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Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S.


- A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa may spread globally. | Video

Mayor of Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens shot dead

LOS ANGELES - The mayor of a small Los Angeles suburb was shot to death by his wife on Tuesday in an apparent domestic dispute, and his spouse has been detained, the county sheriff's department said.

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U.S. lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over White House breach

WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism on Tuesday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House, while details emerged of a separate security lapse involving an armed contractor who rode an elevator with President Barack Obama.

Politics, 30 Sep 2014

Two drivers hit 10-year-old girl in Seattle, speed away

SEATTLE - Seattle police said on Tuesday they were searching for two drivers who gravely injured a 10-year-old girl in back-to-back collisions and then "sped away" with her "still on the ground".

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Advocates file petition to legalize marijuana in Mississippi

- Marijuana advocates in Mississippi have filed a petition to put the legalization of recreational pot use on the politically conservative state's 2016 ballot, state officials said Tuesday.

30 Sep 2014

Idaho polygamous sect member gets 90 days on child injury charges

SALMON Idaho - A member of a breakaway Mormon polygamous group on Tuesday was sentenced by a judge to 90 days in jail on child injury charges for the mistreatment of teenage boys placed in his Idaho home as discipline by the sect, a prosecutor said.

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Sister of accused Boston Marathon bombers pleads not guilty to bomb threat

NEW YORK - The sister of the accused Boston Marathon bombers pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges she made a threatening phone call to a woman, telling her she could "put a bomb where you live."

30 Sep 2014

California governor signs 'gun violence restraining order' law

SACRAMENTO Calif. - People who fear a close relative may commit gun violence will be able to petition a judge to temporarily remove the person's firearms in California, under a bill signed into law on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.

30 Sep 2014

Former TSA officer accused of secretly recording female co-worker

NASHVILLE Tenn. - A former U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA)officer accused of secretly recording video of a female co-worker inside an employee restroom at Nashville International Airport has been charged with several felonies, authorities said on Tuesday.

30 Sep 2014

Tennessee may appeal order to disclose names of execution team

NASHVILLE Tenn. - Tennessee's attorney general is considering appealing a court ruling requiring the state to disclose the names of doctors, pharmacists and others involved in executions to attorneys representing 11 death row inmates, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

30 Sep 2014

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