HK police warn protesters not to charge buildings HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy or surround government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader doesn't resign by midnight Thursday. The warning came as tensions grew with the approach of a deadline set by students protest leaders for the city's Beijing-backed top leader, Leung Chun-ying, to step down - part of broader demonstrations pushing for electoral reforms for the Asian financial center.
Dallas ER sent Ebola-infected patient home DALLAS (AP) - A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials at the hospital are considering if they would have acted differently had the entire medical staff been aware. The decision by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital to release the patient, who had recently arrived from Liberia, could have put others at risk of exposure to Ebola before the man went back to the ER a couple of days later when his condition worsened.
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Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished WASHINGTON (AP) - One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president. Pierson's undoing was not telling the president about a Sept. 16 incident in Atlanta in which President Barack Obama rode an elevator with an armed security contractor during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two White House officials said. The armed contractor's proximity to Obama violated the agency's security protocols.
Minneapolis community fights recruiters for jihad MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Every evening after work, Abdirizak Bihi strolls through neighborhood parks where young Somalis shoot hoops and play soccer. He tells jokes, urges them to clean up their trash and even grabs the basketball to take a few shots. It may seem like fun, but Bihi's eyes are scanning the playgrounds and ball courts of Minneapolis for something sinister - anyone who might try to recruit these kids to join a jihad overseas.
Romney's in demand as Republicans' future unclear ATLANTA (AP) - Almost two years after his Election Day drubbing, Mitt Romney is the Republican man in demand. The twice-defeated White House contender is campaigning across seven states this week, covering nearly 6,000 miles in five days to raise money and energy for Republican midterm candidates from Georgia to Colorado.
History fight coming to a head in suburban Denver DENVER (AP) - A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in suburban Denver on Thursday with students and teachers expected to pack a school board meeting where the controversial changes could face a vote. Turnout is expected to be so high that the teachers' union plans to stream video from the meeting room - which holds a couple hundred people - on a big screen in the parking lot outside. Students are making plans to start their protests early in the day.
Anger mounts as Kashmir floodwaters subside SRINAGAR, India (AP) - As floodwaters ripped through Indian-controlled Kashmir, Abdul Majeed spent five days holed up with his family in their attic, watching helplessly as army helicopters plucked tourists from hotel rooftops and government boats ferried officials to safety. "We shouted and signaled, but they ignored us," the businessman said.
Cowboys' Spillman subject of reported sex assault GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said Wednesday night that the alleged assault took place early Sept. 20 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center.
AP PHOTOS: Cavaliers fans welcome back LeBron CLEVELAND (AP) - They waited in line to see him, and when LeBron James ran onto the new court inside Quicken Loans Arena for the first time in four years wearing the Cavaliers' wine and gold colors, Cleveland fans welcomed him back with a thunderous roar they've been waiting to unleash. James has returned to where he began his NBA career, focused on leading the Cavs to the city's first pro sports championship since 1964.