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Senators ask gov't for nationwide air bag recall

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high humidity.

Ebola: How it spreads

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Some facts about how Ebola spreads:

Foley doesn't show for latest Connecticut debate

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

The discussion of the issues in the latest Connecticut gubernatorial debate was overshadowed by the elephant who was not in the room — Republican candidate Tom Foley.

Police: Hatchet-wielding suspect shot by officers

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens.

Nebraska students charged in alcohol death

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Authorities on Thursday arrested four University of Nebraska-Lincoln fraternity brothers in the alcohol-related death of a freshman found unresponsive in his room in September.

Shaheen, Brown meet for 3rd debate for US Senate

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Picking up where they left off, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her Republican challenger Scott Brown on Thursday used their latest debate to again emphasize their differences on immigration, the Islamic State group, Ebola and their efforts to help small businesses.

ACLU: Kansas court hearing on gay marriage is off

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

An American Civil Liberties Union attorney says a federal judge in Kansas has canceled a hearing scheduled Friday in the group's lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay marriage.

NY doctor back from Guinea has Ebola, 1st in city

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation.

Obama administration officials detail obstacles to Islamic State campaign

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

The Obama administration on Thursday offered a very mixed assessment of progress in the U.S.-led campaign to degrade and defeat the Islamic State, with no serious ground offensive against the militant group likely for at least a year and little sign that the effort to stanch its flow of money has succeeded.

Another school football season ends over hazing

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

A second high school football team's season has come to an abrupt halt after allegations rookie players were subjected to what officials called humiliating and inappropriate initiation rites.