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Up to 100 people being monitored in Dallas for Ebola

Ebola in USUp to 100 people in Texas are now being screened for potential exposure to Ebola, with four relatives of the first U.S. case ordered to stay in their Dallas home and not have any visitors until at least Oct. 19, local and state health officials said Thursday.

Not all of those people had direct contact with the patient, a Liberian national named Thomas Eric Duncan. None are showing any symptoms of infection, officials said. About 12 to 18 are being more closely monitored because they did have direct contact with Duncan, and four have been quarantined.


Complaints at problem Alabama prison shelved

Alaba prison commissionerWhen inmates at a notorious Alabama women's prison came forward to complain of sexual abuse and harassment, state investigators time and again classified the complaints as unfounded or unsubstantiated and often recommended the matters be closed without further action, according to investigative reports obtained by The Associated Press.

In only a small fraction of cases in the past three years did corrections officials consider the allegations fully credible, according to roughly four dozen reports released to AP under the state's open records law.


US bid for secret Gitmo force-feeding hearings challenged

gitmo hearings challengedMedia organizations and rights groups are challenging an attempt by the U.S. government to exclude the public and press from hearings relating to the treatment of a Guantánamo Bay hunger striker.

In a motion filed Sept. 26, Justice Department lawyers requested that sessions relating to Abu Wa’el Dhiab — a Syrian national held at the detention camp since 2002 — be held in closed court. “An open hearing risks unauthorized disclosure of classified or protected information. The record in this case is large, with classified and protected information often inextricably intertwined with unclassified information,” the department argued. But on Tuesday, representatives of Dhiab and 16 U.S. human rights and news organizations filed a counter motion.


Philadelphia law decriminalizes marijuana

Philadelphia decriminalizes MarijuanaPhiladelphia enacted legislation on Wednesday that decriminalizes marijuana — requiring police to ticket people who possess small amounts of the drug instead of arresting them.

The new law, which takes effect on Oct. 20, makes Philadelphia the largest U.S. city to decriminalize the DEA-categorized Schedule 1 drug amid a growing number of U.S. cities and states that have reduced or eliminated penalties for recreational users.


Leaked note suggests jurors considering conviction in ongoing Blackwater trial

Blackwater A note written by jurors in the ongoing Blackwater Worldwide murder and manslaughter case suggests the jury is considering at least an involuntary manslaughter conviction.

Former Blackwater guards Dustin. L Heard, Evan S. Liberty and Paul A. Slough are all charged with manslaughter and using a firearm to commit a crime stemming from a 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left several unarmed civilians dead.


China: Hong Kong illegal pro-democracy protests will yield 'unimaginable' consequences

Hong Kong protestsChina issued a warning to Hong Kong on Thursday that the ongoing pro-democracy protests are considered illegal and their continuation would yield "unimaginable" consequences.

The People's Daily newspaper, considered a mouthpiece of the Chinese government, published a front-page editorial on Thursday denouncing the protests.

"They have incited the masses, paralyzed transportation, disrupted businesses, stirred up conflict, and interfered with the daily lives of Hong Kong people...


Justices to review Arizona districting commission

Supreme courtThe Supreme Court said Thursday it will consider a challenge by Arizona Republicans to the state's congressional districting map.

Arizona voters created an independent redistricting commission in 2000 in an effort to take politics out of the process.

But the GOP-led state legislature complained in a lawsuit that the Constitution exclusively gives power to draw maps for congressional districts to elected state lawmakers.


Palestinians draft U.N. resolution on ending Israel occupation

AbbasThe Palestinians have drafted a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for an end to Israeli occupation by November 2016, which they have shared informally with Arab states and some council members, U.N. diplomats said on Wednesday.

The text has not been formally circulated to the full 15-nation Security Council, a move that can only be done by a council member, said the diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity. As a result, it remains unclear when, and if, it will be put to a vote.


Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigns

Julia PiersonJulia Pierson, the first female director of the Secret Service, resigned her post Wednesday after a fence jumper gained access to the White House on Sept. 19 and a subsequent congressional inquiry uncovered other security lapses.

Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson announced the resignation in a statement. He also announced that the DHS would take over an internal inquiry of the Secret Service and that he would appoint of a new panel to review security at the White House.


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