The first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States
immediately sparked concerns about who may have been exposed, and helped shed light on how the potentially deadly virus is, and isn't, spread. Ebola can only be transmitted by infected people who show symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. If an exposed person does not develop symptoms within 21 days of exposure, the person will not become sick with Ebola, according to the CDC. Click to read more information about the spread of Ebola.
The mayor of the Los Angeles-area city of Bell Gardens was fatally shot by his wife during a fight Tuesday, police said. According to investigators, Mayor Daniel Crespo punched the couple’s 19-year-old son when the teen tried to intervene during the dispute. The wife then allegedly shot the mayor. Investigators released both the wife and son after questioning and sheriff's detectives said "no arrests will be made at this time."
Iraqi military pilots accidentally gave food, water and ammunition to ISIS militants instead of their own soldiers, a senior security official told NBC News. The supplies were intended for Iraqi army troops who had been fighting the Islamist extremists for a week in Saglawyah and the village of Al-Sijar in the country’s western province of Anbar. A lawmaker in the Iraqi parliament said the soldiers are in "deadly need" of the supplies, but "because of the wrong plans of the commanders in the Iraqi army and lack of experience of the pilots, we in a way or another helped ISIS fighters to kill our soldiers."
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An armed ex-con was on an elevator with President Barack Obama while the president was in Atlanta in September to visit the CDC to discuss the Ebola outbreak, the Washington Post and Washington Examiner reported Tuesday. The man was reportedly a security contractor with a gun and three prior convictions and would reportedly not stop using a camera phone to take video of Obama. A supervisor with the private security firm then fired the man on the spot and told him to turn over his gun — the first time the agents realized he had a weapon. The reported event is just the latest to trigger scrutiny of the Secret Service.
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Firefighters spent hours trying to contain a 3-alarm blaze that damaged several Atlantic City buildings and forced nearly a dozen people from their homes. Crews rescued several families from properties after a building went up in flames around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, according to officials. At least nine people, including six children, escaped from the burning building, according to authorities.
Watch Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators fill streets on China's National Day after the midnight deadline for the city’s leaders to respond to their demands passed Tuesday. The demonstrators seek a reversal of a decision by China's central government in Beijing to screen all candidates in Hong Kong's first direct elections — scheduled for 2017. Members of the mostly student-led "Umbrella Revolution" movement told NBC News they will stay as long as it takes. Meanwhile, it appears that protesters' cellphones are being targeted
by a highly sophisticated malware.
The first case of the Ebola virus diagnosed in the United States has been confirmed in Dallas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Tuesday.
A spokesperson for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas confirmed Tuesday afternoon the case involves a patient who was undergoing evaluation and tests for Ebola at their hospital after becoming ill on Sept. 24.
The defense attorney for a U.S. Marine reservist jailed near Tecate hopes new developments in Mexican federal court could mean his client will soon go free.
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A central Florida man is accused of punching an 80-year-old man who asked him to stop cursing and talking about women's private parts at an Applebee's bar.
An Illinois sperm bank is reportedly being sued by a white Ohio woman after she was impregnated from vials she says the company mistakenly sent her from a black donor. According to the Chicago Tribune, the Uniontown, Ohio woman gave birth to a mixed-race baby two years ago. The suit claims it's difficult for her and her same-sex partner to raise the girl in a small all-white community she describes as "intolerant."
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The discovery of two powerful pipe bombs during a massive 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.
The explosives were not deployed, but they were fully functional and capable of causing significant damage, state police Lt. Col. George Bivens said Tuesday.
Oklahoma prison officials unveiled new execution procedures Tuesday allowing the state to keep using midazolam, a sedative used in flawed executions in other states. Other changes include more training requirements for prison staff and members of the execution teams, and having contingency plans in case of problems. The new protocols also reduce the number of media witnesses from 12 to five. The new procedures are established to prevent botched executions including that of death row inmate Clayton Lockett, who suffered after his lethal injection began.
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A judge in Fall River, Massachusetts, will continue to hear arguments on an effort by lawyers for Aaron Hernandez to have evidence from the former New England Patriot's cell phone thrown out Wednesday. Hernandez is due back in court at 9:30 for the second day in an evidence hearing.
Hundreds of chickens were killed after burglars broke into a Foster Farms facility in Caruthers, California, investigators said.
Fresno County police said the unknown suspects in the Sept. 20 burglary pulled back part of the facility's fence, entered a chicken shed, then began slaughtering the animals with a golf club, or other blunt object.