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Doctor Diagnosed with Ebola in New York City
A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus, becoming the first diagnosed case in the city.
Obama broadens stance on same-sex marriage, calls it a Constitutional right
President Barack Obama has broadened his "evolving" views on same-sex marriage, telling the New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin that gay couples have a Constitutional right to marry.
Senate Banking Leaders Question Regulators on Cybersecurity of Banks
The leaders of the Senate Banking Committee are asking financial regulators what they're doing to ensure the safety of banks targeted for cybercrimes, raising the pressure to respond to recent breaches that include a high-profile attack on JPMorgan Chase and other banks that might have been an act of international aggression, the Washington Examiner reported.
Dow Down for the Year as Sell-Off Continues
Stocks ended a bloody, turbulent week with a broad-based slump Friday, sending the tech-heavy Nasdaq to its worst weekly losses in 30 months and eviscerating what remained of the Dow Jones industrial average's 2014 gains.
Spread of Ebola Could Affect 1.4 Million People by Year's End
The potential spread of Ebola into Central and Southern America is a real possibility, the commander of U.S. Southern Command told an audience at the National Defense University, the U.S. Department of Defense reported.
Supreme Court Denies Same-Sex Marriage Appeals
The Supreme Court made history Monday, with a nondecision that effectively moved the country much closer to the day when legal gay marriage is the law of the land.
CDC Confirms First Case of Ebola in U.S.
Officials with the Centers for Disease Control have confirmed that a person in Dallas definitely has the Ebola virus. Tuesday's official determination makes the patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas the first diagnosed Ebola case in the United States.
Eric Holder resigns as attorney general
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., the nation’s first black attorney general, will announce his resignation Thursday, ending a turbulent, six-year tenure in which his office addressed major issues, from banking scandals and terrorism to civil-rights cases.
Islamic State Jihadists 'Have Returned to America', U.S. Officials Say
The FBI is monitoring a number of US citizens who have returned to America after fighting for the jihadist groups in Syria, including the Islamic State (Isil), the US has confirmed for the first time.
Obama To Deploy 3,000 Troops to Fight Ebola
President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.
National Facial Recognition System is Operational, FBI Announces
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has fully rolled out a new biometric identification system that includes facial recognition technology.
Full Text of President Obama's ISIL Speech
President Barack Obama addressed the country last night promising to destroy the jihadist group known as the Islamic State.
Obama Authorized Expansion of Military Campaign Against Islamic State
President Obama on Wednesday authorized a major expansion of the military campaign against rampaging Sunni militants in the Middle East, including American airstrikes in Syria and the deployment of 475 more military advisers to Iraq. But he sought to dispel fears that the United States was embarking on a repeat of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Flooding Hits Phoenix As Region Deals With Wettest Day on Record
hoenix beat a 75-year mark on Monday and slogged through its wettest day on record — a 3-inch downpour that flooded roads, stranded drivers, closed schools, knocked out power for thousands of people, and left at least two people dead. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declared a statewide emergency, and flood watches were in effect for parts of California, Nevada, Utah and Colorado as the remnants of Hurricane Norbert mixed with moisture already in the atmosphere.
Obama: U.S. Military to Provide Resources to battle Ebola epidemic in Africa
President Obama said Sunday that the U.S. military will begin aiding what has been a chaotic and ineffective response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, arguing that it represents a serious national security concern.
Feds' Bulletin Warns of Terrorist Threat on Border
Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued.
Is the World Prepared to be Implanted?
Is the world subtly being prepared for implantation of a microchip? This weekend, Fox News ran the headline, "Is there a microchip implant in your future?"
Florida School District Replaces Football Chaplains
A spokesperson for Florida's Orange County Public Schools has announced that their practice of having local ministers serve as volunteer chaplains for student teams has ended.
U.S. Banks Hit by Hackers
Computer hackers targeted JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and at least four other banks in a coordinated attack on major financial institutions this month.
Transgendered Military Should Be Allowed to Serve Openly, Report Says
Gay military service personnel may now serve openly, and now former top Pentagon officials believe that another group should be afforded the same treatment: transgendered Americans.
Hundreds of Americans Fighting Alongside Islamic State
The U.S. government is tracking and gathering intelligence on as many as 300 Americans who are fighting side by side with the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and are poised to become a major threat to the homeland.
Obama Pursuing Climate Accord Without Congress
The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress.
'Three Parent Babies' Developed in U.S. Fertility Clinic
A private fertility clinic in the United States has launched an investigation into the health of 17 teenagers who were born as a result of a controversial IVF technique that produced the world's first "three-parent" embryos more than 15 years ago.
Obama may bypass Congress on Syria airstrikes
The White House said Monday that President Obama won't necessarily seek congressional approval for airstrikes in Syria against militants of the Islamic State, while Syria warned the U.S. it would consider any unilateral attack an act of "aggression."
Judge Rejects White House Secrecy on Fannie May, Freddie Mac
A federal judge has issued a stinging rebuke to the Obama administration's recent attempt to shield documents from disclosure in a case that could yield important clues about the Treasury Department's relationship with mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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