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First Ebola case diagnosed in U.S., CDC saysOlympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest (Yahoo Sports)

Texas Presbyterian Hospital Dallas Ebola (Jason Sickles, Yahoo News0Texas man just back from West Africa confirmed as first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.


FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2014, file photo, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps attends a press conference ahead of the Pan Pacific swimming championships in Gold Coast, Australia. Authorities say Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Olympic champion Michael Phelps is apologizing for his latest brush with the law, saying he is ''deeply sorry to everyone I have let down'' with an arrest early Tuesday on a DUI charge.


U.S. loosens civilian death policy in IS fightA's Lester, Royals' Shields in AL wild-card focus (Yahoo Sports)

Residents inspect damaged buildingsExclusive: New standards in Iraq, Syria follow reports of Idlib missile strike casualties.


Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester throws to the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals made one of the boldest trades in franchise history two years ago. The Oakland Athletics made a similarly aggressive move just a couple of months ago.


Police in manhunt for ambush suspect find pipe bombsRaiders make Tony Sparano interim coach (Yahoo Sports)

A U.S. Marshal patrols along Mill Creek near Clarks Road in Barrett Township, Pa., Monday, Sept 29, 2014, as the search for Eric Frein continues since the Pennsylvania State Police shooting at Blooming Grover Sept 12. Frein is a suspect in an ambush that killed a Pennsylvania State Police officer and critically wounded another. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, MIchael J. Mullen)State police searching for a man accused of killing a state trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt.


FILE - This is a 2013 file photo showing Tony Sparano of the Oakland Raiders NFL football team. The Raiders promoted offensive line coach Sparano to interim coach on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, a day after firing head coach Dennis Allen. (AP Photo/File)

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders promoted offensive line coach Tony Sparano to interim coach on Tuesday, a day after firing head coach Dennis Allen.


Tsarnaev sister appears in court for alleged bomb threatColts give Mathis 1-year contract extension (Yahoo Sports)

FILE- In this Oct. 13, 2014 file photo, Ailina Tsarnaeva, sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, departs district court in Boston's South Boston neighborhood. Tsarnaeva has been arrested in New York City for allegedly threatening to bomb a Harlem woman. Police say that she is charged with aggravated harassment for threatening the woman over the phone on Monday, Aug. 25. She was issued an appearance ticket and is due back in court on Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister's latest brush with the law puts a family caught up in the mystery over the 2013 attacks back in the spotlight.


FILE - This is a July 3, 2014, file photo showing Robert Mathis of the Indianapolis Colts NFL football team. Indianapolis is keeping Mathis around through 2016. The team announced Tuesday it had given Mathis a one-year contract extension. (AP Photo/File)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- - Indianapolis is keeping Robert Mathis around through 2016.


Louisville high school placed on lockdownNFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized (Yahoo Sports)

Members of the Louisville SWAT team prepare to enter Fern Creek High School to do a sweep Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Ky. One child was injured and a high school was evacuated after a report of weapons seen on the campus in Louisville, police said Tuesday. Spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says the child sustained non-life threatening injuries and that a parent was with the child. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)One student injured, school evacuated after reports of weapon on campus: police.


In this Sept. 29, 2014, photo, Kansas City Chiefs free safety Husain Abdullah, left, gets up in the end zone after dropping to his knees in prayer as New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, right, walks past after Abdullah intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. The NFL said Tuesday, Sept. 30, that Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after the interception. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.




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Why Midterm Elections Are Important

Primary elections are being held now in states across the country as members of political parties cast votes for the candidates they want to run in this November’s general election. Once the primaries are over, it will be time to focus on the general midterm election.

Living Wages Are A Global Problem

The recent protests for an increased minimum wage are part of a larger global protest. The purpose is the same for low wage earners all over the world; increase wages to match the cost of living, and allow workers to form unions if desired and needed. The global protest has gained media attention all over the world, but critics claim that is the only accomplishment the movement will have.

Ukraine: Not What It Seems

After tense days of fighting this week, people in Ukraine are mourning the dead and celebrating the removal of President Victor Yanukovych from power. The final struggle that began on February 18, was the bloodiest endured by the protesters of Euromaidan. By February 22 the fighting was over.

Religious Freedom Bill - Protecting The Faithful or Legalized Discrimination?

After a much heated national debate, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed the controversial bill that would have allowed people and businesses in the state to refuse services to LBGT people based on their religious belief.

The Nuclear Option

The Democrats in the United States Senate put an end to Republican obstruction last week when they voted 52 to 48 to end the filibuster. Called the nuclear option, the change to Senate rules allows for executive and judicial nominees to be approved with a simple majority vote. The minority party can no longer filibuster these nominees and require a majority of 60 votes.

Coup Or Civil War In Egypt

The day after new protests erupted in Egypt the military in a show of support presented an ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Morsi was to step down from power and meet all of the demands of the Egyptian people, or face being removed by the military on Wednesday. As the ultimatum deadline draws closer in Egypt, Morsi refuses to leave, insisting that parliamentary elections are needed before he should be removed, and that he doesn't have permission from the United States to remove himself from power. Most recently he stated he will pay with his life to preserve the sanctity of the ballot box.

 
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