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No new symptoms...No action yet on gay marriage cases...Court to hear headscarf case

By The Associated Press | Posted - Oct. 2, 2014 at 8:51 a.m.



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DALLAS (AP) — Nobody who came in contact with a man who's hospitalized with Ebola in Texas is showing any symptoms. That's according to county health officials, who say about 80 people are now being monitored -- including some who came into contact with the infected man, and others who came into contact with those people. A Dallas emergency room last week sent Thomas Duncan home, even though he told a nurse that he had been to West Africa, which is being ravaged by Ebola.

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As an estimated 2 million Muslims stream into a tent city near Mecca for the annual Islamic pilgrimage called the hajj, Saudi Arabia is trying to assure the public that the kingdom is safe, and free of any health threats. Earlier this year, Saudi authorities banned people from three West African countries from getting visas -- a precaution against the Ebola virus that has plagued those countries.

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least so far, the Supreme Court hasn't taken any action on the appeals asking the justices to take up the issue of same-sex marriage. The justices today are turning away appeals in hundreds of cases, although it is not likely the same-sex marriage cases will be among those. The justices meet again in private on October 10 to consider new cases, and decisions about what to hear could be announced then or on October 14.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider whether retailer Abercrombie & Fitch's refusal to hire a woman wearing a Muslim headscarf was religious discrimination. A lower court said the company didn't discriminate against the job applicant because she didn't' say she needed a religious accommodation. But the Supreme Court says it will hear the Obama administration's appeal.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — There's an apparent delay in the court appearance of a man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student. Jesse Matthew wasn't in court this morning, and didn't appear by video feed for a bond hearing on reckless driving charges. Matthew is also charged in the abduction of 18-year-old Hannah Graham. His bond hearing on that felony count has been set for early December.

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