PM

India’s new prime minister, once shunned by Washington, appeared before an enthusiastic crowd in a famed New York sports arena Sunday.

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Obama: Intel missed mark on jihadis

Conversely, the United States overestimated the ability of the Iraqi army to fight the militant groups, President Barack Obama said.

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ATM, checking account overdraft fees surge

The average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed 5 percent over the past year to a new high of $4.35 per transaction.

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Airlines clearing passengers stranded after fire

Some 985 U.S. flights had been delayed and 852 canceled as of 12:30 p.m. New York time Sunday.

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Secret Service gets administration backing

This comes about a week after Omar J. Gonzales, 42, was arrested and charged with unlawful entry into the White House complex.

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Both sides await same-sex verdict

The justices meet for the first time Monday to consider a thick pile of pending appeals.

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National Briefs: Ferguson shooting unrelated

PLUS: 15 injured at Miami club; NiSource splits companies; 13 Tenn. escapees found.

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Help wanted: Free lawyers for immigrant children

Most of the nearly 60,000 children who have arrived on the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year still don’t have lawyers.

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Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state

About two-thirds of active-duty personnel in the U.S. are based in states that don’t recognize gay marriages.

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National briefs: It’s a girl for Chelsea Clinton

Plus: Murder trial loses juror; boys flee detention site.

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 Passengers wait in line to reschedule flights at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. All flights in and out of Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports were halted Friday morning because of a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility.

Suspected arson in Chicago disrupts 1,950 flights

At a suburban air traffic control center, a contract employee who recently was told he was being transferred to Hawaii set a fire.

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Officer shot in strife-hit city of Ferguson

A police officer was shot on Saturday but there was no information immediately available on the officer's condition.

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 Former U.S. Rep. James Traficant in 2010.

Obituary: James A. Traficant Jr. / Maverick congressman from Ohio booted after corruption conviction

James Traficant Jr., an iconoclastic nine-term Ohio populist in the U.S. House who was convicted on corruption charges in 2002, died

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 Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the Values Voter Summit on Friday in Washington.

GOP rallying behind religious liberty

Leading Republicans rebuked an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting divisive social issues.

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Suspect in Oklahoma beheading was fired, police say

Two federal law enforcement officials said in interviews that Alton Nolen is a recent convert to Islam.

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Holder’s resignation leaves loose ends on rights efforts

The first black attorney general could be leaving several things undone as he transitions out.

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National Briefs: Civil unrest in Ferguson after video

PLUS: Border patrol assault; rapist resentenced; Mich. panel OKs bond sale; U.S. emissions rise; owner gets JFK backlash

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Officials say economy grew at 4.6 percent rate in April-June

The Commerce Department said the April to June figure compared to a decline of 2.1 percent in the first three months of the year.

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 All flights into and out of Chicago's O'Hare and Midway international airports were grounded early today due to a fire at an air traffic control tower, snarling traffic nationwide ahead of the weekend.

Chicago flight center fire affects Pittsburgh air traffic

The Chicago Department of Aviation said employees at the control tower in Aurora, Ill., were evacuated when the fire broke out.

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US: Immigrant families fail to report to agents

About 70 percent of illegal families caught crossing border fail to report for later hearings, immigration agents say.

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 White House: Eric Holder to resign as attorney general

Holder's resignation as attorney general brings mixed reaction in area

An attorney general who will be remembered as controversial but who consistently forwarded the administration’s agenda.

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Oil industry offers crude-train testing standards

Oil industry offers new classification standards to gauge the danger of crude oil shipped by rail.

5 days ago


Nation briefs: 1 charged in student abduction

PLUS: Police chief apologizes, Trucker leaves chicken, Farmers get safety nets, Less drone restrictions, and Quake shakes Alaska.

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 President Barack Obama with Attorney General Eric Holder earlier this year in the Oval Office.

White House: Eric Holder to resign as attorney general

A White House official says President Barack Obama will announce Holder’s departure later today.

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EPA unveils its plan to restore Great Lakes

The federal government issued a new blueprint Wednesday for its efforts to restore the Great Lakes.

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 James Traficant Jr.

Traficant remains sedated in critical condition, family attorney says

Former U.S. Rep. James Traficant of Ohio, who spent time in prison on racketeering charges, was injured in a tractor accident Tuesday.

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Claimants won’t have to return BP oil spill payouts, judge rules

BP must honor compensation deals it made with companies claiming losses in the 2010 Gulf oil spill.

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Donors paid for access to governors, records show

Secret GOP documents show donations and resulting access to governors.

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FBI: Mass shootings in U.S. have tripled in recent years

The FBI has sought to partner with state and local officials to identify potential perpetrators ahead of such incidents..

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 President Barack Obama addresses the U.N. Climate Summit on Tuesday.

Obama urges leaders to act on climate ‘while we still can’

Mr. Obama took credit for putting the United States on course to reduce its carbon emissions by 2020.

1 week ago


 Shane Gaghen holds a glass of algae-filled Lake Erie water, near the Toledo water intake crib, in August, when the city’s water supply was deemed dangerous to drink.

Fertilizer called next threat to water

Helping cities combat the threat of algae-feeding phosphorus in the Great Lakes has jumped ahead as a national environmental priority.

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