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American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

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ATLANTA (AP) — Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors a... Full Story

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  • American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'
    American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

    ATLANTA (AP) — Calling it a "miraculous day," an American doctor infected with Ebola left his isolation unit and warmly hugged his doctors and nurses on Thursday, showing the world that he poses no public health threat one month after getting sick with the virus.

  • Marathon bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty
    Marathon bombing suspect's friend pleads guilty

    BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty Thursday to impeding the investigation by removing incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room several days after the deadly attack.

  • Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson
    Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago.

  • Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation
    Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It started with a bottle of orange juice 30 years ago.

  • Questions, answers about use of force by police
    Questions, answers about use of force by police

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer has opened a debate over what level of force is appropriate when law enforcement confronts a citizen perceived to be a threat.

  • US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

    MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot.

  • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt
    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Four firefighters were injured — two seriously — when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge, police said Thursday.

  • Torture anime banned at woman's kidnap-rape trial

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A young woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old Philadelphia girl from school and raping her had frequently viewed Japanese anime depicting sexual torture, prosecutors disclosed Thursday.

  • California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.

  • Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case
    Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A police officer on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense, authorities confirmed Thursday.

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