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Federal team to monitor Ebola...Obama meets with Israeli leader...Car bomb kills 15 in Iraq

By The Associated Press | Posted - Oct. 1, 2014 at 11:01 a.m.



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DALLAS (AP) — A nine-member team of federal health officials is tracking anyone who had close contact with a man being treated for Ebola in Dallas. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says those who may have been exposed to the virus will be watched closely for 21 days and anyone who develops a fever will be isolated immediately. Three members of the ambulance crew that transported the man to the hospital have tested negative for the virus. They're restricted to their homes while their conditions are observed.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time since the summer war between Israel and Hamas. More than 2,100 Palestinians and more than 70 Israelis were killed in the fighting. Before the two sat down for private talks at the White House, Obama told reporters that ways must be found to ensure that "Israel citizens are safe in their own homes, and schoolchildren in their schools" while also keeping Palestinian children from being killed. More than 2,100 Palestinians and more than 70 Israelis were killed in the fighting.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a car bomb that exploded near pet and vegetable markets in Baghdad has killed 15 people and wounded another 40. The attack came hours after a suicide bomber drove a car packed with explosives into a police checkpoint on a highway just south of Baghdad, killing four civilians and three policemen. The United Nations says more than 1,100 Iraqis died in violence in September, not including killings in areas now controlled by Islamic State extremists.

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The organization in charge of eliminating Syria's chemical weapons program says the dismantling of the country's chemical weapons facilities is expected to begin this month. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says the first of the 12 facilities should be destroyed by the end of November.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 61-year-old retired Marine who caught a woman as she jumped from the upper deck of a stadium following an Oakland Raiders game is among 21 people being honored with medals and cash from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. Three others being honored for various rescue attempts died in the process, so their families will receive the awards in their name. The Pittsburgh-based commission has given away more than $36 million to nearly 10,000 honorees since its inception in 1904.

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