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Ebola patient in Texas first in U.S. to be diagnosed with deadly virus

Ebola patient in Texas first in U.S. to be diagnosed with deadly virus

HOUSTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The CDC announced Tuesday that a patient at a hospital in Dallas, Texas, has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus, the first Ebola diagnosis in the U.S.
JC Finley
Obama hosts India's PM Narendra Modi for bilateral talks at White House

Obama hosts India's PM Narendra Modi for bilateral talks at White House

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama met Tuesday with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House.
JC Finley
Peshmerga general: Kurdish fighters need helicopter cover

Peshmerga general: Kurdish fighters need helicopter cover

ERBIL, Iraq, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Kurdish Peshmerga forces need more military equipment and aerial assistance as they battle Islamic State militants in Iraq, says Brig. Gen. Hazhar.
JC Finley
Mini star ejects mega flares

Mini star ejects mega flares

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- NASA's Swift satellite spotted a series of massive solar solar flares erupting from a dim red dwarf about a third the size of the sun.
Brooks Hays
Kiev slams Russia for bringing criminal complaints against Ukraine's armed forces

Kiev slams Russia for bringing criminal complaints against Ukraine's armed forces

KIEV, Ukraine, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office denounced Russia's Investigative Committee for opening criminal complaints against Ukrainian armed forces.
JC Finley
Wisc. reporter told 'not to speak to crowd' at Michelle Obama event

Wisc. reporter told 'not to speak to crowd' at Michelle Obama event

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A Milwaukee reporter said she was given troubling instructions by an aide to Mary Burke's campaign at an event with first lady Michelle Obama.
Gabrielle Levy
Colo. Supreme Court weighs firing for medical marijuana use

Colo. Supreme Court weighs firing for medical marijuana use

DENVER, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The fate of a man fired for using medical marijuana -- legal in Colorado at the time -- depends on the state Supreme Court's definition of the word "lawful."
Frances Burns
Mayor de Blasio signs increase in NYC 'living wage'

Mayor de Blasio signs increase in NYC 'living wage'

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday raising the "living wage" minimum for employees of city contractors.
Frances Burns
Secret Service director takes responsibility for White House fence jumper

Secret Service director takes responsibility for White House fence jumper

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was in the hot seat Tuesday as she faced pointed questions by Congress about recent lapses in security at the White House.
JC Finley
FCC blows the whistle on NFL blackout rule

FCC blows the whistle on NFL blackout rule

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- The FCC voted unanimously to end a rule that allowed the NFL to block games from airing on cable or satellite if the stadium isn't sold out.
Gabrielle Levy
Antarctic ice loss responsible for measurable shift in gravity

Antarctic ice loss responsible for measurable shift in gravity

MUNICH, Germany, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- New satellite data confirms that ice melting in Antarctica is affecting the strength of Earth's gravity.
Brooks Hays
U.K.'s Royal Air Force launches first strikes against Islamic State

U.K.'s Royal Air Force launches first strikes against Islamic State

BAGHDAD, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Britain's Royal Air Force has begun its aerial bombardment of Islamic State targets in Iraq, the Ministry of Defense confirmed Tuesday.
JC Finley
U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon calls for peaceful resolution to Hong Kong protests

U.N.'s Ban Ki-moon calls for peaceful resolution to Hong Kong protests

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon weighed in Tuesday on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.
JC Finley
Turkey prepares decision on fighting Islamic State

Turkey prepares decision on fighting Islamic State

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Turkey has said it will play a more active role in fighting the Islamic State, and discussions on the level of its involvement are underway.
Ed Adamczyk
Kim Jong Un's absence tied to ankle surgery

Kim Jong Un's absence tied to ankle surgery

SEOUL , Sept. 30 (UPI) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's departure from the world stage for nearly a month has been traced to ankle surgery, a report said.
Ed Adamczyk
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