DALLAS (AP) — Federal health officials have confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States. The patient, who had been in Liberia, is being treated at a Dallas hospital. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital say the unidentified patient is being kept in isolation. Officials there say they're following guidelines to protect doctors, staff and patients.
WASHINGTON (AP) —The Secret Service has confirmed reports that President Barack Obama rode an elevator in Atlanta this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions. The Washington Post says agents questioned the contractor and discovered his criminal history after he refused to stop video recording the president with a phone camera. Agents didn't know he was armed until he was fired on the spot by a supervisor and the man turned over his gun.
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) — For the second time in less than month, a Pennsylvania state trooper has been killed in the line of duty. Tuesday's death was accidental. State police say Trooper David Kedra was shot in the chest during a yearly training exercise at a training complex near Philadelphia. Another trooper was shot to death in a Sept. 12 ambush. The gunman remains at large.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — There's been a terrorist attack in Afghanistan's capital. An official in Kabul says two suicide bomber attacks have killed seven people and wounded more than 20 others. Most of the victims were Afghan troops.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Oprah Winfrey and performer-activist Harry Belafonte are among this year's winners of Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois Medals. The and is Harvard's highest honor in the field of African and African American Studies. Winfrey also accepted a posthumous award for author and poet Maya Angelou, who she has called a mentor.