- Ebola case stokes concerns for Liberians in Texas
DALLAS (AP) — The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. has been confirmed in a man who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas, sending chills through the area's West African community whose leaders urged caution to prevent spreading the virus.
- Questions and answers about the US Ebola case
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.
- Protesters heckle Hong Kong leader on National Day
HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters kept behind police barricades heckled Hong Kong's under-fire leader on Wednesday when he attended a flag-raising ceremony on China's National Day.
- Taliban suicide bombers kill 7 in Kabul, wound 21
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban suicide bombers struck two buses carrying Afghan soldiers in Kabul early Wednesday, killing seven people and wounding 21, just a day after the signing of a key U.S.-Afghan security pact.
- Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S. officials.
- Obama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But the airstrikes against Islamic State extremists have also introduced a new complicating factor into the fall campaign, forcing both sides to reassess their closing political messages.
- Details of presidential security breaches evolve
WASHINGTON (AP) — The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service.
- Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job
DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.
- Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Mecca
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit at the cube-shaped Kaaba and look out at the serene desert mountains where the Prophet Muhammad once walked.
- App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.
- Royals return to playoffs in dramatic fashion
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the postseason — nearly three decades spent mostly in baseball's backwater, a small-market organization on a shoe-string budget trying in vain to compete with the big boys.
- Playoff managers hit, miss on contesting calls
For Buck Showalter, Don Mattingly and every other manager in these playoffs, it promises to be a most challenging postseason.
- Coaches use large network to watch for injury
The sideline is often the worst place to watch a football game. Even for the head coach standing front and center, getting a good look at what is happening on the field can be difficult.
- Former NBA player George seeks new fraud trial
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted of wire fraud in an alleged real estate Ponzi scheme is seeking to have his conviction thrown out and claiming prosecutorial misconduct, among other allegations.
- Phelps apologizes after another brush with the law
Michael Phelps can't seem to break a disturbing pattern.