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Cities, states scramble after Dallas's Ebola missteps expose planning gaps

By Sharon Begley and Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - The missteps in Dallas's handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based on generic recommendations for everything from measles to floods, to hurricanes and dirty bombs. Show More Summary

Kurds struggle to defend besieged Syrian town

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Syrian activists and Kurdish officials say fierce fighting is underway in a Syrian border town where Kurdish militiamen are struggling to repel advances by the Islamic State group.

Stepped-up Ebola screening starting at NYC airport

NEW YORK (AP) — A stepped-up screening program that checks the temperature of travelers arriving from West Africa is starting at New York's Kennedy International Airport, part of an ongoing effort to stop the spread of Ebola, which has so far killed more than 4,000 people.

Court lifts hold on Idaho gay marriage

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex matrimony to proceed in the state.

Clinton papers on Lewinsky, others released

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House plotted strategies to defend President Bill Clinton against the political fallout of his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky and other scandals, according to documents released Friday by the National Archives that delve into painful chapters in Hillary Rodham Clinton's life as she ponders another bid for the presidency.

Idaho becomes latest U.S. state to allow gay marriage

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A county clerk in Idaho began issuing the state's first marriage licenses to gay couples on Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court lifted a temporary hold it imposed days earlier, capping a week of victories for supporters of same-sex matrimony in America. Show More Summary

Supreme Court lifts hold on gay marriage in Idaho

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex matrimony to proceed in Idaho on Friday by lifting a temporary hold imposed earlier in the week, capping a week of victories for supporters of gay marriage in America. Show More Summary

Las Vegas sounds false alarm as global Ebola fears spread

By Grant McCool (Reuters) - A commercial plane was briefly quarantined on a Las Vegas airport tarmac on Friday, sending airline shares down as worldwide fears increased that Ebola could spread outside West Africa, where it has killed more than 4,000 people. Show More Summary

St. Louis braces for weekend of protests after new shooting

By Kenny Bahr CLAYTON Mo. (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched through the rain on Friday afternoon to the St. Louis County courthouse, kicking off a weekend of demonstrations against police violence after eight people were arrested in protests overnight. Show More Summary

Gay marriage obstacles fall in conservative states

Weddings, court rulings and confusion are defining a week that started with the U.S. Supreme Court denying appeals from five states seeking to retain their bans on same-sex marriage. Here's a rundown of the most recent developments:

Supreme Court lifts hold on gay marriage in Idaho

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday allowed gay marriage in Idaho to go into effect by lifting a temporary hold imposed earlier in the week. The court rejected an emergency request by the state, which is contesting a federal appeals court ruling from Tuesday that struck down the state's gay marriage ban. Show More Summary

Nobel Prize-winner's crusade on child slavery

Understandably overshadowed in the celebration of Malala's win was 2014's other Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi, a 60-year-old from New Delhi who has fought for decades to end child slavery. So who is he?

Beheading in Oklahoma: Was it terrorism or workplace violence?

Moore, Okla., is a sleepy suburb where major crime is almost unheard of — especially something like the grisly decapitation of one person by a co-worker and the attempted decapitation of another. Local officials have described what happened at Vaughan Foods as a horrifying but random case of an angry worker lashing out. Show More Summary

College revokes senator's degree

Investigators conclude Democrat John Walsh plagiarized a research paper required to graduate.

Ebola patient had 103-degree fever

Thomas Duncan's temperature spiked when he got to the ER - but he was still sent home.

Kim Jong Un mystery deepens

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For the first time in three years, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un didn't appear at a celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party on Friday, further increasing speculation that something is amiss with the authoritarian leader who hasn't been seen publicly in more than a month.

Unexpected race could upend Senate control

The race for South Dakota's open Senate seat has Democrats and Republicans scrambling.

Jan Hooks, former SNL comedienne, dead at 57

NEW YORK (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jan Hooks, whose impressions ranged from Nancy Reagan to Sinead O'Connor to Tammy Faye Bakker during a five-year stint on the show, has died.

U.S. reaches $30.3 million settlement with Vice President of Equatorial Guinea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal judge in California on Friday announced a $30.3 million settlement between the United States and Second Vice President of Equitorial Guinea Teodoro Nguema Obiang. As part of the agreement, Obiang will sell his U.S. Show More Summary

Ebola funding clears last hurdle in Congress

Republican U.S. Sen. James Inhofe said Friday he approved shift of $750 million in Defense Department war funds to fight Ebola in West Africa.

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