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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

Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to US
DALLAS (AP) -- Liberia plans to prosecute the airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S., alleging that he lied on a health questionnaire about not having any contact with an infected person, authorities said Thursday.... 10/2/2014 5:21 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

CDC: Heroin deaths doubled in much of the country
NEW YORK (AP) -- A new government study found deaths from heroin overdose doubled in just two years in much of the United States.... 10/2/2014 5:17 PM

Many sick in US Ebola patient's Liberia hometown
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Thomas Eric Duncan rushed to help his 19-year-old neighbor when she began convulsing days after complaining of stomach pain. Everyone assumed her illness was related to her being seven months pregnant.... 10/2/2014 5:19 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