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  • Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition
    Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kent Brantly always wanted to be a medical missionary, and he took the work seriously, spending months treating a steady stream of patients with Ebola in Liberia.

  • Man charged in teen's 9-month disappearance
    Man charged in teen's 9-month disappearance

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping 15-year-old Abigail "Abby" Hernandez more than nine months ago sometime after she left Kennett High School in Conway.

  • US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers
    US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the South.

  • Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt
    Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

    NEW YORK (AP) — A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods, officials said Monday.

  • Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking
    Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men who carjacked a woman and sexually assaulted her in her SUV before plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, were charged with murder on Monday, police said.

  • Report says surveillance is hampering journalists

    NEW YORK (AP) — Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.

  • Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
    Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

    REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado that ripped roofs off homes in suburban Boston, uprooted trees and forced businesses to close.

  • Report: Man climbed atop basketball hoop in escape

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A physically fit inmate who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and breaking it apart, according to an investigative report released Monday.

  • Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming
    Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.

  • Should the condemned suffer? Victim families torn
    Should the condemned suffer? Victim families torn

    Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman — who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor — was allowed a peaceful, painless eath.

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