Why did ER send Ebola patient home?

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)A Texas hospital initially released him even though he said he had been in West Africa.



Matt Bai: Who says Jeb can't survive the primaries?

Matt Bai - Republican candidatesSo I've been catching up on all the latest accumulation of Washington wisdom and totally get why no one other than Rand Paul, Ted Cruz or the reincarnated Pat Buchanan can possibly win the Republican nomination in 2016. But, what about Jeb Bush? Or Chris Christie?



How Kentucky's struggling miners view most expensive Senate race

Clay County Kentucky coal cultureOnce the linchpin of Kentucky's economy, the coal industry has deteriorated beyond recognition. While the miners of Clay County feel the pinch, the 2014 Senate race over Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's seat has emerged as a $100 million contest, the most expensive Senate race in American history.



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.

History fight coming to a head in suburban Denver

In this Sept. 23, 2014 photo, protesting Pamona High School students, left to right, Ciana Vrtikapa, Tori Suyak, and Becca Ferris engage with passing motorists in a busy intersection near their school, during a multi-school protest against a Jefferson County School Board proposal to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history, in Arvada, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)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.



W.H. fence-jumping suspect pleads not guilty

This courtroom artist rendering shows U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson, left, presiding during Omar J. Gonzalez's , center, case in court in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Gonzalez, accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren)A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife.



The reporter behind Secret Service chief's ouster

Details Of Presidential Security Breaches EvolveBehind the shocking revelations of incompetence and unprofessionalism that rocked the Secret Service this week is a longtime reporter who's been diligently uncovering the agency's secrets for years.



Mexico catches drug lord in tourist haunt

Hector Beltran Leyva, leader of the Beltran Leyva's drug cartel, is led away after a press conference in Mexico City, on October 1, 2014Mexico City (AFP) - Soldiers captured one of Mexico's most-wanted drug barons in a restaurant in a colonial town popular with American tourists and retirees.



U.S. Secret Service director resigns

Secret Service Director Julia PiersonThe recent break-in at the White House created insurmountable heat for Julia Pierson.



Texas Ebola patient had contact with kids

Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, August 21, 2014Texas Gov. Rick Perry says school-aged children are being monitored for symptoms.



Prosecutor to seek death penalty in beheading

In this Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 photo provided by the Cleveland County, Okla., Sheriff's Department, Alton Nolen is pictured in a booking photo. Nolen has been charged with murder in the first degree in the death of Colleen Hufford, in Moore, Okla. (AP Photo/Cleveland County Sheriff's Department)NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor said Wednesday he will seek the execution of a man accused of beheading a co-worker in a fit of rage after being suspended from his job at a food processing plant.



Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital

A general view of The Ivy Apartments 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. The Dallas Ebola case, involving a man who flew back to the United States last month from Liberia, has prompted national concern over the potential for a wider spread of the deadly virus from West Africa, where at least 3,338 people have died in the worst outbreak on record. U.S. ...



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