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New York tests healthcare worker who was in West Africa for Ebola

NEW YORK - A New York City hospital is running Ebola tests on a healthcare worker with Doctors Without Borders who returned to the United States from West Africa and developed a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, the city health department said on Thursday.

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Amazon's holiday-quarter forecast disappoints, shares dive

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon.com Inc's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed Wall Street and third-quarter results missed forecasts, sending the online retailer's shares 9 percent lower on Thursday.

Tech, Media 5:07pm EDT

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.

Afghanistan, World 4:49pm EDT

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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U.N. rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong

GENEVA - The United Nations Human Rights Committee called on China on Thursday to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, stressing that included the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote.

World, United Nations, China 2:09pm EDT
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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.