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New York tests doctor who was in West Africa for Ebola

NEW YORK - A physician with Doctors without Borders who returned from West Africa recently and developed potential symptoms is being tested for Ebola at a New York City hospital, health officials said on Thursday, setting off fresh fears about the spread of the virus.

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Fed lays out scenarios for 2015 bank stress tests

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Federal Reserve said on Thursday it would assume wider corporate bond spreads and a higher oil price in the most strenuous scenario it will use in next year's run of its annual check of banks' health.

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Russian captured in Afghanistan to face terrorism charges in U.S.

WASHINGTON - A Russian captured while fighting with militants in Afghanistan and held by the U.S. military there, will be flown to the United States to face terrorism charges, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

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Baby killed by Palestinian driver in Jerusalem was American: U.S.

WASHINGTON - A 3-month-old baby killed in Jerusalem when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians was an American, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday. | Video

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Sears to close stores, lay off about 5,500: Seeking Alpha

- Sears Holdings Corp is shuttering more than 100 stores and laying off at least 5,457 employees, investor website Seeking Alpha reported on Thursday, indicating the struggling retailer may be stepping up store closures.

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Second White House fence jumper faces mental evaluation

WASHINGTON - The man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night was charged in court with two federal offenses on Thursday, including harming a dog the Secret Service used to stop him from entering the presidential mansion.

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Islamic State militants seize Iraq village, press assault on Yazidis

BAGHDAD - Islamic State wrested a Sunni Muslim village in western Iraq on Thursday from tribal defenders who put up weeks of fierce resistance, and the insurgents tightened a siege of the Yazidi minority on a mountain in the north.