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VA fires senior execs in health care crackdown

Veterans Affairs is firing four senior executives in a crackdown following a nationwide scandal over long wait times for medical care.

ebola

U.S. working on Ebola screenings, but no travel ban

Airline passengers will face increased screening for Ebola, both in the West African countries hit by the disease and the U.S.

islamic

Chicago-area man charged in attempt to join Islamic State

A Chicago-area man faces charges of attempting to support a foreign terrorist organization.

samsung

Charity report ranks states, cities on generosity

Generous cities include New York, Memphis, and Nashville, but the most charitable state might surprise you.

gay

Supreme Court dodges gay marriage

The high court's action means there will be no imminent national ruling on the issue, with litigation in states where gay marriage is still banned likely to continue.

HP

Hewlett-Packard to split into 2 companies, lay off 5K

The tech company will separate its computer and printer businesses from its faster-growing corporate hardware and services operations.

isis

Parents of American held by ISIS release photos, letter

The parents of a U.S. aid worker held hostage by militants released a letter he wrote from captivity in which he says he is scared to die.

dallas

American Ebola patient arrives in U.S.

The fifth American to contract Ebola arrived in the U.S. for treatment, as the first patient diagnosed on U.S. soil fought for his life at a Dallas hospital.

generalmotors

GM issues yet another recall

General Motors is recalling more than a half-million cars and SUVs.

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Making headlines this week

A look at the big stories that happened this week and the headlines you may have missed.

obama

As midterms loom, Obama shifts spotlight to economy

Polls show the economy is the issue U.S. voters care about most ahead of November midterm elections.

chase

JPMorgan Chase hack exposed data of 83M customers

The personal information of customers and businesses was compromised in one of the biggest data breaches in history.

duncan

Those close to Dallas Ebola patient quarantined

Health officials have widened their search for others who had direct or indirect contact with the first person diagnosed with the virus in the U.S.

ebola

American camerman for NBC diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia

An American working for NBC News in Liberia has tested positive, making him the fifth U.S. citizen to have contracted the virus.

texas

Scores possibly exposed to U.S. Ebola patient; 4 isolated

Up to 100 people may have had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly virus in the U.S.

isis

U.N.: Islamic State committing ‘staggering’ crimes

Insurgents in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women as sex slaves, and used child soldiers, a new report says.

obamacare

U.S. delays plans to replace Healthcare.gov site

The U.S. government has shelved plans to move the HealthCare.gov insurance website to a new host.

peterson

Poll: Most Americans say spanking is ‘OK’

Nearly seven in 10 Americans believe spanking a child is an acceptable for of discipline at home.

obama

Obama seeks to restore trust with Latinos

President Barack Obama is expected to assure Hispanic-American lawmakers on Thursday that he is on their side and help is on the way.

The White House seen from outside the north lawn fence in Washington

U.S. Secret Service directior resigns

Julia Pierson has resigned amid security lapses at the White House.

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Judge Rejects Ebola Quarantine for Nurse

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FORT KENT, Maine (AP) _ A Maine judge has rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.

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Big Boost in Large Donors in Maine Governor’s Race

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A Maine group seeking to boost public funding for campaigns says that contributions from large donors in this year's governor's race have skyrocketed since 2010.

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Handcuffed Man who Escaped from Cruiser Caught

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Police say they have captured a man who jumped out of a state police cruiser and escaped into the woods after his arrest in Chelsea earlier this week.

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Portland, Gloucester Tie as New England Fish Ports

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A federal report says Portland, Maine and Gloucester, Massachusetts, are now tied for second place in New England in volume of commercial fish landed.

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Canadian Company to Buy Rumford, Maine Paper Mill

GENERIC PAPER MILL LARGE

A Canadian company is entering into an agreement to buy the Rumford Paper Co. mill.

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