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U.S. prepares to receive two American aid workers stricken with Ebola


ATLANTA - Two American aid workers, both seriously ill after being infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, will be flown to the United States and treated in isolation at an Atlanta hospital, officials said on Friday.

Google, Facebook pay for shuttles to use San Francisco bus stops

SAN FRANCISCO - Commuter shuttles run by Google Inc, Facebook Inc and other Silicon Valley companies began paying on Friday to make stops at San Francisco bus stations after protests blamed them for gentrification.

01 Aug 2014

Bible left in North Korean sailor's club triggered U.S. tourist's arrest

SEOUL - American tourist Jeffrey Fowle was arrested by North Korean authorities for leaving a bible under a bin in the toilet at a club for foreign sailors, a source familiar with Fowle's case told Reuters.

World, North Korea 01 Aug 2014

Colorado officials propose tightening rules for marijuana edibles

DENVER - A Colorado task force charged with tightening controls on marijuana edibles unveiled proposed rules on Friday to limit potency levels, require clearer labeling and assure that children cannot get their hands on pot-infused confections.

01 Aug 2014

Floor of UCLA's famed Pauley Pavilion to be replaced after water main break

LOS ANGELES - The wooden floor of UCLA's famed Pauley Pavilion, which recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, will be replaced after it was flooded this week when a major water main broke, the school's athletic director said on Friday.

Natural Disasters 01 Aug 2014

Colorado rolls out driver's licenses for illegal immigrants

DENVER - Colorado granted driver's licenses to 62 illegal immigrants on Friday, officials said, during the first day of a controversial program that supporters say makes the streets safer and opponents argue rewards criminality.

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Chicago police say homicides fall to lowest level since 1963

CHICAGO - Chicago's police superintendent said on Friday the number of homicides had fallen to the lowest level in five decades so far this year as he sought to dispel the notion that America's third-largest city reigns as the nation's murder capital.

01 Aug 2014

Area in front of White House reopened after being cleared

WASHINGTON - U.S. Park Police and Secret Service officers reopened an area in front of the White House on Friday evening after briefly closing it due to an unattended package that had been left in front of the presidential building, according to a Reuters eyewitness.

01 Aug 2014

Albuquerque mayor concerned about city's homeless American Indians

ALBUQUERQUE N.M. - Authorities in Albuquerque said on Friday that homeless American Indian people are more at risk than others from street violence in findings released after the beating deaths of two homeless men in an abandoned lot in New Mexico's largest city.

01 Aug 2014

Michael Jackson's Neverland estate being considered for sale

LOS ANGELES - Late pop singer Michael Jackson's Neverland estate is being considered for sale, a spokesman for the company controlling the property said on Friday.

01 Aug 2014

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