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Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.... 10/2/2014 2:58 PM

Officials ask about 80 to watch for Ebola symptoms
DALLAS (AP) -- Health officials in Texas have reached out to about 80 people who may have had direct or indirect contact with the man who brought Ebola into the U.S. or someone close to him, a public-health spokeswoman said Thursday.... 10/2/2014 4:45 PM

Questions and answers about the US Ebola case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country. Now it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.... 10/2/2014 6:10 AM

Ebola worries keep some Dallas students home
DALLAS (AP) -- Worries over Ebola kept some Dallas schoolchildren home Thursday after school officials identified five students who may have come into contact with the first person in the U.S. to be diagnosed with the virus.... 10/2/2014 4:07 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

White Ohio woman sues over sperm from black donor
CLEVELAND (AP) -- An Ohio woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she and her partner had intended.... 10/2/2014 3:41 PM

Plot to bomb holiday event leads to 30-year term
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- One thousand, four hundred and six days after he screamed "God is great" while police officers dragged him into a waiting van, a young Somali American was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb.... 10/2/2014 2:29 PM

Minneapolis community fights recruiters for jihad
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Every evening after work, Abdirizak Bihi strolls through neighborhood parks where young Somalis shoot hoops and play soccer. He tells jokes, urges them to clean up their trash and even grabs the basketball to take a few shots.... 10/2/2014 5:16 AM

'Real Housewives' couple face sentencing for fraud
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The married stars of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" are due for a dose of unscripted reality.... 10/2/2014 3:52 PM

Episcopalians battle behind walls of NYC seminary
NEW YORK (AP) -- The lid has been lifted on a fierce internal battle at the nation's oldest Episcopal seminary, which has lost most of its faculty over what they say is their dean's intimidating, disrespectful leadership.... 10/2/2014 4:14 PM