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Investigation into Utah home deaths...Shortage of everything except Ebola victims

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 28, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.



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SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — Police in Springville, Utah are working to find out what killed five members of a family whose bodies were found in a home. Police say there are no obvious signs of foul play and the house was checked for carbon monoxide but the test was negative, though any of the gas that was present could have dissipated. The bodies were found by an older son and his grandparents. The area is near Provo.

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Doctors, patient beds and supplies are in short supply in West Africa where an Ebola outbreak continues to rage. Experts say the needs could become insurmountable if international promises for more aid aren't kept immediately. Meanwhile, near Washington, a special isolation unit is about to admit an American doctor for observation. He was exposed to Ebola while volunteering but may not be infected.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says mistrust of law enforcement is having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly on its children. Speaking at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual awards dinner, he blames the feeling of wariness on persistent racial disparities in the administration of justice. Obama says that only harms communities most in need of effective law enforcement.

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he plans to refute "all of the lies directed at us" when he addresses the U.N. general Assembly tomorrow. Netanyahu left Israel today, making the promise with regard to Israel's recently concluded war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has charged that Israel conducted "a war of genocide" in Gaza.

BEIJING (AP) — China is having an iPhone problem. Authorities report they've busted lots of smugglers recently trying to sneak in with iPhone 6 models ahead of their official release. The latest seizure involved 453 smartphones in Shanghai. Hundreds more were seized during three separate busts Thursday through Saturday in Hong Kong. There's a thriving black market in China.

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