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Five children who attend Dallas schools had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola and are being monitored, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday.
The disclosure came at a press conference at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where the first patient with Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. remains in isolation.
A hospital official said the man who tested positive for Ebola appeared at a Dallas hospital complaining of illness but was released before returning later as his condition worsened. Dr. Edward Goodman, epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, said the man first arrived at the hospital late Thursday or early Friday. Goodman said during a news conference Tuesday that it wasn't until the man reappeared Sunday that they discovered that he had been in West Africa.
The lawyer for the man charged in a University of Virginia student's disappearance says police haven't told him what evidence they have against his client in that case or another young woman's disappearance and death. Attorney James Camblos said he met with his client, 32-year-old Jesse Matthew Jr., for about two and a half hours Tuesday, but still doesn't know what police have on him. Virginia State Police said Monday that Matthew's arrest in the case of 18-year-old Hannah Graham, who has not been seen since early Sept. 13, provided a "forensic link'' to the death of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, who vanished while attending a rock concert at U.Va. in 2009. Matthew is scheduled for a bond hearing Thursday on a charge of abduction with intent to defile, or sexually molest, Graham.
The first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States
immediately sparked concerns about who may have been exposed, and helped shed light on how the potentially deadly virus is, and isn't, spread. Ebola can only be transmitted by infected people who show symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. If an exposed person does not develop symptoms within 21 days of exposure, the person will not become sick with Ebola, according to the CDC. Click to read more information about the spread of Ebola.
A dismissal or acquittal may be close for a U.S. Marine jailed in Mexico on weapons charges his mother said Wednesday. Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi's attorney expects action after psychiatric evaluations from both defense and prosecutors were filed in court late Tuesday. "I believe we are just several weeks away. We are very hopeful," Jill Tahmooressi, who testified in front of a congressional subcommittee, said.
Watch Hong Kong pro-democracy demonstrators fill streets on China's National Day after the midnight deadline for the city’s leaders to respond to their demands passed Tuesday. The demonstrators seek a reversal of a decision by China's central government in Beijing to screen all candidates in Hong Kong's first direct elections — scheduled for 2017. Members of the mostly student-led "Umbrella Revolution" movement told NBC News they will stay as long as it takes. Meanwhile, it appears that protesters' cellphones are being targeted
by a highly sophisticated malware.
Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe, Connecticut, was evacuated this morning because of a bomb threat. The school was searched and nothing was found, according to Monroe police. Students from the Sandy Hook School have been going to classes in the former Chalk Hill School in Monroe since January 2013, weeks after a gunman killed 20 first graders and six staff members during a rampage in their Newtown school.
An armed ex-con was on an elevator with President Barack Obama while the president was in Atlanta in September to visit the CDC to discuss the Ebola outbreak, the Washington Post and Washington Examiner reported Tuesday. The man was reportedly a security contractor with a gun and three prior convictions and would reportedly not stop using a camera phone to take video of Obama. A supervisor with the private security firm then fired the man on the spot and told him to turn over his gun — the first time the agents realized he had a weapon. The reported event is just the latest to trigger scrutiny of the Secret Service.
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The three Afghanistan National Army officers who disappeared during a training exercise on Cape Cod before being caught trying to cross into Canada in Niagara Falls, New York, fear they will be killed if sent home. The men were interviewed by The Boston Globe at a federal detention facility in Batavia, New York, where they are being held.
The mayor of the Los Angeles-area city of Bell Gardens was fatally shot by his wife during a fight Tuesday, police said. According to investigators, Mayor Daniel Crespo punched the couple’s 19-year-old son when the teen tried to intervene during the dispute. The wife then allegedly shot the mayor. Investigators released both the wife and son after questioning and sheriff's detectives said "no arrests will be made at this time."
The family of a 6-day-old Pennsylvania boy who was wounded by a hunter's stray bullet says the infant is expected to survive, but will be blind.
Stefanie Iverson says her son Shayne's life was spared when the bullet exited through the orbital area -- or eye socket -- of his skull rather than hitting his brain.
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest is set to conducts the daily press briefing.
The FDNY's annual calendar of firefighters has long been ogled over, but now there's a new pin-up in town -- and it features taxi drivers.
Police believe a man killed his employer's wife and then himself in Potomac, Maryland. On Tuesday afternoon, the body of the man was found in a crashed car -- shortly before the body of a woman was discovered in a burning home nearby.
As authorities worked to unravel the cases, they announced they are investigating them as a murder-suicide.