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  • Questions and answers about the U.S. Ebola case Oct 1, 2014 9:45 AM
    U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and now it has happened. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention immediately sought to calm fears that one case would spread widely. “There is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here,” CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said.

     
  • Wal-mart seeks to settle Tracy Morgan lawsuit Oct 1, 2014 8:04 AM
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said it wants to settle a negligence lawsuit by actor-comedian Tracy Morgan, a day after blaming the celebrity for injuries he sustained when his limousine bus was struck by a speeding company truck.

     
  • LeBron James bringing his story to TV series Oct 1, 2014 11:17 AM
    LeBron James is hoping to motivate kids by telling his own inspiring story. The NBA superstar is coproducing a half-hour TV series called “Becoming,” which will showcase the journeys of some of today’s top athletes. The pilot focuses on James, his struggles growing up in a single-parent home in Akron, Ohio and his rise to become one of the world’s best basketball players. The show premieres Oct. 26 on Disney XD. James says he was inspired as a kid by Michael Jordan, Deion Sanders and Allen Iverson. James says their stories “kept me dreaming” and when he learned they had similar struggles “it made everything seem possible.” James, who re-signed with the Cavaliers this summer, has always had a strong connection with kids, a bond that’s grown as he became a father. The pilot includes rarely-seen footage of James playing AAU basketball and at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.

     
  • Malls in U.S. offer discount that’s not for customers Oct 1, 2014 8:03 AM
    The next wave of U.S. mergers may be coming to a shopping mall near you. Washington Prime Group Inc., a Bethesda, Maryland-based owner of strip shopping centers and regional malls, agreed last month to buy rival Glimcher Realty Trust in a $4.3 billion deal.

     
  • Comcast may follow the 1 million who fled Detroit Oct 1, 2014 8:03 AM
    Detroit lost more than 1 million residents and three-quarters of its retail businesses on its way to bankruptcy. Now Comcast Corp. wants to go, too. The largest U.S. cable-television company says it will shed 2.5 million customers in Detroit and other Midwestern and Southern communities as part of a plan to buy No. 2 Time Warner Cable Inc.

     
  • Does your car have a secret warranty? Oct 1, 2014 8:03 AM
    Car owners could save thousands of dollars by taking advantage of free or reduced-cost repairs that aren’t announced to the general public by automakers, according to Consumer Reports.

     
  • Women sue after receiving wrong sperm Oct 1, 2014 5:28 PM
    A northeast Ohio woman and her partner have sued a Downers Grove sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she’d intended.

     
  • Secret Service chief resigns amid security lapses Oct 1, 2014 6:41 PM
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe. President Barack Obama “concluded new leadership of that agency was required,” said spokesman Josh Earnest.

     
  • PEbola-infected passenger was sent home from ER Oct 1, 2014 8:55 PM
    The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed.

     
  • Police: Phelps’ eyes, speech affected at DUI stop Oct 1, 2014 5:37 PM
    Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps registered .14 percent on a blood-alcohol test after he was stopped on a speeding violation, according to charging documents released Wednesday. The legal limit for intoxication in Maryland is .08. Phelps, 29, was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence, excessive speed and crossing double lane lines in the Fort McHenry Tunnel on Interstate 95 in his native Baltimore, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority Police.

     
  • Playoff managers hit, miss on contesting calls Oct 1, 2014 6:18 AM
    For Buck Showalter, Don Mattingly and every other manager in these playoffs, it promises to be a most challenging postseason. This is the first October in which skippers can contest an umpire’s call. Nearly everything is subject to replay review, except for balls and strikes, but managers only get one challenge per game if they’re wrong.

     
  • News Corp. To buy real-estate business move in $950 million deal Sep 30, 2014 8:01 AM
    News Corp., the newspaper publisher controlled by Rupert Murdoch, agreed to buy U.S. online real- estate business Move Inc. for $950 million, net of the target’s cash balance.

     
  • Colorado high court considers pot firing case Sep 30, 2014 8:02 AM
    Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still can’t find steady work because employers are wary of his off-duty smoking.

     
  • China approves iPhone 6 after security assurances Sep 30, 2014 8:05 AM
    China’s phone regulator has approved the iPhone 6 for sale after Apple Inc. promised never to allow other governments access to users’ information. Tuesday’s announcement reflected Chinese unease about the reliability of foreign communications technology following disclosures about widespread U.S. government eavesdropping.

     
  • Secret Service allowed to shoot White House intruders Sep 30, 2014 10:52 AM
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says officers and agents are allowed to use “lethal force” to stop someone from getting into the White House.

     
  • White House front door now locks automatically Sep 30, 2014 10:52 AM
    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the front door to the White House now locks automatically in a security breach. Pierson told a House panel that the switch to automatic locks at the White House’s north door was made after an Army veteran jumped the fence on Sept. 19 and made his way into the interior of the building through two unlocked doors.

     
  • U.S. consumer confidence slides in September Sep 30, 2014 10:29 AM
    U.S. consumer confidence dropped in September after hitting the highest level in nearly seven years in August. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its confidence index fell to 86.0, the lowest point since a May reading of 82.2. It was the first decline after four months of gains and followed a revised 93.4 in August, which had been the highest reading since October 2007, two months before the Great Recession officially began.

     
  • Nicole Kidman reveals heartbreak at father’s death Sep 30, 2014 11:27 AM
    Nicole Kidman revealed she was heartbroken over the death of her father this month and thanked well-wishers for their comforting thoughts and prayers. “We would just like to thank everyone for their love and prayers over these past couple of weeks,” the actress and her singer husband Keith Urban said in a joint statement posted Tuesday on Facebook.

     
  • Police: 1 child hurt, school evacuated in Kentucky Sep 30, 2014 1:46 PM
    One child was injured and a high school was evacuated after a report of weapons seen on the campus in Louisville, police said Tuesday. Spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says the child sustained non-life threatening injuries and that a parent was with the child. Smiley would not say if the child was a student or describe the nature of the injuries.

     
  • Tivo introduces Android app to stream shows on mobile devices Sep 30, 2014 8:03 AM
    TiVo Inc., a maker of digital video recorders, is introducing a mobile application for users to stream TV content on their Android smartphones and tablets, adding to a similar service it offers on Apple Inc. devices. The new app, which is initially being introduced in the U.S., lets consumers with devices using Google Inc.’s operating software connect with their TiVo set-top box at home to watch live shows,

     
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