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Ebola fear...Massive cyberattack...Lawyer: Wife of slain mayor an abuse victim

By The Associated Press | Posted - Oct. 2, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.



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DALLAS (AP) — Despite reassurances from health officials that Ebola is not easily transmitted, there is fear among some parents in Dallas, where an Ebola patient is being treated in isolation. Officials have identified five students who may have come into contact with the patient. None of the students has shown symptoms but are being monitored at home. Attendance at the schools the students attended is down about 10 percent.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Consumer information for about 76 million names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses were stolen from the servers of JPMorgan Chase. The banking giant says only customers who use the websites Chase.com and JPMorganOnline and the apps ChaseMobile and JPMorgan Mobile were affected. It says there's no evidence that the data breach included account numbers, passwords, Social Security numbers or dates of birth.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he has spoken with the French defense minister about the possibility of France participating in airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. Currently, France confines its airstrikes against Islamic State to Iraq. France says the airstrikes in Iraq are in the beginning stages.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into the death of a North Carolina inmate with mental illness who died of thirst after being held in solitary confinement for 35 days. A federal grand jury in Raleigh is demanding records from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. AP reported last week that an autopsy determined Michael Anthony Kerr died of dehydration on March 12 and was receiving no treatment for his schizophrenia.

BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — An attorney for the wife of a suburban Los Angeles mayor who was fatally shot at his home says his client was a victim of domestic violence. Officials say Lyvette Crespo shot her husband, Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo, several times as he was struggling with their 19-year-old son. The mayor's brother, William Crespo, says the allegations are untrue.

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