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  • Thomas Eric Duncan, America's first diagnosed Ebola victim, flew from Monrovia, Liberia to Brussels, Belgium on Sept. 19, 2014. From Belgium he flew to Washington, D.C., then on to Dallas, Texas arriving on Sept. 20, 2014.

    U.S. Ebola case: Officials searching for as many as 100 people who may have had contact with patient

    DALLAS, Tex. (CNN) — Health officials are reaching out to as many as 100 people who may have had contact with the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S., a federal official told CNN Thursday. These are people who are still being questioned, who may have crossed paths with the patient either at the hospital, at his apartment complex or in the community. The number of direct contacts who have been identified right now is still closer to 12, the […]

  • St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch

    Investigation follows tweet claiming lack of evidence to prosecute in Ferguson

    (CNN) — Prosecutors in St. Louis County, Missouri, are investigating a Twitter post claiming the grand jury hearing evidence in the Ferguson shooting hasn’t heard enough to warrant charging the police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown. “The matter has been referred to the prosecuting attorney for investigation,” said a statement from the St. Louis County court administrator. “The court will hear the matter and take appropriate action, if the prosecutor finds cause to believe misconduct has […]

  • From Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan??s Facebook page

    U.S. Ebola patient: The travels and health travails of Thomas Duncan

    (CNN) — Thomas Eric Duncan left Africa for the United States, by official accounts, a healthy man. But within days after his arrival in Texas, things changed for him, for the worst. So who is Duncan, besides the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States? When did he start to feel sick, and what happened to him next? And who did he come in contact with, in the meantime? Who is Thomas Eric Duncan? He is […]

  • Michael Brown

    Investigation into Michael Brown’s shooting death complete

    (CNN) — The investigation into the controversial shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb has been completed, the St. Louis County prosecutor’s office said Wednesday. Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed the 18-year-old in the middle of the day on August 9 after telling Brown and a friend to get out of the street. Authorities could have charged Wilson themselves by filing a criminal complaint, but St. Louis County […]

  • Police in Charlottesville, Virginia are looking for missing college student Hannah Elizabeth Graham. The University of Virginia student was last heard from on early Saturday morning, September 13, 2014 when she sent a text to friends at about 1:20 a.m. (Photo: Charlottesville Police/WTVR)

    Drone used in search for missing U. of Virginia student Hannah Graham

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — The search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham now includes the use of an aerial drone — the first time, according to authorities, one has been used in the search for a missing person in the state. The addition of the drone to the search effort comes more than two weeks after Graham disappeared from an area of Charlottesville known as the Downtown Mall. The drone has a high-quality camera, and it will “look closer” […]

  • SabrinaAllen

    Texas girl Sabrina Allen, missing for 12 years, recovered with mother in Mexico

    (CNN) — Greg Allen’s obsession with finding his missing daughter began more than a decade ago, when the mother finally made good on a threat and fled with the daughter from Texas to Mexico, according to him and authorities. Sabrina Allen was a month away from turning age 5, and the visit with her non-custodial mother, Dara Marie Llorens, was supposed to last only a weekend in April 2002, as part of a court agreement. But that weekend visitation in […]

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    U.S. Ebola patient identified by relative

    DALLAS — Thomas Eric Duncan is the man being treated at a Dallas, Texas, hospital for Ebola, his half-brother, Wilfred Smallwood, told CNN. Duncan is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. After the man’s diagnosis, the Obama administration is recirculating its guidance about how to respond to the virus, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters Wednesday. “In light of this incident,” Earnest said, “the administration has taken the step of recirculating our guidance […]

  • Mom Loses Son, Battles Cancer At Same Time

    Through cancer and loss of a baby, ‘I wouldn’t change a thing’ mother says

    BEARĀ RIVER, Utah (KSL) — Kathy Taylor is resting at home and treating every day with her family as a gift. “Coming home and seeing how much my family loves having me here and needing me here, it just makes it harder to leave,” she said. The past two weeks have been an emotional roller-coaster ride for the Taylor family. The mother of five was 26-weeks pregnant with her sixth child when she found out she had an aggressive form of […]

  • Tar Baby

    Dog rescued after being stuck for hours in hot tar

    (CNN) — A five-month-old dog that fell into hot tar spilled around a construction site in northern India was eventually saved by a four-hour rescue operation. Claire Abrams from the animal welfare group, Animal Aid Unlimited, says staff from the charity rushed to the scene in the city of Udaipur, Rajasthan, after receiving a phone call from a passerby. They found the dog lying motionless, his hardened body stuck to the ground: “There was no way he could have come […]

  • Movies

    New streaming films and shows on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu in October

    (CNN) — Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and iTunes are adding titles to their streaming options in October. From horror films to documentaries and new episodes of beloved series, it’s all here for your viewing pleasure with this month’s schedule of releases: October 1 Netflix: “Annie” “Annie: A Royal Adventure” “Bad Johnson” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” “Chicken Run” “Domestic Disturbance” “Ernest Saves Christmas” “Finding Forrester” “Galaxy Quest” “Gilmore Girls: The Complete Series” “Hit!” “Hostages: Season 1″ “Kramer vs. Kramer” “Jimmy Neutron: Boy […]

  • An exterior photograph showing Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

    Dallas Ebola patient had contact with children, Texas governor says

    ATLANTA (CNN) — Some school-age children have been in contact with the U.S. Ebola patient being treated in Dallas, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday. Five students at four different schools have come into contact with the Ebola patient, Dallas Superintendent Mike Miles added, but none has exhibited symptoms. The children are being monitored at home, and the schools remain open, Miles said. Between 12 and 18 people have been identified as coming into contact with the patient, officials added. […]

  • Hartford-New Haven, CT A threatening call caused an evacuation at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe, CT on Wednesday morning, October 1, 2014, authorities say

    Threat forces evacuation of Sandy Hook Elementary School

    MONROE, Conn.Ā (WFSB) — A threatening call caused an evacuation at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe on Wednesday morning, authorities said. A bomb threat was called into the school located on Fan Hill Road just after 9:30 a.m. Students were moved to neighboring school, and students will then be dismissed from that area, authorities said. “All students and all staff are absolutely 100 percent safe. Sandy hook will dismiss at noontime because of a low to no threat scare,” Newtown […]