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



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DALLAS (AP) — A hazardous material crew is expected to complete decontamination of an east Dallas apartment on Friday. It's where an Ebola victim stayed prior to being hospitalized. The apartment's residents are confined under armed guard and are being watched for symptoms. Meanwhile, an American cameraman helping to cover the Ebola outbreak in Liberia for NBC tested positive for the virus and will be flown back to the United States for treatment.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas can now fully enforce a sweeping abortion law that would effectively close all but seven abortion facilities in the state. A federal appeals court has stayed a lower court ruling that blocked requirements of the law that say clinics must meet hospital-level operating standards to remain in business. GOP backers of the law say its aim is improving safety. Critics say it's a backdoor effort to ban abortion.

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — New documents show U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials saw videos of a border patrol agent in Arizona punching a teenage detainee in the stomach in January after apparently catching him using a cellphone, but the agent continued to work until last week. The veteran agent is now facing a misdemeanor assault charge.

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the nation's largest banks says a data breach this summer affected 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. But JPMorgan Chase says there's no evidence that account information for the affected customers was stolen in the cyberattack. The bank says it hasn't seen any unusual customer fraud related to the hack.

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling more than 117,000 vehicles from the 2013 and 2014 model years for a defect that could cause them to stall. The recall involves the Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, Traverse, Express and Silverado; the Cadillac CTS, Escalade and Escalade ESV; the GMC Yukon, Yukon XL, Acadia, Savana and Sierra; and the Buick Enclave.

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