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Ebola patient contacts emerge from monitoring

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

The top administrator for Dallas County said Saturday it's a "critical weekend" in the Ebola containment effort as the first people who had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan after he became ill begin emerging from a 21-day monitoring period.

116 being monitored in Ohio for Ebola symptoms

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

A total of 116 people are being monitored for Ebola symptoms in Ohio following the visit from a Dallas nurse who treated the first patient to die of the virus in the United States and later tested positive herself, health officials said Saturday.

Man dies in Border Patrol custody in Texas

|Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Federal authorities say a drug suspect has died while in custody at a U.S. Border Patrol facility in Texas.

Video of police officer shooting dog spurs review

|Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Authorities say they are investigating video of a Texas police officer shooting one dog and pointing his gun at another moments after the animals approached.

Texas man killed trying to cross Interstate 35

|Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Texas man trying to cross Interstate 35 on foot near Ardmore was struck and killed by a pickup truck.

Texas uses immigration screening, others pull back

|Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

An immigration advocacy group says more than 250 law enforcement agencies across the U.S. are pulling back from a screening program for immigrants amid criticism that it may be unconstitutional, but the program is still being used in all Texas counties.

High court balks at last-minute voting changes

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

Problems at Waco VA draws attention from Congress

|Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

A Texas congressman says Veteran Affairs mental health research will be reviewed after a newspaper found millions of squandered dollars at a Waco facility just as brain injuries were spiking among U.S. service members.

Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big. Many people, governments and agencies share the blame for failing to contain Ebola when it emerged in West Africa.

Ebola monitoring inconsistent as virus spread

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

The top administrator in Dallas County rushed to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital this week responding to urgent news: One of its nurses had caught Ebola from a patient. He quickly asked for the hospital's watch list to find out who else might be at risk.