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Ebola worries end for dozens on U.S. watch lists
DALLAS (Reuters) - Weeks of worries about Ebola infection ended for dozens of people who came off watch lists in the United States on Monday, but scores were still being monitored after potential exposure to the virus, Texas health officials said.
Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber due in court Monday
BOSTON (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors and attorneys for the accused Boston Marathon bomber are scheduled to meet in court on Monday to discuss defense requests to throw out evidence and other plans for his trial due to start in January.Prosecutors contend Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, killed three people and injured more than 260 with a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs at the crowded finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.They also say he and his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, k
Two arrested in death of Saudi student in California: report
(Reuters) - Two people have been arrested in the death of a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday.
U.S. Ebola czar seeks to reverse government mistakes, step up response
CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ebola czar Ron Klain faces a hefty to-do list when he begins his new role: soothe Americans' jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis that the White House had lost.
Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, some leave early
UPPER MARLBORO Md. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, though the event was marred somewhat by early departures of crowd members and a yelling heckler.
Hurricane Ana stays well south of Hawaii
(Reuters) - Hurricane Ana stayed on a slow course south of Hawaii on Sunday, well off shore but spinning off threats of heavy rains, strong winds and high surf to the Pacific archipelago, the National Weather Service said.
Toddler beaten and choked to death for soiling pants: police
(Reuters) - A man accused in the death of his 3-year-old stepdaughter was being held in a New York City hospital on Sunday after police found him in an apartment with self-inflicted stab wounds, authorities said.
Man arrested in Indiana killing leads police to three more bodies
(Reuters) - A man arrested in connection with the strangulation death of a woman at an Indiana motel directed police to locations where the bodies of three other women were found, authorities said on Sunday.
Ebola victim's Texas fiance expresses gratitude, sorrow
(Reuters) - The fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died of Ebola in Dallas earlier this month, said on Sunday she was grateful to be leaving quarantine without any signs of the disease that killed the man she was to marry, but saddened by the toll the virus has taken.
U.S. to issue new Ebola care guidelines, watch lists to shrink
GALVESTON Texas (Reuters) - The United States will issue strict new guidelines telling American health workers to cover their skin and hair when dealing with Ebola patients, a top health official said on Sunday, while some of the dozens of people being watched for possible exposure to the virus are expected to be cleared.
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