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Neighbor Saw Ebola Patient Vomiting Outdoors

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Three Killed in Afghanistan Suicide Bombing

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WATCH: Putin Speaks at "Russia Calling!" Investment Forum

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers speech and takes questions on Russia's economy at a Moscow forum. The meeting will also address issues of attracting international investors to Russian markets. Read »
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Ebola Patient's Nephew: I Had to Call CDC

The first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the U.S., identified Wednesday as Thomas Eric Duncan, wasn't properly treated for the infection until after his nephew contacted the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NBC News reported. Duncan was first sent home from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas on Sept. 26 when he sought care for a fever and abdominal pain. Two days later, he returned in an ambulance when Duncan's nephew, Josephus Weeks, called the CDC to "get some actions taken, because I was concerned for his life and he wasn't getting the appropriate care," he told NBC News. The CDC referred him to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, which spoke to him and then took appropriate action, he said. Read »
Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 9:37 PM

U.S. Says It Needs Nukes to Defend Against Asteroids

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 7:18 PM

9 Panda Cubs Make Debut on China's National Day

Nine baby pandas, all born this year at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Base in southwest China, made their public debut on China’s 65th National Day. Read »
Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 7:52 PM

35,000 Walruses Come Ashore in Alaska

An estimated 35,000 Pacific walruses were photographed Saturday as they came ashore near an Eskimo village in Alaska, The Associated Press reported. The record number of walruses arrived in northwest Alaska after they couldn't find ice to rest on in the Arctic due to warming sea waters. The animals were spotted during the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's annual arctic marine mammal aerial survey, a spokeswoman for the agency said. Read »
Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Oklahoma Beheading Suspect Denied Bond

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 6:39 PM

U.S. Slams Israel Housing Construction Plan

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Man Gets 30 Years for Christmas Tree Lighting Bomb Plot

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 6:17 PM

New USSS Head Ideal for the Job: Former Obama Adviser

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Ebola Worries Help Hand Dow Triple-Digit Loss

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Blasts at Syrian School Kill 32, Including 10 Kids

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 2:12 PM

1st Female Pilot to Circle Globe Dies at 88

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 9:48 AM

Body-Cam Video Helps Clear Cop in Shooting

A Salt Lake City, Utah, police officer has been cleared in the shooting death of an unarmed man, a decision based on video from the officer's body camera, a Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said Tuesday. Dillon Taylor, 20, was shot to death by officer Bron Cruz on Aug. 11 after police received a report about three men who were seen near a 7-Eleven, possibly flashing a gun, reported NBC affiliate KSL. Taylor repeatedly ignored commands to show his hands and made a motion the officer believed looked like he was pulling a gun from his waistband, Gill said. Read »