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Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security
OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) - Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found. The payments, underwritten by American taxpayers, flowed through a legal loophole that gave the U.S. Justice Department leverage to persuade Nazi suspects to leave the U.S. If they agreed to go, or simply fled before deportation, they could keep their Social Security, according to interviews and internal U.S. government records.


Clinics recommend hospitals for Ebola testing
When a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who had entered the apartment of the first patient to die from Ebola in the U.S. started feeling ill himself, he didn't rush to the nearest hospital. He chose an urgent care clinic. So did a man who recently traveled to West Africa and was complaining of flu-like symptoms, prompting the suburban Boston urgent care practice where he went to briefly shut down last week.


WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - The World Health Organization declared on Monday that Nigeria is free of Ebola, a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease. Nigeria's containment of the lethal disease is a "spectacular success story," WHO Country Director Rui Gama Vaz told a news conference in Abuja, Nigeria's capital. Nigeria reported 20 cases of Ebola, including eight deaths. One of those who died was an airline passenger who brought Ebola to Nigeria and died soon after.


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Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them. Speaking in the Indonesian capital, Kerry told reporters that the administration understood ally Turkey's concerns about supplying the Kurds, who are linked to a Kurdish group that Ankara fiercely opposes.


Iraq: Car bombings kill 16 people in Karbala
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say three car bombings in the revered Shiite shrine city of Karbala have killed at least 16 people. A police officer said Monday that the explosives-laden cars were parked in commercial areas and parking lots near government offices. He says 41 others were wounded in the explosions.


Obama keeps his schedule clear to focus on Ebola
CHICAGO (AP) - Rarely one to leave anything to chance, President Barack Obama is playing it by ear this week as his administration's response to the Ebola scare continues to evolve. After waking up in his own bed Monday at his family's home in Chicago, Obama plans to vote early for the midterms and attend a fundraiser for Democrats. How he'll spend the rest of the week is anyone's guess.


Do remains belong to missing Virginia student?
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Police blocked off roads, sifted through leaves and scoured a rural area where they found remains that could be missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. It's not clear how long it will take authorities to identify the remains they discovered over the weekend, about 12 miles from campus.


Michelle Knight says she now forgives kidnapper
CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade told a crowd she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life. Knight, who was kidnapped in August 2002 when she was 21, said she realizes now that Ariel Castro had a disease, and therapy has taught her that what he did hadn't been his fault, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/ZLrDkm) reported.


Still the Same: Bob Seger launching tour, album
NEW YORK (AP) - At 69, Bob Seger says he's ready to hit the road again: He's scaled back smoking and bicycles 10 miles a day as part of a workout routine. "I think I'm in pretty good shape," Seger said in a phone interview, noting that a colonoscopy from a few years ago was clean and he just had a checkup for his tour to promote "Ride Out," the album released last week and his first since 2006.


Manning breaks Favre's mark with 509th TD pass
DENVER (AP) - Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre's NFL record for touchdown passes with No. 509. He didn't stop there, either. Manning threw four TD passes in Denver's 42-17 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night, two to Demaryius Thomas, one to Wes Welker and another to Emmanuel Sanders.