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Secret Service in spotlight...Ebola case in Dallas?...Charges pending in beheading

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 29, 2014 at 10:50 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service's handling of White House security will be the focus of a congressional hearing on Tuesday. The agency had said hours after the Sept. 19 incident that the unarmed intruder was detained after he made it through front door. The next day it was revealed that he had a knife. And it was reported Monday that the man made his way well into the mansion. At least publicly, the president is expressing confidence in the protection the agency provides.

DALLAS (AP) — Preliminary test results are expected to come back from the government Tuesday for a patient in a Dallas hospital showing signs of being infected with the Ebola virus. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say they're following recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep doctors, staff and patients safe. The patient is said to have recently traveled to West Africa. An outbreak in the region has killed more than 3,000 people.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor says he expects to file first-degree murder charges on Tuesday against a man police say beheaded a worker after being fired. The attack, at a food processing plant in Moore, also left a second worker wounded. Police say a company official shot and wounded Alton Nolen. His mother and sister released a Facebook video saying they are shocked and saddened.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Early voting that had been set to begin Tuesday in Ohio has been put on hold by the conservative majority of the U.S. Supreme Court. A state law pushed through by Republicans trims operating hours and days for early voting. It's being challenged by black churches and civil rights groups who say it will have an adverse impact on minority voters. The high court put a ruling against the law on hold while it decides if it will take up the case.

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The lawyer representing actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck in New Jersey says he's surprised and appalled by Wal-Mart's response. Attorneys for the retail giant say in a filing that the passengers' injuries were caused "in whole or in part" by not wearing seat belts. Morgan was severely injured. A friend was killed. Authorities say the driver hadn't slept in 24 hours.

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