Outbreak: The first case of Ebola virus in the US has been diagnosed in a Texas hospital, according to the Centers for Disease Control. The patient is a man who took a commercial flight from Liberia to Dallas on Sept. 20th. Liberia has had the most cases of Ebola in the current outbreak in West Africa, about half of them fatal. Doctors say the unidentified man in Dallas did not develop symptoms until several days after he landed. The CDC says it is tracking down all the people who may have come into contact with the infected man during the time his illness might have been contagious.
Call Security: A man who jumped the White House fence and entered the building made it further inside than previously reported, according to stories in the Washington Post and NY Times. The Secret Service first said Omar Gonzalez made it to just inside the North Portico doors, but the two
Line of Fire: Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced the wrath of a Congressional committee yesterday following the incident in which a man armed with a knife was able to jump the White House fence and run through the ground floor. Pierson defended the Secret Service but said “mistakes were...
Shortly after the hearing, news broke that a security man armed with a gun was allowed to get into the elevator with the president when he visited the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. The Secret Service questioned the man but didn’t know he was armed until his boss arrived...Read more
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Nation: President Obama admitted last night during an interview with 60 Minutes that the US had underestimated the strength of the Muslim extremist force known as ISIS and overestimated the ability of the US-trained Iraqi army to fight. “That’s true, …Read more
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It's Been Said
"For me as leader my time is nearly over, but for Scotland the campaign continues and the dream shall never die.”
-Scottish Independence Party leader Alex Salmond resigning after crushing defeat in a national referendum on splitting from Great Britain