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DALLAS (AP) — An unidentified patient in isolation at a Dallas hospital is fighting for his life against the Ebola virus. It's the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. Health officials say the man recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas but there was no risk to any airline passengers because he had no symptoms at the time. Federal health officials say there are no other suspected cases in Texas. Still, his family, friends and anyone who may have had close contact are being tracked down as a precaution.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army veteran at the center of a White House security scandal is due to appear before a federal magistrate on Wednesday. Alleged fence-jumper Omar Gonzalez has been indicted on federal and local charges for allegedly intruding into the presidential mansion armed with a folding knife. Meanwhile, the agency has confirmed news reports that an armed security contractor with three criminal convictions was allowed on an elevator with the president. It happened during a visit to Atlanta.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police in Kabul, Afghanistan, say two buses carrying Afghan troops have been attacked by two suicide bombers. The blasts killed seven people and wounded 21 others. A Taliban spokesman says his group carried out the attacks. They came on the heels of an agreement that will allow about 10,000 American troops and several thousand more from other NATO countries to remain in the country to train and advise Afghan forces after the international combat mission ends Dec. 31.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jury deliberations are expected to begin Wednesday in Jacksonville, Florida, in the second trial of a man who fatally shot a teen after an argument about loud music outside a convenience store. Michael Dunn took the witness stand in his own defense, saying he feared for his life and acted in self-defense. Prosecutors say Dunn, who fired 10 times, should be convicted of first-degree murder. Dunn was convicted of three counts of attempted second-degree murder in February.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Firefighters in Atlantic City, New Jersey, are battling a multi-alarm blaze that has damaged several buildings just steps from the resort town's boardwalk. The buildings, on the 1100 block of Atlantic Avenue, caught fire late Tuesday. The street, which is about a block from the boardwalk, has mixed commercial and residential buildings.

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