Sister: US Ebola patient said he was from Liberia
DALLAS (AP) -- 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....
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Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence....
Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings
HONG KONG (AP) -- Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned they will step up their actions if the territory's top official doesn't resign by Thursday, possibly occupying several important government buildings....
More bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47
OTAKI, Japan (AP) -- One body recovered near the volcano's peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered the bodies Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death around the summit where hikers enjoying an autumn weekend hike were caught by the mountain's surprise eruption....
Former eBay exec sentenced for insider trading
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former eBay executive will serve 15 months in prison for his role in insider trading....
Army drops murder charges over Iraqi boys' deaths
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Army has dropped murder charges against a soldier in the shooting of two unarmed Iraqi boys during a blown reconnaissance mission in 2007, but he still faces prosecution on allegations that he obstructed the investigation and threatened a journalist's wife....
Sparks fly at 2nd Corbett, Wolf campaign debate
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A lively second debate between Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf became tense Wednesday as Wolf sought to assign blame to Corbett for budget deficits and struggling schools while Corbett tried to frame Wolf as the candidate who will favor labor unions over taxpayers....
Pennsylvania trooper shot dead during gun training
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett on Wednesday ordered Pennsylvania flags to fly at half-staff at the state Capitol and in Montgomery County in honor of a state trooper who was accidentally shot and killed during a gun training exercise at a safety facility....
Porn emails case emerges in gubernatorial debate
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf is suggesting that Republican Gov. Tom Corbett bears responsibility for his employees as attorney general who are said to have exchanged pornographic videos and images through office emails....
Ex-Marine who caught jumper among Carnegie Heroes
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A retired Marine who caught a woman as she jumped from the upper deck of a stadium following an Oakland Raiders game was among 21 people honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission....
Revamped Penguins have same Cup expectations
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The puck is the same size. So is the rink. The goal too....
Teen killer re-sentenced in death of fellow robber
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh man who learned how to cook crack cocaine and load a gun by the time he was 10 has had his life sentence reduced by a judge who believes the defendant has changed since he was convicted in a deadly street robbery....
Sub to stand trial for having sex with 2 students
NEW BRIGHTON, Pa. (AP) -- A substitute teacher who had sex with two 18-year-old students while her husband was away has been ordered to stand trial on a felony violation of the Pennsylvania School Code....
Police say ambush suspect is making errors
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- 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....
President Obama has faced criticism for deflecting blame for Syria and Iraq onto U.S. intelligence officials for underestimating the threat of ISSL. Many Republicans believe that the rapid rise of Islamic State resulted from a political or policy failure. U.S. intelligence officials had warned publicly of the threat early this year, citing the testimony in February of Gen. Mike Flynn, who until last month was director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
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