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Officials: N.Y. doctor has Ebola, first in city
NEW YORK — An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, city officials said Thursday. He’s the fourth case in the U.S. and the first in the nation’s biggest city. Craig Spencer, a member of Doctors W...
By Jonathan Lemire and Colleen Long The Associated Press FULL STORY
First Ebola case in West African nation of Mali
BAMAKO, Mali — Mali reported its first case of Ebola late Thursday, marking a major setback for West African efforts to contain the deadly virus that now has affected six countries in the region and left nearly 5,000 dead. Health Minister Ousmane Kone made the announcement on Malian television, s...
By Baba Ahmed The Associated Press FULL STORY
Malaysian man crawls for the days after car smash
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A Malaysian man seriously injured in a car accident crawled through jungle for three days before happening upon an isolated village, authorities said Friday. The man, identified as Nicholas Andrew, showed up at the village on Wednesday, after the car he was driving sped o...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
China launches experimental moon orbiter
BEIJING — China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country’s first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day program is a test run for a 2017 mission that aims to have a Chinese spacecraft land on the moon, ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
State prisons to take new balance after riots
SACRAMENTO — California prison officials will have to balance safety concerns with the need to avoid racial stereotypes after the state agreed to end a long-standing policy that had been challenged in court and deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Department of Justice. Under a court settlement ma...
By Don Thompson The Associated Press FULL STORY
U.S.-Mexico border deaths drop to 15-year low
TUCSON, Ariz. — The number of people who died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert. The U.S. government reco...
By Astrid Galvon The Associated Press FULL STORY’s EZ form not for legal immigrants
WASHINGTON —’s simpler online application is being touted as a big win for consumers. But it can’t be used by legal immigrants and naturalized U.S. citizens, who represent millions of potential new health insurance customers. That’s prompting worries that many Hispanics and A...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Dad: White House jumper has ‘mental health’ issues
WASHINGTON — The latest person to climb over the White House fence had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion, his father said. Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Bel Air, Maryland, was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursda...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Coalition airstrikes in Syria killed over 500
MURSITPINAR, Turkey — U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Syria have killed more than 500 people since they began last month, mainly Islamic militants, activists said Thursday, as fighting flared yet again in the northern Syrian border town of Kobani. Despite the large death toll and international i...
By Elena Becatoros and Bassem Mroue The Associated Press FULL STORY
Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to Mideast
OTTAWA, Ontario — He seemed lost, “did not fit in,” had drug problems, and went more than five years without seeing his mother. In recent weeks, he had been living at a homeless shelter and had talked about wanting to go to Libya — or Syria — but became agitated when he couldn’t get a pa...
By Jennifer Peltz, Rob Gillies and Raphael Satter The Associated Press FULL STORY
Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks
WASHINGTON — Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new descriptions for it: goofy and weird. The beast probably...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Paintings in national parks spark probe, furor
SALT LAKE CITY — A series of colorful, eerie faces painted on rocks in some of the West’s most pristine, well-known national parks has sparked an investigation by authorities and a furor online. National Park Service agents have found the images at five parks in California, Utah and Oregon so f...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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