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October 1, 2014

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  • Dr. Edward Goodman, left, epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, points to a reporter for a question as Dr. Mark Lester looks on during a news conference about an Ebola infected patient they are caring for in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
    Sister: US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia
    Oct. 1, 2014
    The first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States told relatives that he notified health care workers the first time he went to the hospital that he was visiting the U.S. from Liberia, the man's sister said Wednesday. Mai Wureh told The Associated Press that her brother ...
  • A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. A patient at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials said.
    Official: 5 children had contact with Ebola patient
    Oct. 1, 2014
    Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease. Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles said Wednesday that ...
  • Jill Tahmooressi, mother of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi of Weston, Fla., who has been held for six months in a Mexican jail, weeps after reading his letters from confinement and as others recount his heroism in Afghanistan, during a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014.
    Mom: Jailed Marine in Mexico threatened with rape, torture
    Oct. 1, 2014
    A Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country tried to kill himself after receiving threats of rape, torture and execution, his tearful mother told a House panel Wednesday. She said her son was suffering an ordeal worse than his two combat tours in Afghanistan. Jill Tahmooressi's testimony came at a hearing designed to ...
  • Artist's rendering of proposed stadium.
    Council deciding fate of proposed downtown stadium
    Oct. 1, 2014
    A proposed $200 million downtown stadium faces a critical vote before a divided Las Vegas City Council today. The council split a vote on the stadium’s financing terms last month, with ...
  • US bankruptcy ruling possible for Stockton, Calif.
    Oct. 1, 2014
    A federal judge could rule Wednesday on a bankruptcy exit plan for Stockton, an inland port city in California that in 2012 became the largest city in the U.S. to file for Chapter 9 protection before Detroit filed last year. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein has scheduled ...
  • Ammar Harris, the suspect the Feb. 21 Las Vegas Strip shooting and car crash that killed three people, appears in court at the Regional Justice Center Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
    Strip shooting defendant to plead to bribery in separate case
    Oct. 1, 2014
    A self-described pimp accused in a Las Vegas Strip shooting and fiery crash that killed three people plans to plead guilty to bribery in a prison smuggling case. Ammar Harris and ...
  • In this Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, file photograph, the Revel Casino Hotel, right, is seen next to the closed Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J.
    Revel buyers plan to re-open Atlantic City casino
    Oct. 1, 2014
    A Canadian asset management company won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City on Wednesday and plans to re-open it as a casino. Toronto-based Brookfield US Holdings LLC told The Associated Press on Wednesday it plans to operate the Boardwalk property as ...
  • Dr. Edward Goodman, left, epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, points to a reporter for a question as Dr. Mark Lester looks on during a news conference about an Ebola infected patient they are caring for in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.
    Health officials seek anyone who encountered Ebola patient
    Oct. 1, 2014
    A nine-member team of federal health officials is tracking anyone who had close contact with a man being treated for Ebola in a Dallas hospital, the director of the nation's top disease-fighting agency said Wednesday. The team from the Centers for Disease Control is in Dallas to ...
  • An overturned semitrailer blocks the Interstate 15 on-ramp at Washington Avenue on Oct. 1, 2014.
    Overturned trailer closes Interstate 15 ramp
    Oct. 1, 2014
    An Interstate 15 on-ramp was closed this morning after a semitrailer tipped over and blocked the road, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol. The accident was reported ...
  • Pennsylvania State Police confer along Snow Hill Road in Price Township, Pa, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, as the search for suspected killer Eric Frein carries on for the 18th day.
    Police: Ambush suspect making errors as manhunt continues
    Oct. 1, 2014
    The discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods indicates the fugitive wanted in an ambush on state troopers is stressed out and making mistakes, authorities said as they repeated a call for him to surrender. The explosives were not deployed, but they were ...
  • Nazi hunter pushes for new probe
    Oct. 1, 2014
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center has identified dozens of former members of Nazi mobile death squads who might still be alive, and is pushing the German government for an investigation, The Associated Press has learned. The Wiesenthal Center's top Nazi hunter, Efraim Zuroff, told the AP on Wednesday that ...
  • Dr. Edward Goodman, left, epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, speaks as Dr. Mark Lester, Southeast Zone clinical leader for Texas Health Resources, looks on during a news conference about an Ebola infected patient they are caring for in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. Federal health officials confirmed the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States.
    Questions and answers about the U.S. Ebola case
    Oct. 1, 2014
    U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. Texas health officials said ...
  • 920 California chickens killed with golf club
    Oct. 1, 2014
    Authorities in central California are searching for those who broke into a Foster Farms chicken ranch and used a golf club to kill more than 900 birds. Fresno County sheriff's officials said Tuesday that deputies ...
  • California woman, 27, found dead in Nevada desert
    Oct. 1, 2014
    Authorities say the body of a 27-year-old California woman was found in the Nevada desert about 45 miles from Las Vegas. Nye County Sheriff Tony DeMeo said the body ...
  • A view of Wynn Las Vegas and Encore taken from a Maverick Helicopter on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, above the Las Vegas Strip.
    The favorite hotel of multimillionaires? Hint: It’s in Las Vegas
    Oct. 1, 2014
    Where does a multimillionaire stay when he or she needs a break from the mansion in Malibu, penthouse in New York, bungalow in the Bahamas, chateau in Switzerland and palace in Paris? According to New World Wealth, a wealth watch group, the wealthy prefer accommodations in Las Vegas and New York.
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