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Ebola-infected passenger was sent home from ER

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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, d... Full Story

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  • Ebola-infected passenger was sent home from ER
    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 b missed.

  • Ebola worries could keep some Dallas students home
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Attorneys work to pick jury in Jodi Arias retrial
    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 punishmnt.

  • Police made tough call with UVa student missing
    Police made tough call with UVa student missing

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Police have revealed next to nothing about the evidence they have against Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., and they won't have to for months to come.

  • Oregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot
    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.

  • 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.

  • App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding
    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.

  • Deep discount lures buyer for Revel casino
    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.

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