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White House security concerns...Australian terror arrest...Suspected Ebola case in Dallas

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 29, 2014 at 8:50 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the president and first lady have confidence in the Secret Service. But lawmakers are expected to grill the leader of the service during a Tuesday hearing. It was reported Monday by the New York Times and Washington Post that the intruder who scaled the compound fence earlier this month made it far deeper into the mansion than the Secret Service stated at the time.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says officers arrested a man believed to have fired a gun near the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington. Officers responded to the embassy in northwest Washington after reports of gunshots on Monday afternoon. The agency says no injuries were reported.

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities say one man was arrested in counterterrorism raids in the Australian city of Melbourne on Tuesday. Police said he provided money to a U.S. citizen fighting alongside extremists in Syria. The suspect has not been named. The arrest comes a week after Melbourne police fatally shot a terror suspect who had stabbed two officers.

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas hospital says it is isolating a patient who is showing signs of having the Ebola virus. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas says the patient's symptoms and travel history suggest the patient may have Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 3,000 people in West Africa. Federal officials are expected to release preliminary test results on Tuesday.

NEW YORK (AP) — An administrative law judge is recommending that six New York City jail guards be fired for the brutal 2012 beating of a handcuffed inmate at Rikers (RY'-kers) Island. The beating happened in a solitary confinement dorm on the 400-acre island just east of Manhattan. The dorm is now closed.

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