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Maryland hospital to care for U.S. doctor exposed to Ebola in West Africa

By Jon Herskovitz (Reuters) - The U.S. National Institutes of Health plans to admit to one of its special observation wards an American physician exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone, it said on Saturday. The...Show More Summary

Oregon teen accused of bringing homemade bomb to school

(Reuters) - An Oregon teen has been detained on charges of bringing a homemade bomb to his high school and causing a campus evacuation on Friday, police said. The 16-year-old boy, who has not been named because of his age, is accused of placing the explosive device in his locker at St. Show More Summary

James Traficant of Ohio, former congressman and felon, is dead

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Former U.S. Representative James Traficant of Ohio, a brash, eccentric figure known for his bombastic speeches who went to prison for corruption, died on Saturday at age 73, his family attorney said. Show More Summary

Woman accused of kidnapping daughter in 1994 extradited to U.S. from Australia

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - A woman accused of taking her baby daughter from the legal custody of her father in the United States 20 years ago has been extradited from Australia to face criminal charges in the United States, authorities said on Saturday. Show More Summary

US-led coalition launches new airstrikes in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. coalition-led warplanes struck jihadis attacking a town near the Turkish border for the first time Saturday, as well as positions including wheat silos in the country's east, activists and a Kurdish official said.

Liberia: Top doctor goes under Ebola quarantine

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's chief medical officer is placing herself under quarantine for 21 days after her office assistant died of Ebola.

Prospect of tighter White House security touches nerve in Washington

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The prospect of more of the U.S. capital being closed off after an intruder got into the White House has struck a nerve in Washington over public space being eroded by barricades and bollards. The...Show More Summary

Hong Kong police arrest protesters at government complex

HONG KONG (AP) — Riot police in Hong Kong on Saturday arrested scores of students who stormed the government headquarters compound during a night of scuffles to protest China's refusal to allow genuine democratic reforms in the semiautonomous city.

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to baby girl

Bill and Hillary Clinton are grandparents. The couple's daughter, Chelsea Clinton, has given birth to her first child, a daughter named Charlotte.

Modern airpower vs. tribal warriors

Few matchups seem as asymmetric as the fight between the U.S. and Islamic State.

Attorney Gen. Holder reflects on career

Eric Holder will leave his office as one of Obama's most accomplished progressives.

Next U.S. attorney general faces daunting national security challenges

By Matt Spetalnick and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At a time when heightened fears of government surveillance coincide with growing anxiety about global terrorism, the next top U.S. law-enforcement officer will face daunting challenges to balance protection of Americans' security and the right to privacy. Show More Summary

GOP ad brings back Watergate slogan

The new Republican ad campaign is meant to soften the image of the party.

Mars Rover Curiosity drills first hole into large mountain

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has taken its first bite out of the giant mountain that it crossed interplanetary space to explore. On Wednesday (Sept. 24), the 1-ton Curiosity rover drilled 2.6 inches (6.7 centimeters) into an outcrop at the base of the towering Mount Sharp, which rises 3.4 miles (5.5 kilometers) into the Martian sky. Show More Summary

Obama, Netanyahu to meet at White House next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a meeting on Wednesday to discuss Israel's relationship with the Palestinians, the situation in Gaza, Iran nuclear talks, and the fight against Islamic State militants, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Sandra Maler)

Vanishing Marine will be tried on desertion charge

A U.S. Marine who vanished from his unit in Iraq and later wound up in Lebanon for eight years will face trial in military court on desertion and other charges, the military said Friday.

WHO: 1000s of Ebola vaccine doses in coming months

Thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines should be available in the coming months and could eventually be given to health care workers and other people at high risk of the deadly disease, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Homeless man helped solve loud music killing case

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — According to testimony, a homeless man living in his truck helped police solve the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white man during an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience sto...

Europe's space agency plans Nov. comet landing

The ESA wants to be the first to land a spacecraft on a comet, and set Nov. 12 as the date.

U.S. Attorney General Holder to step down, successor faces array of challenges

By Julia Edwards and David Ingram WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eric Holder said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general, setting up a potentially bruising Senate fight to confirm a successor who can tackle a long list of pending challenges at the Justice Department. Show More Summary

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