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Texas alerts potential contacts of Ebola patient...Greece says bomb plot foiled...Hong Kong leader won't resign

By The Associated Press | Posted - Oct. 2, 2014 at 11:01 a.m.



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DALLAS (AP) — Texas health officials say they have a list of about 100 people who potentially could have come into contact with an Ebola patient in Dallas. They say so far they've reached out to about 80 people who may have had direct or indirect contact with the man, telling them to notify health workers if they feel ill. They say none of those people have shown any symptoms so far. The man who's being treated in a Dallas hospital is from a part of Liberia that's been ravaged by the virus.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Police in Greece say they have foiled a bomb attack by a far-left militant group planned for this weekend. They say the suspected target was the headquarters of the conservative New Democracy party, which heads the government coalition. Officials say a police raid turned up a list of other possible targets including ship owners, the chairman of Greece's industry federation and the chairman of Greece's largest soccer club. A suspect has been arrested.

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader is offering to hold talks between his government and pro-democracy protesters, but says he won't accept their demand that he resign. He made the comments in a news conference just before a deadline that had been set by the protesters for him to step down. The street protests calling for electoral reforms are the biggest challenge to Beijing's authority in Hong Kong since China took control of the former British colony in 1997.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the International Monetary Fund says the world is still mired in a disappointing economic recovery, six years after the financial crisis struck. Christine Lagarde says new policies are needed to break out of this prolonged period of mediocre growth. Speaking at Georgetown University in Washington, Lagarde called for reforms of labor markets and increased spending on infrastructure. She also says the recovery faces risks including strife in the Middle East and Ukraine and the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are falling for the fourth straight day on Wall Street. Stocks in energy companies are dragging the market down as the price of oil declines. Oil briefly fell below $90 a barrel today after OPEC announced it would keep oil production at its current levels despite a weakening global economy and a glut in world oil supplies.

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