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US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning tha... Full Story

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  • US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million
    US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January — or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped u.

  • Ex-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NY
    Ex-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NY

    NEW YORK (AP) — Defiant to the end, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for acting as the voice of al-Qaida after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, telling a judge that there would be a price to pay for trying to "bury me alive."

  • Obama admin creates Korean land mine exception

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three months after announcing its intention to largely comply with an international treaty banning land mines, the Obama administration on Tuesday carved out an exception for its stockpile of the weapons on the Korean Peninsula.

  • 2 men, 1 woman face charges in gay couple beating

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men and a woman were being charged in the beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a Philadelphia street, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

  • Denver area students walk out of school in protest
    Denver area students walk out of school in protest

    ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that thenew standards would aim to downplay.

  • Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects.

  • Pastor: UPS gunman was 'troubled' over work
    Pastor: UPS gunman was 'troubled' over work

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The man who killed two former co-workers and then himself at a UPS shipping center Tuesday had told some people that he was having problems at work but never suggested the situation might turn violent, his pastor said.

  • Arkansas cowers under Senate advertising barrage
    Arkansas cowers under Senate advertising barrage

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock friends Mike Thomas and Jack Evans don't support the same candidate in the nationally watched U.S. Senate race here, but they certainly agree on what to do when the contenders' ads start pouring out of the television.

  • Suspect charged in case of missing UVa student
    Suspect charged in case of missing UVa student

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A suspect has been charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but the man has not been apprehended, police said Tuesday night.

  • Filmmaker: Ambush suspect was odd but not a threat
    Filmmaker: Ambush suspect was odd but not a threat

    Eric Frein obsessively collected military memorabilia, dismissed his fellow war re-enactors as dilettantes, and took his hobby so seriously that he spoke French during a simulated Vietnam War-era interrogation, according to a filmmaker who interviewed the man now suspected of ambushing a Pennsylvana State Police barracks.

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