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NIH admits doctor exposed to Ebola ...Boehner says US troops may need to be used against IS forces

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 28, 2014 at 4:41 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Institutes of Health is confirming that an American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone has been admitted to the NIH hospital near the nation's capital. NIH says that out of "an abundance of caution," the physician was placed in a special isolation unit for observation.

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says the United States may have to send in American ground troops to fight Islamic State group militants. Boehner tells ABC's "This Week" that he doesn't believe President Barack Obama's strategy of airstrikes will be able to destroy the group. Obama wants to rely on Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels for the ground effort.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight. In an interview airing today on CBS' "60 Minutes," Obama says militants who had gone "underground" after being squashed in Iraq were able to reconstitute themselves amid the chaos of the Syrian civil war.

UNDATED (AP) — Police say the driver of a tractor-trailer that collided with a bus in Oklahoma on Friday night told them he'd been distracted by something in his cab before crossing the median on Interstate 35 near Davis. The bus was carrying 15 members of North Central Texas College women's softball team and their coach. Four players were killed. A dozen other people were hurt.

UNDATED (AP) — An Idaho woman who disappeared last week has been located in the small Mississippi town where her father was once a minister in the 1960s. Cynthia Adams was found yesterday disoriented but alive. She told police she didn't know how she got there. The 52-year-old Boise woman was reported missing on Tuesday when she didn't return from a doctor's appointment.

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