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    Ferguson cop pinned in vehicle; feared for his life

    The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported. Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson has told author ... Read More

    Supreme Court Clears Texas Voter ID Law for November Election

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to ... Read More

    Obama: US can't cut itself off from W. Africa

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to succumb to hysteria about Ebola, even as he warned that addressing the deadly virus would require citizens, government leaders and the media to all pitch in. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama also pushed back ... Read More

    Gov. Perry urges air travel ban for people exposed to Ebola

    Amid increasing concerns about the spread of the deadly disease, Rick Perry, Republican governor of Texas, called on the federal government in a press conference Friday to ban air travel from West African countries affected by Ebola outbreak. Perry also urged the Obama administration to enact no-fly ... Read More

    Students passing out Constitution say Southern Oregon University threatened them

    Four students at Southern Oregon University claim they were threatened by campus officials while protesting the school's free speech policies. The students were passing out copies of the Constitution and asking for signatures on a petition to end SOU's "free speech zone" policy, which limits protest ... Read More

    Ebola Czar: Obama appoints political operative Ron Klain

    WASHINGTON, (UPI) -- Ron Klain, former chief of staff to both Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore, will be appointed to oversee government efforts to halt the spread of the Ebola virus in the United States. Klain left Biden's office in 2011 and went on to become president of investment group Case ... Read More

    Arik Air passenger dies after vomiting on flight from Nigeria to JFK

    NEW YORK, (UPI) -- A 63-year-old man who died aboard a flight from Nigeria to New York did not have Ebola, officials said. Health officials wearing hazmat suits boarded the Arik Air flight from Lagos when it landed at JFK's Terminal 4 at 5:45 p.m. The victim, a U.S. citizen, had died an hour before ... Read More

    Pa. lawmaker exchanges shots with assailant near statehouse

    A Pennsylvania lawmaker involved in an exchange of gunfire near the statehouse said it was like "Yosemite Sam from the Looney Tunes." Rep. Marty Flynn, a Democrat from the Scranton area, said he pulled out his gun after he and Rep. Ryan Bizzarro were accosted by a young man who pointed a weapon at B ... Read More

    Obama White House rejects call for Ebola travel ban

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the U.S. from the West African outbreak zone. The White House resisted the idea and tried to tamp down fear as the pool of Americans ... Read More


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