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Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Tom Frieden speaks during a news conference after confirming that a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, announced Tuesday, S…

September 30, 2014 4:32 pmLoading…
Dallas diagnoses first US Ebola case; spread unlikely

Dallas diagnoses first US Ebola case; spread unlikely

DALLAS — Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa.

September 30, 2014 4:32 pmLoading…

Wal-Mart: Morgan wasn't wearing seatbelt in crash

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't wearing seatbelts, the company said in a court filing Monday.

September 29, 2014 4:01 pmLoading…
45 dogs dead, 48 alive after North Las Vegas fire

45 dogs dead, 48 alive after North Las Vegas fire

The front yard at a home where over two dozen dogs were killed in an overnight fire in North Las Vegas is shown on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Firefighters say at least 41 dogs were killed and 52 survived after the fire. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Chase Stevens)

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45 dogs dead, 48 alive after North Las Vegas fire

45 dogs dead, 48 alive after North Las Vegas fire

A small dog looks out from beneath a car in the front yard at a home where more than two dozen dogs were killed in an overnight fire in North Las Vegas on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Firefighters say at least 41 dogs were killed and 52 survived after the fire. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal,…

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45 dogs dead, 48 alive after North Las Vegas fire

45 dogs dead, 48 alive after North Las Vegas fire

A North Las Vegas animal control officer walks through the front yard at a home where over two dozen dogs were killed in an overnight fire in North Las Vegas on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Firefighters say at least 41 dogs were killed and 52 survived after the fire. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Jo…

September 29, 2014 3:54 pmLoading…
45 dogs dead, 48 alive after North Las Vegas fire

45 dogs dead, 48 alive after North Las Vegas fire

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A weekend fire that tore through a North Las Vegas home with 93 small dogs — more than 15 times the maximum number of canines allowed in a house by the city — killed 45 of them and injured one man.

September 29, 2014 3:54 pm Photos

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Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

NEW YORK — Traffic at Chicago’s two busiest airports was slowly returning to more normal levels Monday, three days after a fire at a regional air traffic control center disrupted much of the nation’s air-travel system. The Federal Aviation Administration has temporarily assigned other contro…

September 29, 2014 3:03 pmLoading…
Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

A woman and her children at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on Monday. The FAA said traffic at O’Hare was 80 percent of what it was a week ago Monday. 

September 29, 2014 3:03 pmLoading…
Why Obama's airstrikes against Islamic State may be more effective than people expect

Why Obama's airstrikes against Islamic State may be more effective than people expect

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's air war against terrorist targets in Syria has begun, sooner and more deeply inside Syrian territory than expected. The question: Will the strikes — which mark the mere "beginning of a credible, sustainable, persistent campaign," as the U.S. military's o…

September 24, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…

Neighborhood turf war pits gardeners against active kids

DEAR CAROLYN: My neighborhood has one small traffic island on a busy street, to calm traffic and prevent accidents. Our town maintains traffic islands as public green space with the help of community volunteer gardeners.

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Dear Abby for Oct. 30

DEAR ABBY: I am a fire officer who has seen too many families experience accidental home fires, many with fatal results. It is devastating to find out that a life could have been saved had someone taken the simple precaution of replacing a dead battery in a smoke alarm.

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