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First Ebola case in U.S. confirmed in Dallas

By The Washington Post
A man who flew from Liberia to Dallas this month was diagnosed with Ebola on Tuesday, becoming the first person to board a passenger jet and unknowingly bring the disease here from West Africa, where it has killed thousands of …

Girl missing for 12 years rescued in Mexico; mother arrested

By USA Today 8:33 p.m.
Sabrina Allen, who was abducted in 2002 in Texas at age 4 by her mother, has been rescued near Mexico City and returned to the United States, the FBI said Wednesday. Sabrina, now 17, was found Tuesday and her 44-year-old …

Mexico expected to free former Marine soon

By Gannett News Service 8:31 p.m.
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U.S. pans Israeli housing project

By The Associated Press 8:31 p.m.
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MIT: Global Energy Use, CO2 May Double By 2100

By The Associated Press
Even as curbing greenhouse gas emissions becomes more urgent as the effects of climate change become more acute, fossil fuels will remain the largest source of GHGs far into the 21st Century as both global energy use and CO2 emissions …

Secret Service chief resigns after security lapses

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations about bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that …

West Virginia has tallied 45,500 storage tanks so far

By The Associated Press
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — State environmental officials had tallied more than 45,500 aboveground storage tanks as a Wednesday deadline to register them approached. Despite the deadline, the Department of Environmental Protection expects to register thousands more, even after Wednesday. It’s the …

Threat leads to evacuation of Sandy Hook school

By The Associated Press
MONROE, Conn. — A bomb threat has led to the evacuation of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Monroe Police Lt. Brian McCauley says the threat was called in to the school at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and the evacuation was …

35,000 walrus come ashore in northwest Alaska

By The Associated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Pacific walrus that can’t find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in …

Secret Service chief endures blistering glare of Congress’ questions over White House breach

By McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson on Tuesday took “full responsibility” for what she called an “unacceptable” intrusion at the White House last week but failed to mollify a bipartisan group of lawmakers who worried that repeat slipups by …

Murder charges dropped against sergeant who shot 2 unarmed Iraqi boys

By Jim Wilhelm
Murder charges against Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera in the 2007 shootings of two deaf, unarmed brothers in Iraq have been dropped — at least …

World News

10,000 U.S. troops to stay in Afghanistan as security treaty is finally signed

By The Associated Press
KABUL — Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact Tuesday to allow U.S.  forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghans as …

Middle East

Autonomy a matter of time, Kurds say

By Betsy Hiel
IRBIL, Iraq — Narrow alleys snake around Qaysari Bazaar in the shadow of an ancient citadel. People shop here for everything, from traditional Kurdish clothing …

Betsy Hiel

Autonomy a matter of time, Kurds say

By Betsy Hiel
IRBIL, Iraq — Narrow alleys snake around Qaysari Bazaar in the shadow of an ancient citadel. People shop here for everything, from traditional Kurdish clothing …