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DALLAS (AP) — A hazardous material crew is expected to begin cleaning the Dallas apartment of a family that hosted a Liberian man now being treated for Ebola. The family has been ordered to remain quarantined for three weeks while health officials monitor them for possible infection. Meanwhile, NBC News says an American cameraman in Liberia has contracted the illness. The news organization says he'll be flown to the U.S. for treatment.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia has joined the international coalition of nations launching airstrikes against the extremist group Islamic State. Friday's announcement of the combat role was widely expected. Prime Minister Tony Abbot says the deployment to Iraq could be quite lengthy. Australia already has planes in the region, including six F/A-18F Super Hornets. The fighters were pre-deployed to the United Arab Emirates more than two weeks ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists are offering upbeat predictions about September jobs data due to be released on Friday. The numbers are expected to show a rebound from the August figures. A consensus forecast by analysts estimates that employers added 215,000 jobs last month. The unemployment rate currently stands at 6.1 percent.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — President Barack Obama is talking up the economy and is on the road telling Americans they should vote for Democrats in November. Obama will visit Indianapolis on Friday. He's expected to repeat the same theme he covered at a gathering Thursday at Northwestern University. He said the economy has made progress and would be doing even better if Republicans hadn't blocked jobs proposals.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — JPMorgan Chase says there's no evidence that a massive cyberattack carried out against it this summer compromised customer accounts, passwords, Social Security numbers or dates of birth. The breach affected 76 million households and 7 million small businesses. The New York-based bank says only customers who use the websites Chase.com and JPMorganOnline and the apps ChaseMobile and JPMorgan Mobile were affected.