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Using military and new protocols, U.S. ramps up Ebola response


DALLAS - The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team prepared to start training, even as 43 people being monitored for the virus were declared risk free.

Indiana police say suspect may have killed for decades

HAMMOND Ind. - A northwest Indiana man suspected of murdering at least seven women may be a serial killer who has killed others in the state as far back as 20 years ago, local police said on Monday.

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Wyoming attorney general says gay marriages can begin on Tuesday

- Gay marriages can begin in Wyoming on Tuesday after the state files a formal notice that it will not appeal a judge's order overturning a ban on same-sex matrimony, the state's attorney general said on Monday.

Politics, 4:26pm EDT

U.S. Congress examining deal between NSA official, ex-agency chief

WASHINGTON - A Senate committee and an outspoken U.S. Congressman are seeking further information about a deal under which a top National Security Agency official is being permitted to work part-time for a private company run by the spy agency's former director.

Politics, 5:01pm EDT

Virginia missing student suspect charged in 2005 sex assault

RICHMOND Va. - A grand jury on Monday indicted the suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student with attempted murder, abduction and sexual assault in a 2005 attack.

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U.N. officials tour Detroit to assess impact of water shutoffs

DETROIT - Two United Nations human rights officials on Monday began touring Detroit to assess the impact of widespread water disconnections on residents in an effort by city officials to shore up some $90 million in overdue bills.

United Nations 3:36pm EDT

NFL, others file lawsuit to block New Jersey sports betting

- The National Football League and other sports leagues filed a lawsuit on Monday in an attempt to block New Jersey from offering legalized wagering on sporting events.

Sports 5:14pm EDT

California man charged with capital murder of Saudi student

LOS ANGELES - A 28-year-old man was charged on Monday with murdering a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found last week alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, Los Angeles prosecutors said.

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Blood sample tests negative for Pennsylvania police ambush suspect

EAST STROUDSBURG Pa. - Blood drops found by a homeowner in northeastern Pennsylvania, where police have spent five weeks searching for a sniper who killed a state trooper and wounded another, have tested negative for the main suspect in the case, police said on Monday.

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U.S. Ebola response chief seeks to reverse mistakes, step up response

CHICAGO/WASHINGTON - U.S. Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain faces a long to-do list when he begins his new role: soothe Americans' jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis that the White House had lost.

Health 2:22pm EDT

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