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Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in DallasBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled into an ambulance. "His whole family was screaming. He got outside and he was throwing up all over the place," resident Mesud Osmanovic, 21, said on Wednesday, describing the chaotic scene before the man was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday where he is in serious condition. ...



Exclusive: U.S. nears solution for safe disposal of Ebola waste

General view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in DallasBy Patrick Rucker and Julie Steenhuysen WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States is days away from settling the critical question of how hospitals should handle and dispose of medical waste from Ebola patients, a government official said on Wednesday. Experts have warned that conflicting U.S. regulations over how such waste should be transported could make it very difficult for U.S. hospitals to safely care for patients with Ebola, a messy disease that causes diarrhea, vomiting and in some cases, bleeding from the eyes and ears. ...



Obama seeks to restore trust with disappointed Latinos

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during his meeting with India's PM Narendra Modi at the White House in WashingtonBy Richard Cowan and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After enraging Latino voters last month by delaying promised immigration reforms, President Barack Obama is expected to assure Hispanic-American lawmakers on Thursday that he is on their side and help is on the way. Obama, who for the past two years missed the annual gala held by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, will return to the group and reiterate his ongoing commitment to immigration reform, according to a White House official. ...



'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.


Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US

A man walks up the stairway leading to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014. A patient in the hospital is showing signs of the Ebola virus and is being kept in strict isolation with test results pending, hospital officials said Monday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia to Dallas, where he is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Key dates in the case:



Episcopalians battle behind walls of NYC seminary

Seminarians gather outside the chapel on the grounds of The General Theological Seminary after morning prayers, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in New York. More than two-thirds of the faculty at the seminary, one of the nation?s oldest, most venerable religious institutions that trains ministers of America?s Episcopal Church, say they were fired earlier this week after going on strike to protest their dean?s leadership. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK (AP) ? The lid has been lifted on a fierce internal battle at the nation's oldest Episcopal seminary, which has lost most of its faculty over what they say is their dean's intimidating, disrespectful leadership.



Sullivan grilled during fisheries debate in Alaska

Sen. Mark Begich, left, and his Republican challenger, former state attorney general Dan Sullivan, tangled Wednesday night Oct. 1, 2014 at a debate on fishing issues in a high school auditorium in Kodiak, Alaska. The Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sullivan was grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest ports in the U.S. Fishing is Alaska's top industry and employs about one-tenth of the state's population. (AP Photo/KODIAK, Alaska (AP) ? Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan was grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate Wednesday night with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest fishing ports in the U.S.



Bail hearing postponed for suspect in Virginia student's disappearance

(Reuters) - A bail hearing for the suspect charged in the disappearance of 18-year-old University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham was rescheduled for Dec. 4, his attorney said on Wednesday. Jesse Matthew, 32, was initially scheduled to appear before the Charlottesville General District Court on Thursday through a video link. His attorney, Jim Camblos, said he requested the postponement. Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, have charged Matthew in the disappearance of Graham, who was last seen with him on Sept. 13. ...


A look at changes in college prep history courses

In this Sept. 29, 2014 photo, students protest against a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history, in front of their school, Jefferson High, in the Denver suburb of Edgewater, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) ? Colorado students and teachers are protesting a school board's attempt to change the new way some history college prep classes are being taught and tested.



Q&A: What are students in Colorado protesting?

DENVER (AP) ? A fight in Colorado over how United States' history is taught has pitted the new conservative majority on a suburban Denver school board against students and teachers who accuse the board of censorship.