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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....

Texas Ebola monitoring now beyond initial contacts
DALLAS (AP) -- About 80 people are now being monitored for symptoms of Ebola in Texas, a Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman said Thursday....

Questions and answers about the US Ebola case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country. Now it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S....

Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear
NEW YORK (AP) -- Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday....

Plot to bomb holiday event leads to 30-year term
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- One thousand, four hundred and six days after he screamed "God is great" while police officers dragged him into a waiting van, a young Somali American was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb....

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....

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....

Missing-student suspect doesn't appear in court
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student didn't appear in court Thursday morning for a bond hearing on reckless driving charges as expected....

Potato harvest schools Maine teens in hard work
BLAINE, Maine (AP) -- In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall, just as they have for generations....

'Real Housewives' couple face sentencing for fraud
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The married stars of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" are due for a dose of unscripted reality....

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Plot to bomb holiday event leads to 30-year term

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Missing-student suspect doesn't appear in court

History fight coming to a head in suburban Denver

California community reels after mayor shot dead

Killer of New Jersey rabbi's wife out of prison

Sandy Hook school bomb scare 'low to no threat'

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