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Ebola-infected passenger was sent home from ER
DALLAS (AP) -- The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed.... 10/2/2014 1:13 AM

Ebola worries could keep some Dallas students home
DALLAS (AP) -- Some nervous Dallas parents picked up their children early from school Wednesday after learning that five students attended class after possibly being exposed to the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S.... 10/1/2014 11:29 PM

Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear
NEW YORK (AP) -- Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday.... 10/2/2014 1:16 AM

Report IDs 'weaknesses' at nuclear weapons lab
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A report issued Wednesday by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy squarely places blame for the shutdown of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository on failures at Los Alamos National Laboratory.... 10/1/2014 11:14 PM

Attorneys work to pick jury in Jodi Arias retrial
PHOENIX (AP) -- Attorneys working to pick a jury for the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias have cut more than 50 percent of 400 potential panelists called in this week, many who said they knew too much about the case to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.... 10/2/2014 1:06 AM

UVa suspect mentioned in 2003 sexual assault
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) -- The man charged with abducting a University of Virginia student was mentioned in a police file in connection with a sexual assault at a different university in 2003.... 10/2/2014 1:14 AM

Oregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A young Somali American was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb in Portland's downtown square while 10,000 revelers gathered to watch the mayor light a towering Christmas tree.... 10/2/2014 12:08 AM

3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go home
BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) -- Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said Wednesday they were trying to escape Taliban violence at home but now face the wrath of their own government as well.... 10/1/2014 11:24 PM

App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.... 10/1/2014 9:47 PM

Deep discount lures buyer for Revel casino
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- As one Atlantic City casino after another shut down and left thousands of workers jobless, Mayor Don Guardian insisted that the meltdown that claimed four of his city's 12 casinos since January was actually the opportunity of a lifetime for savvy investors.... 10/1/2014 11:18 PM